Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1040
Author's Summary: He hasn't been thinking about what came between before and after. Post-ep for Castrovalva.
Characters/Pairings: Adric, the Fifth Doctor
Recced because: One of the best things about fanfic is that it allows us to explore the aftermath of an episode's events on the characters. In Castrovalva, Adric went through a great deal -- not to mention the fact that he saw the Fourth Doctor plummet to his death at the end of the previous episode, Logopolis. This scene between the Fifth Doctor and Adric isn't just wonderful; it gives us some much-needed closure, and shows us the new beginning.
Romana walked off with K-9 and now the Doctor was dead at the base of a tower and there might as well be no one in the TARDIS but him. Him and the bits of the fabricated world that he can still see around the corners if he isn’t careful; any equation became easier the second or third time you solved it, until you can complete a transfer almost without thinking.