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31 August 2005 @ 13:19
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Author's Note: Written as part of the Parting of the Ways Ficathon for kharma2815, who wanted the line "It may only be small, but it's what you do with it that matters", Jack trying to flirt with Mickey, and a happy ending. Hope a hopeful ending will suffice. Huge thanks to my betas, particularly natmerc. Contains very mild spoilers for "The Christmas Invasion."

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Rashka the Demon (wolf in the cave): FMA that character lives!rashaka on 31st August 2005 20:44 (UTC)
::shipper bliss::

This was definitely worth the wait! I loved how you had Rose react to the change-- the maturity of trying to deal with it and not wanting to hurt him, but inside still unable to really connect the two faces to the same person.
ljc: ten/rosetaraljc on 31st August 2005 23:02 (UTC)
thank you so much! sorry I was so late.

I realise a lot of Rose coping with the regen will probably end up covered in the Christmas Invasion, but I figured they might not deal with Jack as much, and I loved the idea of intermingling the loss of Jack with the persceived loss of the Doctor, and how Rose's pain at the one is muddled together with the other.
(no subject) - rashaka on 31st August 2005 23:06 (UTC) (Expand)
Sixicebluenothing on 31st August 2005 21:13 (UTC)
Okay, normally? I *hate* this kind of story (which is why I wrote this) -- but I gotta say, despite my bias, this was just so well-written and spot on I really enjoyed it. Nicely done. Thanks for posting.
ljc: ten/rosetaraljc on 31st August 2005 23:04 (UTC)
I didn't want to wallow in the pain and ZOMG TEH ANGST either (so I can completely understand the aversion) but I really enjoyed exploring how she might handle the situation, and all gradually transitioning from thinking of the Doctor as 2 different people to just thinking "this is the DOctor" without the codicils or footnotes.
Claire: happyclaritylit on 31st August 2005 21:18 (UTC)
Oh, my. You made me cry.

I have to echo the commenter above. This bit is absolutely perfect.

Because the Doctor made them better. When he showed up, he forced people to look inside themselves and reach for something bigger and grander and better than their everyday lives.

It's exactly what Rose was trying to explain about the Doctor to Jackie and Mickey in the Parting of the Ways. ::sniffs::
ljc: ninetaraljc on 31st August 2005 23:05 (UTC)
ack! I didn't mean to make people sad!

so glad you enjoyed it, and thanks for letting me know!
(no subject) - claritylit on 31st August 2005 23:09 (UTC) (Expand)
Worrals: he's still the Doctor & she's still Roselivii on 31st August 2005 21:23 (UTC)
A lovely story. I really like the way it's organized, it gives it a real sense of style and builds the story dramatically. Your Ten is nicely written, and your Rose is great. A very good, and plausible way for the series to build from the last episode.
ljc: ten/rosetaraljc on 31st August 2005 23:06 (UTC)
I played with the structure A LOT in the editing process--originally it wasn't so linear, but in the end I thought it would work better with just the two tracks, rather than multiple ones.

I loves Rose. So glad my version works for you!
Ravenloneraven on 31st August 2005 21:44 (UTC)
I've said so already, but I like this so very much, and the devil is in the details, like the prawns and the cracker hats. I wouldn't be surprised if the Christmas Invasion has quite a bit in common with this.
ljc: lost (doctor)taraljc on 31st August 2005 23:07 (UTC)
I'd never get that lucky. Or, with my luck, some bits will fit right in, but others will be way off base. I fully expect this will be canon fodder come December, but I figure, for the short-term, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to speculate via fanfic.
Red Scharlach: Duvet Roseredscharlach on 31st August 2005 22:56 (UTC)
Lovely and subtle and moving, and with so many little incidental pleasures too. (La Goulue! And Mr Ostrich!)
ljc: tentaraljc on 31st August 2005 23:08 (UTC)
aw, thanks sweeting! I like peppering drama with little funny bits, cos I figure life works that way...
pinkmarshmellopinkmarshmello on 31st August 2005 23:40 (UTC)
Beautiful fic. Thank you so much for sharing. You're helping me work through my grief for Nine! I loved the image of Ten in a fuschia cracker hat and of Mickey drunk and singing football anthems. I laughed through my tears. Both moving and up-lifting.
ljc: ten/rosetaraljc on 1st September 2005 18:41 (UTC)
thanks so much for the kind words! For some reason, I can clearly picture Ten in a paper cracker crown. Not Nine (never Nine). But I love the idea of Ten trying to make an effort, for Rose's sake.
sarah_bwsarah_bw on 1st September 2005 00:33 (UTC)
Lovely! :)
ljc: tentaraljc on 1st September 2005 18:41 (UTC)
all my heroes are weirdos: dr who?queenofalostart on 1st September 2005 00:46 (UTC)
You know what? I'd love to see this from HIS perspective, as well. Because, to Rose, he IS a different person, but he has all of Nine's memories, his feelings, everything. It's so strange. Because he cared for her, and to see her looking at him like a stranger? That can't be something you get over, no matter how many times it happens, or how "old" you are.

*smunches you*
ljc: dw_challengetaraljc on 1st September 2005 18:42 (UTC)
You know what? I'd love to see this from HIS perspective, as well


you could write that, you know.

I would beta it, and read it, and love you forever.
(no subject) - queenofalostart on 1st September 2005 19:44 (UTC) (Expand)
gigletgiglet on 1st September 2005 03:44 (UTC)
Awww! This is lovely!
ljc: ninetaraljc on 1st September 2005 18:43 (UTC)
thanks! I'd had bits of it on my harddrive since POTW first aired, but the ficathon gave me the excuse to flesh it out and run with the ball, so to speak. glad you enjoyed it.
xwingace: Comexwingace on 1st September 2005 08:49 (UTC)
That was lovely.
And, since it features Glenn Miller, I love you double.

Doyledoyle_sb4 on 1st September 2005 09:39 (UTC)
*g* I'm writing for you in the ficathon - sorry the fic's still not up but it is coming - and when I read this fic I IMed Tara to say I was so glad she'd written it because it matched your assignment and at least if mine's no good you could enjoy hers...
(no subject) - xwingace on 1st September 2005 10:28 (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - taraljc on 1st September 2005 18:44 (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - xwingace on 2nd September 2005 07:38 (UTC) (Expand)
Genevieve: Drwho0030 by halliggyemsgenevieve on 1st September 2005 11:12 (UTC)
*reads a second time, then tries to think of something to say that will live up to the sheer gorgeousness of this fic*

*gives up, snuffles and pretends that she wasn't getting teary, then adds to memories*

Thank you!
ljc: ten/rosetaraljc on 1st September 2005 18:45 (UTC)
*hands you a hanky*

thanks so much for the kind words, sweetie. glad you liked it.
kharma2815kharma2815 on 1st September 2005 14:34 (UTC)
I honestly don't know whether or not to kiss you or kill you for writing that for me.

I'm not having the best of times at the moment (made worse today by the fact that I've just found out that my cat has a lump attached to his spleen and may have to be euthanised and he's only 5, still a baby) and I was really looking forward to something that would make me smile.

Instead, I'm sitting here wtih tears streaming down my face (good tears though, so don't worry) at the beauty of what you've written for me.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Emma (kharma2815)
ljc: doctor wanktaraljc on 1st September 2005 18:46 (UTC)
you're welcome, sweetie. I'm sorry the happy ending isn't so much happy as hopeful, and I'll see if I can write something a bit more cheerful for you, next time.

*hugs* So sorry life has been rough on you of late, and I hope things get better!

Denorios: tenth doctordenorios on 1st September 2005 15:16 (UTC)
Awwwww. *sniffles* Me like.

You know, I think I'd like RTD to steal your brain and write this in the Christmas Invasion. It's about the only way I can see to ease the pain of the Nine/Ten transition.
ljc: ten (potw)taraljc on 1st September 2005 18:48 (UTC)
oh, I'm sure his own brain will come up with all manner of stuff. No need to borrow mine. I fully expect this to be canon fodder first thing. But I couldn't resist.

(tho it would amsue me if he ever did get the Doctor in a paper cracker crown)
merely a traveller in time and spacetau_sigma on 1st September 2005 20:39 (UTC)
Aw, great! I so hope The Christmas Invasion/the next series will be like this, it deals with everything perfectly. Dammit, I need the next series more than ever now!