Title: The Patient
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 3884
Author's Summary:An old man with white hair claims he's a time traveller called the Doctor and that Earth is being invaded by alien lizards. Naturally, they lock him up in a psychiatric hospital. Then his granddaughter appears. She quite approves of his incarceration and advises he should never be released.
Characters/Pairings: Other character(s). (recc-er says: Variations on a theme)
Recc'ed Because: Because it's the origin story of the origin story? Well, the world may never know for sure. What it does have is a bright storytelling style, a very cheeky sense of humor with a lot of nods and winks to the origins of the Unearthly Child, and a few twists for fun.
He had another surprise when he saw her. She was blonde, mid-twenties, smartly dressed and very attractive. He was ginger, mid-fifties, portly and his face lacked that symmetry so essential to good looks. But, though an expert on the mind, he had no insight into the fact that he was eye-catching for the wrong reasons, and automatically began to flirt.
“May I take your coat?” he asked, with unctuous charm.
“Thank you,” she replied, smiling. “It’s very hot in here.”
“Yes, you’ll need to feel the benefit of this when you go out. Isn’t the snow dreadful? Still, one of my patients assures me she arranged it specially to welcome in 1963. If that’s the case, I told her, I’d have rather have stayed in 1962!” He guffawed a little too effusively and added, “Won’t you take a seat, Miss...?”
“Fordham. Suzanne Fordham.”