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Fic: Burning Bright

Title: Burning Bright
Author: Lindenharp
Genre: drabble
Words: 100
Characters: Ninth Doctor/Jack Harkness/Rose Tyler
Rating: for everyone
Warnings: none
Summary: It's Jack's idea: Christmas around the galaxy.
A/N:
This is a somewhat belated entry for the Christmas card challenge at
Better with Three.  Then again, Christmas lasts for twelve days.  Thanks to [info]wendymr  for the beta.


It's Jack's idea: Christmas around the galaxy.  The Doctor swallows his misgivings.  So many of the celebrations involve fire. To locals, it's symbolic of light in darkness. To him, it's destruction and despair.  He hides his pain with quips and the mask of the jaded traveler.

Rose and Jack join the bonfire dances on the beaches of Aquitano.  The Doctor watches them; a motionless shadow.

Afterwards, the humans run to him, whooping with delight.  Reflected in their young eyes, the firelight is transformed into something new.  Though it doesn't yet stir hope in his hearts, it no longer brings despair.

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canaana
Dec. 30th, 2009 01:43 am (UTC)
Reflected in their young eyes, the firelight is transformed into something new.

Isn't everything? That's why he travels with them. :) Lovely drabble.
lindenharp
Dec. 30th, 2009 01:47 am (UTC)
Yes, though sometimes the alchemy is more powerful than he expected.

Thanks!
hab318princess
Dec. 30th, 2009 08:30 pm (UTC)
beautiful, lovely view at fire and what it can mean
lindenharp
Dec. 30th, 2009 10:34 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Yes, fire can warm and comfort -- or destroy. Unfortunately, the Doctor has seen too much of the latter.
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