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The Maid's Tale (Valiant Tales)

Title: The Maid's Tale
Series: Valiant Tales.  Read them in order here.
Rating: PG
The Master (Simm), Jack Harkness, Francine Jones, Martha Jones, Clive Jones, Tish Jones, other characters
Genre: drabble
Spoilers: Minor spoilers for The Sound of Drums and Last of the Time Lords.
Summary: A series of drabbles about the people who lived, worked, and suffered on the Valiant during the Year That Never Was.  100 words according to MS Word.
Disclaimer: The sandbox belongs to RTD and the BBC. I'm just playing here, in the corner, making little sand-TARDISs.

A/N: This one has been percolating in the back of my mind for a while.


Jack offers me pills. “You can forget everything.”

So much to forget.  Nightmares of Martha, dying horribly.  Will God ever accept prayers from my Judas lips?  Clive: helpless, frustrated.  Tish, cringing as the guards whisper, “He’ll give you to us, bitch…”

Other memories shine in the darkness.  Love rediscovered.  Tish’s grin, seeing us hug.  Friends risking death for small kindnesses.  Giovanni and Etienne cooked a Valentine’s dinner with food Sam Yellowtail “liberated” from Special Supplies.  Savanna did my hair; and silent, ghostly Meghan drifted into Hydroponics, returning with a crumpled fistful of violets.

No pills: remembering will be our victory.

Tags: clive jones, drabble, fic, francine jones, jack harkness, martha jones, the master (simm), tish jones, valiant tales
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