Oh I wish you would continue this story!
Author's Response: Thank you. I will think on it. It\'s been a while since I have written anything -- so busy.
A very intense chapt. Can't wait to see what happens next.
Author's Response: thanks!
The Doctor's madness is so heartbreaking.
Author's Response: Yes.
Well, maybe I'm just a big old maternal sap, but by the time we learned that last child's name and story I was sniffling like mad. A lovely, happy interlude.
Author's Response: Thanks -- I love the idea of a big ol\' bunch of DoctorKids.
Wow 11 kids! This Chapt was both heart warming and sad. Looking forward to more.
Author's Response: Yep! Hoping you\'ll enjoy!
I enjoyed the timey-wimey nature of this. And yes, I cried again. But at least this time I was home and only the dog noticed. It's not even... well it is sad, but also kind of hopeful.
Author's Response: Thank you. I was worried that this would be boring to most folks. I\'m so glad that you liked it!
Thanks for the invite! I wish I could--it sounds like a blast and I'd love to meet up. But I'm going to be in FL until the 5th :(.
By the way, I have my fingers crossed about the Doctor's creepy behavior.
Author's Response: Aww! Well, have fun in the sun!
Timey-wimey and the Doctor being the Doctor and Alexis marking Rose. And of *course*, a TARDIS is a cat: understands you and loves you, but doesn't necessarily do what you want.
Favorite bit: “Go on, I need to, well not quite disarm this, but make harmless. Well, perhaps break, break, that might do, if I crunch up the polarity inducer…”
Author's Response: Thank you. I love the Doctor, and this chapter was easy to write because there he was, being all Doctorish.
Oh, poor Rose! I loved that she went back in time to get her Doctor's help. Apart from the the benefit of his knowledge, she's also getting a proper chance to say goodbye. But of course the Doctor then knew that he would die and Rose would be left on her own... hence the message he left for her. So very poignant.
Author's Response: Thanks. Even this Doctor, with the many universes and the ball of timey-whimey stuff has immortality. From this perspective, we all go on forever.
I shouldn't have read this on my lunch hour. Now I'm a little teary and my students are wondering what I'm looking at.
Author's Response: Oh! *hands a tissue* Thank you for the response. It is very cool to know that I\'m able to touch people with my fic.
This chapter made me actually cry. It's beautifully written, and the TARDIS is something to wonder at. The human Doctor is so much more the Doctor than Doctor is at the moment (whew), that it doubles the sense of loss; that meeting in the past is really poignant.
Author's Response: Wow, thanks. I\'ve been in the zone. I\'m very curious about what The End Of Time will bring. There\'s a group of us meeting up in Chicago for a Whovian End Of Time (Part 2) Slumber Party -- January 2. Come!
Hm. You're leaving out more than you're telling, but I appreciate the technique. You're keeping us thinking.
Interesting story so far!
Author's Response: Thank you!
Fascinatingly creepifying. I loved the character of Steven more and more as we went along, though I didn't quite catch on that the dark-haired "Tripp" was the same individual until the last time through. As soon as you got to the boys playing near the street, I realized you were up to more than the Doctor "practicing" changing an individual by changing their timeline, and the mini-van didn't surprise me. What shocked me was the Doctor coming out and saying "Now we're getting somewhere."
Dalek Caan was right--he does turn them into weapons, and that's fine. It's a side-effect of knowing the Doctor. He just turned Steven Tripp into a tool, and that was far, far more terrifying.
I can't wait to see where you're going with the rest of this.
Author's Response: Thank you. Yes, he\'s giving me nightmares, a bit.
Ancient!Rose for the win! And this is the first time I've seen anyone point out that the human!Doctor would be almost as subject to the short-lifespan rule as anyone else working as a field agent for Torchwood . . .
Author's Response: I\'d like to believe that he lived to old age, he and Rose. But that\'s another universe.
Yeah, see, definitely distracted by how brilliant this chapter was. (Like the Rose/Jack reunion too, but this one was just a bit shattering.)