Authoress Note: Welcome to Chapter 20. Gosh only have 6 chapters left before a new story in this series. I am still not revealing the title for the next story yet. There will be more flirting from Jack and a jealous Doctor somewhat. Also an awkward Gwendalyn. For some reason I feel like Gwendalyn would have been a mother before this story. Doesn't she have that kind of mothering vibe around her? It feels like there is anyway. I hope that you enjoy this chapter. I have worked fairly hard on it as always like I do with my other chapters. I had a little bit of trouble with flirting, but that is normal since I am not used to writing flirty guys. Without further ado Chapter 20. Allons-y!
The Doctor Can Dance
"This is a Chula ship." The Doctor said.
"Yeah, just like that medical transporter. Only this one is dangerous." Jack said as he sat down.
The Doctor snapped his fingers and a golden light surrounds his hand.
"They're what fixed my hands up. Jack called them er…."
"Nanogenes. Rose said looking at him. "Yeah."
"Sub-atomic robots. There's millions of them in here, see? Burned my hand on the console when we landed. All better now. They are active when the bulkhead's sealed. Check you out for damage, fix any physical flaws. Take us to the crash site. I need to see your space junk."
"As soon as I can get the nav-com back online. Make yourself comfortable. Carry on with whatever it was you were doing." Jack said as he messed with some of the buttons.
"We were talking about dancing." The Doctor said, defending himself.
Gwendalyn shook her head.
"It didn't look like dancing."
"Didn't feel like dancing." Rose said, shaking her head.
Gwendalyn rolled her eyes. "Oh come on."
"What's a matter sexy? Don't like it that no one is paying attention to you."
Gwendalyn snapped her attention to Jack.
The Doctor felt his hearts constrict. Why was Jack calling her sexy? She was his Artemis not Jack's.
"You might want to focus on what you are doing." Gwendalyn snapped, pulling the leather jacket that the Doctor had given to her to cover the tear that was in her dress closer to her body.
Rose pulled away from the Doctor. "So, you used to be a Time Agent now you're trying to con them?"
"If it makes me sound any better, it's not for the money." Jack said looking at Rose.
"Woke up one day when I was still working for them, found they'd stolen two years of my memories. I'd like them back."
"They stole your memories?"
"Two years of my life. No idea what I did. Your friends over there don't trust me, and for all I know they're right not to. Okay, we're good to go." Jack said with a small smile. "Crash site?"
The Doctor rolled his eyes. "Of course the crash site."
Gwendalyn shook her head and didn't say a word knowing that it wouldn't help them at this moment.
The Doctor moved towards Gwendalyn. "We will figure this out Lyn."
Gwendalyn looked at the Doctor. "We can only hope. You always do figure it out." She said burrowing a little bit into his coat. She took a deep breath and let out a soft sigh. "Then we can go somewhere fun."
The Doctor nodded his head. "Right. I owe you a trip for this."
"You're damn right you do."
The Doctor pulled her back against him. "I know."
Rose looked at the two of them and felt anger rise up in her. What was going on between the two of them. The Doctor had been having a good time with her and not Gwendalyn. What did Gwendalyn have that she didn't? History didn't matter to her. Not in the least bit.
"Alright take us there. We have work to do." The Doctor told Jack.
"Right on it." Jack said nodding his head.
They had landed at the bomb site. They were hiding away from the bomb.
Jack watched Algy marching. "There it is. Hey, they've got Algy on duty. It must be important."
"We've got to get past him." The Doctor said, shaking his head.
"Oh don't look at me." Gwendalyn said, shaking her head. "I don't make a good distraction."
The Doctor laughed lightly.
Gwendalyn looked at him. "Oi."
"Are the words distracting the guard heading in my general direction?" Rose asked, fixing her shirt.
"I don't think that'd be such a good idea." Jack said looking at Rose.
"Don't worry I can handle it." Rose said with a smile.
Jack shook his head.
"I don't think you're getting it Rose."
"I've got to know Algy quite well since I've been in town. Trust me, you're not his type. I'll distract him." He began to run away from them. "Don't wait up."
"Relax." The Doctor said, rolling his eyes. "He's a fifty-first century guy. He's a bit more flexible when it comes to dancing."
"Well, by his time, you lot have spread out across half the galaxy."
Gwendalyn laughed lightly.
"Meaning?" Rose asked.
"So many species, so little time."
"What, that's what we do when we get out there? That's our mission? Week seeks new life, and, and…."
"Dance in more ways than one." Gwendalyn said looking at what Jack was doing.
Rose felt a loss for words.
The Doctor's cheeks flushed. He never heard that kind of language coming from her mouth and he knew her for so long.
"Something wrong Doctor?" Gwendalyn asked looking back over at the Doctor seeing his flushed cheeks.
The Doctor cleared his throat. "Nothing."
"Mm-hm." She shook her head. She looked back towards what was going on. "Something's wrong."
The three of them ran as they saw that Agly had turned into one of those beings as well.
"Stay back!" The Doctor yelled.
"You men, stay back." Jack yelled at the men.
"The effects become air-borne, accelerating."
"Much too quickly." Gwendalyn said, shaking her head.
The siren went off alerting them of another air attack.
"What's keeping us safe?" Rose asked, wondering what was keeping them safe from this.
"Nothing." Gwendalyn and the Doctor snapped.
"Ah, here they come again." Jack said, shaking his head.
"All we need. Didn't you say a bomb was going to land here?"
"Never mind about that. If the contaminants are airborne now, there's hours left."
"Seriously?" Gwendalyn said, shaking her head.
"Till nothing, forever. For the entire human race. And can anyone else hear singing?"
"I do." Gwendalyn said looking around.
"Stay here. I will look."
"You better hurry up."
The Doctor nodded his head. He walked to the building that he heard the singing from.
Gwendalyn let out a sigh. "Always trouble. Why do we always have trouble flocking to us."
"Trouble?" Jack asked, looking at her.
"You mention that you always have trouble flocking to you."
"It doesn't matter." Gwendalyn said, shaking her head.
The Doctor returned with Nancy.
They lifted up the thing that covered the item that had fallen.
"You see?" Jack snapped. "Just an ambulance."
"That's an ambulance?" Nancy asked in confusion.
"It's hard to explain. It's from another world." Rose said, trying her best to explain.
"They've been trying to get in." Jack said, realizing what they had been doing beforehand.
"Of course they have. They think they've got their hands on Hitler's last secret weapon. What're you doing?"
Jack was putting the access code. "The sooner you see this thing is empty, the sooner you'll know I had nothing to do with it. "
"As if that is really going to help us." Gwendalyn said, crossing her arms.
Sparks flew and alarm went off.
"Didn't happen the last time." Jack said, rubbing his head.
"It hadn't crashed last time. There'll be emergency protocols." The Doctor looked at Gwendalyn. "Do you remember anything about this?"
Gwendalyn looked at it. "No." She said, shaking her head.
"Doctor, what is that?" Rose asked looking at the Doctor.
They heard banging on the doors that were leading them to the hospital.
"Doctor!" Rose shouted.
Gwendalyn looked up towards the hospital. "Oh that can't be good."
"Captain, secure those gates."
"Why?" Jack asked the Doctor.
"Just do as he asks." Gwendalyn said looking at Jack.
Jack held up his hands and moved to the gates.
"Nancy, how'd you get in here?" The Doctor asked, looking at the girl.
"I cut the wire." Nancy said looking at the Doctor.
"Show Rose. Setting two thousand four hundred and twenty eight D." The Doctor said, throwing his screwdriver at her.
"Reattaches the barbed wire." The Doctor told her.
"Go." Gwendalyn said as she moved closer to the medical ambulance.
Rose and Nancy leave.
Gwendalyn looked at the Doctor. "Okay. Now what do we do?"
The Doctor looked at Gwendalyn. "You don't remember how to get into one of these?"
Gwendalyn rubbed her face. "If I could remember. But I don't remember anything like this Theta." She said softly to him shaking her head.
Jack came back to them. "I'll get it open." Jack said as he began to work on the ambulance and tried to get it open.
Gwendalyn crossed her arms.
"So sexy you know how to work on things like these?" Jack asked as he worked on the ambulance in trying to get it open.
Gwendalyn rolled her eyes.
The Doctor's hands shook at his sides. He didn't like Jack messing with his Artemis. He knew that Artemis wouldn't go for a man like Jack.
Rose and Nancy came back.
Jack was able to get it open. "It's empty. Look at it."
"What do you expect in a Chula medical transporter? Bandages? Cough drops? Rose?" The Doctor asked, looking at the young companion.
"I don't know." Rose said thinking.
"Yes, you do."
"Nanogenes!" Rose said looking at the Doctor.
"It wasn't empty, Captain. There were enough nanogenes in there to rebuild a species." The Doctor said looking at Jack.
"Oh, God." Jack said, realizing what he had done.
"Getting it now, are we? When the ship crashes, the nanogenes escape. Billions upon billions of them, ready to fix all the cuts and bruises in the whole world. But what they find first is a dead child, probably killed earlier that night, and wearing a gas mask."
"And they brought him back to life? They can do that?" Rose asked in confusion.
"What's life? Life's easy. A quirk of matter. Nature's way of keeping meat fresh. Nothing to a nanogene. One problem though. Don't know what a human being's supposed to look like. All they've got to go on is one little body, and there's not a lot left. But they carry right on. They do what they're programmed to do. They patch it up. Can't tell what's gasmask and what's skull, but they know what people should look like, and it's time to fix all the rest. And they won't ever stop. They won't ever, ever stop. The entire human race is going to be torn down and rebuilt in the form of one terrified child looking for its mother, and nothing in the world can stop it."
Gwendalyn wiped a tear that had fallen from her eye.
"I didn't know." Jack told the Doctor.
The Doctor rolled his eyes and began to work on it.
"Mummy. Mummy." The patients say moving closer to them.
"Rose!" Nancy said looking at them.
"It's bringing the gas mask people here, isn't it?" The Doctor asked as he worked. "Damn. My hands are too large."
"Move." Gwendalyn said pushing him lightly out of the way.
"Lyn what are you."
"Just tell me what to do." Gwendalyn told him as she took her gloves off.
"The ship thinks it's under attack Lyn. It's calling up the troops. Standard protocol."
"But the gas mask people aren't troops." Rose said looking at them.
"They are now. This is a battle-field ambulance. The nanogenes don't just fix you up, they get you ready for the front line. Equip you, program you."
"That's why the child's so strong. Why could that phoning thing."
"It's a fully equipped Chula warrior, yes. all that weapons tech in the hands of a hysterical four year old looking for his mummy. And now there's an army of them."
Gwendalyn shook her head. "That's all well and good Doctor, but that won't stop them from attacking us."
"Why don't they attack?" Jack asked seeing that they hadn't attacked yet. They were just standing there outside of the barbed wire.
"Good little soldiers, waiting for their commander."
"The child?" Jack asked in confusion.
"Jamie." Nancy said looking at Jack.
"Not the child. Jamie."
"So how long until the bomb falls?" Rose asked.
"What's the matter, Captain? A bit too close to the volcano for you?" The Doctor asked.
"Not helping." Gwendalyn said, trying to continue her work.
"He's just a little boy." Nancy said looking at the Doctor.
"He's just a little boy who wants his mummy."
"I know. There isn't a little boy born who wouldn't tear the world apart to save his mummy. And this little boy can."
"So what're we going to do?" Rose asked looking at the Doctor.
"I don't know."
"It's my fault." Nancy said softly.
"It is. It's all my fault."
"How can it be your…"
"Mummy. Mummy. Mummy. Mummy."
"Nancy, what age are you? Twenty? Twenty one? Older than you look, yes?"
Nancy kept silent.
"Doctor, that bomb. We've got seconds." Jack told them.
"You can teleport us out." Rose said looking at Jack.
Jack shook his head. "Not you guys. The nav-com's back online. Going to take too long to override protocols."
"So it's volcano day. Do what you've got to do." The Doctor told Jack.
"Jack?" Rose turned and Jack was gone.
"How old were you five years ago? Fifteen? Sixteen? Old enough to give birth, anyway. He's not your brother, is he? A teenage single mother in 1941. So you hid. You lied. You even lied to him."
"Doctor." Gwendalyn said, looking at him removing her hands from the ambulance.
The bomb site gates opened and there was Jamie. "Are you my mummy?"
"He's going to keep asking, Nancy. He's never going to stop."
"Tell him. Nancy, the future of the human race is in your hands. Trust me and tell him."
Nancy walked towards Jamie. He was doing the same.
"Are you my mummy? Are you my mummy? Are you my mummy?"
"Yes. Yes, I am your mummy." Nancy said looking at her son.
"Are you my mummy?"
"Are you my mummy?"
"Are you my mummy?"
"He doesn't understand. There's not enough of him left." The Doctor said sadly.
Gwendalyn took his hand in hers. "I am sure that there is enough of him left."
"I am your mummy. I will always be your mummy. I'm so sorry. I am so, so sorry." Nancy said, hugging Jamie. A cloud of nanogenes surrounded them.
"What's happening?Doctor, it's changing her, we should…"
"Please. just be quiet Rose." Gwendalyn said hoping that what they were seeing was true.
"Come on, please. Come on, you clever little nanogenes. Figure it out. The mother, she's the mother. It's got to be enough information. Figure it out."
"What's happening?" Rose asked, confused of what was going on.
"See? Recognising the same DNA."
Jamie lets go and Nancy falls.
"Oh, come on. Give me a day like this. Give me this one." The Doctor said moving closer to Jamie. He removed the gas mask. He grinned. "Ha-ha!" He picked Jamie.
Gwendalyn smiled. She felt the tears form in her eyes. She loved seeing things like this. This is what she loved seeing.
"Welcome back! Twenty years till pop music. You're going to love it." The Doctor said putting him down.
"What happened?" Nancy asked in confusion.
"The nanogenes recognised the superior information, the parent DNA. They didn't change you because you changed them. Ha-ha. Mother knows best."
"Oh Jamie." Nancy said, hugging her son.
Gwendalyn moved closer to the Doctor and he pulled her close to him.
"Doctor that bomb." Rose said looking at the Doctor.
"Taken care of it." The Doctor said looking at Rose.
The bomb hurtled towards them. A light surrounded it and Jack was sitting on the bomb.
"Doctor!" Jack said with a smile.
"The bomb's already commenced detonation. I've put it in stasis but it won't last long."
"Change of plan. Don't need the bomb. Can you get rid of it, safely as you can?"
Jack nodded his head. "Rose? Sexy?"
"Yeah?" Rose asked.
Gwendalyn shifted uncomfortably.
"Goodbye." Jack vanished and then reappeared. "By the way, love the t-shirt and dress." He vanished again.
The Doctor clapped his hands and the nanogenes came to him.
"What are you doing?"
"Software patch. Going to email the upgrade. You want moves, Rose. I'll give you moves." He told her with a smile. He threw the nanogens at the waiting patients and they fell to the ground. The Doctor smiled. "Everybody lives, Rose. Just this once, everybody lives!"
The patients stood up.
The Doctor moved towards Dr. Constantine. "Doctor Constantine. Who never left his patients. Back on your feet, contant doctor. The world doesn't want to get by without you just yet, and I don't blame it one bit. These are your patients. All better now."
"Yes, yes, so it seems. They also seem to be standing around in a disused railway station. Is there any particular reason for that?" Dr. Constantine asked, looking at the Doctor.
"Yeah, well, you know, cutbacks. Listen, whatever was wrong with them in the past, you're probably going to find that they're cured. Just tell them what a great doctor you are. Don't make a big thing of it. Okay?" The Doctor said leaving him.
Gwendalyn looked at the Doctor and smiled. "We have to go now…"
The Doctor nodded his head knowing that to be true. "Right, you lot. Lots to go. Beat the Germans, save the world. Don't forget the welfare state. Setting this to self-destruct, soon as everybody's clear. History says there was an explosion here. Who am I to argue with history?"
Gwendalyn laughed lightly.
"Usually the first in line." Rose said, rolling her eyes.
Gwendalyn looked at the Doctor. "I'll be back. I'm going to change out of this." She said slipping out of his leather jacket and handing it to him. "Thank you again for letting me borrow this."
The Doctor smiled. "You are welcome." He told her.
"I will be back." She said before leaving to go and change her clothes. As much as she loved dresses which weren't very often but she preferred her own clothes.
Gwendalyn returned dressed in her black shirt, blue jeans, and boots. She decided to not put on her red coat. It was warm enough in the Tardis at that moment that she really didn't' need it. She walked back into the main room and heard Moonlight Serenade. She saw Rose and the Doctor dancing. She felt her heart clench in pain. Her Theta was dancing with Rose. She looked and saw that the door was open.
"Well, hurry up then!" Rose yelled to Jack.
Jack ran into the Tardis.
Rose continued to dance with the Doctor at least teaching him the moves that she knew. "Okay. And right and turn. Okay, okay, try and spin me again, this time don't get my arm up my back. No extra points for a half-nelson." Rose moved away from him.
Gwendalyn shook her head. Theta really didn't do modern dances. He was used to older dances. So it was painful to see them dance that way.
"I am sure I used to know this stuff. Close the door, will you. Your ship's about to blow up. There's going to be a draught." The Doctor snapped at him.
Jack closed the door. He saw Gwendalyn standing there alone not even near the Doctor or Rose who were dancing when he came in.
The Doctor turned on the Tardis. "Welcome to the Tardis."
"Much bigger on the inside." Jack said with wonder.
"You'd better be."
"I think what the Doctor's trying to say is you may cut in."
Gwendalyn looked at the Doctor. "Shall we show them?"
"Show us what?" Jack asked, looking at Gwendalyn.
Gwendalyn looked at the Doctor. She held out her hand.
The Doctor laughed. "Show them how we dance?"
"Oh yes." Gwendalyn said with a cheeky smile.
The Doctor took her hand and spun her into him. He began to move her gracefully across the ground as the Tardis moved through time and space.
Gwendalyn laughed as he went through the movements with her.
Rose looked at the two of them jealous of the two of them. Rose thought that she was a better dancer than what Gwendalyn was that was for sure.
Jack watched them as well. He had to admit sexy really did know what she was doing. Perhaps he had made a good choice in hitting on her. There was no doubt in his mind she was a beautiful woman. Perhaps just maybe she wasn't taken.
This is the end of Chapter 20. Three episodes left to write out and six chapters. Please let me know what you think. There will be more flirting on the way from dear old Jack towards Gwendalyn and more jealous Rose coming and jealous Doctor as well. The next episode will be quite fun for me to write that will be for sure. I am trying to think up something really good for a way for the Doctor to snap on Jack to make him realize that Gwendalyn is pretty much his. Ideas would help out there that is for sure. Until next time guys. Much Love.