A short ficlet written for Valentines Day. It's sweet and fluffy and a great excuse to ship the Doctor and Rose - not much else to say except that it's unbeta'd so any mistakes are my own. Enjoy

Disclaimer: Dr Who and it's characters are owned by the BBC and sadly not by me.

"Whenever you're lonely just look at the spaces between your fingers and remember that's where my fingers fit perfectly."

Rose blinked and read the card over and over again. The Doctor did not do Valentines Day. Surely that would be too domestic but then again perhaps after the heartache of the last few days, anything was possible.

They had become separated during their last adventure for nearly three days. This was the longest either of them had been away from the other and it was something neither of them wanted to repeat ever again.

As she read the card again she felt his cool hand slip into hers.

"This was all I could think about while we were apart," he said in a quiet voice. "I couldn't believe how much I missed the feel of your hand in mine, our fingers entwined."

He gestured to the card she was holding. "I remembered seeing that quote and it gave me the strength to bear the loneliness of the last few days. Kept me strong until we could be together again."

Hearing the sadness in his voice, Rose wrapped her arms around him, pressing her face into his shoulder.

"It's beautiful Doctor, thank you. Happy Valentines day."

"Happy Valentines day Rose," he replied as he brushed his lips against her forehead.

He does not say he loves her and she does not mind. This small token of his feelings speaks far louder than words ever could and for now it is enough.