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06 January 2014 @ 06:46 am
Fic: ‘Breakfast time!’  
Title: Breakfast time!
Fandom: Doctor Who
Rating: (G)
Time Period: Before the Time of the Doctor.
Summary: Jammy dodgers are good for breakfast.

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

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


Clapping his hands and then rubbing them together, he studies the plate in front of him and rummages in the cupboard above and then to the side.

“Where are you,” he mutters, “hiding? It can't be far.”

Or close by for that matter, he decides less than a second of searching later. “Right,” he says, “cup of tea it is!”

He finds the kettle, turns the tap on to fill it, which he does, and puts it back on the counter, unplugged. He turns away then back to it when he remembers it's not on. It takes him a full second to realise it's not plugged in.

He plugs it in.

Then the cup, the saucer, a teaspoon before he decides to cheat.

He uses a teabag.

While the water bubbles and boils, he looks through the cupboards again. Opening one cupboard, looking on the shelves, he dismisses one shelf ('bah! Plates!') and then the next cupboard before he finds them in a jar labelled sugar. He grins, takes the tall jar off the shelf and unstoppers it before pulling out the packet he was looking for. Ripping open the packet, he tips the jammy dodgers onto the plate in a spiral pattern before he picks one up and bites into it.

“Mmm!” He puts the biscuit on the spiral, tilting it to make it look enticing before he goes to the freezer and fridge. Next a big bowl needs to be found and th---

Already?” He says incredulously as the kettle flips a switch up (he'd remembered to press down on that switch to make it boil) as it finished boiling. He pours custard in the bowl, makes the tea and puts the tray in the oven.

By the time he's put the bowl down on the table beside her bed, the tea is cold, the fish fingers half sunk into the custard but he's remembered girls like flowers and he's put dried flowers in a vase on the table by the jammy dodgers with the cup of tea nearby. He pulls up a chair, takes Beano from inside his coat, shakes out the glasses and puts them on before he starts reading.

Beano seems like good morning reading for humans. He's bored in less than two seconds; he knows what happens. The comic gets put back inside his coat with the glasses tucked into an inside pocket.

Clara's eyes open. She stretches. The fish fingers are almost completely lost to sight.

He bounces to his feet, snatching up the tea. Some of it slops over the side. “I'll just get a fresh cuppa,” he says brightly, turning away with it in his hand. “Fresh saucer, too,” he adds.

Clara stretches again, yawns before she sees the plate of jammy dodgers, the bowl, the vase. “Is this for me?”

He pauses in the door, cup and saucer in one hand. He looks at her. “Yes.”

Her eyes narrow. “What have you done?”

“Why've I done anything?” He asks, flinging his hands outward; more tea slops. “Can't I bring you breakfast in bed just because?”

She pushes herself up so she's seated. “What have you done?”

He edges out the door. “Played Twister with your neighbour while I was ready for Church.”

“You did what?”

By then, however, he's already gone. She sighs and helps herself to a jammy dodger.
Azzie's corner of madness: The Momentflowsoffire on January 5th, 2014 08:03 pm (UTC)
This is ADORABLE. I love your Doctor, his every mannerism was just spot-on, and Clara's reaction too :) Lovely job! Too cute ;)
F. J.: Lantern & Candles: Warmmorethanacandle on January 6th, 2014 05:06 am (UTC)
Thank you! I'm glad they were spot-on, the mannerisms; I keep worrying about Clara although she came together in ‘Tis the Season: Crispy crunchy! for me. Although, I confess that might be due to her not feeling right when I wrote some Doctor Who stories last year.
Azzie's corner of madness: Twoflowsoffire on January 6th, 2014 11:42 am (UTC)
Yep, you've got her perfectly right now! :D No worries!
F. J.: Lantern & Candles: Warmmorethanacandle on January 6th, 2014 01:04 pm (UTC)

Just a quick question: is that the 2nd Doctor in your icon?
Azzie's corner of madness: VastraJennyflowsoffire on January 6th, 2014 02:15 pm (UTC)
Yes, it is! I'm just starting to watch his run ^_^
F. J.: Lantern & Candles: Warmmorethanacandle on January 6th, 2014 03:00 pm (UTC)
I hope you enjoy it!
Azzie's corner of madness: The Momentflowsoffire on January 6th, 2014 03:07 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I really am so far, though I've only just started. Have you seen lots of classic!Who?
F. J.: Lantern & Candles: Warmmorethanacandle on January 6th, 2014 03:18 pm (UTC)
Classic!Who? Doctors 1-8? (I just want to be sure I'm thinking of the right Doctors!)
Azzie's corner of madness: Skyflowsoffire on January 6th, 2014 03:30 pm (UTC)
Yep, that's it =) I've only seen the One era and little bits of Two…
F. J.: Lantern & Candles: Warmmorethanacandle on January 6th, 2014 03:39 pm (UTC)
I've seen most of it; enough to know who I prefer. I'm not as big a fan as some I know.
Azzie's corner of madness: Ian/Barbaraflowsoffire on January 6th, 2014 03:40 pm (UTC)
Okay :) Who's your favourite, then?
F. J.: Lantern & Candles: Warmmorethanacandle on January 6th, 2014 03:59 pm (UTC)
I truly don't know if there is a single preference; I just like the Doctor although definitely not Colin Baker's Doctor.
Azzie's corner of madness: Beautifulflowsoffire on January 6th, 2014 07:22 pm (UTC)
Okay :) That's kind of the feeling I was getting, too—they're all amazing in their own way…
Armchair DM: wg15graphics: DW : Doctor & umbrellaarmchairdm on January 6th, 2014 11:55 am (UTC)
She should be grateful. At least it wasn't fish fingers and custard.
F. J.: Lanterns: Warmmorethanacandle on January 6th, 2014 01:05 pm (UTC)
They're there, alongside those jammy dodgers.
I was promised teastarswan on January 6th, 2014 06:56 pm (UTC)
I wandered in from the eleventy comm.

This is so lovely! I love his frenetic search for the tea things.

...and his mannerisms:

He asks, flinging his hands outward; more tea slops.

So long as it's not perceptionfilter!nudity Twister. XD
F. J.: Golden Candlesmorethanacandle on January 6th, 2014 07:18 pm (UTC)
At least he eventually found them? =P

So long as it's not perceptionfilter!nudity Twister. XD
I don't know if he turned any perception filters on; he might not have thought about it!

Thank you for wandering over! I had lots of fun writing this!
honeynoir: c+d /wednesdayshoneynoir on January 8th, 2014 10:52 pm (UTC)
Hee! This is spot-on in every way!
F. J.: Three candlesmorethanacandle on January 9th, 2014 03:55 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
     Mandy: Eleven - Doctor and Clara B&Wa_phoenixdragon on May 11th, 2014 11:29 pm (UTC)
LOL!! That was funny, sweet and utterly DOCTOR *grins*

F. J.: Limited votives (unlit)morethanacandle on May 12th, 2014 04:54 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I will miss him when he goes; he's a Doctor I can do this with!