The Doctor Who Drabble Files by badly_knitted



Summary: A collection of drabbles set in the Doctor Who universe. Any characters and pairings from the show will be fair game; there will no doubt be both canon and non-canon, depending on inspiration.
Rating: Teen
Categories: Multi-Era
Characters: Amy Pond, Clara Oswin Oswald, Donna Noble, Martha Jones, Mickey Smith, Other Character(s), Rory Williams, Rose Tyler, The Cybermen, The Daleks, The Doctor (Unspecified), The TARDIS
Genres: Drabble, Mixed
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Series: None
Published: 2015.02.07
Updated: 2021.10.12


The Doctor Who Drabble Files by badly_knitted
Chapter 201: Volcano Day
Author's Notes: Written for Challenge 182: Acid Test at dw100.

Spoilers: The Runaway Bride, The Fires Of Pompeii.

Summary: Donna tests her own mettle.

Thanks to her mother always putting her down, Donna had grown up doubting herself, always thinking she wasn’t good enough. Her grandfather had done everything he could to bolster her confidence, and she loved him for that, among other things, but her mother’s criticisms never let up.

Marrying Lance had seemed like a triumph, until she’d learned the truth; he’d never loved her, and her self-confidence had suffered another body blow.

This was her acid test, here in Pompeii on Volcano Day. She had to stand up to the Doctor, make him listen to her.

“You can’t just leave them!”

The End

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