November 14th, 2010

stroke bits of the tardis, doctor/tardis stroke bits of the tardis

for theatrical_muse: When did you last run, and why?

for hisoldgirl

She knows what you’re doing.

She knew the moment you came in the door. She knew as you stood at the console, staring at a blank spot and contemplating your own death. She knew.

“No,” you had said, and you pulled a lever, sending yourself and her elsewhere. Anywhere. Somewhere that wasn’t your current fate. Somewhere that would keep you alive and safe.

Because when it comes down to it, that’s what you were convinced you were doing.

But she knows better.

She sees the recklessness of your actions. She waits patiently as you run from adventure to adventure, spinning faster and faster like a toy on its last bit of wind-up. You’re burning yourself up like you would burn up a star to say goodbye.

You tell her that you’re living as much as you can before you go.

She tells you that you’re not really going. You’re only changing, and you’ve changed before.

You may be fooling yourself, but you’re not fooling her. She’s known you too long.

You’re terrified, petrified of what’s going to take you out. This incarnation is too stubborn, too selfish, to self-bloody-righteous to just let something else take you out. You’re going to burn, and you’re going to be the one to do it.

She knows this.

She can’t stop you.

Muse: The Doctor (Ten)
Fandom: Doctor Who
Word Count: 218
beginnings and ends, time travel beginning, doctor/rose beginnings and ends

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for notanemptymotto

They are both very old and very young all at the same time.

They first meet at a space port in Athens. He is old. She is older. She knows him. He does not know her. She is not River Song, she doesn’t hide anything when she tells him who she is. It doesn’t make her less interesting.

They meet again, this time both only having met the other one time before. They revel in their old age, they revel in their youth. She stays behind and saves the world in her Sanctuary. He leaves and saves the world from his TARDIS.

The Sanctuary is a place for Abnormals. When he visits, he fits in.

Every time they meet, they continue to get older. They continue to stay the same. There is something equally disturbing and reassuring in knowing there is a contact on Earth who will never change (and always changes).

One day, he goes to the Sanctuary and it is empty. Every room, every cell. She is gone. He searches for her for years, but knows he won’t see her again until Athens.

He travels back in time. He sits at a bar in Prague and watches her.

He knows her, she doesn’t know him. She is old. He is older.

She’s going to know him, he’s lost her to the universe. Another friend, gone like that. It makes him angry.

One day, he will beat Time.

One day.

Muse: The Doctor (Ten)
Fandom: Doctor Who
Word Count: 232
Notes: I played around with the idea of them meeting differently, let me know what you think!