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03 April 2012 @ 11:34 am
Fic: ‘What he wants.’  
Title: What he wants.
Fandom: Doctor Who.
Rating: (PG)
Time Period: During Amy and Rory’s teenage years.
Summary: He wants to do more than friendship allows.

Author's Note: This is quick ‘n’ dirty (for definition see the F. A. Q.).

Boy, have I been writing a lot of Doctor Who lately! This almost-drabble is a glimpse into Rory, what he’d like to do but which friendship forbids.


Disclaimer
All characters contained herein are the intellectual property of the BBC & Steven Moffat; I am not affiliated with nor endorsed by them.


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He wants to tuck that straying curl behind her ear. He wants to hold her hand. He wants to touch his lips to hers, feel them soft and pliable as a hand reaches behind her head and brings her closer to him. He wants to wrap his arms around her when she’s sad and tell her everything will be okay. He wants to be allowed to make everything okay.

He catches himself reaching for that curl at times, catches himself leaning closer when they study together. He always stops himself: pointing out a fact when he leans closer, punching her lightly on the arm when he reaches for that curl.

So he concentrates on the little he’s allowed and not on what’s forbidden. But, oh, is it hard not to do what he wants to be allowed to do!

No, not wants. Needs. He wants to be her Rory, to protect and not simply watch from the sidelines.

One day, he dreams, he’ll be allowed. One day.

But in his mind, he knows, that one day will never come.
 
 
 
Mindy: doctor who - amy/rory - otparliddian on April 3rd, 2012 03:24 am (UTC)
I really like fics that focus on Amy and Rory in the years before Prisoner Zero, and that growth in their relationship. This was a lovely little ficlet, very sweet and full of longing. <3
F. J.: Lantern & Candles: Warmmorethanacandle on April 3rd, 2012 03:38 pm (UTC)
that focus on Amy and Rory in the years before Prisoner Zero
I might do more, especially after this one.

This was a lovely little ficlet, very sweet and full of longing. <3
Thank you. I wasn't sure any of that had come through at all; it hadn't felt like it when I was writing.
no matter how improbable: rory arthurcharlottetrips on April 3rd, 2012 04:44 am (UTC)
I love Rory and I love the push/pull he feels here because it's the unrequited love that you see in his face in the flashbacks with Mels. And it's sweet to know that that day will come for him.
F. J.: Lanterns: Warmmorethanacandle on April 3rd, 2012 03:41 pm (UTC)
it's sweet to know that that day will come for him.
Knowing that was what helped focus the push/pull dynamic you see in this.
Armchair DM: Igor & Carson: Waitingarmchairdm on April 3rd, 2012 01:50 pm (UTC)
This is very sweet. I really feel for Rory pre Amy's Choice especially; as it felt like we were getting Rose and Mickey all over again. (Though Rory started out stronger than Mickey did; and was never portrayed as part of the life Amy was leaving behind; not the same way Mickey was). But seeing the past times makes me feel for him even more.
F. J.: Golden Candlesmorethanacandle on April 3rd, 2012 03:42 pm (UTC)
seeing the past times makes me feel for him even more.
It makes you just wanna give him a hug, doesn't it?
honeynoir: the smell of dust after rainhoneynoir on April 16th, 2012 04:31 pm (UTC)
Aw, this is really lovely and terribly sad at the same time! Rory's heartache is almost palpable...
F. J.: Three candlesmorethanacandle on April 24th, 2012 01:19 pm (UTC)
Thank you so very much! I thought I'd been pounding it in too hard and it wouldn't feel right in any way.
honeynoir: because right now i'm nothoneynoir on April 25th, 2012 06:41 pm (UTC)
Oh, it definitely felt right! It's very, very Rory!
F. J.: Three candlesmorethanacandle on April 26th, 2012 02:37 am (UTC)
That is such a relief to know; thank you!