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 428: Ragged
Author's Notes: Written for challenge 379: Fingernails at dw100.

Spoilers: Last of the Time Lords.

Summary: No one has the time to care about their appearance anymore.

As a medical student, Martha used to keep her fingernails nice, clean and short. Now, sitting by a bonfire, surrounded by ragged, hopeless people, she stares at her hands and sees how ragged and dirty they’ve become, chipped and broken from scrambling over rubble.

Everyone’s hands are the same; manicures are a thing of the past, belonging to the time before, when looking good wasn’t a luxury nobody could afford. Now, everyone’s too busy trying to find enough food and stay alive for one more day.

But that’s why she’s travelling, to restore people’s hope. The Doctor will fix this.

The End

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