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07 June 2005 @ 20:39
Doctor Who: Sin of Omission  
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Author's Note: Written for the Ninth Doctor Ficathon for 11nine73.

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Genevieve: doctor and rose by stevie janemsgenevieve on 8th June 2005 11:56 (UTC)
Absolutely gorgeous, as usual. And, as usual, I'll be thinking about parts of this for the next couple of days. *sigh*

I've friended you, btw, hope you don't mind - no need to friend back, I just really don't want to miss out on any of your Who storis.
ljc: lost (doctor)taraljc on 9th June 2005 15:53 (UTC)
thank you so much, I'm so flattered and I'm so glad you enjoyed the story!
better_with_two on 8th June 2005 12:11 (UTC)
A little girl trying a grown-up dress on for size, but all he can see is the fire that burns so bright inside her.

Oh wow, that's such a wonderful description...

Wonderful fic.
R.J. Anderson: Ninth Doctor - Space Moggy!rj_anderson on 8th June 2005 12:34 (UTC)
Oh my word, this is amazing. I'm breathless here. Gorgeous, and so well described, and moving without being in the least saccharine. Fabulous. This might just be my favorite of yours yet.
gomalleygomalley on 8th June 2005 12:37 (UTC)
This was really beautifully done. One of my favourites to date. You've done an excellent job of capturing the character here. The parallels you draw between the innocence of Rose and the grittiness of the Doctor are striking, and far more true to their relationship than all the (very delightful if OOC) fluff that has been written. This is an excellent look at a much deeper relationship. Well done.
tofttoft_froggy on 8th June 2005 12:41 (UTC)
Ooh, this is *lovely*. Sad, true and frightening and lovely. Just the thing for when I should be revising *g*.
Leyenn: doctor.rose - lovers in the darkleyenn on 8th June 2005 12:50 (UTC)
It's just crazy how much I'm going to rec this.
chelseagirl on 8th June 2005 14:10 (UTC)
Just . . . wow.

I was going to mention a particular favorite passage, but when I picked one, I realized that pretty much the whole story is made up of favorite passages. I especially liked the notion of history having changed; the reason his past faces aren't traceable; the search for Susan; of course his thoughts on Rose . . .
Rachel Cobleighreveilles on 8th June 2005 15:18 (UTC)
This. Was. Excellent.

It feels so perfectly right. When you described how he was surprised to see her at the restaurant, I blinked and thought, "Of course!"

He never tells her, even when she asks, because he's afraid she'll let go of his hand and he'll go spinning off into the void.

This explains perfectly why he's so much more physical with Rose than he's been with anyone else. It's not a sexual thing...but it's becoming an alarmingly vulnerability that flirts with sexuality.

Losing Susan! ::cringes:: It makes perfect sense; all of the Doctor's previous Companions never met him? Wow, that has meaningful repercussions. His previous incarnations now non-existent except in his memory? Wow...ditto. If the new series needed any explanation for not having to deal with continuity (except within the Doctor's memories), this would be the perfect fit. How the TARDIS could "protect" the Doctor is an interesting thought...I wonder if the Doctor's TARDIS is the first one to achieve sentience (or if they all were semi-sentient), and if it's connected to space-time in way that allows it to do just exactly what you describe, if it chose.

Wonderful, powerful job! Thanks!
Calapine: dangerous undercurrentscalapine on 8th June 2005 16:05 (UTC)
You made me cry!

That was quite, quite beautiful.
Rachel Cobleighreveilles on 8th June 2005 16:17 (UTC)
There was a bit of dialogue like this in "World War Three":

Dr. Constatine: "Before this war, I was a father and a grandfather. Now I am neither; I am just a doctor..."

The Doctor: "I know how you feel."

I realize that it would be good support for the idea that the Doctor has lost Susan.
starborn_scribe: Doctor Whostarborn_scribe on 8th June 2005 16:26 (UTC)
Fantabulous! Thanks for sharing!!
hemlock013 on 8th June 2005 16:32 (UTC)
Wonderfully packaged angst. Two thumbs up!
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ljc: lost (doctor)taraljc on 9th June 2005 15:54 (UTC)
thank you so much for the kind words, I really enjoyed writing this (even tho I wasn't sure until I actually posted it, if the structure worked at all, so I was a bit basket-case-y).
Worrals: Bad Wolflivii on 9th June 2005 00:41 (UTC)
Lovely story. The writing is sharp and evocative while avoiding being flowery or overdramatic. It also presents a fascinating scenario in the idea of the Doctor essentially not having existed before now. I am not sure if that's what the writers are aiming at but it does fit rather well with certain bits of the series so far, especially the fact that, as you pointed out, Clive only has pictures of him and no one incarnations. Very thought-provoking. The relationship between the Doctor and Rose is also beautifully painted, and rings very true.
ljc: lost (doctor)taraljc on 9th June 2005 15:56 (UTC)
I am vaguely OBSESSED with the idea that the Time War wiped Gallifrey out of existance and that we're living in a new revamped timeline. I'd been pondering it ever since EotW, and this is sort of the first time I've up and SAID it, in a story. And it made sense to me, cos while I understoof Clive only knowing about the 1 incarnation of teh Doctor from the POV of wanting to save regeneration as a surprise for the current generation of 8 year olds, but it's just delicious, thinking that the original series happened in a different timeline completely...
AstroGirl: Fantastic!astrogirl2 on 9th June 2005 05:01 (UTC)
That made my gut hurt. In a good way. And I think it's the first Doctor/Rose story I've read where the characterization of the Doctor completely works for me.
ljc: teh hawt sex (doctor/rose)taraljc on 9th June 2005 15:58 (UTC)
thank you so much. I adore the multi-faceted relationship these two have got going, in all its thorny complexity AND its dazzling simplicity.

I think Rose has no idea how much she means to the Doctor. I mean, she gets part of it (the row in "Father's Day"). But not the enormity of it.
Mireille: home is a long way awaymireille719 on 9th June 2005 13:49 (UTC)
Absolutely wonderful, and it hurts in just the right way.
ljc: lost (doctor)taraljc on 9th June 2005 15:58 (UTC)
*snuggles you fiercely*