I know...I know, completely mental, too many stories, but I just love what if so much and I've seen a few stories on here, not a lot, but a few, with the suggestion...what if Sherlock was a Time Lord. And I thought...that would be brilliant, so here's my attempt. Probably won't be updated as often as the others, but I thought I'd put up a couple chapters that I wrote over the last couple months. So, happy holidays! :)
Rose crouched behind the skip with the Doctor, well, the human Doctor. It took her a while to see him like that, even after what the Time Lord told her, and I'm him. It was true though. He was the Doctor in human form. They had the same memories and he always made the choice she knew the Doctor would make.
But still, it took her a long time to come to terms with the choice the Time Lord Doctor made. Leaving her behind after everything she'd gone through to get back to him. Then, just when she thought she had a chance at happiness this happens and now she was running and hiding just to stay alive another day.
Her parents, Tony, she pushed the memories away before they threatened to overwhelm her. She couldn't think about what happened to them. Was it only two days ago? She had to think about the present because this moment was all she had.
She heard the mechanical footsteps and froze. It sounded like a dozen at least, maybe more. The Doctor poked his head around the corner.
"How many?" she asked.
"Too many," he replied.
She could hear the fear in his voice and she knew he wasn't afraid for himself. She sighed. They'd come so far. She almost laughed at the irony of being killed this close to freedom, but she knew if she allowed it she'd become hysterical because she wouldn't be able to stop.
"Why?" she whispered, speaking not to the Doctor, but the universe. "Why is this happening again?"
It was the Cybermen, again. They'd found their way out of the Void and back here. Neither she nor the Doctor had been able to figure out how, mainly because they'd been too busy trying to save everyone.
The Doctor figured it must have been a couple at first, but they'd been hiding and converting people for who knows how long. By the time they came out in full force there were hundreds, maybe even thousands. And now there were more Cybermen than humans.
If she hadn't insisted on trying to save her family maybe they could've stopped this, but she had to find her parents and Tony, which is what got them stuck at the other end of town for three days. Even after all of that she hadn't been able to save them.
A tear slid down her cheek and that's when she realized it was over. Rough hands grabbed her shoulders and she stared into the desperate eyes of the man she'd grown to love.
"Rose, listen to me. You're going to run," he said.
"What?" she asked.
"I'm going to create a distraction and you're going to run."
Fear flooded her heart. He was going to sacrifice himself to save her.
"No," she whispered.
"It's the only way."
"I'm not going to do that."
"You have to. Either I die or we die."
She reached up and put her hands on his.
"Then we die. Together, yeah?"
He stared at her in horrified disbelief. She knew he could see the determination in her eyes because there was no way in hell she was ever leaving him. Not to die on his own. He swallowed.
"Rose," he whispered and she could hear the pleading in his voice.
"I told you, Doctor, I'm never going to leave you."
He pulled her into a hug and she clung to him, knowing it was the last thing they would ever do together, in this world at least. Tears slid down her cheeks. Why did the universe have to be so cruel?
She could hear the Cybermen drawing closer. He pulled back and she could see tears on his cheeks as well. He brushed her hair back, giving her a smile that she returned.
"Together?" he asked as he stood up.
"Together," she replied, taking his hand.
Then they were running.
"REBEL CELLS SPOTTED," one of the Cybermen called.
She pushed her legs to go faster as the Cybermen began firing. The TARDIS was only a few blocks away. The perception filter kept the Cybermen away. All they had to do was reach it and they'd be safe.
"DELETE," another Cyberman called.
Her body erupted in pain. She knew she was hit before she fell.
"Rose!" the Doctor yelled, but his voice was far away, clear on the other side of the pain.
The cement seemed to rush up to meet her and then there was nothing.
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