Thanks to intrepidfish for giving me the idea to write thisfrom Rose's point of view too. This is set right after the Doctor says goodbye at Bad Wolf Bay. As usual, I don't own Doctor Who. I also don't own the song. Shout out to Mumford & Sons for their music.

And after the storm
I run and run as the rains come
And I look up, I look up
On my knees and out of luck
I look up

Rose stared at where he had been. She felt no shame in crying her eyes out. Her Doctor. Made for her quite literally, seeing that she had caused his regeneration. All gone. She ran. Ran down the beach towards her mother. He can't be gone. He said he would never leave me. He's not gone. She couldn't convince herself.

Night has always pushed up day
You must know life to see decay
But I won't rot, I won't rot
Not this mind and not this heart
I won't rot

Before the Doctor, Rose had had the most normal the world knew. Every day was wake up, go to work, eat chips, come home, and start over tomorrow. He had shown her the universe. There was so much out there that he had been so excited to show her. She would never know now.

And I took you by the hand
And we stood tall
And remembered our own land
What we lived for

All those years ago, in that basement when she had first met him, she thought he was fantastic. He had grabbed her hand and told her to run. Now she stood on a beach somewhere in Norway with no hand to hold, no one's arms to snuggle into in a more than plutonic way. There was no one to grab her hand and say "Allons-y!" She thought about sitting in the chair by the consol in the TARDIS, watching the Doctor "fix" things that weren't really broken. He always tried to look impressive. Rose had rolled her eyes then, but he really did impress her. She choked out a laugh through her tears.

There will come a time, you'll see, with no more tears
And love will not break your heart, but dismiss your fears
Get over your hill and see what you find there
With grace in your heart and flowers in your hair

She loved him. She had even told him that. She would never know if he felt the same. All he had said was "Rose Tyler-" then he had faded away. Her eyes burned with tears as she thought about him fading into nothing. She wanted to run to him and hold him as close as possible but now she couldn't.

And now I cling to what I knew
I saw exactly what was true
But oh no more
That's why I hold
That's why I hold with all I have
That's why I hold

She held onto every memory. She remembered the way his hair stuck out at every angle, the way he smiled, the way he hugged her after some dangerous adventure, both happy to be alive, the way he looked when he put on those glasses that made him look…brilliant. She never wanted to let go of those memories, and she never would.

I will die alone and be left there
Well I guess I'll just go home
To God knows where
Because death is just so full, and mine so small
Well I'm scared of what's behind and what's before

She didn't know what to do. She didn't really remember what normal people did. All she could think of was running from aliens, milling about on the TARDIS, and laughing with the Doctor at their silly jokes. She was half afraid it was all just a wonderfully vivid dream. She wanted to wrap her arms around him and listen to his hearts beat. She tried to swallow the lump in her throat to no avail.

And there will come a time, you'll see, with no more tears
And love will not break your heart but dismiss your fears
Get over your hill and see what you find there
With grace in your heart and flowers in your hair

She took a shaky breath and looked up at the sky. Somewhere. Somewhere out there, he's waiting for me. Somewhere out there in the real world, he's finding a way to bring me back. She had hope.

And there will come a time you'll see, with no more tears
And love will not break your heart but dismiss your fears
Get over your hill and see what you find there
With grace in your heart and flowers in your hair

Losing him hurt. It was like a part of her had died. But she knew that he was looking for her and he would see her again. She was going to make sure of that. If there was anything that Rose was, it was persistent. This was not goodbye.

Sadness. :( Thank you for reading and please review!