Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 6924 words (total series)
Author's summary: A series of conversations following Donna and the Doctor through Series 4.
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor, Donna Noble
Recced because: There's just something about Donna that makes the Doctor want to talk in the stories in this series. Every conversation they have reveals a little bit more about the Doctor's deeper character as well as Donna's. This the Donna we see on screen, magnified. It's an absolutely gorgeous series and if you only decide to read one series about the Doctor and Donna, I highly recommend that this be it.
“What is it with you and losing things?” she asks, and gets up to put the kettle on. He thought she was so insensitive when he first met her. But he underestimated her. She can’t be that insensitive if she realises that some things can only be said when a person’s listening, but not looking at you.
“I don’t know,” he says. “I think it’s the curse of the Time Lords.”
“Bit dramatic, that,” she says, sloshing water into a mug. “My mum always said I was away with the fairies, that was why I kept losing stuff. Never did find my geometry set. I got detention for that.”
“Sorry,” he said, not really listening. “I’m being pompous. It’s probably genetic. We did think rather a lot of ourselves.”
“Time Lords,” she repeats, with her big voice and starey-eyed face. “With a name like that, I’d never have guessed. That’s sarcasm,” she added, helpfully. “Three sugars, wasn’t it? You should try cutting down, you know. It’s not good for you. Rots your teeth. Or do you have special alien teeth that don’t rot? I mean, you look normal. Bit odd, but sort of normal.”
“Oh thanks,” he says, and realises he’s just laughed, in the middle of a conversation about Gallifrey.