Another Nibble (How to Dethrone Despots in One Easy Step)
Yet another follow-up scene to "Just a Bite"
by: Lilac Summers
Fandom: Doctor Who
A/N: I can't stop writing these. Please send help.
"And furthermore, how dare you subjugate these people, when it was their medicine that helped your kind fight off the virus in the first place! If you don't-" the Doctor paused mid-rant, arm raised threateningly, sonic at the ready. A cold nose was edging aside his shirt collar.
He skewed his gaze sideways, seeing Donna's red head bent over his shoulder, snuffling at his neck.
"Uh, Donna? Don't know if you've noticed, but I'm sort of mid righteous indignation here."
She raised glazed, dilated blue eyes at him. "Hmmm?" she asked, distracted.
He recognized that look instantly, and began to explain hurriedly. "Remember? Planet Frjklsknmin? The enslavement of the friendly Frjkls by the Knmin? No? Not ringing a bell?"
Donna's brow furrowed, and she glanced at the huge, imposing form of the Warrior Emperor Knmin, who was looking less imposing and more confused as he watched them.
Her hand had traveled to the Doctor's tie and began to pull it loose as she leaned forward and whispered urgently in the Doctor's ear.
"No, Donna!" exclaimed the Doctor, trying to disengage her hand from his tie. "We can't 'just come back later.' After all our hard work getting this revolution started, we've got him right where we want him!"
"I get that, I do," Donna assured him, though her hands were back to plucking at his collar. "But how about just 5 minutes? Please? A tiny bite? I'm suddenly starving."
"You ate last night!" he protested.
"Well I can't help it, can I?! You shoulda thought of this when you created a vampire with a human/Time Lord metabolism - I'm trying my best!" she argued, before her nose was back at his neck, taking a deep breath. "And you smell delicious. How 'bout I eat, you talk?" she suggested in a throaty tone.
The roughened quality to her voice let the Doctor know that she was seconds away from biting down. He frantically tried to fortify his mental shields as fast as possible, knowing that trying to delay was useless at this point. Donna stood on tiptoes and took a delicate nip.
"Urk!" garbled the Doctor, before steeling himself. One arm went around Donna's waist to clench at her coat, steadying them both.
Emperor Knmin was starting to look a bit concerned, watching the strange red-headed one apparently go for the male's throat. They had seemed to be compatriots only seconds ago! He shifted restlessly on his throne, catching the Doctor's eye. "Has your partner gone insane!?" he demanded, bewildered.
"Yeah, that's right!" blustered the Doctor. "You anger Donna, she will rip your throat out, doesn't matter who you are! Won't you Donna?"
Donna hummed against his neck, and the Doctor's knees almost gave out.
He tried to focus on the spooked Emperor. "But where was I? Yes...yes...um, the Frjkls helped you survive and you...you did...something-" One of Donna's hands traveled up his neck to drag through his hair. His voice went up an octave. "S-Something bad. Didn't you?" the Doctor lost his train of thought, eyes almost rolling to the back of his head. With effort, he snatched at words. "Shame on you!" he waved the sonic in the Emperor's general direction.
Delightful tendrils of electricity were swimming lazily up the Doctor's spine, no matter how hard he tried to contain the emotion. And as it was wont to do, it passed straight from him on to Donna. Her fingers began to toy with his shirt buttons.
He slapped a hand over hers, trying to still her movements. She wriggled her hips against his thigh in open invitation.
"Oh!" he gasped. He turned his head to bury his face in her fragrant hair. His hand drifted from her waist to her bum before he was able to command it to stop. "Okay, okay. Ahhhh...all right...can't do this. Um..." he shuffled back a few feet, taking Donna with him. "YOU!" he pointed suddenly at the Emperor. The Emperor jumped, startled.
"You stay right there! Don't you move! Or...or this...this and worse will happen to you!" he bluffed.
The Emperor looked absolutely horrified, especially when he spied a tendril of blood seeping down to stain the Doctor's shirt. He nodded frenetically.
"Good. Good...ah...Donna, sweetheart, we have to...I have to - " He managed to pull them both behind one of the massive pillars that lined the throne room.
Emperor Knmin sat stunned for one long second, before he dared to move cautiously from his throne. He took one long breath, peering into the murky shadows by the pillars. He couldn't see the outworlders, so it stood to reason they couldn't see him. He marshaled his courage and began to edge away.
A groan broke out and echoed through the cavernous room. Emperor Knmin froze, eyes wide.
The sound of ripping fabric preceded a sudden pounding force, hitting the column the outworlders hid behind. Pained grunts reached his ears. Were they battling to the death?!
A sudden feminine shriek filled the air. The Emperor thought perhaps the male had finally won, but a second later the male screamed in what sounded like horrific pain.
What kind of bloodthirsty animals were they?!
Trembling, the Emperor hurried to sit back on his throne. He wouldn't dare anger these creatures further!
A bit later Donna emerged, straightening her skirt so the side zipper aligned correctly with her hips. She wiped her mouth with a lady-like swipe of her thumb.
The Doctor followed, hair mussed as though he had survived a particularly windy storm. His shirt was partially untucked, the collar wet with dark red, and the buttons had pinged free to expose his pale chest. He tightened his tie fastidiously, as though that could compensate for the state of his shirt.
They both came to stand before the Emperor once more. The Doctor cleared his throat. "So, where was I?"
Awkward silence fell, until Donna helpfully added, "Shame on you?"
The Doctor snapped his fingers in recollection. "Yes! Yes, shame on you!" he reiterated, fixing a scowl on his face. "We demand that you abandon the throne, or we'll be forced to-"
"Take it! Take it and whatever else you want. I will turn myself in, I will do what you say." the Emperor turned panicked eyes toward Donna. "Just don't let her attack me!"
The Doctor snapped his mouth shut, while Donna's jaw dropped open. They turned to look at each other in perfect synchronicity. They both colored brightly, before a giggle bubbled up Donna's throat.
"Yeah, mate, no worries there. I'll keep my 'attacking' to just the Doctor, shall I?" drawled Donna.
The poorly-armed Frjkl rebels chose that moment to break through the doors, streaming into the room. They had come expecting a battle with the massive Emperor, and instead found a quivering heap of penitent royalty sitting docilely on the throne.
"Our work here is done!" exclaimed the Doctor, weaving through the crowd of cheering Frjkls.
"Yep," agreed Donna, swinging their clasped hands. "We did good."
He beamed down at her. "I told you skirts were a good idea! Even if you did kill another one of my shirts."
"I was doing really good this time!" Donna protested.
The Doctor looked down at his torn and stained shirt. "Yes, I can see that."
"The buttons were your fault!"
"How were they my fault?! You ripped them!"
"Okay, so I might have, but only because I was trying to keep the collar clear. And I told you to start wearing dark shirts. Why don't you?"
"The light blue brings out my eyes!"
"Your eyes are brown!"
"It brings out the brown in my eyes!"
"You're mad as a hatter."
"The Hatter is a lovely, misunderstood man! You don't even know him-"
Only the sound of the TARDIS dematerializing finally silenced their happy argument.
To be continued...time to tell the family!