A/N: This is it...the end...the final chapter...where ALL is revealed! Enjoy!
The Doctor walked hand-in-hand with Rose back to the Powell Estate, pushing a sleeping Lily in her stroller. He was dreading his coming visit with Jackie. She'd probably knock him senseless! They reached the door, Rose pulled it open, and ran in.
"Mum! Dad! He's back! He came back!" She yelled as she ran to the living room. Jackie and Pete jumped up and Rose hugged her mother. "I told you he'd come back! I told you Mum!" Rose was crying now. She turned and hugged Pete. Jackie stared down The Doctor who was holding her grand-daughter.
"Outside! Now!" Jackie yelled at The Doctor. They all stood silent for a moment. The Doctor handed Lily off to Rose and followed Jackie out the front door. She turned to face him, the most stern look in her eyes. He braced himself, ready for the slap. Instead, she threw her arms around his neck and hugged him tight.
"Where the hell have you been?" She asked. The Doctor stood stock-still thinking this was a joke. Jackie pulled back and looked at him. "Well? Where've you been?"
"In the TARDIS. It sorta died right after I left. It was only five minutes for me," He said sadly. "I missed a whole year of Rose's life though." The Doctor said as he leaned against the railing.
"It wasn't easy for her, you know," Jackie leaned beside him. "I thought I was going to lose her simply to the depression of loosing you again. She tried calling the TARDIS but it never picked up. Even had Martha call and the same thing. She didn't eat for the longest. Not much at least. Once she found out she was pregnant though, it was like she'd found a new reason for living. I begged her not to have it. We all did! I knew she couldn't handle loosing a third child on top of loosing you." Jackie laughed. "But you know Rose! Stubborn as ever!"
"Yea, I wonder where she got that from," The Doctor said with a laugh. Jackie slapped his arm.
"Alright, let's get back to your wife and my gran-baby!" Jackie took a step toward the door. The Doctor stepped after her then she stopped. She turned back to him and slapped him across the face.
"Oi! What was that for?" The Doctor asked, rubbing his face.
"I can't have them thinking I went easy on you!" She said with a smile as she walked back inside. The Doctor mumbled under his breath as he followed her. Rose was sitting on the couch beside Pete, feeding Lily.
"Now are you ready to go back to the TARDIS?" The Doctor asked. Rose grinned up at him. She stood up, handed Lily off to him, and ran to her room. She came back out carrying every bag she had taken with her and a few more for Lily. They all laughed.
"NOW I'm ready to go!" Rose hugged her mother, father, and little brother. She traded The Doctor her bags for the baby and the three left. They walked back to the TARDIS quietly but happily. Once inside, The Doctor put Rose's bags in their bedroom, then unlocked the nursery. They took Lily in and laid her in the crib. The Doctor placed a hand on Rose's shoulder and the two watched their baby sleeping. Eventually, they walked out hand-in-hand to their bedroom across the hall. Rose collapsed onto the bed and The Doctor laid down beside her, propped himself up on his elbow, and looked down at her.
"So why were you at the park tonight?" The Doctor asked. Rose rolled onto her side and propped up on her elbow too.
"Well," Rose reached over and took The Doctor's other hand. "I actually went out there every night."
"Every night? For a year?" The Doctor asked, surprised.
"I never knew when you were gonna show up, so I made sure I was there," Rose explained. "I only missed two nights. One when Mum said I was too sick and then the night I had Lily." The Doctor couldn't believe it. She had waited. She always waited. But she wouldn't have to wait anymore.
"I'm sorry I made you wait all that time!" He whispered. Rose leaned over to him and kissed him lightly on the lips.
"It was worth the wait!" She told him. The Doctor smiled. He wrapped his arms around her waist and rolled over on top of her. He leaned down and kissed her passionately. Rose returned the kiss then stopped. "Doctor," she said. He pulled back slightly and looked at her. She looked worried.
"What is it?" He asked. Rose closed her eyes.
"There's something else I need to tell you," she said. The Doctor stared down at her expectantly. Instead of speaking, Rose reached into his jacket pocket and pulled out his stethoscope. His eyes widened. She placed the pieces into his ears and watched his face carefully. With slow cautiousness, she gently placed the bell to her chest. The Doctor gasped slightly. Her heart rate was rapid but that's not what she was showing him and he knew it. Da-da-da-da, da-da-da-da, da-da-da-da. Four rapid beats. Two hearts. "It happened right after you left. Martha's the only other one that knows. Never told Mum. She'd kill us both," Rose laughed lightly. The Doctor stared down at her. "Please say something," she begged him.
"Your - your Time Lord, now?" He asked her. Rose nodded.
"Two hearts; two livers; I grew two more ribs which bloody hurt the most surprisingly! My senses are amazing now and I think I can probably keep up with you when you get on one of your rants!" Rose said.
"Your Time Lord?" He asked her again. The Doctor sat up on the bed. Rose sat up too and rested her chin on his shoulder.
"Is that alright?" She asked him. He blinked and looked at her quickly.
"Alright? It's - well, it's - fantastic!" He says with a grin. Rose smiles widely and pulls The Doctor into a passionate kiss as they fall backwards. "I love you," he whispers against her cheek.
"I love you too," Rose laughs as The Doctor kisses her again. He smiled into the kiss. He'd been alone for so long. All those bright and shining companions either dying or leaving or forgetting. But the most faithful had returned. She'd returned and she'd shown him love like he'd never known. And now he'd never have to be alone again. Now, they could be together forever.
A/N: That's it! It's over! I'm sorry this story was as long as it was…I just had so many ideas and they all needed to be put in…a couple didn't even make it cause I knew it was too long! I think I answered all the questions I needed to, but if you have any at all about anything let me know and I'll either answer it in a message or an epilogue if I can. Thanks to all those who supported both these stories! Your reviews kept me writing! Stay tuned for more stories! REVIEWS!