Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 36,184
Author's Summary: The Chalet School has three new pupils. Sarah Jane is ambivalent; Ace has been coerced by the Doctor, and Jo is just thrilled to be at boarding school at last. Meanwhile, Barbara Wright joins the school as a mistress. Mysterious weather and strange doings make this a term to remember.
Characters/Pairings: Ace McShane, Barbara Wright, Jack Harkness, Jo Grant, Sarah Jane Smith, Third Doctor, Tenth Doctor
Recced because: This is a crossover with Chalet School. If you've read those books you'll get the cliches replicated in this, and see how close it is to one of the books. If you've never heard of the Chalet School this'll still make sense because hhertzof explains everything you need to know in the story. You'd think, looking at the list of characters in this story that it would be tricky to get them all to the same boarding school in Switzerland, but hhertzof comes up with good reasons, and any lingering doubts are satisfied by the end of the story. The Doctor Who plot in it meshes well with the Chalet School plot, both of which are typical for the fandom.
Basically, it's a great adventure with a few of the companions and the Doctor being his normal self (both of them).
"I was called to India because of a family emergency. Ian offered to accompany me and there were several times I was very happy to have a man to manage things. We became very close. But somehow the notification to the school went awry so that when we returned we no longer had our positions. We won't marry until we've got a bit of a nest egg put by. Until then, I'm all yours." She and Ian had worked out this story together and Barbara chafed slightly at the implication that she was so helpless that she needed a man for such things, but they had decided that given the time and the culture it would be more plausible than them both having simultaneous emergencies.
She flashed her ring under Joey's nose to distract her from any gaps in her story. It worked like a charm and for the next few minutes, the chatter was all about Ian and their plans for the future.
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