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Fic: Unlimited

Title: Unlimited
Author: Lindenharp
Genre: drabble
Words: 100
Characters: Tenth Doctor
Rating: for everyone
Warnings: Spoilers for Waters of Mars
Summary: She has no notion of the scope of his power.



"No one should have that much power."


She has no notion of the scope of his power.  He could literally write his name in the stars.  He could reshape galaxies.  Far more advanced species than hers might worship him as a god.  Not that he wants worship.  A little gratitude would be nice

No... from Mia and Yuri mere gratitude would suffice.  From Adelaide, he wants more.  He wants her to comprehend who he is and what he can accomplish.

Much later, with the gunshot echoing in his dreams, he realises that she understood him very well indeed.

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honorh
Dec. 21st, 2009 01:41 am (UTC)
Definitely packs a punch. Adelaide did understand him, and she understood, as she pulled out her gun, just how wrongly he'd been using his power.
lindenharp
Dec. 21st, 2009 06:41 am (UTC)
Thank you! Yes, I think that Adelaide understood the Doctor better than he understood himself at that moment.
neadods
Dec. 21st, 2009 01:47 am (UTC)
Oh, yes. Oh yes, exactly!
lindenharp
Dec. 21st, 2009 06:42 am (UTC)
Thank you very much.
tempusdominus10
Dec. 21st, 2009 02:53 am (UTC)
Dude! But... I desperately truly madly deeply wnat to see what JACK says when he finds out. And I hope the Doctor has the sense to tell him. Ooooooo
lindenharp
Dec. 21st, 2009 06:49 am (UTC)
I want that, too. I don't know what Jack will say, but I think part of him will be terrified. Who knows, better than he, what a Time Lord without self-restraint is capable of?
garpu
Dec. 21st, 2009 03:28 am (UTC)
Ooh. Captures just how Time Lordy the Doctor can be.
lindenharp
Dec. 21st, 2009 07:13 am (UTC)
Thanks. The question of the Doctor's power is always fascinating to me. I don't think we know the half of what he could do if he didn't restrict his actions.
garpu
Dec. 21st, 2009 02:28 pm (UTC)
Yeah very true. The Big Finish audios kind of hint at what the Time Lords are capable of, but I think it's a good thing for the rest of the universe that they'd rather be left alone.
dameruth
Dec. 21st, 2009 04:33 am (UTC)
Oooo. Perfect (in a shivery way). :D
lindenharp
Dec. 21st, 2009 07:13 am (UTC)
*curtsies*

And, may I say... icon love?
torn_eledhwen
Dec. 21st, 2009 09:14 am (UTC)
Perfect but painful.
lindenharp
Dec. 23rd, 2009 06:34 am (UTC)
Thanks! I'm glad it worked for you.
hab318princess
Dec. 21st, 2009 12:37 pm (UTC)
wonderful drabble, I loved Adelaide
lindenharp
Dec. 23rd, 2009 06:58 am (UTC)
Thank you. Adelaide was indeed made of pure awesomeness.
yamx
Dec. 21st, 2009 01:49 pm (UTC)
Brilliant. Cutting, but so true.
lindenharp
Dec. 23rd, 2009 07:02 am (UTC)
Thanks! It was such a powerful scene that I had to write about it.
danaems
Dec. 21st, 2009 08:14 pm (UTC)
Great work! Exactly what must being going on through his mind.
lindenharp
Dec. 23rd, 2009 07:05 am (UTC)
Or something along those lines. He made such a connection with Adelaide that I think he really wanted to have her accept -- approve -- his actions.
quean_of_swords
Dec. 22nd, 2009 10:32 pm (UTC)
Short, but it cuts to the core of the matter and socks you in the gut. Very nice!
lindenharp
Dec. 23rd, 2009 07:06 am (UTC)
Thank you. Short but gut-socking is my aim for a successful drabble. If I achieved it here, then I'm pleased.
nebularific
Dec. 26th, 2009 07:04 pm (UTC)
Yes. This is just... yes. Exactly right.
lindenharp
Dec. 28th, 2009 04:48 am (UTC)
Thank you!
darstellen
Feb. 6th, 2010 02:04 pm (UTC)
Your use of italics is fascinating -- it conveys the echoing quality of Ten's own voice in his head, giving the first and last lines a wonderful consistency: the conclusion is the logical development of the premise. It is boggling how well you develop a psychological logic. The reader is shocked, gripped, amazed.

lindenharp
Feb. 6th, 2010 04:34 pm (UTC)
Thank you! "waters of Mars" made a very powerful impression on me, so if I've managed to convey even a fraction of that, I'm gratified.

As a regular practice, I use italics to indicate when I'm quoting a character's thoughts rather than summarizing what's going through his mind.
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