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Doctor Who drabble: Paying the Piper

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Title: Paying the Piper
Author:lindenharp
Pairing: Second Doctor & Jamie MacCrimmon
Rating: All ages
Spoilers/warnings: none
Words: 100
Summary: There's an emergency -- and this time it's Jamie's special skills that are needed to save the day.

"Weel, Doctor, where are we?"

"On Earth again, Jamie. Chicago, Illinois, 25 January, 1983."

A man interrupts. "I couldn't help but notice the kilt... and the accent. By chance do you play the pipes?"

"Aye."

"My friend was going to pipe the haggis in at the Burns supper tonight, but he's sick. If you're available, we'd be very grateful. And of course both of you are welcome to eat and drink with us."


"Doctor, I was glad to help those good folk, and that was a very fine supper, indeed... but who's this Burns fellow they were going on about?"

THE END


Notes: I wanted to write a drabble for Burns Night. Naturally, I thought of Jamie, the most intensely Scottish character ever to appear on Doctor Who. Except... the Doctor picked Jamie up at the Battle of Culloden in 1746. Robert Burns was born in 1759. For information about the traditional Burns supper, click here

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kerkevik_2014
Jan. 26th, 2014 03:03 am (UTC)
Now does this one take me back to when I was a wean, or what?

:-)

It also reminds that being English in Scotland during Burns season, one is well-advised to keep quiet about one's opinions re: who the best poets from this land are.

Nice one,
Ray.
lindenharp
Jan. 26th, 2014 04:35 am (UTC)
Being an American with no British ancestry, I have no dog in this fight. I have a few online friends who are descended from/married to Scots, so I was aware of the date.

Thanks for reading and commenting!
hab318princess
Jan. 26th, 2014 05:00 pm (UTC)
I really liked that
lindenharp
Jan. 27th, 2014 03:07 am (UTC)
Thanks very much!
madmogs
Jan. 28th, 2014 08:46 pm (UTC)
Eee! Delightful!
lindenharp
Jan. 30th, 2014 03:22 am (UTC)
Thanks! Glad you liked it!
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