Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 15,361
Author's Summary: There is no Bad Wolf. Rose has to get back to the Doctor the hard way. (AU for "Parting of the Ways")
Characters/Pairings: Jack Harkness, Jackie Tyler, Mickey Smith, Other Character(s), Rose Tyler, The Doctor (9th), The TARDIS.
A nice, fluffy Rose fic today. It's an AU for Parting of the Ways, where Rose takes the long road in getting the Doctor back. Along the way, she concocts a brilliant - if risky - plan, involving circumventing the Blinovitch Limitation Effect, and rationalising with a suicidal... well, you'll see in the fic :-D. Short, sweet, and fluffy. (Probably needed after Mortek... XD)
The water was cool and smelled faintly of ozone and salt. Rose had discovered the TARDIS pool in one of her explorations of its seemingly endless levels and corridors. Now she swam in it every morning, not just to stay fit, but to snatch at a bit of quiet calm before the battles of the day. And if a few tears mingled with the salt of the pool, who would notice?
She kept fit as an act of faith; you had to be fit to keep up with the Doctor -- and to run away from his enemies. That's why she'd taken up paint-ball, because running and sneaking was a good skill to have when you were travelling with the Doctor. She'd been surprised how good she was at it. Though human beings were a piece of cake compared to aliens like the Raxicoricofallipatorians. She'd have to remember that.