Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 756
Author's Summary: "Sarah Jane inquires as to the nature of the Doctor's boot cupboard."
Characters/Pairings: Sarah Jane Smith, the Fourth Doctor
Recced because: I must admit I haven't seen the serial The Masque of Mandragora, where the subject of the Doctor's boot cupboard is first broached. Luckily it wasn't an issue, because not even complete lack of knowledge of the canon context could stop me snorting with laughter all the way through this story.
"Yes?" He went back to the telescope, but was listening at least halfway.
"While I was chained up in that dungeon, I was thinking about your boot cupboard."
"My boot cupboard?"
"While chained in a dungeon?" The Doctor turned his head to look at her.
"One often thinks of very strange things when awaiting one's death," Sarah said, with just a hint of sadness.
The Doctor went back to the telescope. "Don't be silly, Sarah. I wouldn't have let you die."
"It's not a matter of letting," Sarah replied tartly. "Anyhow, I suppose that's why I was thinking of the boot cupboard. I didn't really think I was going to die, and I needed to pass the time."