SUCH A SMALL WORLD!!!!
So today, I was off to the salon after work when lo and behold, I found that the lovely young lady looking after me is from Manchester! (I live in Australia) Eeeeeee!
So we bonded over all things nice, and I started to rave about my beloved Christopher Eccleston and how I’ve loved him in pretty much anything he’s ever been in, etc etc when she suddenly looked at me and said, “Are you a Doctor Who fan?” I said yes of course to which she enthusiastically replied, “Me too!”
So we bonded some more, over all things Whovian this time, and our hatred of the Moffat and his plot nastiness when of course the discussion turns to the hated GITF episode. She mentioned that she had only started reading fanfic to help her deal with that trainwreck of an episode. I was commiserating with her need for a fixit when she suddenly said, “My favourite one is this one where Rose decides to leave him and gives him her key back and the Doctor begs forgiveness and apologises and she eventually stays.” I just stared at her for minute because I suddenly knew EXACTLY which fic it was. So i pulled out my phone and showed her Leave Us Behind by the fabulous @goingtothetardis and said, “Is it this one?” And she shouted, “Yes!”
Much squealing ensued, with me randomly exclaiming things like, “I KNOW HER! I’M FRIENDS WITH HER! I SHARE PART OF HER BRAIN! WE TALKED LIKE THREE HOURS AGO!” and said young lady exclaiming things like, “You KNOW HER? OMG please thank her for FIXING THAT SHITE EPISODE!”
We spent the next little while chatting about random fanfic happiness and I totally encouraged her to jump on board (she has no accounts anywhere and is too shy to comment on fic).
SERIOUSLY! SUCH A SMALL WORLD!!!!! What are the odds?
And this is just more proof that Doctor x Rose fic will always find a way :)