Bel's Drabble: "Trousseau"
For the third drabble of this challenge, tdu000asked for a Dr. Who story -- the prompt was "scarves."
Length: 100 words
Fandom: Dr. Who (4th, 9th Doctors)
"If it's going to be cold on Megatherium," says Rose, "then I'd better get some warmer clothing." Distracted, the Doctor tells her how to find the wardrobe hall.
After an hour, he looks up to see her -- and just manages not to cry out. She's wearing a long pink coat with a white scarf that's even longer.
An illusion: the same outfit, and the teeth are right. But Romana's dead, dead past regeneration, dead like the rest of Gallifrey.
Can two hearts hold the grief of nine lifetimes?
"Don't like it?" she asks.
He clears his throat. "Not your color."
I know that the last we actually saw of Romana, in canon, she was making a life for herself in E-space at the end of "Warrior's Gate" (1981), but at least one source says that she was Lord President of Gallifrey at the time of the Last Great Time War, and one imagines her dying with valor.
Incidentally, for those who can't see the first two drabbles, they're locked to the "Original Fiction Readers" list. Let me know if you want to join that list, and I'll flip the switch.