Characters/Pairings: Rose/Ten2, alt!Donna (and some ruminations on proper!Donna)
Genre: A bit of fluff, a bit of humour, a bit of angst, a tinier bit of action ...so, gen, then, lirl.
Summary: One obligation of being the Vitex heiress is attending the annual Vitex Christmas party; one obligation of being the Vitex heiress' very own Time Lord/human metacrisis is accompanying her to such events. There, the Doctor meets the newest addition to Vitex staff.
Excerpt: She takes a sip of her champagne and watches him over the rim of her glass, and there’s no friendly recognition, no sign that she knows him better than he’d like at times, nothing beyond the curiosity of a stranger.
Author's Notes: This ended up exponentially longer than I ever intended it to be, but it just kind of... kept going. Bonus points if you can identify the song the Doctor sings or the customer service rep Donna mentions (except you, Liz, you cheater). And kudos to the_tenzo, whose altDonna reaches levels of awesome my altDonna can only hope to achieve.
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