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Title: The Second Engineer's Tale
Series: Valiant Tales.  Read them in order here.
Rating: PG
Characters:
The Master (Simm), other characters
Genre: drabble
Spoilers: Minor spoilers for The Sound of Drums and Last of the Time Lords.
Summary: A series of drabbles about the people who lived, worked, and suffered on the Valiant during the Year That Never Was. 100 words according to MS Word.
Disclaimer: The sandbox belongs to RTD and the BBC. I'm just playing here, in the corner, making little sand-TARDISs.

 

Always liked taking things apart to see how they worked: a lawnmower, electric kettle, Gran's cuckoo clock.  At school I liked maths and science best.  Everything has an answer; you just have to figure it out, find the right equations.  When UNIT assigned me to the Valiant, I was bloody thrilled.  Alien technology, like nothing I'd seen before, but there were equations to explain it.

I don't sleep much.  In my dreams I see Japan in flames, smell burning flesh.  God, I need to understand, need this to make some kind of sense.

What are the equations that explain Hell?

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maypanic
Mar. 27th, 2009 02:51 pm (UTC)
Yet another powerful story in a tiny package. It amazes me how you manage to keep coming up with these, and maintaining the high quality.
lindenharp
Mar. 27th, 2009 05:08 pm (UTC)
Thank you.
garpu
Mar. 27th, 2009 03:59 pm (UTC)
I'd imagine it would be difficult for a person like that to come to some terms with what happened...
lindenharp
Mar. 27th, 2009 05:11 pm (UTC)
Ah, but you know how he came to terms with it. You know his name, and what happened to him after the Year.

*smiles enigmatically*
garpu
Mar. 27th, 2009 05:12 pm (UTC)
Oh that guy? Cool. :) (Spacing on his name, the guy who thought the Doctor was an angel?)
lindenharp
Mar. 27th, 2009 05:27 pm (UTC)
Yup. Chris Turner.
garpu
Mar. 27th, 2009 05:28 pm (UTC)
I love little continuity thingies in people's fics. :)
lindenharp
Mar. 27th, 2009 07:15 pm (UTC)
I do, too. Madeleine L'Engle (best known for A Wrinkle in Time) did it many of her books.
garpu
Mar. 27th, 2009 07:28 pm (UTC)
I love the time quartet books. :)
the_summoning_d
Mar. 27th, 2009 06:13 pm (UTC)
Wow. Your drabbles makes me happy :)
lindenharp
Mar. 27th, 2009 07:00 pm (UTC)
Thank you! That's good... I think. ;-)
hab318princess
Mar. 27th, 2009 09:48 pm (UTC)
so glad you are still writing these, it was brilliant as usual!
lindenharp
Mar. 27th, 2009 11:05 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
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