The Problem With Female Companions

By Kate Carter

Disclaimer: "Doctor Who" is not mine, and alas, neither is David Tennant (but he's welcome to be, if he wants!) (oops!…umm, word of warning…watch where you're at when you start drooling over sexy guys, I just got it all over my keyboard… ;-) ).

Originally intended to be longer, but then I got stalled, so it wound up at this length. Who knows, I may continue it someday, but I have to finish my other stories first.

"So, where to next?" Rose asked innocently as she bounced into the control room. Too innocently, the Doctor thought.

He looked at her suspiciously. "Why? What do you want?"

She went into full-blown "innocent" mode. "What makes you think I want anything?" she said, batting her eyelashes at him.

"You're batting your eyelashes at me. You only do that when you want something," he pointed out.

She instantly switched from "innocent" to "guilty." "Yeah, I might, er, might need to stop by a store and get a few things."

"No," he said, turning around. He grinned to himself, knowing what was coming up.

"No?" Her tone was full of shock. "What do you mean, no?"

"No," he repeated.

"Why not?"

"Because you're going to get way too much stuff. And you'll get junk food."

Now Rose was confused. "But you like junk food."

He turned to her. "I love junk food. But you're irritating whenever you come off a sugar high."

She snorted. "I'm irritating?" she asked incredulously. Her expression quickly turned irritated. "Fine. You can get me what I need. Because they're essentials, and I can't go without them." She pulled a piece of paper out of her pocket and threw it at him, huffing in irritation when it fluttered weakly to the floor. She turned and walked out of the room.

The Doctor bent down and picked the paper up, unfolding it. He put on his glasses (which Rose secretly thought of as the "sexy glasses" although he didn't know it) and read it.

- Tampons

- Chocolate

- Chemical hot packs

- Midol

The Doctor gulped. Maybe he should have just let Rose go shopping after all.

BLURB: I'm starting a DW bulletin board that's going to be primarily Doctor/Rose oriented. I'm planning to include space for pretty much everything. If you would be interested in joining this board, or would have suggestions for what you would like to see, please review this and mention it in your review!