“She’s not scared to say no to the Doctor or challenge him. I think that’s something that he finds quite brilliant about her, because she will say no.”
Doctor Who AU: Only Human
└ The Meta-Crisis Doctor adapts to life with just one heart.
Every time she starts to babble, he proposes.
Maybe it’s a habit she picked up while they were apart, trying—however subconsciously—to bring back a piece of him into her life. Whatever the cause, now that they’re back together in this parallel universe, sometimes she’ll just start talking. And talking and talking. Sometimes about her mum, or Tony, maybe about the bath salts she’s just purchased, or a blouse that fits poorly. But she’ll just start talking, and at first he couldn’t figure out what had gotten into her, but when he put the pieces together—he was tinkering under the sink trying put in a sonic filter—he just laughed.
After that, it became a game. The first time he did it, when she was rambling about how Tony had accidentally killed his goldfish when he tried to feed it a banana, she spilled her tea all over the table. One minute she was on about that poor fish and how he clearly had too much influence on Tony, and the next he was asking her to marry him, and she was this close to a spit take.
As not to scare her too much, he quickly changed the subject and her breathing slowly returned to normal.
And a week later, when she starts talking at length about how they ought to buy a different kind of tea because the stuff they’re drinking tastes funny, he asks her again, and she does a double take at him, trying to assess what it is he’s playing at, before he smiles at her and laughs before changing the subject.
This continues, and she learns that he’s never serious. She’s smart, his Rose, but it confuses him when her rambling moments begin to increase in their frequency. It’s as if she wants to hear him ask it.
So one night, when they’re laying in bed, and it is quiet and he knows that Rose is on the verge of sleep, he asks again.
There is a moment of still, pregnant silence when she doesn’t answer.
“Are you actually asking this time?” she whispers so quietly that he is unsure he’s actually heard it.
“I’ve been actually asking every time, Rose.”
He can’t see her face, but if he could, he’d see a giant grin that she is trying and failing to smother in her pillow.
“Yes,” she answers finally, and shifts around to look at him.
“That’s the one word that I’ve been waiting for.”
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Just watched SitL/FotD again.
And now all I can think it how much these episodes annoy me. It’s not entirely because of River, though her attitude of ridiculously fawning over the ‘future’ Doctor drives me nuts.
Wat really bugs me is that Ten acts so much like Eleven here, constantly telling everyone (ok, really only Donna and River) to shut up. He doesn’t care. He seems completely unaffected by anything until the end.
Just… These episodes don’t sit well.
ALSO, WHY THE HELL DOES MISS EVANGELISTA NEED TO UGLY AND ‘UNLOVED’ TO BE SMART?
Day 6: First Who Episode That You Ever Watched | “The Unicorn and the Wasp”
House Snark. Sassiness is coming.