Kali (_thirty2flavors) wrote,

fic: composite (martha)

I have my Witchcraft midterm tomorrow. I wish it was on Harry Potter because I would ace that shit. In first year we had a lecture on Harry Potter and I took absolutely no notes because it was no new information, lirl. Good times.

I am up to Day 15 - Your Favourite Who-Related Tumblr on the 30 Day Doctor Who Meme, but I don't use Tumblr.
Day 01 - Your Favourite Quote - An assortment of things (locked)
Day 02 - Your Favourite Classic Who Fandom -- in which I revoke my membership card
Day 03 - Your Favourite New Who Episode -- Waters of Mars
Day 04 - Your Favourite Doctor -- Ten
Day 05 - Your Favourite Companion -- Donna Noble
Day 06 -- Whatever Tickles Your Fancy -- "Don't Stop Me Now" Fanvideo
Day 07 - Your Favourite Piece of Music -- "Love Don't Roam", "Doomsday", "Song of Freedom" and "That One Song From Series 5"
Day 08 - A Who-Related Photo That Makes You Happy -- Go Go Gadget Team TARDIS
Day 09 - A Who-Related Photo That Makes You Angry/Sad -- The rueful fate of Donna Noble
Day 10 - A Who-Related Photo You Took -- The Greatest Action Figure Ever
Day 11 – Your Favourite Series -- Series 4
Day 12 - Whatever Tickles Your Fancy -- John Barrowman sings "The Doctor and I"
Day 13 - Your Favourite Villain -- The Master
Day 14 - The Villain That Scared You The Most -- The Weeping Angels

Day 16 – Your Favourite Who-Related FanFic
Day 17 – A Piece of Who-Related FanArt
Day 18 – Whatever Tickles Your Fancy
Day 20 – The Character Who Is Most Like You
Day 21 – Your Doctor Who OTP
Day 22 – A Who-Related Fan-Site
Day 23 – A Who-Related YouTube Video
Day 24 – Whatever Tickles Your Fancy
Day 25 – Favourite Who Actor
Day 26 – Favourite Who Actress
Day 27 – An Episode You Wish Hadn’t Been Made
Day 28 – An Episode Idea You Created Yourself
Day 29 – Who You Think Should Be the Next Doctor
Day 30 – Whatever Tickles Your Fancy

So instead here is a Martha drabble I wrote back when the Awesome Lady Comment Ficathon was going on.

Title: Composite
Characters/Pairings: Martha, discussion of Martha/Ten and Ten/Rose
Length: ~350 words
Prompt: From hyacinthian: "Doctor Who, Martha, i stopped wanting to be blonde at six".

For much of the time Martha travels with the Doctor, she thinks of Rose as a fictional character.

It's silly, she knows. She tries not to think about the woman much, because it's a bit petty, and because they never met, and because she reckons there's no way the Doctor would be so caught up on someone who didn't deserve Martha's respect. But it's hard not to wonder, sometimes, and almost against her own will Martha begins to craft a mental image of the missing girl with no last name -- the Rose who would know, the Rose who'd been to New Earth first, the Rose who even John Smith dreamed about. Most days she imagines Rose as someone like Joan Redfern -- a well-meaning woman who shouldn't ever be held accountable for the inconvenience her mere existence causes Martha. On bad days, the Rose in her head is a composite of every woman Martha's ever resented.

So when Jack says, "Not if you're blonde," Martha thinks of her father's fancy new car and of Annalise.

"Oh, she was blonde? Oh, what a surprise!"


The real thing, Martha learns, isn't really anything like she'd imagined. They hug in the TARDIS after the Earth is flown home and Martha wonders if Rose Tyler ever imagined her. Not her specifically of course -- Martha knows the woman couldn't have even know her name -- but some sort of fictional composite, a woman in another world travelling with the Doctor when she couldn't. It would be a sad sort of symmetry, Martha thinks.

Martha grins from ear to ear as the Doctor swoops in to hug them both, and she's happy for the two of them, she really truly is. She thinks she knows better than anyone how much the Doctor has missed Rose, and Martha's glad to see him get something back for once. But Martha remembers three hundred and sixty-five days spent walking, and she doesn't envy Rose Tyler one bit.
Tags: doctor who, fic, life the universe and everything, martha jones, martha/ten, ten/rose, the doctor

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