The power of a glance has been so much abused in love stories, that it has come to be disbelieved in. Few people dare now to say that two beings have fallen in love because they have looked at each other. Yet it is in this way that love begins, and in this way only.
She doesn’t even flinch at the huge explosion behind her. She just keeps walking. I mean that right there has got to tell you she’s probably seen some serious shit while working for Torchwood and dimension hopping. As the episode progresses, you can tell that deep down some of those original characteristics of hers are still present but she’s also become more hardened, sort of like how Nine was when they first met.
But what I love about her most here is that she didn’t just sit back and allow herself to wallow or go into a deep depression after being trapped in Pete’s World. No, No, she persevered, she threw herself into her work and proved The Doctor wrong by making the impossible possible. Rose Tyler ‘Defender of the Earth’ and total BAMF!
↳ 2/? - Rose Tyler “No, I didn’t mean that. But it was, it was a better life. I don’t mean all the travelling and seeing aliens and spaceships and things. That don’t matter. The Doctor showed me a better way of living your life. You know, he showed you too. You don’t just give up. You don’t just let things happen. You make a stand. You say ‘no.’ You have the guts to do what’s right when everyone else just runs away, and I just can’t…!”