Author's Notes:
Seven/Romana. Originally posted on AO3.

Being a famous renegade isn’t all big speeches and blowing up Daleks, you know.

Antanaclasis: the repetition of a word ... in which the second occurrence utilizes a different and sometimes contrary meaning from the first (Merriam-Webster).

The Doctor, Romana knows, has sticky fingers. She’s seen him deftly lifting interesting widgets as he sweeps through someone’s lab; it’s only got worse with this incarnation’s penchant for conjuring. For all his virtues, he’s the sort of person after whom careful hostesses count the spoons.

There’s only one woman (she knows it’s her) who has the opposite problem. He’s been fixated on her hands tonight, holding and caressing them, so she’s not entirely surprised to see that a delicate filigree ring has somehow blossomed on her little finger.

She does wonder, sometimes, whether he hasn’t heard of gift wrap.