The Last of the Time Lords Part 3
Looking back on his life, Jack didn't know weather he had been more scared than he was right now. Sure he could fight Weevils and Abaddon in Cardiff but watching Rose suffering like this was demoralizing. She had become increasingly weak as the day had passed. Her body was constantly shaking from the cold of their damp cellar and Jack was finding it difficult for his body heat to try and warm her up. Her chronic cough was causing her side muscles to tighten and she was in pain whenever she coughed. Jack's heart had sunk when she began to bring up blood. Rose was ill, very ill and when she had told him she was struggling to breath Jack had to fight to control his emotions. To stay strong for Rose. So this was how Jack found himself sitting in the cold cellar with Rose's head resting in his lap as she slept. One of his hands rubbing her hair from her face absentmindedly while his other palm was resting gently on her ribs. One to measure her breathing and another reason to make sure she WAS breathing.
Rose's dreams were tormenting and haunting most of the time but the images and pictures that were floating though her mind this night were tantalizing to say the least. Images of the Master's continuous beatings. Her ribs causing sickening snaps to engulf the room. The sound of his laughter ringing in her ears or the feel of his wandering hands across her cheek or sides. Rose couldn't help but blame herself for the situation she had gotten herself into. Had she taken defying the Master to far? Should she have given the information he wanted normally by speaking. But even if she had she would have given the same information he had retrieved via her memories, and if he had suspected her of lying she was sure he would have probed her mind further. So either way Rose was fighting a losing battle which led to the Master being infatuated with her. Events leading up to the ultimate torture. The situation where she was raped in front of the two people she was closest to in the whole entire universe.
Due to Rose's superior intellect and the fact she had been travelling the universe for about 10 years she had seen some things which were appalling. She had seen things which had enraged her, but never once had she had something like that done to her. She was feeling hurt because she couldn't understand what had motivated the Master to commit such an attack on her. What did she do for him to do that to her? She had done everything he had asked her, she had caused him to have some fun, but why that? She was angry that the Master had committed such a personal violation and she was so angry in herself that she hadn't put up much of a fight.
Rose found herself having the feeling of fear spread across her body. It had started at the pit of her stomach and it was slowly increasing. When she was transported back to her cell she was anxious. Could any one of the guards follow in the Masters footsteps? When she escaped the Master's clutches would she be able to travel with the Doctor or would her fear of being with strangers cause her to have a mental breakdown. She was just so glad to have Jack with her. She hadn't told him but she needed Jack as much as she needed the Doctor. There were things that she could talk to Jack about but not the Doctor. She needed to see Jack, to talk to him, to laugh with him because he was like the brother she never had and she was so glad to be so close to someone other than the Doctor.
But she was in a bad state. Her health was failing her and she found her condition to be getting worst and worst. She was finding it gradually more difficult for her to breath. Her ribs were poking into her delicate lungs causing sharp stabbing pains. But her lungs felt heavy and already full of oxygen which was wrong. Her body ached from several harsh beating, and her body felt dirty and unclean from the terrible infringement from the Master. But something else was troubling Rose. The right part of her chest was feeling bizarre. Her chest kept cramping up, the feeling of something growing there was making her apprehensive. The feeling of the once empty space being taken up by something else.
"Citizens of Earth, rejoice and observe."
The door to the conference opened so everyone in the room could see to Guards flanking the sides of Martha Jones. The guards shoved her forward and she took slow steps into the room. The Master was at the bridge, his back to her as she walked into the room. She looked to the left to see her family looking at her with sad facial expressions before she notice the Master turning to stand with his wife, his hands in his pockets, his eyes hard as he looked at her. She simply held no emotions, her eyes wide as she took everything in. Martha then moved her head to the right, her mouth closed as she took in the dirty face of Jack who had has arm around a very small and thin form of Rose. Martha looked on sadly as she took in the sadness which was etched into the young woman's eyes. Her body pain ridden and Martha found herself wanting to help her. But as Martha turned her attention back to the front she could see the Doctor present in his small cage. Her mouth opened, and her eyes filled with love as she looked at what had happened to the Doctor. She smiled slightly while the Doctor continued to look at her with his large brown orbs.
"Your teleport device. In case you thought I'd forgotten." The Master said in a low voice. His hand held out in front of him as he stood on the steps. Martha simply rubbed her fingertips together before reaching into the pocket which was present on her combat trousers. She placed the old and battered manipulation device in her hand before throwing it up to the Master, who leant down to catch it, his screwdriver constantly in his hand. "And now…kneel." He muttered, his screwdriver pointing down to her, Martha obeyed and lowered her body to the ground so she was sitting on her knees, the rest of her friends watching from a distance. Rose's body shaking from quiet coughs, while Jack rubbed her back as her face was scrunched up in agony. "Down below, the fleet is ready to launch. Two hundred thousand ships set to burn across the universe." He shouted to the humans in the room, a huge smile on his face before he jumped from his spot and bounded over to the comm. link which was present a little closer to the controls of the Valiant. "Are we ready?"
"The fleet awaits your signal. Rejoice!"
"Three minutes to align the black hole converters." The Master stated to everyone as he cradled his watch in both hands "Counting down!" He ordered before he spun around and looked at the clock on the wall showing green numbers as it counted down the seconds. Jack simply pulled Rose closer as he looked over at the Doctor who was looking on at the Master from his cage. "I never could resist a ticking clock." He smiles before raising his voice and yelling to the comm. Link "My children, are you ready?"
"We will fly and blaze and slice! We will fly and blaze and slice!"
"At zero, to mark this day, the child, Martha Jones, will die. Ha, my first blood" The Master said breathlessly as he thought about what he was about to do, a look of ecstasy was evident on his features, a huge smile on his face " Ha, any last words? No?" He asked a little disappointed before he looked over to the Doctor who was hunched over as he struggled to keep himself standing "Such a disappointment, this one. Days of old, Doctor, you had companions who could absorb the time vortex." He stated while he cocked his head towards Rose. Rose was know looking at him, standing up on her own as much as she could, ignoring the uncomfortable feeling in her chest as she looked at the Master sadly, before her eyes locked with the Doctor and then both of them turned their attention back to the Master. "This one's useless!" He shouted while walking down the stairs sorting out and configuring the settings on his screwdriver before focusing his eyes on the kneeling Martha
"Bow your head." He asked and Martha bowed her head "And so it falls to me, the Master of all, to establish from this day, a new order of Time Lords! From this day forward—"The Master yelled before he stopped as he noticed Martha chuckling "What? What's so funny?" He frowned, his feet shuffling underneath him awkwardly
"A gun?" Martha held as she looked up at him.
"What about it?" The Master queried
"A gun in four parts?" Martha continued to question, her eyes still focused on him
"Yes, and I destroyed it." The Master snapped
"A gun in four parts scattered across the world? I mean, come on. Did you really believe that?" Martha said in misbelieve, her face in a frown, her eyes rolling slightly
"What do you mean?"
"As if I would ask her to kill." The Doctor said, his feet shuffling forward as he clung onto the bars of his cage
"Oh, well, it doesn't matter. I've got her exactly where I want her." The Master stated, his voice going sing song like at the end, his arms were at his sides while he was shaking his head before pointing his screwdriver towards Martha. Rose and Jack were looking on from the side; Rose had pressed a hand to her chest while Martha's family was looking on worried
"But I knew what Professor Docherty would do. The Resistance knew about her son." Martha said softly, her eyebrows raised as she informed the Master
"I told her about the gun, so she'd get me here. At the right time." Martha voiced with a slight smile on her face
"Oh, but you're still gonna die!" The Master yelled, his voice flying around in movements, a smile present on his lips still.
"Don't you wanna know what I was doing? Travelling the world?" Martha asked with a frown
"Tell me." The Master muttered exasperated, his hands shrugging to the sides while he sat down on the stairs of the bridge.
"I told a story, that's all. No weapons, just words. I did just what the Doctor said" Martha said her eyebrows raised while she continued to ignore the fact the Rose had been the one to tell her the plan as the Doctor had been to weak to tell her. Jack and Rose however didn't fail to notice the blatant error. "I went across the continents all on my own. And everywhere I went, I found the people, and I told them my story. I told them about the Doctor. And I told them to pass it on, to spread the word so that everyone would know about the Doctor." Martha finished with a smile on her face, passion evident in her voice.
"Faith and hope? Is that all?" The Master smiled as he frowned over at her
"No, 'cause I gave them an instruction. Just as the Doctor said." Martha stated as she stood her eyes flickering towards the Doctor.
"I gave her an instruction" Rose said up towards the Master, speaking directly towards him for the first time since the terrible act of humanity was placed on her, Jack smiling down at her. The Doctor looked on at her with pride in his eyes, proud for her to be standing up for herself, for telling the Master about HER plan. " I asked her to tell the people of earth that if everyone thinks of one word, at one specific time—" Rose smiled, her voice filled with so much authority, so much power, a smirk evident on her features, Martha beaming over at her, their plan finally being revealed and put into action.
"Nothing will happen! Is that your weapon? Prayer?" The Master laughed, his face scrunched up with humour, not understanding the plan.
"Right across the world. One word, just one thought, at one moment… but with 15 satellites!" Rose cried passionately, her face lit up with life, her face smiling. The Masters finally moved from a frown for his eyebrows to raise, unable to comprehend what they had done to him
"The Archangel Network." Jack whispered
"A telepathic field binding the whole human race together, with all of them, every single person on Earth, thinking the same thing at the same time. And that word…is Doctor." Rose informed ardently. And Rose's small smile exploded into one of such brilliance, one of such love as everyone in the room turned their attention towards the blue glowing field which had engulfed the Doctor and his cage. The Master shrieking back in fear as he realised the countdown had reach zero
"Stop it. No, no, no, no, you don't!" The Master yelled, as he backed away from him.
"Doctor." Rose whispered with such a blissful look on her face
"Doctor." Jack and Francine cried as they both closed their eyes
"Do—" The Master started to say before he stopped himself, not joining in with the rest of them. Large plasma screen that were present on the walls began to show crowds of people right across the world gathered in public areas, reuniting with every other human all crying out the same name, the one word. "Doctor"
"Stop this right now! Stop it!" The Master screamed his hand held out in front of him, something was urging on his wife Lucy before she closed her eyes and she too cried out his name, hoping that he would be able to save her from the life of turmoil she was living. All of the Doctor's companions and his family were still whispering his name as the energy field around him was still working on him. He could feel a tingling feeling explode around him as the cage disappeared and he had returned to his 100 year old being. His form once again skinny but tall. Rose had opened her eyes, her chest beating, her body raked with pain as she watched her husband save the world
"I've had a whole year to tune myself into the psychic network and integrate with its matrices." The Doctor said through his teeth, his breathing coming out in gasps as he continued to become the man Rose loved so much
"I order you to stop!" The Master yelled before he realised the Doctor had returned to his former glory. Thick mobs of brown hair, his side burns falling down the side of his face. His large brown eyes full of life as they were scattered over all of time. His hearts beating in his chest with new life, his suit finally falling from his skinny form in all the right places once again.
"The one thing you can't do. Stop them thinking." The Doctor said fervently as his jaw was guttering out as he spoke over to the Master who had his mouth hanging open. Jack, Martha and Rose were laughing as they looked at the magnificent Time Lord who in way was a key part of their lives. Francine, Clive and Tish were simply looking on in wonder. The Doctor had been lifted of his feet and was levitating on the spot, his arms at his sides as he continued to use the telepathic field to support his weight.
"Tell me the human race is degenerate now when they can do this." The Doctor admired. Rose noticed Martha rushing over to her family for her to fling her arms around her mother, Tish and her father following. Rose and Jack running closer to get a better look. Rose not being able to take her eyes from her husband.
"No!" The Master cried before firing his laser at the Doctor but the field simply deflect it. The Doctor's clothing and hair was being whipped around by the wind which had begun to build. The whole placed filled with a wind that wasn't their before.
"I'm sorry. I'm so sorry." The Doctor assured, his eyebrows raised, his head shaking slightly as he spoke, the Master was simply readjusting his screwdriver
"Then I'll kill them!" He screamed before aiming his laser at Rose. But the Doctor simply shot his hand out toward the small object, one of his eyebrows raised, ignoring the wind and he threw the weapon across the room telekinetically. Unarmed the Master began to panic and started to back away as the Doctor moved forward. "You can't do this! You can't do—It's not fair!" The Master practically screamed
"And you know what happens now." The Doctor cried, the blue field still around him
"No!" The Master yelled, his hands shooting towards his head. The Doctor simply continued to float over to the Master who was now backing away from him down the stairs "No! No! No!" He yelled grovelling, scratching at the wall as he tired to get away from the forgiving Time Lord.
"You wouldn't listen." The Doctor continued "After everything you did" The Doctor said as he pushed the lump in his throat. Images of what he had done to his Wife. Beating her, raping her in front of him, he was still going to forgive him. Because The Doctor wanted to prove to the universe he wasn't just the destroyer of worlds and he knew that if he unleashed the Oncoming Storm, Rose would not be able to forgive him so easily.
"STOP!" The Master shrieked
"Because you know what I'm going to say." The Doctor simply said calmly
"No!" The Master muttered as he curled up into a foetal position, his hands going around his head as the Doctor slowly landed on the ground. His converses pressing on the floor as he walked over to a whimpering Master, wrapping his arms around him, his eyes wide and full of water, his eyebrows raised
"I forgive you." He said quietly
"My children!" The Master whispered before everyone jumped into position. The Doctor rose from his feet as he looked over at his Wife who was smiling at him before she turned to look over at Jack
"Jack! The paradox machine!" She cried. He nodded before clicking his fingers and shouting over to some of the guards
"You men! With me! You stay here!" HE shouted before they all bounded from the room. Once again Rose had turned towards the Doctor to share a small smile before they understood what the now standing Master was going to do. He pulled out the manipulator and started to activate it
"NO!" The Doctor yelled before putting both his hands on it and they both disappeared
"DOCTOR!" Rose screeched as she watched the disappearing form of her husband. But Rose's form suddenly was ridden with chest heaving coughs. Her muscles aching with pain, and her chest covered with the feeling of heart burn.
The Master and the Doctor found themselves materialised on a rocky cliff. The Doctor was flung to the ground and he struggled to get to his feet as he looked towards the now standing figure of the Master. The Doctor pulled down the lapels of his blazer as he stood over to the Master
"Now it ends, Doctor." The Master screamed his arms out stretched as thunder was rolling in from the distance. The Doctor was still breathing heavily, his face scrunched up as he took in the sight in front of him "Now it ends." The Master finished as an alarm sounded nearby a shipyard.
Martha had bolted after Rose as she made her way over to the controls hoping and praying she could be of some use. Martha had pushed passed her roughly once again and looked out of the window. Rose simply concentrated on the controls in front of her, identifying controls and buttons she recognised.
"We've all 6 billion spheres heading straight for us!" Martha yelled as she looked out of the window. People were screaming and running terrified while Rose was simply breathing heavily, coughs escaping her lips. Her mind filled with so many ideas, co much knowledge.
"I can't stop it, isomorphic controls, he has complete control" Rose stated, her hands flying over buttons once again, but they weren't responding.
"You've got to do something" Martha complained as she stopped to look at Rose. Rose simply rolled her eyes. So it was down to her. Rose nodded to herself before running a hand through her tattered hair, sorted out her small dress before smiling over at Martha
"You just watch me" Rose said overpoweringly before she climbed under the controls, adjusting the wiring of the system, using the knowledge she had collected and linking it back to the lessons the Doctor had been showing and teaching her. Her body always aching while she continued to flick switches, her chest heavy, constantly coughing as she tried to ignore the pain in her chest like there was something stuck there. Something growing.
"We've got control of the Valiant. You can't launch." The Doctor argued as he stood away from the Master, his suit and hair blowing in the wind from the rocky cliff they had occupied. The Master simply smiled as he began to pull something from his wrist, his hand still clutching onto the vortex manipulator
"Oh, but I've got this." He stated, holding up the small device, his lips in a small smile, the Doctor simply frowned in confusion, his arms held out to his side "Black hole converter inside every ship. If I can't have this world, Doctor, then neither can you. We shall stand upon this Earth, together, as it burns!" The Master bellowed happily, his hands to sides, a device in each hand while the Doctor stood breathing heavily, a frown on his face as he tried to think of something to say and for a plan which could save the rest of the planet. He just hoped Jack would destroy the paradox soon and Rose found a way of protecting the Valiant.
Jack had finally directed himself and the others around the difficult and windy corridors to finally open the doors that lead to the room holding the TARDIS but much to his irritation there were three spheres guarding it. The other Toclafane were still racing back towards the valiant while Jack and the guards started to fire upon the three sphere guards. Jacks face was scrunched up in concentration before he moved behind the door and listen to the only surviving guard. The Toclafane having the weapons out ready for a fight.
"Can't get in. We'd get slaughtered!" The Guard yelled, Jack simply rolled his eyes, his hair flat, face covered in dirt as his hands cradling the gun.
"Yeah. Happens to me a lot." He replied before walking into the room, his gun firing.
Martha and Tish were still watching on the bridge, looking out of the window as they watched the approaching Spheres. Clive and Francine had joined them, each one holding a look of panic at the incoming danger. Right at this moment Martha and her mother were watching as Rose had placed some metal thing in her mouth and was holding two wires in her hands as she began to reconfigure the controls, to bypass the isomorphic controls, her form constantly shaking from the chronic cough she was suffering from.
"Weapon after weapon after weapon. All you do is talk and talk and talk." The Doctor said gently, his form moving forward slightly as he walked toward the man who was his childhood friend "But over all these years…and all these disasters, I've always had the greatest secret of them all." The Doctor continued, his eyebrows raised while the Master's eyes had narrowed, his lips set into a line as he listened to the other time lord. "I know you. Explode those ships, you kill yourself. That's the one thing you can never do." The Doctor started again, his face leaving the Masters for a brief moment as he looked towards the ships and then back again for him to hold out his hand "Give that to me." The Doctor finished gently, and to his surprise the Master slapped the device into his hand.
Jack had finally managed to make his way in to the TARDIS. His chest heaving as he took in the necessary breaths he needed, his body leaning against the doors as he ignored the small bullet holes in his shirt and chest. He scrunched up his face before taking a few steps up the familiar pathway of the ramp and started firing at the casings of the Paradox machine, causing it to spark destroying it and returning the TARDIS back to health.
The Doctor found himself falling to the ground when he felt the earth shake underneath his feet. The Master had fallen next to himself and the old wizened time lord started to squabble and scramble for the control of the Manipulator. The Doctor reached over the Master's chest and grabbed hold of his hand, both of them grunting and struggling with each other until the Doctor found himself pulling the Masters hand over his and he activated the Manipulator.
Rose had no idea how long it had taken her to readjust the controls and much to her relief she had managed to do it. But as she looked out of the window the site she was greeted with made her heart sink in her uncomfortable chest. The Sphere's were gaining on them and the ship but just as they were about to reach the ship they disappeared in puffs of smoke. The ship began to rock as the Paradox was destroyed and Rose lost her footing and was thrown back only to be caught by the Doctor. Her arms were firmly pressed to his shoulders while both of them were smiling down at each other. Happiness had exploded over each other as they finally held each other in one another's arms after such a long time and after so much pain had happened between them.
"Everyone down! Time is reversing!" The Doctor cried as he fell to the floor, Rose lying in his arms as he tried to protect her broken form. He looked down at her to see her smiling up at him. His face and body exploding with such a smile and a huge and glorious laugh. The Doctor looked around him to see Martha and her family had also shielded themselves back to the ground.
As Francine fell to the ground her eyes found the gun which had fallen unnoticed from one of the guards. Her head moved from the spot on her hands and over to the Master who had his mouth hanging open as he clung onto one of the railings, terrified of falling from the bridge and down the stairs.
The Valiant suddenly stopped shaking and the winds died down for the Doctor and Rose to look around them. Their breathing escaping their mouths as they looked around each other and then to their surroundings. The Doctor suddenly sprang to his feet helping Rose stand as they both went to check the controls
"The paradox is broken. We've reverted back, one year and one day. Two minutes past 8:00 in the morning." He shouted to the others which were looking up to the pair of them. Rose and the Doctor flicking switches, Rose's hair falling from her shoulders and around her face while the Doctor turned around to the comms his tongue resting on the tops of his teeth as he listened to the voice which sounded over the speakers.
"This is UNIT Central. What's happened up there? We just saw the President assassinated!"
"You see? Just after the President was killed, but just before the spheres arrived. Everything back to normal." The Doctor said, his eyebrows raised as he leant of the back of the console. His long arms reaching for the buttons while his torso leant over the top. Rose simply finished what she was doing before taking a few steps towards her husband so she could listen and see what was going on. Everyone of her friends holding a frown on their faces "Planet Earth restored. None of it happened. The rockets, the terror. It never was." The Doctor whispered, his head shaking while his eyebrows remained on the position on his forehead
"What about the spheres?" Martha asked from her position on the floor, her torso raised by her hands, her own eyebrows raised while she looked up at the Doctor and Rose.
"Trapped at the end of the universe." Rose replied gently, her eyes soft as she spoke to every one of them. The Doctor simply turned around slightly and smiled over at her, impressed she has the knowledge to explain things like this to his companion.
"But I remember it." Francine frowned sadly, her heart heavy as she shook her head
"We're at the eye of the storm. The only ones who'll ever know." Rose stated again, informing the rest of them as the Master got to his feet, but they were all suddenly pulled from the sombre mood when the Doctor raised his voice happily and bounded over to a speechless Clive who was sitting on his knees.
"Oh, hello! You must be Mr Jones! We haven't actually met." THE Doctor cried happily as he shook his hand. Rose simply smiled gently in the direction of her husband. Trust him to make light of the tense situation but she was feeling funny. The Doctor had walked back over to her and he didn't fail to notice she had suddenly become very pale. Rose smiled over at him to notice her vision was swimming, his face splotched with stars. Both the Doctor and Rose failing to notice the Master bolting from his spot. Rose fainted just as Jack came into the room.
"Whoa, big fella! You don't want to miss the party." Jack cried happily as the Master skidded into his arms. Jack looked over to the guards and asked for some cuffs before cuffing the Masters hands behind his back. That's when he noticed what was going on in front of him.
The Doctor had managed to grab hold of Rose's falling form into his arms and lowered himself and the delicate woman in his arms to the floor. He began to look over her vitals checking her pulse to find it beating erratically. Martha had rushed over to Rose's side almost immediately and took over from the Doctor who was now rubbing his hand across the back of Rose's cheek tenderly, something Martha did not fail to miss
"Come on Sweetheart... stay with me" The Doctor whispered before snapping his head back towards Jack who was talking over to him
"So, what do we do with this one?" Jack asked, the Master all the time staring down at the ground.
"Martha can you?" The Doctor asked Martha, asking her to continued helping her and Martha simply smiled and nodded
"Of course Doctor" Martha said before both of them moved position. Martha to Rose's side while The Doctor got to his feet and walked forward, his hands in his pockets.
"We kill him." Clive stated from the bridge
"We execute him." Tish continued, but the Doctor simply looked at them, Martha pausing slightly to look up at her family in shock. What had they seen to make them turn so cold?
"No, that's not the solution." The Doctor voiced harshly.
"Oh, I think so." Francine said. Her eyes were streaming with tears, her hands shaking as she pointed the gun towards the Master. The Doctor simply turned around, his eyebrows raised, his mouth open as he walked down the stairs slowly and cautiously. Jack simply looked on, his face now holding a mixture of bruises from the Toclafane underneath layers of dirt from the year that never was "'Cause all those…things, they still happened because of him. I saw them." Francine continued
"Go on! Do it!" The Master snapped, his eyebrows frowned, his eyes hard
"Francine, you're better than him." The Doctor said gently now at her side. He reached out one of his hands and clasped it over hers. She suddenly dropped the gun and turned into the Doctors arms who hugged her before she was passed onto Tish who held her weeping mother. After the Doctor had pasted over the older lady the Doctor looked over to the Master with his body half turned towards him. One of his eyebrows was raised while the other wasn't. He took a quick glance towards his wife to find Martha still fussing over her. The Doctor looked down before turning towards the Master and walking towards him slowly. His converses clicking slightly across the wooden floor.
"You still haven't answered the question. What happens to me?" The Master snapped angrily. His face neutral, his voice the only thing that was giving away his true emotions.
"You're my responsibility from now on. The only Time Lord left in existence." The Doctor stated, his head raised slightly while Jack walked over to him. His gun rested over his shoulder while he held his other hand towards the Doctor
"Yeah, but you can't trust him." Jack argued, his eyes flickering towards Rose, his thoughts going back to the events of yesterday, scared they could repeat themselves
"No." The Doctor agreed, his head shaking while his lips curled over his teeth "The only safe place for him is the TARDIS." The Doctor said over to Jack, his face not changing
"You mean you're just gonna…keep me? After everything I've done" the Master said with a slight smile on his face before it disappeared. During this conversation Martha was still checking Rose over. Martha had been giving the stethoscope by the Doctor and she had the buds placed into her ear and she was placing the pad to Rose's chest. Martha's eyes widened when she realised why her heart beat was so fast. Martha moved the stethoscope to the right side of Rose's chest and Martha gasped at her revelation
"But she can't be." Martha whispered before she looked towards the Doctor's back and the Master before she looked towards the woman lying in front of her. Rose had two hearts.
"Hmm. If that's what I have to do. But even though you used my Wife against me, even though you hurt her in front of me." The Doctor voiced looking right at the Master while Jack looked down sadly, his arms folded across his chest. Martha looked at the Doctor sadly as she realised what he had said. Rose was his wife and she then realised how stupid she had been. The Doctor had told her about Rose being his wife after their adventure on New Earth. Everything they had been through, every adventure, every situation she always knew that he was thinking back to Rose and this was why. The way he looked at Rose when she was there, you could see it. His love for her was so strong she never even stood a chance, and in a way Rose was exactly the same. Martha found herself admiring Rose as she travelled the universe on her own. Travelling for years to find the Doctor, to find her husband because they shared such an unbreakable bond, Martha was happy they had found each other at last. Martha found herself liking Rose, and she knew Rose was something special because of that second heartbeat.
"You cannot change who I really am. A man who forgives people. Uphords violence, a man who looks at the wonders of the universe. A man who holds things close to his heart." The Doctor said ardently before turning to look over at Jack "It's time to change. Maybe I've been wandering for too long. Now I'll have someone from my home to care for." The Doctor said again. But suddenly a gunshot run out around the room, people jumped from the sudden sound and the Doctors eyes widened before bolting over to the staggering form of the Master. The Doctor glanced over to Lucy to see Jack removing the gun from her, telling her to put it down while Rose suddenly snapped her eyes open at the sound of the gun shot, a frown on her face.
"There you go. I've got you. I've got you." The Doctor said as he lowered him gently to the floor, his arms wrapped around his shoulders. Rose suddenly looked up at Martha who was whispering for her to take it easy and Rose simply whipped her eyes. Her body still feeling foreign to her. But Rose suddenly moved her eyes from Martha to the Doctor, a sad look crossing her face as she realised what was going on. Martha helped Rose sit up and then with the help of the other woman Rose was standing on her feet. The pair of them knowing they were on better terms due to Martha revelation. Rose thanked Martha softly before placing a hand to her chest to feel the second heart beating. Rose looked over at Martha who was smiling at her and nodded telling her it was real, Rose simply smiled. Rose rolled her shoulders in circular movements to get used to the beating of her life force. Martha noticed that Rose's face was showing more colour than she had since she had seen her on her return. Rose looked healthier, like this second heart had cured her illness, more Rose like than ever before. She looked clever, she looked impressive, and she looked like a Time Lord.
"Always the women." The Master said, his eyebrows frowning as he shook in the Doctors arms
"I didn't see her." The Doctor muttered
"Dying in your arms. Happy now?" The Master managed to say, his eyebrows frowned a smile playing on his lips
"You're not dying, don't be stupid. It's only a bullet. Just regenerate." The Doctor snapped, demanding the Master to change, his head and arms moving as he looked at the wound and then back to his face
"No." The Master snapped
"One little bullet. Come on." The Doctor replied, his heart beating, his emotions getting the better of him, his distress becoming known. Martha and Rose were looking on sadly, Rose's hand still resting on her second heart.
"I guess you don't know me so well. I refuse." The Master said cheekily, his eyes widening as he became weaker and weaker
"Regenerate. Just regenerate. Please! Please! Just regenerate! Come on!" The Doctor said, his voice getting louder and louder, his voice breaking as he lost control, his eyebrows forever raised, his mouth hanging open as he tried to get the better of his emotions.
"And spend the rest of my life imprisoned with you?" The Master asked angrily
"You've got to. Come on. It can't end like this. You and me, all the things we've done. Axons? Remember the Axons? And the Daleks? We're the only two left, there's no one else. Regenerate!" The Doctor said, a single tear escaping his eye. His body begging to rock as he adjusted his grip on the Master who had started to grimace from the pain, the Doctor's emotions everywhere
"How about that? I win." The Master whispered before pausing "Will it stop, Doctor? The drumming. Will it stop?" He asked with such wide eyes, grimacing to get the words out but suddenly his breathing died down and the Master died in the Doctor's arms. The Doctor simply looked at him before he placed the other mans head to his chin and scrunched up his face as his sobs and tears flowed from his body slowly. Jack and Rose never having seen him show such an open display of emotions, Martha simply looking on with her own tears flowing from her cheeks as she watched Rose walk forward slowly. Once she reached his side she noticed he was rocking back and forth, screams escaping from his lips. Rose had water rising in her eyes as she looked at him. She adjusted her dress before kneeling down next to him. She placed her arm around his shoulders of his rocking form, not saying anything but just being with him as he cried. She placed the side of her head to his as she let him get all the built up emotion from his system. The Doctor suddenly pulled his head from the Master and looked to Rose who smiled a very comforting smile in his direction.
"Are you ok?" He asked her, her safety was the next most important thing to her. Rose simply smile at him
"I'm fine Doctor. I'm not going anywhere" Rose stated softly and comfortingly, her arm around his shoulders squeezing him slightly. He simply nodded comforted before he looked back down to the body of the Master who was still lying in his arms motionless.
I'm the only one left" The Doctor said to her sadly "In the whole universe" He finished
"That's not exactly true" Rose said before the Doctor looked at her with a frown on his beautiful face. Rose just smiled at him
"Give me your hand" Rose said gently towards her husband and graciously took the hand he had offered to her. She moved it so his palm was slowly placed to the right side of her chest and then rested her hand on his large one. The Doctor slowly listened to the beat that was present under his hand and once he realised what this meant his eyes widened
"But that's impossible" He managed to say, Rose simply looked down
"That's the BAD WOLF" She said as she looked up at him through her eyelashes, his hand still placed to her chest, the Master's body now lying down on the ground in front of them, the rest of their friends smiling as they watched on the happy situation the two gallifreyans had got themselves into.
"But this... this is... ha!" The Doctor cried happily giving up on trying to piece his sentence together and just laughed to show Rose that he was over the moon, Rose just smiled a smile that had her tongue poking out between her teeth, a smile the Doctor loved oh so very much.
"I can finally spend my forever with you Doctor" Rose whispered over to him happily. The Doctor smiled at her gently and lovingly before moving his hand from her chest and placed it to her cheek. His thumb rubbing across it while Rose moved into his touch, her eyes closing delightfully for her to open them to look into the Doctor large brown eyes as he spoke to her
"Forever with you is a life worth fighting for" The Doctor said adoringly before leaning in and placing a very delicate kiss to her lips. Both of them pulled away smiling.
Night had fallen on the new earth. The Doctor's face was sad once again as he walked slowly to light the Master's funeral pyre. His trench coat swaying at his movements as he took a few steps backwards, the fire warming his body. He was standing on his own for a little while, his eyes sad before he felt a small hand enter his. He looked down at the linked hands before he looked up to the owners face. His wife was holding it out in comfort. He squeezed it gently before both of them walked away sadly. His hand readjusting them. His arm going around her shoulders while hers moved around his waist, her head resting on his shoulders.
The Doctor had moved the TARDIS into its familiar position on top of the rift in Cardiff bay. Rose had only been inside briefly and hadn't had the chance to reacquaint herself with the marvellous time machine but the Doctor had promised her she could later. But right now the 4 off them were watching from the bay. Martha was standing with her hands folded over each other as she looked over at Jack while Rose was standing with the Doctor over her small form. Her form now dressed in Jeans, converses, a low neck white top and the leather jacket Jack had given her. She had been so pleased to have removed that horrible dress the Master had clothed her in. But the Doctor was standing over her protectively, his hands holding the railings next to hers. He could feel her body shaking slightly as she looked upon the strangers that kept walking past her and he knew she would be fearful and anxious about strangers for a while. He was just so glad she wasn't pushing him away, because she was his everything and if he lost her he had no idea what he would do with himself.
"Time was, every single one of these people knew your name. Now they've all forgotten you."Martha said gently. Each one of them looking at the people who were going about there business not one of them knowing about what the Master had done. Each one of them living their lives like they only knew they could. The Last part that Martha said she was looking over at the Doctor.
"Good." The Doctor said with a smile, his eyebrows raised as he looked at the people, Rose smiling too
"Back to work." Jack suddenly said as he ducked and moved in between the bars and moved from the Doctor's side.
"I really don't mind, though. Come with us." The Doctor said with a half smile on his lips, his hands covering Rose's from the position they had both taken.
"I had plenty of time to think that past year, the Year That Never Was. And I kept thinking about that team of mine." Jack started, a smile playing on his lips as he looked over to the base that he worked in, looking towards his small family "Like you said, Doctor, responsibility." Jack finished looking back towards the Doctor.
"Defending the Earth. Can't argue with that." The Doctor said his face scrunching up in admiration, his head shaking slightly as he sniffed the cold welsh air. But He suddenly moved his arms and Rose ducked slightly to mind not getting hit as the Doctor began working on Jacks manipulator.
"Hey, I need that!" Jack complained as he pointed towards his wrist. Martha and Rose simply smiled
"If it hadn't been for that thing, I wouldn't have found you Doctor" Rose said to him with a smile on her face, the Doctor simply looked over at her, looking at her through his eyebrows, a smile forming on his lips as he realised what she had done, what she had been through, travelling the universe just to find him. Oh how he loved her.
"I can't have you walking around with a time-travelling teleport." The Doctor stated as he turned his attention back towards the Manipulator. He was pressing buttons on it while he continued to use his sonic, all the while speaking to Jack who had given up arguing with him, respecting his decision "You could go anywhere—twice. The second time to apologise." The Doctor said cheekily, a smile shining in his eyes. The Doctor finished what he was doing and Jack nodded as he smiled over at him. He turned to leave before Rose called out to him. He slowly turned around and watched as Rose walked over to him, sadness etched into her face as she realised she was saying goodbye to him, not going to see him for a while. The Doctor and Martha were looking on sadly. Both of them knowing how close the two of them were, both of them giving them the space they needed as they said their goodbyes.
Rose smiled up at him and he returned it before both of them had wrapped their arms around each other. Rose's small arms wrapped around his strong shoulders while his was wrapped around her small waist. Her feet lifting from the ground slightly. Jack pressed his face into the crook of her neck while her forehead was rested into his hair. Each one of them wanting to spend as much time with each other. Once they pulled away Jack simply looked down at Rose with a small smile on his face.
"This isn't goodbye Captain Jack Harkness" Rose said smiling. Jack simply beamed at the use of his name "we will be seeing you again" Rose said to him, her face still holding a very beautiful smile.
"Oh I count on it Mrs Smith... After all I'm sure Ianto would love to see you again" Jack joked, his eyebrows waggling slightly. Rose simply chuckled.
"You're both mine and the Doctor's family Jack, and even though I don't say it a lot, I need you as much as I need the Doctor. Your friendship, your comfort is something I need as much as his" Rose stated as she cocked her head towards her husband who was standing a little way away. "Your a man whose opinion of me is very dear to me, your love is something I will always needed for the rest of my long life" Rose said. Jack simply looked at her amazed. How a woman this great could mean all those things. Jack pressed a small kiss to Rose's forehead before engulfing her in a hug once again while whispering something into her ear.
"Be seeing you Rose" He said and smiled at her
"See you soon" She said again before pulling away, planting a kiss to his forehead and then walked over to the Doctor as the pair of them adopted their earlier position. But before he turned away from the Doctor he went to speak to him again.
"And what about me? Can you fix that? Will I ever be able to die?" Jack asked his eyes boring into the Time Lords. Rose simply looked down knowing she was the reason. The Doctor squeezed her hands in comfort before looking over at his friend
"Nothing I can do. You're an impossible thing, Jack." The Doctor said as his eyes trailed Jack's figure, his eyebrows raised, his forehead creased as he spoke to the other man, Jack simply laughed
"Been called that before." Jack said as he started to leave before turning back towards the ground and placed a very strong salute in the direction of the trio. "Sir." Jack stated with a smile, and the Doctor saluted him back with two fingers "Ma'am." He said over to Martha with a wink and Martha just looked down shyly with a smile on her lips "Rose" Jack said emotionally, a huge smile on his lips, his eyes full of raw emotion he felt from this one woman who was now smiling at him.
"See you Jack" She said kindly. Jack smiled again and started to leave, going down a few of the steps towards the bay before he stopped again and spoke to the Doctor
"But I keep wondering…what about aging? 'Cause I can't die but I keep getting older. The odd little grey hair, you know? What happens if I live for a million years?"Jack asked worried, his hands moving in gestures, his face scrunching up, Rose simply smiled in the Doctors arms.
"I really don't know." The Doctor said happily, his head shaking while his eyebrows were raised and he had a smile on his face, Jack simply laughed while he looked down to the ground, his hands on his waist
"Okay, vanity. Sorry. Yeah, can't help it." He said laughing, a smile on his face "Used to be a poster boy when I was a kid back on the Boeshane Pennisula. Tiny little place. I was the first one ever to be signed up for the Time Agency. They were so proud of me. The Face of Boe they called me." Jack said, his hands moving to make his point again, each one of them smiling over at him but at the last name he called himself each one of them look at him stunned. Martha tapped the Doctor arm as she watched Jack "Hmm, I'll see you." Jack said before winking at Rose and then ran across the plas towards the water tower, each one of them stunned into silence.
"Can't be." Martha whispered
"No, definitely not." The Doctor said as he looked at the retreating form of Jack and then to his companions "No." The Doctor said again as both Martha and Rose laughed "No." The Doctor said dragging out his word. His eyebrows raised, his facial expression showing one of misbelieve before he laughed.
"I always knew Jack was amazing" Rose said softly to her companions, her admiration for the man she called her brother had grown to a whole new height. The Doctor simply smiled at her before placing a kiss to her hair.
The Doctor had quickly flown the TARDIS back to Francine's house as Martha wanted to see her family and the Doctor was standing by the door of the TARDIS with his wife at his side as he watched from outside. Francine looks at him before both of them went back inside. The TARDIS had been put back to normal. The canister containing his hand was resting on the floor by the console. He was reclining on the jump seat as he put his feet on the central console while he watched his wife getting herself reacquainted with her friend while they both waited for Martha.
The TARDIS was even more beautiful than she remembered. Her hands were trailing the pillars and the walls as she felt the familiar hum from the TARDIS. The coral theme was brilliant, the feel of the old 60's buttons under her hand, the memories of smiling at the Doctor across from her way as he drove the TARDIS, the time he had started to teach her how to drive the ancient piece of technology.
"Hello old girl" Rose whispered as she looked up at the ceiling. Rose noticed the Doctor smile as the TARDIS returned her welcoming. The Doctor was now wearing his blue suit and converses as he watched her from a distance, but both of them still distance. They still hadn't felt each other over their link. Rose was still separated from both him and his ship. The Doctor frowned and wanted to sort this out.
"Rose, come here sweetheart" the Doctor said as he moved his legs and sat up on the chair. Rose frowned but made her way over to her husband.
"Do you know what is stopping you from connecting to me?" The Doctor asked as he moved his hand in to the inside pocket of his blazer and reached for his screwdriver and glasses. Rose simply nodded a small smile on her face as she realised what he was saying. She pulled out her wrist and showed him the small electrical device which had been implanted into her wrist. The Doctor frowned before holding her wrist up to his eyes which now held his large thick rimmed black glasses. He rubbed his hand over the device and didn't fail to notice how smooth her skin truly was.
"Now this may hurt" The Doctor said to her sadly but she simply nodded
"If I can be connected to you again Doctor, the pain is worth it" Rose said smiling over to him and the Doctor beamed before pointing his screwdriver to the device for it to slowly detach itself from neighbouring skin and flop from Rose's arm. Rose had closed her eyes tightly shut and clamped down on her teeth as she gritted through the pain but it was soon passing. Rose only opened her eyes when she could feel something she had not felt in such a long time. Love and happiness was flowing freely from her mind to the Doctor's and his own emotions were mirroring hers. So much devotion, love and happiness were flowing freely between the two of them as they rekindled their love and their connection. Rose slowly opened her eyes to see the Doctor smiling at her, watching her reactions as both of them revived their connection of love. Rose smiled and a small sound like a sob escaped her lips as she flung her arms around the Doctor both smiling into each others necks, over the moon for both of them to be with each other again.
"It's going to leave a scar unfortunately" The Doctor said into Rose's hair. She simply pulled away still smiling at the Doctor.
"It would only join the rest of them anyway" She said to him before lifting up her top and Jacket to show her husband the scars that littered her sides due to the in full structure that had her tied up as the Daleks Computer.
"I'm sorry" The Doctor said to her sadly, looking down
"This isn't your fault Doctor" Rose started as she moved her hand to his cheek and made him look at her, she simply smiled now once removing her hand "This could never be your fault" Rose smiled before sending the Doctor a wave of reassurance over their link showing him exactly how she felt about the whole situation. The Doctor smiled before Rose moved and placed a small kiss onto his lips. Both of them pulling apart when they heard Martha walking through the door.
"Right then!" The Doctor cried happily as he bolted from his seat next to Rose, him rubbing his hands together while both of them worked in sync as they continued to push switches and dials as they prepared the TARDIS for her flight "Off we go! The open road! There is a burst of starfire right now over the coast of Meta Sigmafolio. Oh, the sky is like oil on water. Fancy a look?" The Doctor said happily, his arms outstretched while his face was scrunched up but Rose took one look at Martha's downcast expression and she stopped what she was doing and looked down sadly, knowing what was going to happen "Or…back in time. We could…I don't know, Charles II? Henry VIII? I know! What about Agatha Christie? I'd love to meet Agatha Christie! I bet she's brilliant!" The Doctor continued to ramble but realising that Martha isn't smiling he immediately sobered "Okay." He said sadly, his face falling. Rose simply watched him from a distance, knowing what he was feeling due to their link.
"I just can't." Martha stated, smiling a small sad smile, her head shaking
"Yeah." The Doctor said, looking down at the ground, his eyebrows raised
"Spent all these years training to be a doctor. Now I've got people to look after. They saw half the planet slaughtered and they're devastated. I can't leave them." Martha argued, taking a few steps forward
"Of course not." The Doctor said in understanding, a smile forming on his lips "Thank you." HE cried before hugging her to death "Martha Jones, you saved the world." He cried while he hugged her, Rose smiling as she watched the pair of them.
"Yes, I did. I spent a lot of time with you thinking I was second best. But you know what? I am good." Martha stated poking him in the stomach slightly while the Doctor snorted a laugh "You gonna be all right?" Martha asked
"Always. Yeah." The Doctor said happily as he snuck a glance towards Rose who was smiling at him.
"Right, then." Martha stated before going onto tippy toes to plant a kiss on his cheek and the walked off. She started to walk off be she turned and walked back to the TARDIS, the Doctor and Rose having barley moved "Cause the thing is, it's like my friend Vicky, she lived with this bloke, student housing, there were five of them, all packed in, and this bloke was called Sean. And she loved him, she did. She completely adored him. Spent all day long talking about him." Martha said hinting about her feelings for him. She snuck a glance over to Rose who motioned her hand forward telling her to tell him a smile on her face as she encouraged the young woman. The Doctor was looking on slightly bewildered, his eyebrows raised as his hands were at his sides slightly hanging at his sides
"Is this going anywhere?" The Doctor asked
"Yes!" Martha stated The Doctor simply nodded as he crossed his arms across his chest his eyebrows raised and Rose smiled at her Husband "'Cause he never looked at her twice. I mean, he liked her, but that was it. And she wasted years pining after him, years of her life, 'cause while he was around, she never looked at anyone else. And I told her, I always said to her, time and time again, I said: Get out. So this is me, getting out." Martha cried, using her hands to make her point, the Doctor finally understanding what she was talking about. Martha nodded before walking slowly back over to Rose.
"I just wanted to apologise for being a bit out of order" Martha said to her
"You don't need to apologise" Rose said kindly, rearranging herself so she could listen to Martha better.
"No I do, I really do" Martha started " I know now that your the one who wants to be with, I can see it in the way he looks at you" Martha smiled "I just cant believe I was so caught up with him" Martha said looking over at the man in question her voice lowering dramatically. Rose simply smiled sympathetically over at her before making her look at her.
"Martha I don't blame you" Rose stated. " I know how demanding a life with the Doctor is and I know its hard to not fall for him, after all he is truly fantastic" Rose smiled, a small laugh exploded from Martha's lips as she spoke to the time travellers wife. "I want to thank you for looking after him and we will see you soon Martha Jones" Rose said smiling. Martha smiled over at her before Rose and Martha hugged. Once they pulled away Martha walked over to the Doctor once again pulling something from her pocket and tossing the object over to him
"Keep that. 'Cause I'm not having you disappear. If that rings, when that rings, you better come running. Got it?" Martha said with a huge smile on her face as the Doctor rubbed the mobile over his hands
"Got it." The Doctor smiled
"I'll see you again, mister." Martha smiled before smiling over at the Doctor and Rose and striding through the doors of the TARDIS.
The Doctor had leant his body up on the side of the console and Rose could see and feel the Doctor's emotions. She walked over to his side, pressing switches and levers as she moved the TARDIS into the vortex before she walked over to his side. Her body positions so she was looking at him from the side, her hip resting on the side of the console. The Doctor staring into space.
"Hey... you awake" Rose asked quietly and comfortingly, the Doctor simply sucked in a huge lungful of air before looking towards her
"Yeah sorry" He said to her, smiling as he took hold of her hands in his. She smiled at him.
"You know it's been 10 years since I've seen you... since I went looking for you" Rose said as she took the Doctor's hand and trailed his palm lines with her finger tips.
"You were travelling for that long?" The Doctor asked completely shocked, angling his body so she was facing him, his hand still in hers, him finding comfort with that small simple gestures she was doing. Rose simply nodded.
"All that time I could see and feel the changes of BAD WOLF... all of them leading up to the ultimate goal of me becoming a Time Lady" Rose said looking up at the Doctor and huge smile on her face, the Doctors mirroring hers.
"And what a gift" The Doctor said smiling "I'm so glad to have you back Rose. Things are finally falling into place. It seems the universe seems to be reuniting us" The Doctor said happily. Rose smiled, both of them so caught up in the moment, neither one of them wanting to bring up the past events. All in good time both of them knew they would have to face the fact about Rose's rape. They would both have to get through it together and they both knew that. But right now they were lost in the here and now.
Rose smiled at the Doctor to find herself playing with his tie, un tucking it from his blazer jacket and it was slowly pressed to her hand and she moved the Doctor closer to her seductively
"Well then Doctor..." Rose said with a smile as she heard the Doctor's breathing hitch slightly as he lost himself in her scent "You have ten years worth of making up to do" Rose smiled, her face so close to the Doctors, about to press her lips to his when he pulled away slightly just to grab hold of her legs and picked her up bridal style. Rose's legs over the Doctor's arm while her arms were wrapped around his neck her face so close to his, both of them beaming smiles of complete elation and joy.
"So... I better get started" The Doctor beamed before pressing a very loving and passionate kiss to his wife's plump lips. Both of them smiling as the Doctor strode from the control room and down the corridors of the TARDIS.
So once again the TARDIS was filled with the noise of laughter and shrieks of pure happiness. The TARDIS simply hummed to herself happily, completely content one because she had been reunited with the lost member of her family. But also because the last two Gallireyan people in existence were about to travel the universe and hundreds of different stars together until the end of time.
There we go guys. That's the end of it! I'm so upset that I have finished this because it was so fantastic to write. I want you to know that I love everyone who has reviews after every single chapter! Without you I wouldn't have had the urge to keep writing. And so I give you a proposal! I want you to tell me what you think of me writing a sequel to this of a rewrite of Series 4 with Rose. Same characters and things and it would lead onto this one. Obviously It would deal with Rose's rape and things and how she progresses and how she takes being a time Lady. PLEASE REVIEW AND TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK
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