|snakeling (snakeling) wrote in snakelingsrecs,|
@ 2007-09-20 21:17:00
|Entry tags:||fandom:doctor who, pairing:doctor who:ten/jack, rating:pg-13|
Second Chances, by Caz the hobbit
There was some unfinished business at the end of The Last of the Time Lords, and Caz shows us the fallout beautifully. The writing is very restrained, and lovely.
The Doctor was, as usual, tinkering around with the damaged machinery in the TARDIS, fixing little bits together with a deep frown on his face and his tongue between his teeth. Jack remembered how he used to race around the TARDIS almost manically, with a wide grin on his face, flushed with the thrill of time travel. These days, however, he was far more sombre. He moved around quietly, almost reverently, tending the damaged TARDIS as though it was a sick child. This, Jack reminded himself, probably wasn’t too far from the truth.
There was just so much about the Doctor he didn’t understand. He was going to live forever, but he imagined that in all those uncountable years, he’d still never be able to fathom this Time Lord properly.