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Chapter 1 and explanations here.

Summary: “Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” – Miriam Beard (or: The Seeker takes some time out to travel and think things over)
Setting: Between A Good Day and The Death and Life of Rodageitmososa. (This is AU, but within New Who between Name of the Doctor and The Day of the Doctor.
Spoilers: A Good Day. But can easily be read on its own.
Rating: PG-13.
Characters: This part: The Third Seeker, TenToo, Rose and a few others.
Beta: Um... That would be a no. All mistakes mine.
Feedback: Would be amazing. :)


Stepping Sideways: Pete's World

“I soon realized that no journey carries one far unless, as it extends into the world around us, it goes an equal distance into the world within.” – Lillian Smith

6

It wasn’t his twin sunset, but it would have to do.

On the plus side it would last for months, so he didn’t have to move. (He was not so little anymore, but he was still a prince…)

If you could fly to France in one minute, you could go straight into the sunset, right from noon. Unfortunately, France is too far away for that. But on your tiny planet, my little prince, all you need do is move your chair a few steps. You can see the day end and the twilight falling whenever you like…

"One day," you said to me, "I saw the sunset forty-four times!"

And a little later you added:

"You know-- one loves the sunset, when one is so sad..."

"Were you so sad, then?" I asked, "on the day of the forty-four sunsets?"

But the little prince made no reply.

The Seeker could feel his TARDIS’s warm bark against his back as he drank in the clear unimpeded view in front of him, the bare landscape stretching out to the horizon, and settled down to think.

He’d decided to travel in order to clear his head; to see everything as clearly as he could - and that, he now realised, did not just include his future, but also his past.

Two suns; two worlds, one of them still holding both his hearts.

He might be here a while…



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(Quote from Le Petit Prince/The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)

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Date: 9 January 2016 04:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ragnarok-08.livejournal.com
I love this - I can't wait for the next chapter :)

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