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DW Fic: Unto Us the Future

Story: Unto Us the Future
Author: [personal profile] kaffyr
Characters: The Eleventh Doctor/River Song
Rated: PG
Word Count: 221, per Google docs
Edited by: Unedited. All mistakes are my own.
Summary: Time enough later to think of the impracticalities, the dangers, the probable heartbreak. Right now, they cradled enough joy to power the universe.
Author's Notes: This was written for [personal profile] sahiya , for the 2011 fandom_stocking fun. It was the first story I wrote for this year's effort, and I confess I'm rather fond of it. She had hoped someone might write a kidfic with River and Eleven; this little vignette, essentially a double drabble, presented itself to me promptly, and left a smile on my face. I hope it left one on hers - and yours.
Disclaimer: As much as I wish it were otherwise, no Whoniverse characters are mine. They are the sole properties of the BBC and their respective creators. I intend no copyright infringement, and take no coin. I do, however, love them all, and thank the BBC for letting me play in their sandbox.
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He didn't think, as he looked down into the cradle, of all the impracticalities, all the impossibilities. He spared not one precious moment on the muddled timelines, the realities that broke or might have broken in the past, and the future, and the never-quite-was-except-that-it-was, to bring this to pass. Nor would he flee from any heartsbreak that might yet - would inevitably, he knew - come to pass.

She didn't care, as she pulled her wrap about her and arose from her bed to join him, about the blood and the pain - so much more, and so much longer, than they had anticipated, courtesy of their byzantine and contentious biologies. She dismissed the fractured memories of her nightmare childhood and embraced the fearful love that threatened to explode her hearts right here, right now.

They reached for each other, clung together in joy and took strength from one another, casting off weariness and worry to embrace wonder.
Then she bent down, picked up the little one who slept there, and brought her up to be with them. He looked at her, and at the woman who held her.

"Child of the TARDIS," he whispered to them both. "Next stop, everywhere!"

Around them, the TARDIS thrummed with a joy so intense that the stars beyond Her doors were surely dancing.

This entry was originally posted at http://kaffyr.dreamwidth.org/215060.html?mode=reply, where there are currently comment count unavailable comments. You can comment there or here; I watch both.

Comments

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time_converges
Jan. 30th, 2012 01:27 am (UTC)
Oh, this is so wonderful!
kaffyr
Jan. 30th, 2012 01:46 am (UTC)
Thank you! It's the first kidfic I've ever attempted (although, at double drabble length, one might argue it's not quite a story), and I was surprised at how right it felt to me.
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kaffyr
Jan. 30th, 2012 05:45 am (UTC)
I'm very glad you liked it!
viomisehunt
Jan. 30th, 2012 05:58 am (UTC)
Intense. Love vingettes for that reason.
kaffyr
Jan. 30th, 2012 01:44 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I hope it was intense in a good way.
lonewytch
Jan. 30th, 2012 08:04 am (UTC)
Lovely. So sweet.
kaffyr
Jan. 30th, 2012 01:45 pm (UTC)
Thank you, my dear.
welshred
Jan. 30th, 2012 11:27 am (UTC)
Gorgeous. Ugh I want time babies!
kaffyr
Jan. 30th, 2012 01:46 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you liked it!
apostle_of_eris
Jan. 31st, 2012 02:20 am (UTC)
I had an idea for a mashup which I pass along to you —
A Sesame Street counting exercise with the numbered Drs.
kaffyr
Jan. 31st, 2012 07:08 pm (UTC)
Heh. A most excellent idea.
scandalbaby
Feb. 5th, 2012 10:48 pm (UTC)
Oh, this very much made me smile.
kaffyr
Feb. 5th, 2012 11:17 pm (UTC)
Any time something of mine can make a reader smile, I smile. Thank you!
navaan
Apr. 28th, 2012 11:37 am (UTC)
You captured the moment between the little family beautifully!
kaffyr
Apr. 28th, 2012 03:42 pm (UTC)
Oh, thank you! I'm so glad you liked this little story; it's very close to my heart, still. Do you mind my asking how you ran across it, after all this time?
navaan
Apr. 28th, 2012 05:50 pm (UTC)
Oh. I think I found it while browsing the spoiler_song, but I was pretty randomly browsing, so I could be wrong...
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