«Rose opened her eyes to see the human Doctor sitting next to her. He was sitting, like a child, with his legs crossed under him, staring off into the ocean. Rose had no idea how long he’d been sitting there. She had no idea how long she’d been sitting there. She shifted a little and kicked her legs out straight in front of her. They were beginning to feel numb. Her movement startled the Doctor, and he jumped. Rose tried to stifle a laugh that somehow broke through the tears in her eyes.

“Jackie sent me. A car should be here soon.”

Rose studied his face. He looked exactly the same, yet so different. Neither of them moved for a second, holding eye contact in what had become an awkward staring contest. Rose knew she couldn’t hide the fact that she’d been crying, so she didn’t try to. The Doctor moved first. He slipped an arm around Rose’s shoulder. She thought about pulling away, but changed her mind. Before she could say or do anything, she felt his lips pressed against her temple. Rose instinctively turned towards him. The Doctor’s arm tightened around her and he rested his chin on her head. Realizing that she didn’t want to let herself get too close to him too quickly, Rose jerked away and stood up. Her legs threatened to give out underneath her, but she stubbornly kept herself upright.

The Doctor was still sitting in the sand, looking confused and understandably hurt. Rose didn’t want to think about him right now. She didn’t want to process the fact that she was stuck here with a man that was kind of the Doctor. Well, maybe he was The Doctor. Rose didn’t know. Now wasn’t the time to think about it.

“Come on, we’d better go.” Rose extended her hand to him. He took it with some visible hesitance and let her help him to his feet. Rose let go of his hand as soon as she was sure he had his balance and they began to walk back.

By the time they reached the spot where the TARDIS had dematerialized, the car had arrived. As they walked up, Jackie opened the front door of the car looking extremely frustrated.

“We’ve been waiting for you two for twenty minutes! Get in the car!”»

- White Walls, by @roughhewnends (Chap.1)


These therapeutic Pools for La Esperanza School are located in Puetro Rico and were designed by Fuster + architects. Along with the pure aesthetic of curved white walls, the structure allows access to the sky through orbital skylights directly above each pool.

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Images taken by Jaime Navarro