Author's Notes:
Written for Challenge 097: Merry / Marry / Mary at dw100.

Summary: Rory is still adjusting to meeting aliens.

Rory gaped. “What is that?”

“Be polite, Rory,” the Doctor chastised. “On her own world she’d be considered rather beautiful, it’s hardly her fault she doesn’t measure up to the human ideal.”

“Sorry,” Rory said sheepishly, “she just looks like one of Doctor Frankenstein’s creations. It took me by surprise.”

“When Mary wrote her book, Frankenstein’s monster looked human, just stitched together from parts. The movies gave him that flat-headed look and the bolt through his neck everyone associates with her monster these days. Humans seem to prefer their monsters to look grotesque.”

Rory nodded. “I’ll try to remember that.”

The End