Jenna Coleman and Peter Capaldi on the set of Doctor Who | 17th July 2014 | ♥
-is being all jumpy bc it is his instinct to run off and help those who need help but he is TORN bc there are people who need help from an attack but there is also a baby that is half him and the woman who is the other half of that baby aka his family (freaking out a bit bc he has a family now as well and is a d a d) so he just sits down so he can’t do anything and has his fingers clutching his knees as he looks up at her- I just — there’s so much going on out there. What if I can’t — protect her like I’m supposed to. What if Clare or her get hurt, or I can’t look after them — -stops and shakes his head, lookin a little hopeless tbh-
-immediately starts shaking her head a little, eyes widening as she quickly goes to sit in an empty chair next to him and reaching for his hand again, speaing softly- You can’t— Mark. I know… I know things are overwhelming. Your daughter’s come into the world, making you a father, and— and all of this is happening around you simultaneously, out of your reach. But you cannot let it affect you like this. Not right now. -pauses, pressing her lips together then straightens and looks over at Clare and bb S, squeezing his hand again to get him to look too- See? -glances at the side of his face- They’re asleep and they’re safe and what’s happened inside this room today is nothing short of brilliant, as I know you are well aware. Please try and keep your mind on that fact. For some time, at least, give it a go.
I don’t — I can’t just — people could die out there. I — -glances in the room, taking a deep breath- You’re right. I know you’re right. I just — -rubs his face- I don’t know how I’m gonna do this, Cass. It’s — that’s — she’s a real, living, breathing little person. What if I screw it up?
-rubbin’ a hand over her eyes then drops it with a soft exhale, looking off and away from Mark for a moment, biting on the inside of her cheek- I know it’s… It’s a difficult situation, but there is nothing you can do right now. It’s out of our control. -glances back over at him, face crumpling a lil’ because :( and says v. softly- Mark. -reaches out and places her hand over his, giving it a squeeze- You won’t screw anything up, I’m sure of it. You’re the kindest, most capable man I know and this real, living, breathing little person couldn’t have lucked out more than to have you as her dad. And that’s why she needs you here right now, all right?
-takes a deep breath, looking into the room at the sleeping bubba/clare- What should I do?
-talking in a harsh sort of whisper because genuinely worried Mark is gonna up at run out there at any second- Right now, your place is here, Mark. Here with your family— with your child. Promise me that you won’t leave this hospital. I am sure your colleagues have got a handle on this.
i kinda want to reply with mark because me and carla were planning on having clare give birth this week and maybe he’s there and the attack was announced but idk
//Yes, please do reply with Mark!
Working yourself up won’t do anyone any good, especially yourself. So, please, take a deep breath.