The Story Ends

Quickly, the Doctor ran back and saw Rose lying in a glass case, completely still and paler than ever.

Everyone looked upset. Chip was crying into his knees in a corner, Donna had tearstains on her cheeks and was being comforted by Wilf and Jack who looked equally miserable, K9's ears were actually drooping as Sarah-Jane hugged the robot dog, and Mickey was rubbing Martha's arm comfortingly as she leaned her head on his shoulder.

The Doctor swallowed painfully as his throat tightened. "Is she—?" He couldn't bring himself to say it.

"We've tried everything, but it's too late. She's gone," said Martha, sadly. "I'm so sorry, Doctor."

The Doctor felt his hearts break. He opened the case, knelt down beside Rose and then he cried for the first time since the Time War. His beloved Rose, the woman he cherished more than anything in the entire universe was now gone forever. She was gone because he hadn't been able to keep his promise and he'd been too much of a coward to tell her how he felt before she passed away.

"Oh, Rose, forgive me," said the Doctor, as tears down his cheeks and he brushed a lock of her hair out of her face. "I should've protected you better. Forgive me."

He then leaned forward and gently kissed Rose, not noticing the shimmer of golden light that transferred from his lips to Rose's, courtesy of the TARDIS, who didn't want to lose Rose either.

Suddenly, much to the Doctor's shock, as he pulled away Rose's cold skin became warm; the color returned to her cheeks, she started breathing again as her eyes fluttered open.

"Rose?" said the Doctor, in disbelief.

"Doctor," she said, smiling.

She sat up and the Doctor hugged her tight.

"Don't ever scare me like that again. I thought I'd lost you," said the Doctor, slightly muffled as he buried his face in her hair.

"Rubbish," said Rose. "I made my choice and I'm never going to leave you, not ever."

"Who says I'd let you leave?" he murmured, as they pulled apart. Never mind leaving, he wasn't even going to let her out of his sight ever again. "Rose, I have a confession to make. I love you."

Rose smiled as happy tears came to her eyes. "I love you too, Doctor."

And with that, they shared a passionate kiss that fully expressed their love for one another before breaking apart as everyone cheered them and shared a group hug in celebration.

They soon discovered that the TARDIS had slipped some special energy into the Doctor and when he kissed Rose with love for the first time, it transferred to Rose and not only restored her life, but also transformed her into a Time Lady with the same amount of lives as the Doctor, thus allowing her to stay with the Doctor forever, much to everyone's joy.

I'd climb the highest mountain
Cross the desert, too
Swim the deepest ocean
Just to be near you

I've waited half a lifetime
My dreams are coming true
I found my happy ending in you

"…now pronounce you husband and wife," said the priest.

The Doctor lifted Rose's veil and kissed her as everyone either cheered or applauded the newly wedded couple. Soon after Cassandra's arrest, the Doctor had proposed marriage to Rose and she'd accepted, leading to their wedding in Freedonia in the same place where her parents had been wed at her request.

Rose's cousin, a man who was as handsome as he was wise and compassionate, had been crowned King at Rose's request. Rose knew she could trust him to be a better ruler than Cassandra ever was. Rose would always be the land's Princess but she did not intend to be Queen anymore. Her place was with the Doctor and their friends on the TARDIS.

A little bit of magic, a slice of the sun
A handful of heaven, all rolled into one
A sprinkle of twinkle from the stars above
It's love (it's love), it's love (it's love)
It's love

I held on to my dreams
I never would give up
And even though at times it seemed
The road was very raw

The Doctor wore his finest Gallifreyen robe and Rose wore her mother's wedding gown and veil at the wedding. Sarah-Jane was Rose's maid of honor while Donna and Martha were her bridesmaids. Jack was the Doctor's best man, Mickey and Chip were his groomsman and Wilf gave Rose away. The entire kingdom and several others attended the celebration and there were a great many smiles and happy tears at the ceremony, especially when Rose threw her bouquet and Donna caught it.

I waited half a lifetime
My dreams are coming true
I found my happy ending in you

A little bit of magic, a slice of the sun
A handful of heaven, all rolled into one
A sprinkle of twinkle from the stars above
It's love (it's love), it's love (it's love)
It's love

It was the happiest day of Rose and the Doctor's lives and everything they could've ever dreamed of. They'd found what they were looking for in each other and nothing would ever separate them again. They'd be together forever with the person they loved most in the universe and their friends and family. It wasn't just a happy ending; it was the start of a brand-new beginning.

Once you have a dream
Hold it very tight
Think about it every day
And dream it every night

A little bit of magic, a slice of the sun
A handful of heaven, all rolled into one
A sprinkle of twinkle from the stars above
It's love (it's love), it's love (it's love)
It's love

As they headed off for their honeymoon, the Doctor asked, "So, how long are you going to stay with me?"

Rose smiled as she took his hand. "Forever."

The Doctor smiled back and kissed her.

And they all lived happily ever after.

The End

A/N: By the way, I currently have plans for a Sleeping Beauty adaptation of Doctor Who, but I need my readers to pick the pairing, so if people could please vote on the poll on my profile, that would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!