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27 January 2014 @ 11:23 pm
Drabble: An Idle Moment  

Title: An Idle Moment
Author: john_amend_all
Characters: Second Doctor, Jamie, Zoë
Rating: All ages
Word count: 100
Disclaimer: "Doctor Who" characters belong to the BBC.
Author's notes: Posted to mark Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day, whose existence I learned of from QI.
Summary: Imprisoned once again, the Doctor and his companions find time hangs heavy on their hands.

Zoë yawned. "How long are they going to keep us here, anyway?"

"As long as they like," the Doctor replied serenely.

"Well, it's very boring." She shifted her position, causing a fusillade of detonations from her dress.

"Och, Zoë, will you stop fidgeting?" Jamie complained. "I canna sleep wi' that racket going on."

"Well, there are always other ways to pass the time," the Doctor said. He squeezed Zoë's cuff between his fingers, until a bubble burst. "Try it, Jamie, it's very therapeutic."

Pop. "Aye, it is."

Zoë couldn't help giggling. "Just be careful what you squeeze," she warned them.

 
 
 
lost_spook: dw - twolost_spook on March 4th, 2014 08:33 pm (UTC)
:lol:! :-)

(And, heh, bubble wrap appreciation day..!)
John E: eviljohn_amend_all on March 4th, 2014 09:07 pm (UTC)
It's surprising that a major event like Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day isn't more widely celebrated ;-)
~*Sushi*~ - Cold as ice-cream but still as sweet: Weeping angelsushigal007 on March 5th, 2014 10:42 am (UTC)
A bubblewrap dress strikes me as terribly impractical when you're a Who companion. Imagine trying to hide. Back against a wall and the popping would give you away!
John E: samnjamiejohn_amend_all on March 5th, 2014 10:23 pm (UTC)
Who companions do seem to have a few blind spots where practical clothing is concerned, yes...