Authoress Note: Welcome to Chapter 12. The very chapter that I wanted to get to after revealing who Gwendalyn really was. Gwendalyn is indeed Artemis from the Doctor's past and the woman that he had fallen in love with in the past. There will be many points pointed out in this chapter of the past that the two of them had together. It took a little bit to get this chapter just right due to the fact that it was kind of a pain in the butt trying to get the chapter down just right. You will get to see how many regenerations that Gwendalyn has gone through. Most will be memories though for Theta Sigma and Artemis that the two of them had together. This is probably going to be a shorter chapter than what the other ones were. Without further ado Chapter 12. Allons-y!
Lives Of Artemis
Gwendalyn sat in her room knowing that she was in trouble with the Doctor for not telling him sooner. She was glad that no one really heard them talking. Well if you could really call that talking. She knew that he would probably drop her off somewhere and leave her there.
There was a knock on the door.
"Come in." She said softly.
The door opened revealing the Doctor. "Can we talk?" He asked her softly. He really couldn't be mad at her. He didn't want the woman that he loved to fear him. He never wanted that to happen. Not with her.
Gwendalyn bit her lip. "Of course." She said, with a nod of her head, knowing that the Doctor wanted to talk to her about what she had said to him.
He came into the room.
"Won't Rose and Adam wonder where you are?" She asked softly not looking up at him. Her hands wringing together still thinking that he was fairly pissed at her. She kind of thought about it and knew that it wasn't right for her to hide the fact that she was Artemis from him for so long. But she thought that he wasn't ready to see the lost love.
"I wanted to speak to you privately." He told her softly as he closed the door. "And they are resting like they should. They had a trying day as well."
Gwendalyn nodded her head. She understood that fairly well. She knew that they needed their rest. After all they were humans.
He took a seat next to her. "Why didn't you tell me sooner?"
Gwendalyn let out a soft sigh. "I didn't think you were ready, Theta." She said looking into his blue eyes. "I really wanted to tell you, but would you have really believed me?"
The Doctor let out a soft sigh. "No, I suppose not. But we had a link." He said softly. "How could you hide a link like that?"
"It wasn't that hard." She said softly.
"How many lives have you had to live without me Artemis?" He questioned softly.
Gwendalyn took his hands in hers. She lifted them up to her temples. "Go ahead. You can look." She said softly.
The Doctor swallowed the lump that had formed in his throat. She was allowing him to do this. She never allowed him to do this to her. In all the years of knowing her, she would never allow him to go through her memories. "You never…"
"It is the only way that you will get your answers that you seek."
The Doctor took a deep breath and closed his eyes. For the first time he was going into her mind. "Put up a metal door to what you don't want me to see. I know your mind works differently than others. Normal wooden doors I will look into." He told her softly.
"Alright." She said closing her eyes. This was it. She was showing her memories. She never thought that she would allow him to go through her memories.
He went through the first wooden door to see what was held behind it. He was finally going to get his answers. The answers that he needed from her.
A woman with silver hair and silver eyes smiled at the two people standing before her. It was her best friend the Doctor and Susan. "Please. Do as I say."
"And what about you?" Susan asked softly.
"Don't worry about me. I am sure that you will both see me again. Just go. There isn't much time left. I am sure that you don't want to be caught."
"Artemis take care of yourself." The Doctor told her.
Artemis smiled. "I will. Just go before someone catches you. You know that Tardis's aren't allowed here."
The Doctor wasn't one for hugging much, but for his friend he would. He hugged her.
"Be careful out there."
"Don't do this." The second Doctor pleaded with a woman with brown hair and green eyes. He didn't want her to leave him.
"Doctor. I wouldn't have to do this if I didn't have to." She told him softly.
The Doctor put his hand on her cheek. "Please."
"There is a war going on. My people need me, Theta."
"I know, but please…"
"I know you don't want to be in the war. And that is best, but my people need their princess. They need me to help with the council."
"Please just be careful."
"I will. I promise you that."
A woman with greying blonde hair and blue eyes looked at a man that was dressed like he was a magician. "Doctor?"
She nodded her head. "Yes, I have been searching for you. Searching for you for a long time."
"Are you still fighting in the war?"
"I gave up fighting in it." She told him softly. "I cannot keep track of the guard any more. Gave it all to my brother. I don't want to keep fighting."
A woman with black hair and brown eyes messed with the red, purple, and rust scarf that the Doctor wore around his neck. She shook her head and laughed lightly.
"What is it?" He asked, looking at her.
"It's the scarf."
"What about it?" He questioned pouting.
"What is up with it being so long?"
He laughed. "It was a gift."
"Well it suits you." Artemis said with a smile.
The Doctor smiled.
"Doctor!" A woman with red hair and green eyes called out to him.
"Artemis." He said with a smile. He was happy to see her. She had always had a knack for disappearing on him and it worried him when she would wander off without saying too much to him.
She giggled lightly. "You weren't waiting for me long were you?"
He shook his head. "No of course not."
"Where do you think you're going?" The Doctor asked looking at a woman with black hair and hazel eyes
"We have to keep moving."
"What are you so worried about my dear?"
Artemis shook her head. "Do I have to tell you? My people are looking for me. You know that."
The Doctor nodded his head. He knew what she meant.
"You know…" A woman with Dirty blonde hair and green-blue eyes fixed the shirt that the Doctor wore.
"What?" He asked, sending her a questioning look.
"You really do look good in that." She said blushing slightly.
"Artemis." He chuckled at what she said. She had embarrassed herself with what she had said.
"Sorry." She said looking away from him.
"It's fine. Artemis." He said with a grin.
"Just leave it to me to embarrass myself again."
He chuckled lightly.
"There is still a war going on." A woman with Dark brown hair and bright blue eyes said looking at the Doctor.
"I know that."
"I have to go back." The woman said, shaking her head.
"Theta my family needs me."
"You told me that you would never go back."
"I have to. My people are dying."
"So are mine."
"Then the universe shall burn."
A woman with greying brown hair and green eyes looked at the warrior that was before her.
He looked at her. "Are you certain that you want to do this Artemis?"
She nodded her head. "This has to be done."
He nodded his head.
"We would always be the two that had enough strength to do this." She said softly.
He remembered that last memory well. That was the last time that he had seen her. She then had disappeared off of the face of the planet. He thought he had killed her. He had blamed the Daleks all this time for her missing.
"Continue." She said softly. She wanted him to see. She wanted him to see everything.
A woman with blonde hair and blue eyes stood in front of the townspeople of Salem. She closed her eyes. They were deciding her fate.
"We here denounce you as a witch. You have tried to take our children and turn them against the faith of the church." The judge of the church said.
Her hands shook in fear. Whatever fate she was going to have was not something that she was going to like.
"I sentence you to death to release those children that you have put under your spell. You will be burned at the stake at dawn."
Gwendalyn screamed as she was dragged away. "You got it all wrong. I didn't do anything. I didn't do anything of the sort." Gwendalyn pleaded with them. But she couldn't get through to them. They wouldn't believe her anyways no matter how hard she tried to tell them that she was innocent.
The Doctor felt tears come to his eyes. He never thought that it was worse than what she had told him. He never had dreamed that something like that would have happened.
Gwendalyn trembled under his touch.
The Doctor didn't know how many memories he could bear seeing with her right there in front of him.
Gwendalyn took a deep breath that wasn't all that calm. "Continue." She said brokenly. She wanted him to continue on like he was supposed to.
A woman with red hair and violet eyes bumped into a man that was dressed in a leather coat and jumper who was walking with a black haired woman. "Sorry." She was running away because she had heard a scream from someone and wasn't going to get herself involved.
The Doctor was surprised at what he had seen. She was the one that ran into him when they were in Cardiff running away from the sound of screams of a gelth.
She laughed lightly. "Continue." She said running her fingers lightly over his hands.
A black haired woman with blue eyes walked into the room. She had newly regenerated from the death that she had given to herself.
"Who the hell are you?" Rose demanded.
The Doctor removed his hands from her head. She was so far into her life. Too far into her regenerations. She was 12 in but he knew that two of those really didn't count. They were half lifes.
"Now you have your answers." She said softly moving away from him.
He looked at her and saw the sadness written across her face. He put his hand on her shoulder. "I wish you would have told me sooner."
She let out a soft sigh. "I wished I could have too, but would you have believed me?"
He swallowed the lump that had formed in his throat. "No, I guess I wouldn't have."
She smiled a sad smile. "I wish I could have told you sooner. I wished I would have found you sooner."
The Doctor pulled her to him.
She rested her head on his chest. Her hand gripped onto his jumper. What mattered was right there and now.
The Doctor had her back in his arms. "You won't ever have to be alone. Ever again."
"You can't guarantee that."
"I can try to." He told her softly.
"And you won't have to be alone either." She told him softly.
He ran his thumb over her cheek softly.
"I know we won't be able to pick up where we were before." She said softly.
"Why do you say that?"
"I am a changed person and so are you."
"I will wait for you.. I know it will take a while…"
"You would be willing to wait for me even though it will take me forever?"
"Then we can try."
He pressed a soft kiss on her forehead. He was happy to have his Artemis back even though she was now Gwendalyn. He and her were going to have to take it slow. He wished that he would have been with her when she went through things. He wanted her to be comfortable with who he was now and he wanted to know who she was after the war had messed her up as well. He was willing to try.
Gwendalyn wrapped her arms around him.
He pulled her close to him wrapping his arms around her tightly. He looked down seeing her rest her head against his chest. He rubbed her back softly taking a breath. He was glad that he had found her and he wouldn't ever leave her again. He didn't have it in his two hearts to leave her alone again in the world. Not after seeing her go through in Salem. He was going to be with her and he decided for the rest of their lives. At least he was going to try his hardest to do so.
This is the end of Chapter 12. I hope that it is alright. I haven't really written such a long section that was purely written by me and not have something to really go by. I tried my best with each form of the Doctor. Please let me know what you think of this chapter. Granted yes, there isn't much going on in this chapter, but it was something to give you insight to what Gwendalyn truly is like in her past lives. Until next time. Much love, 3