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02 June 2009 @ 09:02 pm
Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang  
Title: Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang
Pairing: Ten/Ten II
Rating: Teen
Warning: Um... slash?
Dedication: For catyuy, for stumping me in the Stump the Author meme. Yes, it is ridiculously easy to stump me. The lesson we've learned from this, boys and girls, is not to write 40 fics in less than a year... The prompt was: Ten I/Ten II, "Kiss and make up".

Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang

"It's not going to work." The man in blue, who might, for all intents and purposes, be called himself, is standing some distance away across the console room. All of his family members are in the kitchen, except... him.

"What?" Ignorance is bliss. Even feigned ignorance.

"Sending us across the Void. Normal life, three in the morning, taxicabs and diapers and living a human life. It's not going to work." The man in blue stands with his legs spread apart and his hands in his pockets.

"Why not?" The Doctor flips a switch and turns his back to his double, finding it disconcerting even to look at him. "You... well. You love her. She loves you."

"You love her. She loves you. Not some half-cracked, second-best clone. You're the one she wants."

"For now." The Doctor spat back. "She's still young yet, there's plenty of longing for normalcy left hidden in her somewhere."

"If you do this," the man in blue says, crossing the room, "If you leave her with me without a choice -- she won't ever forgive you."

"She'll have you. She'll forgive me." The Doctor looks up sharply. "Unless you don't want her?"

His double makes a sound somewhere between a scream of frustration and a grunt of impatience. "Of course I want her. She's still Rose. Curves in all the right places and a smile that lights up a room. I want her. I want to do unspeakable things to her. I want to hold her hand. And you want that too, so why do this to yourself?"

"So I don't have to watch her die," the Doctor says flatly.

There's a pause. It seems to stretch out through time as the two men calm themselves down.

"She's going to kiss me."


"And fuck me. Every night." The man is pushing, pushing, hoping to change his mind. Something the Doctor finds objectively funny since it's his own mind he's trying to change.

Pause. "Yeah. Be bloody stupid of you not to take advantage of that."

"Yeah," the other man agrees, and rocks back on his heels.

"You'll take care of her?"

"I said forever." The Doctor shrugged. "The part of you that's me meant it."

"Yeah." The Doctor in brown crossed the room, not believing what he was about to do. Gently, he laid a kiss on the Doctor's forehead. "I... Thank you."

"No." The man in blue does the same, placing a warm, lingering kiss on his double's forehead. "Thank you."
Current Location: Living Room
Current Mood: relaxedrelaxed
Current Music: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
unfolded73 on June 3rd, 2009 02:25 am (UTC)
*flails like a crazy flailing thing*

This is canon for me now. Gorgeous and perfect.
Stacie: DT (emo Doctor)sheerpoetry on June 3rd, 2009 02:27 am (UTC)
And you want that too, so why do this to yourself?"

"So I don't have to watch her die," the Doctor says flatly.

So much angst!

And 10.5 is cheeky!

This is wonderful!
demented & sad, but social: ten+tenpapilio_luna on June 3rd, 2009 02:38 am (UTC)


Logging on to read this is the only thing to rival eating milk and cookies in the nude with mr_luna while playing Broken Picture Telephone. And that is saying something!

Edited at 2009-06-03 02:40 am (UTC)
catyuycatyuy on June 3rd, 2009 02:46 am (UTC)
More people go stump Chi if this is what we get from it.

Cause this is not what I was thinking of........at all.

fid_gin: Tencest-kissfid_gin on June 3rd, 2009 02:51 am (UTC)
Gah! I love it. Love alt!Ten trying to talk Ten out of it by throwing it in his face what HAWTSEX! they're going to have.
gowdie: Two Doctorsgowdie on June 3rd, 2009 04:17 am (UTC)
Wow. I know it's short, but the whole way through you had me in suspense of where you were going with it. Love TenII hitting all the low spots to make his point. And Ten's "You'll take care of her." And the reconciliation. Really good.
Karen: dw-10 fh-pinstripeskarenor on June 3rd, 2009 04:55 am (UTC)
she won't ever forgive you."

"She'll have you.

I wrote this exact exchange in something. I mean really almost exact. But I haven't published it yet. The fic it's from is longer but contains an eerily similar scene about the same subject, with the same character motivations. So i'm...kinda scared now. It's an old unfinished thing but I just looked it over today. That's so weird.

That aside, this was a really nice drabble. You really pack the punch with so few words.
Paulaelectrictoes on June 3rd, 2009 07:03 am (UTC)
That was fantastic. Love it.
Sharon: DW - matching colorsazriona on June 3rd, 2009 09:54 am (UTC)
"She's going to kiss me."


"And fuck me. Every night."

Oh, he's playing mean, isn't he? Because now the Doctor has to think of those images - before, he could have ignored them. Now they're firmly in his head.

Although, here's the thing: Ten2 is arguing so hard to get Ten1 to keep Rose. Except, does Ten2 actually realize that if his argument works.....he doesn't keep her, too? (Or maybe he's angling for Captain Jack. You never know.)
Lindsay: ten_rose_spacerowofstars on June 3rd, 2009 01:43 pm (UTC)
Oh yes, this. Perfect perfect perfect!
wanderingfriendwanderingfriend on June 3rd, 2009 03:02 pm (UTC)
Oh! That was adorable.
Gosh. I think you just made my day.
abbieeloveabbieelove on June 3rd, 2009 06:02 pm (UTC)
Adorably sweet!

Something the Doctor finds objectively funny since it's his own mind he's trying to change *laughs*

masterplum on February 27th, 2011 05:54 am (UTC)
I agree with unfolded73--this is part of my canon now. I love this detail so much better than the abrupt lack-of-choice that canon gave us.