Author's Notes:
It’s all in how you look at it.

Written for the vocab_drabbles community on Dreamwidth, prompts 011 ("emulate") and 012 ("anachronistic").

“We could get you a new coat,” says Sam.

“I like this one,” says the Doctor, threading his needle.

“I don’t get it,” says Sam. “It’s not even authentic—I’ve seen the label, you know it’s from a costume shop.”

The Doctor nods placidly.

“So why not get a real one, not a copy?”

“When last I visited the twenty-fifth century—remind me to take you sometime, Sam—they were tremendously impressed with my authentic turn-of-the-millennium fancy dress costume.” He wags a long finger at her. “It’s all about perspective.”

Right, because that’s not freaky, thought Sam, authentic twentieth-century schoolgirl.