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Elements {A Belle Series Ficlet}

This is not the oneshot I'm working on.  This is a ficlet I hoped would break the block on the oneshot I'm trying to write.  It really hasn't.  It's also a test of sorts to see how easy or difficult to post and make the title graphics on the Mac.  It seems almost the same.  Though I did lose the form for posting on doctor_donna .  Pretty sure that's a really minute issue.  =P Annoying thing about a Mac?  No notepad.  *sigh*  Anyhow.

I'm not entirely happy with this, but it's something, and I don't think it sucks.  I'm hoping you'll feel the same.  I really hope that I can get working on the oneshot again.  

As always, I don't own Ten, Donna, or Doctor Who.  The BBC does. Please read and enjoy...

Donna sat in the doorway of the TARDIS, watching the skies over the cliff and ocean.  The Doctor had moved the timeship from behind the tree roots and closer to the cliff, just after Belle woke up, thinking he would carry her to the cliff edge so she could hear and smell the ocean below.  But she was still rather ill from the freyDicanthis bite, as well as tiring easily.   He resigned himself to the fact that Belle wouldn’t be going outside anytime soon. 

            Donna had taken advantage of the new location to sit quietly in the doorway of the TARDIS, just inside enough not to be buffeted by the cold November winds, and outside enough to see the turbulent ocean below.  Often in the few days since Belle had awakened, Donna could be found sitting there looking out.  Sometimes Wilf or Sylvia would sit with her, sometimes the Doctor would sit with her, holding her to himself, pressing light kisses to her lips when he felt it was necessary.  She returned the affection, giving kisses to him as often as he kissed her.  None were more than light pecks.  Chaste but filled with love. 

Sometimes she sat alone, letting her mind churn through the events of the past few days.  She liked sitting with the Doctor the best, as he didn’t try to get her to talk like her mum and Gramps did when she didn’t feel like talking.  The affection he was so willing to shower her with was nice as well, and she liked having him next to her and slightly behind so she could lean on him. 

Now she was sitting by herself, leaning on the doorway, stretching her legs out to the side.  The rain that had been falling steadily over the day and a half since the storm had let up and the ocean had calmed, the waves rolling in and out almost peacefully.  The skies were still gray, as was the ocean.  This was not to last however, as dark clouds built and billowed in the distance.  Getting up, she went to the jump seat, and grabbed the blanket laying there, wrapping it around herself before going back to the door and stepping out of the TARDIS and to the cliff edge.  The wind began to pick up, the waves turned choppier and with more white caps.  Tightening the blanket around her, she turned her face to the wind closing her eyes. 

The Doctor had been looking for Donna for a few minutes, he hadn’t seen her in the TARDIS doorway, though the doors were opened.  Thinking she went to the kitchen to make herself a mug of tea, he went there only to see she wasn’t there.  Wilf and Sylvia hadn’t seen her either.  He went back to the console room, this time going to the door, and seeing her wrapped in a blanket, standing on the cliff edge.  He slipped up behind her, wrapping his arms around her waist, kissing her neck lightly.  “Room for one more in that blanket, love?” he asked quietly.

She responded by opening one blanket covered arm, holding out the edge of the blanket.  He took it, stayed behind her, and wrapped the blanket around them both.  He sensed she didn’t want to talk, but just wanted to watch the sky and ocean.  So that is what they did.  They allowed the incoming storm to be the soundtrack to their thoughts, thunder, lightening, rain, wind, and waves the perfects elements to do such.


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Jul. 18th, 2012 08:08 am (UTC)
What a gorgeous image of them sharing their anxiety! It spoke volumes.
Jul. 18th, 2012 10:38 am (UTC)
Thank you. =) I'm so glad you liked it.

Jul. 18th, 2012 09:25 am (UTC)
This is beautiful... *is wowed* So many emotions are displayed here so nicely !
Jul. 18th, 2012 10:39 am (UTC)
Thank you so much. =)

Jul. 18th, 2012 10:51 am (UTC)
I swear every time I see you post something new, I squee because I know it's going to be good. And you proved me right again with this! I feel so much for Donna in this and can understand how she just wants a bit of quiet love. I can't wait to read more!!
Jul. 18th, 2012 11:20 am (UTC)
Thank you so much. I'm glad you liked it. =)

Jul. 18th, 2012 04:01 pm (UTC)
This was really lovely. No real plot per se, but it didn't need one, more emotion than anything else. And so beautifully stated.
Jul. 18th, 2012 11:18 pm (UTC)
Thank you. =) I'm so glad you liked it.

Jul. 18th, 2012 11:25 pm (UTC)
I like all of your "Belle" stories. I am going to have to go back one day and read them back to back.

Keep them coming! (and sends a gentle prod to your muse for the *other* story!)
Jul. 18th, 2012 11:34 pm (UTC)
I reread the part I had written for that oneshot that says "You shall not write me", and I hated every last bit. I've started over. Muse prodding is helpful. =P I could seriously use that writers block sledge hammer of doom that is bantered about on JF for authors to smash their writers block with. Figuratively of course. =D

Jul. 19th, 2012 03:16 pm (UTC)
Muses are funny little things. I can never tell what mine will respond to. I have been plodding through trying to get the "Dragons" story finished, and WHAM! Along comes "Underland" and she won't let me go until I wrote it out!

Jul. 20th, 2012 12:09 am (UTC)
I had thought writing something else might help, hence this little thing. I even tried going back to my slash roots and trying a Jack/Ten thing. Didn't help. Maybe I need to try something out of the Belle 'verse? I don't know. *sigh*

Jul. 19th, 2012 02:19 pm (UTC)
Absolutely lovely! Thanks for this wonderful read ♥
Jul. 20th, 2012 12:10 am (UTC)
You're welcome. =) I'm so glad you liked it. Thanks for the comment.

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