August 7th, 2010

spooks - Harry/Ruth/Bench = ♥

rec: when we were six

Story: When We Were Six
Author: aralias
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 2099
Author's Summary: The Doctor takes Peri on holiday to Devon, except it isn't Devon: it's Strathclyde.
Characters/Pairings: Sixth Doctor, Donna Noble, Peri Brown, Wilfred Mott
Warnings: None.

Recced because: Written for the 2009 Sixathon (the challenge being ‘all the companions’), the Doctor contemplates a red-headed six-year-old companion before we ever saw or heard of wee!Amelia - her name's Donna Noble. The interactions between the two (and Peri) are lovely, with the voices spot on, as are Wilfred’s proud grandfatherly reactions at the end. And debating the rights and wrongs of kidnapping a six-year-old, arguing about whether the Doctor might be a clown or a superhero, and Donna's reason for being in Strathclyde - it's brilliant, and funny, and clever. And there’s a bright pink hat. Possibly a planet of the hats, as well, but that’s for another day. What more could you want?