me:catherine tate

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AU: (Billie Piper as the Doctor) — Following the loss of John, the Doctor begins traveling with Donna. Who is a little less than okay with the mopey brooding thing the Time Lady is far too prone to.

Requested by ninedw (Doctor remembering John)

Requested by gingersrocktheuniverse (Donna as the companion in the request from ninedw)

Requested by adorerosetyler (Donna as the Doctor’s copmanion)

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The most interesting thing here stems from the fact that River doesn’t know Donna or have any personal vested interest in her and yet she looks at her with such emotion.  Donna doesn’t die traveling with The Doctor as the audience suspects in this moment.  She forgets.

River has seen a lot of horrible things and isn’t one to be easily moved, but you can see how just the mention of Donna’s name completely affects her. The look on her face reflects the pain of what The Doctor told her about Donna.  We are seeing a reflection of how much and how deeply what happened to Donna affected The Doctor long after she was gone.