Fandom: Dr. Who
Characters: Donna Noble (mention of others)
Notes: Written for Day 5 of Drabble-a-Day 2011. Prompt from drunken_hedghog: Donna-Voices in her head. Beta by lefaym and michelleann68. No spoilers. Comments and concrit welcome. Apologies in advance for cross-posting.
Summary: Life with mother.
All her life, Donna's had Mum’s voice in her head.
Finish your food Donna; there’s children starving in Africa…You know, dear, you really could stand to eat a bit less; you’ll never get a man with those thighs…I know you’re set on having some great career, but maybe you should take a few more secretarial classes, just in case.
Neither her father’s gentle support nor Gramp’s gruff encouragement can drown out Sylvia's constant repetition of her failings and weaknesses.
Not until the Doctor sweeps her away in the TARDIS and quietly shows her the truth.
“Donna Noble, you’re brilliant.”