November 12th, 2012

spooks - Harry/Ruth/Bench = ♥

rec: messing about on the computer-generated river by aralias

Hi, I'm lost_spook (vvj5 on Teaspoon) and I'm your reccer for this week. I'm very fond of pretty much all eras and flavours of our favourite show, so hopefully there'll be something for everyone along the way...

Story: Messing About on the Computer-Generated River
Author: aralias
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 2191
Author's Summary: Written for bardingtide's morepolitics prompt: The Eighth Doctor appears and spirits Romana away from an official event so they can go have a picnic.
Characters/Pairings: Romana II, Eighth Doctor, Irving Braxiatel
Warnings: None.

Recced because: It’s delightful. Romana ventures into the Matrix in search of advice and finds instead the Doctor with a picnic and a punt – and possibly some useful advice, after all. The author suggests some knowledge of the relevant Big Finish audios would be useful, but I think it makes a perfectly intelligible (and not really spoilery) scene/story all its own. It’s funny, light and charming with an undercurrent of sadness – and hope. I think the best I can do is an excerpt:

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