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Drabble: Aliens

Title: Aliens
Author: Lindenharp
Rating: All ages
Characters:
Harriet Jones
Series: none
Genre: drabble
Word Count: 100
Spoilers:  Aliens of London and World War 3
Summary:
It's hard to think of yourself as an alien. Harriet Jones muses about the Doctor.
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:
This was a stocking stuffer for wendymr .  Thanks to yamx  for the last-minute beta.
 

While Harriet addresses the crowd of curiosity seekers and journalists, the Doctor disappears.  Harriet is unsurprised.  The Doctor is not a man who suffers fools gladly.

That sentence ought to read: The Doctor is not a man.  Full stop.

“He really is an alien?” she asks Major Patel of UNIT.  Despite what she’s seen, it’s hard to believe.  He looks so human -- and that accent!

“Yes, ma’am.”    He explains what the Doctor has done for Humanity.

“Although we’re aliens to him, he cares about us,” she marvels.

The following Christmas she discovers that he cares about other aliens, too.

 

Comments

( 10 comments — Leave a comment )
quean_of_swords
Jan. 9th, 2011 05:03 am (UTC)
Very nice. The last line, especially.
lindenharp
Jan. 9th, 2011 05:51 am (UTC)
Thank you!
(no subject) - jackvelvet - Jan. 9th, 2011 08:15 pm (UTC) - Expand
lindenharp
Jan. 10th, 2011 04:58 am (UTC)
Thanks. I often start by knowing the last line, and figuring what I need to write to lead up to it.
canaana
Jan. 9th, 2011 10:11 pm (UTC)
That sentence ought to read: The Doctor is not a man. Full stop.

Yeah. Exactly.
lindenharp
Jan. 10th, 2011 05:00 am (UTC)
As I have said before, when I become Queen of Teh Internets, all DW fanfic writers will be required to have that sentence -- or something similar -- taped above their monitors. :-)
wendymr
Jan. 10th, 2011 02:52 am (UTC)
Thank you again for this lovely drabble! Poor Harriet: she's not the first, and she certainly won't be the last, to discover that much as the Doctor likes humans he likes other species as well.
lindenharp
Jan. 10th, 2011 05:10 am (UTC)
I am so glad you like it.
hab318princess
Feb. 20th, 2011 10:17 pm (UTC)
oh yeah, that feels spot on
lindenharp
Feb. 22nd, 2011 04:26 am (UTC)
Thanks!
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