Ooh you make me live
Whatever this world can give to me
It's you you're all I see
Ooo you make me live now honey
Ooo you make me live

The Doctor pushed his glasses up his nose and glanced at the screen on the TARDIS, checking Rose was still asleep and ok. He'd been fixing things on the console for the past few hours but something made him stop now.

He took a swig of the cup of tea and pondered the first time he'd met Rose. The Time War had affected him badly and he hadn't recovered very well, but somehow she'd made everything seem that little bit better.

After that they'd had several adventures before she'd finally asked and he'd finally had to explain. The Doctor hadn't thought about the Time War since he'd first met Rose and he'd found that it had become a distant memory, something that didn't matter when he was with Rose.

Ooh you're the best friend that I ever had
I've been with you such a long time
You're my sunshine and I want you to know
That my feelings are true
I really love you
Oh you're my best friend

The Doctor sat down on the chair in the console room, propping his feet up and continued to drink his tea. He didn't notice Rose wake up and wander towards the console room. The Doctor got the shock of his life when she cleared her throat and he almost spilt his tea everywhere causing Rose to giggle.

"Sorry," she whispered sitting next to him. He put his now almost empty cup down and wrapped his arm round her waist.

"It's alright," he said as she leant against him. "What's up?"

"Couldn't sleep," Rose shrugged.

"Something bothering you?" The Doctor asked brushing a strand of hair off Rose's face. He was afraid in case Rose was still made at him over the Madam De Pompadour incident the other day. She hadn't been very pleased when the Doctor had come clean.

"Well," Rose paused for a moment. "I'm kinda scared that my best friend doesn't like me very much at the minute 'cause I acted like an idiot over this woman from the eighteenth century."

The Doctor smiled to himself slightly and chuckled.

"You weren't an idiot," the Doctor said. "And I do like you. You wouldn't be my best friend if I didn't."

"But I was acting stupid," Rose said. "There was no need for me to go off on one."

"You were just jealous," the Doctor joked.

"Yeah I was," Rose blurted out before she could stop herself.

"Really?" The Doctor asked.

Rose turned to look at him and nodded, smiling slightly.

"To be honest, I didn't kiss her because I found her attractive," the Doctor admitted. "It was more a connection we shared. She was lonely as a child and she found out that I was the same. We just shared the same misery and I guess I we just needed that moment to confirm we weren't alone."

"So, what kind of person are you attracted to?" Rose asked cheekily.

"Beautiful, smart, friendly," the Doctor began to reel off qualities.

"Blonde and twenty?" Rose said quietly, her face inches from the Doctor's.

"Yeah," the Doctor said, eyes glancing from Rose's own to her lips.

"Doctor," Rose swallowed.

"Mm?" The Doctor asked, his nose almost touching Rose's.

"I love you," she whispered.

"I love you too," the Doctor replied ducking his head to kiss Rose.

Ooo you make me live

Ooh I've been wandering round
But I still come back to you
In rain or shine
You've stood by me, girl
I'm happy at home
You're my best friend

Rose melted into the Doctor straight away, all thoughts of Madam De Pompadour gone. She didn't care that he'd kissed another woman, all that mattered was here and now and the touch of the Doctor's hand cupping her cheek.

He ran his tongue along the bottom of Rose's lip making her shiver as he requested entrance which she gladly gave. She'd been waiting for this moment for so long that it almost didn't seem real.

She finally felt she'd found home, her soul mate was connecting with her in such a way she'd never been able to with anyone else. Even with Mickey it had been more a case of 'I should be with someone like him' she never really loved him. But the Doctor was so much more than a man he was her best friend, her world, her everything.

Ooo you make me live
Whenever this world is cruel to me
I got you to help me forgive
Ooo you make me live now honey
Ooo you make me live

The Doctor could feel all his pent up frustration and love for Rose being let out in that one kiss. Rose was the one person he would give anything to or for, even his own life.

She was his equal. He had had a temper in his previous incarnation and when the Dalek had threatened to kill her he'd thought nothing of destroying it. After all, not only were the Dalek's responsible for the Time War, destroying his home and his family, but the last one was now attempting to kill Rose Tyler, the smartest, most fantastic person he'd ever met.

But Rose had shown him that destroying the Dalek wasn't the way. She proved to the Doctor that taking the moral high ground and walking away was better. Rose had proved to have a smarter outlook on life and the Doctor instantly fell in love with her kind nature and soft touch.

You're the first one
When things turn out bad
You know I'll never be lonely
You're my only one
And I love the things
I really love the things that you do
You're my best friend

Rose bought a hand up to the Doctor's face, caressing it gently as she moved closer. They were always meant to be together and this kiss was proof. The one thing that had worried her the most when she first travelled with the Doctor was if they got separated. She couldn't stand the thought that he'd have no one to hold his hand or that he'd long for his kind and feel alone without them. But Rose knew now they'd never be lonely as long as they had each other.

Ooo you make me live

I'm happy at home
You're my best friend
Oh
Oh you're my best friend
Ooo you make me live
You you're my best friend

The Doctor pulled back for a moment to gaze at Rose. He grinned and she smiled back.

"You know Rose," the Doctor said quietly. "I never had someone like you before."

"Neither have I," Rose admitted hugging him.

"Best not to mention it to your mother," the Doctor said and Rose nodded.

"So what are we?" She asked. "If Mum asks."

"Best friend," the Doctor grinned, dipping his head to kiss her again.