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FIC: Growing Pains 5/7? - Intervention

In honor of Spring Break and the challenge to finish this story this week, I give you part five of Growing Pains. As my stories often seem to do, this part takes a bit of a wrong turn somewhere along the way and winds up heading somewhere completely unintended and rather more wonderful than my original plans.

A teaser while we wait for the 'Spoon...

Jack tried to think back, to remember when their arrangement of unspoken mutual support had begun, and when it had begun to change the Doctor’s tightlipped coping mechanisms. Had it been as far back as this regeneration? Was that what Jack needed to show him now?

Jack had already come to the conclusion that waiting wasn’t going to help his friend any more than it already had. It was fairly clear that if the Doctor had known how to fix himself this time, he wouldn’t have run so far out of his own timeline in desperation.

Comments

nightrider101
Mar. 15th, 2008 08:52 pm (UTC)
Still hitting refresh...

Grrr.
adaliafic
Mar. 15th, 2008 09:38 pm (UTC)
::pokes the tsp mods with a pointy stick on your behalf::
nightrider101
Mar. 15th, 2008 09:41 pm (UTC)
I'm not speaking to you at the moment. :P There's more Adalia fic out there, and I can't get to it! Cruel and unusual punishment, my friend.
adaliafic
Mar. 15th, 2008 09:49 pm (UTC)
It's not my fault, I swear! :-P
adaliafic
Mar. 15th, 2008 09:54 pm (UTC)
Now, this... this is all my fault, and cheerfully so. I give you the first few lines:

Jack stood in the doorway of his office one evening about a week after the TARDIS had appeared in the hub, a look of surprise on his face, wondering not for the first time if the Doctor lived purely for opportunities to prove Jack Harkness wrong.

The Doctor was sitting with the coral, a sight that had become familiar over the past few days. Only in two ways did the scene differ from what had become the norm, but Jack found both to be amazing.
nightrider101
Mar. 15th, 2008 09:57 pm (UTC)
Oh, come ON!

You're doing this on purpose!

How did the scene differ? You're leaving me with more questions!

Damn tease...

adaliafic
Mar. 15th, 2008 10:00 pm (UTC)
::big evil authorly grin::
nightrider101
Mar. 15th, 2008 10:01 pm (UTC)
Hmph.
adaliafic
Mar. 15th, 2008 10:16 pm (UTC)
:-D
nightrider101
Mar. 15th, 2008 10:18 pm (UTC)
Indeed.

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adaliafic
Adalia Zandra

greetings

This is adaliazandra's fic journal, which she hadn't planned to use very often. That plan has since been defenestrated in favor of posting fic update notices and rambles about DW and TW.

If you note the spiffy paid-account layout, that's because nightrider101 is simply the most wonderful person ever! :-)

If I seem to have disappeared off the face of the Internet, it's because I probably did. I don't actually *like* suddenly ignoring my LJ friends and leaving my stories hanging, though, so odds are I'll be back eventually.