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Swallowing his pain, the Doctor channeled it into his manic energy as he ran around the room setting everything up just as he needed it. All too soon everything was in place and he was ready to set his plan in motion.
"I'm ready" he announced. "I've got the equipment right here. Thank you, Torchwood."
The Doctor typed one last command into Yvonne's computer, opening the back wall revealing two levers embedded in the floor; it was where Torchwood controlled the ghost shifts.
"See those two levers" the Doctor continued, as the computer announced a system reboot. "Slam those down and close off both universes."
"But we can't just leave" Rose protested.
"What about the Daleks and the Cybermen?" asked Harry. It wasn't like his dad to just run off when people were in danger.
"They're part of the problem" said the Doctor, moving further into the room before spinning around to face them. "And that makes them part of the solution. Oh yes! Well? Isn't anyone going to ask what is it with the glasses?"
"What's with the glasses?" Rose and Harry asked together, allowing the manic energy to spread to them.
"I can see! That's what!" he shouted excitedly. "Because we've got two separate worlds, but in between the two separate worlds, we've got the Void. That's where the Daleks were hiding. And the Cybermen travelled through the Void to get here. And you lot, one world to another, via the Void. Oh, I like that. Via the Void. Look." The Doctor then handed his 3D glasses to Rose, who then passed them to Harry to allow him a turn. "I've been through it. Do you see look!"
Harry laughed a little as he watched the Doctor bob left and right, making the particles around him scatter around yet they never strayed far from him.
"What is it?" Rose asked.
"Void Stuff" the Doctor grinned.
"It's like background radiation" said Harry.
"Exactly" his dad smiled, then spun him around. "Look at the others. And the only one who hasn't been through the Void, your grandmother. First time she's looked normal all in her life."
"Oi!" Jackie complained.
"But the Daleks lived inside the Void" the Doctor continued. "They're bristling with it. Cybermen, all of them. I just open the Void and reverse. The Void Stuff gets sucked back inside."
"Pulling them all in!" Harry cheered, following his dad's plan.
"Sorry, what's the Void?" Mickey asked.
"The dead space" the Doctor explained. "Some people call it 'Hell'."
"So…you're sending the Daleks and the Cybermen to Hell" said Mickey, putting on his dimension hopper. "Man I told you he was good" he said to Jake.
"But it's like you said. We've all got Void Stuff" said Rose, realizing a problem with the Doctor's plan. "We went to that parallel world. We're all contaminated. We'll get pulled in."
"That's why you've got to go" he said, abandoning all pretense of excitement. "Back to Pete's world. I'm opening the Void, but only on this side. You and Harry will be safe there."
"And then you close it" said Pete, as tears started to build in Rose and Harry's eyes. "For good?"
The Doctor coughed and swallowed hard, and turned to Pete.
"The breach itself is soaked in Void Stuff. In the end it'll close itself. And that's it. Kaput" he explained, voice thick with pain.
"But you stay on this side" said Rose, just as much pain in her voice.
"But you'll get pulled in" Mickey interrupted.
"That's why I've got one last job for Harry" said the Doctor. "One of his sticking charms on my hand. Then all I have to do is hold on tight. I've been doing it all my life."
"And we're just supposed to go" Rose said softly.
"Yeah." It was killing the Doctor to see the hurt and betrayal in her eyes. It wasn't any easier to see it on Harry's face either.
"To another world, and we'll never see you again" said Harry, tears freely falling down his cheeks. "I won't do it!" he refused to help in a plan that would break up his family.
The Doctor kneeled down to Harry's eye level. "Harry, I know you think I can do anything. But the truth is I can't. This is the only way I can make sure you and your mum are safe."
"By locking us away forever" Rose said angrily. "That's not going to happen."
"No, Doctor" she interrupted. "Do you remember when we first found Harry? You were so hesitant but we did it together. That's how we get through it all, you and me. The Doctor and Rose Tyler, the stuff of legends. Against whatever the universe throws at us. Raising our boy, the very best way we can. We're a family Doctor and we're not going anywhere."
Suddenly there was a loud crash from outside the building as the entire structure started to shake.
"We haven't got time to argue" said Pete. "The plan works. We're going. You too. All of us."
"We're not going!" Rose and Harry shouted.
"I'm not going without them" Jackie said just as stubbornly.
"Oh, my God. We're going!" Pete shouted, now at his wits end. But Jackie wouldn't back down.
"I've had years without you, so button it. I'm not leaving her."
"You've got to" said Rose. As much as she would miss her mother, this was her chance to be reunited with Pete and she didn't want her to miss that.
"Well that's tough!" Jackie refused.
"Mum, you don't have to look after me anymore. I had a life with you for nineteen years, but then I met the Doctor, and all the things I've seen him do for me, for you, for all of us. For the whole stupid planet and every planet out there. He does it alone, mum. But not anymore, because now he's got me and Harry. We're a family, Mum and I love them. I made my choice and it's the same one you'd make for me."
Rose caught Pete, pulling a dimension hopper out of his pocket. Harry saw this too and cautiously turned to his dad, afraid he'd do the same thing to him and his mother. To his relief though the Doctor's eyes were red and pain filled, his hands were empty.
Satisfied Harry ran forward and joined Rose in giving Jackie a tight hug, releasing her just as Pete grabbed on and activated the dimension hopper, carrying them away.
"I'm surprised you didn't try to send me away again" said Rose, turning back to the Doctor, reminding him of the last adventure of his 9th incarnation.
"You would've just come back" he said, tearfully. He only hoped this bought of selfishness wouldn't backfire on him. "But once the breach collapses, that's it. You will never be able to see her again. Your own mother."
"You're my family too, Doctor and I'm never going to leave you. And I'm sure Harry will come visit us when he's running around the universe on his own someday" she added jokingly.
And just like that the Doctor was all business again.
"Right, those co-ordinates over there, set them all at six."
"I'm on it!" Harry shouted, running over to the computers.
They worked quickly ignoring the Cybermen threat advancing up the building. Finally, the Doctor entered one last command and the computer system announced the levers were operational as he allowed himself a grin.
"That's more like is, bit of smile!" Rose smiled. "The old team!"
"Hope and Glory, Mutt and Jeff" said the Doctor, as they moved into position. "Shiver and Shake!"
"Which one's Shiver?"
"Oh, I'm Shake."
"Hey!" Harry whined, as he started casting the sticking charm to the walls. "How come I don't get a name?"
The Doctor and Rose grinned as they enjoyed the childish display.
"Ok, how about Shimmer" Rose suggested, laughing at the disgusted look on her son's face.
"Oh yes, lovely" said the Doctor. "Shimmer suits him just fine."
"Never mind" Harry grumbled. "I don't need a name."
Then came the moment of truth. The Void burst open and began pulling in every Dalek and Cyberman. Though they weren't nearly as infected with it, the Doctor, Rose, and Harry were still covered in Void Stuff leaving them vulnerable to the vacuum like effect.
"Just hold on!" the Doctor shouted, noticing vacuum effect was starting to overpower Harry's spell.
In droves the hostile aliens were all drawn back into the Void. As the breach slowly began to close it seemed like everything was going to work out smoothly when suddenly the sticking charms gave out. The Doctor was quickly able to latch onto a desk as he was passed, reaching out he just able to catch onto Harry, but his arms were too short to do the same for Rose.
"Rose/Mum!" they cried out in anguish as Rose fell towards the breach.
But then suddenly like so many before them their hearts were filled with hope as a familiar sound filled the room, even over the sound of the breach as the TARDIS materialized between Rose and the Void catching her just as the breach closed behind her.
So relieved that they were all safe and together, they had ignored the question of how the TARDIS had piloted herself in favor of a family hug, filled with love and the desperate need to know everything was ok.
That is until Harry backed away in disgust when his parents started to kiss. Intelligent though he may be, he was still ten. Not wanting to be forced to watch that go on, Harry walked into the TARDIS and was surprised to find someone leaning against the console.
"Hermione!" Harry exclaimed. Concerned by their son's sudden outburst the Doctor and Rose rushed inside to see it was in fact Hermione standing at the controls.
It was an older Hermione though around the age of fourteen if the Doctor had to guess.
"Ok, how you here?" the Doctor asked. "And how do you know how to fly my TARDIS?"
Hermione hummed as she seemed to be thinking about whether or not to answer. Finally, she came to a decision.
"Well here's the answer to question 1" she smirked, displaying a vortex manipulator strapped to her arm. "As for question 2; I learned from the greatest TARDIS piolet in history…."
The Doctor adopted a smug look and puffed his chest out.
Rose and Harry laughed at the blow to the Doctor's ego, as the Time Lord looked offended. Before they could ask any more questions, Hermione activated her vortex manipulator and disappeared in a flash of light.
After roughly three weeks the TARDIS was set orbiting around a supernova, using its power to send a message cross the last crack between dimension to Jackie to allow Rose and Harry to say their goodbyes.
When it worked Jackie appeared as a hologram inside the control room, appearing slightly transparent.
The Doctor watched sadly as the daughter and grandson said their goodbyes. But there was nothing he could do – not without risking the destruction of both universes anyway.
Apparently after going through the pain of being separated from her daughter and grandson, Jackie eventually made peace with Pete and had begun/resumed their relationship. Jackie was even going to have another baby soon.
As the time limit for the connection neared Jackie did have one message for the Doctor.
"Doctor, you better keep them safe and you keep her happy" Jackie threatened. "Or I promise I break whatever universe I have to just to slap you."
"You have my word, Jackie" said the Doctor, actually believing she would.
"Tell the baby stories about us Mum" said Rose. "Tell him the story of his big sister, his nephew, and the daft old alien in their big blue box."
"I will" Jackie promised, before finally fading away, as the connection cut off.
While Harry was going to miss his grandmother it didn't hit him nearly as hard as it did Rose, who finally allowed herself to cry over the loss of her mother, taking solace in the fact she was alive and happy in Pete's world.
Wanting to give what comfort he could the Doctor pulled Rose into a hug, that was quickly brought to an end when he felt Harry tugging at his sleeve.
"Yes, Harry?" he asked, but his just wordlessly pointed across the room, where they found a redheaded woman in a wedding dress standing by the doors.
"Who are you!" she demanded.
"What?" the Doctor asked, completely stunned.
"Where?" Rose started, looking around. How did she get here?
"Why?" Harry asked.
"What the hell is this place?!" the woman shouted.
"What?!" the Doctor shouted.
AN: And there you have it. This family is staying together! Thanks for reading.