clocketpatch (clocketpatch) wrote in calufrax,

The Interview

Greetings all! I'm Clocketpatch, and after a bit of a tardy start I'm all set to be your resident reccer for the next couple of weeks. I've got a nice mixed bag of eras and styles so hopefully there will be something for everyone. If you see something you enjoy, please leave a comment on the fic itself to let the author know!

Story: The Interview
Author: Llywela
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2187
Author's Summary: Sarah asks Harry for a favour; a meandering bit of fluff with a sting in its tail.
Characters/Pairings: Harry Sullivan, Luke Smith, Rani Chandra, Sarah-Jane Smith
Warnings: None

Recced because:

Harry Sullivan was mentioned (briefly) in this week's episode of Doctor Who, and it's not the first time he's been reference either. For a companion who spent surprisingly little time actually onboard the TARDIS (just a season and a bit... and most of that time the TARDIS was MIA) he has a surprising fandom sticking power. He's old-fashioned, a bit bumbling, and utterly endearing. He is also quite a difficult character to nail down in fic without turning him into a caricature. This fic manages it with gusto.

Even though it is mostly dialogue (a stream of silly interview questions) it perfectly captures both Harry Sullivan and Sarah-Jane Smith and their strong, slightly-teasing friendship. I laughed out loud several times while reading, and came away feeling like I now know infinitely more about these characters and their lives than I did going in. There is some sorrow as well, but the fic doesn't dwell on it. This is a story about friendship and how it endures and enriches us.

And it is beautiful.

"Sarah, is there a point to all these questions?"

"I told you, I'm practicing. I know the questions are a bit random and silly, I got them out of a magazine to save time, but it's just a warm-up to get me back into the swing of things. Okay. What do you consider your greatest achievement?"

"My medical degree."

"What do you think about women's lib?"

"Now that really is a trick question. One wrong word and you'll brain me. Pass."

"Chicken. Oh, all right. What quality do you most admire in a person?"

"Er…hard to say. Integrity, perhaps."

"What do you hate more than anything?"

"My stepmother's sprouts."

"I'm serious, Harry."

"So am I!"
Tags: author: llywela, companion: harry, companion: sarah, rating: all ages, reccer: clocketpatch, sja: rani, type: gen

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