Through time and space (part two)
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Within a week of being at 221b John helps you get a job- where you meet Rose Tyler. The two of you become fast friends.
Now one day at work you and Rose were closing up when a man grabs yours and Rose’s and tells you to run. Once outside of the building the strange man introduces himself: “I’m the Doctor, by the way. What are your names?”
“Rose, and this is Y/N.” Rose answers. The man smiles before replying.
“Nice to meet you, Rose and Y/N. Run for your lives!” The two of you get out of there as fast as possible. Thankfully the two of you are a safe enough distance away when the shop explodes.
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“Well I think I just lost my job.” You say when you get back to Baker Street.
“What happened?” John asks in response sounding concerned.
“Long story short, someone planted a bomb and Rose and I barely got out of there before it exploded.”
“You two okay?”
“Shaken but otherwise alright.”
“You’re a little more than shaken.” Sherlock observes. “What else happened?”
“This man showed up and took Rose and I by the hand and told us to run- as if he knew the building was going to explode.” Sherlock had his thinking face on.
“Did he tell you his name?”
“He just called himself the Doctor.” Sherlock throws you a ‘where did you hear that name’ kind of look. “You know him?”
“I used too, but that was a long time ago.” Sherlock then continues his train of thought not giving you a chance to respond. “He travels through time and space in a police box. Next to my brother he is one of the most dangerous men you will ever meet.”
“How is he as dangerous as Mycroft?”
Sherlock looks a little puzzled before replying with: “I must’ve deleted it.”
“Okay what?” The consulting detective then explains what a mind palace is and how he has a tendency to delete ‘useless’ information (like the solar system) from his memory. You roll your eyes. Guess you’re going to have to pull out the books and the laptop to find information about the Doctor since Sherlock conveniently deleted the information about the mysterious time traveler.
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The next day you are hanging out with Rose at her place when the Doctor shows up again. “What’re you doing here?” The Doctor asks when Rose opens the door.
“I live here.” She replies.
“Well, what do you do that for?”
“Because I do. I’m only at home because someone blew up my job.”
“I must have got the wrong signal. You’re not plastic, are you? No, bonehead. Bye, then.”
“You. Inside. Right now.” Rose says as she pulls the Doctor inside.
“Did he really call you a bonehead?” You ask leaning against the wall. Rose nods in response. Rose’s mom, Jackie, asks who was at the door. “Want me to tell her or are you going to tell her?”
“Don’t mind the mess. Do you want a coffee?” Rose asks the Doctor after that rather weird conversation between him and Jackie.
“Might as well, thanks. Just milk.” The time traveler answers.
“We should go to the police. Seriously. All three of us.”
“I already spoke to Lestrade, Rose.” You point out, as the Doctor picks up a magazine. He’s not even paying attention.
“That won’t last, he’s gay and she’s an alien.” He says thumbing through the magazine.
“I’m not blaming you, even if it was just some sort of joke that went wrong.” Rose continues ignoring both you and the Doctor. The Doctor sets down the magazine and picks up a paper back novel.
“Hmm. Sad ending.”
“They said on the news they’d found a body.” There are two different conversations happening at the moment, and both of them happen to be Rose and the Doctor talking to themselves. You clap your hand on your friend’s shoulder pulling her from her thoughts.
“Rose. I already talked to the police as well as Sherlock. They’re already looking into it.” You explain. Rose nods slightly before looking back at the Doctor. She asks him to explain everything but once again he isn’t paying much attention. The cat door rattles, that catches the Doctor’s attention.
“What’s that, then? You got a cat?” He asks. Rose shakes her head. She then explains that they (her and her mom) used to, now it is just strays that show up. Her back is turned so she doesn’t see the mannequin arm trying to kill the doctor. You do though- the first thought through your head is: are you kidding me, I thought I got away from this bullshit.
The Doctor gets the hand off of him, only to throw it at Rose. While the two of them are trying to get the arm off they break a coffee table. You are surprised that Jackie doesn’t hear the commotion. Eventually the arm stops trying to kill people. “It’s all right, I’ve stopped it. There you go, you see? Armless.” The Doctor answers, only to have Rose smack him with the fake arm. “Ow!”
“I’ve seen some crazy things throughout my life, but I have never seen a mannequin arm try to kill anyone before.” You state. “I need some air.” You then head outside, Katie has interesting timing. She calls as soon as you shut the door behind you. “Hey Katie.” You say when you answer the phone.
“Hey… you okay?” Katie replies.
“Not really.” Your sister asks you what happened. “This might be hard to believe, but my friend Rose got attacked by a mannequin’s arm.”
“Taking into consideration everything we’ve seen- that’s not that weird.”
“You have a point K… I just find it a little odd that the mannequin arm thingy, happened less than 24 hours after the shop I worked at blew up.”
“Whoa rewind there. What do you mean by it blew up?”
“It literally exploded. Fireball and everything.”
“Please tell me that you weren’t anywhere near that place when it did.”
You bite your tongue softly, you hate lying to Katie but you don’t want her to panic.
“I wasn’t. I saw it on the news.” You answer hoping your older sister will take your bluff. Thankfully she does. ‘Thank god.’ You think to yourself. When Rose and the Doctor walk out of the apartment you have to wonder why they are arguing and why Rose is asking about why she might get killed if she blabs about what happened. “Hey Katie, I’ll call you back.” You say into the phone.
“Okay, talk at you later (Nickname)!” Katie says with a rather perky tone of voice. You roll your eyes and hang up and put your phone back in your pocket and quickly jog after your friend and the Doctor.
“Hey Rose, wait up!” You nearly yell. Rose pauses while the Doctor keeps walking. Eventually you catch up to the Doctor. Rose asks him who he actually is.
“Do you know like we were saying about the Earth revolving? It’s like when you were a kid. The first time they tell you the world’s turning and you just can’t quite believe it because everything looks like it’s standing still. I can feel it. The turn of the Earth. The ground beneath our feet is spinning at a thousand miles an hour, and the entire planet is hurtling round the sun at sixty seven thousand miles an hour, and I can feel it. We’re falling through space, you and me, clinging to the skin of this tiny little world, and if we let go. That’s who I am. Now, forget me, Rose Tyler and Y/N.” The Doctor seems a little hurt that he is sending the two of you away, he walks into that police box of his and then leaves.
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“Sherlock, was the Doctor cold towards you when you knew him?” You ask breaking the silence between you and your roommates.
“Not that I’m aware of, what brings this up?”
“The fact that the Doctor basically told Rose and I to leave and forget about him.” Sherlock looks confused, before he starts digging through his belongings. “Sherlock what are you looking for?”
“This.” He says as he hands you a picture frame with a crayon drawing inside. In the drawing is a stick figure with a red bowtie and a red hat that you’re pretty sure it’s a fez. Next to the stick figure is the police box (it says TARDIS in the drawing though.) “I know not the best but the Doctor I knew wore a bowtie and a fez.”
“That isn’t the Doctor I’m familiar with Sherlock.” You point out. “The Doctor I know wears a leather jacket and has rather noticeable ears.”
“Then are you sure we are talking about the same man?”
“I don’t know… all I know is that both of them own an almost identical police box that can travel through space and time.”
“What if this Doctor person can change faces?” John suggests. You get an ‘oh shit’ look on your face, which doesn’t go unnoticed. “Y/N?”
“I’ll explain later… right now, I need to go find Rose. She might be in danger.” Without another word you leave 221b. You crash into Rose and her boyfriend, Mickey. “Hi guys.” You say trying to act casual. Rose smiles and asks if you would like to join the two of them for pizza. “Sure.”
When you get to the restaurant you notice that something is a little off with Mickey. He looks like a human sized Ken doll. You don’t mention anything though, if you learned anything from hunting the supernatural- it’s better to keep your mouth shut about it then ruin someone’s life. “So, where did you meet this Doctor?” Mickey asks when Rose mentions the fact she’s thinking of applying for a job at the hospital.
“I’m sorry, wasn’t I talking about me for a second?” Rose asks confused.
“Because I reckon it started back at the shop, am I right? Was he something to do with that?”
“What was he doing there?” Out of the corner of your eye you spot the Doctor pretending to be a waiter. You can’t help but smirk a little bit, thinking of all the times that you and your family did that for hunts.
“I’m not going on about it, Mickey. Really, I’m not, because, I know it sounds daft, but I don’t think it’s safe. I think he’s dangerous.” Rose says. She is so oblivious sometimes.
“But you can trust me, sweetheart. Babe, sugar, babe, sugar. You can tell me anything. Tell me about the Doctor and what he’s planning, and I can help you, Rose. Because that’s all I really want to do, sweetheart, babe, babe, sugar, sweetheart.” When Mickey says that, it tips you off that ‘Mickey’ isn’t actually Mickey. You cautiously reach for your gun that you have stashed in your waistband of your jeans. Rose is finally realizing something is wrong.
“Your champagne.” The 'waiter’ says.
“We didn’t order any champagne. Where’s the Doctor?” Mickey counters. The Doctor tries a different tactic only this time he does it to Rose, who turns him down. You decide to help the Doctor out even though you don’t really trust him.
“I could’ve sworn that one of you ordered the champagne.” You say giving the Doctor a slight nod informing him that you know it’s him. The Doctor gives you a slight nod in return.
“Y/N I don’t know where you got that idea but we really didn’t.” Rose points out, as the Doctor starts to shake the bottle… that cork is going to turn into a projectile if he opens the bottle just right. 'Mickey’ realises that the 'waiter’ is actually the Doctor. “Don’t mind me. I’m just toasting the happy couple. On the house!” The Doctor says, as he fires the cork at fake Mickey’s forehead- which ends up coming out of his mouth.
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The Doctor gets you and Rose outside. He eventually convinces you and Rose to get in that police box of his. The box is bigger on the inside.
“It’s going to follow us!” Rose says.
“The assembled hordes of Genghis Khan couldn’t get through that door, and believe me, they’ve tried. Now, shut up a minute.” The Doctor replies. “You see, the arm was too simple, but the head’s perfect. I can use it to trace the signal back to the original source. Right. Where do you want to start?” Rose asks about how the TARDIS is bigger on the inside. After the Doctor explains what the hell is going on Rose starts crying. “That’s okay. Culture shock. Happens to the best of us.”
“Did they kill him? Mickey? Did they kill Mickey? Is he dead?” Rose asks in response. “Also how are you not phased by any of this Y/N?”
“Oh. I didn’t think of that.” The Doctor answers.
“I’ve seen stranger. So this is nothing new.” You add in with a shrug. Rose just shakes her head at you before returning her attention back to the Doctor.
“He’s my boyfriend. You pulled off his head. They copied him and you didn’t even think? And now you’re just going to let him melt?”
“Melt?” The Doctor then looks at the control console and going off his look of horror he is mentally saying a string of curse words.
Later the three of you go to the London’s eye to stop the living plastic. “Think of it, plastic all over the world, every artificial thing waiting to come alive. The shop window dummies, the phones, the wires, the cables.” The Doctor rambles.
“The breast implants.” Rose adds in, you snicker slightly.
“Still, we’ve found the transmitter. The Consciousness must be somewhere underneath.” The Doctor continues seemingly oblivious to Rose’s comment and your laughter.
“What about down here?” There is a large manhole cover at the bottom of a few steps.
“Looks good to me.” The three of you run down and the Doctor opens up the hatch.
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Once inside, the three of you find a multilevel chamber with a basin full of goop in the middle. “The Nestene Consciousness. That’s it, inside the vat. A living plastic creature.” The Doctor states.
“Lovely.” You mutter under your breath.
“Well, then. Tip in your anti-plastic and let’s go.” You look at your friend slightly shocked- she has a dark side.
“I’m not here to kill it. I’ve got to give it a chance.” The Doctor then walks down to a catwalk overlooking the vat. “I seek audience with the Nestene Consciousness under peaceful contract according to convention 15 of the Shadow Proclamation.” The stuff inside the basin moves, which the Doctor takes as a yes. “Thank you. If I might have permission to approach?” Again the goop moves. Rose spots Mickey on a lower level and runs to him. You roll your eyes as you walk over to the two of them.
The stuff in the vat seems to freak out when it finds the TARDIS as well as the Doctor’s anti-plastic. The doctor tells you, Rose and Mickey to get out of here. Rose calls her mom, while you just stand there like an idiot. You reach behind you and pull out your gun from the waistband of your jeans and look at it debating if you should use it or not. “Why do you have that on you?!” Mickey asks his eyes wide in terror.
“Relax I’m not going to shoot you… however I am going to use it though.” You answer. “Rose I’m going to need your gymnastic abilities.”
“What do you want me to do?” Rose answers. You then explain your idea (which happens to be stupidly dangerous. If it goes wrong, you might accidentally shoot Rose or the Doctor.)
“Do you trust me?” You ask when Rose hesitates. Your (eye color) eyes meet her brown ones. She slowly nods. “Then you know that I will not shoot you on purpose right.” Once again Rose nods.
Praying you wouldn’t hit your friend you pull the trigger. The sound of the gunshot echoes throughout the chamber. Time seems to go in slow motion as the bullet severs the rope, and as Rose kicks the mannequins into the vat of liquid plastic.
After all the excitement dies down, and the Doctor leaves for about a minute before he shows back up again saying it’s a time machine too. You and Rose share a look and a smile before joining the Doctor for another adventure.
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