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: 2022.05.22

The Doctor Who Drabble Files by badly_knitted
Chapter 335: No Substitute
Author's Notes: Written for Challenge 289: Substitute at dw100.

100 words first try!


Martha had entertained hopes at first. Here she was, travelling with an honest-to-God alien, who was undeniably cute, getting whisked from earth’s past, to an alien planet, to the distant future… It was amazing, and so was the Doctor, and who could blame her for being smitten? If he’d felt the same way about her then everything would’ve been perfect.

But he didn’t. The Doctor only saw her as a friend and travelling companion because his hearts still belonged to the girl he’d travelled with before, the mysterious Rose Tyler.

As far as he was concerned, Martha was no substitute.

The End

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