I gasped in relief when I saw that ancient blue box sitting there
amidst giant diamonds. I wasn’t sure what sound Mum had been referring to, but
the sound I had heard was of someone crying. Matthew was crying.
The door to the TARDIS was unlocked somehow and was slightly
open. I stepped inside cautiously.
He was sitting against the wall, his nose all stuffed up from crying. Turning
away, he hugged his knees to his chest and rocked back and forth.
“Oh Matthew,” I ran to him, wrapping my arms around him. He
was shivering terribly, his breathing nothing more than ragged sobs.
“What is it Sere? It makes me want to either curl up and die
or protect it with my life – probably both,” He laughed hoarsely.
I pulled back, gazing at him for a moment curiously, “I honestly don’t know
what it is. Dad would know I bet,” I murmured.
He reached out, touching my face, “Did anyone ever tell you
that you’re beautiful?”
My cheeks burned, my gaze falling to the floor. I sat on my
knees, his hand slipping away from my face.
When he reached out again, I turned away, biting my lip.
I shook my head. If I opened my mouth I would surely burst into tears.
“Sere,” He uncurled himself and scooted next to me.
I found myself falling into his strong arms, my head resting
on his chest, listening to the rythym of his twin hearts.
In just a few moments, I was the one who needed hugging. I was the one about to cry.
I looked up at him, and he looked down at me. We drew close
and before I could comprehend what was happening, his lips had touched mine,
closed in a tender kiss.
When we finally broke away….
“You’ve never done that before have you,” His eyes twinkled
I shook my head. My whole body was warm and tingly, a
strange feeling encompassing my every cell.
“So I suppose you’ve probably never done….” He grinned in a
mad way that reminded me, oddly, of my father.
“Matthew!” I scolded, frowning.
He stuck out his bottom lip, his one-blue one-brown eyes
becoming impossibly large.
I sighed deeply, “If my parents find out…you are more than dead,”
He laughed, standing abruptly. I found myself swept into his
arms as he carried me down the hall.
My hearts beat in my chest as though they wanted to escape
I closed my eyes, smiling contentedly.
“I love you,” I whispered as he nudged my bedroom door open.
He looked down at me, “I…I love you too,”
…..Little did we know that the TARDIS was completely covered in diamond spiders.