this is really really lovely and interesting, I loved the perspective you gave on the whole "42" incident. The comment at the end though brought up the uncomfortable thought that he did say "I'm burning up a sun just to say goodbye". Still, the fic was lovely, poignant, and introspective. well done!
Author's Response: Thank you! I am enjoying considering the Doctor\'s thoughts on things he did in previous incarnations. And I\'m enjoying writing Eleven, which is something I don\'t do often. I did add the note at the end because on other sites, commenters were asking how he could cause the sun to go supernova for Rose when he felt this way about them, and I thought I\'d just make it clear that I did not believe he did actually blow up the sun - it was just a romantic description of his siphoning energy from an extant supernova. (And, of course, Rose\'s supernova was before \"42\" anyway.)