Story: The Physics of Friendship (New London High #2)
Word Count: 6046
Author's Summary: New friends, old enemies, and a tough guy with a secret talent. Oh, and one diagrammed sentence.
Characters/Pairings: Amy Pond, Donna Noble, Jack Harkness, Jackie Tyler, Martha Jones, Other Character(s), River Song, Rory Williams, Rose Tyler, Sarah Jane Smith, The Doctor (10th), The Doctor (11th), The Doctor (8th), The Doctor (9th), The Master (Simm)
Recced because: This is the story that made me fall in love with the New London High series. It's one of the most innovative, captivating AUs I have ever had the pleasure of reading. The author seamlessly inserts the characters of Doctor Who into the setting of a teen drama, without losing any of the fantastic characterizations that makes them unique in the first place. It cleverly blends elements of canon, yet re-imagines the show as something entirely new, and entirely wonderful.
There's a blossoming 9/Rose love story, a super-shy and awkward Rory, a flirty teenaged Jack, and even a nod to Buffy the Vampire Slayer. And, because every high school drama needs its villains, there's Harry Saxon and his evil minions, the Dalecki brothers.
“Am I interrupting something?” A snickering voice asked from behind him. John yelped and jumped, turning to find Ian leaning in the bathroom doorway. His younger cousin was shorter than Sean, with green eyes and longish brown hair that flopped down in front of his right eye most of the time. He was already dressed for school, hair still damp from a shower. He had one of those faces that always looked to be on the verge of laughter, and now was no exception.
John scowled at him, still standing there with a glob of lotion on his hand. He could feel his cheeks starting to burn. “Not what you think.”
“Hey,” Ian said with a shrug. “Do what you gotta do, man. I’m not going to stop you.” He turned and headed back down the hallway, whistling to himself. Sean, naturally, chose that moment to emerge from his bedroom, still in his pyjamas and dressing gown. He studied John with a bleary look of half comprehension. His hair stood out from his head in every direction, his glasses slightly crooked on his face.
“Ah, don’t use that for that,” he moaned. “That’s expensive. Use the cheap stuff in the cabinet under the sink.”
Before you go off to read it, here's a quick lowdown on the Doctors at New London High. All of the Doctors are related to one another, and all of their names are variants on 'John Smith.'
Evan is Eight, John is Nine, Sean is Ten, and Ian is Eleven. These four, along with the majority of their companions, are high school students. The other Doctors are parents and uncles, and Sarah Jane is Evan and John's mother.
I hope you enjoy this story as much as I did, and, if you do, feel free to let the author know!