Earlier this afternoon, I completed and posted a fic for the then_theres_us challenge called Five Ways to Lose Your Path On An Alternate Earth (And One Way To Find It). The first segment, however, was originally a lot longer--so long that it completely threw off the balance of the fic. But since I like it, here's the unedited first segment:
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Summary: Once upon a time, in a mighty island Kingdom, a scarred and lost survivor of the Time War waited alone to die…until one day a London Beauty stumbled on his magical ship.
“Oi!" he snarled impatiently. "Are you deaf or just daft? I asked you a question!" stepped forward threateningly, coming out of the shadows into the dim turquoise light generated from the broken crystal column.
Rose sucked in a long breath as the man revealed himself. His face…oh God, his face! It was horrifically scarred, like the flesh had melted and run down his bones.
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