Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1337
Author's Summary: Rory's having trouble with his wedding vows, and some time later the Doctor is surprised to find them lying around. SPOILERS FOR COLD BLOOD.
Characters/Pairings: Rory Williams, The Doctor (11th)
Warnings: Character Study, General, Introspection
Recced because: Anyone who knows me, knows of my love of Rory Williams. He was a fascinating character, if only because he wasn't a typical Companion. Do I long for more glimpses of him? Oh yes, even now I do. Do I wish there had been more friendship shown between him and the Doctor (because trust me, if they didn't eventually become friends, they wouldn't have tolerated each other long, Amy or no Amy). He was steadfast, stable, pragmatic and practical. And yet, he still loved the stars and the adventures in his own quiet way. The loss of him in Cold Blood was rather devastating to me. Here is a character that I'm just getting to know, that is more than he seems to be - just ripped away. And it was the way he died that floored me. It stunned me.
And it stunned the Doctor.
I think up until that point, the Doctor and Rory circled one another, but Amy was their centerpiece. They didn't really bother to know each other: Rory's jealousy prevented it and the Doctor wasn't comfortable with someone who treated him with a low-grade suspicion bordering on hostility. And yet, the Doctor was the one who went and got him, encouraged him to stay, understood Rory in ways even Amy couldn't understand him. I think he was growing rather fond of him and the little tastes of something more (underneath) that Rory displayed. And then he was gone. I loved the fact that the Doctor seemed to mourn him, even as Amy could not. That Rory's death shook his world just a little. I'd also like to think that this fiction happened, because it backs all the beliefs and hopes of mine listed above. It is so very Rory - and Eleven's response is so very Doctor - how can it be anything but canon? Read, enjoy - and I'm sure you'll quite agree with me on this one...
Rory screwed up yet another sheet of paper and added it to the pile, which had started at the corner of the table, and was gradually spreading out towards him. It had been difficult enough to find the right words the first time around, but now… it felt like nothing he wrote down could ever be enough.
After two or three more failed attempts, Rory just stared at his next clean page. And suddenly, the problem occurred to him. He was thinking in clichés, pouring out the fluffiest love poem he could onto the paper. He wanted that wedding day to be the stereotypical fairytale, but the fairytale he and Amy were in was far from the stereotype. Amy wasn’t a cliché. Rory had to stop writing about love and start writing about Amy.
He thought of her and what he wanted to say to her at their wedding, and his pen started dancing almost automatically across the page. After about half an hour, that first page was finished. He put it to one side, smiled at it and began to write.
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