Series: Valiant Tales. Read them in order here.
Characters: Tenth Doctor, The Master (Simm), 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: The sandbox belongs to RTD and the BBC. I'm just playing here, in the corner, making little sand-TARDISs..
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.