December 1st, 2016

Five with key

"The Woman Who Didn't"

Title: "The Woman Who Didn't"
Fandom(s): Doctor Who
Characters: Peri Brown (Worrier Queen)
Pairing(s): None
Rating: G
Genre: General
Word Count: 2169

Summary: Peri visits London for the first time.

Entry for who_contest Special Challenge: "Picture"

Author's Notes: Slightly spoilerific for "Peri and the Piscon Paradox". Familiarity with the story is recommended, but if you haven't listened to it, then all you need to know is that this Peri only traveled with the Doctor in "Planet of Fire" and left him afterwards, returning to Earth and living her own life until "Peri and the Piscon Paradox".

This story is intended to evoke the style of narration of "Peri and the Piscon Paradox", because the world can use as much Nev Fountain as it can get.

If you're wondering how the picture managed to cause this story: The picture itself didn't inspire any ideas at all, but I noticed that the sign on the fence says that it's Brompton Square. I looked it up on Google Maps and realized that the one time I visited London, two years ago, I walked right by that sign, probably right over the spot from where the picture was taken. I then started thinking about what it was like to be an American walking around London, where everything is completely familiar and yet just a bit off, and this is what came out of that.

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