Author: Liz Rambler
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 4265
Author's Summary: The Eleventh Doctor is on his farewell tour and decides to take care of a few loose ends while he's at it. First on his list: Check on Peri.
Characters/Pairings: Eleventh Doctor, Peri Brown, King Yrcanos
Recc'ed Because: If you know me, you know I have a soft spot for Peri. I met her mostly through the Big Finish audio adventures with both Five and Six, and when I finally got around to watching Mindwarp I was... well, less than impressed on the send-off she got on the show. This story takes the improbable "happy ending" that Peri got and treats it exactly as it should be treated... as a rescue mission. Not only that, it's Eleven's rescue mission, and I also have a huge soft spot for Eleven. This story is a snappy, quick-talking adventure, equal parts forthright and funny, with just enough of a hint of real danger and more complex emotions underlying everything to keep it away from pure farce or crackfic. The dialogue and character voices are fantastic and lucky for us Eleven and Peri fans, it seems it may be the beginning of a series. So I say, go read it and encourage this lovely new Teaspoon author :)
Peri’s memories of Thoris Beta were wildly contradictory and after being strapped to an operating table, they just stopped. Then she was here and supposedly she had agreed to marry the very loud, very violent king of the Warlords. Not that he was all bad, he could be downright charming when he wasn’t stomping and shouting for blood. Still, what Peri wanted most was to see the Doctor...even if he was still wearing that atrocious coat of many colors and even if he had betrayed her..oh, even those memories were frustratingly vague! What had happened? Where was he now?
“My lady looks sad,” said Gwen the seamstress. “A wedding is a happy occasion! There will be fighting to the death afterward, in your honor.”
“That’s nice,” Peri told her with a weak smile. That was another problem here: they were always, always killing one another. They were practically human lemmings. “I was just sort of hoping for cake."