Author's summary: "You've got lovely skin," he tells her. "The hands of a mathematician."
Warnings: implied sex
Word Count: ~ 800
Recced because: This is absolutely heartbreaking, yet gorgeous and compelling (especially in the wake of Journey's End, though this was written long before). Ten visits Zoe, (mostly) all grown up, living her organized life in her linear, efficient world, and remembering nothing (except, maybe, dreams of things that never were). Both characters' voices are dead on, from a Doctor who knows he shouldn’t do this and yet can’t stop himself from leaving a mark, to a Zoe who admits to possibilities but hasn’t had the experience to let her free herself from her background and upbringing. This is beautiful and cold, and the last two lines are devastating.