Photographs and Kerosene (Doctor Who)

Originally Posted:  May. 30th, 2008
Length/Rating:  100 words, PG
Pairing/Warnings:  none
Summary: Written for dw100 challenge #200: Rome/roam. DW time theory gives me a headache (Time Webs, Time Laws, Blinovitch Limitations, and other temporal paradoxes included), so if I’ve mucked it up I apologize. >.<;;

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It was timey-wimey, a jumbled ball of quantum string that humans had to take on faith. Faith that sometimes things happen the Doctor can’t change, fixed points in the midst of an amorphous sea.

Unchangeable. Immutable. To the Doctor they taste different, smell different, islands of time imbued with a sense of permanence; unnerving when he stumbles across them. They are stepping stones of time and space, scattered in a Time Lord’s wake.

Because once he’d lived it -roaming the sea in skips and jumps and weekend battles- that moment was locked forever… even if he hadn’t lived it yet.

Martha Bechtel

My name is Martha Bechtel and I write fantasy and science fiction stories, paint small model horses silly colors, cast resin and plaster magnets, code random code (and Wordpress plugins)... Come on in and join in the fun!

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