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 585: Clogged
Author's Notes: Written for Challenge 528: Filter at dw100.

Summary: There's a problem with the TARDIS' engines.

There’s a problem with the TARDIS, even Rory can tell. It always shudders and shakes and makes grinding noises, but not like this, and the whining sound coming from the time rotor is setting his teeth on edge.

“What’s wrong with her?” he shouts at the Doctor, who’s under the console, poking around.

“The filters are clogged.”

“The TARDIS has filters?”

“Of course. Something has to keep timey-whimey gunk from getting into the engine. Can’t have the past and the future contaminating the now. Bits of time from all over stuck in here.”

Apparently, time looks a lot like spaghetti.

The End

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