You know what’s one of the really interesting things about Twelve? No matter how much he wants to travel with Clara, when he got possessive and boundary-crossing in The Caretaker the writing and acting showed him to be in the wrong for it, and the moment Clara tells him to back off in KtM he does. He just leaves as she tells him to, and then later in MotOE when he thinks she wants him gone for good, he’s clearly upset and frustrated by it but still willing to stay away if that’s what she wants.
Like. He clearly wants her around and makes it obvious, but he’s not some over-possessive creepy stalker shitlord about it. For all his issues with being rude, argumentative, arrogant and bossy, he gets when someone’s asking him to leave that it means to leave.
i won’t lie
i am in fact an “attention whore”
i need to feel like i actually matter to people
i need to feel like i’m not a totally horrible person
i need to feel like there are people who love me
because i’m certainly not gonna do it myself
Doctor Who Photoshoots featuring the Tenth Doctor
Before and after.
#in the before#he’s flexing his knuckles#and she’s wringing her hands#because they’re aching without each other’s touch#and in the after#they’re clinging to one another#squeezing tight#and they don’t let go the whole zeppelin flight home#(they break apart when they take turns showering)#(but when they crawl into bed)#(she falls asleep with her hand over his one heart)#(with his hand resting atop hers)#(and as he drifts off to sleep)#(his chest doesn’t feel empty at all) (via thebadddestwolf)