Up a Tree (p.31) - [Story is complete.]Up a Tree (p.31) - [Story is complete.] by Betawhofic
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Summary: This is a sort of "Doctor Who" meets "Avatar" story, without the avatars.
The Doctor, Amy, and Rory land on a human colony world where the colonists live in gigantic trees. A whole city in the treetops. But what starts out as a lark, ends with a murder, an ancient mystery, and a local race of "not quite intelligent" spider-monkey-like creatures that might have a reason for not quite being intelligent...
Chapter 31 - Epilogue
It took them three days to return to the home tree.
They stopped at the mine to put George into Arnoff’s capable hands, and continued immediately, saying their goodbyes and leaving Darvish and the Brothers to make their reports.
They arrived back at the home tree late at night. Everyone was already asleep, but Sondherson and Emma greeted them and hustled them back up the tree. Fortunately, since they had arrived by shuttle, they didn’t
SnowconesThe Doctor and River are having snowcones on the beach...Snowcones by Betawhofic
They were eating snowcones, strolling along the beach.
They'd decided to go completely tourist this time. River had talked him into buying all new clothes. The Doctor was strolling along wearing a brilliant Hawaiian shirt, fuscia, magenta, and purple, and elegant white slacks, all topped off with a lime green bow tie.
River was wearing a halter top tied at her midriff and a pair of white cuffed shorts.
She was making little hummy noises of satisfaction as she nibbled at her snowcone, it was gold and orange and red to match her top. Her hair bobbed in the light wind. His eyes smiled at her.
"What kind did you get?" he asked, as he slurped on his own snowcone.
She looked up, distracted from her gastronomic delight. "Pineapple and tangerine. Want a bite?" Her eyes flirted at him as she lifted her snowcone to him. She tapped it teasingly to his lips and he sucked off a little bite of the ice. It was sweet and tart and tangy,
Time OutSometimes the Doctor and River just took a time out...Time Out by Betawhofic
The Doctor wiggled his toes in the water. Little goldfish nibbled at them. He giggled.
He flopped back on the mossy bank and flung his arms wide, smiling up at the sky, eyes closed, as yellow sunlight bathed his face.
“Happy, Sweetie?” River’s voice came from beside him.
He turned his head and cracked his eyes open. River, his wife, was sitting, reading, at the side of the stream in a light floral sundress. The floaty cloth draped around her lovely form. Thin spaghetti straps accented her wonderfully strong shoulders and neck.
Her hair bobbed lightly in the breeze, like bubbles.
He just grinned at her, totally delighted, and so content he never wanted to move. Sunshine and cool water and a floaty breeze and his wife. What more could a Time Lord want.
River looked down at him, one manicured finger holding her place in her book. He was sprawled like a landed fish, his trousers rolled up to reveal sinewy calve
Pain in the ...(11th Doctor, River Song)Pain in the ... by Betawhofic
Some problems require very special help...
“Really, Sweetie, who did this for you before I came along?” River reached for his backside.
He groaned. He threw his arm over his eyes. “Sarah did it once, and Jamie and I had to do it for each other." He groaned again.
“Yes, well, I can see that.” River said, continuing with her task, “He’s a lovely Scottish boy.”
“He thought I made the whole thing up just to deny we were on an alien planet,” the Doctor said. He flinched.
“Well,” she grabbed and yanked, he bucked and yowled. “It wasn’t exactly something within his worldview. He’d likely never seen anything like it before.” She poked a finger on his bum, testing.
“Stop squirming!” she demanded, pressing a hand on his shoulder to hold him down.
She grabbed one of the porcupine qulls and yanked.
“Ouch!” He turned and glared at her ov