Title - Everywhere (1/1)
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Reinette kind of does. I'm sure she was a very nice person, she was just getting in the middle of a relationship. And Rose did treat Mickey shabbily, poor thing.
And yes, poor broken Ten. His emotional flailing throughout this fic breaks my heart, because I really do think it was happening that way for him.
This is brilliant. The whole episode always leave me with some issue. Like how can in the next episode, the Doctor and Rose and close together again. I LOVE how Rose is standing up and setting rules. So does this mean there is a sequel because I distinctly remember that Brem mentioned something about learning to waltz in Versailles in Planet of the Dead in Chaos and not telling his Mom.
It's true, that they are back to their regular selves in RotC, and I think it only makes sense if you assume that there *had* to be a row between them in between. And, I like to think, especially in the context of the Chaosverse, that Rose did lay down groundrules.
Heh. Rose may forgive him for Versailles, but she never likes the place, ever. ;-)
I've always felt there must have been some kind of "air clearing" between GITF and ROTC, as they seem to be just fine together with no explanation.
So I love the way you've written this, it seems so very them and just how I imagine it probably happened too.
“Don’t you see? I can’t walk away from you. That’s why I was trying to get you to do it for me.”
This really nails where they were up to at that point - I love it that she set him some limits and reminded him he wasn't the only one that got terrified ("You save the universe for a job!"). Of course, it was right for her to call his bluff. And I like the fact that she brought out Reinette being so many things that Rose is not - educated, cultured, privileged. I really loved Rose in GITF - she showed a lot of intelligence, courage and dignity herself when her emotions must have been all over the place. She deserved better.
So did Mickey, and the way the two of them treated him at the beginning of the following episode has always bothered me. A lot.
Edited at 2010-11-06 05:27 pm (UTC)
I think their relationship frequently gets written as the Doctor being terrified of being hurt. I didn't want it to get lost that Rose also took a HUGE leap in getting involved with him. And he so completely sets Reinette up as an opposition to Rose, there's no way Rose can miss the point of what he's doing. But I loved writing this because it shows Rose growing past it to the point where she stands up for herself and gets him in line and paves the way for the relationship they eventually have.
Yeah, they're terrible to Mickey in the next episode, completely undeserved. But it also makes sense if it follows they had a huge fight and then made it up, because Ten and Rose always did have a tendency to be too wrapped up in each other.
Excellent story! Thank you for writing this. I'm still not fond of TGITF, but this does make it much better.
The dialogue and characterization of all three of them is spot-on. Poor Mickey. He knows it's over between him and Rose, but he is such a decent man he doesn't want to see her hurt. I love seeing him taking the Doctor to task, especially since the prat deserved it. And he knew it. The Doctor knew he was being a prat, and finally had to face the consequences of his actions. Rose will not let the Doctor manipulate her, and good for her! Wish more people had that much sense.
Again, well written story with great characterization. * * * * *
I'm glad it made it better, that really was my goal!
And Mickey is so awesome in this fic. I just adored being able to let him shine a little bit. I don't write him very often, and this was fun. And it's true, the Doctor knew he deserved a lot worse than he got, actually.
Glad you enjoyed!
Oh, YAY!! A GITF fix-it-fic!! And it's brilliant!
I LOVED this. I've been nibbling around this issue myself in many different ways and in many different fics (I even have a WIP that's still nibbling at it), but I've always avoided the Actual Confrontation Scene between them because I just didn't think I could believably write his explanation. Now I don't have to, because you've done it for me. Simply wonderful! *goes to store in mems!*