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Saving the world's a lonely job.
Saving the world's a lonely job.
Find out something new every day.
Rose listened to the crunch of snow beneath her feet as she stepped out of the door into the cold outside. Winter seemed to come hard this year, harder than she’d seen it before on this version of Earth. The cold wind brushed around her and she thought of that day in Cardiff when she first step foot into the past, so many of the things in her life reminded her of that time by the Doctor’s side. Down the street she watched the local children slipping around on frozen puddles and ponds, smiling at their laughter as one of them fell over.
”C’mon Rose,” the Doctor reached out and took her hand, “You’ll never have seen anything like this in your life.” But then most of the things the Doctor had shown her made her look on in wonder, a look he seemed to love.
With Rose the Doctor was allowed to see the universe and all its wonders anew through her eyes. She looked upon everything with such awe the Doctor started seeing the beauty around him once more instead of just the pain and destruction he’d become accustomed to. And as they stepped out onto the planet Rose drew in a cold breath, the air freezing against her lungs.
“The planet is called Woman Wept,” he told her, “If you look at the continental formation from above it looks like a woman lamenting, and believe it or not we’re not really on land, this is the planets ocean.”
Rose reached out and ran her hand up the arc of ice that stood hundreds of feet above her, “But it’s frozen, I didn’t think that sea water could be frozen because of the salt in it or the size of it or something.”
“Unknown natural disaster, it froze everything in an instant. No one quite knows why or how and I am not too sure people really want to find out.”
“It’s so beautiful,” she said softly, grinning as she looked over at him, “I almost wish I had ice skates with me.”
Rose smiled as she remembered him offering to get some from the TARDIS for her and she just shook her head, taking his gloved hand in her own as they walked through the waves of ice. The children sliding on the pond began to laugh once more and Rose was pulled from her thoughts, she smiled at the memory and shook her head, pulling her coat close around her neck as the winter wind nipped at her skin. Not even this cold weather could spoil the happy memories this winter brought her.
1. Dirty underwear – C’mon, anyone who doesn’t say they have this in there is lying. We’ve all got dirty underwear in our rooms.
2. Photo of mum and dad.
3. Photo of Mickey and Jake.
4. Photo of me and the Doctor – yeah, I’ve got a few of those up and around, can’t help it if we get into some good situations.
5. Note book – Got to write down these adventures right
6. Half drunk cup of tea – That’s because I’m drinking while I write this
7. Me – Well because I’m in my room while I write this.
8. A few trinkets from travels
10. Teddy from Blackpool – the planet not the town.
1. Title / Prompt. 005. Time
2. Character. Rose Tyler
3. Warnings (if any.) N/A
4. Pairings (if any.) Rose and the Tenth Doctor
5. Your character's fandom. Doctor Who
6. Word count. 530
7. Rating. U
8. Disclaimer. I do not own Rose, Doctor who or anything to do with it. The BBC do, I'm borrowing them.
So where was he this time?
Which city, which country, which world, which time? Did he even think about her? Did he even...Rose looked down and ran her fingers through her hair, all the other things she'd ignored, but this one she couldn't and it was making all the other ones surface once more.
How could he forget to tell her that her own mother was here? He'd known how upset she'd been at losing her family and he'd not told her, he’d seen Jackie a number of times and tried to escape from her, but he’d not told Rose she was here. She turned the TARDIS key over and over in her fingers hoping that it would begin to glow, showing some sign that he was on his way back, that he was there for her. But nothing happened, it didn’t change, the key did nothing but seem cold to her skin.
Slowly she shook her head and it finally began to sink in, he would never be there for her, the planets and those who lived on them would always come before she did. Soon Rose would find herself turning into something she never wanted to be, as much as she loved her mother she never wanted to be her, she never wanted to be the good woman who stays at home and waits. And yet she was becoming someone who did just that already, waiting patiently like a good little wife.
She sat and she waited as she watched time pass by, worrying that he was safe, that something bad hadn't happened or that he'd somehow got sucked through the rift and spat out in some dimension he could not return from. The rift was getting worse and it caused more problems for everyone, and yet the Doctor seemed to be solving them on his own. Didn’t he need her around?
No, she had to stop thinking like this.
Checking her phone there was still no reply to the message she sent him. When had everything began to turn this way? What had she done, or more to the point, what hadn’t she done? Rose felt lost, just like the day that the Doctor had regenerated; just like the day she’d lost him…was she losing him again?
She played with the ring on her finger, thinking of the promise it meant, their future life together, soon to be man and wife. Soon…but how soon? No date had been set yet, a date that never would should they not get time with one another to talk to each other without it.
Time and time again, time played such a large factor in their lives, time and how it rushes past us without any of us realising it until it’s too late. We talked about how there is never is enough time, or if we had more time, it all always comes down to time. We are all victims of it, even the Doctor.
If there was a way to stop time then maybe she could keep him grounded long enough to set her future, their future. Maybe then it wouldn’t feel like such an enemy to her…or them.
From Alice in Wonderland:
Alice came to a fork in the road. "Which road do I take?" she asked.
"Where do you want to go?" responded the Cheshire cat.
"I don't know," Alice answered.
"Then," said the cat, "it doesn't matter."
Rose stood in London’s Torchwood Tower with her mother, the man who was a father but wasn’t as he was from another version of Earth, Mickey Smith, Jake Simmons and a couple of other people from the other Earth the Doctor, Mickey and Rose once visited. And of course the Doctor was there too. The planet was going to hell, or at least that was how it felt. Two rising powers fighting it out to take control of this ‘primitive’ planet, The Dalek’s and the Cybermen, both wanting to beat the other, both wanting to destroy mankind. But the Doctor wouldn’t’ let it, oh no, when did he ever?
They were there, all of them, ready to give their lives should the need arise, well all of them apart from Rose’s mum. The Doctor had come up with a plan, one that would save the Earth and get those who had moved between worlds caught in the crossfire, he told those who would be sucked into the voice to go now, to cross through to the other world and Jackie told Rose it was time to go.
Rose didn’t want to; she’d spent a lifetime of nineteen years with her mother, a life that she had left behind. Now she lived with the Doctor, she wanted to, he did everything to save this stupid planet and so many others and he did it alone. Well not any more, she’d do it with him. At least that was what she believed. When he put the device around her neck and they all teleported into the other world Rose felt her heart skin. How could he do this to her? How could he make her mind up for her? She knew where she wanted to be and it was by his side, not to see him again would be too much. Rose didn’t even hesitate like she would have so many times before in her life. That was the one thing that was different with the Doctor. With him she was certain of the things she wanted. At every other juncture in her life she hadn’t known where she wanted to go.
As she pressed the button on the teleportation device she knew that it was him she wanted to be with.
So Doctor, what are we doing this Christmas?
1. Jimmy Stone – He was the first person I ever fell in love with; I thought he was the one; I was ready to live the rest of my life with him, be his wife. Shame he turned out to be a rat b****rd.
2. The Doctor – When he yelled at me for acting the way any person would react when they saw their father killed in an accident. I didn’t mean to mess things up; I just didn’t want to see my father killed. The Doctor changed things, I thought I could too.
3. Jack Harkness – He said my bum looked big in something, worst thing was, he tried it on and it looked better on him than it did on me!
4. The Doctor – When he tricked me into getting into the TARDIS and he sent me home.
5. Adherents of the Repeated Meme – They hit me over the head and knocked me out.
6. The Doctor – When he began to have feelings for Reniette and I suddenly didn’t matter as much to him. Or that was how it felt.
7. Peter Tyler – My dad, alright, he didn’t mean it, but he still did. He died when I was six months old, got hit by a car and it hurt. No, it hurt like hell actually.
8. The Doctor – When he told me there was no way for me to see him again. Ever.
9. The Daleks – One of the reasons I was separated from the Doctor in the first place.
10. The Cybermen – The other reason I was separated from the Doctor in the first place.
Doctor + WII = complete hysterics.