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FIC: The Ambassador's Tale (Valiant Tales)

Title: The Ambassador's Tale
Series: Valiant Tales.  Read them in order here.
Rating: G
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.
A/N:I keep telling these people that I'm busy.  I have a long WIP to finish.  But they insist on barging in and telling me their stories.

I once read that philosophy provides complicated answers to simple questions.

“Who am I?”  I was the French ambassador to the United States, senior member of the corps diplomatique.  Now I am personal chef to the master of Earth.

“Why me?”  Perhaps to humiliate me.  I lacked culinary training.  Since I wished to live, I learned quickly.  Giovanni, who cooks belowdecks, provided a book by Julia Child.  I owe my survival to a Sicilian and a Californian.

“Why am I here?”  The simple answer: President Winters invited me.  The philosophical answer: perhaps to learn the difference between humiliation and humility.



( 9 comments — Leave a comment )
Sep. 30th, 2008 11:49 pm (UTC)
OH wow...I really hope these characters pop up again...
Oct. 1st, 2008 12:46 am (UTC)
It's an interesting idea, but... where? and why? The only possibilities I can imagine are pure crack!fic.

The Doctor and Jack, having tossed Jimmy Stone into the La Brea tar pits, stop by a little cafe run by Giovanni, Carmela, and Monsieur le Ambassadeur, where they enjoy Coquilles St. Jacques Sautées Provençale. (In case you can't tell, I'm in a silly mood right now.)
Oct. 1st, 2008 05:22 pm (UTC)
That's OK. I was contemplating wedding crack!fic with some of my OC's.
Oct. 2nd, 2008 12:11 am (UTC)
I was contemplating wedding crack!fic with some of my OC's.

Maggie and Vardan? The wedding could be quite interesting. Just figuring out the ceremony and who officiates would be a challenge.

As for reusing these characters... they might insist on it. Who knows? Maybe the Valiant Alumni Club will team up with the Children of Time to defeat some dreadful menace.

Right now, I'm otherwise occupied. The interview room is dark and silent, and in a galaxy far, far away, Donna is giving the Doctor a talking-to.
Oct. 2nd, 2008 01:11 am (UTC)
*grin* yup. Needs some sort of catch, though. I already had her not confirmed, so Ada was interviewing potential patrons.

Hrm. A Children of Time/Valiant Alumni club could work well. :)
Oct. 4th, 2008 05:09 am (UTC)
Hrm. A Children of Time/Valiant Alumni club could work well. :)

Could be touchy. It would depend on who was included. Jack is the only member of both groups. Martha is likely to be very wary of anyone that she believes to have been a collaborator. Jack might or might not be more understanding. I doubt he'd agree to work with Doc Patel.

Still, it's worth thinking about. Later. Much later.
Oct. 4th, 2008 05:10 am (UTC)
Yeah...I think the unwilling collaborators would need to make some sort of reparation. You've got a bunch of really interesting characters, it would be fun to hear more from them.
Oct. 1st, 2008 08:11 am (UTC)
I know you have a big WIP, but we love these characters popping up and hearing their stories.
Oct. 2nd, 2008 12:16 am (UTC)
I like listening to them, too, but when they keep coming, one after another, it gets a bit overwhelming.
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