Author: Apple Cameron
Rating: All ages
Word Count: Drabble
Author's Summary: A Chaucer excerpt you probably missed in school. (DW100)
Characters/Pairings: The Doctor, A Companion
Warnings: None. (Although it is written in Middle English.)
Recced because: I have only seven recs to make – not even one per Doctor, these days. Am I really going to ‘waste’ one on a drabble, a mere 100 words? The answer is, yes: drabbles can be as complete and perfect as any other type of story when they’re done well, and this one is.
It's filed in the Eighth Doctor section on the 'Spoon – but the true beauty of it is that it could be any Doctor, and any companion joining the pilgrimage, and it's left to the reader to decide.
So, why? It’s a crossover with Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales; it gets at the heart of the role of the Doctor and his companion(s) perfectly in very few words; there’s the proper authorly edge of amusement we find in the Tales, the Doctor namedrops; and it’s believably written in Middle English.