Author's Note: Thanks to the reviewers of chapter 4: Yofa The Talking Muskrat, Starlight, Dreamcatcher49, and Son of a Whitebeard. Also thanks ahead of times to anyone who reviews after this.
IMPORTANT! This is the last chapter, but it is only the first story in my "Adventures of Rose Tyler in Time and Space" series. So here is the deal. I have some ideas for like, three more stories, but I want to have more than that. So I need your help. I would love some ideas for, for example, a plot, villain, alien, planet, and/or a historic event (time zone). If I think I can write it into the series successfully, then congratz because you will get a story dedicated to you.
"Oh, Emily. I'm going to miss you so much!" I squealed, hugging her tightly. She hugged me back.
"I'm going to miss you too Rose." She said in a fierce whisper directly into my ear. "I'm so glad I met you." I grinned and released her from my grip. "I hope that you and John reach your destination with little trouble from the war."
"Thanks. I'm sure we'll be fine."
"I am sure you will be. It is obviously that you care about each other very much." I blushed, remembering my almost kiss with the Doctor last night that Emily had witnessed. She smiled knowingly at me.
"Hey, what about you?" She quirked an eyebrow in surprise and confusion. "You gunna' go and find your man after all this is over?" She smiled softly and looked at her shoes.
"If we lose the war. I will go where ever my master tell me to."
"And if you win?" She smiled widely and looked up, a new light in her eyes.
"Then nothing could keep me from finding my love once more." I grinned at her sudden and new found confidence.
"Who are you and what have you done with timid little Emily I met yesterday?" She just just shook her head; lost for an answer.
"Come on then." She said bustling me toward the flap of the tent. I quickly grabbed the bundle of clothes I had hidden when I changed into a dress and apron.
"But your dress!" I protested.
"Keep it." She dismissed. "Come on, your companion awaits." I smiled. I had been busy taking care of the sick and injured soldiers in the other tent all day and I hadn't seem the Doctor since he had been released from Surge's care. But I had heard the report from Emily. His wound was closing up nicely, but he would probably still have a scar to show off. Surge also called him the fastest healer he had ever seen. Colonel Chamberlain told him that he had served well and earned his freedom. Apparently, the Doctor had taken his bullet for him in a "selfless act of bravery". I suspected that the Doctor only jumped in front of him because he knew that history said Chamberlain wasn't shot. The Doctor declined any sort of recognition for his actions, but requested that he and I be able to walk back to the TARDIS "our blue carriage" unescorted. The Doctor was waiting for me there.
"Thanks, you're a good friend." She just laughed at me.
"Come on!" She pushed me out of the tent as we laughed together. She gave me one last hug. "I've got to go back and look after my patients. Good-bye, Rose. I hope we meet again."
"Yeah, me too. Bye then." She pulled away and disappeared, I turned around and made my way towards the TARDIS. I weaved my way carefully through groups of soldiers who were hugging, and laughing, and laughing, and crying, many of whom wouldn't survive to see their war won, and I eventually escaped the camp all together. I found myself in a field. I quickly ran over a hill and saw the TARDIS sitting just as we had left it. I was nearly there, when the door opened and the Doctor stepped out. It was the first time I had seen him standing on his own since before his injury. He was still wearing his blue uniform bottoms and had the jacket draped haphazardly. His chest was bare but for the gauze and wrappings around his wound and he was smiling so broadly at me that I felt my heart flutter.
I ran into his arms. He picked me up and spun me around, laughing, while he hugged me. His jacket fell of his shoulders and on to the ground but we didn't care. After a couple of minutes of swinging and hugging and laughing and twirling he set me back on the ground. I let out an involuntary sigh at the loss of his touch as he bent down to pick up his jacket. He dusted it off and draped it over his right arm before grabbing my right hand with his left and lacing our fingers together.
"Read to go then?" He asked, nodding his head towards the open TADIS doors. I nodded.
"Where do you want to go?" he asked as we walked inside and shut the doors.
"I have an idea."
"Emily!" I called running out of the TARDIS. Emily's head snapped up from her book.
"Rose!" she exclaimed standing up and running over to me. I gave her a hug. "Look! I'm learning to read." She held up her book.
"And did you hear? We won the war. I'm a free woman!"
"Are you wearing the dress I gave you?" I grinned sheepishly and changed the subject, not wanting to try to explain time travel to a girl who was just learning to read.
"So how have you been? What have you been up to?"
"I've been great." She paused and looked down at her shoes. "Although..." She trailed off.
"What?" I asked, concerned for my friend's happiness. She looked up at me with sad eyes.
"It's Gabe. He was reported missing in action. No one has seen or heard from him." I smiled,
"Yeah, about that. He went missing from action, but only because he was found by someone else." She sniffled.
"You can come out now!" I yelled and the door opened. Out stepped a tall, dark, good looking man in uniform with a brilliantly white smile juxtaposed against his chocolate colored face. Emily dropped her book in shock and it thudded to the ground.
"Gabe!" And then they were running towards each other and hugging. I smiled and looked at the Doctor who was peeking his head out of the doors and smiling at the couple. He caught my gaze and jerked his head back and his chin up in a move that clearly meant 'you did good, but its time to go'. I shook my head at him and walked over. Talking his hand we entered out time machine we called home,; waiting to see where it would take us next.
Author's Note: And so the first story of "The Adventures of Rose Tyler in Time and Space" comes to a close, but there is more to come 9each one getting more and more focused on a 'more than friends' aspect of the Doctor and Rose's relationship. Please make sure you read the author's note at the top because I need your ideas. Thanks for reading.
Until next time,