Author: Lurky McLurklurk
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 4557
Author's Summary: The singleheart Doctor gets more than he bargained for when he gets a job.
Characters/Pairings: Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart, Rose Tyler, Sarah Jane Smith, Eight, Ten (human version)
Recced because: I love alternate universes. I especially love complex and well thought out alternative universes. I especially especially love complex and well thought out alternate universes that give me SO MANY FEELINGS about their characters, even more feelings than I already had. And oh, does this fic deliver. I most of all love the take on Sarah Jane and the Brigadier, and U.N.I.T.'s dark secret. It's threaded through with well-crafted angst, but the ending is the most heartwarming thing I've read in a long time.
"Well, if you're not going to work for Torchwood, then what are you going to do?"
"I definitely have to get a job?"
"I could work for UNIT. I've done that before. Not in this universe, perhaps, but they exist here. I saw a truck one time."
"And how are you going to contact them? They're a top secret organisation! They're not exactly going to be in the phone book ..."