A Teaspoon And An Open Mind: A Doctor Who Fan Fiction Archive

rutsky2015.11.30 - 10:03AM1: Chapter 1Signed
This is a lovely look at the Doctor's initial run from Gallifrey; I like the idea that he was still in his Time Lord robes when he fled (I know that sounds odd, but it's true), and I like the gentleness with which he treats young Susan. Thank you for writing this!

Author's Response: You're so welcome! I loved imagining the Doctor with little Susan, and getting all the headcanon I'd built up out onto paper, so writing this was my pleasure. :)

vvj52015.06.22 - 09:11AM1: Chapter 1Signed
Oh, this is a fascinating and beautiful take on the departure. I loved a lot of things about it, especially the description of the TARDIS having a heart at the end, and also this:

“My regeneration cycle is nearing its end- yours has just begun. I must stay here, and provide a voice of reason on the High Council while Time permits, but there is more you can do for our people, for the Universe, out there. We had one lifetime together. That must be enough.”

which is a really interesting idea of why she isn't with them.

(And I really don't think that there has been anything definitive for this moment, even in wider canon - and what's definitive for this show, anyway? I think the most that can be said is the brief glimpse of them leaving in The Name of the Doctor.)

Author's Response: What a lovely thing to hear! I'm very glad you liked it. I really felt there must be an explanation for it being just being the Doctor & Susan who left- why not the rest of their family? And I didn't think the Doctor would have left them behind for no reason- & this idea fit the bill to me, especially considering how his attitude toward wanting to go back changed over time. (And LOL, yes, I suppose 'canon' is a very subjective concept in Doctor Who!)

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