AUTHORS NOTE: Hi! Thanks to Helena012 on youtube for posting all the episodes I hadn't seen so that I could write this! Ta!
Rose turned as an almost transclucent image of the Doctor appeared, holding James to his chest, the baby wrapped in his favorite red blanket, sleeping quietly. Rose jogged forward, her arms outstrectched for the child, only to have the Doctor shake his head, stilling her instantly with those sad eyes.
She stopped, slipping slightly in the wet sand, still peering at the baby, "Where are you?" she asked.
"Inside the Tardis," the Doctor said, shifting James, rocking him gently as his big blue eyes began to open. "There's one tiny little gap in the universe left. Just about to close. And it takes alot of power to send this projection, i'm in orbit around a supernova," he smiled distantly, "I'm burning up a sun just to say goodbye."
Rose bit her lip, gesturing at the Doctor and James, "You look like ghosts," she said quietly.
The Doctor reached into his pocket with his free hand and pulled out the sonic screwdriver, "Hold on," he said, adeptly using one hand to switch the settings on the screwdriver. He pointed it towards where Rose knew the control console would be, his image and James instantly becoming solid.
"Can I touch-" Rose asked, her hand hovering over her babies pale cheek.
He shook his head, looking down at him with those sad brown eyes, "We're still just an image," he swallowed and looked down at James, "No touch."
"Can't you come through properly? Send James at least?" she pleaded, looking up at him, her fingers still lingering over her babies cheek.
"The whole thing would fracture. Two universes would collapse."
"So?" she asked, a fierce longing filing her eyes as she looked at her family, the man she loved and their child.
He chuckled, even though they both knew it was no joke, she looked away first, swiping her flying hair out of her face as she took a calming breath. He peered down at her until she looked back at him, her brown eyes filled with unshed tears. The Doctor looked around suddenly, "Where are we? Where did the gap come out?" he asked.
"We're in Norway," she said, her voice cracking, her lower lip trembling as her eyes traveled over the contors of James's face.
The Doctor nodded absently, "Norway, right."
They fell quiet, their line of conversation stilted as they both looked at their child, "I've missed you so much," Rose said, looking up at the Doctor, "Both of you."
"I know, I know," the Doctor said his own tears already threatening to spill over.
"How long have we got?" she gasped out, swiping her tears off her cheeks.
"I don't know what to say," she sobbed, her fingers ghosting over every available inch of the Doctor and James. "I love you both so much," she cried, "Make sure he knows how much I love him, please, Doctor, promise me!"
"I do, I promise, I'll tell him every day," the Doctor whispered, leaning towards Rose, knowing that she wanted one good look at her child.
"And you, oh darling, I miss you, I want to hold you, I love you," she told the baby, staring into the babies open blue eyes. James, sensing his mothers distress through the void began to wail tragically, fat wet tears running down his cheeks. "No, no, sh, please don't cry, I love you, I love you more then anything!" Rose looked up at the Doctor tears streaming down her face, "I love you," she told him.
He smiled sadly, nodding, "Quite right too," he said, "I love you too, Rose Tyler, I love you," he looked down at the screaming baby in his arms, "I'll tell him all about you, how wonderful you are. How brilliant. Do you hear me?" He looked up at her, "I love you-"
And his image went away, leaving Rose on the beach, leaving her to collapse on the wet sand, sobbing through her hoarse throat, her mothers arms encircling her seconds later.
DISCLAIMER: If it were mine you'd be crying every week...