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Best Enemies
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Weekly Drabble Challenge 1 
3rd-Sep-2009 10:28 pm
Best Enemies
This week's prompt is:  Jealousy

Please either leave your drabble in the comments, or, if you prefer to cross-post from your own lj, link to it below.

4th-Sep-2009 11:45 am (UTC) - Simm!Master/Lucy Saxon, Ten
Okay, so it's not exactly a drabble, more like a ficlet...


Most days, the Doctor doesn't know what to think of Lucy Saxon. She's a pretty, porcelain blonde with vacant blue eyes who laughs a delighted, girlish laugh when the Master gives her a razored whip and tells her that he's captured a would-be revolutionary and could she be a darling and extract some information from him? He thinks her mad, for the way she betrayed her own species, and he pities her, but that's never quite it.

Most days, he does nothing but watch, silent, and as he watches, he catalogues the looks the Master directs at his wife, and the ones she returns him. The way they touch each other, purposeful displays or casual, lustful, affectionate, distant, frightened. The Doctor knows them all, and he doesn't begrudge Lucy what she has. It's come with its cost.

Some days, spitefully, Lucy comes and whispers to him at night, all of Harry's great plans, her role in them, how much he loves her- but the Doctor is unmoved. He has other things to concentrate on than the warped emotions of the Master's human consort.

But there are days when the drums are bad, when the Master rants and raves and drowns himself in blood to silence them. And on those days, sometimes, he goes to Lucy, or she to him, and she holds him, lets him into her mind, and her eyes aren't quite so vacant. And the Doctor can see that she understands him, in all the depths of his madness; she helps him.

On those days, the Doctor hates her.

Edited at 2009-09-04 11:50 am (UTC)
4th-Sep-2009 12:58 pm (UTC) - the man who makes people better
this is excellent - unexpected jealousy for interesting reasons.
4th-Sep-2009 04:40 pm (UTC) - Re: Simm!Master/Lucy Saxon, Ten
Spot-on, this is what Ten would be jealous of.
5th-Sep-2009 05:59 am (UTC) - Re: Simm!Master/Lucy Saxon, Ten
Very good.
13th-Oct-2009 03:06 pm (UTC) - Re: Simm!Master/Lucy Saxon, Ten
Very nice story! )) I liked it.
May I translate it into Russian, so my friends can read it too? Of course with all the credits ))
13th-Oct-2009 05:19 pm (UTC)
By all means, please do!
13th-Oct-2009 05:21 pm (UTC)
Thanx! )
14th-Oct-2009 10:22 pm (UTC) - Re: Simm!Master/Lucy Saxon, Ten
Brilliant - I particularly liked the line "But there are days when the drums are bad, when the Master rants and raves and drowns himself in blood to silence them" ... I think that's the motivation for so much of what the Master does during this year, right there. Poor sod!!!

Also love the way you show Lucy as not quite so helpless, and how she helps the Master...

very, very nice. Thanks for sharing!
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