Title: The Candle-Maker
Characters: Rose Tyler
Written For: Challenge 058: chandler / castellan at dw100
Summary: Somewhere in earth’s past, Rose watches a craftswoman at work.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Doctor Who, or the characters.
The Chandler is a wizened old woman, and Rose watches in fascination as she dips the wicks into the bubbling vat of tallow, each time adding another layer that must be allowed to set before the candle to be is dipped again, growing a little more each time.
These aren’t the fancy scented candles she’s used to back home, the ones designed to add fragrance and atmosphere to a room. They’re purely practical, for lighting the homes of those who can’t afford oil lamps, and they smell awful.
Once again, Rose is grateful she comes from a place with electricity.