Last of Her Kind @rainbowhairedgirl
Chapter 17

Authoress Note: Welcome to chapter 17. We are now in the chapter that brings in Jack. I was excited to write this chapter for sure. I hope that this chapter will be flowing a little bit better with Jack added into it. I tried to write this chapter without Jack and Rose's interaction with one another, but it didn't seem to work out that well. So I had to add him into it. I hope that I did a good job with Jack's character. I am not used to writing flirty characters. I picked the parts of when Rose was in it because I don't want to become tedious with writing her part. It was hard enough in the last chapter without having too much Gwendalyn/Artemis in it. I do have to say thank you to the people that had gotten me into this series. If they hadn't I wouldn't be writing a story for this series now. But without further ado Chapter 17 of The Last of Her Kind. 8 more chapters to go and then I hate to say it. That will be the end of this story and then I will be starting the next one. The title of the next story won't be revealed until the last chapter of this story. Allons-y!

Chapter 17

1941 Really?

Gwendalyn gripped onto the console. "I forgot what it felt like to do this."

"What's the emergency?" Rose asked confused.

"It's mauve." The Doctor said as he continued to pilot following the small spacecraft.

"Mauve?" Rose asked, even more confused. She had no idea what was going on.

"The universally recognised colour for danger." The Doctor looked at Rose.

"What happened to red?"

Gwendalyn laughed lightly. "Red is something else altogether. Sorry, but we need to keep going. Whatever that is it's not safe."

"That's just humans. By everyone else's standards, red's camp. Oh, the misunderstandings."

Gwendalyn laughed lightly. "Oh yes, indeed. You were the one that always ended up taking me there when the red would always show."

The Doctor smiled cheekily. "All those red alerts, all that dancing. It's got a very basic flight computer. I've hacked in, slaved the Tardis. Where it goes, we go."

"Oh brilliant." Gwendalyn said looking at him.

"And that's safe, is it?" Rose asked looking at the Doctor.

"Totally."

A bang was heard and caused sparks to fly.

Gwendalyn shook her head.

"Okay, reasonably."

"Now see what lying does to you Doctor?" Gwendalyn said gripping on tightly. She hated rides like these. The Doctor always had a tendency to do things like that.

"Should have said reasonably there." The Doctor said, shaking his head. The Doctor's eyes widened. "No, no, no, no!"

Gwendalyn grabbed onto the console. "Damit."

"It's jumping time tracks, getting away from us." The Doctor began hitting buttons.

"What exactly is that thing?"

"No idea." The Doctor said as he hit more buttons.

"Quit hitting buttons." Gwendalyn tried to keep her balance as the Tardis jumped tracks as well following the spacecraft that they were following.

"Sorry." The Doctor said hitting another button.

"Then why are we chasing it?" Rose questioned.

"It's mauve and dangerous, and about thirty seconds from the centre of London."

Gwendalyn shook her head. "Of course. It always has to be London." She moved away from the console.

"Where are you going?" The Doctor asked, looking at her.

"I'm gonna change." She said with a small smile.

The Doctor shook his head. Of course she would want to change her clothes.

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Gwendalyn was in the wardrobe. She let out a soft sigh as she ran her hand over the fabrics of clothes that were in this wardrobe. A small smile came to her lips. She pulled out an outfit that would be perfect. She changed into it feeling the smoothness of the dress that she had picked. Black went to the knees, saw through shoulders and sleeves that went a little bit past the elbows, black gloves that only went about past the wrists with a small bracelet on her right wrist, and a pair of black flats. She fixed her hair into the style that matched the time that they were in. She smiled. Now this was something that she liked. Now she was ready. She walked out of the wardrobe and the Tardis hummed in approval.

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Gwendalyn rejoined them. She followed them out of the Tardis.

"Do you know how long you can knock around space without happening to bump into Earth?" The Doctor asked Rose.

"Five days? Or is that just when we're out of milk?" She asked looking back at him.

"Of all species in all the universe and it has to come out of a cow." The Doctor said, complaining.

"Only you would say that." Gwendalyn said, shaking her head.

The Doctor looked at her in shock. He nervously shifted on his feet. He had seen Gwendalyn in dresses before, but seeing her dressed like this well… it was different. Very different. The Doctor cleared his throat. "Must have come somewhere quite close. Within a mile, anyway. And it can't have been more than a few weeks ago. Maybe a month."

Gwendalyn let out a soft sigh. Of course they wouldn't make it in time not with how it was jumping across the time streams.

"A month? We were right behind it." Rose said in shock.

"It was jumping time tracks all over the place. We're bound to be a little bit out. Do you want to drive?" The Doctor snapped.

"Yeah."

"No!" Gwendalyn snapped.

Rose rolled her eyes. "How much is a little?"

"A bit."

"Is that exactly a bit?"

"Ish."

Gwendalyn shook her head and crossed her arms.

"What's the plan, then? Are you going to do a scan for alien tech or something?" Rose asked.

Gwendalyn let out a sigh. Of course she would think like that.

"Rose, it hit the middle of London with a very loud bang. I'm going to ask." He said flipping his psychic paper out to show her.

"Doctor John Smith, Ministry of Asteroids."

"It's psychic paper. It tells you…"

"Whatever you want it to tell me. I remember."

The three of them walked and saw a door that says Deliveries Only.

"Sorry." He said, shaking his head.

"Not very Spock, is it, just asking."

"Door, music, people. What do you think?"

"I think you should do a scan for alien tech. Give me some Spock, for once. Would it kill you?"

Gwendalyn shook her head. "Doctor."

"Right." He pulled his sonic out and began to work on the door. He looked over at her and saw the Union flag on her. "Are you sure about that t-shirt?"

"Too early to say. I'm taking it out for a spin."

Gwendalyn shook her head. "I wouldn't wear that if I were you."

The Doctor opened the door. "Come on if you're coming. It won't take a minute." The Doctor said going through the door.

Gwendalyn followed him. "You know we should have grabbed her."

The Doctor swallowed the lump that had formed in his throat. "Well… she knows to stay put."

"Are you certain that she would? I mean trouble always finds her and us."

The Doctor let out a sigh. "We need answers."

"I know."

The Doctor took her gloved hand in his.

"You are being a bit awkward."

"You um…"

Gwendalyn stopped and looked at him. She saw that his cheeks were pink. He was blushing. "Doctor are you blushing."

The Doctor looked at her. "Well, uh…"

"Is it the dress?" She asked.

The Doctor averted his eyes.

Gwendalyn's eyes widened. "Oh gosh." Her cheeks went red. "In all the years of travel…" She shook her head. "I've never worn this style of dress."

The Doctor nodded his head.

The two of them followed through a beaded curtain to where music was playing and a woman singing.

"For nobody else gave me the thrill. When I uphold silence still, it has to be you, wonderful you…"

Gwendalyn moved her head to the music lightly. She loved 40's music. Perhaps one of the best time periods that she lived in, but her past self was not there in England which was not that bad.

"It had to be you." The woman finished singing.

"Wish me luck." The Doctor said placing a soft kiss on her head before going up onto the stage.

Gwendalyn watched from where she was at. She wasn't going to set foot near the stage.

"Excuse me. Excuse me. Could I have everybody's attention just for a mo? Be very quick. Hello! Might seem like a stupid question, but has anything fallen from the sky recently?" The Doctor asked in hopes that he would get some kind of answer of what happened to that spacecraft that they were following.

There was silence just for a few moments before laughter erupted.

The Doctor blinked in confusion.

Gwendalyn looked up at the Doctor in confusion. What the hell was going on?

"Sorry, have I said something funny? It's just, there's this thing that I need to find. Would've fallen from the sky a couple of days ago."

An air raid siren sounds and everyone begins to leave.

"Would've landed quite near here. With a very loud…"

"Quickly as you can, down to the shelter." A man said.

The Doctor looked at the poster on the wall. "Bang." He looked at Gwendalyn. "Come on."

"Right." Gwendalyn said with a nod of her head.

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Rose was climbing a rope to get to the child.

"Mummy. Balloon!" The child said pointing at it.

Rose felt the balloon move and she was on the ride of her life. "Doctor! Doctor! Doctor!" She yelled. She didn't dare yell Gwendalyn's name. She was still upset with her. She didn't know what the hell Gwendalyn and the Doctor had going on and she hated it. She looked down at her shirt as German planes flew by her. "Okay, maybe not this t-shirt." She was now wishing she never wore the Union flag shirt.

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Gwendalyn and the Doctor came out of the Night club.

"Rose?" The Doctor called out for her.

A meow was heard. A kitty cat.

The Doctor picked up the cat. "You know, one day, just one day, maybe, I'm going to meet someone who gets the whole don't wander off thing." He complained petting the cat before putting it down.

Gwendalyn shook her head.

"Nine hundred years of phone box travel, it's the only thing left to surprise me."

"Oi, I don't disappear on you."

"I know."

The phone began to ring on the Tardis.

The Doctor and Gwendalyn shared a confused look.

"How can you be ringing?" He opened the small door. "What's that about, ringing? What am I supposed to do with a ringing phone?" He gets out his sonic and is about to test it.

"Don't answer it." A girl said from behind them causing the two of them to look at her. "It's not for you."

Gwendalyn raised an eyebrow.

"And how do you know that?"

"Cos I do. And I'm telling you, don't answer it."

"Well, if you know so much tell me this. How can it be ringing." He said looking back at it. "It's not even a real phone. It's not connected…"

"Doctor." Gwendalyn said, trying to break him from his talking.

"It's not…." The Doctor turns and sees that the girl is gone. He shook his head and picked up the phone. "Hello? Hello? This is the Doctor speaking. How may I help you?" His eyes widened at what he had heard. "Who is this? Who's speaking?"

"Theta what is it?" Gwendalyn asked softly knowing that no one was around to hear the name.

The Doctor held up his hand silencing her. "How did you ring here? This isn't a real phone. It's not wired up to anything." He put the phone back and knocked on the door of the Tardis. "Rose? Rose, are you in there?"

A noise caused them both to jump.

Gwendalyn looked at the Doctor. "Shall we?"

The Doctor nodded his head.

The two of them run out of the alley and onto the street.

The Doctor climbed up onto the dust bin and helped Gwendalyn up. He peered over the wall along with Gwendalyn to look into a garden.

A well fed woman with a young boy was out there. "Come on, hurry up, get in there. Come on. Arthur! Arthur, will you hurry up? Did you hear the siren?" The woman asked.

Gwendalyn quirked her eyebrow. Why weren't they moving quicker? The sirens meant German bombers which meant hurry up or you might die.

A man came out equally well fed like his wife. "Middle of dinner, every night. Blooming Germans. Don't you eat?"

"I can hear the planes!" His wife shouted at him.

"Don't you eat!" He shouted.

"Oh, keep your voice down, will you? It's an air raid! Get in. Look, there's a war on."

"I know there's a war on. Don't push me." He said getting into the bomb shelter.

Gwendalyn shook her head. "Bloody people."

The Doctor shook his head. "Look."

The two of them watched the girl that had given them the warning before going inside the house.

"This is a job for us again." The Doctor said with a smile.

"Sadly we lost Rose again. Girl can't stay put, can she?"

The Doctor laughed lightly knowing that was true. The girl couldn't stay close to them without disappearing.

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An officer stood on a balcony using a pair of binoculars and he saw Rose in her problem.

"Get those lights out, please. Everyone down to the shelter." An officer said.

"Jack? Are you going down to the shelter? Only I've got to go off on some silly guard duty." A man complained. "Ah, barrage balloon, eh? Must've come loose. Happens now and then. Don't you FAF boys use them for target practice?"

Jack zoomed on Rose's behind. "Excellent bottom." He said with a smile.

"I say, old man, there's a time and a place. Look, you should really be off."

Jack put down his binoculars. He looked at the man that was with him. "Sorry, old man. I've got to go and meet a girl. But you've got an excellent bottom too." He said with a smile.

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The Doctor got down off of the bin and he held his arms up. "Come on."

Gwendalyn put her hands on his arm and slowly slid down with the help from her Theta to get her off of the bin.

"Now that wasn't so bad was it?"

Gwendalyn laughed lightly. "Makes me wish I didn't wear a dress."

The Doctor shifted a little bit. Yes, she was wearing a dress. Perhaps it wasn't the best time to wear one of those, but she had thought that it was wise to wear one.

"Sorry." Gwendalyn said shifting a little bit. "I don't mean to be a distraction."

"Mis you are never a distraction." The Doctor said lying to her. Dressing the way she was at that moment was awkward for him.

"Oi, '' says you. But I know it's true."

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Rose lost her grip on the rope. She is falling quickly towards the Earth. She screams before getting caught in a beam.

"Okay, okay, I've got you." Jack called her.

"Who's got me? Who's got me, and you know, how?" Rose shouted.

"I'm just programming your descent pattern. Keep as still as you can and keep your hands and feet inside the light field."

"Descent pattern?" Rose said, becoming more scared.

"Oh, and you could you switch off your cell phone? No, seriously, it interferes with my instrument."

"You know, no one ever believes that." Rose said reaching into her pocket and pulling her cell out, shutting it off.

"Thank you. That's much better."

"Oh, yeah, that's a real load off, that is. I'm hanging in the sky in the middle of a German air raid with the Union Jack across my chest, but hey, my mobile phone's off."

"Be with you in a moment. Ready for you? Hold on tight!"

"To what?"

"Fair point."

Rose begins hurtling down the light field and is in Jack's arms.

"I've got you. You're fine, you're just fine. The tractor beam, it can scramble your head just a little."

"Hello."

"Hello." Jack said with a smile.

"Hello. Sorry, that was hello twice. Dull, but you know, thorough."

"Are you alright?"

"Fine."

Jack put Rose down.

"Why, are you expecting me to faint or something?"

"You look a little dizzy."

"What about you? You're not even in focus." Rose faints.

Jack caught her. "I knew she would be dizzy." He said, shaking his head and putting her on a nearby bunk.

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Gwendalyn followed the Doctor to the dining room. There was a large group of children eating.

The Doctor sat down and took the plate from a child. "Thanks, miss!"

"Doctor." Gwendalyn scolded.

The children gasped.

"It's alright. Everybody stay where you are." The girl said looking at the children. She knew that they were scared.

"We aren't going to hurt you." Gwendalyn said softly.

"Good here, innit? Who's got the salt?"

"Back in your seats. They shouldn't be here either."

"So you lot, what's the story?" The Doctor asked about eating some of the meat that he had.

Gwendalyn shook her head.

"What do you mean?" Ernie asked looking at the Doctor.

"You're homeless, right? Living rough?"

Gwendalyn smacked him.

"Ow." The Doctor looked at Gwendalyn with wide eyes. "Must you hit me?"

"You're being rude." Gwendalyn said, crossing her arms.

"Sorry."

"Why do you want to know that? Are you a copper?" Jim asked, looking at him.

"Of course I'm not a copper. What's a copper going to do with you lot anyway? Arrest you for starving? I made it in 1941. You lot shouldn't even be in London. You should've been evacuated to the country by now."

"I was evacuated. Sent me to a farm." Alf said, shaking his head.

"Yeah, same with Ernie. Two homes ago." Jim said.

"Shut up. It's better on the streets anyway. It's better food."

"Yeah. Nancy always gets the best food for us." Jim said with a smile.

"So, that's what you do, is it, Nancy?" The Doctor asked, looking at Nancy.

"What is?" Nancy asked, looking at him.

"As soon as the sirens go, you find a big fat family meal still warm on the table with everyone down in the air raid shelter and bingo! Feeding frenzy for the homeless kids of London Town. Puddings for all, as long as the bombs don't get you."

"Something wrong with that?" Nancy asked, narrowing her eyes at him.

"Wrong with it? It's brilliant. I'm not sure if it's Marxism in action or a West End musical."

"Doctor." Gwendalyn scolded him.

The Doctor's cheeks flushed.

The kids giggled at what Gwendalyn was doing to the Doctor. They had never seen a woman scold a man without having a hand raised to them.

"Why'd you follow me? What do you want?" Nancy asked, looking at the two of them.

Gwendalyn crossed her arms.

"We want to know how a phone that isn't a phone gets a phone call. You seem to be the one to ask." The Doctor said looking at Nancy.

"I did you a favour. I told you not to answer it, that's all I'm telling you."

"Great thanks. And I want to find a blonde in a Union Jack. I mean a specific one. I didn't just wake up this morning with a craving. Anybody seen a girl like that?"

Nancy went over and took his plate away.

"What have I done wrong?"

"You took two slices. No blondes, no flags. Anything else before you leave?"

"Doctor." Gwendalyn said looking at her friend and perhaps maybe one day they would be more again.

"Yeah, there is actually. Thanks for asking. Something I've been looking for." He said as he began to draw. "Would've fallen from the sky about a month ago, but not a bomb. Not the usual kind, anyway. Wouldn't have exploded. PRobably would have just buried itself in the ground somewhere, and it would have looked something like this." He said showing them the picture of what they were following in the Tardis.

A knock on the door makes everyone jump.

"Mummy? Are you in there, mummy?"

The Doctor and Gwendalyn went to the window and looked out.

"Mummy?"

"Who was the last one in?" Nancy asked.

"They were." Jim said pointing at the Doctor and Gwendalyn.

"No, they came round the back. Who came in the front?"

"Me." Alf said.

"Did you close the door?"

"Er…"

"Did you close the door?"

"Mummy? Mummy? Mummy?"

Nancy ran into the hallway and bolted the front door.

"What's this, then? It's never easy being the only child left out in the cold, you know." The Doctor said, crossing his arms.

"I suppose you'd know."

Gwendalyn looked sadly at her Doctor. Her Theta. She placed her hand on his arm.

"I do actually, yes."

"It's not exactly a child."

"Mummy?"

Nancy went to the dining room.

Gwendalyn looked at the Doctor. "You alright?"

"I'm fine, Lyn."

"You certain?"

"Yes."

"Mummy? Mummy? Please let me in, mummy. Please let me in, mummy." The child said sticking it's hand through the letterbox.

"Are you alright?" The Doctor asked, moving towards the door.

"Please let me in."

Nancy throws something and the child's hand shoots back. "You mustn't let him touch you!"

"What happens if he touches me?"

"He'll make you like him."

Gwendalyn gasped.

"And what's he like?"

"I've got to go."

"Nancy please." Gwendalyn said looking at the young woman.

"I have to go."

"Nancy, what's he like?" The Doctor asked.

"He's empty."

The telephone rings.

"It's him. He can make phones ring. He can. Just like with that police box you saw."

The Doctor picked up the phone.

Nancy took it from him and hung it up.

"Mummy? Please let me in, mummy."

"You can stay if you want to." Nancy said leaving.

Gwendalyn let out a soft sigh. "Well this is something that we really need to be careful on."

The Doctor looked at her. He nodded his head.

The child stuck his hand through the letterbox again. A scar on the back of his hand was clearly visible. "Mummy? Let me in please, mummy. Please let me in."

"Your mummy isn't here." The Doctor said to the child.

"Are you my mummy?"

"No mummies here. Nobody here, but us chickens. Well, this chicken."

"Doctor." Gwendalyn said, putting her hand on his arm.

"Sh."

Gwendalyn nodded her head.

"I'm scared."

"Why are those other children frightened of you?" The Doctor asked the child.

"Please let me in, mummy. I'm scared of the bombs."

The Doctor went to the door. "Okay. I'm opening the door now."

The child pulled his hand back.

"Doctor."

"It's fine Lyn."

The Doctor opened the door. The child was gone.

Gwendalyn shook her head. "This is getting weirder and weirder. We need to figure this out fast Doctor."

"I agree."

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This is the end of Chapter 17. I worked really hard on it, that is for sure. I added quite a few scenes that possibly were a good idea to add them. I hope that you enjoyed it. Please review and let me know what you think of this chapter. The next chapter will be Jack meeting both Gwendalyn and the Doctor. And Jack is going to be his flirty self in the next chapter that is for sure. And yes we had a few awkward moments between Gwendalyn and the Doctor. There will be awkward moments in the next chapter as well. If there is anything that you would like to see in the next chapter or even in the rest of this story please let me know. Surprises will be coming up fairly quickly and so is the ending of this story. Until next time guys. Much Love.

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