Characters: Martha Jones, the Tenth Doctor.
Written For: Challenge 120: Hard Work at dw100.
Spoilers: Human Nature.
Summary: Martha thought she knew what hard work was until she spent time as a housemaid in nineteen thirteen.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Doctor Who, or the characters.
Martha’s never been afraid of hard work, but this is something else. For the Doctor’s sake, to help maintain his disguise, she’s working as a maid in a boarding school where the Doctor is hiding as one of the schoolmasters.
If she ever gets her old life back, the real one, she’ll never complain about doing housework again, because washing machines, electric cookers, vacuum cleaners, and all the other mod cons of twenty-first century life make chores so much easier than they were before the First World war.
If she has to scrub many more floors she’ll develop housemaid’s knee!