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    Ding!

    The simple sound became an alarm for the one who guided the metal creature through fading roads in both blazing light and frozen night.  Faces came and went without notice or care, oblivious to all but their own lives.   

    A figure sat beside a window, one of many waiting for the moment when they would leave the steel carriage and their feet would touch the ground once more.  Golden rust flowed like a river atop her delicate head, hiding the twinkling in her amber eyes, the soft archer's bow of her pearly lips, and the tiny dots like stars on the canvas of her gently pale skin.  A Kindle Fire rested in her lap, a single white cord connecting her to the images that played on its screen.  On it, tiny pale creatures walked with nearly invisible feet, strangely adorable considering how they came into existence. 

    The sands of time passed slowly, the images on her Kindle changing with each passing second.  With each change of the screen, with each grain of time that fell, invisible walls began to dissolve into nothing but remnants of the past.  The young creature's lips began to curve into a smile as copper strands of hair appeared on the tiny screen.  In a space suspended in the moment there was a tall human-like man with an accent that made the young girl's heart melt like a candle's wax when exposed to a flame. 

    "I just want a mate," she heard him say.  For a brief moment in time she imagined his voice whispering those words in her ear.

    "You just want to mate?!" said a woman with copper hair and a fiery spirit.

    "No, I want a mate, a mate!"

    "You're not mating with me, sunshine!"

    A single sound of pure happiness danced passed her lips and into the air, where it faded into the sounds of the metal creature taking her to her destination.  A familiar scene began to come into view.  All it took was a single ding! to signal the driver to stop.  The young woman stood up the moment the metal carriage stopped.  If anyone was listening, they would have heard a phrase that would have shown the affects that only a few moments in time, a few images, and just two people, could give her.

    "God bless The Doctor."

Wrote this piece for the Though Your Eyes contest.  The scene was one that I imagined because 1) I couldn't think of a memory of a stranger that would work and 2) I wanted to do something from one of the fandoms I belong to.  Yes, I picked Doctor Who and the "Partners in Crime" episode.  Admit it, the adipose things were adorable, even if they were walking bits of fat.

Stranger: Caucasian female, early 20's, reddish-blonde hair, wearing jeans and a forest green t-shirt, sitting by the window, leaning over her Kindle Fire, somewhere in California.

Watching: Doctor Who, "Partners in Crime," BBC.
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phoenixleo Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
Hello,
Your work has been selected as one of the 7 semi-finalist entries for the "Through Your Eyes Contest". You can see the semi-finalist announcement by clicking here! Please await for the finalists announcements after which winners will be notified once again and prizes will be sent out to the winners and the rest of the semi-finalists!
Congratulations on becoming a semi-finalist! :clap:
Thank you for participating in the contest and all the best! :)

Regards,
`phoenixleo
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amrgalal7 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Epic :love:
Your description of the girl and the scene is inexpressible :wow:
But I don't get that final part? What is "sunshine" ? And how a "doctor" is connected with the story?!!
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Ravenshymn Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013   General Artist
Extremely-long-explanation-short: she's watching a british tv-show called Doctor Who. The main character is called The Doctor, and "sunshine" is what the woman he's speaking to is calling him.
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phoenixleo Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
Since it's for the contest, I suggest you also include the part about stranger description, what is she/he reading/watching/playing  in the artist's description. :) (Smile)
Good luck!
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Ravenshymn Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013   General Artist
Thanks for noticing.  I'll fix it.
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phoenixleo Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
:thumbsup:
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