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Unhappy The Land PG 112 words

Title: Unhappy The Land
Characters: Ian, Barbara
Rating: PG
Summary: "Unhappy the land that has no heroes! No, unhappy the land that needs heroes." Bertolt Brecht
Notes: Spoilers for The Sound of Drums, but not The Last of the Time Lords, because I haven't seen that yet and this is almost certainly completely AU now.
Blame my parents, because they watched Life On Mars from the On Demand service rather than letting me watch Doctor Who.





The globes- the Toclafane- descend. There seem to be no end to them. Millions upon millions; an entire race, bringing destruction and death to another.
This is an invasion, but this is not war.
There was a war against the Cybermen. They fought back then.
This is not war. This is slaughter.
Barbara’s hand tightens around his and Ian finds himself praying.
Not to any god: he never was much of a churchgoer. To a hero; to humanity’s (surprising) champion.
The world seems to be ending with alarming regularity, these last few years. But the Doctor always manages to save them. And life goes on.

They’re too old to die like this.

Comments

Posted by: Worrals (livii)
Posted at: 1st July 2007 06:02 (UTC)
Ian and Barbara <3<3<3

::cries::

Lovely.

Posted by: remember my prophetic chickens (agapi42)
Posted at: 1st July 2007 22:11 (UTC)
Ian/Barbara

Thank you so much.

Posted by: ain't no party like a dalek party (arefadedaway)
Posted at: 1st July 2007 06:29 (UTC)
dw; our stories are ageless

Jesus. *sobs*

Bloody gorgeous.

Posted by: remember my prophetic chickens (agapi42)
Posted at: 1st July 2007 22:15 (UTC)
Ian/Barbara

Thank you very much.

Posted by: Ó mo Dhia! Tá an tua i mo cheann! (chicafrom3)
Posted at: 1st July 2007 07:45 (UTC)
Doctor Who - Barbara/Ian

Awwww. *cries* Just perfect.

Posted by: remember my prophetic chickens (agapi42)
Posted at: 1st July 2007 22:18 (UTC)
Ian/Barbara

I seem to be provoking a few tears.
Apologies.
*offers tissues around*

Thank you for commenting, I'm glad you liked it!

Posted by: The Island of the Fay (atraphoenix)
Posted at: 1st July 2007 08:57 (UTC)

Awwwwwh <3

I love things like this, showing how former companions deal with new events, and never forget, and this was lovely.

Posted by: remember my prophetic chickens (agapi42)
Posted at: 1st July 2007 22:22 (UTC)
Barbara

I may spend too much time thinking about how former companions are affected by Doctor-related incidents.

Thank you.

Posted by: Even pantless? Or ESPECIALLY pantless? (jezrana)
Posted at: 2nd July 2007 22:38 (UTC)
doctor who--Ian is old school

This made me whimper about twice as much as the actual episode. *clings to Ian and Barbara*


...And now you've got me picturing them during the Cyberman invasion, keeping cool heads and trying to organize resistance while everyone else is running around screaming.

Posted by: remember my prophetic chickens (agapi42)
Posted at: 3rd July 2007 17:03 (UTC)
Ian/Barbara

Hmm, I wonder if that's an achievement or a reflection on the episode?

Wouldn't they though?
Awesomeness does not decrease with age.

Posted by: Merryweather Kyla Sardinia (mimi_sardinia)
Posted at: 4th July 2007 04:46 (UTC)
Tardis

They’re too old to die like this.

How very true, old companions like Barbara and Ian deserve to die in a nice peaceful way.

Posted by: remember my prophetic chickens (agapi42)
Posted at: 4th July 2007 14:29 (UTC)
Ian/Barbara

*nods*
My friend couldn't understand that sentence at first.

Thank you for commenting.

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: 6th July 2007 16:29 (UTC)

NOT AU!
NOR WILL THEY EVER HAVE TO REMEMBER IT.

Posted by: remember my prophetic chickens (agapi42)
Posted at: 6th July 2007 17:10 (UTC)
Ian/Barbara

I realise that now.

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: 8th July 2007 06:05 (UTC)

ALTHOUGH BEING IAN AND BARBARA THEY MAY *WANT* TO REMEMBER IT BECAUSE IT WOULD BRING THEM EVEN CLOSER TOGETHER <3333333.

Posted by: remember my prophetic chickens (agapi42)
Posted at: 8th July 2007 11:37 (UTC)
Ian/Barbara

Hmm. Similar experiences while travelling with the Doctor helped to bring them together but I'd say that sharing forty years or so of your life with someone means you're very close.
Could they be closer?
Does there come a point sometime when being closer would require actual telepathy?
I liked that bit in The Chrysalids, when David went on about the closeness of telepathy, although I resented the bit about how closed in and stupid the Norms were. I like the privacy of my own mind.
Although, if you're close enough to someone to know, or at least guess accurately, what they're thinking most/all of the time, maybe that's telepathy of a sort.

Posted by: ~ Emily ~ (spaciireth)
Posted at: 16th September 2007 04:36 (UTC)

I saw this ages ago, but managed to restrain from reading it til I saw Sound of Drums, lol. Awesome stuff, I loved it!

Posted by: remember my prophetic chickens (agapi42)
Posted at: 16th September 2007 17:34 (UTC)
Ian/Barbara

Thanks! :D

Posted by: Gooseberry (2_fish)
Posted at: 28th August 2008 03:43 (UTC)
Rainbow

awsome!! :)

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