Characters: Clara, Twelfth Doctor.
Written For: Challenge 193: Insult at dw100.
Spoilers: Nothing specific.
Summary: Clara is insulted on humanity’s behalf.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Doctor Who, or the characters.
“You know,” said Clara, “referring to humans as primitive apes is more than a little insulting.”
“Is it? Why?”
Clara frowned. For a supposedly superior being, the Doctor could be monumentally dense. “Because we’re a long way up the evolutionary tree from being apes. We’re an intelligent, civilised, advanced technological society…”
The Doctor cut her off. “You use your technology to find new and more effective ways of making war on your own kind. You’re nowhere near as advanced or intelligent as you think you are.”
“Then why d’you bother with us?”
“Because, my dear Clara, humanity has incredible potential.”