A/N- I reread this, and realized that it's very crazy and hard to understand from the dizzy inner-perspective of Romana/Idris' mind. I am not in the habit of explaining my work if I can avoid it, but I felt that this one needed just a bit of clarification. That's probably a sign of bad writing, but what can I say? The plot bunnies, they chew... and no time to shake them off PROPERLY...

Anyway, here's the sum-up: The Doctor blew up Gallifrey by opening the Eye of Harmony and inverting the singularity's system, thereby basically causing everything to go ( ( BOOM ) ). This, like the eruption of Vesuvius except on a much huger scale, cracked open a Rift in Time and Space, which just happened to open in the Lady President's office. Romana was absorbed by that crack in the universal fabric. Unlike an ordinary person to be pulled into such an event, she was a Time Lady (more than that, she was the President), and she got trapped somewhere between the Vortex and the Void. Trying to cling to her sanity, she reached out through time and latched onto the TARDIS, but the Vortex was in her head and it was this half-insane consciousness combined with all the power of Time itself that caused the TARDIS to explode in The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang. The events of those episodes happen, but the Doctor was trapped outside of existence for just long enough to catch sight of her there and once he had managed to sort out the general shock of not-existing-ever and then suddenly existing again, he returned to Void-space to rescue her.

Think you get it now? Because it made sense in my head, but I don't know how well it came across in the fic, and I know that I hate reading fic I can't understand, so...