THANK YOU! Thank you, thank you to every single person who has read and reviewed this story. And now we are onto the Epilogue. Quite short but there wasn't much left to cover. Details of the sequel are below the epilogue...
Overstepping the Boundaries
They had fallen asleep snuggled together in each others arms. As the morning light shined through the window, Rose stirred from her sleep. Beside her the Doctor slept on, arms wrapped round her stomach, keeping her close to his body. She gently nudged him awake, whispering his name gently.
He moaned softly against her.
Trying her best to shift round, Rose carefully pressed a kiss to his lips that jarred him from his sleep.
She grinned. "I just wanted to move."
"Away from me?" he pouted jokingly.
"No. To a more comfortable position." She answered grinning. He released her from his grip and Rose sat up, leaning against the pillows. She saw his eyes roaming over her body and felt her face flush.
"Embarrassed?" he asked, a look of concern in his eyes as he too sat up beside her.
"Sort of," she replied, not sure how to explain what she was thinking, "I…I suppose I never thought that we would do that…sleep together. It feels so weird to think that we have done, and yet…I don't know." She hesitated before continuing again. "I suppose that now it has happened, I can't come to terms with it. I never imagined that I would be in the same bed as you wearing absolutely nothing and then there's that look you're giving me is making me feel embarrassed."
"Well," he traced two fingers over her stomach, "you have got very soft skin…and you do look wonderful…I wonder why we didn't do this any sooner. I was worried of hurting you…of making you think that I only wanted you because I'm male."
She stared at him and he laughed.
"I know what you're thinking. Rose, I would never have made love to you if I didn't want to spend the rest of my life with you. It took me a long time to realise that I did love you and still more time before I realised that nothing was going to stop us being together. Even when I found my way back to you, I kept thinking that I would lose you again…but I'm going to protect you. I know I'll lose you one day…but I want you and I to be happy together before that day comes. And that's what I want to do. Keep you happy. No matter what you think about yourself, there is only one human for me and that is you."
He leaned forward kissing her.
"I understand," she whispered in reply to his speech. "You'll still lose me though."
"Until that day, we'll live our lives to the full."
She grinned, wrapping her arms around his neck. "Just promise me one thing."
"That last night was not the first last time." She smiled, watching his mouth fall open. "Well?"
"It's not." His eyes, again, roamed over her body. "Why? Do you want proof?"
She turned towards him, laying on her side. "Why not? We have all the time in the world."
He grinned and pulled her into a long passionate kiss.
But neither realised that their happiness would be short-lived. And that something was coming…something that could rip them apart forever…
EndPlease let me know what you think! Can't believe I've finally finished this but this series is not over. Details below...
Title: Love Roaming Through Time (Working title, have yet to think up a better one).
Rating: T, will be due to violence and swearing.
Genre: Angst, adventure, mystery and of course, romance. ;-)
Summary: A mysterious source of energy brings the Doctor and Jack Harkness face to face, but the reunion is short lived when Rose's life is threatened. Can the Doctor, along with Torchwood work together to save her before he loses Rose forever? And will the Doctor be able to decipher the mysterious four words, spoken to him by the Face of Boe?
Characters: Ten, Rose, Mickey, Martha, Jack Harkness and his Torchwood Team, plus some evil aliens with weird names, probably.
The first two chapters have already been written, since this story was originally going to be the sequel to 'Red Dragon' but I decided to write about how Rose and the Doctor got together first. But I do need to edit the first two chapters. Also I'll be going on holiday at the end of June and won't be back for three weeks, so I may post before I leave or may not and wait till I come back.
But does anyone have a good title they can pitch me? Since I don't think the current title (Love Roaming Through Time) works well with the summary of the story.
A really big thank you to everyone who has followed this little series since the beginning. And I hope you enjoyed the epilogue and will enjoy the sequel too (whenever I begin to post it)!
Signing out of this story,