Traveling Again

CAN'T YOU HEAR THE DRUMS!

Update! This story is so much fun to write.

No copyright infringement intended:P all words similar to the script aren't mine, because I don't own Doctor Who :P(I wish)

Wilfred had come out of bus. A bus that was full of cute, old, talkative people that the Doctor seemed to hate.

"Did we do it? Is that him?"

"Tall and thin, big brown coat."

"The Silver Cloak. It worked. Because Wilf phoned Netty, who phoned June, and her sister lives opposite Broadfell, and she saw the police box, and her neighbour saw this man heading east."

"Wilfred?" The Doctor said quietly, and Rose stepped back a little, she didn't want to intrude, and she barely knew the man anyways.

"Yeah?" Wilfred said,.

"Have you told them who I am? You promised me." The Doctor said quietly.

" No, I just said you were a doctor, that's all. And might I say, sir, it is an honour to see you again." Wilfred saluted, and Rose snickered softly at the pleased look on the Doctor's face.

"Oh, but you never said he was a looker. He's gorgeous. Take a photo." An old woman squawked. "I'm Minnie. Minnie the Menace. It's a long time since I had a photo with a handsome man." she sidled up to the Doctor, "Unless your his girlfriend." she shot a jealous glance at Rose.

"In fact she is!" The Doctor exclaimed, throwing his arm around her and pulling her tight, "Just pretend." he whispered in her ear.

"Well then, kiss the lovely girl!" Minnie proclaimed, and the Doctor went white.

"What?" he stammered.

"Oi! Leave him alone." Wilfred said, but the damage was done. Rose turned away, and pretend like everything was okay, because thats how things went, they were secretly in love with one another but never told, secrets like that liked to be kept on the tip of the tongue.

"Rose!" the Doctor pulled her back, "if the ladies insist." he muttered, and kissed her.

It was obviously just for show, the kiss was short and quick, and left Rose with a million questions.

"There!" the Doctor proclaimed, "I kissed her." Rose went bright red. He must have been lying to Rosita then, any doubts she had in her head came true, he really couldn't love her.

"Good boy." Minnie said, nodding.

They rode in the bus for a while, Rose laughing her head off at all of Minnie's flirting attempts, and the Doctor sat in uncomfortable silence, his arm slung around Rose as if she was really his girlfriend. When they finally got off, Rose was grinning, and waved a goodbye to Minnie, then mouthed 'He's mine' as the bus drove off, and laughed again.

"That was something." she said.

"Over here, come on." Wilfred said, gesturing towards a nearby cafe. The Doctor pulled Rose towards it, who was still looking after the bus, her brow furrowed.

"What's so special about this place?" the Doctor asked, looking towards the cafe, "We passed fifteen cafes on our way here." Wilfred didn't respond, and twenty minutes later, sitting in the cafe, it was clear to Rose what the point was.

"Oh we had some good times though didn't we Doctor?" Wilfred asked, "I mean, all those ATMOS things..." Rose pretty much zoned out. She had been gone for most of this, trapped in another world she'd rather not think about at the moment. Until some of the Doctor's words snapped her out of her haze.

"I'm going to die soon."

"What do you say that for?" she demanded.

"Rose, will you please go get some coffees?" The Doctor asked.

"No! Your going to explain this to me, right now."

"Rose, please." Maybe Rose sensed the mood, because she grumbled about men and aliens, and walked off.

"I'm going to die soon one day." Wilfred said after the Doctor broke the coffee machine and sent Rose running to help, ensuring their privacy for a couple more minutes.

"Don't you dare." the Doctor said, "That would be just as bad if Rose died!"

"All right, I'll try not to." They both chuckled at that, and watched as Rose frantically tried to avoid getting sprayed in the face with hot coffee.

"But I was told." the Doctor said, "I didn't tell her. She will knock four times. That was the prophecy. she will knock four times, and then-" his voice broke off, as he watched Rose some more, who was now drenched in coffee, and looked like she was about to blow her top.

"Yeah, but I thought, when I saw you before, you said your people could change, like, your whole body." Wilfred said, as Rose tried to wipe the coffee from her eyes, only getting sprayed more from the fizzing machine.

"I can still die." the Doctor said, "If I'm killed before regeneration, then I'm dead. Even then, even if I change, it feels like dying. Everything I am dies. Some new man goes sauntering away, and I'm dead, and I couldn't do that to her a second time," Wilfred wasn't watching the coffee disaster behind them, he was watching Donna Noble climb out of her car. "What?" he asked in disbelief.

"I'm sorry but I had to," Wilfred said gruffly, "Look, can't you make her better?"

"SOMEONE HELP ME WITH THIS DAMN MACHINE." Rose screamed from behind them, as the coffee machine, which seemed to be never out of coffee, spewed some more, and then the soda machine sprayed her in the face as well.

"Stop it." The Doctor said, a cold tone creeping in his voice.

"No, but you're so clever. Can't you bring her memory back? Look, just go to her now. Go on, just run across the street. Go up and say hello."

"If she remembers me, her mind will burn and she will die." The Doctor put his face in his hands, " I don't know why I took her back." he said into her fingers, talking about Rose now. "I fear she's just going to get hurt."

She will knock four times, and you will die. The angels will cry from inside. the wolf will howl. and a girl will remember when the Pandorica opens.

He didn't know what those words meant, and didn't care, because one thing was clear, he would die.

4 days later

Rose was in the Master's arms, and he was paralyzed by the Master's stun gun, and all he could do was watch as he stroked her skin, and told him of Gallifrey.

"I had estates. Do you remember my father's land back home? Pastures of red grass, stretching far across the slopes of Mount Perdition. We used to run across those fields all day, calling up at the sky. Look at us now. And you love her don't you?" he grabbed Rose by her arm and pulled her limply up, she was unconscious.

"All that eloquence. But how many people have you killed?" The Doctor demanded, his eyes never leaving Rose's.

"I am so hungry." The Master said, "but she is not for eating." he said, looking down at Rose.

"Your resurrection went wrong. That energy. Your body's ripped open. Now you're killing yourself." The Doctor yelled, trying desperately to move his limbs, to get to Rose.

"That human Christmas out there. They eat so much. All that roasting meat, cakes and red wine. Hot, fat, blood, food. Pots, plates of meat, and flesh, and grease, and juice, and baking, burnt, sticky hot skin. Hot. It's so hot." he stoked Rose's skin, "And I will take her Doctor, yes take her, stop her heart and cut out her throat before she can howl."

"Stop it. Get away from her!" The Doctor demanded.

"It's mine. It's mine. It's mine to eat and eat and eat." he licked Rose's cheek, "and she is mine to taste, not to eat."

"Stop it. What if I ask you for help? There's more at work tonight than you and me." the Doctor said, shaking his head. He was beginning to feel feeling in his legs.

"Oh yeah?"

"Something is returning."

"And here I am, and here is she! She was lost once to." the Master cackled.

"No, something more."

"It hurts. Doctor, the noise. The noise in my head, Doctor. One, two, three, four. One, two, three, four. Stronger than ever before. Can't you hear it?" he stroked Rose's skin, and the Doctor tensed, willing his limbs to work, "she can hear, can't you Wolf?"

"I'm sorry for the noise, but let her go!" The Doctor yelled, slowly getting to his feet.

"Listen, listen, listen, listen. Every minute, every second, every beat of my hearts, there it is, calling to me. Please listen." he looked truly insane now, quivering.

"I can't hear it, and neither can she, let her go!" the Doctor cried, but the Master melded minds with the Doctor, and the Doctor could hear it, the approaching drums...

CAN'T YOU HEAR THE DRUMS?!

Anyways, um, they will have a better real first kiss trust me, I have one planned. :P

So I thought the fight scene between the Doctor and Master would be hard to write, so I mostly did the talking, and made him a super Creeper. And he still has Rose.

Basically, if your still confused, the Doctor and Rose found the Master, they fought and lost.

This actually happens in the show, jumping to it rather abruptly, and I can't watch the episodes so if I'm missing some of the details sorry!

Anyways, have a Fantastic day! Or sleep well if you live where I live.

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