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03 February 2008 @ 03:58 pm
Fic: Across the Universe  
Title: Across the Universe (Teaspoon)
Author: stormyskies
Rating: G
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor, Martha Jones
Spoilers: None
Disclaimer: Not mine. I just like to play.
Summary: The Doctor and Martha take a breather when they get an unexpected message from Earth.
A/N: Inspired by this article.

"Humans have been guided by this star for thousands of years," said the Doctor.

Martha stood in the open door of the TARDIS, staring awe-struck at the sight of Polaris burning bright before her. She had always know the North Star as just a tiny pinprick of light in the black night sky. Now she hovered before it in all of its great beauty. She felt suddenly very small. "It's beautiful."

A faint voice began to leak through unseen speakers: Words are flying out like endless rain into a paper cup...

"What is that?" Martha looked back at the Doctor.

"The Beatles," said the Doctor, a sly grin tugging at the corners of his lips. "'Across the Universe'."

"You knew this was going to happen!" Martha cried, amused, as she pointed an accusing finger at him.

"Well, I thought if NASA was going to go to all of the trouble of broadcasting it, someone should hear it. Least I could do."

"That's very thoughtful of you." Martha stood a little taller, knowing that something from her home was reaching out across space. Across the universe.

"Too bad they didn't play 'Martha My Dear'," said the Doctor. "I'm guessing they don't take requests, do they?"

"It might be a while."

"Suppose you're right." He stuck his hands in his pockets and rocked back and forth slightly. "Martha?"


"Would you care to dance?"

She smiled. "Absolutely." The Doctor took her hand in his and settled his other hand comfortably at her waist. They swayed to the music in the star's light.

Sounds of laughter, shades of life are ringing through my open ears, exciting and inviting me. Limitless, undying love which shines around me like a million suns, it calls me on and on across the universe.
Fannish Ferret Mom ZiggyChaos: Tenziggychaos on February 3rd, 2008 09:27 pm (UTC)
Very nice! Lucky girl, that Martha!

Thanks for sharing.
royt_resha: Davidroyt_resha on February 4th, 2008 05:02 am (UTC)
That was lovely.
Eledhwen: 00whotorn_eledhwen on February 4th, 2008 08:50 am (UTC)
:) Great!
Sarah: DoctorJackMarthahence_the_name on February 4th, 2008 06:15 pm (UTC)
Very sweet.
The Evil Oppressor Persiflage: 10 Martha Fire DWM Coverpersiflage_1 on February 4th, 2008 06:27 pm (UTC)
Little Boy Peep: Universemistressboy on February 5th, 2008 07:19 pm (UTC)
I heard about this on Radio 4 the other morning, and I thought it was a brilliant story. That was really great.
harder, harder, hardest; i am the artist: dr who -- martha/10 - lazarus embraceradiantbaby on February 6th, 2008 06:32 am (UTC)
Awww, such unbearable sweetness! Yay! :)
the silver lady: moonrise by luminacciochocolate on April 26th, 2008 06:12 am (UTC)
re: Across the Universe
I rather like that! *beams* Lovely writing, indeed. :) And thanks for the link.