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Martha/Handy Ten-Word Drabblefest 
27th-Jan-2009 05:42 am
dr who -- handy/martha [freema/dt]

The teeny-tiny Martha/Handy* Ten-Word Drabble-fest.

No Deadlines.

(Almost) No Rules.

Inspired by the recent 'Multi-Fandom Six-Word Drabble-Fest' and a desire to drum up some activity here, I decided to put together a Martha/Handy Ten-Word Drabble-fest in a similar mold.

Why ten words? Well, aside from being inspired by places like tenwordstories and the aforementioned drabble-fest, I thought ten would be an excellent number due to Handy's relation to the Tenth Doctor. Otherwise, it's pretty arbitrary, though it may help some of us that are really going to be challenged to write ten-word drabbles instead of six-word ones!

All drabbles related to this event should be posted in the comments of this post and any feedback should be left in response to the comment with the drabble itself, not the general post comments.

Please specify whether you are writing about Handy/alt!Martha or Handy/our!Martha (i.e. the Martha from the 'main' universe') by putting the pairing in the subject line. If you write for more than one pairing in your comment, feel free to mention both pairings in the subject line.

Also, feel free to use the drabble-poetry-esque style that some authors used in the 'Multi-Fandom Six-Word Drabble-Fest' mentioned above. An example is here where the author ties together multiple drabbles to tell a story. Just try not to go overboard. We aren't looking for 100-word drabbles here [Edit: Okay, you guys can go up to 100 words, but keep it in the 10/words per line format], just little snippets of stories.

Last of all, this is all for fun and supposed to be a low-maintenance way to play around with the pairings. So, I am trying to keep it very casual. Still, that means the community rules still apply and if there is trolling, those users will be dealt with.

Oh, and I hope to run a proper ficathon here later in the year when there are not so many other ficathons going on at the same time, so keep an eye out for that!

*I've heard word that some people are unhappy with or offended by the nickname Handy. I just want to say that I use it purely affectionately and as an easy shorthand as there are so many names for the poor guy in fandom, it is hard to know which one to choose. I am certainly not trying to make anyone angry by its use. I just want to leave it up to the authors as to what to call him. That isn't my job. :)
27th-Jan-2009 11:21 am (UTC) - Handy/alt!Martha
When she kissed him, he finally learned to live again.
When he kissed her, she finally learned to love again.

Waking up beside her the first was like a dream.
Even if he had never felt more awake than then.
27th-Jan-2009 05:00 pm (UTC) - Re: Handy/alt!Martha
*snuggles them and you!*
27th-Jan-2009 04:03 pm (UTC) - Martha/Handy, towing Earth home
She sees him as Earth bound now, a fellow wanderer.
For a moment she thinks she could be truly happy.

Then she thinks of Tom, and knows she already is.

Edited at 2009-01-27 04:03 pm (UTC)
27th-Jan-2009 05:00 pm (UTC) - Re: Martha/Handy, towing Earth home
27th-Jan-2009 04:24 pm (UTC) - Handy/alt!Martha
A respiratory bypass system would definitely have come in handy
When she first touched him with soft tenderness and affection.

He'd never thought of himself as romantic until that moment.
Then again, he had rarely thought of himself at all.

There is a stillness he feels looking into her eyes
And somehow he knows that he is finally truly home.

Edited at 2009-01-27 04:25 pm (UTC)
27th-Jan-2009 05:00 pm (UTC) - Re: Handy/alt!Martha
Love it!!
27th-Jan-2009 04:49 pm (UTC) - Handy/Martha
Stuck together, with his head in clouds, hiding clay feet
His wanderlust's already haunting him; his lust haunting even more.

She moves around, going on with her life, blurred motion
Sometimes he envies how she can still fly so freely.

Hands brush one another's as they try to keep distant
It's only a matter of time before the magnet flips.

Bruising kisses and caresses that start to heal old wounds
The breath of life within him's lost against her lips.

I'm not him, I'm not him, not him -- he repeats
And wonders if apologies can slip through cracks in skin.

Edited at 2009-01-27 04:55 pm (UTC)
27th-Jan-2009 04:59 pm (UTC) - Re: Handy/Martha
27th-Jan-2009 05:10 pm (UTC) - Handy/Alt-Martha
He sees her in the street and his heart stutters.
She hears a sudden gasp of mingled pain and shock.
She finds a skinny man clutching his chest in fright.
Later, her lips are just as soft as he remembered,
though he and she are different people this time around.
27th-Jan-2009 07:28 pm (UTC) - Re: Handy/Alt-Martha
Lovely! Martha always saves his heart!
27th-Jan-2009 07:19 pm (UTC) - Martha/Handy
Possibilities in Rhyme:

1. Earth returns and Rose spurns; Martha learns how Handy yearns.

2. Doctor lies. UNIT tries. Cortex fries. Handy dies. Martha cries.

Edited at 2009-01-27 07:28 pm (UTC)
27th-Jan-2009 07:42 pm (UTC) - Re: Martha/Handy
*sobs at the last one*
27th-Jan-2009 07:49 pm (UTC) - Our-Martha/Handy - towing home the TARDIS
Jack notices first (of course), then Donna spots the signs.
Rose dismisses the idea as soon as it has occurred.
Sarah Jane is concerned, Mickey amused. Jackie averts her eyes.
The Doctor (not as oblivious as he pretends) watches sideways.
Only Martha seems not to see that Handy's staring, aroused.
Desire catching him by surprise when he looks at Martha.
27th-Jan-2009 07:50 pm (UTC) - Re: Our-Martha/Handy - towing home the TARDIS
Oh my! Very nice bit of pre-PWP! She was looking pretty hot in that uniform!
27th-Jan-2009 08:12 pm (UTC) - Our-Martha/Handy - after towing home the TARDIS
He stays with Martha after the Doctor takes Donna home.
He's shy and nervous, she seems unaware until after dinner.
Then she kisses him in the kitchen. He blushes deeply.
They retire to bed. The air fills with soft moans.
The next day she returns her engagement ring to Tom.
27th-Jan-2009 08:15 pm (UTC) - Re: Our-Martha/Handy - after towing home the TARDIS
Wasting no time! LOL
27th-Jan-2009 08:28 pm (UTC) - Handy/Martha
Run, run, run, to her, to be a doctor's companion.
The old life looms, and this new being needs her.

They struggle to make their (his) jagged edges fit together.
A new chemistry, the old physics, sealing in their universe.
27th-Jan-2009 08:35 pm (UTC) - Re: Handy/Martha
Oh lovely!!
27th-Jan-2009 08:35 pm (UTC) - Alt-Martha/Handy
He sleeps badly, missing the soothing hum of the TARDIS.
He drifts through unstructured days, weary and wary of others.
One day, crossing the street, a cyclist sends him flying.
He lies unconscious until a new doctor arrives beside him.
Her soft voice reaches through his darkness. He awakes confused.
Sees a familiar face, somehow older, yet no less welcome.
She mends his broken frame, pieces together his hurt heart.
She soothes his loneliness and longing, yet is lonely herself.
Love blossoms slowly (he's scared of hurting or losing her).
Together they find necessary healing and a kind of peace.
27th-Jan-2009 09:04 pm (UTC) - Re: Alt-Martha/Handy
*sniffs and seeks tissue*
27th-Jan-2009 09:13 pm (UTC) - Martha/Handy
Ten short words were not enough to contain one heart.
But still he put every fiber of himself into them.
When she opened the note and read his looping sanskrit,
she came to understand what lay veiled behind brown eyes.
"I see you, Martha Jones. But you don't see me."

She supposed she had always known he wasn't coming back.
27th-Jan-2009 09:15 pm (UTC) - Re: Martha/Handy

That's both sweet and very cleverly meta-ish!
27th-Jan-2009 09:28 pm (UTC) - Alt-Martha/Handy
He's taken to trekking across the world to avoid boredom.
(And Rose's accusing stares: he's not the man she thought.)
He's in shirtsleeves, in New England, building a whimsical snowman
A familiar voice hails him. Later they make snow angels.
Later still he buys her an ice-cream sundae. He's mad,
She thinks, although his brown eyes beguile her into talking.
When she returns to England after visiting her big sister,
He tags along, boredom and wanderlust banished by Martha Jones:
Companion, friend, Doctor, fellow builder of snowmen. Lover one day?
He doesn't know. It's too early. But he'll find out.

Edited at 2009-01-27 09:28 pm (UTC)
27th-Jan-2009 11:27 pm (UTC) - Re: Alt-Martha/Handy
Nice! Ah, New England and snow--lovely combo!
27th-Jan-2009 09:46 pm (UTC) - Alt!Martha/Handy
He suspected his priorities had changed, what with being human.
He'd only one lifetime and a single heart to give.
In darkness, two bodies moved together, and the universe turned
He wrapped his arms around her, and enjoyed being alive.

27th-Jan-2009 11:27 pm (UTC) - Re: Alt!Martha/Handy
Like the bit about priorities and being human!
27th-Jan-2009 11:40 pm (UTC) - Handy/Martha
He did not think that she was a viable option.

Edited at 2009-01-27 11:41 pm (UTC)
28th-Jan-2009 12:04 am (UTC) - Re: Handy/Martha
Interesting! So many ways this one could be read.
28th-Jan-2009 03:33 am (UTC) - Handy/Martha
Second best, always invisible, wanting another instead of just him
Finally understanding both sides of the playing field they're on.
Martha glows before him, immaculate, but she doesn't see him
He wonders as he cries if she ever truly will.

28th-Jan-2009 05:33 am (UTC) - Re: Handy/Martha
*sniffles and snuggles Handy*
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