Something of a thematic sequel to Imran's "Breaking the Pedestal". Spoilers
for 'The End Of Time' part 2.

Drabble: Thus It Begins

"But I am Rassilon!" the last President of the Time Lords thundered.
"Yes," the Ogron responded. "Francois know who you is. And please not to
fling spittle on Francois jacket."
"Then why in time and space do I have to pay cash now? You took plastic
last week!"
"Your card," Francois said patiently, "backed by First Bank Of Gallifrey.
Last week, you promise Gallifrey coming back. Now? No Gallifrey. No First
Bank. No money for Francois. So you pay cash." He raised his sock puppet.
"Is that not so, Mr Moggie?"
"<Indeed yes,>" he squeaked. "<Mr Bond credit not good.>"

John Elliott

Thinks: This is what a nice clean life leads to. Hmm, why did I ever lead one?
-- Bluebottle, in the Goon Show