i have no idea how I missed this... but so glad that I found it. I love this... it's exactly as it should be. Wonderful, wondrful writing.
Author's Response: Thank you!
Oh, man, how did I not know you'd written post-4.13 stuff? I love this! You handle the push and pull of the effects of 10.5 being The-Doctor-but-not-the-Doctor incredibly well. Both his and Rose's reactions are spot-on, I think... the awkwardness coupled with the need to be near each other, hand-in-hand.
Author's Response: Thank you. I\'m actually working on the third story in this series at the moment - so it\'s nice to have the encouragement.
How did I miss this on lj?? What a lovely story. I especially loved the lines about Vitex and its bottling standards.
A beautiful ending, too.
Author's Response: Hee. I liked the Vitex exchange myself. :)
If I had read this right after watching JE, I know that I would not have fully appreciated the quiet beauty,gentle humor and honesty of your story. The silver lining in the dark cloud that is JE is superlative fiction such as yours. Thank you for sharing.
Author's Response: You\'re so kind. Thank you.
It is 1:30 am and I'm really tired. But I was looking for a nice little " Goodnight story " ... and I found this little gem!
It is so beautiful, touching and perfect that I am at a loss for words.
I love your 10.5 Doctor with all his knowledge and his skills ( "Five hundred and twelve miles an hour," he murmured, ).
Thank you. This is one of the best Post-JE fics I've ever read. If I think about I have to say, that it IS the best story.
Author's Response: You\'re so kind. Thank you, thank you. I\'m glad you enjoyed it.
One of the best 10.5 stories out there. Perfect in every way. Thanks.
Author's Response: Thank you so much!
I know I reviewed this on LJ, but it got recced at Calufrax recently and I knew I just had to read it again. That last line is just wonderful.
Author's Response: I didn\'t realize about the rec - lovely compliment and I\'m tickled to see you again. :)
This is the first I've seen of the idea that the Doctor dumped all his Rose-love into the hand. That works. I like that.
Author's Response: I\'m glad to hear it - I really do think that he was so focused on Rose during that quasi-regeneration.
Aww, the endings of these well-written fics always get me. :D Danke for the warm fuzzys.
Author's Response: You\'re so welcome :)
This is a lovely piece with a real feeling of 'truth' to it. I like the Doctor's quiet deliberate-ness very much. Cheers, Jamie.
Author's Response: I think a large part of the deliberateness comes from fear -- he\'s got so much more to lose, now. He\'s taken a risk.
I'm so very happy to see more fic from you! Thank you so much!
Most fic post Journey's End have the second Doctor being so talkative, which isn't a bad place to take it, but I like that you've made him quiet. I like that he still has his languages and his sat-nav. :)
Like your title, this is a beautiful quiet piece. I really enjoyed it. Thankyou! I look forward to more!
""Five hundred and twelve miles an hour," he murmured, half asleep already. His hand at her waist tightened perceptibly. "Wherever you go.""
Author's Response: He\'s still the Doctor, so his hundred-miles-a-minute babble will come back, but he\'s somewhat more cautious and aware of others here. He\'s taken a huge risk, after all, and that\'s terrifying.
Thank you, this is just right. I love the discussion about the Daleks, her anger about her lack of choice, the way he doesn't try to convince her that he's the same, the little bit about "...if you want", his explanation of why the other him couldn't have answered her any other way, and of course the hope and promise of a future between them. All this in, how many words? Wow. This is great! Thank you! Definitely a favorite among favorites!
Author's Response: Thanks :)
Beautiful - a great insight into post JE. There are many post-JE fics out there (as there were/are many post-Doomsday ones) but I really enjoyed this. Thanks for sharing! :)
Author's Response: Thank you!
I think I forgot to mention how much I loved him telling her not to be glad at the destruction of the Daleks. It's a tiny moment that's such an insight into his character. That whole exchange about the Daleks was especially really well wraught.
Author's Response: Thanks. I don\'t see Ten II as gleeful over the destruction of the Daleks -- he did what he thought had to be done, but no more.
This is brilliant - by far the best post-JE fic I've read. Everything is balanced perfectly, and you've avoided the tearful confrontational angst that many other fics have fallen straight into. Instead it's a perfect fusion of internal angst slowly revealed and worked through, and hope for their future together. More please, much much more! x
Author's Response: Thank you! I\'ll write more in this sequence, no worries about that. :)