Author: Empress of the Eclipse
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 4304
Author's Summary: When the Doctor goes out for a walk and comes back drunk, Adric has to put him to bed. Doctor/Adric slash.
Characters/Pairings: Fifth Doctor/Adric, Nyssa, Tegan
Recced because: While I very much expect almost all potential readers to skip right past this recommendation the second they see the pairing, this story is well written and deserves a mention. I'm not at all enthusiastic about the idea of Five/Adric, yet I liked what the author did here. Empress of the Eclipse wrote a good balance of humor and angst and a fine portrayal of Adric. The fic is Five/Adric, but it's also believable Five/Adric.
"Make sure you get us landed somewhere safe and then get him to bed," [Nyssa] whispered. "He isn’t safe like this."
Adric nodded, wishing she wouldn’t interrupt when he was doing his best to fly the TARDIS. In theory he’d done it several times before but he couldn’t help wondering if the Doctor was right and the switches did move around the console on their own. The controls never seemed to do quite the same things each time around.
"I always like pressing the big red button," the Doctor remarked.
"What does that do?" Adric asked. He couldn’t remember the Doctor pressing a big red button before.
"I’ve forgotten," the Doctor said after a moment’s pause. "I expect it does something good though!"
Adric scowled and muttered a stream of insults under his breath as he continued flicking the switches that he needed to give them a smooth landing. His original Doctor would never have been like this. He wouldn’t have gone out and got drunk. It just wouldn’t have happened.