Jeeves and the Doctor / An Awkward Question
Two story fragments written in a fanfic workshop at last year's Nine Worlds SF convention. The first is Jeeves / Doctor Who, the second CSI / Terminator the Sarah Connor Chronicles. Both were stuck in a notepad file on my iPad, which is why it's taken a while to remember to post them.Jeeves and the Doctor
"Sir," said Reginald Jeeves, "there is a lady to see you."
"A lady?" said John Smith.
"A journalist, a Miss Sarah-Jane Smith."
"Apparently not, sir."
"I would describe her as attractive for her age."
"Oh... well, send her in, Jeeves. And I daresay some tea might be in order."
Jeeves left, and came back a few minutes later with an attractive woman in her fifties.
They shook hands, and he said "Take a seat, old thing. What's this about?"
"I wonder if you remember a woman named Martha Jones, a servant at this school before the war?"
"Jones? Jones? I can't say it rings a lot of bells." Jeeves came in with a tray and Doctor Smith turned to him and said "Does a Martha Jones ring any bells with you? Used to be a servant here?"
"Indeed, sir. She was the maid we had to dismiss after we caught her trying to steal your watch. The negress."
"Oh! Around the time those thugs broke into the church hall looking for some Doctor chappie?"
"Exactly. It was fortunate that Captain Harkness and his detachment happened to be on exercises in the area at the time, things might have gone very badly if they hadn't intervened."
"Jack Harkness?" Sarah-Jane asked sharply.
"We've had our differences. Tell me, professor, did you ever find out why she wanted your watch?"End
That was obviously heading in the direction of Jeeves as the Doctor's next companion and hilarity of some sort ensuing, but I have no idea how it was going to come out. I have a feeling that this may have given me the idea for The Problem Of Susan.An Awkward Question
"Ms. Connor, or whatever your name really is," said Gil Grissom, "I'm prepared to accept, for the sake of argument, that you believe you're being hunted by killer robots from the future. I can even accept that you believe that they want to kill John because he'll lead the resistance against them. What I can't accept, however, is that a group O mother has a group AB son. Where are John's real parents?"
Watching through the one-way glass, Greg Saunders saw Sarah Connor's facade start to crumble, a panicked look appear in her eyes.
"Does John know you kidnapped him?" asked Grissom. "What about your daughter? What's the story there? Why won't she let me take blood or saliva samples?"End
it's canon in TSCC that John Connor has AB- blood, Sarah O-; it is not possible for a group O mother to have an AB son, short of massively unlikely mutations which would leave obvious genetic traces. This was probably just a scriptwriting error, but has some interesting consequences if you take it literally. I think this was headed in the direction of Sarah having stolen him from a doorstep in Little Whingeing, Surrey, after the still-birth of the original John, and eventually a Harry Potter crossover.