Originally Posted: Sep. 5th, 2006
Length/Rating: 100 words, PG
Pairing/Warnings: Jack/Rose/Nine implied if you squint
Summary: “Fair Maid of Mine, with tresses gold” and other half-remembered lyrics from long-ago ballads make for amusing contests. Written for dw100 Challenge #135, Shameless/shameful
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Jack sang something old and improper and spun her around in the starlight to half-remembered tunes. The Doctor laughed at Jack’s blatantly improvised lyrics and Rose’s conflicting accompaniment where she’d learned different words. So they drew him in with ‘So you can do better?’ and the three of them played a game of Horse, with songs instead of baskets, till the moonlight faded into the dawn and they were all slightly punch-drunk for lack of sleep. And the TARDIS lured them back with songs soaked in time, a gentle lullaby of forever that danced them all to bed, still laughing.