Story: dreamings of meetings
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 4133
Author's Summary: Hex, in “The Settling”: I thought I saw lemon trees in the library…or maybe I dreamt them.
Characters/Pairings: Ace McShane, Hex Schofield, The Doctor (7th), The TARDIS
Recced because: It's hard to describe this story without spoiling it. I suppose I can say that Hex comes aboard the TARDIS, and clever scenes of his getting to know the ship and its inhabitants are alternated with vivid depictions of the mysterious dreams he begins to have. The imagery is gorgeous, the exploration of the TARDIS is lovely, and the atmosphere is wonderfully dreamy.
The first time he saw her, she sat curled up in a large, comfortable armchair in a study. Walls made of bookshelves, and an oversize desk, and everything was some rich, dark wood, mahogany or something. The far wall, behind her armchair and the desk, was all floor-to-ceiling windows, heavily draped. But the drapes were tied back, and light–sunset, with red tinting the gold–fell through, so she could read.
She was petite, elfin; and Hex didn’t quite know where those adjectives were coming from. Pale skin and black hair, she had both legs tucked up on the seat under her, and she was reading a thick, heavy book. A teenager, maybe, late teens. She looked up, maybe at some noise Hex made–he didn’t know how, or when, he had entered the room–and she smiled at him. A friendly smile, warm, but it didn’t invite him to sit down and have a chat, so Hex just smiled back and wandered around the room, looking at book titles while she went back to her book.