A/N: Final chapter! There may, at some point, be a sequel, but I am currently aiming to finish my other stories before starting any sequels that aren't necessary. But this was always going to be the ending to this story. Read and Review…
"Why don't you speak to Dad? He might be able to move you so you're just in the labs and not out in the field. That way, you can probably work nine till five every day. Granted, it'll mean you don't get to go out on missions, but…" Rose trailed off, shrugging.
The Doctor nodded.
"That could work," he admitted "but I don't know how much the pay will be."
"Well, we could afford for you to take a bit of a pay cut. It's only us two and Amelia, and we bought the house outright, so we have no mortgage." Rose pointed out.
"We still have electricity, gas and water bills to pay." The Doctor reminded his wife with a sigh.
"Yeah, but like I said, there's only the three of us." Rose countered.
The Doctor thought for a few moments before he spoke again.
"Do you think your Dad would still be at work?"
Rose merely grinned and handed him the phone.
"Where's the birthday girl?" Jackie all but demanded when the Doctor opened the door.
"Amelia's in the front room with Rose." The Doctor told his mother-in-law, rolling his eyes at Jackie's greeting.
Grinning, Jackie hurried into the house, heading straight for the front room, Pete close behind. It was Amelia's first birthday, and Pete and Jackie had insisted on coming round to see her.
"Ooh, hello, sweetheart!" Jackie exclaimed, carefully taking her daughter from Rose.
Amelia giggled, squirming in her Gran's grip, giggling even more as she saw Pete. Rose rolled her eyes when she saw the large carrier bag her Dad was carrying.
"You two went overboard with presents again, didn't you?" Rose sighed, although she was smiling.
"Can you blame us?" Pete asked, chuckling "She won't be one again!"
By now, Jackie had sat down on the sofa, Amelia on her lap. The little girl was watching her Granddad in interest as he pulled the large present from the bag and set it on the floor in front of the sofa. Curious, Amelia slid to the ground, and toddled over, steadying herself on the present. The Doctor and Rose moved to sit with her as they helped the little girl open her present. Amelia gurgled something, grinning and gripping chunks of wrapping paper in her hands as she tore the paper from her present.
"Look at that, Amelia!" the Doctor told his daughter once the present was unwrapped.
Amelia grinned, and dropped to her bottom, tugging at the box. The present was a pink ride-on car, and the Doctor quickly moved to open the box so Amelia could play on it.
Amelia giggled as Pete pushed her across the floor on the ride-on car, Jackie watching in amusement. Rose and the Doctor stood in the doorway, watching their daughter, grinning.
"Are you happier now?" Rose asked the Doctor suddenly, quiet "I mean, now you're just in the Science department?"
The Doctor nodded, tearing his gaze from his daughter.
"Much." He admitted "I get so much more time with you and Amelia. And, like you said, we could afford to take a bit of a pay cut. We own the house, and we have enough to treat Amelia every now and then…"
He trailed off, noticing Rose's face.
"What's the matter?" he asked, tugging her out of the room.
"Know I've not been feeling too great these past few weeks?" Rose asked nervously.
The Doctor nodded, brow furrowed.
"Well, know when we did the…the bonding ritual?" Rose continued, biting her lip.
Again, the Doctor nodded.
"Well, we forgot to use protection, didn't we?" Rose pointed out.
"I am clean, you know, Rose." The Doctor told her, a hint of amusement colouring his tone.
However, the words then sunk in, and his eyes widened.
"You mean…?" he asked softly.