Remix: Millipede (The Bones of the Hand Remix) [Tenth Doctor, Martha, 100 Words, Rated G] by aralias
With the hand not holding Martha’s, the Doctor points at a pale, alien skeleton behind glass. “Now this, Miss Jones, is what’s known as a Sandadian hopping possum. Grows a new leg every year: marvellous animal. And that is a beautiful archifunga. Oh, and that-”
Carpal bones, Martha thinks, as the Doctor yanks her over to another display. Then the metacarpal bones extending in three distinct phalanges: the bones of the human hand pressing into hers through the Doctor’s skin – alien skin. Over bones as alien as the possum’s. If he had 900 legs it’d be easier to remember that.