Yes, I'm really taking the plunge, but for this Ultimate Drabble Challenge response thread, it will be an all-Doctor Who (and spin-offs) affair. The only restrictions that I'm imposing on myself are one against crossovers -- I was tempted to make one of this first set into one but resisted -- and no two drabbles in a set can be set during the same Doctor's tenure or within the same spin-off. Set A * * * * * * * * * * Title: Doctor in the TARDIS Doctor: None (Fourth) Rating: G Notes: The challenge theme was "Doctor." Sarah started to rise. "It's not that bad. Can't I just walk it off?" "Don't move!" Harry hissed. "Stay seated and hold tight, because this is going to hurt." He knelt down, grabbed her leg, and reset her knee. Sarah screamed and lashed out with her other leg, kicking Harry's shoulder. "That bloody hurt!" "I told you. Hold still while I see if this TARDIS has anything you can use for a splint." He left the room; moments later, she heard him returning, screaming and swearing. "Why," he demanded, "didn't you tell me there was a bloody hospital in here?" * * * * * * * * * * Title: Travelling Companion Doctor: Second Rating: PG Notes: The challenge theme was "Companion." "Zoe, let me do the talking," the Doctor whispered. He turned back to the door and knocked just as he'd been instructed to. The door opened, and they were led inside. A man in an expensive suit sat back with his feet up on his desk. "You the Doctor?" The Doctor nodded. "And who's this?" the man asked. "I'm Zoe Heriot. I'm the Doctor's companion." The man grinned. "Companion, eh? Hey, Doctor, you old dog! How'd you bag a cutie like her?" "But-" Zoe stammered. Her face turned bright red. "This," the Doctor whispered, "was why I didn't bring Jamie." * * * * * * * * * * Title: Man of the Year Doctor: Third Rating: G Notes: The challenge theme was "Time." The Brigadier stormed into the lab and dropped a magazine down in front of the Doctor. "Who is that?" "I've never seen him before in my lives," the Doctor said. "The cover says he's you." "Brigadier, I hardly have a monopoly on 'Doctor'. It also says he's their Man of the Year, whatever that means." "Could he be a past self?" Jo wondered. "You've met them." "Oh, right." "Is he your future self?" the Brigadier asked. "How can I possibly answer that?" the Doctor growled. "Even a Time Lord doesn't know his own future." "Too bad," Jo said. "He's cute." * * * * * * * * * * Title: Spatial Reasoning Doctor: None Rating: G Notes: The challenge theme was "Space." The Master didn't even turn around when he smelled Thock's approach. "Is the casing aboard my TARDIS?" "Yes," the Ogron said. "Thock smart. Thock clever." "Why don't I like the sound of that?" "Morg say Dalek not fit in tiny box, but Thock say Master not stupid. If Master say it fit, then Thock make it fit!" The Master grabbed Thock's collar, and dragged him to the TARDIS. "I went through a lot of trouble to get that casing!" He shoved Thock inside. "Is big room?" "How," the Master yelled, "did an oaf like you demolish a Dalekanium casing?" "Skill?" * * * * * * * * * * Title: His Ark Materials Doctor: Sixth Rating: G Notes: The challenge theme was "Dimensions." "Yo, Doc!" Frobisher yelled. "Stop calling me 'Doc'!" "Fine, fine, I'll get right on that," Frobisher said. "Why do you have a boat in there?" The Doctor smiled innocently. "Have I?" "Yeah, a honkin' big wooden thing, missing its front half." "Yes, my ark," the Doctor said. "I was building it from a kit, just as a diversion, but my tape measure had the wrong kind of cubits, so I was making it too big. I never got around to finding another kit for enough parts to handle the increased dimensions." Frobisher nodded knowingly. "What the spack is a cubit?"