I said on the previous chapter, that it was the last, and I said thank-you to everyone, and that still applies!
Rhosyn is pronounced "Ross-in" by the way.. It looks kinda alien, but it's actually Rose in Welsh. :o)
And to the epilogue...
3 years later…
"Ow ow owww, Rhosyn, don't pull daddy's ears please," the Doctor pleaded, his 18 month daughter held high up on his chest in his left arm, while he fiddled with the dials on the console with his right hand.
Little Rhosyn simply gurgled happily and continued to tug at the Doctor's ear and his hair, ruffling it slightly.
At the sound of the Doctor complaining, Rose looked up from where she was sat, having a few moments of well deserved relaxation. She smiled up at them. They were so cute together, the two most important people in her life, right there with her. The Doctor was actually becoming domesticated, and their lovely daughter Rhosyn was absolutely perfect. She had Jackie's nose, and the Doctor's eyes, deep pools of chocolate that glistened with the laughter emitting from her as she attempted to dismember her father.
"Come on, give her here," she walked over to the Doctor, arms outstretched and Rhosyn turned and practically fell into her mothers arms.
"Thanks, I was attempting to get the TARDIS back on course for home, and this little one," he said, reaching his hand over and tickling his little daughter lightly so she gurgled delightedly, "wasn't helping."
"Why're we going to Earth?" Rose enquired, hefting Rhosyn higher up her hip.
"It's a surprise," the Doctor said, smirking slightly.
He turned slightly so he was facing his girls directly.
'Ol' girl, you couldn't do me a huge favour could you?' the Doctor thought, telepathically talking to the TARDIS.
'Thanks, play pen for Rhosyn for a few minutes?'
She hummed again, and a small play pen appeared by the captains chair.
The Doctor smiled, and took his daughter from Rose, and lowered her into the play pen. He stood up straight, and moved towards Rose.
He put his arms around her waist bringing her into him, and she looped her arms around his neck. He leant down and lightly kissed her.
"I love you," he whispered, looking into her eyes.
"I love you too," She said back, leaning up to kiss him again, but he raised his hand from her waist and placed a finger on her lips. Rose looked slightly put out, but the Doctor began to speak.
"3 years ago today, you came back to me, came back into my life, and once again saved me, ultimately from myself. Since then, my love for you has grown and grown, and I hope yours has for me." He paused, and Rose nodded, her gaze so direct and intent and that she hadn't realised that the TARDIS had landed, as the Doctor had fixed the 'landing gear' while Rose was pregnant, and it no longer crashed to the ground.
The Doctor took her hand and led her to the doorway, walking backwards his gaze never leaving Rose's.
They reached the doors and he spoke again.
"You were brought back to me for a reason Rose, and I'm not prepared to let you go again." They walked out of the doors to find themselves on Hampstead Heath, at the top of the hill, the sun settling in the distance, casting a low romantic orange glow across them.
The Doctor took her other hand in his.
"You are my everything Rose, you and Rhosyn, I love you both with both of my hearts, which is why…" he paused, swallowing the lump rising in his throat, "which is why I need to say this." He rummaged in his pocket, and the sun's orange glow radiated off his face, he lowered himself to one knee.
"Rose Marion Tyler, I love you, I love you so much, which is why, with the sun, the moon and the stars as my witnesses," he said pointing in their various directions, "I ask you this. Will you marry me, and make me the happiest man in the history of time?"
Rose stood, shocked, tears silently falling down her cheeks. The Doctor, her Doctor, the man she loved, had just proposed, and she was just standing there.
Swallowing the lump in her throat, she lowered herself to her knees, making herself level with him.
"Oh Doctor! From the moment I met you, till the moment I die, I will love you with all my heart and soul. Forever. Being separated from you almost killed me, but being reunited has revived me. I have everything I'd ever wanted," her tears falling fast now, "A man I love, and with whom I have a beautiful daughter." The Doctor's eyes were overflowing by now, tears cascading down his cheeks, "and I would be truly honoured to be your wife."
They both grinned at each other, and the Doctor leant in for a kiss, a kiss to bind the commitment they were going to make to each other. It was a long and passionate kiss, each of them pouring all their love for the other in every movement of their lips.
The TARDIS hummed, and the Doctor pulled back from the kiss.
He pulled a ring from his pocket. It was beautiful, a silver band with a second band entwined around it. On top, there was a small stone, turquoise and glowing, with two smaller stones either side.
Rose gasped. It was the most beautiful thing she'd ever seen. He held it out to her, and she gladly gave him her left hand, allowing him to slip in onto her finger.
"It's made from the TARDIS," he explained, "Inside that stone is part of the vortex. If we ever get separated again Rose, remove the stone and I can find you – wherever you are – even on a parallel planet." He smiled a the look on Rose's face as she gawped at it.
She was completely lost for words. Her head was telling her to say something witty like "gorgeous and useful, it's perfect" so he could reply with some adorably cute comment, but she couldn't seem to get the words out. Instead she simply stared at it and then at him as though she'd not seen him in forever. She pulled herself together just enough so that she could reach up and old his face in her hands as she kissed him.
The kiss deepened and Rose felt the Doctor's hands, one moving over her lower back, the other in her hair.
But, as is sod's law, they were interrupted by the sound of crying coming from the inside of the TARDIS.
"Rhosyn!" Rose cried, scrambling to her feet pulling the Doctor up with her, She ran into the TARDIS to find her daughter holding herself upright with the side of the playpen, crying because she was lonely.
"It's okay sweetheart, mummy's here."
And as Rose picked up her crying child, Rhosyn stopped crying, and instead said "mummy"
Rose looked at her daughter and then at the Doctor, her jaw dropped in shock mixed with a smile.
"She.. she said 'mummy'!" Rose said pure happiness and shock in her voice.
The Doctor beamed.
"Clever little girl we've got here," and he walked over towards them, and enfolded his two girls in a huge hug.
The TARDIS made a noise almost like a sigh. The Doctor, her Doctor was happy. At last.
A/N: Okay – that really is the end now!
Thanks to everyone like I said before, it means more than you could imagine that you like this story!