Chapter 27 - Neither Here Nor There
Work Summary: Rose Tyler feels strained under the monotony of living life day after day. The only things that keep her going are her histrionic college friends and the hope that someday she will find her way back to an extraordinary life with her Doctor. When an enemy finds her in her refuge studying in America, will it be the end or the chance she has been waiting for?
The Doctor and Donna take a break on a dusty planet when he gets a glimpse of someone he thought was lost to him forever. Will this be their second chance?
Chapter Summary: Time’s up for Rose and the Doctor. But what will happen when there’s a new development that even Madame couldn’t have foreseen?
It’s funny how even after months of torture to remind Rose of the ultimatum she was faced with, it came almost as a surprise to her when Madame finally had enough. Rose woke in the same dreary room strapped in the same claustrophobic way to the same metal table as countless times before, but this time the sight she was greeted with was Madame instead of Handsy looming over her. Rose jumped at the woman’s unexpected proximity, but recovered quickly and glared at the woman’s non-patched eye. A few weeks ago, Rose might have spit at her too, but lately she had been trying to be on better behavior to buy more time for her and the Doctor’s covert distress message to bring them help. This waiting and playing nice thing wasn’t like them at all, but Rose supposed it wasn’t the worst thing they’d ever had to do to get out of a spot of trouble. It took restraint she didn’t always have the energy for, but she did it for the Doctor when she couldn’t do it for herself.
Madame continued to stare down at her with such intensity that Rose felt like the woman was trying to see right through her. After a few tense seconds of this bizarre staring contest, it became clear to Rose that this was more than just a show of intimidation. She felt her stomach plummet and gasped as the truth sank in. Madame was tired of waiting.
Can we please discuss the fact that **Doomsday** starts playing as Rose looks around the TARDIS for the first time?
Guys, she wasn’t just doomed from the prophecy: she was doomed from the second she stepped aboard the TARDIS.
…or destined to live happily ever after eventually. The (non-metacrisis) Doctor is the one who’s doomed. :0(