Characters: Rose Tyler.
Written For: Challenge 468: Paper Tiger at dw100.
Summary: Rose feels like a shadow of her former self.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Doctor Who, or the characters.
Back in her own universe, Rose had been the Bad Wolf even if she didn’t exactly remember any of it. She’d had power, however briefly, and travelling with the Doctor had made her feel invincible, unstoppable, like she could do or be anything.
Here in Pete’s world, she feels more like a paper tiger, all fierce confidence and bravado to look at, but inside… Everything she had when she was with the Doctor, everything she used to be, is gone, leaving her lost, helpless, and vulnerable.
The Bad Wolf is nothing but a dream; maybe she never existed at all.