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Title: A Brief Study of Phobophilia in Humans
Rating: All ages
Characters: Ninth Doctor, Rose Tyler, Jack Harkness
Genre: drabble
Word Count: 100
Spoilers: none
Summary: Rose and Jack want to visit a 'haunted house'.  The Doctor is perplexed.
Disclaimer: The sandbox belongs to the BBC. I'm just playing here in the corner. Not making any money, not asserting any claims.
A/N: A quick drabble for thebetterwiththree Halloween Challenge.  Beta: wendymr.  British underwear consultant: John.



“No such thing as ghosts,” he grumbles.

Rose sighs.  “I know that. Jack knows it, too.”  Jack’s grin is answer enough.

“Why in the name of Rassilon’s skivvies do you want to visit a ‘haunted house’?”

“Cause it’s fun.”

He may never understand humans.  These two are among the best.  Their courage in the face of true horror is amazing.  Why do they want to be frightened by pretend nightmares?

He has his answer two hours later.  A plastic skeleton pops out of a wardrobe.  Rose lets out a sound -- half shriek half laughter --  and clings to her two blokes.





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wendymr
Oct. 31st, 2011 11:44 pm (UTC)
Rose and Jack's motives make perfect sense to me *g* I'm sure the Doctor will catch on after a few more skeletons :)

Loved this - thanks for taking part in the challenge!
lindenharp
Nov. 6th, 2011 11:57 am (UTC)
He'll catch on, yes, but he'll think it's a daft way to go about it.
a_phoenixdragon
Nov. 1st, 2011 12:54 am (UTC)
PERFECT. Yeah, lol!!

*hugs you happily*
lindenharp
Nov. 6th, 2011 11:57 am (UTC)
Awwww. . . thanks. I'm glad you liked it.
garpu
Nov. 1st, 2011 01:16 am (UTC)
Of course...can't see Halloween being a very Time Lordy holiday.
lindenharp
Nov. 6th, 2011 11:24 am (UTC)
No, not at all. In its traditional form, they'd think it primitive and superstitious; in its modern form, they'd think it primitive and over-emotional.
garpu
Nov. 6th, 2011 12:07 pm (UTC)
But I'm sure they wouldn't say no to free candy...
yamx
Nov. 2nd, 2011 07:50 am (UTC)
It's always nice to see the Doctor learn about humans. :)
lindenharp
Nov. 6th, 2011 01:52 pm (UTC)
In this, as in many other subjects, he is an apt pupil.
emraldeyedauter
Nov. 14th, 2011 07:22 pm (UTC)
Hee of course. Its always handy to have a bloke around to cling onto. Makes them feel needed :)

Great little drabble.
lindenharp
Dec. 7th, 2011 10:43 pm (UTC)
Thanks!

Yes, Rose is so considerate -- always thinking of ways to make her blokes happy. ;-)
hab318princess
Dec. 2nd, 2011 04:36 pm (UTC)
that's two men I'd love to cling to too ;)
lindenharp
Dec. 7th, 2011 10:44 pm (UTC)
Oh, yes. *sighs*
were_lemur
Jan. 24th, 2012 03:50 am (UTC)
"Why in the name of Rassilon's skivvies" will never not be funny.
lindenharp
Jan. 24th, 2012 11:53 am (UTC)
Thank you. The general idea of the phrase was mine, but I have to thank John (British underwear consultant) for suggesting the word "skivvies". I am doubly handicapped by being an American woman.
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