|Doctor Who The Untold Story
Author: 10-11thDoctorLove PM
A compaioun piece to my 'Doctor Who with Rose Tyler' Rated T for language and slight older themes.Rated: Fiction T - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Rose T. & 10th Doctor - Chapters: 9 - Words: 17,290 - Reviews: 47 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 54 - Updated: 07-13-11 - Published: 11-10-10 - id: 6466687
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AN: This Chapter is set before Partners in Crime. Set the day after the last Chapter-Christmas with Torchwood.
Rose was straightening her hair in her bedroom wondering whether the Doctor ever slept. He had a bedroom and they used it-a lot. But when Rose woke up he was rarely there or occasionally when she woke up in the night he'd be awake and usually staring at her. Also before they got together she'd wake up sometimes and find he in the control room or wandering about the TARDIS.
Rose shook herself out of those thoughts and remembered the bath barely a few hours ago. They said goodbye to the Torchwood team, Owen's thumb completely re-grown and they came back to the TARDIS. Rose immediately dragged the Doctor to his bedroom, the bed was more comfortable than hers, and afterwards they had a wonderful bath with him. The bath she'd dreamt about all year, the only difference being that Jack interrupted them wanting to join in, so it's his own fault if he got soaked with water and bubbles.
"Still a great bath, even with an interruption."
A knock sounded on the door, "Come in Doctor." The Doctor poked his head around the door. "She looks beautiful."
"How'd you know it was me?"
"Jack doesn't knock." Rose told him with grin pulling the straightener down her hair, "Though you're the one that shouldn't need to." she winked at him, her tongue poking out her teeth and she grinned. The Doctor blushed and stood awkwardly in the doorway for a moment. Rose cocked an eyebrow pulling the straighteners down her hair once more. "Not that I don't like seeing you Doctor. But was there something you wanted?"
The Doctor shook his head and shrugged at the same time, "Just wanted to see you." Rose grinned and beckoned him over. "Most people don't think he tells me he loves me enough. But that is the Doctor saying he loves me." The Doctor shut the door behind him before sitting down next to Rose, the bed was soft and Rose slid down slightly and switched the straighteners off and leaning against him.
"Love you too." Rose murmured and glanced up to see the Doctor smiling softly. They sat in comfortable silence for a minute and Rose couldn't help feeling more love for the Alien sitting behind her. The Doctor wanted to run about planets even if they were in grave danger. He wanted to jumped on the bed, dance in the rain. He wanted to swim in the pool while reading a water proof book. He wanted to do them all at once and Rose didn't mind doing them too. In fact Rose loved doing everything the Doctor did, but the one thing that was different was sometimes Rose wanted to sit and do absolutely nothing. And the Doctor hated doing nothing and being domestic, but he was for her. He was sitting absentmindedly playing with her hair and letting her relax. Rose tipped her head back and pulled his head forward capturing his lips in a soft kiss.
When they separated the Doctor smiled in amusement, "What was that for?"
"Can't I just kiss my…" Rose paused, "Is he my boyfriend? Does the Doctor do 'Boyfriend'-'Girlfriend' thing?" Rose quickly saved it, "You."
The Doctor smiled, "You may." Rose laughed and kissed him again, when she pulled away she looked at his hair and ran a hand through it.
"Can I straighten your hair?"
The Doctor frowned, "What's wrong with my hair?" The Doctor ran his own hand through his hair and pulled at the front trying to look at it.
"He really is vain over his hair." Rose chuckled, "Nothing. I just wanna see if it can be straight." The Doctor nodded reluctantly agreeing, so Rose moved away from the comfortable position against the Doctor to switch the straighteners on, she twirled her finger around telling the Doctor to turn. "Stay still. I don't wanna burn you."
It took twenty minutes; the Doctor started complaining after only 5 of them. "It wouldn't take so long if you stayed still Doctor!" Rose yelled amused at the man after he'd complained it was taking too long. The Doctor finally stopped fidgeting with a grumble long enough for Rose to finish.
It was finally done and Rose studied him for a minute, "Whoa that's weird…"
His hair was grown and he hadn't cut it in a while so while straight it fell over his eyes and he had to brush it out the way to see, it was a typical Justin Bieber look.
(AN: I know when this is set Justin Bieber isn't famous but that's how I'm imagining it and couldn't work out how else to describe it.)
"Looks...Alright. Weird and un-Doctor-like. But nice enough I guess. Come on," She grabbed his hand and stood up, "Let's find Jack!" They found Jack in the kitchen drink a mug of coffee; he choked on it when he saw the Doctor.
"Rose, the Doctor's regenerated again." Rose chuckled and the Doctor searched his pocket for a mirror. Rose took mercy on him and passed him her own mirror. The Doctor frowned when he saw it, "My reflections as strange as it is looking in a mirror after regeneration."
"How the hell did you manage that Rose?"
"It was hard but I did it. 21st Century straighteners, simple but fantastic. Your turn Jack."
"No chance in hell." Jack told her standing up and backing away and putting one hand on his head as if that'd protect his hair.
Rose laughed and sat down in Jacks chair to drink Jack's coffee, "Thanks for the coffee."
Jack rolled his eyes and turned the kettle on, "Doc, want one?"
"Please." The Doctor sat down next to Rose and she turned to look at him.
"That reminds me Doc," Rose grinned at his frown. He hated being called Doc, but her and Jack did it anyway and the Doctor had finally stopped protesting, "When we were first on the valiant, you were surprised that I could hear the TARDIS." Rose glanced at Jack, "Shouldn't I be able to? She's always singing to me."
"How did coffee remind you of that?" Jack asked and Rose shrugged while grinning.
The Doctor ignored Jack and his face took on a frown, he pulled out the Sonic and scanned it over Rose. Rose sat obediently still after saying, "You really should warn people before you sonic them."
The Doctor didn't reply, instead he put the sonic away and lifted his hands to rest them an inch away from her temples. Rose glanced at his hands in confusion. "May I?" the Doctor asked.
Rose shrugged, "Sure, but what are you gonna do?"
"Go into your mind. See if I can find anything as an answer." Rose nodded and the Doctor placed his middle fingers on Rose's temples and closed his eyes. Rose kept her eyes open and watched the Doctor in confusion. Jack watched in amazement forgetting the kettle was boiling. "If there's anything you don't want me to see think of a door and close it. I won't enter." He felt her nod and had to move his own hands so he didn't let go accidently, that'd give Rose and him a slight headache, "Would help if your head was still."
The Doctor felt himself enter her mind. He only opened one door, the one into her mind; inside was like a forever growing corridor. Hundreds of doors either side, each room containing a memory of some sort, growing every moment, the Doctor couldn't help but notice Rose's mind looked very similar to some corridors in the TARDIS. With most people some of the doors were closed but with Rose every door he passed was wide open, almost shouting that he was allowed in.
"I don't mind if you do close some doors Rose." the Doctor told her honestly, "I won't be insulted."
He felt her smile under his fingers. "There's nothing I need to hide from you Doctor." She told him just as honestly and she saw the corners of his mouth turn up in a smile.
"Nobody's ever trusted me this much."
The Doctor couldn't contain his curiosity and glanced into some of the rooms. At the start of the corridor it was Rose's memories when she was young, he heard Rose gasp. "Sorry, it might be a bit overwhelming. Some memories that aren't as clear or were hidden at the back of your head."
He couldn't contain his own soft gasp when he saw a memory of his face, his last self, up close. When Rose was a baby.
"When was that?" Rose asked seeing the memory herself, she closed her eyes as well so she could see if just as clear as the Doctor could.
"When we saw your dad." the Doctor explained, that was their worst trip, their first and so far last argument.
Rose noted that there was a door closed and had writing on the door, she couldn't read it but it was the same symbols the screen in the TARDIS held and some books she occasionally saw the door read. Gallifreyan. The Doctor. "Maybe it's his real name." unknown to Rose those words floated up in front of the Doctor, "No, I can't go in." Rose opened her eyes making it easier to resist the urge, not wanting to disrespect the Doctor's privacy and the Doctor's hearts swelled at that.
"What are you looking for?" Jack asked. The couple jumped both forgetting Jack was there.
"I'll know it when I find it." the Doctor told him and the humans smirked.
"That should be his motto 'I'll know it when I find it'."
"Ah, I think that might be it." the Doctor said finally. As he walked further down the corridor he saw one room, the door wide one and a golden glow flew from the room, he walked closer and glanced inside. The whole room was encased in a beautiful golden glow. He had to shield his eyes from the brightness.
"What is it Doctor?" Rose asked, her eyes shut once more, she couldn't see anything but an empty room.
"The Bad Wolf." The Doctor answered and Rose gasped. The Doctor slowly let go of her temples and looked at her reaction.
"What's 'The Bad Wolf'?" Jack asked sitting down next to the Doctor.
"How I made you...Immortal." Rose told him, her voice showed how unsure she was. She glanced at the Doctor for help.
"Back on Satellite 5-the game station, when Rose came back, after looking into the heart of the TARDIS. The Vortex." the Doctor explained, "I had to take it out of her. But I obviously missed a bit." Rose grinned at that image.
"So the vortex is the Bad Wolf?" Rose asked.
The Doctor frowned in thought, "I'm not sure, you said..." she Doctor shut his eyes for a moment as he remembered; "'I am the Bad Wolf. I create myself. I take the words; I scatter them in Time and Space, a message to lead myself here.'" The Doctor quoted her. "So I think that it's something to do with you Rose, but the vortex basically...activated the 'Bad Wolf' a being I think. The most powerful being in all of eternity, and it's living inside you Rose." The Doctor couldn't stop a small child-at-Christmas giggle.
"Do you think..." Rose hesitated, "Will I be...immortal...like Jack?"
The Doctor shook his head, not saying no, more saying he didn't know. "Let's not test it. Leave the jumping in front of a bullet to Jack."
"I'd do that immortal or not, for you two." Jack added quietly. Rose and the Doctor both grinned at the man; it was rare to see Jacks less confident, softer side. Rose lent across the table and gave Jack a peck on the cheek. Jack chuckled and looked at the Doctor hopefully.
"Not getting one from me. Sorry."
They three friends sat in silence for a minute all lost in their thoughts about each other until the Doctor looked at Jack, "Jack. Can I see you; see if it's the same?" Jack nodded and shifted closer to the Timelord so he could lay his hands on Jack's temples. "As I said to Rose, anything you don't want me to see imagine a door and close it. I don't mind and I won't go in." Jack nodded but kept his eyes open as the Doctor closed his. The Doctor noted Jack had a few closed doors but not as many as most people did and the corridor was much longer. He noticed a few of the rooms were black, nothing he couldn't see his hand in front of his face...but something was moving in the distance. "What's that?" the Doctor had to ask, Jack hadn't shut the door so it was obviously not to be hidden.
Jack closed his eyes to see, "When I die." He explained, "That's all that's there."
"Something's moving in the dark." The Doctor said. The Doctor quickly left the room and physically shuddered. "This feels..." the Doctor was lost for the right word.
"Wrong?" Jack asked.
"Weird." The Doctor corrected. Jack smiled at the change of word and sat in silence, waiting to see what the Doctor found until a thought occurred to him.
"Can you...unlock forgotten memories?"
"They're not memories if you can't remember them." the Doctor told him, amusement filling his voice. But he quickly fell back to seriousness, "But you mean those two years you can't remember?" he felt Jack nod lightly, "I can try but I can't promise anything."
The Doctor wandered back down the corridor, back the way he came to Jack's younger years. He found the memory of when Jack met Rose and at least 20 doors back there was a dark room. It wasn't the same as when Jack was dead...there were flashes of things, a person, a gun, a few names etc.
"ARGHhh!" Jack screamed in pain and tried to pull away from the Doctor. The Doctor managed to hold onto Jack's temples and moved out the room; Jack stopped moving back and breathed hard.
"Alright?" the Doctor asked concerned.
Jack nodded slightly, "Yeah, yeah..."
"I'm sorry Jack." The Doctor told him, knowing there is nothing he could do, he wanted to help his friend but these memories were too far gone. The pain Jack felt obviously meant that these memories weren't done by ret-con or anything like that...Jack didn't want to remember.
"It's alright." Jack told him, "Worth a try."
The Doctor sighed slightly, wanting to help his friend. But for once he didn't know how.
The Doctor continued back up the corridor he only glanced in some rooms but didn't stop completely until he found it. It was beautiful Golden White light encasing the whole room; it looked similar to Rose's. But it wasn't the same, the feeling was all wrong. "Pun not intended."
After a moment on putting everything to memory the Doctor pulled away, "It's different." he finally told the humans.
"How different?" Rose asked.
"I feel...wrong don't I?" Jack asked.
The Doctor didn't nod but didn't shake his head, "But with Rose it feels...wonderful."
AN: Did this get confusing? Thank you please review