lindenharp (lindenharp) wrote,

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Fic: The Captain's Tale

Title: The Captain's Tale

Series: Valiant Tales.  Read them in order here.

Rating: All ages

Characters: Tenth Doctor, 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: I am not the BBC.  I am not making money from this.  (I am, however, having a great deal of fun.)

A/N: This is the final story in the Valiant tales series.  I want to stop while I'm ahead.  And tonight the Captain (no, not Jack) walked into the Interview Room in the back of my head and told me he wanted to have the last word.  So here it is.   Thanks to canaana and wendymr for beta-reading.

This year was a bizarre dream.  My life in UNIT was already strange, commanding a vessel out of Star Wars.

Then Saxon conquered Earth.  My ship became the dictator's fortress, staffed by thugs and slaves.  It seemed... normal.  I obeyed orders until the Doctor broke the Master's spell.

Don't give a damn what happens to me.  I expect to be tried for collaboration.  But there are others —  military and civilian — who resisted.  They risked death to do what was right.

I'll testify: "Honour them.  I failed my duty to my ship, but in the darkest of times they were Valiant."

Tags: drabble, fic, master (simm), tenth doctor, valiant tales
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