A Fair Ways (Doctor Who)

Originally Posted:  Sep. 5th, 2006
Length/Rating:  100 words, PG
Pairing/Warnings:  none
Summary: ‘How far’ is never an easy question to answer. Written for dw100 challenge #132: Fair.

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The Companions always asked ‘how much further’ when really they meant ‘how much longer.’ He’d always tell them ‘not far’ because it wasn’t ever, not in the grand scheme of things. Even for lives so short and bright, it was never far. And then one time it was. The difference between ‘not far’ and ‘too far’ boiled down to seconds and lives, and he’d guessed wrong.

Now when they asked him he told them he didn’t know; it would take as long as it took. They might look at him oddly, but always shrugged it off as just another eccentricity.

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