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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."



Tags: drabble, original characters, unspecified doctor, wilfred mott
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