Zepheera-Vision — I Was Lonely

“Zepheera?”

The borrower in question shot the Doctor a look before ignoring him, carrying on twisting a few pieces of string into a stronger rope.

“Zepheera…” he tried again, licking his lips as though in preparation. “…I need to get up.” Despite himself, a twinge of mirth tugged at his lips.

“Funny, that,” scoffed Zepheera as she looked up from her work. “That’s not what you said two hours ago.”

“But I have to–”

“‘Zepheera, I’m bored. Sit with me, Zepheera. Keep me company.’”

The Doctor sighed, an action that blew the borrower’s already messy bob about. “I know, I know. But I’ve got to check on the experiment, it should be ready by now.”

Zepheera threw up the hand that wasn’t keeping her progress on the rope in place. “Just saying. It’s your own fault for scooping me up and putting me on the pillow on top of you.”

“I was lonely,” he shrugged, making Zepheera’s perch shift back and forth slightly.

She regarded the Doctor in contemplation, but after a moment of staring at those big brown puppy-dog eyes her shoulders slumped in defeat. Gathering her work, she slid off the small pillow that she would never ever admit was actually quite comfortable, and made her way up his chest toward his shoulder. 

“One of these days, you’re gonna run out of trump cards,” she informed him, pointing an accusing finger at the Doctor’s stupid grin.


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elitefourstevonnie:

why i got zepheera’s design 97% wrong and i am very sorry –

when i first discovered this AU, it was through the brothers apart contest entry. when zepheera first came on screen, there wasn’t much of a physical description, but she was wearing sunglasses and an oversized trench coat and for whatever reason my thoughts were drawn to estelle:

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then, when i started reading the actual fics, i read the description of her hair, and because i could not unsee estelle instantly my mind went to marceline’s mom.

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so try though i might i could not unsee zepheera as marceline’s mom (thank you, short attention span) and when finally her skin tone was described as “well-tanned,” my first thought was “Well shit, I’ve been doing this wrong.”

so here, this is how i’ve seen zepheera for most of the series until around the end of Episode 2.

@borrowedtimeandspace

Are you JOKING ME?? This is GORGEOUS! I’ve been internally screaming for the last hour and a half!

To be honest, I wasn’t entirely sure what her skin tone was when I started out. I just didn’t think about it all that much. ‘Well-tanned’ came about when, kind of on a whim, I decided Zepheera was biracial (like me! ^-^). Her mother had fair skin and I don’t think I ever specified for her father, and if I did I’ll probably change it in revisions. This leaves her complexion a little open–kinda like my own personal Hermione, at the risk of tooting my own horn. Personally, I now see her as olive-skinned, but I think the color scheme you used is AMAZING. Really, the only things I insist upon about Zepheera physically are her hair and her eyes, and your interpretation is just fabulous to me.