Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 12,035
Author's Summary: Some time after she moves to America, Maria Jackson gets wrapped up in mysterious temporal events and Sarah Jane's past.
Characters/Pairings: Alan Jackson, Maria Jackson, Sarah Jane Smith, The Doctor (4th)
Recced because: It's nice to see Maria in America and it's interesting and fun to see her with the Fourth Doctor. It's also a good plot and, since it's written for the girl saves boy ficathon, it's good to see Maria saving the world, with the Doctor helping.
American school buses aren't as cute and–I don't know, cartoony–as they seem on the telly. They really do look just like you think, bright yellow and unmistakable, and all the other drivers are supposed to be extra careful around them. They even have little stop signs on their sides to stop oncoming traffic. But on the inside, they're all hard brown seats and unbelievable racket. Every five minutes our bus driver would yell for the boys in the back to shut up, and every five minutes, like clockwork, they ignored her.