The Doctor was back on planet Earth in London. He wasn't sure why, the Earth wasn't in any kind of danger, but for some reason the Tardis lead him back to Earth. He wandered the banks of the Thames River, remembering Rose Tyler, the woman he loved. He remembered the last time he saw her, and that image was ingrained in his mind forever.

He had been sending her a message through her dreams, calling her to him. When she finially arrived he sent a projection down.

"Where are you?" She asked when she saw his projection.

"Inside the Tardis. There is one tiny little gap in the universe left. Just about to close. And it takes a lot of power to send this projection. I'm in orbit around a supernova. I'm burning up a sun just to say good bye."

"You look like a ghost."

"Hold on." He had said before he adjusted the power of the projection. She walked toward him. "Can I-"

"I'm still just an image. Don't touch."

"Not even-"

"The whole thing would fracture and the two universes would collapse."

"Where are we? Where did the gap come out?"

"We're in Norway."

"Norway, right."

"About 50 miles out of Bergen. It's called Dårlig Ulv Stranden."

" Dalek?"

"Dårlig. It's Norwegian for "bad". It translates as Bad Wolf Bay." They had a few smiles at that.

"How long do we have?" She asked.

"About two minutes."

She started to choke up a bit, "I can't think of what to say." She said as she ran her hand through her blond hair.

"You still got Mr. Mickey then."

"Well, there is five of us now. Mom and Dad, Mickey, and the baby."

"You're not..." He started to say. He remembered how both his hearts started to sink.

"No! It's Mum."

"What about you?"

"I'm back working in the shop."

"Well, good for you."

"Shut up. Now I'm not. You see the Torchwood on this planet is back open for business. I know a thing or two about aliens."

He smiled. "Rose Tyler, Defender of the Earth." He said proudly, "You're dead. Officially, back home. So many people went missing that day. You're listed among the dead."

She started to choke up some more. "But here you are. Living a life, day after day. The one adventure I can never have."

"Am I ever going to see you again?" She asked, on the brink of crying."

"You can't." He said solemnly.

"What are you gonna do?"

"Same old life, last of the time lords. Do you still have that watch I gave you?"

"Of course I do." She said as she pulled out a watch.


"I lo-" She started to say but was caught up in tears. She wiped her tears and tried again, "I love you."

"You're quite right too." He said. She nodded.

"Then I suppose, this is my last chance to say it," He paused for a moment, "Rose Tyler-" Then the gap closed. He had lost his chance to tell her that he loved her. He silently cried. He didn't even kiss her, I couldn't have. Even if he had wanted to, which he did. They had kissed once, but that technically wasn't even her. That was Cassandra.

As he was walking he started to tear up. All of the sudden, someone ran into him.

"Oh dear, I'm sorry."

"It's al-" The Doctor stopped. "Rose?"