i would like to give a brief shoutout to 2005 Doctor Who
i was ten years old when parting of the ways came out and when jack kissed the doctor it was the first time little me had ever seen an openly gay, affectionate interaction between two men that wasn’t immediately followed by one person yelling angrily or a punchline you know? like the doctor didn’t react in any negative way, he just let jack kiss him goodbye no big deal (but the thing was it was a big deal to little me i just didn’t know why yet) and it didn’t take away from the emotional aspect of the scene, if anything it added to it
In my opinion the best part of Doctor Who isn’t the different creatures, worlds, or mysteries on Earth. It’s the different Doctor’s and their companions, more importantly, how they each have their own themes. The themes are beautiful, and you can truly hear each doctor and each companion in their theme, their traits, their characteristics, their wit, humour or sadness. To me, that’s really what you want from a show like this.
“Wait, this is…” you said, recognizing the most recent destination that the Doctor brought you to. It was your home.
The Doctor gave a nod. “That last trip showed me something,” he stated. “You aren’t safe with me.”
You stared into the Doctor’s face. You grew to love the quirky time lord. Even though you were able to tell his wounds from the past were recent, he still made sure you had a fun time, even when you ended up on battlefields or in the middle of an invasion.
“But I want to stay with you,” you stated firmly.
“I’m sorry, Y/N. But it’s my turn to run. You’re still fantastic,” the Doctor stated as he backed into his TARDIS. The door closed and the box de-materialized, and you ran to where it once stood, tears forming in your eyes.
A month later and you’ve given yourself a good chance to move on. You went about your daily life as though you never left Earth, though the Doctor still occasionally crossed your mind.
You walked down the street, going home from your new job, when suddenly what looked like a plastic mannequin lunged at you. You gave a shout and jumped to the side, out of its way.
A hand grabbed your arm. “Careful there,” a voice you didn’t recognize warned. You looked up, seeing a young brown-haired man. He, however, had a look of recognition. “Y/N?”
“How do you know me?” you asked.
“Later. Now, run,” the man stated. He grabbed your hand and ran off, pulling you behind him. Something about this situation seemed familiar.
“Okay, Autons aren’t that fast, we have a moment to talk,” the man stated. “And I know why you don’t recognize me. I had a different face then. I’m sorry about leaving you behind like that.”
“Wait, Doctor?” you asked, looking the new man closely in the face. He had mentioned that his appearance would sometimes change, but you never saw it.
“Yep, that’s me,” the Doctor replied. “It’s been a while.”
“A month,” you told him.
“Couple hundred years for me, I think,” the Doctor stated. “But I still think of you from time to time. I regret leaving you behind, even though I don’t really regret my decision.”
You opened your mouth to reply, but noticed something behind the Doctor. “Watch out!”
“Woah!” the Doctor exclaimed, practically tripping over his own feet as he dodged out of the way. “Maybe I should keep you around.”
“Okay, that settles it,” the Doctor stated once he and you drove the Autons off of Earth. He turned to you. “Would you like to travel with me again?”
“Only a month ago to me, you suddenly left me back home,” you told the Doctor, your tone showing how much it had hurt.
“I know,” the Doctor said gently. “I was so afraid of losing you, and I thought that leaving you here was the best way to ensure I wouldn’t. And maybe I’m being selfish now, but…” He trailed off, giving you a kiss on the forehead. “I want to travel with you again. I miss having you with me.”
You couldn’t stay mad. You gave the Doctor a soft smile. “I miss traveling with you. Let’s go.”