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Home and Heart

Title: "Home and Heart"
Fandom(s): Doctor Who
Characters: That would be telling...
Pairing(s): None
Rating: G
Genre: General
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.


( 11 comments — Leave a comment )
Jul. 27th, 2014 02:07 am (UTC)
That is so lovely. :)
Jul. 27th, 2014 05:15 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :)
Jul. 27th, 2014 03:38 am (UTC)

Oh wow.


Thank you for this...needed that.

Jul. 27th, 2014 05:16 pm (UTC)
Glad you liked it!
Jul. 29th, 2014 02:11 am (UTC)
ehrmahgersh this is so lovely and sweet. It's completely perfect and freaking adorable. River makes such a sweet mummy, and her kiddos are so obedient and antsy! Lol I just wanna snuggle all of 'em!
And the rhyme is so fantastic. I have no clue how you came up with it.
Jul. 29th, 2014 02:29 am (UTC)
Thanks! I just loved the end of "Forest of the Dead," with River being so happy, and with Charlotte finally having a family (she always seemed so lonely to me). I don't really know where the rhyme came from, though I can say that it started with the last two lines.
Jul. 30th, 2014 08:47 pm (UTC)
Ohhh, this is beautiful ♥ So tender and warm in River's gaze on the children, in their utterly carefree and innocent play, their eagerness, their singing. I loved her taking them to explore through the countless worlds held in books—or perhaps just staying there for one more beautiful day. It's really so moving. Wonderfully written, too, and i love the rhyme. ♥
Jul. 31st, 2014 03:42 am (UTC)
Thank you! :) You know, it might be fun to write one of their adventures someday. That's a really interesting idea.
Jul. 31st, 2014 06:57 am (UTC)
Oh, indeed! It'd be lovely ^_^
Aug. 3rd, 2014 12:47 pm (UTC)
Aww, that was lovely. Great job.
Aug. 3rd, 2014 04:48 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much!
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