Wow! It's getting really intense! Leave it to the Master to bollocks everything up. Thank goodness Rose knows her Time Lord!
Author's Response: I’m glad you’re enjoying! Fair warning there’s trouble ahead. Thanks for commenting!
So it was the necklace was what saved Rose. I'd thought it was either the TARDIS or the vortex inside of her. Of course, the Doctor stole all five of the gems. I have a feeling that they'll come in handy down the road.
The Doctor's talk with the TARDIS yielded a quite cryptic reaction. She'll talk to the Doctor when she's ready.
I got a kick out of Rose's special dish. I guess it was easier for the Doctor to pretend to like it rather than hurt his mother's feelings.
The discussion about the possibility of the Doctor regenerating made me realize just what a commitment Rose made when she bonded with him. Knowing how much he could change, but still loving him, no matter what those changes might be. That's true love, right there!
The ending, with them showing how much they love each other was beautiful. I especially like the descriptions of the mindscape the Doctor created. Just gorgeous!
I enjoyed this installment so much. I'm thinking that this might be the last time they get to be together for a while. I have an idea that things are going to get very dark, very fast. I've got my seatbelt buckled tight for this ride!
Please continue to stay safe and healthy. Have a wonderful weekend! I'm going to attempt to hike the easy part of the Appalachian Trail tomorrow. Wish me luck! Take care! ^_^
Author's Response: Thank you! Our heroes take comfort in each other and it seems to shore them up for the rough spots! Yep, rough waters ahead! Oh my you are an adventurer! Take water and be careful and watch out for ticks! Have fun too!
What was that blue energy burst? Whatever it was, it stopped 42's attack. But, not in time to stop it from hurting Rose. Poor Doctor, also injured and using all his strength and willpower to go to his beloved.
I was so relieved that Rose was alive and in better shape than was to be expected. I think it was more than just the vortex that saved her and the baby. A mystery that will have to be put on the back burner, for now.
Even though 42 attacked the Doctor and Rose, I still feel for it. It's gone through so much and I can't blame it for being confused and scared. It's heartening that it's starting to trust the Doctor and Ulysses and protecting them as they work on the healing process.
The TARDIS fancies 42! I didn't expect that and it was a surprise and a sweet end to this chapter. I'm curious about how this romance will play out.
I know I keep saying it, but I truly adore this story. I'm happy I don't have to wait for the next chapter! Please take care of yourself and stay safe. Happy Friday! ^_^
Author's Response: It really makes my day that you’re enjoying this story. I might have said it before but the Doctor is a tragic character in many ways so I enjoy writing him with a family. Of course it raises the stakes too. Thanks for commenting Luv!
Even though it's a huge concern that they are bonding, I like the idea that the Time Tot and baby TARDIS will grow up together.
The Doctor knows Rose will not want to stay behind. I have to give him credit for trying, but even the TARDIS wants her to stay and stay she does!
I feel bad that 42 was tortured by the Master, but what happened wasn't the Doctor's fault and I can't believe the punishment he'd going though. And poor Rose! How can she and the baby survive that?
Wow, now that is a cliffhanger! I read this again and you left some very interesting clues. Did time really slow? What was that blue light? It's so intriguing!
How are you doing? I hope you are doing well. My sister left earlier today and the house is nice and quiet. I finally have uninterrupted time to read the next chapters and will see if I can get anymore reviews in tonight. Please continue to stay safe and healthy! ^_^
Author's Response: Hi! Thank you so much. Yeah, I had to get a cliffie in and, of course, there will be more! There are surprises ahead.! I’m doing well. We’ve had heat but some lovely days too, not like out West. I get the feeling we’re not hearing the message!
The Doctor shouldn't worry about the example he'll set for his child. He just has to raise his child the way his parents raised him and he'll do just fine. I'm sure Rose would agree.
I'm thrilled about Mariola and Nolan's wonderful news. I found it amusing that the Doctor told Rose to zip her lips when he'd be th one most likely to let the news slip.
The meeting went well, but Promon's news is worrisome. 42 is definitely trying to break though, but for good or bad intentions? The TARDIS probably is the best one to make the call on that. Her message to the Doctor at the end of the chapter doesn't sound good.
Great chapter, as always. This story is turning out to be one of your best and I'm sure it's going to get even better!
I'm so happy that you're fully vaccinated, especially with cases on the rise, thanks to Delta. I'm glad you'll get to spend more time with your family. My sister decided to stay a bit longer and that's been nice. She works remotely, so I'm catching up on my reviews while I can. Please take care of yourself and stay safe! ^_^
Author's Response: Thanks so much Sweetie. I’m glad you’re enjoying this story and that you’re spending time with family after all we’ve been through. Take care.
It does sound like the only option is Rose's. Maybe she's right (I love how she's always so optimistic!) and they can reason with it. As much as I want her to be right, I have a feeling that this particular TARDIS is up to no good.
Once again, Rose has a brilliant idea. I hope the Doctor realizes just how lucky he is to have her. Penelope is brilliant in her own right. She and Rose would make quite the formidable pair! I guess we should add Nolan to that and have a tremendous trio.
I love the interactions between the Doctor and Ulysses. Seeing how worried the Doctor was about offending his father and then having his father reassure him. Of course, his mother is always there for him. I think having his family together again will be so important, especially now that he and Rose are having a baby.
Cute ending to this chapter with Nolan laughing and the Doctor's sheepishness. I have a feeling that after this it might be a long time before there is anything to laugh about.
I started this review the beginning of the week and finally was able to finish it today. My family has been visiting (first time I've seen them in two years!) and I haven't had time to relax since they arrived, until now. I'm loving this story and have read the latest chapters. Wow! Is all I will say. My family is going home tomorrow *sob* and I will be review those chapters at last.
I hope you're doing well and feeling great. Did you get your second shot? It's such a relief when you know you're fully vaccinated. I also hope you're enjoying summer and finding ways to stay cool. Please stay healthy and take care! ^_^
Author's Response: It’s always a pleasure to hear from you and I’m glad to know you’re caught up. I like these characters too. It’s wonderful to hear you finally get to spend time with your family. I’m fully vaccinated now! So is my family and we’re getting together this week! Enjoy your time with them. Wonderful weather here but I’m praying the west coast of both our countries gets a break soon! Take care.
Oh man, what a cliffie! That baby better be alright, or 42 is going to be in a world of hurt far beyond that which it's suffering now!
Author's Response: Yes, their peaceful interlude has been shattered! Lovely to receive your comments. Much appreciated!
So another TARDIS was probing them and that it might be Koshei's. Wow! I feel kind of sorry for it, being imprisoned because of the abuse it suffered. I'm still angry about what the Master did to the Doctor's TARDIS during the Year that Never was.
The Doctor knows more than anyone how sentient a TARDIS is. His certainly has exhibited a strong will and often decides where to go. It's unnerving thinking about what a vengeful TARDIS could do.
Rose's interpretation was interesting, and thought-provoking. I hope she's right and this TARDIS just wants to find home and its own kind. Still, as Jack said, they have to shore up their defenses. Especially when Ulysses told them just how destructive a TARDIS core can be.
This chapter has really gotten my blood flowing. Two different notions of what the 42 might be up to. There might even be a third one, with its plan falling somewhere in the middle. So much to ponder!
I hope you're doing well and staying safe. You had a tornado near you? Scary! We had a lot of warnings for them in Florida. The sky would turn greenish when they occurred. Speaking of weather, it's hot! But, not nearly as hot as the northwest of the US and Canada. Insane! I hope you're staying cool. Did you get your second shot? Take care! ^_^
Author's Response: I’m very chuffed you’re enjoying this story. I’m afraid the Doctor will face some terrible choices ahead. I’m four days away from my 2nd dose! Yes, the heat in western Canada reached incredible highs. I read the top of Mount Rainier will reach 70 degrees and they’re afraid it’ll create a massive melt. Too bad they couldn’t collect it and pour it into California’s near empty reservoirs! Take care and stay away from the BBQ!
Ooooh, a lurking TARDIS. I didn't see that one coming! I like how the Time Lords all working together yet willing to listen to the inputs of Rose and Jack.
Author's Response: Oh good. I was hoping it would be a surprise. Ulysses has managed to build an improved world by appealing to the curiosity of the Time Lords and rejecting their sense of total superiority. Loved your comments!
Anyone who knows the Doctor isn't surprised that he saved the everyone's lives with his Madrigal Silverband Blue Crystal Flutterwing kite. He often does that on just a wing and a prayer.
I agree with the Doctor to assume the worst in regards to whatever it is that's prodding the patch. As far as enemies go, I can think of two species that stuck in the void and who knows what they'll do if they get out. I just hope Jack can help get their defenses shored up.
The Doctor should know by now that he Rose is always two steps ahead of him. Leaving her behind is something she will never allow him to do. As far as domestics go, that's part of being a couple. The fact that the Doctor is able to express himself much more freely to Rose shows how much he's grown.
Another excellent chapter with a bit of a cliffhanger at the end with Promon hailing them. I have a feeling it's not going to be something good; nervously looking forward to the next chapter as the tension starts to ramp up.
I hope you're feeling good and doing well. It was a hot one here and I stayed inside, surfing Amazon and giving into temptation on Prime Day deals for things I really don't need. Please continue to stay healthy and safe. Take care! ^_^
Author's Response: Glad you enjoyed this chapter! I always get a charge to hear your reaction. I think you will be surprised to learn what is at the gate. The Doctor doesn’t have much experience having a larger family but he is learning what it means in this story and he realizes how much support he has. Weather here is weird. Yesterday an hour or so away there was a tornado! We don’t get those in this neck of the woods. I am days away from getting my 2nd dose. Yeah!!! Take care.
The TARDIS is crafty! She's already planning which TARDIS the baby will one day pilot.
Seeing the closeness between the Doctor and his parents is heartening. It's especially nice to see Ulysses showing affection towards his son.
The Doctor needs Rose and it's a good thing she's there as her positivity balances out his often negative feelings. Rose understands the reasons for his desperation and isn't frightened. He also cares so much for her and makes sure he gives her his undivided attention after their frantic love-making.
Interesting about Ulysses' silent rebellion. The apple, or whatever fruit corresponds on Gallifrey, really didn't fall far from the tree!
Like Jack, I hope the Citadel makes it through whatever is coming. More importantly, I hope the Doctor, Rose and their extended family to make it through.
Another great chapter with some hotness thrown in, too! I'm nervous about what's to come and, especially worried about Rose. I wish she stayed on Pete's World. But, she'd never go for that; she and the Doctor are a team.
I hope you're staying well and having good weather. It's like early fall here. Just gorgeous! I'm going to attempt to ride my one-speed beach cruiser bike, down the steep hill nearby, should be no problem. Getting back up is another story! Please take care of yourself and keep up the fantastic work! ^_^
Author's Response: I agree with how you perceive their relationship. It’s not like the Doctor doesn’t have deep insights into things but Rose helps him see other perspectives. He’s buried his own feelings so long she helps him handle them. Loved your comments. Gawd Girl, you’re a daredevil. Maybe wear a helmet before you go down the hill! All’s well here and it’s cooler here for now!
Rose got the Doctor told! Ha!
Author's Response: Oh yeah! She sees things the Doctor doesn’t! Thanks so much!
I'm so sorry that you lost Chapter 9. I hate when that happens, especially after working so hard on it. But your summary got your ideas across beautifully. The final sentence also leads into this chapter seamlessly.
Ulysses' news is not good and I can't blame the Doctor for wanting to leave as soon as he can. Rose wanting to stay with him isn't surprising at all. Nor is the fact that Jack also wants to stay. Mariola and Nolan are true friends, too. They'd make great companions. I guess, in a way, they already are.
I feel bad for Jackie, having to worry about her daughter. But, like the Doctor said, Rose is stubborn. She is definitely like Jackie in that respect.
I liked the talk between the Doctor and Jack. They're such good friends and it's nice to see the Doctor be able to open up to him. Jack telling him that he's not a God was something I think he needed to hear.
I'm worried about the threat. Who/what is behind it? As they say in Star Wars: I have a bad feeling about this!
Up until now, the story was fairly on the light side (except for Rose's problem) full of sweet fluff. But as this chapter progressed I could feel the darkness that was encroaching. A bit chilling!
I hope you're feeling well and enjoying the weather. We had another BBQ, only this time I stayed inside while the hot dogs were being grilled. I'm not taking any chances! Please continue to stay healthy and safe. Have a wonderful Sunday! ^_^
Author's Response: You’re so right that this story starts out fluffy with the Doctor realizing he does have family and friends he can rely on when the going gets tough. And they are going to get tough. Thanks so much for following my stories. It gives me joy. Summer is a welcome relief for all we’ve been through! Do stay clear of the BBQ and enjoy our happier circumstances!
Great interlude, lol! On to adventure!
Author's Response: Oh yes, the fluff takes a beating in upcoming chapters. Thanks so much for your comments!
So sorry that chapter 9 was lost. I've had that happen a time or three and it's never pleasant. But you handled it well, and now our wee gang is off on an adventure with some unknown element of danger. Can't wait to see what happens next!
Author's Response: Yeah, it sucks and note to self, never be in a rush when posting. Thanks so much for following my story. It’s very encouraging! Yes, there are challenges ahead for our heroes.