Last month’s suggestion from my Patreon was Ten and Rose from a fanfic adventure and I chose this moment from an old abandoned fic The Mousetrap, combining one of my other paintings, Frozen Tears, and new work. I changed a few things from the fic, like the mirror was hung on the wall, but I like it better here, on the jump seat instead. I’m very happy with how it turned out!
Okay but you can not deny that Rose had a special relationship with the Doctor, one that was different and so much more important than any of the New Who companions. Yes, they were all important and special in their own way, but Rose was something so, so different. She was there for him when he came back from one of the most horrifying experiences of his long long life. She made him smile again. She made him happy. She made him want to save the world, even when he didn’t want to himself. And that is so important and it lives on with him even when she’s gone and he’s changed again and again. He still remembers Rose and how she made him feel, how she brought him back from those dark places time and time again. And maybe it had nothing to do with Rose herself. Maybe it was because she happened to come around at the right time, a coincidence. But maybe, just maybe, the universe knew that Rose Tyler was exactly what the Doctor needed most at that time. His Rose.
“Excuse me, madam, if you could just pretend to be my wife until we reach the end of the street, I shall explain everything.”
I love the idea of Betty meeting Jean-Francois randomly on the street as he’s attempting to avoid capture. The encounter is so thrilling that she goes to volunteer herself for the war effort, where she meets him again.