The Calm Before by TARDIS_stowaway

Summary: The Eighth Doctor was born marked. Drabble.
Rating: All Ages
Categories: Eighth Doctor
Characters: Grace Holloway, The Doctor (8th)
Genres: Angst, Character Study, Drabble, General
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Series: None
Published: 2007.11.07
Updated: 2007.11.07

The Calm Before by TARDIS_stowaway
Chapter 1: Chapter 1
Author's Notes: I just used the magic of the internet to watch the Eighth Doctor’s movie, which I hadn’t seen since it first aired back before I knew what Doctor Who was. Now, knowing this incarnation would go on to fight the Time War, I started thinking (dangerous business, that), one thing led to another, and voila! My first attempt at drabbling. 100 words exactly in MS Word.

The first thing you know is this: you are alive. There is no second thing: you’re almost innocent. It hurts.

So you dress yourself in velvet, comfort fabric, and realize some more things: you have two hearts but still need Grace. You don’t notice the mark of death clinging to your toe.

Millennium! Everyone parties like it’s 1999. Meanwhile, you and Grace save the world.

Your home is beautiful from space. Grace won’t follow you.

As she walks away, you notice the death tag, forgotten inside your shoe. You will always be marked, and Grace will never come to Gallifrey.

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