She had sat there, vainly hoped to hear the grinding of the T.A.R.D.I.S. alerting her that he had found a way to come get her from this closed off world. But instead all she heard was the unsteady breathe rasping from her parting lips and the soft condolences aimed her way in comfort. The only thing that marked the passage of time had been the hands of her mother firmly pulling her off the floor and away from the wall she had found herself pressed against. Any strength she had to fight was gone and so she moved in a numb state as they put her into a car and drove to a house that was only familiar from her previous trip into this alternate reality. Vision blurred she allowed herself to be shuffled into a room, not even bothering to turn on a light or pull back covers as she laid down on the bed, back turned to the door as she pulled her legs up against her chest and tried to process what had happened.
How long she had laid there crying she could not say but by the time she moved she discovered that some muscles were stiff while others were sore from the sobs that had wracked her body. Sitting up she spotted a pair of pajama pants and t-shirt folded up on the foot of her bed. Her mother must have left them there at some point. Unzipping her jeans she wiggled them over her hips, allowing them to fall to the floor. That was when the thud of something hard hitting the floor broke the silence. Jumping around, puffy eyes fell on the small silver object that had been jostled from her back pocket.
Without thought she quickly bent down and grabbed the phone, her hands shaking as she stared down at the object. Rose’s first instinct was to call him. Tell him to come get her. But surely if the TARDIS could not make it between worlds a phone call stood no chance. The pad of her thumb ran over the buttons, so tempting and yet would certainly disappoint. However, when it came to the Doctor she had long ago proven that she had no resolve and so she pressed down the green button and brought the phone to her ear, sure that she was only bringing herself more heartbreak.