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Rec - The Brigadier's Wedding by Aralias

Story: The Brigadier's Wedding
Author: Aralias
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 5166
Author's Summary: For a man profoundly against public displays of emotion, the Brigadier had certainly had a lot of weddings. The Doctor is invited to Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart's third wedding, but accidentally goes to all of them.
Characters/Pairings: Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, Clyde Langer, Jack Harkness, Jo Grant, Liz Shaw, Sarah Jane Smith, Sarah Jane Smith, Sarah Jane Smith, The Doctor (10th), Turlough
Warnings: None
Recced because: A good strong plot is always nice, but character is just as important. This story is a lovely example of character-driven comedy, with the Doctor attempting - not always successfully - to get his head around human marriage customs and be the perfect wedding guest.

For a man profoundly against public displays of emotion, the Brigadier had certainly had a lot of weddings. Not as many as the Doctor himself, of course, but those had mostly been accidents.

What is he, now? Eighty?" the Doctor said, staring at the wedding invitation in his hand. It was a thick gilded card, addressed in its centre to Sarah Jane Smith in calligraphy. Underneath that was a smaller note that appeared to have been printed on every invitation: If anyone runs into the Doctor, would you please let him know. The Doctor finished squinting at it, took off his glasses and gave the invitation back to its primary recipient. "Don't you think he's a bit old for this sort of thing?"

"No, I don't," Sarah said, "but even if I did it wouldn't matter, because it's not my wedding, and I don't stop other people's weddings."
Tags: author: aralias, character: brigadier lethbridge-stewart, companion: jack, companion: liz, companion: sarah, companion: turlough, doctor:10, rating: all ages, reccer: ffutures, sja: clyde, type: gen
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