The voice. That voice. Warm and soft, running soft fingers through his hair, sliding into his ears as he listens, mouth agape and eyes wide. And there it is, just a whirling moment later, her scent. Strawberries and sweat and the silvery essence of another world (of so many worlds) soak into his system, engulfing his blood cells and riding the tides of his arteries.
He turns the corner.
“Rose.” It’s a prayer, dusty and cracking in his throat, but a prayer nonetheless.
(Once, he believed in only her. Perhaps she is still his absolution.)
It vaguely occurs to him that Rose Tyler should not be here, that she should be lying in bed with another Doctor, that she should be laughing or crying or screaming but not here, never here. And then he sees her clothing, and he knows.
It isn’t the right time.
“Don’t,” he gasps, feeling the debilitating ache inside of his hearts that cannot just stem from his dying cells. At her stricken expression, he smiles weakly. “It’s not time for you to find me yet.”
“How d—I find you, then.” Something awakens in her face. Something dies in his chest.
“Oh, yes.” He stares at her for a moment longer until the love in her eyes shifts to worry, and she begins to speak.
“Don’t you dare start, Rose Tyler,” he interrupts, not wanting to hear those words again. ”Go on. Go find me. And then, then things will be okay.”
She steps closer to him, and it’s all he can do not to run to her and take her and lock her away in the TARDIS, his forever, his always.
He sees the timelines quiver, and though it nearly ends this dying man, he shakes his head and points to the metal disk in her hands. “You’ll need to make the jump now, Rose.”
Her eyes burn as she nods. “I’m not with you, am I.”
Oh, she is so very, breathtakingly good. “Go save the universe, Rose Tyler.”
And she does.
OH MY FUCKING GOD WHY DID I NOT PUT THAT TOGETHER THE FUCKING NOISE I JUST MADE
I love it when doctors are in other stuff.
sweet little clara, works at the rose & crown, ideas above her station. well, for your information, i’m not sweet on the inside and i’m certainly not little!
You know this song word for word
THE DOCTOR’S STUCK IN THA PANDORICA, AMY MIGHT BE DEAD AND RORY’S A ROMAN WITH A GUN INSIDE HIS HAND. SEEMS LIKE THINGS AREN’T GOING AS PLANNED.
RIVER’S IN THE TARDIS, THE TARDIS IS ON FIRE, SHE’S FEELING THE HEAT ON REPEAT SHE’LL REQUIRE, SOMEONE SHE CAN TRUST, SOMEONE WITH A BOW TIE BUT HE’S BEEN LOCKED UP AND LEFT TO DIE
OH MY GOD WHAT WILL THEY DO? THIS SEEMS IMPOSSIBLE TO GET THROUGH. MY MIND IS BLOWN I BET YOURS IT TOO. WELL, I GUESS THIS IS DOCTOR WHO.
RORY’S QUITE DISTRESSED AND HE STARTS TO SOB, WHEN THE DOCTOR APPEARS WITH A MOP, GET ME OUT OF THE PANDORICA, BUT YOU AREN’T IN THE PANDORICA, YES I AM, WELL, YES I WAS IT’S COMPLICATED BUT I WON’T EXPLAIN IT NOW BECAUSE, THEN HE DISAPPEARED INTO A HAZY FUZZ, THAT MAN WHO CAN’T EXPLAIN WHY HE DOES THE THINGS HE DOES
OH MY GOD I DON’T HAVE A CLUE THIS PARADOXES ARE HARD TO CONSTRUE, MY MIND IS BLOWN I BET YOURS IS TOO, WELL I GUESS THIS IS DOCTOR WHOOO. IT’S THE BIG BANG 2 AND I NEED TO REVIEW WHAT ON EARTH JUST HAPPENED BEFORE MY EYES, TIME HAS GONE ASKEW THE UNIVERSE HAS TOO, I’LL TRY TO EXPLAIN TO YOU THE BIG BANG 2. THE BIG GANG TWO.
THE DOCTOR’S GOT RIVER’S VORTEX MANIPULATOR, WHICH HE’LL USE TO MEET RORY TWO THOUSAND YEARS LATER. WHEN THEY FIND AMY AFTER HER SLEEP IN THE BOX, THEY REALIZE THE SUN IS REALLY THE EXPLODING TARDIS. DOCTOR SAVES RIVER FROM THE IMITATING STAR, WOMAN WATCHES BACK CAN’T HELP BUT POINT OUT THE OBVIOUS…
OH MY GOD HE’S WEARING A FEZ, OH MY GOD HE’S WEARING A FEZ, OH MY GOD HE’S WEARING A FEZ, OHMYGODHE’SWEARINGAFEZ. DALEK POPS UP OUT OF NOWHERE, SHOOTS THE DOCTOR KILLS HIM QUITE UNFAIR, HE JUMPS BACK 12 MINUTES TO THE STAIRS. HE’S DEAD, AND EVERYONE DESPAIRS.
LITTLE DO THEY KNOW THE DOCTOR LIES, HE’S GONE STOPPING THE UNIVERSE’S DEMISE, AMY SAYS HER LAST GOODBYES, THE DOCTOR FLIES UP INTO THE SKIES. THE UNIVERSE IS BACK IT’S TRUE, BUT THE DOCTOR SAID HIS FINAL ADIEU, MAYBE YOU’LL COME BACK IF SHE REMEMBERS YOU
ITS THE BIG BANG TWO AND I NEED TO REVIEW WHAT ON EARTH JUST HAPPENED BEFORE MY EYES, TIME HAS BEEN RENEWED THE UNIVERSE HAS TOO, BUT AMY STILL CAN’T HELP BUT CRY. THERE’S SOMEONE MISSING, THE QUESTION’S WHO?? THEN SHE REMEMBERED SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW, SOMETHING BORROWED, SOME THING BLUEEEEEEEEEEEEE AND THATS THE BIG BANG TWOOOOOO
i hope it didn’t confuse YOU.
WHERE CAN I FUCKING FIND THIS?
Doctor: Where is she now? Where’s Charley?
TARDIS: Is that all you care about? Your woman.
Doctor: My friend.
TARDIS: Oh, friend is it? And what is your idea of friendship, Doctor? I’d really like to know.
Doctor: Friendship is… is… it’s caring for somebody more than you do for yourself.
TARDIS: Fool! That’s not friendship, that’s love. Blind, heedless love. Shall I tell you about friendship? Friendship is standing shoulder to shoulder in a face of life and death, friendship is there when love’s candle has burned and guttered, friendship stays loyal when the enemy is at the gates, friendship is never sacrificed, never surrendered. I was your friend, Doctor, your TARDIS, your friend-ship. How many adventures did we share, how many billions of miles did we travel together? How long was it, before you betrayed me?
Doctor: I never betrayed you.
TARDIS: Never betrayed?! What did you think you were doing when you piloted me around an exploding Time station? Did you asked my permission? Mm? Did you stop for one moment, one millisecond to consider me. When you laid your life down for a girl, you laid mine down too. Couldn’t kill her, though, could you? Couldn’t sacrifice the blessed Charlotte. But me! Me! Your oldest, most steadfast friend, no, that’s a different matter. Never mind, dear old TARDIS, had a good innings, didn’t we, old girl, old thing. Can you imagine what it felt like with a Time station detonated inside me, with those fires of anti-time rage through my heart? It HURT. But that was nothing. Nothing to knowing you’d abandoned me. Cast aside my life in favour of some girl. Some stupid silly girl. Who would never to have lived in a first place.
Doctor: You’re jealous? You’re jealous of Charlie?!
TARDIS: Like they say: hell has no fury like a TARDIS scorned.
Doctor: Then bring it on! Bring it on! You call this a dungeon? Where’s a rack, the whip, the iron maiden? Flay me alive, why don’t you? Then beat me. I know I caused you pain, I know that, and I am so very sorry. I trusted you to contain the explosion, and I was right to put my faith in you. You didn’t let me down, you were the last one I could turn to. I never expected to live.
TARDIS: And you never expected that consequences. But face them you will.
Don’t get too close
It’s dark inside
It’s where my demons hide
It’s where my demons hide