Rose Tyler stood in front of the Broadchurch Police Department more nervous then she had ever been in her life.
She was starting to regret asking her father about the Detective's position at Torchwood but she really wanted it.
Her father said she could have it if she completed an experience training program at Broadchurch.
Of course Rose was so excited she said yes but standing there on the front steps of that big building she felt like a kid on their first day of school.
She felt out-of-place in her jeans, blue sweater and waist length coat.
Rose was so deep in thought she nearly jumped when she felt a hand on her shoulder; Rose turned around and an older woman with brown curly hair smiled at her.
"Hi, you must be Rose Tyler." She said.
"Yes, how did you know?"
The woman pointed at her coat. "You're wearing your I.D pass."
Rose blushed. "Right, I forgot I was wearing this."
The woman extended her hand. "I'm D.S Miller but you can call me Ellie; you're father told me you were coming."
Rose shook her hand. "Nice to meet you."
Ellie smiled then opened the door. "Come on I'll show you inside."
"Thanks, um your name sounds familiar." Rose said as they walked through the hall.
Ellie scoffed. "If you're referring to the news reports about a detective's husband murdering a small boy then yep that's me."
"Oh, I'm sorry." Rose replied embarrassed.
Ellie shrugged. "It's okay, I've managed."
"I'm surprised you stayed." Rose said.
"Oh, I was going to move but this town was more forgiving than I thought and I had a lot of support from D.I Alec Hardy."
"D.I Hardy, the one that solved the murder?" She said.
"Yep, he also my boss." Ellie smiled.
Rose nodded. "He's sounds nice."
She chuckled. "Oh, are you in for a surprise!"
As soon as they walked through the doors a loud male Scottish voice from behind startled Rose.
"Miller, you're late!"
She turned and saw a tall man with dark brown hair, scruffy five-o' clock shadow frowning at them.
Rose swallowed nervously, she had a hunch this was the alleged nice D.I Alec Hardy.
He was thin but muscular and his black suit and navy blue tie looked nice but it was a bit loose on him.
Despite being a grouch he was really good-looking Rose noticed.
He came closer to them and folded his arms.
"Well?" Alec replied.
"I'm sorry sir, I was just showing Rose Tyler around." Ellie replied.
Alec eyed Rose up and down and shrugged.
"What for?" He said.
"She's from Torchwood; she's part of their Detective's training program."
He looked unimpressed. "Oh, right the place where they chase aliens or whatever."
Rose scowled. "We do more than just that."
Alec rolled his eyes.
"Great, don't really care. Now, can we please get some work done?" He grumbled marching off to his office.
Rose glanced at Ellie. "Bit of a bastard, isn't he?"
Ellie shrugged. "You get used to it."
Rose followed her to her desk. "How do you stand it, he's impossible?"
"He's not that bad. It's just this is more than a career this his life. Unfortunately, it's taken a toll on him."
She sat in the chair in front of her desk. "What do you mean?"
Ellie sighed. "Alec has health issues."
"What kind?" Rose asked concerned.
"I wish I could tell you but he really doesn't want people to know." She replied.
Rose nodded. "I understand."
Just then Alec popped his head out of the door. "Tyler, could I see you in my office please?"
She glanced at Ellie who gave her a reassuring smile. "You'll be alright."
Rose groaned and slowly walked inside; the room reminded her of the principle's office.
She stood there at his desk unsure what to do next.
He glanced up at her from behind his glasses. "Are going to stand there, all day?"
Rose shook her head. "Uh, no, sir."
"Well, there's a chair; that's what they're made for." Alec replied.
"Smart ass." She grunted to herself as she sat down, it took all she had not to strangle him with his tie.
"Now, I noticed you were late as well." He said.
Rose lowered her eyes. She wanted to hide in something.
"I'm sorry, sir. I'm not normally late my nerves just got the best of me." She answered softly.
"Well, you're not going to make it as a detective if you're always late."
Rose nodded. "I know, sir."
Alec studied her expression; she seemed sincere and nervous. He started to feel a little bad for her.
He leaned back in his seat. "I should reprimand you for being late."
Rose braced herself for it. "Yes, sir."
He then sighed. "But technically you were on time except you were standing outside in the cold like an idiot so I'll let you off on a warning."
She pressed her lips and nodded.
"But just for today as of now you're considered one of our employees and that means you follow the same rules." He warned.
"Yes, sir." She muttered.
"You can go, Tyler." He said returning to his paperwork.
She gave him a mental one finger salute before leaving.
Rose stood outside his office grumbling. "I swear I could zap him with my laser gun."
"I'm sure you could, Tyler!" Alec called out to her.
She glared at him and dashed to the ladies room to scream.