Rose slammed the heel of her hand against the wheel, cursing again before she lay her forehead against it in a slump of defeat.
Fabulous. This was absolutely fucking fabulous. Just what she needed.
She took a deep breath, puffing out her cheeks as she exhaled slowly, closing her eyes and counting to herself, gathering her thoughts and her strength. After four deep breaths and a count of forty, she raised her head.
Right. Time to make a plan.
Step one - find out what the hell was wrong.
She opened the door to the car and leaned forward to pull the lever that released the bonnet, then stepped out into the chilled air. She raised the bonnet and propped it, putting her hands on her hips to survey the engine. Nothing seemed broken or out of place, but she was forced to acknowledge that she wouldn’t really be able to recognize if something was wrong. She needed Mickey for that sort of thing.
Mickey, who was in Oxford until Boxing Day, spending the holidays with Martha.
Seeing nothing amiss, Rose walked back around to the driver’s seat and flopped into it with a muttered prayer. She’d done nothing but look at the engine of the car, certainly nothing that would make a difference when she tried to crank it. That didn’t stop her from hoping, however, and she prayed through clenched teeth as she put her foot on the brake and turned the key.
The car made a scraping, groaning sound, but didn’t catch.
Rose let her chin sink to her chest, took a breath, then raised her head and tried again. More of the same groaning and scraping, then silence.
She swore, spitting out the most foul words she knew.
Rose jumped, and the shock brought her from being slumped in her seat to standing beside the car before she could blink. Once there, she took in the sight of Ian Docherty, Queen’s Counsel, senior law partner at Stewart, Docherty, and Smith, the prestigious law firm where she worked, and the man she’d been nursing a crush on since she started working there nearly a year ago.
Didn’t anyone ever tell you there’s one thing you never put in a trap, if you’re smart, if you value your continued existence, if you have any plans about seeing tomorrow, there’s one thing you never, ever put in a trap.
And what would that be, sir?
Me. - Doctor Who (Happy 53rd Birthday!)
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Do you know like we were saying, about the earth revolving? It’s like when you’re a kid, the first time they tell you that the world is turning and you just can’t quite believe it ‘cause 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. The entire planet is hurtling around 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.