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Out of the Ashes, Twist of Fate

Out of the Ashes, part 26/?
Rose Tyler, human!Tenth Doctor (AU)
Rating: mature
Beta: rudennotgingr
Rose Tyler is used to being alone, having learned the hard way that, eventually, everyone disappears.  After losing the one person she dared to believe wouldn’t leave her, she stops trying to believe that anything will last.  She’s determined that no one will hurt her or her son again.
Genres: hurt/comfort/romance
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A/N: portion of dialogue blatantly stolen with very little apology from David Tennant, bless his astrology hating soul.

Donna and Lee didn’t go on a honeymoon, since Donna’s unpredictable nausea made her hesitant about travel.  They said they’d save it for their first anniversary, and instead spent a week moving into their new flat that had room for them and the baby (the down payment of which was also funded by James, but they were determined to pay that cheque back).  By the end of the week, though, Donna said she needed to unwind with friends, which was why Saturday found the whole group–Donna, Lee, James, Rose, Jack, and Ianto–at a grubby pool hall.

“At least Ian’s finally getting a look through ‘Grandpa Wilf’s’ telescope,” Rose said, sipping at a pint.

“Yeah, not sure who was more excited about that,” James replied as Jack lined up a shot at the table.  “I heard plans for s’mores.”

“Well, now I’m jealous,” she said.

“Tell you what,” he said, standing as Jack failed to pocket his ball and bit back a rude comment, “we can roast marshmallows on your stovetop later.”

“Ohh, you know I love it when you talk about creating fire hazards in my flat,” she said with a grin, and he glanced at her with an answering smile before going back to analyzing the table.

“You know, you two are so cute,” Jack observed after a swallow of rum and coke.

“We know,” James replied, winking at Rose and leaning down to sink a ball effortlessly.

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