A/N I know, I am ignoring the 'downtime' (or whatever it is called) But I don't recall the Brig ever mentioning Kate in the third doctor's era (still halfway through Tom Baker!) and I can't exactly watch the 2nd Doc ones because they are missing. So I am ignoring it all. And making the Kate seen in The power of three a bit younger if I am honest!
I don't think there are nearly enough Liz/Brig out there. And wouldn't it be awesome, if the Doctor ended up in a parallel universe, or something, to find Brig, Liz and their little girl Kate :p.
Disclaimer: Don't own Doctor Who :/
Sergeant Benton's eyes nearly bulged out of his head when he saw his old collegue approaching him, her red hair twisted up into a bun and mirth in her eyes.
"Miss Shaw," he managed to saw without squeaking, not sure if he would be able to tear his eyes away from the rather obvious difference in her since she left unit four months ago.
Well that explained a lot!
"Hello Benton," she chuckled, obviously finding his unease at the situation hilarious. Which was just Liz all over. "See the Brig around anywhere?"
"Um…" Benton swallowed, trying desperately to remember who she was talking about and where he could possibly be. "He's…"
"Sergeant," Liz said gently, smiling and ducking her head down a bit. "I know it's a bit of a shock, but I think you might be able to think a bit clearer if you look at my face…good lad. Now, where is Lethbridge-Stewart lurking?"
"His office Ma'am," he said.
He watched as Liz walked away, his mouth open, soon joined by Captain Yates. They watched as Liz knocked on their superior officers door and then just walk in.
"I've got to go tell the Doctor and Miss Grant!" Benton muttered, before scurrying off towards their lab.
"Liz is pregnant!" Benton announced breathlessly as he fell into the lab. "As in, huge belly, maternity clothing. Pregnant! Where's the Doctor? I have to tell him!"
"Calm down Benton," Jo laughed, standing upright "Why are you so excited about this?"
"Liz, as in Dr Liz Shaw," Benton clarified, waiting for Jo's understanding. When she didn't give any hint of recognising the significance of this statement, he continued "left UNIT four months ago before you arrived Liz Shaw?"
"How pregnant?" Jo asked, grinning. She had never seen Mike and Benton so obviously wrongfooted before and was rather enjoying it. Benton waved his hand about 10 inches from his front and shrugged. "About five months maybe?"
"Who's about five months?" The Doctor queried, exiting the TARDIS and dusting off the object in his hand. "Benton? I thought we already knew that."
"No, not Benton Doctor," Jo shook her head affectionately "Liz Shaw is five months pregnant."
"You do love causing a stir don't you?" Brigadier Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart smirked across to the redhead as she sank down into the chair opposite him.
"Well, it's been a while since you all had me around," Liz shrugged "Might as well make an entrance!"
"And set the gossipers going?"
"He'll be here as soon as he hears," Liz chuckled "And I think I shocked Benton enough to go and tell him!"
"Yes, well," He looked at her sternly "Should you be gallivanting around on a military base?"
"I'm pregnant, not incapable," Liz pointed out with an exasperated sigh. "I think I should be safe so long as the aliens know not to attack."
"If they know what's good for them they won't,"
"Actually," Liz laughed "I think today would be the perfect time to have a shot at taking over the Earth! I've sent you all into a tailspin I think."
"Why are you here?"
"And a hello to you too my dear," Liz sighed, rolling her eyes.
The Brigadier stood up and moved around the desk to the chair, ignoring the look that Liz gave him before settling on the desk. He leant forward to press a hand to her bulging stomach.
"That's not what I meant Liz," he said softly.
"I know Alistair," Liz replied, covering his hand with her own. "He kicked today. I wanted to tell you in person."
Alistair just smiled and they spent a few seconds like that.
"What are you working on?" Liz asked, getting bored of their current arrangement and standing up to peer round him to see what was on his desk. "Anything interesting?"
"Something you might enjoy actually," Alistair said with a smirk, lifting a wad of paper and depositing it in Liz's hands. "Came through this morning."
"It's your divorce," Liz said in surprise, looking up at him. Her face split into a small smile. "I must have excellent timing!"
"Yes, rather," he took the papers from her and wrapped his arms around her waist "I think you do."
A knock on the door interrupted what Liz thought would probably have ended up being the most perfect moment of her entire life. The Brigadier let go of her, just as the Doctor burst through the door, eyes instantly zoning in on her enlarged stomach.
"Well," he said, adjusting his lacy cuffs as he looked up to Liz and the Brigadier. "I believe congratulations are in order you two."
Behind him, Liz heard Benton stifle an 'I told you so!". She rolled her eyes affectionately.
"Always the flair for the dramatics doctor!" she teased.
A/N reading this through, it doesn't necessarily have to be Kate. Except, I am doing another chapter.