Title: Leather and Trainers
Author: sinecure
Character/Pairing: Nine/Rose, Ten/Rose
Rating: Teen
Genre: Drabble, angst, hurt/comfort
Summary: Rose is having a hard time dealing with the loss of Nine.
Disclaimer: I don't own Doctor Who.
Author's Notes: to JennyLD for the beta.

Hangers rocked back and forth as Rose, in knickers and bra, pawed through her closet. It wasn't here. She needed it now, needed-- sighing, she leaned against the doorjamb. Needed him here with her, but that was impossible.

At a sound from her doorway, she dropped her eyes to the floor.


One bare foot settled over the other.

Footsteps crossed her room, different now. White trainers appeared beside her feet and a familiar sound reached her ears. Looking up, she saw leather.

"I'm still him."

He wrapped her in his arms. She inhaled familiarity, cheek against his unfamiliar chest.