Disclaimer:: I tried to seduce RTD and get him to give me Doctor Who rights, but he's not into women, and I tried with Joss for ownership of Firefly, and his wife didn't like that, and Joss said it would only bring me heartache anyway, so as it stands now, I own nothing.
Spoilers:: "Doomsday" for Doctor Who, and slight "Lazarus Experiment" reference. Post "Objects in Space", pre/during-BDM for Fireflyverse.
Prompt:: Two prompts! 1) Ten is intrigued. Inara is suspicious. There is banter. And eye sex. 2) "You don't want to wait until it's too late."
Notes/Warnings:: One traveler (that strokes bits of his ship) is missing his companion, while one Companion is missing traveling. Then things begin to explode, several people are taken hostage, the Doctor is mistaken for another doctor, and a good deal of fun suspense is had by all, as the Operative tries his hardest to get to one little girl, River Tam.
In case you're wondering about the title, dictionary.com defines it as: the state of being restored or reestablished; restitution.
A good deal of the dialogue between the Doctor and the Operative is lifted from Terry Pratchett’s Night Watch which is a fantastic book, much like Life on Mars but even better. goldy_dollar beta’d for me, and did a fine job of it! This fic was written for the sonic_tea ficathon, and is finally at its conclusion. Thank you all for reading! I’ve had fun writing this!
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