Rating: All ages
Word Count: 1067
Author's Summary: “Oh, go on, blame me, just because I don’t give you out a guidebook and a packed lunch every time I park the TARDIS…”
Characters/Pairings: Ninth Doctor, Mickey Smith, Jack Harkness, Rose Tyler
Recced because: So there were these three time travellers locked in a cell, right… It’s very funny. Doyle sets up a slightly AU S1 TARDIS team, in which Mickey joins after Boom Town and then follows up with a trip where the Doctor, Mickey and Jack all speedily get arrested for different reasons by a very distinctive (and terribly nice) set of aliens.
It’s hard to say more without spoiling the fun, but it’s by an author who does these things brilliantly and it’s Nine, Mickey and Jack in a cell. I’ll just add a taster and leave you all to it:
“Here we are,” [the guard] said, pressing his hoof against a pad on the floor. “I’ll be along with some food once you’ve settled in — oh, and we’ve put you in with our other two guests. They’re both new too so you’ll all be lovely company for each other. Of course, the place is empty so there’s plenty of space if you want your own cell, but I read once,” he said, a little whinny of distress coming into his voice at the thought, “that humans die of loneliness if you keep them on their own.”
“You could be thinking of gerbils there,” the Doctor said. “Easy mistake to make, I get them mixed up all the time. And I feel a bit of pre-cog coming on; these two new prisoners wouldn’t be called Jack Harkness and Mickey Smith, would they?”