To Tell You I Set You Apart
Author: Sequence Fairy
Characters: Tenth Doctor, Rose Tyler, Ninth Doctor
Summary: Sometimes you just need a figurative kick in the pants.
Notes: I’m so sorry this took so long. This is my @dwsecretsanta offering for my lovely Santee @caedmonfaith who prompted me with post-GITF with Nine coming to knock some sense into Ten. I hope you like it friend!
Beta’d by the wonderful @chiaroscuroverse.
Time Lords don’t sulk. No matter what Rose thinks. He most assuredly is not sulking. Or brooding. Or moping. He’s thinking. Alone. In the dark. Because it’s quiet and he’s tired and it’s been a bloody long day. He sighs, and scrubs a hand over his face, and then back up through his hair, destroying the perfect coif he’d spent more time on this morning than he’d care to admit to.
Rose has gone to bed. Or at least to her room. He doesn’t blame her, he’d have had enough of him by the end of today too. He’s not sure he’ll ever manage to make this up to her. He was a bloody idiot today, even if he had the best of intentions. Of course he had to save Reinette, but he knew, oh he knew, what Rose was feeling and he could read the disappointment and the disbelief and the way her eyes had flashed with unshed tears when she’d left him in the console room with his letter.