Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 4576
Author's Summary: An AU ending to the BF audio: The Gathering. Tegan doesn't quite say goodbye to the Doctor when she wants to.
Characters/Pairings: Fifth Doctor, Tegan Jovanka
Recced because: I've never been a staunch fan of the Fifth Doctor, but warinbabylon makes me want to read Fifth Doctor/Tegan Jovanka. While I've enjoyed all of warinbabylon's other stories, I enjoyed 'Gathered' because it gave an entirely plausible ending to a Big Finish audio. One I've even tackled myself. lol.
His eyes were so close to her that all she could see was the dark blue. They blinked, obscured by baby golden lashes for a moment and then opened again. Tegan felt his hands as they lightly rested on her hips. “I won’t forget you,” he muttered before taking a long inhale. She smiled in response and patted his shoulders.
The pain started at the back of her head and lanced like a hot poker through her head to her eyes. It was like a blinding light encased in pain. She gasped and raised her fingers to press against her temple.
Her grunt was met by a more powerful hold of the Doctor on her hips. “Tegan?”
Her knees buckled as the pain grew in intensity. Her knees never hit the ground, but the pain was too intense to know exactly what was happening. The light was too damn bright and the birds too damn loud. She could taste the pain…