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: 2022.09.25

The Doctor Who Drabble Files by badly_knitted
Chapter 235: When In Rome
Author's Notes: Written for Challenge 200: Rome / Roam at dw100.

Summary: Meeting the locals can be an interesting experience.

“Just do whatever they do,” the Doctor advised when the aliens approached, sniffing curiously at them. “Give them a good sniff, it would be appallingly rude not to; it’s how they say hello.”

“So sniff when you’re sniffed at. Got it,” Amy said.

“When in Rome…” Rory added, leaning in to sniff at the alien who’d just sniffed him. It smelled quite pleasant, vanilla with a hint of lavender.

The Doctor paused his sniffing to frown at Rory. “We’re not in Rome, this is Verdinuncx.”

“It’s just a saying, Doctor. Means we should follow the natives’ example.”

“I knew that.”

The End

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