Prospero's Daughter (newmoonstar) wrote in calufrax,
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Rec: We Found Jesus in a Junkyard

Hi! I'm newmoonstar (Meadowlark on Teaspoon) and I'll be your reccer for the next two weeks! Most of these recs will be on the shorter, more lighthearted end of the spectrum, since we could all use some relief from the stresses of the holidays. :)

Story: We Found Jesus In a Junkyard
Author: Lissy Strata
Rating: all ages
Word count: 1282
Characters/pairings: Ian Chesterton, Barbara Wright
Author's summary: How did Ian and Barbara explain their disappearance anyway?

Recced because: This is possibly the funniest fic I've ever read. I laughed so hard through the whole thing! Ian & Barbara explaining away two years of absence is the missing scene we all wish we could see, and I think this is my favorite, because it's completely absurd, yet still oddly plausible. Anyone who's ever had dealings with actual evangelical types will recognize the dialogue as utterly spot-on, and the deadpan delivery is just hilarious. Ian & Babs were characters who could use their wits to get out of any sticky situation, and I could totally see this happening. The bonus cameo appearance of another favorite character at the end is the cherry on top of a delicious treat. Go forth and read, but don't do it in a library, your laughter will disturb the other patrons. ;D

The inspector wasn't convinced. "Pardon me, but how the hell do you go from following students home to being bloody missionaries?!"

"Oh, it's simple," said Barbara. "...you tell him."

"Me? Why... oh, fine. Well... we found Susan in the junkyard, then we met her grandfather... and, ah...he brought us to Christ."

"I thought he was a doctor?"

"His doctorate's in theology," Barbara added.
Tags: author: lissy strata, companion: barbara, companion: ian, rating: all ages, reccer: newmoonstar, type: gen
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