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FIC: The Waitress's Tale (Valiant Tales)

Title: The Waitress's Tale
Series: Valiant Tales.  Read them in order here.
Rating: G
Characters:
The Master (Simm), 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: I've figured out that one of the reason I write these things is to have the satisfaction of finishing something while I'm struggling with a WIP.  Chapter 11 of ATKH is coming along slowly.  Meanwhile... have a canape.

'Cept for the aliens, it was like any VIP party.  Pass the canapés, pour the champagne.  I've served Cristal and lobster raviolis to billionaires.  I've been puked on by a Duchess.  Had £5 stuffed down my shirt by an aging rocker in £300 shoes.  It's what "the help" gets paid for, right?

I'm still a waitress, serving the Master's special guests.  I recognize some of them.  Sometimes the champagne is vinegar and bicarb.  Sometimes the paté is cat food with chilli sauce.  They always thank me politely.  I don't get paid now, but I enjoy my work a lot more.




Comments

hab318princess
Nov. 19th, 2008 08:33 am (UTC)
Oh, she's not nice, is she...

Brilliant update though because it's easy to think of all of them as victims (I know in a way she is but she doesn't see it that way)

Ok, rambling over, hope it made sense :)
lindenharp
Nov. 19th, 2008 01:12 pm (UTC)
Your observation makes perfect sense. She is a victim of sorts, but she's also acting out of free will. The Master hasn't brainwashed her -- just given her a stage to play out her revenge fantasies. And he enjoys watching her moral disintegration, just as much as he enjoys watching wholescale murder. Possibly more. It reinforces his opinions about the worthlessness of the Doctor's pet species.

Thanks for the comments.

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