Mark Rimmell (markrimmell) wrote,
Mark Rimmell

Clara's Awfully Big Adventure

The thing is, to The Doctor, companions / assistants are much the same as cats are to humans*. The Doctor gets through quite a few in his lifetime. It's upsetting when they die or wonder off, but he soon gets a new one. It's not like a replacement, he still misses and loves the previous ones but a new one just sort of turns up. They amuse him with their cute antics, they astound him with their varied personalities even though they have such small brains. How do they fit all that individuality into such a tiny mind? To them the most mundane day can be an awfully big adventure, and because of this (and a myriad of other reasons) it's wonderful to have at least one around... but because of the disparity in our lifespans, you are going to out live them, over, and over, and over again. It doesn't get any easier each time one goes, but you have to find some small comfort in the fact, that if you leave a saucer of milk outside (your TARDIS) another will soon turn up. And if you ever hurt my "cat" with malice aforethought, I will rip you a new one and wrap the circumference around the nearest black-hole.

*Indigenous ape descendants from an utterly insignificant little blue green planet that orbits an unregarded yellow sun far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the Galaxy. DNA I love you. You left us so much but I feel sure we missed out on so much more having lost you too soon. Eccleston, Tennant, Smith, and Capaldi should have run up and down corridors created by you.

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