I absolutely love this. We saw in the show how she became Doctor-like and while totally missing her current Doctor she clearly was drawing on memories of her first. Well done.
This gave me chills, honest to goodness chills. You should write more along this vein.
Ooof. This was amazingly powerful. I hurt for Rose as I read this. I also feel like it summed up her transition between Nine and Ten, as well as that beautiful, fierce creature that came through the Void once more. I wish she could have had Nine forever. But this was wonderful to read.
FINALLY SOMEONE WROTE THE THING!!!
I'm so happy that someone finally wrote this down, because so many people miss the symbolism of her character in Journey's End. I always struggle while trying to explain it. Now I can just show people this drabble! And you wrote it beautifully. Thanks!
Author's Response: I love Nine. This was a bit of a love letter to him. Thanks!
Really nice character study. I felt like Rose, at the end of JE, was really echoing both her Doctors. Her colors matched Ten's, but the leather was all Nine.
Author's Response: Thanks! I like your perspective. I really am all about Nine, though. I like reminding people that it was him she loved first. That and CE is absolutely off the chain in terms of sex appeal. I mean, I could write pages about what makes that man and his portrayal of the Ninth Doctor just....RAWR.