Word Count: 7229
Characters: Sergeant Benton, Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, Third Doctor, UNIT
Author's Summary: Benton messes up, the Brigadier shouts, and it's all really a sign of their affection for each other. Not that they realise this, of course.
Warnings: Explicit Sex
Recced because: Because there is not enough UNIT love in the world. Because Benton is adorable and the Brigadier is adorable and the Brig can be awfully stern to Sergeant Puppyface, but you can just tell they're so very fond of each other, and this story is such a wonderful exploration of that fondness (and eventual hotness) as it develops over time.
"How's it coming with getting that weapon working, by the way?"
"Ah... we're almost there, sir. Just a few technical problems to sort out before we can load the ordinance onto it."
His discomfort was written all over his face as he avoided the Brigadier's gaze, who exchanged glances with the Doctor before asking pointedly, "A few technical problems, Sergeant? Such as?"
Reluctantly, Benton admitted, "We're having some difficulties assembling it, sir."
"Difficulties assembling it? Benton, it was only in three pieces when we got it!"