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Date: 10 August 2017 12:41 pm (UTC)
elisi: (Stepping Sideways)
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– Grins in spite of everything. Not necessarily a pretty grin, either.
How very fitting.

– 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.)
"That was a stupid waste of regeneration energy"?

Although in this case not stupid. Reckless maybe, but not stupid.

– 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.
<3 I love that, the confusion. And the fact that this is the last thing she expects. She needs it, bless her.

– 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.
He is often too blunt, but at times like this it works better than any number of lengthy explanations. ♥

– And Roda’s confusion returns…
Indeed. It's not simple in any way, and she has to work out what to do with the conundrum in front of her.

– Snerkle. “Walk the deck my Captain lies, Fallen cold and dead.” Not the Seeker’s Captain, but an allowable stretch for a fitting quotation.
Oh very nice! And interestingly, given your thoughts on the previous chapter, in the initial draft for this pic (several years ago), the Captain was your standard Evil Overlord and he did end up dead. However I am sure you will agree that the current shape of the story is far more interesting.

– I think he’s allowed that in the circumstances.
He very much is.

– Oh, trust us, Roda, so can we…
Heh. And there are hundreds more that you are as of yet unaware of!

– 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.
Yes, it's a good theory, and one that explains the apparent paradox in front of her.

– And if that isn’t, for some occasions, an ancient Gallifreyan curse, it probably should be.
Oh, excellent!

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…
I love your musings.

That was beautiful. Thank you.
Thank *you*. And (unfortunately) the beauty will now start to fade... (You'll see what I mean.)
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