Author: Emery3842 PM
Donna and Martha notice that the Doctor is keeping them at a distance, then they find some old videos. Will they help them understand the Doctor? Who was Rose & why does the Doctor care about her so much? And how does Jack always have so much energy? 10/RRated: Fiction T - English - Friendship/Romance - 10th Doctor & Rose T. - Chapters: 5 - Words: 11,016 - Reviews: 67 - Favs: 58 - Follows: 102 - Updated: 12-25-10 - Published: 06-27-10 - id: 6088566
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Martha and Donna stared in dismay at the screen as it went black.
"Wait! What happened?" Donna asked the TARDIS and Martha.
The lights turned on and Donna's question went unanswered. "I don't think that we get to find out tonight," Martha told her. "I wonder why?"
Just then the room shifted abruptly, causing both women to clutch the arms of the couch. "Wonder what's going on," Martha pondered before both of them stumbled to the door intending to find out.
With a jerk of the head from Donna, Martha gave the Doctor a heartfelt hug, with a whispered goodnight and then left the console room.
The Doctor turned away from Donna and began tinkering with bits and bobs that were left on the console.
"How are you, Spaceman?" Donna asked softly, coming around the console. Disheartened more when the Doctor glanced up at her, only to continue tinkering a moment later. Placing her hand on his arm, Donna turned him gently towards her and placed both of her hands over his hearts. "You see pain in there, that doesn't mean you were wrong to let her in, that proves you were right."
The Doctor stared at Donna, looking for the answers that he couldn't give himself, "What do we do now?"
Donna slid her hands from his hearts to position them on his arms, "We go on, we live, we remember, what else can we do?"
Glancing at the TARDIS console, the Doctor let out a half sigh, "Where do you want to go?"
Martha was attempting to get comfortable when Donna entered the small theatre. "How is he?" she asked immediately.
Donna tightened her lips and gave a slight shrug, "Been better. He's apparently taking us to a party so we can all cheer up."
"Cheer up? After that? Not likely," Martha commented. Watching the Doctor hold Jenny as she had died was heartbreaking, she could only imagine what he was going through. However, the Doctor was always good at smiling, running about, and pretending that nothing ever touched him.
"Yeah, well…maybe it will help just a little," Donna said hopefully. The lights began to dim and both women looked at the screen, eager and nervous to see what had happened when Jack, Rose, and the Doctor had disappeared.
The room remained empty for only a few seconds before the door creaked open and Jack entered, dressed in an odd leather outfit that was new. He paused slightly at a jacket that was hanging on a rail, his eyes flickering down at it and his hand reaching out, but stopping just short. Jack stared intently at the screen for a moment, "What the hell?"
"Um…" Donna started as the screen went black, "I agree with, Jack…what the hell?"
The screen lit up again.
"Doctor, tell me you have a plan," Jack urged as the two of them ran into the TARDIS.
"We get Rose," the Doctor replied tersely, "End of plan."
"That isn't a plan," Jack snapped. "Normally I am all good with jumping straight into the fire, but this isn't just a fire, it's a Dalek war fleet. We are going to be blown to pieces before we even get close."
The Doctor didn't reply as he went about slamming buttons on the console. They were going to make it, they were going to rescue Rose and there was no other option. But how were they going to get her? Jack was right, they needed a way to get onto the Dalek ship that Rose was on. Finally the Doctor remembered the extrapolator that they had taken from the Slitheen in Wales.
"Jack, grab the extrapolator and get it wired in!" The Doctor shouted now that he had a plan.
Jack grabbed the extrapolator and stared at it for a minute before he worked out what the Doctor planned to do with it. "Got it!" Jack hollered back as he got to work.
The two of them worked with a kind of deadly calm, quickly, but not rushed, as if they knew exactly what they were doing.
"The extrapolator is wired, but I don't know if it is going to work," Jack informed the Doctor.
"It'll work," the Doctor said calmly, a dark edge to his voice. "Two missiles are about to hit."
A loud explosion went off and the camera nearly vibrated off of the jump seat, "The extrapolators working. We've got a fully functional force field; try saying that when you're drunk."
"And for my next trick," the Doctor said with grim satisfaction. "Jack, your gun ready."
The TARDIS wheezed as it landed, with Rose and a Dalek materializing inside. Rose looked surprised as she met the Doctor's eyes.
"Rose get down," the Doctor ordered frantically. As the Dalek's eyestalk swung around, Rose could only stare at the Doctor. "Get down Rose!"
"EXTERMINATE!" The Dalek cried as it shot at the Doctor and Rose dove to the ground. Before the Dalek could take a second shot, Jack had fired, blowing the top of the Dalek up.
Donna and Martha watched in silence as the group of friends was reunited. They then watched as the Doctor tricked Rose into going into the TARDIS, the heartbreaking message he had left her, her tears as she tried to convince her mum, and as Rose, Mickie, and Jackie opened up the console to allow a golden light to flow out of it.
"What is the hell is that?" Donna asked, breaking the tense silence.
"I don't know," Martha said truthfully.
The entire screen became a bright white as the light flooded the room. They could hear the conversation between the Doctor and Rose occurring outside of the TARDIS, the explanation of Bad Wolf, of what was happening to Rose. Finally everything went back to normal and the Doctor could be seen laying Rose on the floor of the room.
Every few seconds as he was flipping switches he would glance down at the unconscious Rose. He then rubbed his hands together as if warming them, frowning as a slight light emitted from them. As Rose woke up, the Doctor put on a smile and gave his usual quirky responses and began rambling about a planet called Barcelona.
It was only a minute later that the Doctor erupted into streams of gold, as the streams died down the changes could be seen. Big ears were replaced for big hair, his bulky frame had slimmed down, and he looked younger.
"Hello," the new man tried before running his tongue over his teeth. "New teeth, that's weird. So, where was I? Oh that's right, Barcelona."
Donna and Martha stared at the screen in shock.
"I didn't know that he could…" Martha began. "Well, I mean I should have been able to guess after we figured out that the other Doctor was the…Doctor…but…"
"I can't believe he did that to her!" Donna exclaimed. "What is wrong with him? Why didn't he ever tell her that completely changing everything about himself was a possibility?"
"Well, it wasn't like he knew he was going to change before then," Martha reasoned.
"It doesn't matter, he should have told her. Hell, he hasn't even told us, not really anyways."
"True…" Martha began before being interrupted.
"And where was Jack?"
A/N: I hope none of you hate me! I am really sorry about the complete lack of updates, this semester was horrible. But I am hoping to pick up the story (and my others) again. This chapter was difficult for me to write because there wasn't much to expand on, the camera was in the TARDIS and they were only in it so much. I tried to add some new things to keep it fairly interesting, but this is what I ended up with. I will try to get it back to the premise of the story in the next chapter. Also, more of Ten!