#he was never this flirty and touchy and playful and relaxed and happy with others #he was being careful with martha because he was aware of her feeling for him #he wasn’t being flirty with donna just friendly #he was also being careful with amy because of rory #he was too busy worrying about clara’s mysterious existence to really enjoy her presence in his life #and he could never be truly relaxed and happy with river because he knows how she ends up #rose was the only one that made him really happy like this #she was so good for him
Oh behalf of Susan, Barbara, Ian, Vicki, Steven, Katarina, Sara, Dodo, Polly, Ben, Jamie, Victoria, Zoe, the Brigadier, Liz, Jo, Sarah Jane, John Benton, Mike Yates, Harry, Leela, K-9, Romana, Adric, Nyssa, Tegan, Vislor, Kamelion, Peri, Melanie, Ace, Grace Holloway, and even Captain Jack: shut the hell up about Rose.
She was ONE companion of several — several great companions, in fact. And she obviously wasn’t the first woman the Doctor loved since Susan was his granddaughter. I’m glad that Nine/Ten could be so flirty and happy with Rose after the Time War, but she was not the first companion to make him happy, and she wasn’t and won’t be the last.
Stop deifying Rose. Stop putting her on a pedestal above all of the other companions. All of them were brilliant in their own ways, no matter how long or short they stuck around. No matter how well or poorly the Doctor treated them. No matter if they had horrible fake American accents or were haughty time ladies themselves. They were all brill — and you can just tell by how sad he is when he loses any one of them how happy they made him while they were together.