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Drabble: Farewell Kiss

Title: Farewell Kiss
Author: Lindenharp
Rating: All ages
Characters:
Tenth Doctor, Rose Tyler, OC
Rating: PG
Genre: drabble
Word Count: 100
Spoilers:  none
Summary:
If you knew I was dying, would it change anything?
Disclaimer: The sandbox belongs to the BBC. I'm just playing here, in the corner, making little sand-TARDISes. Not making any money, not asserting any claims.
A/N:
This was written as an entry for the secnd challenge of the Drabble Last Author Standing competition.  The summary above was the challenge prompt.  I didn't get any votes, either for or against, so feedback is especially welcome.


 

“Favourite childhood game... fighting monsters,” Havrha rasps. “Easier... kill dragons than damn bacteria.”

“You slew a real monster,” he murmurs. The elderly scientist developed the plague antigen too late to save herself.

“Traditional reward... kiss… prince.”

He’s alien, immune. “I’m no prince, but I’d be honoured.” Their lips brush gently.

Rose comforts plague victims. Afterwards, she tries drowning nightmares in brandy. “Doctor? If I was dying, would you kiss me?”

After nine centuries, it still breaks his hearts. Rose... so young. You are dying. You humans start dying the moment you’re born.

He forces a smile. “Silly girl, you’re fine.”

Comments

( 9 comments — Leave a comment )
garpu
Mar. 2nd, 2011 12:06 am (UTC)
Awww...that was gorgeous. I could totally see the Doctor doing something like that.

General fic challenges are an interesting thing, I'm finding. There's a real culture in Doctor Who fic fandom.
lindenharp
Mar. 3rd, 2011 04:46 am (UTC)
Thanks!

What do you mean by culture in DW fandom?
garpu
Mar. 3rd, 2011 02:09 pm (UTC)
Well the culture around DW fic is very different than other fandoms, I'm finding.
lindenharp
Mar. 4th, 2011 03:22 am (UTC)
Really? I'd love to know more, if you're inclined to share your observations.
garpu
Mar. 8th, 2011 07:36 pm (UTC)
Hmmm...biggest difference is in betas/not. What you warn for, and what you don't. It seems like the Who fandom is the most relaxed in this regard.
tempusdominus10
Mar. 2nd, 2011 12:14 am (UTC)
totally rad, man.

Hopeless, simple, hopeful, beautiful moment.


You go.

Would LOve to see Eleven in more scenes like this. We all saw how gentle he was with Amy as a child... TWICE! OMG
lindenharp
Mar. 3rd, 2011 04:51 am (UTC)
Thanks. I haven't written much with Eleven, other than a couple of drabbles. I'll probably get around to it eventually.
(Anonymous)
Mar. 2nd, 2011 03:56 am (UTC)
It's very sweet and the ending is poignant - the only distracting thing is I'm not sure who Havrha is. It doesn't sound familiar as a character name so I'm assuming it's an OC. But I'm sort of thinking about that in the back of my mind as I'm reading through the rest of the fic, trying to place the name.

But I like it - good job! =)
lindenharp
Mar. 3rd, 2011 04:55 am (UTC)
Yes, Havrha is an OC. I have a tendency to pack a lot of detail into one drabble, perhaps too much, sometimes.

Thanks for the kind words!
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