March 27th, 2010

ace is pretty when she smiles

REC: A School for Scandal?

Story: A School for Scandal?
Author: Azar
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 1439
Author's summary: "Don't you remember, he said we'd give the Time Lords a shake-up they really needed?" Ace/Martha/Donna--VERY AU crack!fic.
Characters/Pairings: Martha/Donna/Ace, Romana, OC
Warnings: None I can think of.

Recced because: About a year and a half ago, the most awesome ficathon ever conceived in this fandom took place. It was called the Cliche Swap-a-thon and what it basically entailed was taking the cliched plotlines from various pairings and challenging people to write fic for other pairings using those plotlines. Which meant that suddenly the internet had Ten/Martha stopwatch porn, the TARDIS shipping Seven/Ace, and fic in which the Doctor reassures the Master he was never second best. Much fun and lulz were had by all.

As you may have guessed, Azar's "A School For Scandal?" was one of the fics written. It takes the "group sex and academy hijinx" cliche so beloved of Doctor/Master/Rani shipfics and instead applies it to Martha, Donna, and Ace. Well, if any of the Doctor's companions were to end up attending the Prydonian Academy, it would probably be those three. The resulting fic is cracky and hilarious. I was giggling all the way through it. It probably helped that the one original character from the beginning of the fic--an Academy master--is the perfect portrait of Time Lordly stuffiness and his octosyllabic name sounds wonderfully silly said out loud.

Martha looked at her with a raised eyebrow. "So which of us is going to graduate and go all megalomaniacal, then?"

"I dunno." Ace shrugged with a twinkle in her eye. "It might be a lark, being evil."

Donna shrugged too. "I'm up for it." She smirked at Martha. "And you're already the doctor of us anyway, so it's only fair."