He still keeps the phone in his jacket pocket, even though it hasn’t rung in years.
It didn’t ring when all the children stopped in their tracks.
It didn’t even ring when people stopped dying.
But it’s ringing now - and he doesn’t want to answer it, but he has to.
It’s Martha. Of course it’s Martha.
“Doctor,” she says, “She remembered.”
His hearts catch in his chest.
No - he thinks - no, the defense mechanism was supposed to keep her safe. And now it’s one more thing he won’t be able to forgive himself for.
“Is she - ?” He chokes on the next word.
“Oh no. No. Doctor, she’s fine,” Martha quickly assures him, “I don’t know what happened but she’s fine. Her brain hasn’t exploded. She’s okay.”
He doesn’t know what to say, except to repeat to himself, She’s okay. Donna’s okay. She’s okay.
“She’s waiting for you, Doctor,” Martha tells him, and adds, after a few moments, with that quiet, uncanny intelligence he always wishes he’d been more openly appreciative about, “You can come back now. You can stop running.”
His fingers tremble as he sets the TARDIS controls for Chiswick.
“Do you know, in nine hundred years of time and space, I’ve never met anyone who wasn’t important before”
A reason to start over new
And the reason is you
if this is not your new favourite advertisement, you are lying.
I’m grinning like a fucking idiot right now.
mother of god
“Fly, you fools!”
OH MY GOD
can I live on this plane or….
I’ve never paid attention to airline safety instructions until now.
This. Just. THis.
S C R E A M I N G
how thE FUCK DO YOU EXPECT ME TO LIVE NOW
Did they… did I just… is it… I’m moving.
INTENSE. SEXUAL. TENSION. MOMENT. holy crap.