My trigger tags are:
why is this so hard for people to understand
My ex-man brought his new girlfriend. She’s like “Oh, my god!” but I’m just gonna shake.
They saved the world — or a world, at any rate — and when the smoke clears there’s little left standing. A few piles of unrecognizable brick and concrete, the stump of a tree, but there’s one tiny sprig of green crawling up out of the rubble like a hope, and River pauses to bend down and look at it more closely. Crouching near the ground, she watches as the survivors climb out of their bunkers and take a look at their new reality. She scans the horizon too, and finds it bleak as anything.
It’s not an unusual day, for them, not really, but the Doctor’s shaken and she can tell. If she’s honest, she doesn’t feel things half so acutely as she should — certain people and places and aspects of events tug genuinely on her heartstrings, but more often than not she feels things dully, like reality is there beneath the haze the Silence coated her mind with — years of violence and hate and cold, cold beds tamping down on the things that come so easily to the Doctor. Joy, fear, triumph, anger, love; she finds him fascinating to watch, but she can’t often empathize, not truly.
It’s getting easier, of course. She thinks it’ll come in time, and sometimes, unexpectedly, she’ll find herself furious or terrified or totally besotted with the idiot in the blue box. But it comes in waves. Today, the tide is low; she can see the Doctor is shaken, can see it in the tight lines of his face and the overexposed whites of his eyes and the way his hands can’t quite keep still. But she doesn’t feel it.
You asked me if you were a good man. And the answer is, I don’t know. But I think you try to be and I think that’s probably the point.
- Ferguson protestors plan to halt highway traffic on Labor Day (x)
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- Why taxpayers will get stuck with the bill for the Ferguson lawsuit
- Ferguson isn’t about black rage against cops. It’s white rage against progress.
- Between the world and Ferguson
- Teaching and talking about police violence