Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 3017
Author's Summary: The Doctor is stranded on a desolate planet and must rely on the help of his old nemeses. The Doctor isn't pleased with himself and this little paradox he created, but the Master is just enjoying the view (of this new Doctor that is). Five/Master is inferred. Okay, so the Master is just rather sketchy and in a flirtacious mood.
Characters/Pairings: The Doctor (8th), The Master (Ainley)
Recced because: I love stories which throw together Doctors and Masters from differing timelines, and these two are a fun combination. Ainley!Master struggles to maintain his cool exterior despite his immediate infatuation with the startlingly pretty, endearingly exuberant Eight. Though quietly humourous in tone, the story also deals beautifully with the past and future bitterness and tragedy of these best of enemies.
Approaching the boulder, he finally received a response. "I'm not here! You don't see me! I do not exist! Therefore there is no reason for you to speak to me!" Coming round the huge rock the Master found a man in a green coat with curly hair that fell to his shoulders sitting on the ground, his back turned towards him. The man held up a hand. "Not here! Go away!"