Rating: all ages
Word count: 846
Characters/pairings: Second Doctor, Jamie McCrimmon, Polly Wright, Ben Jackson
Author's summary: In which the TARDIS crew discovers the origins of broccoli.
Recced because: This is pure fluff of the best kind. It's lovely to imagine what those ordinary moments between adventures are like, and I bet there were plenty like this for this wonderful team. (It's also a brilliant idea; I'm sure many children would accept this explanation of broccoli easily, though it would probably make them want to eat it more, not less!) So have some warm and fuzzy cuteness as Team Two settles in for dinner. (And even though it's not Christmas themed, the happy family dinner atmosphere makes it perfect reading for Christmas Eve!)
The Doctor looked across the table at Jamie, who had brought his head down level with the table and was studying his plate with great concentration. He couldn't help but smile as he asked, "Something the matter, Jamie?"
"No." Jamie let out a little sigh. "I'm sorry Polly. It's just I didn't know we'd be having alien food tonight."
"Alien? What are you talking about?" she asked, raising an amused, if slightly puzzled eyebrow.
"These wee trees here," he said, pointing to his plate. "I've no' seen the like before."
Polly laughed. "That's broccoli, Jamie."