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FIC REPOST: First Steps

I wrote this drabble in 2009, in celebration of the 40th (!) anniversary of the Moon landing.  I am reposting it today in memory of Neal Armstrong, who is now exploring whatever lies beyond this life.

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
[info]wendymr  and[info]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."


( 4 comments — Leave a comment )
Aug. 26th, 2012 01:11 am (UTC)
Know it was written long before your current Nine fics, but this one's got a real Nine feel to it.
Aug. 26th, 2012 03:58 am (UTC)
Interesting. I think it's closer to Ten, myself. Though all the Doctors have this tendency to act like a bossy tour guide. "Now come here and look at this. You'll like it. No, not that, this!"
Aug. 26th, 2012 05:01 am (UTC)
Lovely! I think I could see it being Eleven, after he regenerates and begins to bounce back a bit from how burdened he'd become as Ten.

...seeing the wonder in Bethany's eyes makes it all new again.

Eleven gets this aspect of the Doctor back in a big way. You can really see it just after he's picked up Amy.
Aug. 26th, 2012 08:19 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I think you're right that it would fit Eleven, though Matt Smith had not yet started that role when I wrote this drabble.
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