Of Tabloids and Trailers
This was written for a prompt by @thereisnothingwrongwithbeingmad, who requested Nine/Rose, co-stars AU
THIS IS NOT A RPF. THIS IS AN AU FIC ABOUT THE DOCTOR AND ROSE TYLER
~3600 words, rated T for mild sexual content (and a truly terrible joke)
John and Rose’s May/December Romance!
How John and Rose Found Love on the Set!
John Noble threw the rag down with a loud curse, then leaned his head backward and pinched the bridge of his nose. He’d been in this business for fifteen years and mostly escaped tabloid attention. Then Rose Tyler, Britain’s sweetheart, was cast to star alongside him as the heroine to his villain and that streak had been shot all to hell.
They’d gotten close over the months of filming. Incredibly close. Closer than John had ever been to anyone else, when you got right down to it. John had lived a quiet life, out of the spotlight despite being a well-known actor, being cast over and over again as the villain who was vanquished at the end of every film he made. On set, he was known for being intense; a dark cloud on otherwise happy proceedings. “The Oncoming Storm,” they called him. He was serious, studious, a professional. He had no use for young girls and their shenanigans. He did his job and retreated to his trailer.
He’d been completely unprepared for Rose Tyler.