Lady Mercury (ladymercury_10) wrote in calufrax,
Lady Mercury

rec: Second and Third Definitions by pocketmouse

Story: Second and Third Definitions
Author: pocketmouse
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1932
Author's Summary: A little reinforcement never hurt anyone. [spoilers for Asylum of the Daleks]
Characters/Pairings: Amy Pond/Rory Williams
Warnings: None
Recced because: This is a sweet and in-character look at Amy and Rory and how they come back together in earnest after "Asylum of the Daleks." Pocketmouse has very deft character touches--you can feel both the lingering awkwardness from Amy and Rory's split and the undercurrent of warmth between them. The Ponds are notoriously bad at having serious conversations, and this feels quite like how they might start trying to improve. Plus, the end is just kind of adorable.

“I’m sorry I made you think I wanted kids more than I wanted you.”

Amy bit her lip. “See, this is why I couldn’t tell you. When you say it like that it sounds ridiculous.”

“Well, it is. I thought you knew – I didn’t think you would want kids, or not for a while.” Hesitantly, he put his hands on her waist. “Amy, I followed you to Venice when I thought you were going to leave me for the Doctor. I tried to create a paradox by saving two versions of you. I’m...” He pulled her closer, hugging her tightly. “I would do anything for you, you know that.”

She punched his chest, though without much force. “You keep giving things up for me. I just wanted you to have what you wanted for once.”

“I want to be with you.” He pulled back just enough to look her in the eyes. “Anything else I want isn’t worth it if I can’t do it with you.” Her eyes were wet, but then again, his own were stinging, so he didn’t say anything. “Besides, you can’t hold me accountable for something I wanted when I was twelve. When I was twelve I also wanted to be a lorry driver because I had a slight crush on Dale.”
Tags: author: pocketmouse, companion: amy, companion: rory, pairing:amy/rory, rating: all ages, reccer: ladymercury_10, type: het

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