neveralarch (neveralarch) wrote in calufrax,

rec: the only renegade time lords not to be president this time war

Hi! Here's the first of my recommendations this week - I hope you all enjoy.

Story: The Only Renegade Time Lords Not To Be President This Time War
Author: aralias
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 6,508
Author's Summary: In which Braxiatel and Romana are not president (though not for lack of trying). Meanwhile, various other unsuitable people are.
Characters/Pairings: Iris Wildthyme, Irving Braxiatel, Leela, Narvin, Romana, The Doctor (8th), The Master (Other), The Rani, (also, Drax, Salyavin, Darkel, and K-9)
Warnings: None.

Recced because: Last time I recced, I did a theme set of BFA fics. I'm not going to try for that this time, but I figured I'd start with an awesome story about a set of somewhat obscure characters. This is the story of who was president of the Time Lords during the Time War (practically everyone), and I think it's funny even if you're not a bit obsessed with BFAs in general and the Gallifrey series in particular. But if you are, you'll find a lot of nods to the canon which make the fic amazing.

Excerpt: The Doctor’s sudden and largely unexpected resignation a fortnight after his inauguration left a hole at the top of Gallifrey’s political hierarchy. Rather than resigning in the official manner, the Doctor chose simply to “skip town”. He had, as he had promised, left a list detailing the next steps that should be taken by Gallifrey if it wanted the war to end a.s.a.p. At the bottom of the list there was a note in red pen that read, “I, the Doctor, president of Gallifrey and all her dominions, nominate Romanadvoratralunda as my successor. I write this entirely of my own free will, entirely because she is the best candidate for the position and not because she’s standing over me with a staser forcing me to write this. That is merely a coincidence.”
Tags: author: aralias, character: braxiatel, character: drax, character: iris wildthyme, character: master (other), character: narvin, character: the rani, companion: k-9, companion: leela, companion: romana ii, doctor: 8, rating: all ages, reccer: neveralarch, type: gen

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