Story: The Wedding of Lethbridge-Stewart
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 3310
Author's Summary: For a man who lives out of order, pre-wedding jitters come post-vows, and the best way to beat them is to multiply them. Fortunately, however, the Doctor is a Time Lord with very good friends.
Characters/Pairings: Eleventh Doctor, Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart
Recced because: I love the Eleventh Doctor AND the Brigadier, and JaneTurenne manages to combine two of my favourite things! This story is really about the Doctor wanting to marry all of his companions, starting with the Brigadier! The dialogue is wordy and fun, and if it weren't for time and space, I could most wholeheartedly see this happening in an episode. Who doesn't want to see Nicholas Courtney give Matt Smith the eyebrow of disdain?
“You’ll have to give me a moment, Doctor,” says the Brigadier. “It’s been some time since I had to attempt to comprehend the workings of your brain. You decided it wasn’t fair not to marry me because I happen to be one of your friends?”
“One of my best friends, Brigadier,” the Doctor says, smiling, and suddenly looking much older than his own face.
The Brigadier sits quietly, and wonders how he can possibly consider that perfectly comprehensible logic. He tries for several moments to find a flaw in it, and finally gives up, and sighs. “You couldn’t at least have chosen a planet where the marriage ceremony didn’t involve kissing, Doctor?”
“They all end with a kiss.”