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River kept her tight grip on Rain, who was no longer trying to escape but needed someone to keep her from collapsing. Rain wasn't exactly sure how sane she'd be after this whole experience. After going through the trauma of watching her husband die, she now found out that it had all been a hoax. She didn't know if she could handle it.

Finally, though, it was River's voice that broke her from her reverie. "Well, what are we waiting for? Come on Doctor, we know where he'll be. Let's go find him."

Rain waited expectantly for the Doctor's agreement, but it never came. Instead, he just lowered his head slightly. "I'm sorry. It's too dangerous. With Kovarian dead we don't know who we'll be dealing with. Most likely, this is all a trap. I'm sorry, but I won't risk your life. Not again."

At this, Rain turned to him with enough force to break free of River's grip. "What do you mean? He's part of our family now. We can't just let him die!"

"I'm sorry, but we just don't know who-"

"I don't care who we're dealing with!" she cut him off. "This is Jet! You have to do something."

At this point, the Doctor's resolve wavered, so he looked over at River for support. However, she just gave him a pleading look, as she chose to side with Rain.

The Doctor sighed in defeat. "Fine. But you two need to stay in the TARDIS with Storm. You'll be safe that way."

Although neither of them really cared about being "safe," they both nodded in agreement. If this was what they had to agree to in order to get Jet back, they would do just as the Doctor said.

The three of them quickly made their way through the hospital and out the doors, hurrying towards the TARDIS. All of a sudden, though, River stopped dead in her tracks, staring blankly at a point further down the road. "River?" asked the Doctor. "What is it? What's wrong?"

She seemed to be too stunned to say anything, her face showing her immense confusion. So now she slowly lifted her arm to point at what she was so focused on. As the other two turned their heads to look as well, their jaws dropped.

There, walking down the street without a care in the world, was Jet.

While the other two were still frozen with disbelief, Rain took off sprinting toward him, faster than she had ever run in her life. The rest of the world was a blur in her eyes, with Jet being the only one who was clear. In a matter of moments, she rushed into his arms, flung her arms around his neck, and held on for her life.

She couldn't help but sob into his shoulder. After all, she had just thought that he was dead only minutes before; now, here he was as if nothing had happened. However, all of these thoughts were interrupted when Jet grabbed hold of her shoulders and pushed her back, holding her at arms' length.

Obviously, Rain was thoroughly confused. However, it was nowhere near the confusion that covered Jet's features. She opened her mouth to speak, but he beat her to it. "I'm sorry, who are you?"

His words were like daggers stabbing into her heart. The sincerity with which he said them was just more than she could handle. Stuttering, she tried to formulate a response. "J-Jet, it's me. R-Rain."

This didn't seem to help any, though. His confusion was still evident, though it was now joined by fear. "How do you know my name?"

Her eyes widened in alert, and she now found herself able to articulate everything she needed to say. "Because I know you! I know that your parents are dead and that you're all alone right now. I met you a while ago and we went on such amazing adventures! I trusted you, and you trusted me, and we got married! Please tell me you know this!"

His face was frozen in alarm, but he still managed to shake it back and forth. "I'm sorry." He didn't quite know how she knew about his family, but he was fairly certain that the rest had never happened. From his point of view, he'd never met this girl before in his life.

At this point, the Doctor and River were able to join them. "Jet!" exclaimed the Doctor. "I can't tell you how relieved we are to see you. For a minute we thought we would have to save you from the Silence."

Jet simply cocked his head at these new visitors. "And who are you?"

The Doctor didn't quite process his response. "What?"

At this, Rain grabbed both River and the Doctor's wrist, pulling them off to the side, out of Jet's earshot. "He doesn't know who we are or what we've been through. He doesn't know anything about us!"

Now the Doctor realized the seriousness of the problem. He'd known that someone new would be controlling the Silence from now on, but he hadn't been prepared for tactics that didn't involve search and rescue. This was definitely new.

The Doctor scratched his head, looking over at Jet, who was obviously straining to hear what they were saying. "Um, I'm not quite sure what's wrong with him, but if we get him on the TARDIS, I can run a full-body scan."

Rain nodded before walking over to Jet and taking his hand. At first, he began to protest, but then she turned to him, looking him directly in the eye. "Please. Just trust me. I know you don't know who or what I am, but just this once you have to trust me."

Reluctantly, he decided to follow her. Rain led him into the TARDIS, ignoring his raving about how it was "bigger on the inside." Immediately, the Doctor began scanning him to find out what was wrong. However, once he saw the results, his eyes became wide.

River was by his side in an instant. "Sweetie, what's wrong?"

The Doctor ran a shaky hand through his hair before answering, addressing Rain. "Well, the good news is that this is the real Jet. The . . . well, other news is a little more complicated. Somehow, he now has two hearts." Here, he paused, allowing his words to sink in. "Rain, Jet's a Time Lord."

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