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Date: 10 August 2017 11:33 am (UTC)
enevarim: (twelve-that-betraying-me-would-make-a-di)
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Although it pleased her that he was putting up a fight.
– Grins in spite of everything. Not necessarily a pretty grin, either.

but she saw the golden glow around his hand and resigned herself to the inevitable.
– Ah yes, Time Lords. (Mentally cues up a rewatch of The Angels Take Manhattan, because I’m sure there is a tangentially-relevant quote, but I’m not coming up with it.)

with a look in his eyes that made her falter. Who was he to look at her like this?
– This is beautiful. I mean, obviously from the Seeker’s point of view it makes total sense and from Roda’s none at all. But still, beautiful.

«You’re my friend and I love you,» he replied simply. «What else could I have done?»
– All the stories that come down to a moment like this. (“Do you think I care for you so little that betraying me would make a difference?”) Beautiful.

by Toclafane, knives at their throats
– And Roda’s confusion returns…

Oh Captain, my captain…
– Snerkle. “Walk the deck my Captain lies, Fallen cold and dead.” Not the Seeker’s Captain, but an allowable stretch for a fitting quotation.

as the Seeker smiled a smile fit for the Master
– I think he’s allowed that in the circumstances.

she could think of a hundred unhappy outcomes
– Oh, trust us, Roda, so can we…

The Master had an unhealthy attachment to the Doctor. Maybe the Seeker – in his world – had a similar attachment to her?
– An interesting hypothesis. Well, I mean the first part is well beyond hypothesis, but interesting twining of known facts to try to explain a current predicament. Clever Time Lords are clever.

“Times change,”
– And if that isn’t, for some occasions, an ancient Gallifreyan curse, it probably should be. (The same ideogram could be a Gallifreyan proverb, of course, for when they are feeling more balanced and philosophical about things, as here. In fact, Missy and the Master could have used the same ideogram in opposite senses at the very end…)

That was beautiful. Thank you.

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