harrylukedracosgirl: Can I have an imagine where the reader (female) travels with 11 and she goes with the doctor to Craig Owens House and becomes the lodger with the doctor then at the end when they discover the person building a tardis she puts her hand on it instead of Craig to save the doctor and Craig helps her and the doctor get together thanks! btw love your blog!💕Best one out there and take all the time u need xx
I know I made you wait this long, and I’m so sorry. But, as of May 23, I have graduated from high school! I have been working on this one for awhile and it’s super long because of it, I hope you don’t mind! I had fun writing this one. Enjoy!
“Hold on, Y/N, we’ve gotta land the TARDIS. She’s overheating!” The Doctor screamed over the screeching of the TARDIS’ parking break.
You held tightly to the railings of the stairs while screaming back “But what about the buffet?”
“We’ve been traveling too much. Just like you and I need sleep, the TARDIS needs her rest. And she needs it NOOOOOW!” The TARDIS jerked abruptly and you could feel the box was falling rather than landing. The TARDIS stabilized for a moment and you climbed up the last couple steps to try and get a hold of the console.
You were footsteps away, until the TARDIS lurched you backwards and you were somersaulting. The room was spinning so fast—with all the colors blending together—it made you queasy. The front doors were forced open suddenly by your feet. While tumbling outside you heard the Doctor call out your name over your grunting.
Your stomach dropped at the thought of free-falling to your death, but it was too late; you could feel the wind on your neck. You struggled to grab the ledge of the floor and was certain it was the end. You never even had the chance to—
You felt a pointy object scratching at your face, which you knew to be grass. After your head stopped spinning, you opened your eyes to find out that you weren’t in fact falling to your death, but laying belly-down on an unknown front lawn. Behind the blue box was a road that framed a neighborhood full of identical flats, only differing in color.
“Y/N! Are you okay?” The Doctor sprinted out to check on you, helping you to your feet.
“I’m fine. Good thing we landed when we did.” You looked down at the base of the TARDIS, which was at least half a foot into the earth from the impact, and looked at the Doctor. “I need to go back inside and grab something.” You barely took one step before there was a small explosion coming from inside, and the Doctor pulled you back.
The doors swung themselves shut and the sound of popping and bumping leaked it’s way out. “Thanks.” You pat his shoulder. “Why are you smiling?” The Doctor was facing the flat that we had landed by.
He clapped his hands excitedly. “I know where we are!” And before you could ask where, he took your arm and dragged you to the front door of the flat. He pushed the doorbell button and awaited an answer while rocking on his heels. Inside the muffled echo of foot steps were nearing the doors and growing louder.
The door swung open and the Doctor threw his hands in the air. “Surprise!” The man who opened the door blinked in shock.
“Doctor?” He finally uttered after a minute of pure silence.
“Yes!” The Doctor lightly kissed both of the man’s cheeks in greeting. “And this is, Y/N, my companion.” He introduced and you gave a little wave. “Y/N, Craig. Craig, Y/N.”
Craig shook your hand. “It’s… nice to see you, but what are you doing here?”
The Doctor placed his hand on Craig’s shoulder. “I just thought I’d stop by, see how you and Stormageddon and Sophie were doing.” You glanced at him with a What-the-heck-are-you-talking-about frown.
Craig looked past you two at the TARDIS, which had some smoke puffing out the doors. “Doctor, it’s been years since we last met. Alfie is–”
“Daddy?” A small head appeared from behind Craig and the Doctor’s eyes lit up.
“Is this him?”
“Daddy, who are these people?” The boy, only about 5 or 6, tugged on his father’s shirt nearly pouting and in turn was lifted off the ground.
“This is your Aunty Y/N and your Uncle…”
“John!” You answered with a smile; going for his not-so-inconspicuous alias.
“Yeah, your aunty and uncle were just visiting. Come on in.” He guided you two inside and shut the door. “Sophie! We have visitors!” On the way to a door way on the other end of the hall, you caught yourself looking at the pictures hanging up on the wall. The pictures all contained Craig and another woman, who you figured was Sophie, and progressed to pictures of a pregnant Sophie, then baby Alfie. The pictures seemed to capture all their emotions perfectly, and smiled.
“Craig? Was Alfie asking for ice cream? I already told him it’d spoil his appetite.” In the kitchen was the woman from the photographs, Sophie, and her hair was up in a very messy bun that was almost no longer a bun. Her eyes then shifted to us. “Doctor?” Sophie blinked. “And who’s this?” You introduced yourself.
“Do we have that room cleaned out?” Craig set Alfie down.
“Yes but,” Sophie glanced over at us, “it’s not prepared for visitors…”
“Sorry, again, about the sudden… erm, visit.” You apologized and elbowed the Doctor lightly.
“Yes. Now, there isn’t an upstairs floor, right?” Craig and Sophie laughed, and the Doctor kept a straight face.
“No, Doctor, there’s no upstairs for sure.” Craig patted the Doctor’s shoulder and then faced Sophie. “I’ll go get that room ready.”
For the next month you both stayed in the flat waiting for the TARDIS to repair herself; it must’ve been a pretty bad blow if it was taking this long to repair. Honestly, you thought she’d run much better if the Doctor didn’t leave the parking break on, but he insisted on doing so because the noise was cool to him.
It wasn’t surprising that strange things started to happen while you were there. It all started when you were sitting on the back porch early in the morning, with a cup of tea in hand. The birds were just starting to being their songs, and the low hum of the insects could be heard. The sun was just beginning to rise, and movement to your right caught your eye. You thought nothing of it, and continued to drink your tea. It was probably a bird… You thought to yourself. The others started to wake up and you went inside.
“Doctor, can we go do something?” You asked him with a slight whine.
“I’d love to, but what can we do?”
You’d been travelling with him for so long that you didn’t know what to do other than your usual adventurous endeavors. For your it was strange having to come back to the “real world,” and try to do normal things. “We could go on a walk, or go to the park with Alfie and Craig!”
“That sounds like a great idea.” Sophie sighed and the Doctor shrugged.
“Sure! Why not?” He looked to Craig for his opinion.
“I’ll go get Alfie ready.” In about 10 minutes you were all headed out the door with something in your guys’ hands. Alfie had the football, the Doctor held some snacks, you held the water bottles, and Craig held Alfie’s hand. “The park’s just a couple blocks away.”
Once at the park, Craig let Alfie free to do whatever he wanted while he supervised from a nearby bench, and you walked around on the footpath with the Doctor. “So, after the TARDIS is done with repairs, where do you want to go?”
You looked down at your feet in thought. This was like the equivalent to What do you want for dinner? and having no idea. You’d gone to many places with the Doctor, it was hard to tell when and where you wanted to go. You always ended up choosing some importance piece of history that you were interested in, and the Doctor never fully understood why. He’d always say something like, “There’s endless amounts of planets and universes, and you choose to stick with Earth?”
“I don’t know… Why don’t you surprise me?” You shrugged.
“You sure there’s nowhere you really want to go?”
“I’m sure…” You looked at the playground to notice that even as early as it was, there were at least a dozen kids playing. Alfie caught sight of you, and waved excitedly. With a smile you waved back; this past month you’d really bonded with Alfie. Since Sophie was at work most of the day, you’d offered to act as babysitter.
You headed over to Craig to join him on the bench, and Alfie ran your guys’ way.
“Aunty Y/N, will you play football with me?” You looked down and set your hand on his head.
“I’m not the greatest when it comes to sports, kiddo.” You answered with a nervous chuckle.
“But your uncle over here is great at football.” Craig quickly interjected. You raised a brow.
Alfie didn’t even wait for an answer. “Let’s go!” He dragged the Doctor to the sparse field and started to kick the ball back and forth. You sat down next to Craig and watched the two boys play together. Soon the Doctor kicked the ball up in the air and showed off some tricks like bouncing the ball between his knees or balancing it on his head. He looked over at you and grinned with a little wave.
“He likes you, you know.” Craig’s voice interrupted your thoughts and you looked away from both the Doctor and Craig. “I can tell. Sophie can tell. Hell, even Alfie is convinced you two are married.”
“You really think so?” You rubbed the fabric of your coat with your pointer finger and thumb nervously.
He sighed. “I know so. It’s all in the way he talks about you, and he’s always giving you ‘the look.’”
“’The look?’ I don’t think he likes me. I don’t do anything but follow him around. He’s always doing the saving and I’m always doing the following.”
He didn’t have the chance to reply because the Doctor was running back to your bench. “Alfie says he needs to go to the little boys’ room. I’m not quite sure what that means but I assume you do.” He gave his usual little I-don’t-really-know-honestly laughs and Craig got up. “Alfie!” The Doctor called as he turned around and there was no response. “Alfie?” Craig froze.
His eyes wandered to the Doctor, once filled with fear and worry now with fury. “Where is my son, Doctor?”
“He was behind me–I swear!”
“H couldn’t have gone far, let’s go!” You put a hand on their shoulders and ran to the field where they were playing. “Alfie!”
“Alfie! Where are you?”
The only response was kids playing on the playground. You ran from one end of the park to the other, desperately calling for Alfie You were about to turn back, but then caught a quick glance of his familiar red coat. Your heart started to race “Alfie!” He didn’t seem to hear, and continued to walk towards a little shed-like building. “Guys!” The other two ran towards you.
“Where is he? Did you find him?” Craig looked around hopefully.
“He went into that little building. You think it’s the bathrooms?”
“The nearest bathrooms are about a block away…” Craig started to run, and the Doctor looked over at you. His usual childish grin was plastered across his face.
“Somehow we always end up running, don’t we?”
“It seems so, doesn’t it?” You shook your head with an eye roll and followed Craig.
“Alfie!” Craig was pounding on the door of the small building. “Doctor!” He needn’t say anymore, because the Doctor whipped out his sonic screwdriver and unlocked the door in seconds. Craig ran in and almost immediately sprinted to his son, who was sitting on the floor with his knees pulled to his chest, head hidden from view. “Alfie, I’m here!”
Craig was suddenly thrown away from Alfie, and was being pulled by a force towards what looked like a console. You realized that it was bigger on the inside, much like the TARDIS. “Doctor!” He yelled, and the Doctor was ready to leap and save him. However, you beat him to it and pushed him towards Alfie with all your strength.
“Y/N, no!” The Doctor nearly tripped when he realized what you were doing. You honestly had no idea what was going on, but knew you needed to move Craig out of the way. The Doctor took a hold of your arm and tried to resist the invisible force pulling you towards the console which had an indentation strikingly similar to the shape of a hand. “What are you doing?”
“I’m done with sitting around waiting for you to save me or anyone! I want to help! I want to be important!” You cried and the Doctor stopped pulling.
“But you are important, Y/N. You’re important to me,” the force pulled harder on the two of you, “and I’m not going to let you think otherwise.” Your hand was just inches from the console. “Now, when your hand touches this, it’s going to hurt like no other pain you’ve ever felt. I need you to focus on the idea of staying. I don’t care where, but you need to feel like you really want to stay put wherever you are.” You nodded, and he let your hand come in contact with the console.
He was right: It hurt like hell. You did as he said and focused on staying. You wanted to stay with the Doctor, in the TARDIS, and continue with the life you had started with him. You didn’t want to go back to your life before, you wanted to stay with the Doctor; he was your best friend.
You heard a loud pop and saw a flash of light and realized that the invisible force was lifted from you. You freed your hand and hugged the Doctor. “You did good, Y/N.” He patted your back.
“Let’s head home, I think that we all deserve a little break.” Craig interrupted and you let go of the Doctor.
When you returned, Craig informed Sophie on your guys’ adventure, and she flipped. After ten minutes of worrying, she sent Alfie off to his room to play and sunk into one of the dining room chairs with a long frustrated sigh. You turned to leave the room, but Craig ran after you. “Y/N.” He guided you out to the hallway.
“Take these,” he handed you some small pieces of paper, “they’re coupons for this place Soph and I like to go to.”
“What–” You tried to return them.
“Go, take the Doctor.” He insisted and you looked up into the kitchen. The Doctor was attempting to prepare lunch for Sophie, and was miserably failing.
“Fine.” You stuffed the coupons in your pocket and ran back into the kitchen. “C’mon, Doctor, we’re heading out.”
“Where?” He took your hand with confusion.
“On a date!”
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