Word Count: 2977
Author's Summary: Silurians live for centuries, humans not nearly so long. Vastra knows that she will lose Jenny someday, and it's a loss she's already bracing herself against. Written for the Rare Women Fanfic Exchange 2012.
Characters/Pairings: Other Character(s)
Recced because: I'm a great fan of the Eleventh Doctor's best non-companions, Madame Vastra and Jenny. She's a Silurian, she's her human servant / lover, together they fight... all sorts of things. Unfortunately there aren't many stories about them on Calufrax, this is in my opinion the best, in which Madame Vastra reflects on her life with Jenny, shows some of the concerns we usually only see with the Doctor and his companions, and with the Doctor's help they make life a little better for a historical figure.
Jenny took a deep breath, and Vastra could see in the mirror that she was putting on her "resolutely cheerful" face. "I know how much you hate the cold and rain this time of year, Vas," she said, sliding her hands over Vastra's. "Let's go somewhere sunny for few days."
"Hmm," Vastra said, smiling into Jenny's hair. "I could sunbathe nude. Perhaps in front of a group of Decency Police?"
Jenny laughed. "I'd love to see you stretched out on rock."
"I become very warm-blooded when that happens," Vastra purred.
"Oh," Jenny purred back, turning around enough for a kiss. "I like when that happens."
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