Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1146
Charcters/Pairings: Donna Noble, Tenth Doctor
Author's Summary: “They were scared,” was all the Doctor would say, and for once Donna found herself wishing he’d relinquish the moral high ground and admit that they were wrong, wrong, wrong, cowards and idiots and quite nearly murderers.
Recced because: Donna Noble is loud, brash, and full of righteous fury when things aren't going the way she thinks they should. Now take Donna Noble, put her in a situation directly after the events of Midnight, and then have her face the people who tried to kill the Doctor. This is one of those stories that I wanted to see in the episode and it's written so very well it could slot seamlessly into the show. I'm actually half-convinced this was a bit that just wasn't filmed, though it should've been.
The problem was that she could see the haunted look in the Doctor’s eyes and she knew what had put it there. It wasn’t the mysterious force that had hijacked his voice and paralyzed his body. It wasn’t that he’d nearly been killed, because that was hardly a first. It was that they were human, the lot of them, ordinary, plain, simple, boring, average humans, the sort he so frequently brought onto the TARDIS, the sort he fought so consistently to protect.
It scared her, perhaps as much as it scared him. Perhaps more.