Travel Broadens the Mind by dbskyler

Summary: A collection of Sarah Jane ficlets, presented in no particular order and updated on no particular schedule.
Rating: All Ages
Categories: Fourth Doctor
Characters: Sarah Jane Smith, The Doctor (4th)
Genres: Character Study, General, Vignette
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Series: None
Published: 2012.06.25
Updated: 2022.07.30

Travel Broadens the Mind by dbskyler
Chapter 2: Surety
Author's Notes: Sometimes he held her hand.

Sometimes he held her hand, leading her as they walked through a forest, down a hill, over a ridge. Sometimes it was a more urgent tug, a pulling towards safety, or towards danger -- towards somewhere he wanted to see, or somewhere he needed to be; somewhere he needed her to be, with him.

Sometimes he didn't touch her. Usually he ran ahead (running towards, running away, curious, impatient, in a hurry), but then he would turn back to take her hand.

Sometimes he grabbed her, or lifted her, or swung her out of the way. Sometimes he carried her, when she needed to be carried.

Sometimes his touch was comfort, and sometimes it was worry; always it was friendship, and security: the feel of his hand in hers, the steady grip, his palm against her flesh, his fingers clasped tightly around her own, not letting go, never letting go, never leaving her behind.

He would come back for her. She just had to wait.

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