I'd Rather Be With You IV by BiteyMadLady

Summary: Companion piece to drabble "I'd Rather Be with You I, II and III." Part of the Wayward Son 'verse. Takes place after Disappearing Skin Tight Blues, chapter 31, and "Waters of Mars" episode.
Rating: All Ages
Categories: Tenth Doctor
Characters: The Doctor (10th)
Genres: Angst, Character Study, Drabble
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Series: Wayward Son 'Verse
Published: 2012.09.03
Updated: 2012.09.03

I'd Rather Be With You IV by BiteyMadLady
Chapter 1: Chapter 1
Author's Notes: A double-drabble, and a bit more of a hint of things to come.

He leaned against the console, feeling the thrum of the oscillating Time Rotor as the TARDIS drifted in the Vortex.  Eyes closed in pain; he listened to the Song of the Universe while she crooned soothingly to ease his heartbreak.  He stroked a small Martian pebble within his fingers, finally slipping it into a pocket with a sigh of melancholy.  He wished he could pocket memories of loss and hubris as easily.

The Song swelled along with the pain; the ethereal voices of Ood rose to punctuate anticipation in  counterpoint.  With a spastic jerk of surprise, he slipped to the grating when the psychic link with his meta-crisis… his twin brother, really… came to life and quivered as if plucked like a violin string.

The Song of the Ood shifted; rose in a joyous crescendo of Hope.  They sang of the long-awaited Wedding of the StormWolf and of the Dawn of a New Age.  They sang of the Valiant Soldier Who Never Killed, and of the Four Knocks that heralded the Ending of a Song.  His Song.

The psychic link faded to a pinpoint of light.  He was alone once again.  The Ood and the TARDIS sang, and he cried.


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