Fandom(s): Doctor Who
Characters: That would be telling...
Word Count: 295
Summary: A few minutes of one day in the life of a small family.
After a fine lunch of sandwiches and apple slices, the children were almost climbing over themselves to get out into the summer sun to play. Ella was bouncing in her chair while Joshua tried to twist himself into sitting on his head while obeying the rule of staying in his seat, if not the spirit. Charlotte, as usual, had her nose buried in a book, but the tapping of her foot against the leg of the chair indicated her impatience to run and play as well.
"Ok, you lot!" Mummy cried. "Out you go!" Cheering and giggling, the three children jumped up and skipped out of the house, tumbling out onto the lawn. As the girls grabbed the jump rope and bullied their younger brother into playing, their mother leaned against the door jamb and watched them as they sang their rhyming song in cadence with the boy's hops.
Stories for the dreaming boy,
Far more fun than any toy.
Brilliant tales for every girl.
Doctor Moon protects the world.
One, two, three, four!
Pick the books up from the floor!
Five, six, seven, eight!
Put them 'way and don't be late!
As the bright day turns to night,
Doctor Moon will shine his light,
And when the shadows come to call,
Doctor Moon will comfort all.
Mummy twirled a blond curl with a finger. Tomorrow, she'd take them to travel the universe, as she herself had done in her old life. After all, they had all the books ever written to explore, countless worlds and stories to visit. All she needed to do was request the computer to render one for them. Or, she mused as she gazed at her children with a tender smile, perhaps we'll stay here and enjoy another beautiful day.