Full disclosure... I love it. Yum, warm artichoke crab dip.... yum! Hungry. The doctor would need some tragedy in his past to make him parallel. Excellent!
Hillarious Scene of Rose with her housemates Awe, Poor John. Know that feeling but pleased he has picked Rose.
He is so sweet. Why can't there be real guys like that out there? I suppose I just haven't found the one yet...must keep looking.
This is so wonderful. The story itself is fascinating, and the Doctor's comments and interjections throughout the chapters are just the right spice.
Author's Response: Thank you! I\'m glad you\'re enjoying, as this story is a new style for me, but very enjoyable to write anyway.
well done i love the way you've constructed this story. love the connection between John smith and rose but at the same time i cant help hoping for the doctor (her doctor) to come and sweep her off her feet. sorry cant help it, what can i say im a huge 10thDoctor/Rose shipper!
And who's the mysterious Aidan????
Author's Response: Glad you\'re enjoying, and I hope you continue to enjoy! Thanks for the review.
Just read parts 1-7 and am completely hooked! I tend to find the Rose in the aftermath of Doomsday stories depressing and thus avoid them, but I like to hopeful tone of this, and that the Universe is healing itself, and Rose. I hope this thing with Dr. John works out- I'll be devestated if it doesn't! I'm so invested in the both of them, and he's so well-drawn, not just a cut-out version of Nine. I can relate to Rose's crisis and attempts to dig herself out of depression- I've been struggling with patches of minor/major depression throughout my life myself, so these parts ring really true for me; I even got a little teary in places because I've had experiences so close what to what she's been feeling, and it's very "validating" when someone (even a fictional therapist!) tells you it's not a willpower issue to be depressed. Great story! Please update soon!
Author's Response: If the depression parts are realistic, it\'s because I know depression pretty intimately myself--I\'ve been under treatment for the last five years for depression and panic disorder. One of the hardest things for me was understanding that it\'s not a character flaw or a sign that I\'m weak--it\'s a disease. So I had Jane reinforce that to Rose, because every depressive needs to know it. And while I\'m not going to give away the ending, I\'ll give you a hint: I\'m a sucker for a happy ending myself. I hope you enjoy the rest of the story.
You can see the connection between parrel doctor and the Doctor. Both lost their family. Good writing!!
Author's Response: Yep. It\'s a human-scale tragedy rather than the Doctor\'s epic tragedy, but they both lost their whole worlds. Thanks for the review!
I like that you've given John a strong history, it makes him a lot more of an alternate to the Doctor.
Author's Response: There had to be something in his past to echo the Doctor\'s, if only on a human scale. I\'m not trying to do a 1:1 correlation on everything with John and the Doctor, but a tragedy? Absolutely necessary.