Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 3521
Author's Summary: The Brigadier and UNIT attempt to enjoy their annual summer picnic, except for an odd alien occurrence which isn't the Doctor's fault, of course.
Characters/Pairings: Third Doctor, Jo Grant, Benton, Yates
Recced because: It's really amusing (by which I mean funny, just not laugh out loud funny). And it's just typical of that era with the way the characters react to each other and the situation. An excerpt is going to show how good this is far better than I can explain it.
"What have you done to my bratwurst?" the Brigadier groused. He tucked his long spatula under his arm like a swagger-stick and looked at the Doctor accusingly.
"I've made a few improvements," the Doctor said. "See? The fat content is lowered, as is the sodium, and they're even vitamin enhanced. Much healthier."
"Health be blowed, man. It's a picnic!"
Benton, who had been standing nearby edged away as his C.O. began to bluster. The Brigadier's 'Kiss the Cook' apron made it difficult to keep a straight face as it was and he didn't want to get caught in a verbal cross-fire between these two.