Sontaran Encounter - (11th Doctor/River/Jack)The Doctor and River run into Jack, who's a bit befuddled about their relationship.Sontaran Encounter - (11th Doctor/River/Jack)2 years ago in Sci-Fi
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Jack shot at one of the bulky figures over the wooden barricade he was hiding behind. Blaster fire and grenades exploded all around him, peppering him with debris.
He ducked back behind his barricade and changed out the charge pack in his gun. A lanky man ran up, slipped in the shale, and joined him behind the barricade. The floppy haired individual stared up at him in shock.
"Jack! What are you doing here?" he said in a high pitched, surprised voice.
"Shooting people," Jack said, and took a couple of potshots over the barrier. "Who the hell are you?"
"Jack," the man said with a trace of hurt. "It's me."
"Gonna have to be more specific than that," Jack said, sighting down his gun. "I know a lot of me's."
"Oh, right, the face."
Jack's head whipped around at that. He scanned the man in front of him, young, pretty mouth, thick hair, wearing, good god, a bow tie and tweed. "Doctor?"
The man grinned.
Anniversary BluesIt's River's first wedding anniversary since her last kiss with the Doctor. She's not handling it well.Anniversary Blues1 year ago in Short Stories
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"She's in there," the sweating man waved at the bar. "She's crazy! Unfortunately, she's also a good shot."
"What set her off?"
"Hell if I know," the little man rubbed his bald pate. "She came in looking like she wanted to drown her sorrows, and next thing I know she's shooting shit out of my bar!"
The tall man patted him on the shoulder, "I'll see what I can do."
He walked into a smoking rubble of a bar. Tables were turned over, drinks spilled, bottles shattered, glass crunched under foot.
He found her sitting in the corner, back to the wall, a whining gun in one hand, and a half-empty bottle of Tequila in the other. From the evidence on the table it wasn't the first.
"River," he muttered calmingly.
She looked wired, her eyes electric, as dangerous as someone with nothing to lose. She shot at him. The bolt sizzled over his shoulder, close enough that he felt the heat of i
Ashley, the Triplet GoddessAshley, the Triplet Goddess2 years ago in Short Stories
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Ashley thought she'd be enjoying the fair, but after breaking off from her friends that had coupled off and went on the more romantic rides, one group making out on the ferris wheel, she decided to look around for something to pass the time until they decided to leave. There was a small stall run by a woman dressed in a cloak, beads around her neck as she beckoned the teen to see her wares.
"I thought this carnival just had games and stuff. They actually let people set up shop for the night?" Ashley inquired as she looked around at all the exotic looking talismans and amulets. She had always had an interest in anthropology, especially relating to folklore and magic. As much as she believed that magic was real, she hadn't really ever seen it in action.
The old woman nodded as she motioned to various things, speaking a few sagely words of warning, "Pick one item and I'll give you a discount, only five dollars. But choose carefully, as these items have mystical powers, some of which even