In “Fathers Day” Rose makes a threat. She tells him she sees through him into the man he really is, she knows that he’d never leave her. He couldn’t.
And it breaks my heart to think of this. He needed her, and then she was just gone. She was the girl of impossible things just as much as he was, and this just makes it so much worse. Every single time he’d send her away for her own safety she’d find a way to come back, even if it involved absorbing the time vortex. He probably waited days, weeks, before he burnt that sun to say goodbye to her. He searched for every possible way, and gave her enough time to pull another amazing Rose stunt and come back to him.
And they couldn’t. But I don’t ever think he really gave up on her, maybe on himself a little bit, but never on her. In his own way I think he was always sort of waiting…
“I’ll make you wait a long time…” Oh Rose Tyler, if only you knew just how long he’d wait for you.
justme-mickey said: I'm curious. What do you think of the girl in the fireplace? Do you think the doctor loved Reinette or did he just fancy her? That episode confused me a bit and I still don't understand the relationship the doctor had with Reinette. What about Rose? Was he really going to leave her on that spaceship?
The Doctor would have never left Rose. He would have another protocol 1 set up to take her home, Rose just wanted to wait as long as possible because she loved him and didn’t want to leave him. As for the Doctor and Reinette, imagine you were completely in love with someone, and then a celebrity you have a crush on says they like you, you would never give up the real love for the crush, not if it’s love like the Doctor and Rose had. It had been a while since he’d fet another person in his head, like the Timelords used to be, but he would have never, ever, really left Rose for a “fling”. His duty as the Doctor was to protect her, but he never loved her. She was interesting, and someone he admired, but she was not Rose.
This was what he wanted. The Doctor wanted Rose to be with tentoo, it was the only way that he was going to be able to give her everything she wanted and needed. He wanted her to love him, and finally be able to be love by him in return. This was what he wanted for her.
But that doesn’t change the fact that in this moment…Rose Tyler broke the Doctor’s hearts.
officialmarss said: who do you think the doctor loves most, rose or river?
This question is entirely contingent on which Doctor you’re talking about. Nine, ten, and tentoo all loved Rose and although I know she will always hold a special place in his heart I believe that the eleventh Doctor was in love with River.
These were different kinds of love however. He loved Rose because she gave him hope, and saved him, and he loved River because she was a mystery worth solving and was exciting.
If we’re going with separate Doctors you’d have to look at those separate Doctors, but if were going for the whole, the complete embodiment of the Doctor, then it would be without a doubt Rose, and let me tell you why: The Moment
In the 50th the Moment looked into the Doctors future and past, it saw everything and the person that it decided the best person to give him hope, and strength, was Rose. Also in “let’s kill hitler” when the Doctor asks the TARDIS to give him someone he likes, it gives him Rose. Now this was the eleventh Doctor, and I think that eleven loved River with all his hearts, but Rose will always be there with him in some sense.
We all have people we love, but there can only one person that you love most. I understand moving on and finding new love, and new people to share yourself with, but that will never diminish the love you had, and I think that’s what’s so great about Rose and the Doctor. He has moved on from her, and in this body no longer loves her like he used to, but still loves her in his own, new way, and holds her in his hearts.
The Doctor loved both women for different reasons and in different ways, but he still loved both.
This moment was so beautiful. Give me someone I like, and who shows up? The first face, out of every single person he’s ever traveled with,and every face he’s ever lost and the very first person that TARDIS chose was Rose Tyler. Funny, that’s the same face the moment chose when it looked into the Doctor’s future and his past. Every time he’s fallen and he thinks he’ll never pull himself back up - like right after he destroyed his planet, or when he thought he was going to die, or when he needed a reason to fight for Galifrey - Rose Tyler is always there. She’s his rock, his constant symbol of good in this world.
For the Doctor, it’s always been and it’ll always be Rose Tyler.
And I can’t help but think they they’re beautiful. And not just who they are, but who they are when they’re together. They compliment each other. They’re exactly what the other person is missing and they fill holes in their lives that they probably never even knew were there. They made each other better, and they made each other happy. Now if that’s not love, then would someone please explain to me what is?
He had been preparing himself. He knew that as soon as that star started to burn he’d have mere moments left, and he had had time to think about what to say and what he wanted her to hear. He knew that nothing was going to go as he planned though. All he could do was stand there and follow her lead, if he was honest with himself it’s what he’d always done. Follow her, that is. Who was he supposed to look to now? What was he supposed to do when he needed to reach out and grab a hand that was no longer there, and a hand that would never be there again. He had time to prepare though. He knew exactly what to expect and what was coming. But no amount of preparing could ever prepare him. Her purple shirt that he stole from her room only vaguely smelt of her anymore, and the jump seat looked so empty without her sitting on it. But he knew that those things would happen. He had prepared himself for all of these feelings and all of these pains.
He had prepared for this. He knew what was coming.
But he cried anyways.
Could you even imagine?
Everything that’s ever meant anything to him has been lost. He doesn’t even have a home, and every person he’s ever gotten close to has left or been taken from him. Everything that he’s ever cared about has been lost, and I think he’s a little lost because of it.
Rose, Martha, Donna, the Ponds, River. Gone. Every last one of them. All he has are people, and every person in his life is no longer in it. He is truly and properly alone in life.
Could you even imagine?
Thank you for the Doctor
I don’t normally make posts like this. I don’t post my personal life on here, but today I feel like it’s necessary. I feel like I owe it to myself and this show to post this on this day. Nine years ago on this day, March 5th “Rose” appeared on TV for the very first time. This show has meant more to me than even I can really know. It’s been there for me in some really hard times, and even though he’s a fictional character the belief I have in the Doctor has given me confidence and made me believe in myself. It might just be a stupid show to some of you, and some of you might never have seen it and so you can’t even begin to comprehend what I’m saying, but I’m going to say it anyways. This show is my lifeline. It’s what keeps me going sometimes, and even when I get to the point where I haven’t watched an episode in months it will always be my favorite show…But that seems like such a trivial thing to call it, doesn’t it? A TV show, something with actors and writers and made up feelings and stories. But to me at least, it’s more than that. This show is fake, but what it’s done for me isn’t. Thank you RTD for giving me the greatest gift I’ve ever received. Thank you for giving me the Doctor.
How many times am I going to have to stand here and watch you fade from me?