Perfect Match (5/?)
This was inspired by this post about soulmates, and after @quite-right-too requested someone write it. I am going to try and write a little bit of this every week and track them through childhood and into teenage years and eventual adulthood.
Thank you very much to @chocolatequeennk for listening to me pitch ideas and for offering her opinions and ideas.
Ten x Rose, Soulmates AU, All Ages
James grew up hearing the legends of soulmates. How two—or three or four or however many—people could find each other by writing messages to each other on their skin, and he spent much of his time imagining himself with a soulmate, someone who would be his perfect match.
James was giddy with excitement throughout the forever-long plane ride back to Scotland, where he and his family were due to spent the Christmas holidays. It was only for three weeks, but he would take more Rose time whenever and however he could get it.
When they arrived back at their house, the housekeepers had cleaned, stocked the fridges, and had brought out all of the boxes of Christmas decorations. For the next few days, they worked on decking the halls of the manor, making it as festive as possible.
The smell of pine, cinnamon, and baked goods was a constant in their home, and James loved it. But as excited as he was about the holiday, he still felt a little empty inside. He wished Rose could be there to celebrate with them.
“I wish we could just invite Rose and her mum over for Christmas dinner,” James whined over dinner, and not for the first time, as he buried his pile of uneaten peas under his cold mashed potatoes. “They don’t live that far away!”