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FIC: The Accountant's Tale (Valiant Tales)

Title: The Accountant's Tale
Series: Valiant Tales.  Read them in order here.
Rating: G
Characters:
Tenth Doctor, 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.
Disclaimer: The sandbox belongs to RTD and the BBC. I'm just playing here, in the corner, making little sand-TARDISs.
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I was an accountant in the USAF Quartermaster Corps until the new regime drafted me.  When the rocket factories need steel, I decide which mills must overproduce; which workers are transferred across the world. 

My ancestors were Crow Indians: nomadic warriors.  Their wartime triumph was counting coup: touching an armed foe with a stick, leaving him alive but humiliated.

I manage small deceptions.  Redirected shipments of rice.  Disappearing truckloads of blankets.  Guards’ medicine going to an orphanage.  If discovered, I’ll be guest star on “Morning Execution”.  Until then, I’ll honor my ancestors, counting coup on the Enemy of the World.



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garpu
Sep. 24th, 2008 02:14 pm (UTC)
Nice!
lindenharp
Sep. 24th, 2008 04:53 pm (UTC)
Thanks!

The Accountant is from Seattle, which apparently has a good-sized population of urban Crow. Had to trim that out, though. The drabble is a harsh taskmistress.
garpu
Sep. 24th, 2008 08:40 pm (UTC)
Cool...they go by a different name?
lindenharp
Sep. 24th, 2008 08:55 pm (UTC)
Not that I know of. I was just using "urban" as an adjective, meaning a person of Crow ancestry who lives in a city.
garpu
Sep. 25th, 2008 02:07 pm (UTC)
Gotcha.
kaffyr
Sep. 24th, 2008 05:05 pm (UTC)
This is marvelous. Drabbles are, indeed, harsh mistresses, but they reward one well.
lindenharp
Sep. 24th, 2008 05:43 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
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