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(U.N.I.T. double-feature!)

Story: Lessons
Author: stunt_muppet
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 5,333
Author's Summary: In a past that might have happened, Liz and Jo learn from each other. Written for amaresu in the 2009 DW Femslash Ficathon, with the prompt "Nothing ever changes, not even when it does."
Characters/Pairings: Liz/Jo, the Brigadier
Warnings: none

Recced because: What makes a really satisfying AU is when, however far things have been shifted to the left or the right, we can still recognize the characters as possible versions of the ones we already love. Lessons only sidles a little bit to the side of canon, but it delivers all the charm of the U.N.I.T. years: spot-on characterizations, especially of Liz and the Brigadier, and the mundane humans finding adventure on Earth, taking on the world as it comes to them and saving the day.

Only super-concentrated, because this way we get Liz, Jo, and the Brig all at the same time.

Lessons has a pretty simple premise: In a universe where the third Doctor never became U.N.I.T.'s scientific advisor, Dr. Liz Shaw—conscripted before Three ever appeared on the scene—must simply do the job herself. Or would do the job by herself, if the Brigadier didn't insist on saddling her with an assistant… and so Liz and Jo end up learning from each other in much the same way that Three and Jo did. Stunt Muppet takes the opportunity to capitalize on the differences between Liz and the Doctor as well as the parallels, however, especially Liz's history as a teacher and the sense of camaraderie that develops between two women isolated in a world worlds away from what has been normal for them.

Oh, and there's light bondage.

Excerpt )
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Story: Imbalanced Indiscretions
Author: Lurky McLurklurk
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 4727
Author's Summary: Liz calls in UNIT to investigate a new professor, who turns out to be an old friend of the Doctor's.
Characters/Pairings: Third Doctor, Jo Grant, Liz Shaw, The Brigadier
Warnings: BDSM, Explicit Sex, Noncon.

Recced because: This story is completely hilarious. And yes, I realize how strange it sounds to say that a technically non-con story is hilarious, but it's true! The whole thing is a riot, it's got Liz/Jo whose very existence makes the entire world a better place to live in, and it's got the Third Doctor all tied up. I don't want to spoil the story, so I absolutely refuse to tell you who the "old friend" is, you'll just have to read it and find out for yourself. Oh, and the ending? Brilliant.

a small, non-spoilery taste... )


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