Series: Valiant Tales. Read them in order here.
Characters: The Master (Simm), Jack Harkness, other characters
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: I am not the BBC. I am not making money from this. (I am, however, having a great deal of fun.)
A/N: Thanks to wendymr for being so agreeable about doing a late-night Brit-pick.
I'm a steam boiler engineer. The arsehole guards call me 'the plumber'. They can't 'discipline' the techs, but they've got ways to make life miserable for a bloke who works all over the ship. Complaining would just make it worse.
The idiots joke about dripping taps. Steam makes them think of kettles, but at 50 PSI steam becomes a different beast. Today, Jack Harkness broke a pipe and aimed it at a guard. The bastard's alive -- pity, that -- covered with second-degree burns.
I could have warned him: anything under pressure is always more dangerous when it gets loose.