Rating: All ages
Word Count: 8360 words
Author's Summary: Donna asks a reasonable question and the Doctor bends the laws of Time and Space to answer it. Which obviously involves two Doctors, UNIT, the Master and a nasty mess in the space/time continuum.
Characters/Pairings: The Third Doctor, the Tenth Doctor, the Master (Delgado), Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, Donna Noble, Jo Grant, John Benton, Mike Yates
Warnings: None stated
Recced because: I love this story! The various interactions between the characters are hilarious and their voices spot on. I must confess to a special fondness for The Brig and Donna interacting with each other. I think they would have got along wonderfully if they ever had had a chance to meet. But there are several delightful scenes here, the Doctors bickering with each other, Jo realising that Ten is the Doctor and the Doctors joining forces to annoy the Master, for example.
Josephine Grant looked up as Sergeant Benton entered, followed by two unlikely looking strangers — a skinny young man wearing a pin-striped suit and trainers and a red-haired woman whose clothes were somehow not quite right.
“Hello,” she said cheerfully enough, since anything was better than sitting in here, babysitting one of the Doctor’s experiments.
He’d left it surrounded by notes saying things like: ‘Don’t Touch’ and ‘If It Turns Red, Turn Off Power Supply and Leave the Room’. When he came back, she would have to have words with him about that. She knew she wasn’t all that good at science, but even she wasn’t stupid enough to -
She stopped in guilty alarm as she knocked one carefully arranged test tube in her haste to stand and it tilted dangerously.
The stranger was there before her, catching it and fixing it back in place. “You don’t want to go doing that,” he said with a smile at her.
She smiled back, liking him instinctively. “Thank you.”
“Jo, this is Professor Smith-Wellington and Miss Noble,” Sergeant Benton informed her. “They say they’re here to see the Doctor.”