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This one's for you, Zaz! :D She prompted TenII/Rose based on this picture, and I had to take a stab at it.

Also, I have no idea what it is with me, but half of my fics have been ending up as post-coital conversations recently. First Duality, now this. It's just the intimacy of that situation that strikes me, and for some reason it's just not leaving my brain. Uh.


“With your child’s eyes, you are more than you seem.
You see into space; I see in your face
The places you’ve been, the things you have learned
They sit with you so beautifully.”
- KT Tunstall 

“You don’t have any scars.”

She says it late one night as they lie in bed together, when they are half-asleep and hazy and still drunk off of the feel of each other, his hands lingering below her waist, cupping the curves of her backside. His touch is so intimate it almost frightens her.

She is still getting used to this. She would never have thought there could be so much newness in a relationship with a man she’d seen the end of the earth with, but there is. This man is entirely separate but somehow still the same. She wonders.

“Regeneration takes care of that,” he tells her. “New man, new body. Nothing carries over.”

“Something did,” she says softly. “I knew it was you the second you grabbed my hand.”

A soft chuckle, his breaths stirring her hair. “Shoes,” he murmurs, after a second. “That carried over. It was always about the shoes.”

She has closed her eyes but opens them at this, staring at him confoundedly. “Shoes?”

“Shoes,” he repeats, firmly. “Finding shoes that fit perfectly—one of the greatest joys in life. ‘Specially when your shoe size has changed nine times in your lifetime. Ended up barefoot on the moon once… after you.” There’s a certain pain in his inflection, and it makes her look away. It isn’t often they talk about those days. Someday, but not now, not when they’re still so new and so fragile, unable to think of the pain when lately there’s been such bliss.

“Was odd then, not having shoes. You can always tell where a pair of shoes has been.”

“You sound like Tom Hanks.” She presses a kiss to the bridge of his nose. “Your shoes did take us places, didn’t they? Dancing…”

“Hopping for our lives.”

“Makin’ up for no Elvis.” She gives him a mock pout, then a smirk. “I miss the Converses. We’ll have to go shopping—tomorrow.” She says it around a yawn.

“Shoe shopping, then.”

“Shoe shopping. After all, I’ll need heels to walk down the aisle, won’t I?”

Her left hand has found purchase on his body, fingers splayed on his chest, over his heart—only the one, but still beating for her. The diamond he gave her shatters the dying light into small rainbow fractals, and he finds himself smiling. “Yes. You will.”

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haveloved
Jun. 19th, 2011 07:57 pm (UTC)
No matter what I give Emmanuel, my aardvark muse, he just seems stuck on this particular theme, so I keep writing in the hopes he will move on. ;) Thank you! It was a very inspiring pair of shoes...
zazie11
Jun. 19th, 2011 07:10 pm (UTC)
She would never have thought there could be so much newness in a relationship with a man she’d seen the end of the earth with, but there is.

Yay! I love it and thanks for filling the prompt. I love this picture and you did a great job with it!



haveloved
Jun. 19th, 2011 07:59 pm (UTC)
It was such a pretty picture! It was funny, actually, because I just watched the Doctor Who movie recently with a friend of mine, and one of the first scenes where you can tell Eight is really coming to himself is when he goes, "These shoes! They fit perfectly!" and runs off. My friend and I looked at each other right away and said we could see Ten having that exact same attitude, and I immediately thought of the Doctor and his shoe fixation once I saw the picture. Well, that and Forrest Gump, LOL. I'm so glad you liked it! :D
develish1
Jun. 21st, 2011 11:23 pm (UTC)
awww, I'm loving all the fluff I'm finding today :)
haveloved
Jun. 24th, 2011 02:25 am (UTC)
Hee, thanks! Fluff is rare for me but I do enjoy it when I write it, LOL.
emraldeyedauter
Jun. 29th, 2011 01:19 pm (UTC)
I have a heap of your fics to catch up on. Have a word doc with all the links lol. Been looking for fluff today and so pleased I found this. Perfect fic for the picture and just so very Ten2 and Rose.
haveloved
Jun. 29th, 2011 05:13 pm (UTC)
Aww, thanks! I'm really flattered you're so devoted to catching up, but don't feel obligated at all! I know it's an effort, and I don't want you to feel honor-bound to read or something if you don't have the time or the energy! :)
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