Title: Field Trip
Rating: All Audiences
Word count: 5,482
Author's summary: "Ian and Barbara encounter an unexpected danger on their school trip. Luckily, the Doctor is there to come to their rescue. In a manner of speaking."
Characters: Ian, Barbara, Peri, the 6th Doctor, a pack of brats and a couple of monsters with tentacles.
Recced because: It's funny as hell! Spot-on characterization as well. A well-written charmer from beginning to end.
“It could be him,” said Ian as they hesitated at the entrance. “It’s incredible, but you know how he is — was.”
She remained stubborn, merely giving a small shake of her head and then she put a hand to the TARDIS. “Ian, I don’t think I can. Not again -.”
“Well, either that, or we have to explain how we lost a dozen children on a field trip,” he said. “And while to lose one child might be counted a misfortune, to lose twelve -!”