Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 7328
Author's Summary: Williams was recruited into the Service because he could remember things that hadn’t happened yet, and things that were never going to happen.
Recced because: I love the physics of the collapsing timeless universe in this story, and the love story that is quintessentially Amy and Rory, yet AU as well. ChristinaK really fleshes out the world that we saw so briefly in the series 6 finale and makes it feel substantial and real. And her Rory voice and POV is spot on.
He does have too many duties. He doesn’t wonder what it would be like to have someone who wasn’t a duty in his life, because no one he knows in the Service has that. It’s not just that they’re constantly fighting, hiding, planning; it’s knowing that someone who you love today could disappear into the aether tomorrow. Or you could. Maybe that’s another reason why he loves Amy; her total persistence. Whereas she might not even miss him if he was replaced with some other captain tomorrow.
No, she would miss him. She just wouldn’t... miss him.
It’s early or late again, tonight; he can’t tell. Sometimes he remembers that this is what it’s like to live in a dream, with a constant feeling of deja’ vu and no segues between moments. They both have coffee, because tea is embargoed until the pirates in the bay of China give up their blockade.
“This one’s new.” His finger lands on a picture of a bloke on her wall. A bloke who isn’t the Doctor. His features are in shadow; the hair’s a disaster. He might be smiling, but it’s hard to say. Agent Pond’s drawing skills are sometimes rather... post-Impressionist.
“Ah!” She lifts his hand away, then looks carefully to be sure he hasn’t smudged the picture. “That’s-- personal.” Her hair falls in front of her face, but he could swear her cheeks are reddening. “Nothing important.”