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Drabble: Kindred Spirits

Title: Kindred Spirits
Author: Lindenharp
Rating: All ages.
Characters:
Eleventh Doctor, other character
Genre: drabble
Word Count: 100
Spoilers: Spoilers for The Lodger.
Summary: Two strangers connect.
Disclaimer:
The sandbox belongs to the BBC. I'm just playing here, in the corner, making little sand-TARDISes. Not making any money, not asserting any claims.
A/N: A certain scene in The Lodger stuck in my mind, and this was the result.  Thanks to yamx  for the beta!


Two minds touch.  Two beings converse.  One is of this world, one is not.  The Terran is intrigued.  He has never encountered a Time Lord before.

The Doctor is alien, but there is much about him that is familiar.  He is intensely curious about everything.  He explores wherever he pleases.  He greets everyone while remaining aloof.

He can be cruel -- not by intent but by nature.  He takes what he needs without hesitation or apology.  He radiates superiority.

He is like me.  Though the Doctor has undeniable physical flaws, the Terran concludes that he would make a fine cat.


Comments

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honorh
Jun. 14th, 2010 12:33 am (UTC)
I loved that scene. Interesting that all three New Who Doctors have had their moments with cats. Nine chatted with one in TEC. Ten had a bit of a love-hate relationship with the New Earth cats. And now Eleven has proven he can shoot the breeze with them just as easily (or more) as he can with humans. Yes, the Doctor would make a fine cat.
lindenharp
Jun. 14th, 2010 03:09 am (UTC)
Thanks! I think the Doctor gets along just fine with cats that are not nuns. And may I say... icon love!

Edited at 2010-06-14 03:11 am (UTC)
canaana
Jun. 14th, 2010 12:50 am (UTC)
*dies laughing*

I was already all over this description: He can be cruel -- not by intent but by nature. He takes what he needs without hesitation or apology. He radiates superiority. it's such a perfect description of the Doctor.

And then you sprang the last line on me.
lindenharp
Jun. 14th, 2010 03:25 am (UTC)
I'm not the first to see feline qualities in the Doctor, but this episode reminded me of it very strongly.

Thank you for... errr... dying?
boji
Jun. 14th, 2010 12:51 am (UTC)
Brilliant.
lindenharp
Jun. 14th, 2010 03:26 am (UTC)
Thanks!
dameruth
Jun. 14th, 2010 12:53 am (UTC)
Perfect! A true meeting of the minds indeed . . . XD
lindenharp
Jun. 14th, 2010 04:00 am (UTC)
Thank you! I decided there had to be some kind of understanding -- even the Doctor can't compel a cat.
neadods
Jun. 14th, 2010 01:23 am (UTC)
Hee! Nice twist!
lindenharp
Jun. 14th, 2010 04:01 am (UTC)
Thanks! The ending just pounced on me. *grins*
neadods
Jun. 14th, 2010 10:46 am (UTC)
As long as it didn't jump on your bladder at 5 in the morning, as mine are wont to do!
lindenharp
Jun. 14th, 2010 02:16 pm (UTC)
Poor you. Mine just tells me loudly that it's time for her breakfast. And she usually waits for the first alarm to do so.
truthmaker
Jun. 14th, 2010 01:33 am (UTC)
LOL

Thanks for the laugh. You made me smile.
lindenharp
Jun. 14th, 2010 04:02 am (UTC)
Glad you liked it!
garpu
Jun. 14th, 2010 02:57 am (UTC)
LOL. There is something cat-like about your average Time Lord. I think one of the crack-ier of the NA's had them evolving from cats.
lindenharp
Jun. 14th, 2010 04:04 am (UTC)
I think DameRuth wrote a story along those lines.
syzygy_lj
Jun. 14th, 2010 03:24 am (UTC)
The Doctor would indeed make a fine cat!
lindenharp
Jun. 14th, 2010 04:08 am (UTC)
The Doctor would make a fine anything, but I think that he would do particularly well as a cat.
torn_eledhwen
Jun. 14th, 2010 07:16 am (UTC)
Lovely. I was thinking for a moment "but this doesn't sound like Craig" - in my defence, it's first thing in the morning ...
lindenharp
Jun. 14th, 2010 02:25 pm (UTC)
You can't help but think that, since it doesn't sound like Craig at all. Craig is not a cat. Craig is a dog. I mean this in the best possible way -- he's loyal and enthusiastic and likes to cuddle on the sofa.

There's no way I could have pulled this off with something longer than a drabble.

Thanks for commenting!
nancybrown
Jun. 14th, 2010 02:23 pm (UTC)
LOL!!! Perfect! :D
lindenharp
Jun. 14th, 2010 02:26 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
hab318princess
Jun. 14th, 2010 07:04 pm (UTC)
that is brilliant, and love the fact that it's actually the POV of the cat :D
lindenharp
Jun. 14th, 2010 07:15 pm (UTC)
Of course it's from the POV of the cat. Stories are generally written from the POV of the most important character.

*flicks tail* SIlly human.
hab318princess
Jun. 14th, 2010 07:22 pm (UTC)
One does apologise, of course, one should have known
ladymercury_10
Sep. 4th, 2010 06:51 pm (UTC)
Aww, cats and the Doctor. I loved that scene in the Lodger.
lindenharp
Sep. 5th, 2010 04:41 am (UTC)
It was a wonderful scene, wasn't it? I started wondering what telepathic contact with a cat would be like, and then it flipped over to "What would the cat think of the Doctor?"

Thanks for commenting!
ladymercury_10
Sep. 5th, 2010 04:49 am (UTC)
I think it's hilarious how he gets distracted by petting a cat and somehow manages to pull useful information from such an encounter. And then he acts like this is completely normal.
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