Author: Doyle (doyle_sb4)
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 2612
Author's Summary: Boxing Day has considerably less alien invasions, but more DIY.
Characters/Pairings: Mickey Smith, Tenth Doctor, Rose Tyler, Jackie Tyler
Recced because: It's funny, it's moving, it's got brilliant dialogue and characterization with real depth. Set after "The Christmas Invasion," the story is told from Mickey's point of view as he sorts out his feelings about being the one left behind. Also, Mickey and the Doctor bond over upgrading household appliances. What's not to love?
Here's a snippet:
“Two sugars,” he said, carrying the mug out to the Doctor. “And biscuits. Don’t say I never do nothing for you.”
The Doctor drained half the tea in one go. “You’re being extra-specially nice to me,” he said. “Long may it continue. By the way, why does Jackie have a World’s Greatest Social Worker mug?”
“What, I can’t make you tea now? I’ve got to have some tea agenda?”
“Maybe it’s from Howard. I suppose it could have been meant euphemistically, but that seems a bit self-pitying.”
“It’s Christmas.” He stared down at his own Welcome to Guernsey mug, wondering if Jackie even knew where that was. “Even in World War I, they stopped fighting at Christmas. Went and played football with the Germans or whatever.”
The Doctor tapped the screwdriver thoughtfully against his chin. “Is it because I’ve suddenly become really good-looking?”
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