Dalek Episodes: 2005 - present
They survive. They always survive while I lose everything.
Ok, so ages ago - I can’t even remember when or why - I think I had a talk with people on here about writing a sort of AU wherein Rose was an escort prior to meeting the Doctor. Possibly to do with that question at a convention from someone which touched on the subject (presumably to do with Billie’s back-then new role in Secret Diary of a Call Girl.) David, I think, answered that he’d take her as he found her, (meaning he wouldn’t judge that sort of thing) and Billie had to explain to him the double entendre in his sentence ;) Anyway! Here is a fic.
Nine/Rose, Ten/Rose; Rose Tyler’s secret occupation is revealed to the Doctor, the man she just met during an almost-alien invasion, moments after he gives her the offer of a lifetime. 8,600, oneshot.
Rose met the man quite by chance, just as she was walking alongside the entrance to the department store she often shopped in. He was striding towards the building intently, even though it had just closed for the night, and she felt compelled to let him know this.
His shoulders shrugged inside a battered leather jacket. “Go anywhere I want, me.”
"But you can’t - it’s closed - my mate works in there and they’ve all left for the evening."
you told me to pick a prompt for my bday gift, so after much pondering (MUCH pondering!) I'm going with sexytimes and billie/david (double duh) and their top gear feud :)
HAPPY (belated) BIRTHDAY FRIEND!! this went a bit off the rails, but i hope you enjoy it regardless :D :D
For them, it was always about the chase.
David would like to say it started off innocent enough, but it didn’t, not really.
The first time he’d ever laid eyes on her, or rather, the first time he met her, she was wearing baggy jeans and a too-small tee without a dab of makeup on her face — innocent — nothing like the leather-wearing pop temptress he’d seen in the magazines his girlfriend kept in the loo.
It was her eyes that gave her away — always her eyes — the way they’d take him in and knock him flat and devour him whole in just one sideways glance.
(Her foot inching up his trouser leg under the dinner table gave her away, too.)
From then on it became a game between them; one of strategy and testing and most certainly no winner. No finish line either, because she was never single, and not long later neither was he.
Didn’t mean they had to give up the chase, though.
Since clara slapped the doctor too, Rose becomes the only New Who companion who didn't. What do you think about it? The companions slapping him. I personally find it disturbing (my thing, i really do not enjoy people doing it on anybody).
I was thinking about this today, actually. I’ve always felt that Doctor Who uses the casual slapping thing waaay too much, and inconsistently, too (by which I mean, for different levels of douchiness on his part; there are things you’d think the Doctor ‘deserves’ a slap for more than the occasions on which he’s been slapped, sometimes. If that makes sense?? godd this is a tricky subject to navigate)
Ok, so I don’t condone violence, etc. But the thing with the Doctor is, he can be darkly manipulative, emotionally, and so when he’s cruel it’s not…it’s not like a physical manifestation of cruelness, if you see what I mean. And I suppose the writers see the companions/companions mums slapping him as a) knocking sense into him, b) punishment or c) taking him down a peg or two. Now, from the scenes in which most of these slaps take place, it seems like we’re on their side a lot of the time, but…idk, maybe the writers think this is the only way for the companions etc to assert some control over him?? or equal things out, or w/e. which I don’t agree with, obvs, as it’s as if that’s the only way for them to snap him out of whatever silly decision he’s making. If the Doctor is clever enough to use his words to be the powerful one in the room, then the companions should be shown to do this too, in my opinion. E.g. when Clara was talking about ‘is that really what we’ve learnt today’ in the latest episode. That has a much more powerful, evocative effect than casual violence.
( Having said that, I am so not into 12’s character trait of insulting Clara that I cheered when she slapped him. Something in me felt like he deserved that. I don’t know what that says about me xD Nothing good, certainly! )
Bottom line is, I don’t think slapping is necessary, and especially not in this show. Rose stood up to him and made him change his mind and stuff like that, without needing to resort to hitting him. Jackie and Francine’s (I can’t recall if Sylvia ever slapped him? but if so, her too) overprotective mum-slaps i guess seem ‘warranted’ from their perspective, this strange man taking advantage of their daughters etc etc, but really, seeing as those slaps were played for humour, it’s quite uncomfortable when you think about what it’s teaching kids. Making a joke out of it doesn’t seem the right approach at all!
My mind is going blank so I can’t actually remember the context of martha and donna slapping him? Was donna in TRB? Idk, I can’t recall. But I definitely don’t feel that slapping the doctor should be a recurring theme for the companions. Like I said, surely there are other ways to snap him out of being an idiot etc.
I do think Jenny (as in Jenny&Vastra Jenny) was well within her rights to slap the Doctor in The Crimson Horror, seeing as he kissed her without her consent, an assault. But that entire scene should never have been written or filmed, imo.
goddd this is such a rubbish answer, sorry!!
david and billie starring in an artsy indie film where they both wear skinny jeans and converse and thick-framed glasses and resist falling in love with each other for the first hour and then spend the entire second hour in bed
Oh yes! And close up on their hands laced together and some sort of road trip in an old car that ends up with them drinking whiskey on the hood under the stars in oversized cardigans and scarfs.
yesssss and they smile at each other over hot coffee in paper cups, tendrils of steam rising up between them only to be dispersed by their lips meeting. they fight over the radio station and she’ll fall asleep when he’s driving with his cardigan wrapped around her, a soft smile on her face.
And for once it might be grand
To have someone understand
I want so much more than they’ve got planned
Anna Friel with Lee Pace and Richard Armitage at Richard’s play The Crucible via