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Fic: The Sergeant's Tale (Valiant Tales)

Title: The Sergeant's Tale
Series: Valiant Tales.  Read them in order here.
Rating: PG
Characters:
The Master (Simm), other characters
Genre: drabble
Words: 100
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.
Disclaimer: The sandbox belongs to RTD and the BBC. I'm just playing here, in the corner, making little sand-TARDISs.



Top priority?  My men's safety.  Too many techs with uncertain loyalties.  Too many civilians trapped here since The Day. 

I worry about a hothead with a spanner, about a cook grabbing a cleaver if someone touches his girl, about a raw recruit hesitating 'cos the enemy looks like Uncle Harry.

So... special drills.  "Morning Execution" always has extra prisoners.  I offer a knife and a promise: draw blood from an unarmed guard, walk off this ship alive and free.  Nothing cures cockiness like getting sliced by a fat-arsed accountant.

Always keep my promise.  Emergency Airlock 17 is just next door.
 

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hab318princess
Apr. 27th, 2009 04:58 pm (UTC)
wow, took me a moment to get it, but that last line... ouch came to mind

loved it
lindenharp
Apr. 27th, 2009 05:52 pm (UTC)
Thank you. "Ouch" is a very good word. I can think of others... ;-)
garpu
Apr. 27th, 2009 05:22 pm (UTC)
I love how you weave characters into other people's stories. I can't decide if I should feel sorry for the Sergeant or loathe the guy.
lindenharp
Apr. 27th, 2009 06:11 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I wouldn't waste too much sympathy on the Sergeant. He knows what he's doing and who he's serving.
maypanic
Apr. 28th, 2009 02:42 pm (UTC)
Wow. Had to read this one twice to grasp the whole thing, but it packs a punch and a half. Gave me chills, that did.
lindenharp
Apr. 28th, 2009 03:24 pm (UTC)
Gave me chills, that did.

*Beams* Then my work here is done.

Thanks for the comment!
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