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Title: Donna's Terse, Unimpressed Replies

Rating: T

Author: tkel_paris, aka KendraC

Summary: Spaceman wrote Donna three times. What were her answers? Companion piece to bas_math_girl's Love Letters... Almost... Hopefully and the second story in what's become a series.

Disclaimer: Would BMG and I have written these if we owned DW and its characters? Well... Maybe; they would've been canon in that case. *le sigh*

Author's Note: Love Letters was three letters written by the Doctor to Donna Noble. I read it and wanted to know what Donna wrote in response; it was clear that the second and third letters were answers to things Donna either said or wrote. BMG gave me the green light to write them, and my Muse got a flash of inspiration last night. Got the okay from BMG today, and so here are Donna's answers! (If you haven't read BMG's story, do so before going any further!)

Also, the strike-through parts are things Donna started to write, but tried to cover up. Assume that the Doctor can read them anyway...


You Outer Space Prawn,

If you really were hiding behind the rubbish bins, and I've seen you hide behind some weird things, then you definitely heard my frustration with you just fine. When a friend makes me that mad with thoughtless words, I need time to cool off! What part of that didn't you get? Frankly, Martian Boy, if you talked to any of your past companions like that, I'm surprised they didn't walk out on you for good! You're lucky I've lived so much more than they had and recognize what blokes males can be! And that seems to be true across species!

Are you completely incapable of writing in English? Do you even know how to speak English?! Since I know about those translation circuit your ship has, I have to wonder now that I've got this proof of what a dunce you can be! If it weren't for your ship helping me with a translation book – with the smallest print I've ever seen, and I've done research in the driest books ever written on Earth! – I wouldn't know what the bloody hell you wrote!

Like my not being around would stop you from having a one-sided conversation with yourself! You like to talk so much that I can see you doing that quite a bit. Not that I'm not guilty of it sometimes, but that's beside the point. Don't you insult my intelligence and promises with false words!

From a very pissed off Earth Girl,


PS: By the by, if you ever want to impress a girl, you don't make comparisons with your exes. Word of advice from your friend. In fact, you don't mention them at all – at first.


You Absolutely Daft Spaceman,

Your apology would be easier to believe if you weren't continuing to be an absolute bloke about things! You assume that I'd be impressed with your various alien ways. There're just things about you that I roll my eyes over! Which makes me wonder how much you know about humans...

Oh, now you realize how annoying that was for me! Again, can you even write in English?! I wonder if I should ask the TARDIS to shut off the translation circuits – but only for you. So you'd have to try to speak in human languages. I'd love to see you struggle for once!

Now, don't go getting your wires crossed, Doctor! I know damn well where your hearts lie, and it wouldn't be with someone like me. It's a case of “want the person you're with since you can't have who you want.” Nothing more. A little extra time apart will prove that to you. So keep your hands to yourself! Don't you go about trying to break my heart like you did Martha's! These letters of yours could wreck havoc on a girl's mind if she's not careful!

Your Best Mate (and that's not a mate mate, Sunshine!),




I can't believe you persist in this... this farce! It's what it has to be! You cannot possibly feel anything roma beyond friendship toward me! You said you just wanted a mate! You corrected me when I misheard you that night! And I saw your reaction when I picked up Ro the jacket when we met. You're just missing her too much. I get that; you've lost so much over your life. You're desperately craving a surrogate for what you really want! I'm just a convenient body person!

You should expect to get things thrown at you when you're trying to upset the woman you said would just be a mate! You're lucky I just threw a cup of tea! I've had a few fantasies of doing worse to some of the losers who've tricked me before. At least they didn't try to worm their way in in a backhanded way! And I don't know who you're talking about! Which her?! On second thought, don't tell me! Maybe I'd rather not know about your past!

I've had my heart broken many times before Lance. Men who just wanted one thing from me, and dumped me once they got into my it. I've heard it all: I'm too plump, I'm ginger, I'm too loud, I'm not smart, I'm worthless... And that's just from my mother! Heard far worse thanks to friends who overheard those blokes talking about me. I'm just considered a slapper, and what man wants that? Which is why I sought you out; I thought I could trust you... I don't want to become another Martha be a problem for you, the only person who ever treated me (other than my dad and my granddad) like a person worth anything. So stop messing with my head!

Please have mercy on your friend...


UPDATE: Is this the end? Nope! Check out nipponophile05's An Ongoing Correspondence, and bas_math_girl's Love Letters... Getting Closer! This is hardly over! And keep your eyes alert for my follow-up, which might be coming soon...!


( 20 comments — Leave a comment )
Aug. 31st, 2011 07:33 pm (UTC)
I love the idea of the TARDIS turning off the translation circuits!! And poor Donna still suffering from self-esteem problems. :'(

Great stuff, love!!
Aug. 31st, 2011 08:15 pm (UTC)
And once Donna realized she was affected by his words, those insecurities would rear their ugly heads. She just can't believe that she could really be loved... :'(

Thank you for letting me at it! :D
Aug. 31st, 2011 09:33 pm (UTC)
I liked these, and thought they were well-written. Bringing up Martha was particularly good, as an example of somebody who Donna *knew* had had her heart broken by the Doctor. And I liked the struck-out parts and could imagine the Doctor still being able to read them.
Aug. 31st, 2011 09:51 pm (UTC)
Yep! She's very delicate... and so he's got his work cut out for him. I've leaving it open to BMG for first crack at the Doctor's response.

Thank you for reviewing! This was a fun first for me!
Sep. 1st, 2011 06:51 am (UTC)
You are very welcome and did very good for it being a first!
Sep. 2nd, 2011 03:33 am (UTC)
Firstly, brilliant responses! So funny, and I think you've got Donna's voice just right.

Secondly, I know I asked this before and I was a bit slow off the mark then (has been kind of a busy week.... ), but could I have a go at the next stage of their correspondence?
Sep. 2nd, 2011 12:05 pm (UTC)
Okay, the next part is up at my LJ page, and it's titled An ongoing correspondence http://nipponophile05.livejournal.com/9421.html.

They way I've ended it, it begs for a continuation, which I'm more than happy to do myself, or flick back to other two authors, bas_math_girl and tkel_paris.

Sep. 2nd, 2011 11:55 am (UTC)
New Fic: An ongoing correspondence
User nipponophile05 referenced to your post from New Fic: An ongoing correspondence saying: [...] continued with the equally delightful companion piece Donna's terse, unimpressed replies [...]
Sep. 2nd, 2011 12:02 pm (UTC)

I completely loved BMG's love letters, and this as a follow up is just amazing: you've got her voice spot on, with all her so not impressedness, and her insecurities. That bit of course made me sad and want to hug Donna all like "NO HE LOBES YOU".

Great work, yo!!
Sep. 3rd, 2011 04:34 pm (UTC)
And have you read nipponophile05's response to these fics?! I think BMG and I have created a monster that won't die anytime soon! :D

Yep, we all want to hug her and be like, "No, he does love you. He's just absolute rubbish at showing it!" And then go slap some sense into him! ;D
Sep. 11th, 2011 08:32 pm (UTC)
AWWW! Poor Donna! The Doctor totally deserved the telling off he just got!
Sep. 11th, 2011 09:23 pm (UTC)
And he's getting a bit more soon enough! I'm grinning over my ideas... So I'll be on the word processor tonight!

Thanks for leaving a comment!
Sep. 11th, 2011 09:37 pm (UTC)
oooh! I can't wait! I absolutely love this series you guys have put together.
Sep. 13th, 2011 11:09 pm (UTC)
Very nice companion piece to BMG letters. I wonder how the Doctor would cope with the translation circuits off it would be an interesting read.
Sep. 13th, 2011 11:39 pm (UTC)
Ah! There's still a chance he could have to endure that!

Hope you've also read BMG's follow-up, as well as N5's and mine! Links should be on my page!

Thanks for reading and commenting!
Oct. 7th, 2011 10:49 pm (UTC)
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User nipponophile05 referenced to your post from No title saying: [...] 's Donna's Terse, Unimpressed Replies [...]
Oct. 7th, 2011 10:57 pm (UTC)
New Fic: The best laid plans (Love Letters series)
User nipponophile05 referenced to your post from New Fic: The best laid plans (Love Letters series) saying: [...] p;'s Donna's Terse, Unimpressed Replies [...]
Oct. 8th, 2011 09:55 pm (UTC)
Yeah, go Donna!!
Oct. 8th, 2011 09:58 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
Nov. 28th, 2011 06:18 pm (UTC)
I just stumbled on these via BMG, and I love them :)

*goes off to read the next lot*
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