Story: Friends In High Places
Word Count: 1753 words
Author's Summary: In which Torchwood completely fail to locate the Doctor while he's pretty much on their doorstep.
Characters/Pairings: The Third Doctor, Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, Liz Shaw, Jack Harkness, Donna Noble, the Tenth Doctor, The Master (Delgado), River Song, the TARDIS
Warnings: None stated
Recced because: The Doctor is thinking of getting a pet snake, the Brigadier fudge personal files and the Master takes a part time job at Torchwood. What is not to love? The fic consist of a couple of short scenes with various characters that are described spot on and why they want to find, or hide, the Doctor. I laughed out loud several times while reading it.
Well, Doctor 2 — Master 0. Plus the Doctor had almost actually died for real which was the last thing the Master wanted. He sat in Torchwood's secret underground lair and wondered how he could have missed the obvious flaws in his own plan. Miss Grant had been an unexpected problem, for one thing. He didn't like her. The Doctor did like her, which made the Master dislike her even more.
Worse, Torchwood had almost stumbled onto his scheme. That would have been awful, since they hated the Doctor (though not as much as the Master did, obviously) and would probably want to imprison him. That would be much less fun for the Master, not to mention exceedingly unpleasant for the Doctor (who he hated). He'd have to pay more attention to stopping them finding out that the Doctor was currently on Earth and working for the military