character: reinette poisson


Moffat’s Women- Reinette Poisson

Reinette is educated, amibitious and graceful. She posses a sharp wit, even biting at times, and yet filled with poetry and adept at imbuing even the most bizarre of her circumstances with beauty: There is a vessel in your world where the days of my life are pressed together like the chapters of a book”. Reinette’s poise hides her vulnerability, but there is steel found under it as well. She’s the child who demanded to know what the clockwork droid wanted with her and she’s the young woman who stole a kiss from an impossible man. She walks among Doctor’s memories as if it is second nature to her and calmly confronts the monsters which plagued her for three decades.

And she is Madame de Pompadour. A title, a larger-than-life persona, a shining figure of history. And still so very human.


My dear Doctor: the path has never seemed more slow, and yet I fear I am nearing its end. Reason tells me that you and I are unlikely to meet again, but I think I shall not listen to reason. I have seen the world inside your head and know that all things are possible. Hurry though, my love: my days grow shorter now, and I am so very weak. Godspeed, my lonely angel.


For rainbowsburningstars, who requested the Doctor’s kiss with Reinette versus his recent kiss with River (a.k.a. two times where the Doctor actually participated in a romantic kiss)


Doctor Who Meme: Five OTPs → Ten/Reinette

Reinette: Doctor. So lonely. So very very alone.
The Doctor: What do you mean, alone? You’ve never been alone in your life. {realizing} When did you start calling me Doctor?
Reinette: Such a lonely little boy. Lonely then and lonelier now. How can you bear it?
The Doctor: How did you do that?
Reinette: A door once opened may be stepped through in either direction. Oh Doctor. My lonely Doctor. Dance with me.