Extreme Time Twist

by Lumendea

Chapter One: Back to Basics I

Disclaimer: I do not own Doctor Who and gain nothing from the creation of this story

AN: This story is the sequel of To the Past From the Future, if you haven't read that you will be confused. Please enjoy and review!

Rose smiled at her husband, the Doctor, across the small square table lit by candles. They were enjoying a rare night to themselves out for dinner in Cardiff. Granted it wasn't usually their first date choice, but the TARDIS was recharging and the city was familiar enough to almost feel safe. Thankfully the Doctor had chosen a different restaurant than the one he'd taken Blon to all those years ago. Rose sighed happily and the Doctor beamed at her, no doubt understanding her ease in the peaceful stillness of the restaurant.

The one really nice things about Cardiff was Jack. The moment they'd arrived and parked next to Torchwood's lift Jack had come up to say hi. Then he'd happily volunteered himself and Martha for babysitting duty for their five children: Alex, Abby, James, Sam and Diana. Taking a bite of her pasta, Rose sighed happily, savoring the peaceful atmosphere of the restaurant. She loved her children, the universe knew she loved them because when it tried to threaten them it wasn't the Doctor who was the greatest threat, but moments like this were beyond wonderful too.

Reaching across the table, the Doctor squeezed Rose's hand gently and grinned happily as she smiled at him. His grin widened when his wife softly said, "I love you Doctor."

Grinning at her, he leaned across the table and brushed a kiss to her lips softly. Since they were in public it was just a soft quick kiss, but it said what it needed to. Sitting back, he ignored the people looking at them with smiles, they probably thought they were newly weds or something. Nope, she had been married to him for more than fifteen years, only a few years after he got her back. That had been something of surprise despite Rose sort of knowing that he'd marry her eventually. She'd kind of figured it would happen right before he had to see her Mum aain.

"I love you, Rose Tyler," he told her with a smile.

Sighing happily, Rose sat back and smiled as she said, "It's nice to have a night to ourselves." Shaking her head at the Doctor's enthusiastic nod, Rose chuckled and added, "The last time we tried to have a night out we just found trouble."

She watched him frown, knowing that he was trying to call up the right memory. The moment he found it she knew it by the grin that took over his face.

"That revolution on Vexwer," he informed her with a grin.

"You started that revolution Doctor," Rose said, raising an eyebrow, "Then you nearly got us killed on the moon Triton if you recall"

Her husband shrugged and explained, "So we landed in 3813 instead of 2813 when Triton had fallen out of contact with Earth and had regressed back to deranged primitives," the Doctor pouted and Rose just shook her head at him. "It wasn't like I was trying to go there Rose. It serves as a wonderful example of the difference a thousand years can make."

Suddenly, Rose noticed the Doctor flinch across from her as he grabbed the edges of the table. His knuckles were white as he grit his teeth to avoid attracting extra attention. "Time Ripple," he hissed to her, "It will pass." Rose bit her lip and made herself sit still for a moment longer as the Doctor slowly relaxed. Seeing the worried look on her face, the Doctor smiled at her and took her hand and quickly reassured her, "It's over love, I'm fine."

Exhaling in relief, Rose nodded, but motioned for their waiter to bring their check over. There was a strange sense of confusion in her mind like she was forgetting something. They quickly paid for their dinner and started back to the TARDIS at a rather fast walking pace. Rose kept a tight hold on the Doctor's hand. Around them the soft light of the Plass were soothing, but Rose couldn't quiet shake the feeling that she was missing something. It was like an itch or having a word on the tip of your tongue.

"Are you sure you're alright," she questioned gently as the TARDIS came into view. "I haven't seen you like that since..." Rose trailed off and frowned for a moment before gasping and spinning to look at the Doctor. "Wait you said Time Ripple!"

The Doctor nodded with confused eyes, but answered her quickly, "Yes Rose."

"You mean like last time?" Rose asked gently, "Right before..."

The Doctor nodded calmly and squeezed her hand and gently said, "Don't worry, I'm sure-"

The Doctor was cut off by Rose's cell phone ringing. She dug into her purse frantically, knowing that only a few people had that number and they only called in emergencies. Frowning in concern when Jack's name appeared on the caller id, Rose flipped open the phone, "What is it Jack?"

"Rose..." Jack trailed off on the other end, "Rose the kids are gone."

Her eyes widened and she gasped, "What do you mean gone?"

The Doctor blinked in surprise at the conversation.

"Martha and I were watching them but then all five of them just vanished while we were getting them some dinner. We thought they were just hiding, but I've scanned the Hub and they aren't here. I don't know-"

The Doctor took the phone from Rose and smiled at her gently as he rushed to reassure their friend. "Calm down Jacki," he winked at her as he started talking to Jack, "We know where they are."

"You do?" Jack asked, clearly surprised.

Nodding to his wife, the Doctor replied, "Relax Jack, the kids are fine and in safe hands," he chuckled as Rose giggled and added, "Ours."