Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1920
Author's Summary: In the aftermath of "The Girl In The Fireplace," Rose learns some uncomfortable things about herself, and makes a major decision.
Characters/Pairings: Ten, Rose
Recced because: It seems to me that it's a rare thing when a fic takes some commonly-heard fan opinion -- such as "Ten was wrong to leave Rose to go save Reinette" -- and flips it over. What would have happened if he hadn't? And more importantly, would he still have been the Doctor? Here's a missing-scene fic in which Rose takes a long hard look at those questions, and at herself.
Though some might not agree, I've always found Rose to be one of the more believable companions, in that she was very human and very young, with some growing up still to do. I like to imagine that there was a moment like this when some of that growing up might have happened. And that's one of the things I read fanfic for.