Syuhada. 19. I know they say you should do things and not see things being done on the telly, but I can't help it. Sherlock, DW, the Tolkien universe are just some of my favourites.
I have only just realized why the Emergency Protocol One scene in the final episode of series 1 is so upsetting. When you love someone as much as the Doctor loved Rose, no matter what, you will always want them safe. If you were to die, that person will be devastated and unwilling to move on.
But you won’t want that, you’d want that person to be happy, to laugh that same silly laugh that you love so much, smile that cute smile with their tongue sticking out, no matter whether you’re there or not. Because when you love someone, all you’d be selfish about is their happiness.
So when the Doctor says,
"You can do one thing, that’s all, one thing."And that little pause he does before continuing, "Have a good life. Do that for me, Rose. Have a fantastic life."
With the theme ‘Rose’ playing throughout that scene and I just… This is him, being selfish about her happiness. That’s all he’d ever want for her.
Prompted by thedistortedmirror, who asked for ten/rose, alien planet, telepathy and the psychic paper
Rose walked into the console room yawning, carrying two cups of tea and wishing she had put her hair up instead of indulging in a lie-in. It had kept getting in her eyes when she was fixing his cuppa, and she blew a few annoying strands out of the way. “Morning, Doctor,” she said, and handed him his cup before collapsing on the jump seat.
He looked at her, bemused. “How many have you had?”
“This is my third,” she said. “Slept horribly.”
The Doctor looked at her in concern. “Not another nightmare?”
*Ninth Doctor voice*