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: 2022.06.25

The Doctor Who Drabble Files by badly_knitted
Chapter 290: Insincere
Author's Notes: Written for Challenge 244: Flummery at dw100.

Summary: The Doctor knows better than to believe anything the Master says.

Every word the Master speaks, when he’s not issuing threats, is mere flummery, and the Doctor knows it. He closes his ears to the meaningless flattery, understanding that it’s just another way for his former friend to manipulate people to his own ends.

It won’t last; if he can’t get what he wants with insincere words of praise and admiration, twisting innocent people to his will, then he’ll do it by force, and not even those who have allied themselves with him will be safe from his wrath.

His civilised veneer will crack, revealing the monster that lurks just beneath.

The End

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