Originally Posted: Dec. 19th, 2006
Length/Rating: 100 words, PG
Summary: Written for dw100 challenge #123: Stargazing.
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Outside the TARDIS lay a tumbling horizon of ice and rock, stars obscured by toxic mist spun from sunlit surfaces. The only sounds the pops and hissing moans as the ground beneath fell prey to warmth. If he’d a Companion, they’d have said something suitably human, but he was between Companions and had to fill the silence himself.
Instead he gazed out into the hazy sky. It was whimsy more than anything that brought him here, an impulsive desire to thwart the universe’s expectations, however minor. So when all the world looked up at Halley’s Comet, the Doctor looked down.