I had a long, meandering review that basically went nowhere and I deleted it. Sometimes it's just better to be short(er) and sweet. Yeah, right, like I can ever write a short review!
This last chapter ran the gauntlet of emotions for me. Elation that Jackie was recovering. Worry that Torchwood would find out what the Doctor and Jack that Torchwood were doing. Fear that the Doctor would get sucked into the void. Elation that Rose showed up to save the day,
My heart broke for Rose when she told the Doctor about Jimmy Stone. My heart then pounded when the Doctor went Oncoming Storm on the worthless punk.
The Oprah quote was great, as was the Doctor's reaction to it. I'm going to miss those quotes.
The last paragraph was the perfect way to end this story. I'd love to be a fly on the wall when Jackie found out about the bonding.
Thank you so much for this story. I love your imagination and writing skill. I can't wait to what your next story will be about.
I hope you're doing okay and staying healthy. We're all fine here. Please take care of yourself. ^_^
Author's Response: What a lovely review! Thank you so much! Iím happy to hear you enjoyed this story and yes I am working on another but taking my time with it. Iím so glad you and yours are okay. I had dental surgery yesterday and feeling very tough today but had to let you know my thanks!
Also great quotes!!!
I really enjoyed this story. It is so like the Doctor to put himself in danger to save Jackie! I really liked the way you resolved the crisis! Yummy hotness for sure. Thanks for the great story!!
Author's Response: Ahhh, thatís so nice to hear. Thank you so much. I really enjoyed your comments. Stay safe!
I couldn't figure out why the Doctor wasn't too concerned about the nanbots. Now, I know why. I'm so glad that they are no longer in danger. More importantly, I'm very happy for the Doctor, he's not alone anymore.
Best stay away from the Bunsen burner Doctor.....wouldnít want to singe your bits,Ē Rose giggled.
That was so funny! I couldn't stop laughing!
Oh boy, sounds like Jackie is not happy. It also sounds like things are back to normal.
All Jack had to do was mention Torchwood One and Yvonne Hartman and my heart started pounding.
The Doctor and Jack transmatted to Torchwood and Rose stayed with Jackie. I'm glad she didn't go with them. Makes Doomsday that much harder to happen.
The time lines are going crazy and causing the Doctor pain. Wow, the Doctor figured out what was going on w a lot faster than in Doomsday. It looks like he can actually fix this before it gets bad. Reverse the polarity! Love it!
Ironic how Jackie falling ill from the nanobots actually turned out to be a good thing. The Doctor saw enough of the time line to see what would have happened.
This chapter was another one that had my emotions all over the place and I absolutely loved it so much that I read it three times! I thought for sure that I knew where the story was going and I was pleasantly surprised.
I hope you're doing well, staying healthy and enjoying your summer. All is well here, we're staying healthy and the heat wave finally broke. I'm off to read the next chapter before I turn in for the night. I can't wait! ^_^
Author's Response: Thank you Darliní Iím tickled pink you enjoyed this chapter. Mostly that you and your family are okay. Next chapter is the last so Iíll look forward to what you think. Iím okay too and I am careful.
I made sure my review for the last chapter went through this time. I'll do the same with this one. I want to make sure you get it.
On with the review. This is the chapter I was waiting for!
ďI want to linger,Ē he soothed brushing his thumb over her bottom lip, ďto savor being with you.Ē
Lucky Rose! Lucky Doctor, too!
Rose and the Doctor have something so special. He's going to take his time with her and she will be able to feel everything he's feeling as he will her feelings.
Being in each other's mind means that neither one will have to ask what pleases them. It's gives a deeper meaning to their relationship.
There was no way Rose could keep up with the centuries of the Doctor's memories, but he slowed down the important ones. I don't think any part of Rose's life could be boring to the Doctor. I certaily wasn't! The red bicycle was a very nice touch.
I'm curious about the blocked memory. Maybe it has something to do with the Game Station and Bad Wolf?
Those last few paragraphs, so intense! I can't do them justice in words because your descriptions were so perfect. I'm glad the heat wave broke here because I'd probaby have burst into flames after reading this one!
Thanks for another great chapter! I'm looking forward to seeing what happens next and how the Doctor and Rose's metal connection will the nanobots. Take care and please stay healthy and safe ^_^
Author's Response: I was a little worried about this chapter and the emphasis on the mental connection so Iím glad you appreciated it. Your comments are very encouraging and I appreciate them. Stay safe in these trying times. Thanks Luv!
I could've sworn I posted a review for this chapter a few days ago. I guess I should have checked to make sure it went through. Argh! I am reviewing it again and keeping a copy, just in case!
The start of this chapter was sublime with Rose feeling the Doctor's euphoria. She doesn't think she's special. The Doctor knows otherwise.
It's really not a surprise that Rose can sense what the Doctor's feeling. She's very empathic and I also think maybe she's got that bit of TARDIS/Bad Wolf floating around inside.
The Doctor asking Rose if he could sleep in her mind was so sweet. He's going to wake up frisky. I'm looking forward to that!
Rose's musings while the Doctor slept are thought-provoking. Especially regarding what might have happened if he'd had a proper Time Lady mate. Who knows what changes would have been made to the time line?
It's so nice to know that Rose has filled the empty place in his mind. I'm sure that will help him deal with some of his issues. She also loves having him in her mind.
Ah, quotes! I was waiting for some and they didn't disappoint! I really do love them.
Now, this is a different kind of cliffhanger to end on! I'm going to relish the sexy time in the next chapter. Because I have a feeling that the nanobots will soon rear their ugly heads. I am wondering if the telepathy between the Doctor and Rose could help fight against the nanobots?
This was one of those chapters that really made me smile! I'm enjoying this story so much. It's a nice distraction from all the craziness going on in the world. Thanks for sharing your talent. As always, please stay safe and healthy! ^_^
Author's Response: What a lovely review! Thank you and donít ya hate those glitches but Iím so glad you persevered and reposted because I appreciated getting them. And it made my day to receive your compliments.
The Doctor sacrificed himself to save Jackie and the nanobots will affect him faster because of his metaboilism. With how depressed he's been, he's not even trying to find a cure. Hopefully, Rose will be able to get through to him. That won't be easy because of the centuries of memories that he continually dwells upon. Plus, the feelings he has for Rose that he won't act on.
But, if anyone can get through to the Doctor, it's Rose. Although, I didn't she'd literally push through the barrier! She was willing to expose herself to the nanobots if it meant she would be able to help the Doctor.
A kiss definitely seems like something that will help. But, there is something he needs even more, like a telepathic connection. Does he really think Rose would leave him over that? Clueless Time Lord.
Rose loves him and wants to let him enter her mind. She's just worried she won't be enough for him.
ďDonít Rose, please. Donít you dare think youíre Ďnot enoughí in anyway. You are the bright light in my life. And I confess I very much want to try your idea.Ē
That pretty much says it all as far as the Doctor is concerned.
I was a bit scared to read this chapter because I was worried about what was going to happen to the Doctor. What a pleasant surprise it was. Quite uplifting! I have a feeling there will be plenty to be worried about in the upcoming chapters. Along with some sexy hotness! I'm also pretty sure that there will be some sexy hotness might be in the next installment.
Thanks for posting yet another amazing chapter. I hope you're doing well and that things will soon be cooling down by you. It was a chilly 98F today. Hah! It's not so bad as it cools down here in the mountains in the evening. Then, my cats get rowdy and run around all night after sleeping all day. ^_^
Author's Response: Hiya! Rose has a knack for figuring out the Doctor and then just throwing herself at danger to save him! Itís an all or nothing relationship with them. Thanks So much for your comments! Glad you get to cool down in the mountains. Sounds lovely!
The situation must be serious if the force field has changed to isolation doors. Hopefully, the nanobots didn't get a chance to escape before the doors shut.
Oh no, the Doctor helping Jackie was actually hurting her. Yikes! What the Doctor has to do to get the bots to leave her body scares me. But, Rose's trust and faith in the Doctor has me a bit hopeful.
Reviewing the footage again will help Rose keep her mind off her mother. And she found something! Jackie's neighbor thought she was being helpful by giving Jackie the box.
It took Rose a few seconds tor realize the news was good. I'm sure the Doctor was happy to see the smile on her face. Something isn't right. Is the Doctor hiding something?
Jack is back! Oh wow, he knows the guy who left the box. So, Torchwood was using Jackie to get to the Doctor. Jack can't be killed, but Torchwood can hurt him in other ways.
I knew the Doctor was hiding something! The nanobots had to go somewhere after they left Jackie's body. The Doctor couldn't tell Rose this would happen. It's so like him to not want to burdern her any further. Poor Doctor. How is he going to get the nanobots out of him?
This chapter had one heck of a cliffhanger! I didn't see that one coming. Great job! I hope you're doing well and staying healthy. we're doing okay. The heatwave is big news. It hit 100F today and we don't have AC! I was hoping there weren't going to be any sexy scenes in this chapter. I don't think I could have dealth with the addional temperature rising! ^_^
Author's Response: Thanks Luv for your lovely comments. As always theyíre very encouraging! The Doctor it seems is tired of it all. What can Rose do to help him? She does something completely unexpected. I heard about the heat wave. Sounds dreadful. Weíve had weeks of high heat and humidity but Iím lucky to have AC. Hang in there and stay safe!
I'm not so sure Jack should provoke the Doctor. Then again, the Time Lord needs more than a little nudge to act on his feelings for Rose.
Jack should realize that even if he's immortal, others he runs into aren't and he needs to wear protecitve equipment. Mitigation, Jack!
I can't imagine what Rose must be going through, waiting for the results. My heart is breaking for her. The Doctor will always be there for her. He's so in love with her, if only he'd admit to himself and to her.
Sounds like that box with the weird jelly that Jack found in the flat might have something to do with Jackie's mysterious illness.
I'm glad Jackie was cleared of any role playing. One less worry for Rose. I think there is something fishy about the NHS guy and I doubt he's an innocent bystander. He's the only suspect they have at the moment.
I was waiting to see what quote Rose would have and I wasn't disappointed. I like that one a lot. She's also had some good suggestions of what could be causing Jackie's illness.
Those last two paragraphs, very tense! The Doctor's panic was chill inducing. I have a feeling that the next chapter is going to be an exciting one.
Thanks for another amazing chapter. This story just keeps getting better. It's also quite timely. It's a pity that we can't have the Doctor show up and find a cure for Covid-19.
I hope you're doing well and enjoying the summer. Covid is taking a back seat to this heatwave we having. People are complaining about a week of heat. It's better than the nine months of it I had in Florida! Please stay safe and healthy, hon. ^_^
Author's Response: Thanks Luv for your comments and i agree it sure would be good to have a Gallifreyan Doctor to solve our problems! Yeah we went through a wicked heatwave too..just broke yesterday. Next chapter posts later today with a few curveballs. Stay safe!
It's weird that Jackie's blood is normal. You'd think that something out of the ordinary would show up. Hopefully, the transfusion from Rose will help. If not, back to square one.
I'm so glad Jack showed up. That will cheer up Rose and bring out the Doctor's jealousy.
The CCTV footage Jack supplied should yield some interesting clues. And it does! A strange man at Jackie's door.
Jack would bring up role playing. The Doctor's reaction was priceless, as was Rose's prude question. I wonder if Time Lords do it better? Hopefully, Jack will be able to nudge the Doctor enough for us to find out!
Thanks so much for another stellar chapter. I like how you tempered the seriousness of Jackie's situation with some great humor. Laughter through tears.
I'm sorry I worried you. We're okay here, although cases are rising and it's scary! I've got masks with me at all times. They need to mandate that everyone has to wear them. Not gonna happen, unfortunately. I'm so glad you're living in a sane country! Can I move up there? Take care; be safe! ^_^
Author's Response: Yay! glad you liked the string of humour through this story and thanks for letting me know you and your family are okay. Whew! I canít wait til you find out whatís really going on with Jackie. Thanks Hon!
I hate see Rose so upset. Jackie must be very bad off and I'm worried about her. The description of her illness is chilling in these times of Covid-19. Although, I have a feeling she's got something even more nefarious.
I agree with the Doctor that he can get Jackie back to the TARDIS faster without Rose. No way is the TARDIS going to let her out.
Good thing that there are things that Rose can do to track down how Jackie caught this illness. It would only make her feel worse to see he mother in such a bad way.
Having all that advanced medical technology available will definitely help Jackie. Although, there is only so much that medicine can do. But, if anyone can save Jackie, it's the Doctor.
The bit of humor with the Doctor's quote was very much needed. I like seeing what quotes they are going to use.
Rose definitely gets her strength from Jackie. They're both incredible women who can hold their own in the worst of situations.
Fantastic second chapter! So far, this is one heart-pounding story. I really do love the quotes and am saving them for times when I need something to pick me up.
Thanks so much for your concern. We had a bit of a scare when a friend called us that someone we'd all been with had been exposed to the Coronavirus. We went into a panic. Then, we got more information and found out the exposure happened way back in March. So, if we had it, we had no symptoms. I hope you're doing well and that it's not too bad where you are. ^_^
Author's Response: OMG! My heart was pounding when I read that para. about your potential exposure! Then I went back and reread your comments and calmed down. Please be careful. I loved your comments and Iím delighted youíre enjoying this story. Please be careful. I have masks and gloves stashed everywhere and for the most part everyone here takes the view the masks give us the freedom to live. Iím really worried about our US neighbour. Stay safe Sweetie!
A mystery visitor to the Tyler household. Somehow I doubt he's a regular caller!
Author's Response: Youíre on the right track! Thanks so much for commenting and I hope you stay tuned ;-)
I was so happy to see your new story. It's off to a great start, too, with the added bonus of Jackie Tyler! I absolutely adore Jackie and I'm worried about what is going to happen to her.
The Doctor's reflection on the TARDIS' time rotor was interesting and a bit heart-breaking. He's got the universe on his shoulders and it takes its toll on him and his weariness is really showing.
I can't believe how close he came to ending it all. But, he couldn't put his beloved TARDIS through that kind of pain.
Luckily, he's got Rose, the bright light in his dark world. She's able to pull him out of even the worst of moods. Her ĎPositive Quotes to help you look on the Bright Sideí was such a sweet idea. The Doctor's reaction was too much. He didn't know who Willie Nelson was? The Tardis made sure he did he did! I'm glad Rose got him in a better mood, even if it's only temporary.
Rose is worried about Jackie because she's not feeling well. Four hours later, she's calling the Doctor for help and it sounds like she's nearly hysterical. And... cliffhanger!
Excellent first chapter and I have a feeling this is going to be one thrilling ride. I can't wait to see where it goes.
On another note, I hope you're doing well. I was worried about you and seeing your new story eased my mind. Our county went green last week; it was nice to go to our favorite Italian restaurant again, even if we were surrounded by plexiglass! ^_^
Author's Response: Oh Lordy, I had the same reaction! Please be careful to stay behind the plexiglass. Open restaurants were the trigger in other states! Thank you Darliní for taking the time to give me your reaction. I had such a weird reaction - a combination of relief to hear from you and delight to read your comments. Stay safe.