The Koh-i-Noor

"And you'll never guess what she had with her, Mum." Rose beamed.


"The Koh-i-Noor! We held the Koh-i-Noor!"

Jackie smiled, raising her eyebrows slightly. "Blimey! That's impressive! You should have brought it home."

She laughed. "Mum!"

"What? Oh don't give me that look. Why didn't you?"

The Doctor stared at her for a second then nudged Rose. "Is she serious?"

"Yes I am serious!" She leant forward slightly. "We could do with the money."

Rose chuckled. "We're not so hard up that we need to steal from Queen Victoria."

She wrinkled her nose. "Well I'm sure she can spare a few quid."

The Time Lord looked between both women. "What?" His brow creased. "Rose, I don't understand, is she being serious? 'Cause I can't tell if she's being serious and that scares me."

"Of course I'm serious! You two go off on adventures, don't bring me anything back and then start boasting about the Koh-i-Noor? I want that diamond."

Rose stifled a laugh. "No, she's not serious. She's kidding."

"Oh good." She laughed as he loosely put an arm round her, coaxing her into his side. "I was getting worried there."

"Yeah, we can tell." She looked up at him to find him gazing at her mum, a touch of concern still evident on his face.

"You said you could do with the money, is that true? 'Cause I've got money, you can have money."

She softly laughed, shaking her head. "No, I was kidding, I'm fine. No, we're not rich, but we're lucky, we've always had enough. We've got more than enough. I appreciate it though." She let her gaze shift to Rose, tilting her head the slightest bit, knowing she'd understand.

Smiling, Rose reached up to kiss his cheek. "Thank you." He met her gaze and returned the smile.

Jackie took a sip of her tea. "What else did you want to tell me? What else happened when you met Queen Victoria?"

Rose beamed. "You know how she's known for saying, 'We are not amused,' even though she didn't actually say it? Well I made a bet against him that I could get her to say it, and I did."

"Yeah, you show him, Rose."

"And to top it off she knighted us."


"Yep. I'm Dame Rose Tyler."

The Doctor smiled as he watched her face light up even more. "Of the Powell Estate."

Jackie reached a hand out to rub her upper arm. "Dame Rose Tyler of the Powell Estate? Now I really am impressed."

"And he's Sir Doctor of TARDIS."

"Matching titles, very fitting. I'm very proud of you both." She grinned as Rose moved closer and pulled her into a hug.

"Next trip I'll bring you something back."

She held her tighter and shook her head. "I said I was kidding! You don't need to get me anything, you already have enough times."

"No, I will, to make up for leaving."

She let go of her, stroking her hair with both hands. "You come back, that's enough."