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 522: Lost
Author's Notes: Written for Challenge 468: Paper Tiger at dw100.

Summary: Rose feels like a shadow of her former self.

Back in her own universe, Rose had been the Bad Wolf even if she didn’t exactly remember any of it. She’d had power, however briefly, and travelling with the Doctor had made her feel invincible, unstoppable, like she could do or be anything.

Here in Pete’s world, she feels more like a paper tiger, all fierce confidence and bravado to look at, but inside… Everything she had when she was with the Doctor, everything she used to be, is gone, leaving her lost, helpless, and vulnerable.

The Bad Wolf is nothing but a dream; maybe she never existed at all.

The End

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