"This was them. Always on to the next adventure, and damn the consequences."
This reminds me strongly of them leaving Torchwood House giggling about their adventure there, not realising that their actions had just created what would separate them.
Author's Response: Exactly right.
"Oh Rose. You've been crying." /sigh. I love our bumbling, well-meaning Doctor. I really do. He's a stupid alien, but still loveable.
I think that Connor got off really easy -- at least what we saw. Emilia scares me, too -- and I have a feeling that the Doctor was lucky he wasn't around when she got there.
Again, another wonderful chapter!
Author's Response: Connor probably did get off easy, but remember, she loves him, and she\'s intensely glad to see him. He gets a bit of a pass for simply not being dead. As for the Doctor -- Rose loves him for his impulsiveness, but she\'s more acutely aware of the impact that impulsiveness can have on the people around them.
I think that's very much a part of the Doctor ,he comes in saves the day or whatever else and leaves with no regards to the consequences.
Now with Rose with him he's having to face some of the mistakes he manages to make by just not thinking before he acts.
Author's Response: That\'s exactly what he does. He may travel in time, but he lives in the moment, with not one bit of consideration for the future. I suppose it\'s a defense mechanism. If, with the sort of scope he has across time and space, he stopped to consider the ramifications of every decision, he\'d be completely paralyzed. That may be ultimately what separated him from the other Time Lords.
Very thought-provoking chapter. It reminds me of Margaret/Blon's words in Boom Town; this time, Rose and the Doctor are facing the consequences of their actions.
I think the story also illustrates why becoming "domestic" was always such a risk for him-if he has to linger, and if he cares too deeply, the consequences can be cumulative and much more painful.
I love this story. Thank you for updating!
Author's Response: Yes; it\'s much less painful to flee the scene than to face the consequences.