Authoress Note: Welcome to Chapter 19 and the last chapter of the year. It took a bit to get this one right, but sadly it was a little hard to write Jack being flirty with Gwendalyn. It probably won't show up until the next chapter. I am trying my best to flirt, but sadly I am not a flirting type of person and wouldn't know the first thing of writing it. But I did try my best. Jack will be flirting more in this as time goes on and there will be more of a chance of the Doctor getting jealous. I just think that a jealous Doctor will do some good in the end. We are also sadly getting closer and closer to the end of this story. I have to admit that so far this has been an amazing ride with this story. All of you wonderful reviewers reviewing this story have made me continue wanting to write for this series. It really does mean a lot to me that you guys love this story and like Gwendalyn. I really did work hard on her very hard to make her such a likeable character. She is my baby that is for sure. I have to admit that when this story comes to a close I have a feeling that you guys are going to be asking a lot of questions about why I did what I did at the end of this story. It only seems right with what I have planned in mind. But the question is will Rose become the Bad Wolf or will Gwendalyn have something to do with it instead? I won't reveal it though. But I am sure that it is a question in some of your minds of what I have planned for Rose. I know you guys already know I don't like her. But I will try to make it right in the end. Now I got the long windedness out of me like I should have. I hope you enjoy this chapter. Without further ado Chapter 19. Allons-y!
Sorry About That
The patients were getting closer and closer.
"I got it." The Doctor said with a smile. He looked at the one that was in front of him. "Go to your room."
The patients stopped.
"Go to your room. I mean it. I'm very, very angry with you. I am very, very cross. Go to your room."
The patients went back to their beds.
"Oh thank god. " Gwendalyn said, resting her forehead against the Doctor's back. "Brilliant plan."
"I'm really glad that worked." The Doctor said slumping a little bit. "Those would have been terrible last words."
Gwendalyn shook her head. "Oh yes, it would have. You sounded like you were scolding one of your children or one of my nieces or nephews." She said rolling her eyes.
The Doctor swallowed the lump in his throat. He remembered him scolding his children and her nieces and nephews. It hurt to think about them since they were dead. "Well…"
Gwendalyn patted his arm. "I am sorry." She told him softly.
The Doctor let out a soft sigh. He knew that she was sorry about what she had said. "It's fine Lyn."
"I didn't mean to."
"I know. Trust me I know." He said turning to her.
Rose looked at the Doctor with confusion. "Why are they all wearing gas masks?"
"They're not. Those masks are flesh and bone." Jack told her.
"He's right." Gwendalyn said looking at their blonde haired companion. "Flesh and bone. Nothing else. Not a real gas mask."
"How was your con supposed to work?" The Doctor asked, looking at Jack. He wanted to know what the hell he was dealing with.
"Simple enough, really. Find some harmless piece of space junk, let the nearest Time Agent track it back to Earth, convince him it's valuable, name a price. When he's put fifty percent up front, ooops. A German bomb falls on it, destroys it forever. He never gets to see what he's paid for, never knows he's been had. I buy him a drink with his own money, and we discuss dumb luck. The perfect self-cleaning con."
Gwendalyn shakes her head and crosses her arms. Of course it was about money. It always was when it came to stuff like that.
"Yeah." The Doctor said, rolling his eyes. "Perfect."
"The London Blitz is great for self-cleaners. Pompeii's nice if you want to make a vacation of it, though, but you've got to set your alarm for volcano day." Jack said laughing.
Gwendalyn really wanted to hit him.
The Doctor grabbed her arm and shook his head.
Gwendalyn let out a sigh.
"Getting a hint of disapproval."
"You have no idea." Gwendalyn said snapping at him.
"Feisty." Jack said with a wink.
Gwendalyn rolled her eyes.
"Take a look around the room. This is what your harmless piece of space junk did." The Doctor snapped at him.
"It was a burnt-out medical transporter. It was empty."
"Rose." The Doctor said looking at her.
"Are we getting out of here?" She questioned tilting her head to the side.
"We're going upstairs." The Doctor said looking up.
"I even programmed the flight computer so it wouldn't land on anything living. I harmed no one."
"Shut up." Gwendalyn snapped.
"I don't know what's happening here, but believe me, I had nothing to do with it."
"I'll tell you what's happening. You forgot to set your alarm. It's volcano day." The Doctor snapped at Jack.
"Doctor we don't have time for this." Gwendalyn told him.
A siren sounds alerting them.
"What's that?" Rose asked in confusion.
"It's all clear."
Gwendalyn rubbed her face.
The Doctor let out a soft sigh. "I wish."
"Come on." Gwendalyn said with a smile.
"Yeah upstairs we go."
The Doctor and Gwendalyn ran up the stairs leaving Rose and Jack behind.
"You think that it is wise to have him follow us?" Gwendalyn asked, looking at him as they ran up the stairs.
"Mister Spock?" Jack called.
"Doctor?" Rose called out.
Gwendalyn rolled her eyes. "Can't lose them now can we?"
"No we can't." He said shaking his head as they stopped. He shook his head again. A big metal door. "Have you got a blaster?"
"Sure!" Jack yelled.
The two of them ran up the stairs meeting up with them.
"The night your space junk landed, someone was hurt. This was where they were taken." The Doctor told Jack.
"What happened?" Rose asked.
"Let's find out. Get it open."
"What's wrong with your sonic screwdriver?" Rose asked, tilting her head to the side.
Gwendalyn shook her head knowing what he was doing. She knew that he wanted Jack to show him what he had on him. What sort of alien tech he had.
Jack blasts the door to disintegrate the lock.
"Sonic blaster, fifty-first century. Weapon Factories of Villengard?" The Doctor asked, looking at Jack.
"You've been to the factories?" Jack asked, looking at him.
Gwendalyn looked at the Doctor. "When the hell did you go to the factories?" Gwendalyn asked, crossing her arms.
"Once." The Doctor said rubbing his head.
"Well, they're gone now, destroyed. The main reactor went critical. Vaporized the lot."
"Like I said. Once. There's a banana grove there, now. I like bananas. Bananas are good." The Doctor said going into the room.
"Of course." Gwendalyn said following him. Gwendalyn pulled on his arm. "You had something to do with that didn't you?"
The Doctor laughed. "Perhaps."
"No perhaps about it."
The Doctor rubbed his head. "Alright. You know I had something to do with it."
"Nice blast pattern." Rose said with a smile.
"I like it."
Gwendalyn rolled her eyes. "Oi love birds come on."
Rose came into the room followed by Jack.
"Jealous Miss McBride?"
"Oh never." Gwendalyn said, crossing her arms.
"Oh, but I think you are."
"Shut up why don't ya."
The Doctor looked around seeing that the room was a mess and the window that belonged to an observation room was broken. "What do you think?"
Gwendalyn gnawed on her bottom lip.
"Something got out of here." Jack said, crossing his arms.
"Something powerful. Angry."
"Powerful and angry."
"Perhaps too powerful." Gwendalyn said looking around. "No one could break through that." She moved towards the glass window. She brushed her gloved hand across the broken pieces.
"A child? I suppose this explains Mummy." Jack said looking around seeing the drawings and a teddy bear.
"How could a child do this?" Rose asked in confusion.
The Doctor leaned over and turned on the tape machine.
"Do you know where you are?" Constantine asked.
"Are you my mummy?" The child asked.
"Are you aware of what's around you? Can you see?"
"Are you my mummy?"
"What do you want? Do you know…"
"I want my mummy. Are you my mummy? I want my mummy! Are you my mummy? Are you my mummy? Mummy? Mummy?"
"Doctor, I've heard this voice before." Rose told the Doctor.
"Me too…" The Doctor told her.
"Same here." Gwendalyn said, taking a soothing deep breath. This really was becoming something quite new.
"Always are you my mummy? Like he doesn't know." Rose said, shaking her head.
"Why doesn't he know?"
"Are you there, mummy? Mummy?"
Gwendalyn felt her heart grip in her chest. "I don't think he really knows." She said sadly.
"Mummy? Please, mummy? Mummy?"
"Doctor." Rose asked in confusion.
Gwendalyn leaned forward touching the table in front of her. She closed her eyes.
"Can you sense it?" The Doctor asked.
"Sense what?" Jack asked, looking at the Doctor in confusion.
"Coming out of the walls. Can you feel it?"
"Mummy?" The child asked again.
"Funny little human brains. How do you get around in those things?"
"Doctor." Gwendalyn snapped at him.
"When he's stressed, he likes to insult species." Rose said.
"Shut it." Gwendalyn snapped at Rose.
"Rose, I'm thinking." The Doctor snapped.
"He cuts himself shaving, he does half an hour on life forms he's cleverer than."
"Rose will you shut up." Gwendalyn snapped at the girl.
"There are these children living rough round the bomb. They come out during air-raids looking for food." The Doctor mumbled to himself.
"Suppose they were there when this thing, whatever it was, landed?" The Doctor asked.
"You don't mean." Gwendalyn said looking at him.
"Oh but I do." The Doctor said looking at her.
"It was a med ship. It was harmless." Jack snapped.
"Yes, you keep saying harmless. Suppose one of them was affected, altered?"
"Altered how?" Rose asked the Doctor.
Gwendalyn shook her head. Of course it would be a question like that.
The tape had ended and only Gwendalyn and the Doctor had noticed it.
"I'm here!" The child said.
"It's afraid. Terribly afraid and powerful. It doesn't know it yet, but it will do. It's got the power of a god, and I just sent it to it's room."
"Doctor." Rose said softly.
"Oh you don't mean." Gwendalyn said looking at him.
"I'm here, now. Can't you see me?" The child asked.
They heard the clicking sound.
"What's that noise?" Rose asked in confusion.
"End of the tape. It ran out about thirty seconds ago."
"I'm here, now. Can't you see me?"
"I sent it to it's room. This is it's room." The Doctor said as the four of them saw the child.
"Are you my mummy? Mummy?"
"Doctor?" Rose asked, moving back.
"Okay, on my signal make for the door." Jack said to them.
"Oh thinking you should take over? You are just a boy." Gwendalyn said moving behind the Doctor some.
"Are you a mighty fine lady."
Gwendalyn scoffed and rolled her eyes. "Why is it always that." She muttered to herself.
Jack aims his blaster, but doesn't realize it is a banana. "Now!"
The Doctor pulled out Jack's blaster from his belt and made a hole in the wall. "Go now! Don't drop the banana!"
"Good source of potassium!" The Doctor and Gwendalyn said as they ran through the wall and into the hall.
Rose and Jack followed.
"Gimmie that!" Jack said snatching it from him. He used it to repair the hole in the wall. "Digital rewind."
Gwendalyn held up her hands and they glowed purple. She tried her best to reinforce the wall.
Jack looked on in surprise. "What the hell."
Gwendalyn laughed lightly. "Don't ask. You really don't want to know."
Jack looked at the Doctor. "Nice switch."
"It's from the groves of Villengard. I thought it was appropriate."
"There's really a banana grove in the heart of Villengard and you did that?"
"Bananas are good." The Doctor said with a smile.
"Not good for everyone." Gwendalyn said looking at him. "Do I need to remind you guys we have a child after us who's looking for their mummy."
The wall begins to crack.
"I thought your magic was useful."
"Oh shut up Rose." Gwendalyn snapped.
"Um I think we are in a bit of a pickle." Gwendalyn said looking the other way where patients were moving towards them.
"Mummy. Mummy. Mummy." The patients said as they moved closer and closer to them.
"It's keeping us here till it can get at us." The Doctor said, shaking his head.
"It's controlling them?"
"It's them. It's every living thing in this hospital."
"Okay. This can function as a sonic blaster, a sonic cannon, and as a triple-enfolded sonic disruptor. Doc, what do you got?"
"I've got a sonic, er. Oh, never mind."
"It's sonic, okay? Let's leave it at that."
"Disruptor? Cannon? What?"
"It's sonic! Totally sonic! I am soniced up!"
"A sonic what?"
"Screwdriver!" He yelled.
Jack shook his head. "I think sexy here can use her magic against them." He said looking at Gwendalyn and winking at her.
"Sorry I don't use my magic to harm. To help yes, but never harm." Gwendalyn snapped.
The child breaks through the wall.
Rose quickly grabs Jack's blaster and points it at the floor. "Going down!"
They fell through the floor.
"Damn it Rose!" Gwendalyn shouted.
Jack repairs the hole in the ceiling.
"Doctor, are you okay?" Rose asked softly.
"Could've used a warning." The Doctor said helping Gwendalyn up off of the floor. "Are you alright Lyn?"
"Oh just peachy." She said smoothing out her dress. "Sadly I'm going to have to borrow your coat."
"I have a rip in my dress."
The Doctor quickly slipped his jacket off and put it on her.
"Oh, the gratitude." Rose said, rolling her eyes.
"Who has a sonic screwdriver?" Jack snaps.
"I do." The Doctor snapped at him.
"Doctor." Gwendalyn said snapping at him.
"Lights." Rose said softly.
"Who looks at a screwdriver and thinks, ooh, this could be a little more sonic?"
"What, you've never been bored?"
"Boys! Knock it off." Gwendalyn snapped.
"There's got to be a light switch." Rose said looking around.
"I wouldn't try looking for the light." Gwendalyn said, shaking her head.
"Never had a long night? Never had a lot of cabinets to put up?"
The patients sat up in their beds. "Mummy. Mummy."
"Door." Jack said as he tried to get his blaster to work. "Damn it."
"It's the special features. They really drain the battery."
"The battery?" Rose asked.
"Really?" Gwendalyn said, shaking her head. "Always always. Doctor." Gwendalyn said grabbing his arm and leading him to the door. "Open it."
The Doctor quickly used his sonic to get them into the storeroom.
"That's so lame." Rose complained.
"Oh quiet Rose." Gwendalyn said, rolling her eyes.
"I was going for another one, but somebody's got to blow up the factory." Jack complained.
"Oh, I know. First day I met him, he blew my job up. That's practically how he communicates." Rose complained.
"Need some help?" Gwendalyn asked the Doctor.
"No, I think that you have done enough." He told her softly.
Gwendalyn nodded her head. "Okay."
The Doctor used his sonic on the door. "Okay, that door should hold it for a bit."
"The door? The wall didn't stop it! Not even with sexy's magic." Jack said, complaining a little bit.
"Well, it's got to find us first!" The Doctor shouted at Jack.
"Quit your fighting." Gwendalyn said, shaking her head.
"Come on, we're not done yet! Assets, assets!" The Doctor yelled.
"Well, I've got a banana, and in a pinch you could put up some shelving and Miss Sexy here could probably use her magic." Jack said, complaining.
"Oh shut up." Gwendalyn said, shaking her head.
"Window." The Doctor said going to the window.
"Barred. Sheer drop outside. Seven stories." Jack said, shaking his head.
"And no other exits." Rose said, shaking her head.
"Unless you want me to blast a hole in the floor no." Gwendalyn snapped at Rose.
"Well, the assets conversation went in a flash, didn't it?" Jack said snapping at them.
"So, where'd you pick this one up, then?" The Doctor asked Rose.
"Doctor." Rose said looking down.
"He means it Rose." Gwendalyn said, shaking her head.
"She was hanging from a barrage balloon, I had an invisible spaceship. I never stood a chance." He said winking at Rose.
"Okay. One, we've gotta get out of here. Two, we can't get out of here. Have I missed anything?" The Doctor asked them as he looked out the window.
"Yeah Jack just disappeared." Rose said looking over at the two of them.
"This isn't good." Gwendalyn said.
"Okay, so he's vanished into thin air. Why is it always the great looking ones who do that?" Rose complained.
The Doctor rolled his eyes. "I'm making an effort not to be insulted."
"I mean, men."
"Okay, thanks, that really helped."
The radio crackled to life.
"Rose? Doctor? Sexy? Can you hear me? I'm backed on my ship." Jack's voice rang out. "Used the emergency teleport. Sorry I couldn't take you. It's the security-keyed to my molecular structure. I'm working on it. Hang in there."
"How're you speaking to us?" The Doctor asked.
"Om-Com. I can call anything with a speaker grill."
"Now there's a coincidence."
"The child can Om-Com, too."
"He can?" Rose asked.
"Anything with a speaker grill. Even the Tardis phone."
"What do you mean the child can phone us?"
"And I can hear you. Coming to find you. Coming to find you." The child said.
"Doctor can you hear that?" Jack asked.
"Loud and clear."
"I'll try to block out the signal. Least I can do."
"Coming to find you, mummy."
Gwendalyn let out a sigh. "Always the mummy."
"Remember this one, Rose?" Jack asked.
Moonlight Serenade came through the radio.
Gwendalyn quirked an eyebrow. "What the hell?"
"Our song." Rose said with a smile.
The Doctor continued trying to use his sonic to get the bars to go so they could escape.
"What are you doing?" Rose asked, looking at him.
"Trying to set up a resonation pattern in the concrete, loosen the bars."
"You don't think he's coming back do you?"
"Wouldn't bet my life."
"Nor mine." Gwendalyn said, shaking her head.
"Why don't you trust him?"
"Why do you?" The Doctor shot back.
"He saved my life. Bloke-wise, that's up there with flossing. I trust him because he's like you. Except with dating and dancing. What?"
"You just assume I'm…"
"You just assume that I don't dance."
"What, are you telling me you do dance?"
Gwendalyn rolled her eyes.
"Nine hundred years old, me. I've been around a bit. I think you can assume at some point I've danced."
"Doesn't the universe implode or something if you dance?"
"Well, I've got the moves, but I wouldn't want to boast."
Rose turned it up.
Gwendalyn shook her head.
Rose smiled at him. "You've got the moves? Show me your moves."
"Rose, I'm trying to resonate concrete."
"Hand me the damn thing." Gwendalyn snapped taking his screwdriver from him.
"Jack'll be back. He'll get us out. So come on. The world doesn't end because the Doctor dances."
Rose held out her hand.
The Doctor looked at her palms. "Barrage balloon?"
"You were hanging from a barrage balloon."
"Oh, yeah. About two minutes after the two of you left me. Thousands of feet above London, middle of a German air-raid, Union Jack all over my chest."
"I've travelled with a lot of people, but you're setting new records for jeopardy friendly."
"Is this you dancing? Because I've got notes."
"Hanging from a rope thousands feet above London. Not a cut, or bruise."
"Yeah I know. Captain Jack fixed me up."
"Oh, we're calling him Captain Jack now, are we?"
"Well his name's Jack and he's a captain."
"He's not really a Captain, Rose."
"Do you know what I think? I think you're experiencing Captain envy. You'll find your feet at the end of your legs. You may care to move them."
"If ever he was a Captain, he's been defrocked."
"Yeah? Shame I missed that."
"Um.." Gwendalyn said, trying to get them to notice what was going on.
"Actually, I quit. Nobody takes my frock. Most people notice when they've been teleported. You guys are so sweet."
"I've noticed." Gwendalyn said, shaking her head.
"Sorry about the delay. I had to take the nav-com offline to override the teleport security."
"You can spend ten minutes overriding your own protocols? Maybe you should remember whose ship it is. " The Doctor said.
"Oh, I do. She was gorgeous. Like I told her, be back in five minutes."
"Oh truly." Gwendalyn said, rolling her eyes.
This is the end of chapter 19. I hope that you enjoyed it. Please leave a review. I promise to update soon. Until next time guys. Much love.