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06 December 2011 @ 12:47 pm
Doctor/Rose Holiday Fixathon 2011!  
So we're forgoing Funday Monday while we do our advent calendar, but in its place we're introducing



Much like our last ficathon, this is how it will work:
  1. Post a prompt! Comment to this post with your choice of Doctor/Rose pairing (any!Doctor/Rose, Nine/Rose, Ten/Rose, or Ten II/Rose, etc.) + prompt. Please make sure to leave each prompt in a new comment. Prompts do not have to be winter and/or holiday-related.
  2. Read through the prompts until you find one that inspires you. Write a ficlet! You can either post your fic as a comment reply (if it fits) to the prompt or reply to the prompt with a link back to your journal.
  3. Fill as many prompts as you want! More than one person can fill the same prompt.
  4. All ratings are accepted (though you can specify in your prompt), but please write the rating + pairing in the comment header.
  5. Enjoy reading the fics and please remember to leave feedback!
  6. In a few weeks time, we'll post a masterlist of everyone's fics.
  7. If ficathons aren't your thing, no pressure to write or participate! We'll still be posting our daily Doctor/Rose pics.


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  • Fill prompts with newly written fic, rather than recs or links to fics that have already been written.
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  • Be considerate to your fellow ficathon participants -- both prompters and authors.


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Trai: 10.5R - Togetherhaveloved on December 14th, 2011 03:00 am (UTC)
the colored lights, they brightly shine (PGish - 1a)
(A/N: Hope you don't mind I threw in the daughter they have in my 'verse! :D I may or may not add on to this; I'm still debating. Hope you enjoy!)

What first drew her down the block was the entirely too bright multicolored glow that was putting all the other houses to shame. It could be seen from quite a distance, she’d noticed as she drove, and she was curious as to whose house it was. It only connected for her a moment or two later that she knew whose house it was—because the houses around it looked awfully familiar, and so did the father and daughter standing outside of the house. It was her house.

Their house, really, because John and Sarah lived there, too, and were clearly having a ball. John was just finishing putting up a veritable rainbow of Christmas lights, so much so that she could barely see past the glare on her windshield as she pulled into the driveway, and Sarah was busy planting plastic reindeer on the lawn, ringed around an inflatable Santa.

All Rose knew was that the house had certainly not been this smorgasbord of festivity this morning.

“What’s going on here?” she asked as she got out of the car, holding one hand up to shade her eyes from the glow of the Christmas lights. Wow. It was even brighter outside of the car, as impossible as she thought that had been (although impossible, she’d learned, really didn’t mean a damn thing to the Doctor).

“Christmas!” John called back from atop the ladder he was using to string the lights up on the roof. He offered no further elaboration.

“Mummy!” Sarah was swathed in a snowsuit and waddling her way over to Rose, who somehow managed to pick her up and hold her despite the puffiness of the snowsuit presenting a barrier. “We decorated!” Sarah exclaimed, gesturing as much as she could with a nigh-immobile arm.

“I see,” Rose said knowingly, casting another glance around the yard—oh, did she see. “And you did all of this today?”

“Mmhmm,” Sarah nodded. “I wanted to call you and tell you, but Daddy said it should be a surprise.”

“Did he say why?”

“Because you’d stop him if you knew.”

“So he does listen when I talk,” Rose murmured exasperatedly under her breath, even if she was smiling a little—her daughter was clearly excited by the decorations, and though she couldn’t see her husband’s face at the moment, he had to be, too. She found it hard to deny him some things, especially things he did for Sarah; she loved seeing them happy too much to say no to even his zanier schemes.

“John! The least you could give me is a kiss hello and an explanation!” she shouted up the ladder once she walked closer, and at the mention of a kiss hello he scrambled downwards, although perhaps not as quite as fast as he would have if he’d really registered the part about her demanding an explanation.
Trai: 10.5R - Togetherhaveloved on December 14th, 2011 03:00 am (UTC)
the colored lights, they brightly shine (PGish - 1b)
John hopped off the last rung of the ladder and spread his arms to gesture at the decorations—besides the strings of lights, the inflatable Santa, and the reindeer, there were lighted flashing snowflakes on the roof, a small Nativity scene set up by the bushes, a large plastic light-up menorah planted between the Santa and the Nativity in a show of warm interfaith relations, and a Christmas tree that could have been the cousin of Charlie Brown’s, planted in the ground and losing more needles with every gust of wind.

“How do they look?” he asked, as eager as Sarah to see her reaction.

“Overwhelming,” was what Rose settled for, and when the light in his eyes dimmed slightly, she added, “But we’re clearly the most festive house on the block.”

“There’s a whole world of winter holidays out there, Rose. A whole universe! This is only the tip of the iceberg!” He came in for a kiss, Sarah in her snowsuit wedged between them and giggling.

“And while you’ve been standing on the tip of that iceberg,” Rose put in, pulling away from the kiss and looking back up at the Christmas lights (she found her eyes had adjusted rather well), “did you ever take a second to think about how we’re to pay the utilities bill later this month?”

“I’ll take care of it,” he said, waving a hand, vaguely. “Small price to pay for those lights. Look at them.” He turned on his heels to observe the colors.

“Well, not small… but they do look nice.”

“They look pretty!” Sarah interjected, clearly compensating for her mother’s lack of fervor. For a four-year-old, she was certainly opinionated.

“And you look cold,” Rose told her daughter, setting her down and pointing to the house. “Go inside and change, and Mummy will make you hot chocolate in a tick, okay?”

“Okay!”

Sarah set off for the house in that customary waddle and Rose turned to John, pointing to the lights. “How exactly did you get them that bright?”

“I might have soniced them,” John said indifferently, though he did eventually squirm under the weight of her stare. He’d built his own sonic screwdriver from scratch, although whether or not it worked depended on the day.

“Like you soniced our oven, or the toaster, or the very special grownup toy of mine we told Sarah she mustn’t ever play with?” Rose said it somewhat quickly, just in case their daughter was still listening with the hearing John insisted was somewhere in the Vulcan range.

“Exactly.”

“And you don’t remember what happened with all of those things?”

“I remember quite well,” John insisted as Sarah reached the door and headed inside. “Especially the very special grownup toy of yours; I don’t appreciate your implication that I’d forget that, because on the contrary, I never could. And I’m sure that this time I got the calculations just—”

She never would hear that right, because at that moment every light on the block winked out and plunged them into darkness, and the next thing she heard from John, instead, was a muffled swear in old high Gallifreyan.
kelkat9 on December 14th, 2011 03:39 am (UTC)
Re: the colored lights, they brightly shine (PGish - 1b)
Bravo! I had to giggle at several parts. First besides the strings of lights, the inflatable Santa, and the reindeer, there were lighted flashing snowflakes on the roof, a small Nativity scene set up by the bushes, a large plastic light-up menorah planted between the Santa and the Nativity in a show of warm interfaith relations, and a Christmas tree that could have been the cousin of Charlie Brown’s, planted in the ground and losing more needles with every gust of wind.

That was such a vivid picture and I could just see him standing there grinning so proud of all his work. Hee, sonicing Rose's very special grownup toy! Crashing the neighborhood electrical grid was priceless!

Quite well done! Thank you!


Trai: 10.5R - Togetherhaveloved on December 14th, 2011 03:52 am (UTC)
Re: the colored lights, they brightly shine (PGish - 1b)
I feel like the Doctor, any version of him, would just go so insanely all-in with Christmas decorations to the point of ridiculousness, LOL. Especially if his kid's holiday memories were at stake. ;) And you know he'd just try to SONIC ALL THE THINGS! and fail. Spectacularly.

I'm so glad you enjoyed it; thank you! :D
evangeline pinkponysweetevangeline on December 18th, 2011 07:15 pm (UTC)
Re: the colored lights, they brightly shine (PGish - 1b)
Ha! It's okay, Doctor, it was nice for a few minutes...