c: oswin oswald

Okay so I was going to write this in Open Office but OO is not helping.

So do you want to know what would have happened if Ten had been the one in The Dalek Asylum? He would have insisted she come with him to the transporter before she dropped the force field, and they would have escaped together in the TARDIS. And then, once they were safe, and calmed down, he would have sat down explained to her, calmly, quietly, with empathy that she had been put into the body of a Dalek. And before she could freak out, he would reassure her that there was nothing wrong with her. That she was still herself, that she was still a good person, and nothing could ever change that. He would explain that he had brought the TARDIS to a planet that had the best medical technology in the entire universe.

He would explain to her that her mind was so powerful that she could recreate an entire symphony with such perfect degree of detail that he would still hear himself playing the triangle in the background. He would explain to her that the hospital on the planet can rebuild her a new body, any shape she’d want, and if she can recreate an entire symphony so perfectly, it will be easy for her to hold the image of her body in her mind. And that’s all the Doctor’s need., and they can give her back her body. The transfer of consciousness is pain free and done in seconds, and completely free.

And he would have also assured her that there was nothing wrong with her if she wanted to stay in the body of a Dalek. Because it didn’t make her a Dalek, and even if she had been one, it wouldn’t change who she was. There are more species in the universe than humans, and there was nothing wrong with being one of them.

And he would support her, no matter what choice she made, and he would help her in any way he could, and he would offer to bring her back to her home to her family.

He wouldn’t leave her to die.

He would give her the chance to live.

7

 "yes many loved before us, I know that we are not new,
in city and in forest they smiled like me and you,
but let’s not talk of love or chains and things we can’t untie,
your eyes are soft with sorrow,
Hey, that’s no way to say goodbye.“