before we go to Paradise by way of Kensal GreenRequester: autophanousSeries:
Doctor WhoRequested Topic:
oh god PLEASE write an AU of angels take manhattan that isn't horrible. I am that kind of fan who still misses the ponds, BLEHDue to: http://incandescens.livejournal.com/1201511.html
The graveyard angel had been waiting for a long time. Moss grew on its wings, and dry grass and leaves were heaped around its base. It watched, stone eyes unblinking, as the two old people came towards it.
“Ready to go, Mr Pond?” the woman asked. Her glasses sparkled in the evening light.
“Ready to go, Mrs Williams,” the man answered her. He was leaning on a stick, but he still had a military bearing about him.
They paused to look at the tombstone.
Since the last time they had seen it, the words, THEY TOOK THE LONG ROAD
had been added beneath their names. Or perhaps they had always been there. UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN
, someone had scrawled underneath it in lipstick.
“It’s all right,” the woman said, holding her hand out to the carved angel. “We’re ready to go now.”
The man put his arm around her waist.
And a moment later, both they and the angel were gone.
(Title is taken from Chesterton's The Rolling English Road