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WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS!!!
There's a girl who I can't get out of my mind today. She's a girl I've grown attached to in the past couple of months, but last night I had to say goodbye, never knowing if I'll ever see her again.
Her name is Rose Tyler.
When I first met her, she was an ordinary nineteen-year-old South London girl living with her widowed mom Jackie, working at a department store, and spending her lunch breaks with her boyfriend Mickey. Every day was the same for her. Nothing new or exciting ever happened.
Until the day she met the Doctor, the 900-year-old Time Lord who travels across space and time in his bigger-on-the-inside police box, the TARDIS. That's when everything changed.
For the past couple of months I've been catching up with Rose's adventures with the Doctor. Prior to that, the only thing I knew about Doctor Who was that it was an old '70s sci-fi show staring some curly haired guy who loved long scarves. But ever since I heard Christopher Eccleston utter those famous words--"I'm the Doctor"--I had no choice but to hop aboard the TARDIS with Rose and the Doctor.
As Chesteron once said, "Fairy tales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten." And that's why I'm such a rabid Doctor Who fan. It's not about the Doctor's cute British accent, or his good looks, or even the special effects. It's about what the Doctor represents: adventure, traveling, using your logic, fighting the monsters, and finding your inner strength. This is what the Doctor teaches me, and it's what the Doctor taught Rose for two seasons.
Until the great Cybermen-Dalek war.
At the end of it all, Rose may have been safe with Jackie, Mickey, and Pete the father she never knew, in an alternate universe. But there was one thing she could never have: the Doctor.
Why should I be so upset over a fictional character? I think it's because, in a way, I'm Rose Tyler. I want to meet someone who can suddenly pop up in my life and help me see there's more than just what I see. I want someone I can love just as much as Rose loves the Doctor. And I think I might have found that person, but it's still way too early in our relationship to know for sure. But he is pretty special.
Either way, here's a little song for all the Rose Tylers out there.