7 years ago today, the Doctor grabbed Rose Tyler’s hand and told her to run.
The entire time they were apart, she kept that picture with her everywhere it went. It started to fade and it got rumpled, but it helped her focus on what she wanted, what she needed, no matter how impossible it seemed.
“All on your own?”
“Well, sometimes I have guests. I mean friends, travelling alongside. I had… there was recently a friend of mine. Rose, her name was. Rose. And… we were together. Anyway.”
I made my decision a long time ago, and I’m never gonna leave you.