The Doctor was fiddling with the wires underneath the console of the TARDIS when he heard a door close behind him.
"Ahhh, you're awake!" he exclaimed, leaving the wires and ducking out from under the console to turn around.
"I thought we could go to somewhere with sun and beaches. We could get ice- are you alright?" he stopped half way because Rose was standing a little far away from him, holding a tissue in her left hand and feeling her temple with her right, while trying to manage to stand up.
"Yeah, just fine." she replied before sneezing into her tissue.
Concerned, the Doctor scrambled up and went over to her. "Are you sure?" he murmured, moving her hand away from her head and lightly touching it with his own.
"You're running a temperature!" he exclaimed suddenly worried.
Rose defiantly pushed his hand away and glared at him. "I'm telling you, I'm fine!" she replied before sneezing once again with her eyes now slightly watering.
The Doctor raised his eyebrows and she immediately looked away from his gaze.
"Rose. Look at me." Shaking her head, she continued looking down at their feet.
Grabbing her face with his hands, he gently moved it so it was level with his own. "Rose" he said sternly, still holding her, she slowly met his gaze with her own glazy eyes. Solemnly, she met his gaze and found that he was genuinely worried about her. "I'm fine really, I am" she managed to get out before having a coughing fit.
Sighing, the Doctor picked her up in one big swoop and began carrying her out of the TARDIS console area.
Ignoring her protests, he carried her to her bedroom and gently put her onto the bed, resting her head on the pillow.
"Now you stay there and rest ok?" he asked, not wanting to hear the answer.
Rose, pretended to pout and that made the Doctor grin with glee. He kissed her lightly on her forehead before pulling the covers over her and tucking her in and closing the door quietly behind him.
He walked away from the door for a second before walking back and put a hand on the door of her room. "Make sure she doesn't get out ok?" he quietly asked the TARDIS which hummed in response. Smiling, he walked back towards the console room.
An hour later, after popping out to get Rose some cold tablets, ice-pack, cold drops and some hot lemon, he opened the door and announced "The Doctor is…in?" to find the bed empty and Rose nowhere to be seen.
Groaning, he put the medicine on the bed-side table and hurried out to find her. "I told you to keep an eye on her, not let her escape!" he shouted at the TARDIS, who didn't reply.
He rushed to the library and found everything still in its' place, before closing the door and turning to his right to look in the kitchen which was exactly the same as he had left it, untouched.
25 minutes later, he was at wits end.
Growling to himself, he took a moment to breathe and relax him.
He took a step forward before stopping and putting a hand on the wall, stroking it. "If you know what's good for her, you'll let me find her." he whispered, coming to a door.
Taking a deep breath, he silently turned the knob to find the TARDIS had taken him straight to the lounge room.
Walking in, he found a lump on the couch, wrapped in a mink blanket, breathing softly. Smiling, he pulled the blanket away to reveal a red nosed Rose, happily sleeping.
Gently, he brushed a hair out of her face, and sat on the edge of the couch, carefully to not wake her.
"Mpfh" came from Rose as she groggily opened her eyes and saw the Doctor peering at her with big brown puppy eyes.
"Feeling better?" he asked, softly kissing her on the head. "Mghnn, a little bit, though still have sore head." she replied, the response being not one the most understandable sentences but the Doctor got the gist of it.
With a small smile, he stroked her face, tracing his finger along the bone of her face.
"C'mon, let's get you back to bed." he announced with a grin and gently picked her up, making sure she was still wrapped in the blanket.
She didn't protest this time. She relished that she could rest her head on his chest as he carried her back.
She didn't notice when he had put her into bed, because as soon as her head hit the pillow, she was out like a light.
Though she did distinctly remember, being pulled into an embrace and being kissed lightly on the cheek before she was lulled to sleep by the hum of the TARDIS.
Later she woke up to find an arm around her waist and soft breathing in her ear.
Quietly and gently turning over, she saw the Doctor sitting up with his head on her shoulder, eyes closed and nose twitching every so often. "Feeling any better?" he said without opening his eyes.
Slightly startled, Rose grinned and grabbed his hand. "Now that your here." she replied which revealed a smile on the Doctor's face. He slowly opened his eyes and gently squeezed his hand.
Sitting up, Rose giggled and squeezed in reply. "Maybe I should get sick more often" she said cheekily, sticking her tongue out of the side of her mouth. The Doctor laughed and brushed her hair with his free hand. "Nah, I think I prefer having you better, I get lonely" he pouted, looking at Rose with puppy eyes. Rose grinned, running a hand through his hair, ruffling it.
"Get better soon, ok?" he said with a kiss on her cheek.
"Yeah, I will with you around to take care of me," she replied, with smile before squeezing his hand again and resting her head against his chest.
"How long do you intend to stay here?" he asked resting his head on hers.
"Forever…" she replied and closed her eyes.