Rating: All ages
Word Count: 1036
Author's Summary: The base sleeps, but Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart can't. He can appreciate friendship, however.
Characters/Pairings: Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, Liz Shaw, Third Doctor
Recc'ed Because: This is such a lovely little story about friendship, focusing on the Brigadier.
“I … my dear fellow, Miss Shaw – I ….” Alistair couldn’t say anything further. He ruthlessly swallowed the lump in his throat, and tried again. “Thank you both. I could use a bit of company right about now.”
“You also look like you could use a hot bath and about 12 hours solid sleep,” Miss Shaw said, with the brutal honesty Alistair had come to expect of her. “But let’s start with the Armagnac, shall we?” Her smile was as warm and wide as the Doctor’s, and Alistair was absurdly grateful that they had chosen to stay around this late on his behalf.