Chapter Seven

She tried the doors. Locked. She checked her pockets for her key. It was still in her bag at her mum's.

"Allow me." The man behind her said, walking up to the doors and using his key to unlock it. Rose watched on in amazement.

"How did you do that?" Rose asked.

"I used a key." He said, confused. Wasn't that obvious?

"Yes, yes, I see that. How did you get the key?" She asked him.

"Well, you know whe-" He started, getting cut off by Rose.

"I know! You're a new companion, aren't you?" She said.

"No, actually, I'm him. The Doctor, I mean." He said quietly.

"No. No. You can't be. You... you don't look like him." She said, tears filling her eyes.

"I'm sorry, but it's true. You know when I saw you, the first of January two thousand and five? That was just before I... before I regenerated. I wanted you to be the last person I saw with those eyes." He said, whispering the last sentence.

"I-it's really you?" She said through tears.