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18 August 2010 @ 07:23 pm
Mind, Body, Soul part 1/3 - Matt Smith/Arthur Darvill  

 Mind, Body, Soul

Author: [info]be_my_constant  Beta: [info]slha
PG for this part.

Fandom: Doctor Who RPF

Eventual Matt Smith/Arthur Darvill

I don't own these people, obviously! They are whoever they want to be.

[Part 1/3]


It was an agonizingly hot and frustrating day for Arthur. He was back on set to film the Christmas special of Doctor Who and either he was painfully nervous, or the temperature in Cardiff had suddenly jumped sky-high. Karen had waved to him as he had walked onto set and he’d smiled back nervously in that dorky way that he couldn’t seem to shake. He decided a cold drink would make him feel better and headed to the big blue box. He liked to be alone a lot of the time anyway. He'd have a last minute read of his script in the café to prepare him for the day. While everyone else seemed to be bouncing around the set without a care in the world, Arthur felt tired and beaten already.

He sat down in the café, got out his glasses and began an intense reading of his script. He doubted it would clam his nerves; he already knew the scenes top to bottom. It wasn’t the script that was the problem; it was being back here and not knowing what to do about it. He looked up from his script when he heard giggling voices outside the café. He raised a smile as Matt burst in, tugging Karen by the hand and clinging onto her like his life depended on it.

“And where have you been hiding, nose boy?” the dark haired man beamed.

Arthur looked unimpressed with the greeting, folding his arms across his chest. “Again with the nose jokes? It’s getting old, Matt”

“Old? I’m nine hundred and seven!” he told him firmly.

Matt grinned, taking off Arthur’s hat and putting it on Karen’s head. Then he smiled admiringly at her, as if it suited her.

Arthur looked down as Karen and Matt entwined their hands again. They were behaving like school children. He found it a little bit adorable, but mostly frustrating.

“Well you look about seven,” Karen added, sticking her tongue out at him and picking up Arthur’s script with her free hand. “A bit late for learning lines now, Mister. I think your nose is adorable, by the way.”

“-You would sat that” Matt butted in, smirking at her.

“Are you trying to say I have a bad taste in men?” Karen accused, punching Matt’s arm playfully. “I’ll have you know, I have very good taste...”

Arthur slipped his script out of Karen’s hand without her noticing. He stood up slowly and walked over to the other side of the small café. Letting out a small sigh when neither of them seemed to react to his departure, he watched them ramble on at each other.

He could hear Karen laughing every few seconds and he felt a sick feeling in his stomach. Matt was playing with his hair and doing that eye-twitching thing he did when he was nervous. He was shivering a bit, possibly from the breeze that was blowing in from the open door. His eyes looked darker than the usual bright near-green colour they looked in the outdoor light. Arthur wondered if Karen had noticed these things. He knew he couldn’t talk about these things with Matt himself, for fear of looking stupid and embarrassing himself in front of such an amazing co-star…friend, he hoped.

He watched the pair of them stumble over to the door and listened to what they were saying. Matt was whispering something in Karen’s ear. Arthur instantly thought it was something dirty and kinky and now Matt and Karen were going run off and be together. Instead, he watched as Karen ran off out of the trailer. Arthur was astonished when Matt turned around and walked straight up to him.

“Are you ok, mate?” Matt asked.

“Yeah, I’m fine” Arthur smiled, his eyes shinning with hope.

“Sorry, don’t know how to control her,” Matt smirked, giving Arthur’s hat back to him. “I’ll find someway to make her behave,” he winked and then walked off out of the trailer.

Arthur had a huge lump in his throat. He needed to distract himself and focus on filming. He could pretend everything was fine, but he was too much like Rory to pretend that he wasn’t jealous.


MariaTV101: Eleven/Rorybeautybecks on August 18th, 2010 08:21 pm (UTC)
awwwww! Looking forward to more.
Rach: Matt - Awesomebe_my_constant on August 18th, 2010 08:24 pm (UTC)
Thanks mate <3 more soon, from Matt's POV and a little more naughty.
Elina: doctor who | matt & karencanyon_deye on August 19th, 2010 03:36 pm (UTC)
Aws, that is so adorable!
Rach: BH - Fun!be_my_constant on August 20th, 2010 11:23 am (UTC)
Thanks, nice to find someone else with stuff in common with me :P

Glad you enjoyed it, more soon.
dorsetgirl: Mikedorsetgirl on August 25th, 2010 10:55 pm (UTC)
Oh, wow, ace pairing! And a lovely story too - I can't wait for the next bit. Rory's so sweet, but Arthur is just lovely, and I'm so pleased to see him in a fic!
Rachbe_my_constant on August 25th, 2010 10:57 pm (UTC)
Thanks :P Been a bit busy but i'll write the next bit soon.

Are you here from dw_rpf?
dorsetgirl: Love_NINEdorsetgirl on August 25th, 2010 11:21 pm (UTC)
Are you here from dw_rpf?

No - I don't really write Doctor Who, but I've been a member here for a couple of years (my first entry is here) so it's on my friendslist.

I love Doctor Who, but I don't tend to do the online fandom, mainly through lack of time. Also, I could never find anything amongst so many specialist comms, so thanks for the note - I shall go visiting dw_rpf tomorrow!
Rachbe_my_constant on August 28th, 2010 10:40 am (UTC)
Ah excellent, i'll be posting the next part there soon.
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Rachbe_my_constant on June 18th, 2011 02:08 am (UTC)
Sorry :( got busy
greencurtainsgreencurtains on June 5th, 2011 11:12 pm (UTC)
Oooh I'm hooked already, more pretty please <3