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They had decided to use numerical designations. 1st, because it was the first to renew, and 2nd.

It was logical.

Both 1st and 2nd wished to scan the planet, to search for any forms of life. They must survive; they must be remembered. It was important.

Something was found.

2nd wanted the process over with quickly. It wanted more. It felt loneliness. Fear.

1st wanted to wait, to test. It was concerned about the pain they could bring. It felt trepidation. Caution. Fear.

As they worked, 2nd would look at 1st.

2nd didn't like being 2nd.

2nd wanted to be 1st.

It was not logical.

But it would feel good.


(A/N: Although this is technically the epilogue, the previous chapter was also an epilogue for the Doctor and Pierce, so I decided to post the three final chapters together. Hopefully it all flows well enough. Although maybe epilogue/prologue would have been more appropriate, since I've got a sequel (with Eleven, Amy and River Song) in mind. But that won't be for some time - at least until the 2010 has gotten underway so I can see what Matt Smith does with him.

Anyway, thanks for all the reviews, everyone. While I've got a few more Doctor Who stories in mind, this is likely to be the last major Ten story. I mean, never say never, but I haven't got any pressing ideas for any Ten fics at the moment. So as last hurrah's go, I'm pretty happy with this one. Hopefully you all enjoyed it as well, let me know!)