Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 928
Author's Summary: Once upon a time, there was a bowl of celery, and the littlest celery dreamed of being worn on some nice man's lapel and being taken on adventures...
Characters/Pairings: OC, Five, Five's companions (very background)
Recced because: I suspect this fic already has a bit of a following, but I hope there are people out there who haven't read it yet, and will get to as a result of this rec. Did you know Five's celery (his first celery, that is) had hopes and dreams of its own? Well, it did.
This is a thoroughly charming story written in a whimsical children's book tone. Like many great children's books, it's surprisingly moving, despite its silly premise. One could argue that 'The Littlest Celery' is a story about companions (who dream of adventure), or about the Doctor himself (the strange outsider), but it would be sort of a waste of time, because this is a perfect story as it is.
Excerpt: The man wearing the littlest celery took his three friends to a blue box. What was it for, wondered the littlest celery. Surely they couldn’t all fit inside it. But they did, for the box was bigger on the inside than it was on the outside.