Alone at First (Chapter One) (Chapter Six)
Ninth Doctor Fanfiction
Set Pre-Rose; A/N references Clive’s website from Rose
Awaking for the second time was much less traumatic for the Doctor, except for the fact that he didn’t remember how long he had been awake or when he had actually slid from numb consciousness to dreamless sleep. Once he had screamed himself mute, he simply laid in a heap on the floor. There was no point in getting back into bed. There wasn’t really a point for anything anymore.
He was just thankful that he hadn’t returned to Gallifrey again. Even though last night felt like hours ago, his cheeks were still wet. And just thinking of his dream brought fresh ones.
The only way to get himself to stop thinking was to bang his head against his wall. The pain was a distraction and felt good. He kept at it a few more times. Once she realized what was going on, the TARDIS pulled the wall back a foot without the Doctor noticing. He leaned back, expecting to hit his head again but instead fell over.