Journey's End

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Summary: AU. My own version of events in 4x13. A little idea was spurn from when I watched the episode. Probably won't go very far, but, oh... Who knows? Davros gets more intense than The Doctor ever thought was possible. Rose discovers The Doctor's true soul and as time goes on; will they pull together, or push each other way?

Pairing:

10/Rose

Maybe slightly Donna/Jack

Other: More inspiration from Rihanna's new song; Disturbia... It's really good. Also, it'll go a lot like the script apart from a couple parts, and I'll change little parts. Didn't we all hate that episode? What a rip-off... Anyway...

R&R! x


Prologue

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"Activate the holding cells" Davros barked.

The holding cells appeared like spotlights over the Doctor and Rose, who had been placed standing a few feet from one another.

Davros rolled towards The Doctor on his chair "Excellent... Even when powerless, a Time Lord is best contained".

"Still scared of me, then?" The Doctor replied.

He touched the edge of the holding cell with the palm of his hand and it rippled with blue light. Rose frowned and did the same.

"It is time we talked, Doctor" Davros continued "After so very long—".

"No, no, no, no, no" The Doctor interrupted impatiently "We're not doing the nostalgia tour. I want to know what's happening right here, right now, 'cause the Supreme Dalek said 'vault', yeah?" he turned, taking in his surroundings "As in, dungeon. Cellar. Prison..." he broke off, knowingly "You're not in charge of the Daleks, are you? They've got you locked away down here in the basement, like, what, a servant? Slave? Court jester?".

"We have... an arrangement" Davros interrupted.

"No, no, no, no, no, no, no" The Doctor laughed mockingly "I've got the word. You're the Dalek's pet!".

Davros moved away from him, to Rose "So very full of fire, is he not? And to think, you crossed entire universes, striding parallel to parallel to find him again".

"Leave her alone" The Doctor gritted coldly with anger.

Davros looked to Rose "She is mine. To do as I please".

"Then why am I still alive?" Rose challenged.

"You must be here" Davros replied "It was foretold. Even the Supreme Dalek would not dare to contradict the prophesies of Dalek Caan".

He pressed a button on his control panel, throwing light onto Dalek Caan, on his platform.

"So cold and dark" Dalek Caan sing-songed insanely "Fire is coming... the endless flames...".

"What is that thing?" Rose asked The Doctor.

"You've met before" The Doctor replied "The last of the Cult of Skaro. But it flew into the Time War, unprotected".

"Caan did more than that" Davros added "He saw Time. It's infinite complexity and majesty raging through his mind. And... he saw you. Both of you".

The Doctor and Rose glanced at one another. She tried to get those emotions that she had felt for the torturous time apart into his eyes, tried to get him to understand just how much she needed him.

"This I have foreseen in the wild and the wind" Caan interrupted their moment "The Doctor will be here, as witness, at the end of everything. The Doctor and his precious Children of Time!" he giggled madly "And one of them will die...!".

"Was it you, Caan?" The Doctor could barely contain his rage "Did you kill Donna? Why did the TARDIS door close? Tell me!".

"Oh, that's it!" Davros cried, delighted "The end, the fire, the rage of a Time Lord who butchered millions. There he is. Why so shy? Show your companion... Show her your true self..." The Doctor couldn't answer or even bare to look at Rose as Davros peered at him "Dalek Caan has promised me that, too".

"I have seen it" Dalek Caan added madly "At the time of ending, the Doctor's soul will be revealed".

"What does that mean?" The Doctor asked; unnerved. He doesn't want his true self to be revealed, especially not to Rose.

"We will discover it together..." Davros replied "Our final journey. Because the ending approaches. The testing begins..." he turns away.

"Testing of what?" The Doctor edges on, wants to know, needs to know...

Davros turned back to answer "The Reality Bomb" his gravelly voice echoed.

The Doctor still wouldn't look at Rose, even as her eyes tried to seek out his. She needed him to see her. To see that she needed him. She wanted him.

Damn it, he was ignoring her.

"What's that?" The Doctor barked "What's the Reality Bomb? What is it!?".

"Take them down to the cellars" Davros told two Daleks "Use the chains" his eyes drew to The Doctor "I really have other plans to get to work with, Doctor... Be seeing you".

The holding cell lights fell off The Doctor and Rose and suddenly the two Daleks were pushing them towards stairs.

The Doctor glanced at Rose, who was now ignoring him. He sighed and began walking down the stairs behind her. He'd ignored her and now she was mad. Maybe not mad... Hurt, even?

His hand reached out to touch her shoulder, his fingers trembling.

"You will decease your intimate contact" a Dalek barked.

Rose turned sharply and stared at The Doctor's retracted hand. Her eyes burned over with a flickering desire and just when he was going to open his mouth—

"You will move" the other Dalek barked.

Rose turned and began walking again, The Doctor looking down at his feet as he followed her. Maybe this was one of the times where he couldn't save everyone.