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25 December 2013 @ 11:10 pm
Fic: ‘Tis the Season: Crispy crunchy!  
Title: ‘Tis the Season: Crispy crunchy!
Fandom: Doctor Who
Rating: (G)
Time Period: The end of Season 7.
Summary: The Doctor won't eat it.

Author's Note: This is quick ‘n’ dirty (for definition see the F. A. Q.).

This can be before the turkey preview, leading straight into it for a bit of fun!

Do you think he'd eat it (what he talks about below) now?


Disclaimer
All characters contained herein are the intellectual property of BBC & Steven Moffat; I am not affiliated with nor endorsed by them.


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He bends to peek in the oven before spinning to see Clara peeling vegetables. Potatoes, he notes. There's some pumpkin nearby. “Why'm I here?”

“Where?”

“Here. In this kitchen.” Which is nothing like the kitchens he's seen. Messy, with vegetables in various stages of undress. “You called.”

She finishes that potato and reaches for a carrot and knife. “To help.”

“Help?”

“I need to get Christmas dinner ready. I need help.”

He leans against the kitchen counter; a drawer handle juts into his leg uncomfortably. “Do you have crackling?”

“Why?”

“Crackling is part of Christmas.”

“You can make crackling any old time.”

He moves away from the drawer and over to a bowl near the fridge. He sniffs it and turns away. “Mrs Lethbridge-Stewart always made it at Christmas.”

“Kate's mum?”

“I never asked.” He holds up a carrot and takes a bite. He spits out the bitten chunk and puts the carrot down. Clara briefly glares at him before stirring in a saucepan. “Crispy crunchy crackling she made.”

Clara stops, stares. “Hang on. How do you know she made it at Christmas?”

“That's burning,” he points to a saucepan.

“Dammit!” She says and spins to the oven and moves the saucepan. Then she faces him. “How do you know and would you eat it now?”

“I ate it, no and what do you need help with?”

Clara regards him. He smiles. She sighs and points to the oven. “What do you know about turkey?”
 
 
 
Azzie's corner of madness: Umbrellaflowsoffire on December 25th, 2013 07:46 pm (UTC)
This is lovely. Perfect Eleven voice/mannerisms and same goes for Clara. Loving the dialogue :) Delightful fic!
F. J.: shalowater: golden candlesmorethanacandle on December 25th, 2013 08:02 pm (UTC)
Thank you so very much! I never really had a feel for Clara until I wrote this so I'm very glad she rang true for you as did Eleven!
Azzie's corner of madness: Shoesflowsoffire on December 25th, 2013 08:07 pm (UTC)
She did, no worries! That's a success, then :D
F. J.: shalowater: golden candlesmorethanacandle on December 25th, 2013 08:21 pm (UTC)
I'm really relieved now that she did! Thank you!
Azzie's corner of madness: Donnaflowsoffire on December 25th, 2013 09:23 pm (UTC)
You're welcome! ^_^
Armchair DM: wg15graphics: DW : Doctor & umbrellaarmchairdm on December 26th, 2013 06:54 am (UTC)
.... No. No. No sniffling at Christmas!
F. J.: shalowater: golden candlesmorethanacandle on December 26th, 2013 07:12 am (UTC)
Who's sniffling?
Armchair DM: wg15graphics: DW : Doctor & umbrellaarmchairdm on December 27th, 2013 04:35 am (UTC)
I am. I'm remembering the Brig; and Doris. And Planet of the Spiders where we find out about Doris I think. Which is a regeneration story. And just wow.
F. J.: shalowater: golden candlesmorethanacandle on December 30th, 2013 10:49 am (UTC)
Wow for all the references to classic Who?
honeynoirhoneynoir on December 29th, 2013 11:11 pm (UTC)
Oh, this is so sweet and so lovely! The Lethbridge-Stewarts! <3
F. J.: shalowater: golden candlesmorethanacandle on December 30th, 2013 10:51 am (UTC)
Thank you! I'm glad they were able to be mentioned! I love the Brig!