I liked the flash back to the bunker. And how the Doctor talked Jack down.
This story made my day. The contrasts and parallels you suggest between Time Lord and human evolution, the way you tease tidbits of behavioral science into a compelling description of an equally compelling relationship . . . I just loved it.
Author's Response: Thank you! I love being able to work my background in science into thise little snippets. It\'s loads of fun, even when the story itself is angsty.
This is thoughtful and intense. I love how attuned the Doctor is to every aspect of Jack from chemistry to body language to dominance hierarchy. I also appreciated the connection to the bunker where the Doctor needed a similar reminder.
Author's Response: Thanks! I just realized I have a potential continuity goof here -- I\'d forgotten that I consider \"The Runaway Bride\" to have taken place in this \'Verse, before this story . . . so technically it would be Donna who stopped the Doc most recently. But the last time he was holding a *gun* with intent was \"Dalek,\" sooooo . . . I guess I\'m saved by a technicality! :D
This was great, from the concept, to the inner thinking. I loved the line about cold and hot killing being the same. Thanks
Author's Response: You\'re welcome, and thank *you* for the review -- glad you enjoyed it!