Romana walked over to Sarah Jane who was waiting by her car that was parked several yards away from the TARDIS. She turned to see Romana approach. Sarah watched her with a solemn look on her face.
"I suppose this is goodbye."
Sarah Jane glanced at the TARDIS where the Doctor was currently in a rather heated, but friendly argument with Donna.
"I'm glad you two made up. The Doctor and you need each other."
Romana was cut off by Sarah Jane pulling her into a big hug, "I'll miss you. So will Luke, and Rani, and Clyde."
Sarah Jane was tearing up and Romana started getting extremely uncomfortable.
"Romana, you meant a lot to me. More than you know." Sarah Jane laughed shakily, "If you're ever in the neighborhood, maybe you could stop by, and say 'hi'? I mean, I knew you'd leave eventually...I just didn't think it would be so soon...I'm..."
"I'm not going anywhere, Sarah Jane." Romana said plainly, not able to deal with seeing the woman pour her heart out needlessly anymore than she had to.
Sarah Jane's eye widened in surprise, "What? Why?"
Romana smirked, "Those are two very good questions. First, I said that I'm staying on Earth with you. That is, if you'll have me. And why? Well, because I felt like it, I suppose."
"Of course I will have you, Romana! You needn't even ask! But, don't Time Lords hate being stuck... 'taking the long way'? I know the Doctor hated being cooped up during his exile here."
The Time Lady chuckled, "Yes, well. I don't know if this escaped your notice or not, Sarah Jane. But, I'm not the Doctor."
Sarah Jane smiled, "No, it didn't, Romana."
"Good. I'd hate to think you were only friends with me because you're still hung up on the Doctor." Romana winked.
Sarah Jane's mouth dropped at Romana's jibe. She put her hands on her hips with a playful smirk that Romana returned, "Hey! I don't take cheek from anyone, missy. Time Lords, included!"
"That's not what I heard. K-9 told me of this one time he caught you and the Doctor..."
Sarah Jane's face turned bright red, "I made K-9 promise not to tell anyone about that!"
"Yes, well I can be very persuasive."
Romana smirked as she came around to the passenger side door, "Or maybe K-9 just likes me better."
The human woman scowled, "You take that back! He does not! He's my dog, not yours."
She laughed, "I had a K-9 as my companion for hundreds of years, Sarah Jane. I have an intimate knowledge of how he functions."
"Alright fine, indulge me." Sarah Jane frowned, "How did you get him to tell you?"
Romana opened the car door and smiled at Sarah Jane smugly, "I told him that you said it was alright."
Sarah Jane scowled, "You lied to him?!? You lied to him, just to get him to tell you intimate secrets about me, that were none of your business?"
They both got into the car. Romana had a big grin on her face and Sarah Jane was frowning, but Romana could see the amusement in her eyes.
"I'm a Time Lady, Sarah Jane." Romana raised an eyebrow, "Not a saint."
"Yes, I'm beginning to see that."