March 6th, 2012

rec: Follow Through by Macadamanaity

Hello calufrax! I'm ms_prue, your reccer for this week. I'm newish to the mysteries of the Teaspoon, but I hope you'll enjoy the little line-up I've got for you.

Let's kick off the week with a very fine crossover...

Story: Follow Through
Author: Macadamanaity
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 3117
Author's Summary: "A head nurse of a certain M*A*S*H unit saves the day with help from a visiting doctor."
Characters/Pairings: The Tenth Doctor, Major Margaret Houlihan and others.
Warnings: None

Recced because: I have a weakness healthy appreciation for well-drawn crossovers and women in authority. This story feels true to both M*A*S*H and DW, which is no mean feat. As you might expect, the Major and the Doctor aren't going to get on like a house on fire, but there's a crisis on and Margaret's not going to let a little thing like an impossible alien ferrying her though time and space stand between her and the solution to her problems.

Excerpt:

“Identify yourself!” she barked. He slowly reached for a pocket in the left breast of his pinstriped suit jacket, which, she noted carefully, was too fitted to contain a projectile weapon, though it could probably hide the shape of a knife. He pulled out a small leather folder and handed it to Radar to hand to her, staying otherwise very still.

She opened it with one hand, keeping one eye on him.

“Doctor John Smith,” she read his ID aloud. “Scientific Advisor to the United Nations Intelligence Taskforce.” He nodded encouragingly.

“That’s right! And who might you be?” His British accent belied the international nature of his associations but,

“There’s no such thing as the United Nations Intelligence Taskforce.” She tightened her grip on the weapon.

“Too early, then?” he asked, nonsensically. “Pity. That one tends to be helpful when you military types are involved.”