~Honey I’m Home~
the doctor’s character arcs per season.
there’s nothing you can do.
The Doctor: She’s a feral child. I bought her for sixpence in old Londontown. It was her or the Elephant Man.
Rose Tyler: Thinks he’s so funny, but I’m so not amused. What’chu think, Ma’am?
Queen Victoria: It hardly matters. Shall we proceed?
Rose Tyler: (to the Doctor) So close…
#so this is pretty much the moments after the Oncoming Storm has passed #and he’s just left completely numb and broken #and drowning in his own guilt and self-hatred #because he feels like it’s all his fault #he should have prevented it #he should have KNOWN
Like mother, like daughter.
“You’re just squabbling like an old married couple”
No one really gets The Doctors fury more than River Song.
Looking back at all his friends and companions, he’s never been as harsh or as blunt as he is with River.
Of course he isn’t. They’re humans (or aliens) who have been invited on a life changing adventure. He’s off to show them the universe… to be adored and loved. And when he does get cross, it’s never like this. It’s never wounding and bare because he’s their hero and he knows it.
But with River, it’s different. He isn’t her knight in shining armor, she was his. Her sacrificing herself for him eliminated that God Complex he has of himself. It doesn’t exist between them, instead he can just be, a Timelord. Instant, and real, and it’s new.
For once, he doesn’t have to be the angel he’s tried to be for everyone else. She get’s all of him, and it’s beautiful and heartbreaking but that’s marriage for you.
He never raised his voice. That was the worst thing… the fury of the Time Lord… and then we discovered why—why this Doctor, who had fought with gods and demons, why he had run away from us and hidden. He was being kind…