Still The Same Doctor I Always Knew.
You started out Just like the original, I suppose at the time I wondered the same as you, Who were you... I saw the ferocity in those eyes, how you needed clara at every moment... But you always came through.
Eventually I suppose I understood what had happened... The Veteran, The Hero, The Doctor, The Father.
You were something else, something I'd never experienced so I couldn't relate but you were still the doctor, you just needed a reminder. You needed to see why you chose that face. The universe never creates coincidences you see.
You Were older, Wiser, but also a tad bit grumpier, you weren't even supposed to be alive. Yet you pulled it together, and like some mad midlife crisis you tried to reinvent yourself... remind the world of the bumbling buffoon with a terrifying inner demon that you were. I suppose then doctor you scared me. I wondered who you were, you weren't the doctor I used to know.
But then something changed... no something stayed the same. You started running, and when your Oldest enemy and your greatest friend, ruined the life of your savior, you still stood by her... you made the changes you needed to make. You took the time to be kind, to forgive, You taught the world why war was not worth it. You stood on the gates of hell in heaven and punched through it.
You made the sacrifices you needed to make to move forward every step of the way. Perhaps you understood more than anyone else what it means to be a Good Man nay A Good Being.
And As I watched you plead for the love of everything to make one final reach for the goodness in the heart of the lost, as you sacrificed yourself again and again for those who deserved better.
As you forgave even at the end of it all, You made the ultimate sacrifice. You accepted the curse The Hero Never could. You Made the Decision the Warrior Couldn't Handle, You Took the long way round like the Veteran didn't want to. You did what the Doctor ran from so many times.
You Accepted it. You Taught yourself the value in this wide wide world. And you taught me a lesson too... Kindness comes in all sizes, all shapes, all sorts of attitudes. You WERE a Good Man, You Are a Good Person.
So Doctor, Dr. Twelve, LISTEN, SHUT UP, This Puddingbrain demands it. You are cared for, you matter, You make people better. No matter what comes, for you I will be there, The face doesn't matter. they're all the doctor to me.