Am I the only one who gets annoyed slightly when reading 10/Rose fanfic that is basically them thinking ‘what if 'he/she doesn’t love me? I’ll keep quiet to preserve our best-friend-ship.’
I honestly, sincerely, really think that the Doctor knew Rose loved him, and vice versa. And if not love, they knew the other felt something other than friendship. Sure it needed to be said.
But even then, they must’ve known something.
Maybe I’m wrong, this is just my opinion on this. But I’m reading this 11/Rose ff and River ambushed and kissed Eleven and Rose saw and ran off crying.
HAVE SOME FAITH.
I know it’s been 60+ years since you’ve seen him, but he loved you when he was 900 and a grumpy 9th regeneration. He also loved you when he was 903 or 907 and a bubbly, later somewhat desperate, 10th regeneration…
In this ff he’s, what, like 1100 and he’s told you like a thousand times that he loves you. And he has, for 200 years.
In the episodes Rise of the Cybermen and Age of Steel, the Doctor poses as staff in Pete’s world with Rose Tyler. I will happily say this idea came from a fanfiction, though I don’t know the name of it, but can’t you just imagine 10 tugging at the edges of his bow tie, this incarnation of him more used to the long tie he wears daily, and pouting a bit to get a smile out of Rose? I can. I can also see her smiling fondly, her tongue sticking out a little, and saying: “I think bow ties are cool."
Doctor 10’s last thoughts were of everything he loved about this body and the person it was born for. Rose. Makes you wonder just a little bit why he chose a bow tie.
That’s the Doctor. In the TARDIS. With Rose Tyler. - Mickey Smith - Age of Steel