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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 the[livejournal.com profile] betterwiththree Halloween Challenge.  Beta: [livejournal.com profile] 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.





Date: 2011-11-01 03:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wendymr.livejournal.com
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!

Date: 2011-11-06 03:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lindenharp.livejournal.com
He'll catch on, yes, but he'll think it's a daft way to go about it.

Date: 2011-11-01 04:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] a-phoenixdragon.livejournal.com
PERFECT. Yeah, lol!!

*hugs you happily*

Date: 2011-11-06 03:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lindenharp.livejournal.com
Awwww. . . thanks. I'm glad you liked it.

Date: 2011-11-01 05:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] garpu.livejournal.com
Of course...can't see Halloween being a very Time Lordy holiday.

Date: 2011-11-06 03:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lindenharp.livejournal.com
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.

Date: 2011-11-06 04:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] garpu.livejournal.com
But I'm sure they wouldn't say no to free candy...

Date: 2011-11-02 11:50 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] yamx
It's always nice to see the Doctor learn about humans. :)

Date: 2011-11-06 05:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lindenharp.livejournal.com
In this, as in many other subjects, he is an apt pupil.

Date: 2011-11-14 11:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] emraldeyedauter.livejournal.com
Hee of course. Its always handy to have a bloke around to cling onto. Makes them feel needed :)

Great little drabble.

Date: 2011-12-08 02:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lindenharp.livejournal.com
Thanks!

Yes, Rose is so considerate -- always thinking of ways to make her blokes happy. ;-)

Date: 2011-12-02 08:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hab318princess.livejournal.com
that's two men I'd love to cling to too ;)

Date: 2011-12-08 02:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lindenharp.livejournal.com
Oh, yes. *sighs*

Date: 2012-01-24 07:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] were-lemur.livejournal.com
"Why in the name of Rassilon's skivvies" will never not be funny.

Date: 2012-01-24 03:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lindenharp.livejournal.com
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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