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Something Borrowed: 01/10/21
Something Borrowed by Richelle Mead is a Sixth Doctor novella from the 50th anniversary box set. The Doctor and Peri Brown are on a Vegas themed planet for a wedding. Pretty quickly after their arrival it becomes apparent that there's something off with the bride.
As they investigate they also learn about the marriage traditions. The wedding must take place when the two are close to being able to physically transform. How they transform is driven by their love for each other.
But in this case, the bride to be isn't from the planet and won't be able to transform. That by itself isn't a problem if the groom can still go through his.
The Sixth Doctor is one of two regenerations that I've not seen any episodes. I can't say whether or not this novella is in character for him and his companion. I can say that I found their adventure entertaining with the mixture of Vegas and Pterodactyls. I can also say that the larger exploration of marriage, love, and class was thought provoking.
The Seventh Doctor story from this collection is The Ripple Effect by Malorie Blackman.