Author's Notes:
The Brigadier’s retirement has gotten exciting again.

A drabble riffing on this Unconventional Courtship Generator summary:

639) A Lady's Champion by Janice Bennett

Mr Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart, art master of the Selwood Academy for Young Gentlemen, greeted the notion of ghosts haunting the academy with skepticism. However, to avoid rumors frightening off students, he found himself turning to Miss Leela, sent by his uncle to be his "protector" against the "ghosts." Although, Alistair would accept no interference in his life, he would accept aid in exposing any spectral spirits. What he never expected was for Leela to expose the secret wishes of his hidden heart...

In spite of the summary, this is non-shippy Brig & Leela. Although you never know, you know; he'd certainly be impressed with her and she does like a man in uniform.... But this is gen.

"You expect mysticism?" Leela pronounced the word slowly, but her contemptuous tone was clear. "I am not a magician. I am a hunter, I am trained to observe. And I have seen many things that were said to be ghosts, but in the end they were all something quite different."

"I don't believe in ghosts myself," said the Brigadier. "But, you know, a place like Brendon, rumors spread so quickly. What do you observe here?"

"I observe that you wish you were back in action." She smiled dangerously. "There will be fighting soon. You may assist me, if you like."