Oh my, this just gets lovelier with time... adore the way you've portrayed the bonding. "He wanted to brush her off, kiss her senseless, tell her she was mad for even considering it, and that he was mad for even mentioning it. Yet at the same time, he wanted to touch his fingers to her temples and forge a life bond with the one woman who had seen him at his worst and who still accepted him, who had done so much for him already that he could never hope to repay her." The hesitation here was heart wrenching! And the whole 70-90 thing almost had me in tears, man. Also loved this whole scenario with their new bond giving Rose the power to turn him on, really a favorite of mine... "The sound of her voice, slightly uncertain but thick with lust, penetrated his mind. In the instant of clarity it gave him, he clamped down on the bond, muting it against what she was doing to him." His slipping control almost did me in. The whole dream state is romantic as ever and sort of gives an otherworldly, ethereal quality to the whole experience... but I can't help but wonder if they'll ever get to do it outside of that context. Loving this!
Ughhh goDDD the doctor is so stupid. OF COURSE SHE DOESNT WANT THE MICKSTER BACK YOU DOOFUS. Still, this is an interesting take on this, that he's feeling snubbed and almost seeking artificial comfort... still just BLEH. I hate this whole entire episode. I really hope they talk good and long about this, because clearly he's missing something huge...
It's so, so compelling how the physical stuff doesn't 'work' like Rose wants it to (or like I want it to haha). So excited to be continuing this!
I love running across new stories since I read so dang fast and I hate thinking I've no more good stories to read. Thank you for writing this.
Great story! I was disappointed at first that it ended, but then I remembered you'd written a series! Yay! I'm off to start reading the sequel...
stumbled on this quite by accident and read it all in one go, and loved it. Really looking forward to reading the next one :)
Well done! I've enjoyed the story so far and look forward to reading the series. I have a tendency to flail my arms while balancing on cliffhangers. This reaction correlates with your pesky habit of cliffhangers and making readers wait between updates. :)
I loved her admission that she WANTED to misunderstand. I have a feeling that *someone* is going to let the mental barriers down and let the physical take over in the next installment. Great story! Thanks for sharing.
Must have more!
Loves this bit because it really embodies Rose: "Rubbish. Even you have to admit that you're more important than me. If it gives you comfort, even for just a little while..."
She's so selfless. She's perfect for the Doctor.
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Stupid jealous man. She didnt do anything with Mickey. She's far too caught up with you to even think about it. GItF gets me every time.
Awh, poor Rose. She wants him to be human and primally claim her as his and he doesn't really get that.
Also, this bit got me: "I'm sorry. You like to cuddle, but I've made it awkward, haven't I? You don't like needy men."
Sweet Doctor. He seems like a cuddled with he right person.
Um... Wow. They just had dream sex. Really, really hot dream sex. Phenomenally written dream sex. :D I like it!
Author's Response: Wow! Thank you very much!
Oh no! I need to know!
Oh, that is just phenomenal. This line hit me hard, 'His place. Roses. Nothing but roses'
Oh, Doctor. Lovely, beautiful Doctor who is so caught up in a human bu unsure of how to proceed. I love him to bits.
Ohoho. Naughty. :) I've always loved the erotic dream stories and this one is quite satisfying because it has that added DW twist.