I really love the widely accepted headcanon that the Doctor is so physically awkward in his 12th regeneration because he spent oh, near 1,000 years on Trenzalore and he’s out of practice. But then Clara refuses to give in and he starts to warm up.
-Doctor Who Magazine’s Rassilon, The Five Doctors’ Rassilon, Big Finish’s Rassilon, The End of Time’s Rassilon, and Hell Bent’s Rassilon are all time scooped onto Trenzalore and have to make their way to the tomb of the Doctor.
-It’s soon enough after the fighting that there are aliens and monsters everywhere. A bunch of old ‘friends’ and colleagues of Rassilon are time scooped in as well to help, but every single one of them are sacrificed to get past the roaming monsters.
-Actually, there’d still be cracks about from Time of the Doctor with access to outside the universe, right? Well that’d sure be unfortunate for Rassilon because like 90% of the people outside the universe hate him; the Great Vampires, the Divergence, Omega…
-It turns out that The Other is behind it all, using the Rassilons to gain access to the Doctor’s timeline so he can rewrite the Doctor as himself.
-idk how it ends, Twelve probably turns up and runs them all over with a tank cause they’re all power-mad despots.
“…he was reminded on Trenzalore that he wasn’t Human; that he wasn’t one of them, and that they live for a very short time. And that’s what made him draw back a bit, and think ‘I’m getting too bound up in them.’ Of course, he doesn’t succeed in that at all! In his very repressed, restrained way, he’s clearly as besotted with Clara as he ever was! That line in 'Dark Water’, Do you think I care for you so little that betraying me would make a difference’, that’s about as close to “I love you” as the Doctor can get”
I was watching Doctor who, when suddenly I noticed a few things that almost make me cry (I’m a fandom girl and ship people is one of my hobbies, don’t judge me) so here we go.
HERE IS ROSE TYLER AND OUR FANTASTIC AND LOVELY DOCTOR
Here is again our amazing Rose Tyler in the “Bad Wolf” episode. In this part the doctor sent her away because they were in danger and he tought that they would no survive, so he saved her because he loved her!
LOOK AT HIS FACE! HE’S ALMOST CRYING.
And when he did it twice…
NOW, WE WILL MOVE TO 5 SEASONS AFTER….(well, maybe 6)
Of course we remember the non- official relationship between Eleven and Clara
Okay, so in the “The time of the doctor” we have a really similar situation….
When they are in “Trenzalore” he lies to Clara so she can be sent back home and be safe and sound
From my point of view… he didn’t want her to go, but he protect her anyways because HE LOVED HER! and of course, she was going to die and he didn’t want to lose her…
We already know the story, she go back, the doctor promised he will never sent her away never again, but, like almost all his promises, he broke it…
And this time… She was accepting that she would never see him again…
But she does!! and he regenerates and well… here is when the handsome Peter Capaldi appear…
but that is not all…
Remember when the doctor was burning up a sun just to say goodbye?
And when he called Clara to ask her help, to tell her he miss her and to say her goodbye… EVEN WHEN HE HATES ENDINGS AND GOODBYES!
Don’t think about the Diner’s presence in “The Impossible Astronaut”
Don’t think about Clara seeing still-alive River, not-yet-an-author Amy, and the two Elevens… One looking absurdly young, younger than she’s ever seen him, one not too far away from when she first encountered him in person (though those 300 years he was Eleven pre-Trenzalore were basically like the minute difference between your early 20s and 30s)…
Don’t think about Clara marvelling at how innocent he looks compared to later.
Don’t think about Ashildr reminding her that she can’t interfere too much.
Don’t think of him inexplicably finding a pile of dry clothes after unshrinking himself from the remains of the Tessalecta.
Don’t think about this perhaps being Clara’s way of taking one last good look at him before going to Gallifrey.
Don’t think of Clara picking up on Amy’s accent and realizing, “Oh, that’s why.”, and going to the control room with a sad but content smile on her face as she remembers Twelve.