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The Beating Of Her Hearts


Sophia, a Time Lady meets the Doctor in New Earth as they travel in the Tardis. After losing Rose, the duo start to feel more to care about other people than the long lost person who is far away.

Adventure / Scifi
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The Runaway Bride - Donna's Arrival

The Doctor and Sophia are at the Tardis, meer moments after departing with Rose in Norway on Darlig Ulv Stranden. The Doctor has let a tear drop from his pupils of her eyes. Sophia already let her feelings go when she fell into the other side of the void. The Tardis is flying around a supernova, which was the only source to power a message over to Rose without fracturing two universes. The Doctor is moving around the console while Sophia is looking at the wall of the interior of the Tardis. As the Doctor looks at the door, a bride dressed in her wedding dress appearing out of nowhere. The Doctor emits a different emotion than the one he was using as Rose left him.

"What?" The Doctor asks himself, waking Sophia from looking at the wall to see the bride.

"Who are you?" The bride inquires, having now just met the Doctor and Sophia in the Tardis.

"But..." The Doctor tries to respond as he looks to see if she has been there for ages.

"Where am I?" The bride annoyingly asks them.

"What?" The Doctor repeats his first question to the bride, going out of control for himself.

"What the hell is this place?" The bride inquires because she has never seen the Tardis before.

"What? You can't do that. I wasn't. We're in flight. That is, that is physically impossible! How did..." The Doctor conveys his emotions in speech asking why she is on the Tardis, in flight behind a supernova.

"Tell me where I am. I demand you tell me right now where am I?" The bride inquires, raising her voice about telling him or Sophia where she is to help her understand better of the situation.

"Inside the Tardis." The Doctor says to her, hoping that she can understand better if she knows the name to the spaceship that she is currently in.

"The what?" Donna asks him again as she actually doesn't understand and asks him about the spaceship's name.

"The Tardis." The Doctor namedrops the Tardis again, hoping the bride will understand her now that he has repeated it for her.

"The what?" The bride inquires again, prehaps becoming an annoying person to the Time Lords to respond to.

"The Tardis!" Sophia shouts at her, making sure that the Doctor would not be able to withstand this infernal bride's babbiling. "Can you understand it now?"

"The what?" The bride inquires one more time, letting the Doctor give up on this.

"It's called the Tardis. Two words, easy to understand." Sophia says as she mocks the bride's name.

"That's not even a proper word. You're just saying things." The bride ignores her and tells Sophia otherwise.

"How did you get in here?" The Doctor, trying to withstand his anger asks her how she got onto the Tardis.

"Well, obviously, when you kidnapped me. Who was it? Who's paying you? Is it Nerys? Oh my God, she's finally got me back. This has got Nerys written all over it." The bride asks them who kidnapped her, asking if her captives payed her to capture her before thinking about her friend, Nerys which then she thinks that Nerys finally got her back with a joke.

"Who the hell is Nerys?" The Doctor asks the bride, only now knowing that a name has mentioned calling herself Nerys but this can't be the bride's name.

"Your best friend." The bride reveals.

"Maybe your best friend." Sophia says to the bride.

"Hold on, wait a minute. What are you dressed like that for?" The Doctor tries to ask her why she is dressed like that.

"I'm going ten pin bowling. Why do you think, dumbo? I was halfway up the aisle! I've been waiting all my life for this. I was just seconds away, and then you, I don't know, you drugged me or something!" The bride rambles about thinking that she was drugged or something else that may have happened.

"I haven't done anything!" The Doctor complains, as he actually hasn't done anything and this bride is just rambling on and he doesn't understand.

"I'm having the police on you! Me and my husband, as soon as he is my husband, we're going to sue the living backside off you!" The bride warns them as they are talking rubbish to her that she really doesn't seem to understand enough of as she runs down the ramp to the doors.

"No, wait a minute. Wait a minute. Don't!" The Doctor acciendently tells her before she opens the doors and looks at a pretty gaseous nebula of the supernova.

"You're in space. Outer space. This is kind of 'our' space ship. It's called the Tardis." Sophia describes what the bride seems to be seeing as she is smiling whilst describing about her home.

"How am I breathing?" The bride inquires a question, not the best one to ask them.

"The Tardis is protecting us." The Doctor says, telling her about the air of protection around the trio.

"Who are you?" The bride inquires.

"I'm the Doctor." The Doctor finally introduces himself to her.

"And, I'm his... let's say, current companion." Sophia introduces herself to the bride, telling . "So, as we've introduced ourself, who might you be?"

"Donna." The bride names herself to the Doctor and Sophia.

"Human?" The Doctor asks Donna about her species unless she was another Time Lady, to surprise The Doctor and Sophia.

"Yeah. Is that optional?" Donna inquires after revealing that she is a pure human and not a Time Lady as maybe the Doctor and Sophia may have prospected.

"Well, it is for me." The Doctor tells her.

"You're an alien." Donna figures out.

"Yeah and when I meant companion. Not human." Sophia reveals to her, trying to give her an edge as she smiles at her.

"It's freezing with these doors open." Donna complains about the temperature of the space, the Doctor then slams the doors shut and goes back to the console.

"I don't understand that and I understand everything. This this can't happen! There is no way a human being can lock itself onto the Tardis and transport itself inside. It must be..." The Doctor says about her while he tries to figure out himself on how Donna really got in the Tardis. He grabs an ophthalmoscope and uses it to look into Donna's eyes. Donna is annoyed. "Impossible. Some sort of subatomic connection? Something in the temporal field? Maybe something pulling you into alignment with the Chronon shell. Maybe something macro mining your DNA within the interior matrix. Maybe a genetic..."

Donna slaps the Doctor.

"What was that for?" The Doctor asks after he has been slapped by Donna.

"Get me to the church!" Donna complains as she yells at him to get her to her chapel where she 'was' suppoused to be married.

"If you stop complaining to the Doctor, we would get you to your place, but first can you give us the placecode." Sophia explains to Donna, after she has complained as she nearly screamed her human lungs out.

"Saint Mary's, Hayden Road, Chiswick, London, England, Earth, the Solar System." Donna describes the location of the chapel that she was to get married in as she grabs a blouse that is hanging over the railing. "I knew it, acting all innocent. I'm not the first, am I? How many women have you abducted?"

The Doctor and even, Sophia drop the emotions they already had before as Donna has grabbed the blouse of Rose, Sophia remembers the flashbacks of how she left.

The Doctor, Sophia and Rose lean against the walls for a few moments. Rose is shedding a couple of tears on the wall as Sophia is lying by the wall, huddled by her own body as she sobs and looks at herself. She was attached to Rose over her adventures and now she's gone on the other side. The Doctor walks away as Sophia gets up and starts to follow him back to the now lonely machine.

"There's 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 super nova. I'm burning up a sun just to say goodbye."

"It was very lucky."

"Rose Tyler, Defender of the Earth. And that I cannot argue with."

"Quite right, too. And I suppose, if it's one last chance to say it, Rose Tyler."

"That's my friend's." The Doctor says to Donna, trying not reveal Rose's name to Donna.

"Where is she, then? Popped out for a space walk?" Donna inquires, using sarcasm to get her way.

"She's gone. " The Doctor says.

"Gone where?" Donna asks, using more sarcasm.

Sophia goes to her and slaps her.

"Did you hear him? She's gone, we've lost her, not on what you think is 'a space walk'. Now, if you want something else than a slap. Be quiet and wait for a couple of minutes." Sophia warns Donna not to cross her emotions after using sarcasm to get he own way as she takes the blouse from Donna and throws it through a doorway.

"Sorry Rose."

The Tardis has landed in an area surrounded by buildings.

"I said, Saint Mary's. What sort of Martian are you? Where's this?" Donna reminds them as she asks the pilot and his companion where the location that the Tardis has currently landed in.

"Something's wrong with her. The Tardis, it's like she's..." The Doctor describes about the Tardis.

"What Doctor? Sick, diseased?" Sophia inquires the emotions that the Doctor has portrayed and described about the Tardis.

"Well my dear, recalibrating! She's digesting. What is it? What have you eaten? What's wrong? Donna? You've really got to think. Is there anything that might've caused this?" The Doctor continues as he gives examples of questions as Donna, outside is making the traditional circuit of the Tardis. "Anything you might've done? Any sort of alien contacts? I can't let you go wandering off. What if you're dangerous. I mean, have you, have you seen lights in the sky, or did you touch something like something, something different, something strange? Or something made out of a, box of metal or. Who're you getting married to? Are you sure he's human? He's not a bit overweight with a zip around his forehead, is he?"

The Doctor takes a pause, before finding out that Donna has gone out of his sight.

"Donna!" He shouts, with a pain to himself and Sophia as they have to start running to find the bride before she could get lost and find an interdimensional alien hunting for fresh meat finding her.

Donna cannot cope with the reality of dimensional transcendentalism and is walking away. Sophia goes in front of the Doctor to meet up with Donna to try to convince herself that she can cope with the reality of dimensional transcendentalism and the truth is waiting for itself to be revealed to Donna and it's magical glory.

"Donna." Sophia says to her, meeting up with her after running to try to find her again without being lost with the alien she thought of.

"Leave me alone. I just want to get married." Donna complains to Sophia, she wants to return to real life and not become like Sophia, an alien due to being a companion to the Doctor.

"Well then, come back to the Tardis with us two." Sophia says to to Donna, thinking that if Donna had to come back to the Tardis. She would be okay.

"No way. That box is too weird." Donna tells Sophia.

"Donna, It's bigger on the inside, that's all. I was the same as you, I was alone in my world and then that box became my home." Sophia explains, whilst mentioning about her debut in New Earth.

"Oh! That's all? Ten past three. I'm going to miss it." Donna asks Sophia about that being it before complaining that she is going to miss her wedding now.

"You can phone them. Tell them where you are. You may not have to miss it at all." Sophia gives Donna a possibility of an event to do.

"How do I do that?" Donna inquires.

"Well, you must have a mobile on yourself." Sophia mentions about Donna maybe having a mobile, since after The Age Of Steel and after The Satan Pit, maybe even between events of Love and Monsters. She used her sonic screwdriver that she built in the Beast's caverns to sonic the signals of the phone to reach into unbelieveable places. Unfortanatly, she left it in her jacket that she wore in Fear Her.

"I'm in my wedding dress. It doesn't have pockets. Who has pockets? Have you ever seen a bride with pockets? When I went to my fitting at Chez Alison, the one thing I forgot to say is give me pockets!" Donna complains as she tells Sophia that she actually has no pockets in her dress.

"This man you're marrying. What's his name?" The Doctor inquires, since Sophia has been asking most of the questions to Donna.

"Lance." Donna names her fiance or near to be husband.

"Good luck, Lance." The Doctor comments on Lance being Donna's husband.

"Oi! No stupid Martian is going to stop me from getting married. To hell with you!" Donna warns him off that comment about Lance as she runs away from the Doctor.

"I'm, I'm not, I'm not, I'm not from Mars." The Doctor rambles about that he isn't a Martian to see Sophia smiling at that.

"No, because they are completely different." Sophia tells him.

"Taxi!" Donna yells at a passing taxi as it drives past her. "Why's his light on?"

"There's another one!" The Doctor points out for another taxi.

"Taxi! Oi!" Donna shouts for another who drives past with its For Hire light on.

"There's one!" The Doctor shouts out.

"Oi!" Donna yells.

"Do you have this effect on everyone? Why aren't they stopping?" The Doctor complains about the taxi's not coming.

"They think I'm in fancy dress." Donna says.

"Stay off the sauce, darling!" A driver comments.

"They think I'm drunk." Donna figures out.

"You're fooling no one, mate!" The men in another car yell at her.

"They think I'm in drag!" Donna figures out again after that.

"Hold on, hold on." The Doctor says as he does a very piercing whistle and a taxi does a quick U turn to pick them up.

"Saint Mary's in Chiswick, just off Hayden Road. It's an emergency. I'm getting married. Just hurry up!" Donna explains to the driver in the taxi cab that the Doctor, Donna and Sophia in it.

"You know it'll cost you, sweetheart? Double rates today." The driver explains to her.

"Oh, my God. Have you got any money?" Donna asks the Doctor and/or Sophia about if they have any money.

"Er, no." The Doctor reveals.

"Only 10 pounds, will that do?" Sophia says. "Ahh, double rates. Erm... Do you, Donna?"

"Pockets!" Donna yells at Sophia.

The taxi driver dumps them back where he picked them up.

"And that goes double for your mother! I'll have him. I've got his number. I'll have him. Talk about the Christmas spirit." Donna complains about that driver.

"Is it Christmas?" The Doctor inquires.

"Well, duh. Maybe not on Mars, but here it's Christmas Eve. Phone box! We can reverse the charges!" Donna says to him.

"Christmas Eve on Mars. I'll keep that title as a novelisation." Sophia comments.

"How come you're getting married on Christmas Eve?" The Doctor asks Donna about why to get married on a day like Christmas Eve.

"Can't bear it. I hate Christmas. Honeymoon, Morocco. Sunshine, lovely. What's the operator? I've not done this in years. What do you dial? 100?" Donna describes the Doctor's question before asking how to use a phone box as the Doctor uses his sonic screwdriver and gets a dialling tone.

"Just call the direct." The Doctor says.

"What did you do?" Donna inquires.

"Something Martian. Now phone. I'll get money!" The Doctor says as he describes it as The Doctor and Sophia join the queue at a cash machine.

"Oh, answer the phone!" Donna complains. "Mum, get off the phone and listen. I'm in. Oh, my God, I don't know where I am! It's a street, and there's WH Smith but it's definitely Earth."

The Doctor gives the London Credit Bank ATM the sonic treatment, and goes straight to Please Take Your Cash without the rest of the preamble. Donna accosts a woman in the street.

"Excuse me. I'm begging you. I'm getting married, I really am and I'm late and I just need to borrow a tenner and I'll pay you back I promise and it's Christmas." Donna tells the woman.

The Doctor takes the money from the ATM then spots a trio of Santas playing God Rest Ye Merry on brass instruments. He starts to get scared onto it.

"Taxi! St Mary's Chiswick. Thanks for nothing, spaceman! I'll see you in Court." Donna complains as she gets into the taxi, which is driven by another Santa.

"Donna!" The Doctor yells at the taxi.

Donna drives away. The Santas point their instruments at the Doctor, so Sophia zaps the ATM, which sends banknotes flying across the street. Lots of people rush to grab the money and he runs away with Sophia hurrying towards the Doctor.

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