Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1540
Author's Summary: "This is the place? Oh, that afternoon we spent, just flying kites." (Inspired by the Big Finish audio, "The 100 Days of the Doctor.")
Characters/Pairings: Sixth Doctor, Evelyn Smythe
Recced because: Evelyn and the Sixth Doctor are one of my all-time favorite TARDIS pairings. I think they are absolutely perfect together. And this story is them in every possible way. The language, the banter, the underlying love...it's all them. Not to mention the fact that this piece contains one of the most magnificent metaphors in all of fandom.
"We were talking about learning experiences. I asked what taught you the most in life, and with no hesitation you said, 'regeneration.' I asked you what that was, and suddenly we're talking about kites and Chinese generals--"
"Evelyn, for heaven's sake, it's a metaphor!" the Doctor blusters. At his sudden movement, the kite leaps a degree nearer the sun in the sky, the colours washing out behind the glare, the shape wavering. Evelyn just laughs.
"I figured that part out, Doctor, but if I couldn't call you on meandering metaphors from time to time, we'd hardly ever have a meaningful conversation."