|A Week in the Life
Author: Jessa L'Rynn PM
A week in the life of one Rose Tyler, Defender of the Earth. As a chain of circumstances comes to the end, it also comes back to the beginning. I don't own Doctor Who, but it isn't for want of trying.Rated: Fiction T - English - Mystery/Humor - Rose T. & Mickey S. - Chapters: 9 - Words: 10,785 - Reviews: 79 - Favs: 111 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 10-29-07 - Published: 10-18-07 - Status: Complete - id: 3843702
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Chapter 9: Aftermath
She read every story she could get her hands on to the baby as she grew into a little girl. The only one she wouldn't touch was Peter Pan.
"You've caught a real winner," Rose told him from her bar stool in the pub where they usually met for drinks. "Be good to her." Then she walked over and sat down at their table. "Nice to meet you, Martha Jones," she said. "I'm the Doctor."
The Doctor, as she was almost exclusively known these days, crossed the hillside and entered a strange, blue box. It was singing, not that anyone now living was competent to hear it, except the young Time Lady herself, who had outlived everyone she knew, and was ever so much older than twenty.
"So," she asked the ship, "are you sure this will work?"
The exquisite, golden, roundelled walls flashed once in agreement.
"All right then. It's your maiden voyage. We'll go wherever you like." And she touched the console, and raced around it, pushing buttons and nudging levers. And then, for the first time in more than two hundred years, an unearthly, other-worldly sound echoed through London and the cosmos itself. A new born TARDIS and a young Time Lord stepped into the Vortex together.
"It's bigger on the inside," he stammered in complete astonishment.
"Yeah," she agreed in a strange, Londonish accent. "What'd you expect, smaller? Who are you, anyway?"
"Colonel Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stuart," he said, still in awe of his surroundings.
"And I'm the Doctor," she replied.
"Doctor who?" he asked, as though he were reading from cue cards.
"Just the Doctor," she replied, with an impish grin, her tongue poking through her teeth, She laughed a merry twinkle and offered him her hand. "We'll be good friends, Lethbridge-Stuart, just you wait."
For those of you following my updates, the next chapter of Kallisti will be up soon. I'll also be posting a two shot in a world where there are no parallel Universes and a matched pair of fictions entitled "How He Loved Her" & "When You're Older", which are going to be about 10 matching chapters each.