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Fic: First Steps

Title: First Steps
Characters: Unspecified Doctor, OC
Genre: gen, drabble
Length:
100 words
Rating: All ages
Spoilers: none
Summary: It's what they all ask to see.
Disclaimer: The sandbox belongs to RTD and the BBC. I'm just playing here, in the corner, making little sand-TARDISes. Not making any money, not asserting any claims.
A/N: Thanks to
wendymr  and dark_aegis  for beta-reading.


It is the destination most requested by his human companions.  Doesn't matter what century they're from.  It used to annoy him.  Idiot humans!   Offer them the Universe, and what do they want to see?  Two blokes bouncing around for a bit.

It was Wilf who made him understand.  "'It's like watching a home movie of a baby walking for the first time.  And you think, 'That was me.  That was when I started to grow up.'"

So here he is once more, and seeing the wonder in Bethany's eyes makes it all new again.

"... a giant leap for mankind."


Comments

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garpu
Jul. 19th, 2009 11:19 pm (UTC)
Aw nice. :)

I bet the moon is a bit of a tourist trap. The kind of place they go for school trips in the Academy.
lindenharp
Jul. 20th, 2009 08:39 pm (UTC)
LOL. Could well be. Have you read any of Diane Duane's "Young Wizards" books? The protagonists avoid Tranquility Base whenever they visit the Moon. They don't want to leave footprints there, because they know it will be a tourist attraction later.
garpu
Jul. 20th, 2009 08:47 pm (UTC)
I think I did? Sounds familiar...although I seemed to have skipped over the young adult genre.
kensieg
Jul. 19th, 2009 11:29 pm (UTC)
wonderful celebration of the moon landing Apollo 11(?)
lindenharp
Jul. 20th, 2009 08:41 pm (UTC)
Thank you. Yes, it's the 40th anniversary of Apollo 11.
kensieg
Jul. 20th, 2009 08:51 pm (UTC)
I posted on my blog a link to appropriate music for today: Hope Eyrie
I also posted a link to a great video accompaniment to the song.
lindenharp
Jul. 20th, 2009 09:33 pm (UTC)
Hope Eyrie is a wonderful and powerful song. A friend reminded me about it yesterday. I hadn't heard it in a long time, so searched for it online. And then I was crying all over my keyboard.

I watched the video you posted, but also another one. Same music, but different images, and some of the NASA audio mixed in.
neadods
Jul. 20th, 2009 06:31 am (UTC)
Aaaaahhhh - Wilf, as always, puts his hand right on it.
lindenharp
Jul. 20th, 2009 08:43 pm (UTC)
Considering how passionate he is about astrononomy and space travel, the Moon landing would have made a big impression on Wilf.
neadods
Jul. 20th, 2009 08:59 pm (UTC)
He probably threw the biggest block party ever seen in that neighborhood.
persiflage_1
Jul. 20th, 2009 09:27 am (UTC)
Trust Wilf to make the Doctor realise what he's missing...
lindenharp
Jul. 20th, 2009 08:47 pm (UTC)
Wilf is a perceptive guy.
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