Disclaimer: I do not own anything of this, even though I wish I did. (Title suggested by Rose Eclipe ^_~)

Author's note: There will be more of a story too, hopefully, maybe, someday. And also an Ave Q song, but you'll have to wait and see! ;-) I have most of the songs planned out, but you can always try to convince me to add another song or show. Banana points if you give me the titles of the original songs.


The TARDIS is parked in Cardiff, coincidentally right above Torchwood. The Doctor's sitting alone inside the ship, playing a bit on his guitar and looking depressed. He sighs. Plays a bit more. Then starts singing.

On a cold Christmas evening on a ship bound for London
I met up with this waitress; we were gazing at the sky
She told me about travelling, to the stars and different planets, I said:
I have a blue police box, you should come and see her fly

But she fell into the engines where she died, I couldn't save her,
And she's travelling now forever, still that's better I suppose
Than losing your memory, your friends and all your family,
Or living on a parallel world, with a clone of me, like Rose.

So, I now know not to hold em, know when to fold em,
I know I'll walk away and know I'll run.
I'll never count my companions when I'm sitting in the TARDIS.
There's always too much time for counting when the travelling's done.

Now every Timelord knows that the secret to companions
Is to stick to your TARDIS and just maybe a tin pet
Cause humans are so mortal, so curious and headstrong
That if you're not too careful, they'll end up in… *cough* They'll end up being dead.

So when I've finished travelling, I'll turn away from earthlings
And spend my life in peace, in my own little part of space,
I'll read Hamlet, solve whodunnits, with no humans there to bug me,
With the Lion King and K9, I know it will be ace.

Because, I know not to hold em, know when to fold em,
I know I'll walk away and know I'll run.
I'll never count my companions when I'm sitting in the TARDIS.
There's always too much time for counting when the travelling's done.

Yes, I know not to hold em, know when to fold em,
I know I'll walk away and know I'll run.
I'll never count my companions when I'm sitting in the TARDIS.
There's always too much time for counting when the travelling's done.