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31 March 2012 @ 05:16 am
Fic: ‘Fine.’  
Title: Fine.
Fandom: Doctor Who.
Rating: (G)
Time Period: During season 6, before Closing Time.
Summary: An unexpected conversation.

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

This started with one idea in mind and then morphed into something else while I was writing.

Then the TARDIS spoke and joined in. I still don’t know how she got there or is there. I have a couple theories but nothing definite.

So, I have this. Whatever ‘this’ is!

I also admit to being influenced by Bring her back when I wrote this.

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


He flips switches, tugs levers and twiddles knobs. He looks at the ceiling, flops onto the nearby chair. He studies the console, folds his hands on his lap and sits back. He’s been on his own for a while; there’s no one to speak with except Sexy and she’s not got a human voice any more.

He leans back, his hands now behind his head. “I’ve got to see if she’s all right.” There’s a flash of the console light. “Okay, I know she’ll be all right – she meets me, doesn’t she?” He looks around the console room, listens; there’s no response. “It wasn’t fair you know,” he finally murmurs. “You didn’t need to bring her back. That was cruel.”

No response.

“Why did you do it?” He asks. “Why did you make her a voice interface?” He looks around. At the console. The ceiling. “Oh,” he continues, “I get it. You wanted me to remember how falling in love with mortals doesn’t work for a Time Lord. Well, she’s with me anyway.

“Not me but still me.”

you saw what you wanted to see

He starts, sitting up. Idris stands by the console.

“I only needed an answer.”

you thought you were dying

“Why,” he leans back in the chair, “are you here? To talk me out of seeing her?”

The image smiles, sadly, and faintly shakes her head. I could simply not take you there

“That’s true,” he admits, scratching the back of his head. “But you didn’t answer my question.

“Why are you here?” He pauses. “How are you here?”

Silence settles between them.

“Fine,” he sulks, bouncing to his feet and walking to the console. “Before she meets Mickey then?” He glances over his shoulder; she’s gone.

Fine,” he whispers. He leans heavily on the console, bowing his head and closing his eyes. “Fine. I’ll leave her be.”

His hands tremble on the edge of the console; he looks up. “So,” he begins, his smile stretched and eyes covered with a damp sheen, “where should we go next?”
     Mandy: Eleven - Amy-Eleven Something Missinga_phoenixdragon on March 30th, 2012 09:23 pm (UTC)
Ahhh, Doctor - how you break my heart.

Gorgeous as always!!! Ahh, how I have missed your fic!!

F. J.: Lantern & Candles: Warmmorethanacandle on March 31st, 2012 07:41 am (UTC)
Ahhh, Doctor - how you break my heart.
You just want to hug him, don't you?

Gorgeous as always!!!
Thank you very much!

Ahh, how I have missed your fic!!
If you think you've missed any, check the Doctor Who; I've been writing some lately!
     Mandya_phoenixdragon on March 31st, 2012 03:49 pm (UTC)
Ahhh, thankies for the link!!

F. J.: Lantern & Candles: Warmmorethanacandle on March 31st, 2012 03:50 pm (UTC)
You're very welcome!
Mindy: doctor who - ten/rose - look uparliddian on March 30th, 2012 11:11 pm (UTC)
Well, I believe that 'this' is marvellous! It's bittersweet and lovely and very Doctor. I really love it.
F. J.: Lanterns: Warmmorethanacandle on March 31st, 2012 07:44 am (UTC)
Well, I believe that 'this' is marvellous!
Thank you!

It's bittersweet and lovely and very Doctor. I really love it.
That's a relief to hear; I wasn't very certain about when I finished writing and read it back.

Armchair DM: Igor: A Rod Of Silencearmchairdm on March 31st, 2012 01:14 pm (UTC)
I've never really bought the Doctor/Rose romance to be honest. But that's an issue with the plotting of the 2nd part of season 2. Very Idris, and great to see her back though.
F. J.: Golden Candlesmorethanacandle on March 31st, 2012 01:29 pm (UTC)
Thank you; I quite liked Idris!
honeynoir: who stole a magic boxhoneynoir on April 16th, 2012 04:51 pm (UTC)
Oh, I like this very much! The introspection, the dialogue, the implications... Gorgeous!
F. J.: Limited votives (unlit)morethanacandle on April 24th, 2012 01:17 pm (UTC)
My apologies for not replying sooner; unfortunately, I've been ill.

Thank you! I wasn't quite sure if it would come together while writing. Of course, it wasn't supposed to turn into this when I began writing!
honeynoir: not without knowinghoneynoir on April 25th, 2012 06:39 pm (UTC)
I hope you're feeling better!

F. J.: Limited votives (unlit)morethanacandle on April 26th, 2012 02:55 am (UTC)
I'm almost completely better, thank you!
honeynoirhoneynoir on April 26th, 2012 08:00 pm (UTC)
Oh, that's great!
F. J.: Limited votives (unlit)morethanacandle on April 27th, 2012 12:42 am (UTC)
Thank you! Give me a week and I'll be completely well!