Marcus L. Rowland (ffutures) wrote in calufrax,
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Rec - Back to School by Pendragon

Story: Back to School
Author: Pendragon
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 7470
Author's Summary: Clyde and Rani end up at Coal Hill School on a foggy November day, and the course of history is unravelling around them.
Characters/Pairings: Barbara Wright, Ian Chesterton, Susan Foreman, Clyde Langer, Mr. Smith, Rani Chandra, Sarah Jane Smith
Warnings: None

Recced because: I like stories which mix characters from wildly different eras of the Doctor's story. This one plunges Clyde and Rani, from The Sarah Jane Adventures, into the very first Doctor Who story, with potentially catastrophic timey-wimey results.

They listened as the school bell rang around them, and they watched as dozens of school children raced inside, all wearing smart uniforms- though many of the girls’ skirts were clearly folded up to be shorter in length. The girls all had short bobbed hair cuts or hair piled high on their heads, and all the boys had smart hair parted to one side. Finally taking a chance to witness what was around them, they both gasped in shock, only just realising that they too looked different.

“Rani, your hair! It’s big!” Clyde said, pointing at her beehive hairdo. Rani touched her hair and let out a shriek, not quite believing it.

“You’re right, how did I manage that? And Clyde, your tie, it’s all neat. And what’s with the glasses?”

Clyde felt the glasses on his face and grimaced. “How did I not notice these?” he asked as he took the big black rimmed frames off and held them in front of him. “Talk about nutty professor.”

Rani took a moment to laugh but was soon confused as to why they’d randomly changed clothes as well as their location.
“Clyde, we’ve gone through one of the portals, we must have.”

“We went through a time portal and still ended up at school? How’s that for fun?”
Tags: author: pendragon, companion: barbara, companion: ian, companion: sarah, companion: susan, rating: all ages, reccer: ffutures, sja: clyde, sja: mr. smith, sja: rani, type: gen

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