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30 September 2012 @ 04:17 am
Fic: ‘Watching, seeing, knowing.’  
Title: Watching, seeing, knowing.
Fandom: Doctor Who.
Rating: (G)
Time Period: During The Power of Three, near the end.
Summary: Brian understands.

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

I want to give Brian Williams a big smooshy hug and call him a Pond. I will miss him after next week.

Possible spoilers are given. Dialogue below comes from the episode.

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


Brian watches.

He sees Amy and Rory come back in different clothes. He sees them watch cubes while sitting on the sofa, arms crossed and shaking their heads with muttered words. Rory saves his life, wheels him out of a spaceship and back into the hospital.

Brian watches.

He also watches the cubes while they come back in different clothes, leaves the video camera recording when they have parties he goes to and talks to the Doctor about what will happen.

He knows why they run, come back with different clothes, are able to handle themselves in an emergency (it’s all about the pockets). He knows the excitement of such a life, of simply walking out the front door and following the street. He knows what it’s like to travel and experience different places and foods and people.

He also knows what it’s like with the Doctor. The running, the creatures, the experiences (Tricey chasing a ball while he was riding her – he always thinks of Tricey as a girl – and flying a spaceship, making sure they didn’t crash into the moon), the people (he can’t forget Riddell and his efficiency when told to watch the door).

He sees. He knows.

Two times two makes four.

He sees their faces when the Doctor finishes his Chinese, talks to Amy and Rory, explains why he understands why they can’t give up their lives.

Brian sees.

He sees Amy’s expression, Rory’s too and he sees the Doctor’s face. That he knows what he’s giving up by letting them live their lives without him.

Beautiful messy lives without their best friend.

He sees.

“Actually, it’s you they can’t give up, Doctor,” he says, “and I don’t think they should. Go with him,” he urges. “Go save every world you can find. Who else has that chance? Life will still be here.”

“You could come, Brian.”

“Somebody’s got to water the plants,” Brian replies. “Just bring them back safe.”

He looks at the Doctor, eyes straight upon him and unmoving. The Doctor lifts his chin.

Brian watched, knew, saw and gave.
Mindy: doctor who - amy - feeling domesticarliddian on September 29th, 2012 11:28 pm (UTC)
Oh, this was great. I love Brian. <3
F. J.: Lantern & Candles: Warmmorethanacandle on September 30th, 2012 08:54 am (UTC)
Thank you! Brian is just awesome!
     Mandya_phoenixdragon on September 30th, 2012 08:24 am (UTC)
Beautiful. I love Brian. He became a part of me, too...

F. J.: Lanterns: Warmmorethanacandle on September 30th, 2012 08:55 am (UTC)
Thank you! I will miss Brian after the Ponds leave.
honeynoirhoneynoir on September 30th, 2012 10:59 am (UTC)
This is fantastic! Brian is so observant in his understated way, and you've captured that perfectly!
F. J.: Three candlesmorethanacandle on September 30th, 2012 11:04 am (UTC)
Thank you! I wasn't sure if I'd gotten it right.
honeynoirhoneynoir on September 30th, 2012 11:11 am (UTC)
It was perfect!
F. J.: Three candlesmorethanacandle on September 30th, 2012 11:35 am (UTC)
Thank you so much.
Armchair DM: Igor: A Rod Of Silencearmchairdm on October 1st, 2012 12:23 pm (UTC)
I'm going to miss Brian. A parental figure that actually doesn't mind the Doctor or their child travelling with them. Seems the Ponds broke a lot of boundaries... Beautifully captured and written.

Edited at 2012-10-01 12:27 pm (UTC)
F. J.: Golden Candlesmorethanacandle on October 1st, 2012 01:52 pm (UTC)
Thank you.