In Which

The Doctor Goes on Holiday

In Which…

The Doctor Goes on Holiday


"So, Rose! Where are we going next?" the Doctor questioned, taking off his long brown coat and tossing it over the dip in the coral-shaped column he had just walked past. Rose Tyler walked into the Tardis and shut the door behind her.

"I don't know," she replied with a shrug, following the Doctor to the controls.

"Ooh, I know! I want you to pull random controls on the panel and let's see where we end up!" the Doctor suggested, grinning hugely. He was so hyper and he had no idea why. It might have had something to do with the fifteen cupcakes he'd eaten at that party. He hadn't been able to help himself. They'd had edible ball bearings on them.

"Are you sure?" Rose asked and the Doctor nodded rapidly.

"I'm always sure, Rose! I'm the Doctor! Now, come on, do something interesting! That's what I have you here for," the Doctor said and Rose nodded, stepping up to the controls and flipping a series of random levers.


The Doctor felt the Tardis materialize again and grabbed Rose's hand, snagging his coat off the column and pulling it on.

"Get ready for an adventure!" he yelled enthusiastically, opening the Tardis door and stepping outside. Everything was black, white, or gray-there was not a single inch of color besides himself and Rose. Thinking this was a little odd, he felt that they try to find out where they were. He pulled Rose along until they reached a town.

"So, where are we, Doctor?" Rose asked and the Doctor shrugged.

"I haven't the slightest idea. Let's ask someone," he said, spotting a pale man with gray hair and an all black and gray suit. The Doctor skipped over. "Hello, I'm the Doctor and this is Rose. Can you perhaps tell us where we are?"

"Well," the man said in a dull voice, devoid of any accent or inflection, "you're in Humdrum town, New Dullsville."

"Oh, I see… and what planet is this?" the Doctor asked, his hopes for adventure falling slightly at the name of the town.

"This is the planet Monotone in the Boring galaxy. Surely you know where you are," the man said, raising his eyebrow. The Doctor frowned.

"Of course I do…" he said.

"I thought not. I'm John Smith the first, the mayor of Humdrum. Everyone's last name is Smith here, because we're in the state of Smith. I will show you around," Mayor Smith said and the Doctor followed him away from the colorless post office they were in front of. Rose had wandered off at the beginning of the conversation to chase a colorless butterfly.


The citizens of Humdrum town had forced the Doctor and Rose to stay for the entirety of the twenty-four day week composed entirely of Tuesdays, during which time the Doctor was subjected to several tea parties where the conversation went nowhere, the tea was mediocre, and there were no bananas, and Rose chased several more colorless butterflies. To the Doctor's dismay, there were no such things as bananas on the planet Monotone. He had to get out of there.

"Rose, come on, I need your help," the Doctor said, catching up to his companion as she chased another butterfly. He looked exhausted, his clothes all rumpled, with dark circles under his eyes. He hadn't had any adventures in twenty-four days, and it was really starting to get to him.

"But, Doctor, I'm having fun!" she protested and the Doctor snagged her wrist.

"Did somebody say 'fun'?" gasped a random passerby, a generic looking man by the name Carl Smith. He was the law enforcer of Humdrum town. "Fun is not allowed in New Dullsville. Please leave immediately."

"Oh, thank Rassilon!" the Doctor shouted, pulling Rose back to the Tardis.

"Doctor, why did we have to leave?" Rose wined, pouting as the Doctor input new coordinates in the plotter.

"Because, while you were having fun, I was stuck playing the part of a respectable citizen!" he complained back. "There is no way I am going back there again! Worst holiday EVER!

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