Authoress Note: Welcome to Chapter 3 of The Last of Her Kind. I know I had left off at a cliffhanger. But it was something that was needed to get the next chapter going. This chapter is going to be a doozy of a chapter. There is something major happening in this chapter. I won't reveal it though due to the fact that it is something about Gwendalyn. I will tell you that she won't be the same Gwendalyn as she was during the first two chapters. But I am not going to reveal in what ways. I tweaked this chapter quite a bit just because it only seemed right to have it flow better. It was a little hard doing so. I am not sure if I have it just right yet. I have been writing ahead though to see how far I can get and edit where I can. Without further ado Chapter 3 of The Last of Her Kind.
Spark of Insanity
The three of them entered the main room.
"That wasn't a gravity pocket. I know gravity pockets and they don't feel like that. What do you think, Jabe? Listen to the engines. They've pitched up about thirty Hertz. That dodgy or what?" The Doctor asked, looking at Jabe.
"It's the sound of metal. It doesn't make any sense to me." Jabe said admitting that it sounded all the same to her.
The Doctor looked at Gwendalyn. "What about you?" He asked softly.
Gwendalyn looked at him before nodding her head. "The pitch is off. Something is wrong Doctor." She commented agreeing with him. There was something very wrong and whatever it was they needed to figure it out as quickly as they could.
"Where's the engine room?"
"I don't know, but the maintenance duct is behind our guest suite, I could show you and your wives." Jabe told the three of them.
Gwendalyn's eyes widened. No, she wasn't his wife and neither was Rose. That was something that she was not expecting. Not in the least bit. After all she wasn't married. Nor would she ever get married. At least she didn't think so at that moment.
"They're not my wives." The Doctor said pushing the fact off. He didn't want to relive those painful moments that he had in his mind of the woman that he remembered who was dead.
"No." Gwendalyn said looking at Jabe. She was beginning to get irritated by the woman's questions.
"Nope." The Doctor said popping the p on nope.
"Whatever we are, it has to be invisible. Do you mind? Tell you what, you two go and pollinate. I'm going to catch up with family. Quick word with Michael Jackson." Rose said moving away from the two of them. She didn't want to hear any more of what Jabe was saying. She had already heard enough and didn't want to hear any more.
"Don't start a fight." Gwendalyn and the Doctor said at the same time.
"I'll just…" Gwendalyn started to say, before The Doctor decided to interrupt her.
"Nope. You're coming with." The Doctor said linking his arm with Gwendalyn's and offering his other arm to Jabe. "We're all yours." He grinned as he walked leading Gwendalyn away from all of the noise of people having fun.
"And I want you two home by midnight." Rose called to the two of them with a small smile on her lips.
Gwendalyn looked over her shoulder at Rose. "Yes, mum." She said rolling her eyes as they left. She felt sadness wash over her. She missed her mother. She really did. But she knew that it wasn't possible for her to see her mother again.
The three of them went to the maintenance duct.
"Who's in charge of Platform One? Is there a Captain or what?" The Doctor asked Jabe.
"There's just the Steward and the staff. All the rest is controlled by the metal mind." Jabe told the Doctor and Gwendalyn what she knew. Which really wasn't much.
"You mean the computer? But who controls that?"
"The Corporation. They move Platform one from one artistic event to another."
"But there's no one from the Corporation on board?"
"Doctor." Gwendalyn said softly.
"Don't worry Gwendalyn. I'll get to the bottom of this." He didn't want Gwendalyn to become worried about this more than what she should have been. He was going to get to the bottom of this.
"They're not needed. This facility is purely automatic. It's the height of the Alpha class. Nothing can go wrong."
"Unsinkable?" Both Gwendalyn and the Doctor asked at the same time.
"If you like. The nautical metaphor is appropriate." Jabe said not really following what they were trying to say.
"You're telling me. I was on board another ship once. They said it was unsinkable." The Doctor said remembering the last ship he had been on.
"The Titanic." Gwendalyn said softly. She had remembered those stories that she had heard about the Unsinkable ship and it was resting on the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean never to be on the surface ever again.
"I ended up clinging to an iceberg. It wasn't half cold. So, what you're saying is, if we get in trouble there's no one to help us out?" He asked trying not to allow his worry seep through his words.
"I'm afraid not."
"Fantastic." He knew that they were up a creek without a paddle.
"Doctor." Gwendalyn said, scolding him. She didn't see how it was fantastic that no one would be able to help them. It meant that it would all land on them to save everyone that was there, and that wasn't going to be easy.
"I don't understand. In what way is that fantastic?" Jabe asked confused of why the Doctor would say such a thing.
Gwendalyn shook her head. "He doesn't mean it in a good way." She explained to Jabe letting out a soft breath rubbing her temples some.
Jabe looked at the red haired woman that was with them. Now she knew that the Doctor didn't mean it in a good way.
Gwendalyn looked at the Doctor. "Maintenance duct?" She questioned him.
The Doctor nodded his head. "Yes."
Gwendalyn nodded her head. "Alright."
The Doctor opened the Maintenance duct that they needed to go down. "Let's go."
The three of them began to walk down the maintenance duct.
"So tell me, Jabe, what's a tree like you doing in a place like this?" The Doctor asked, looking at her.
"Respect for the Earth."
"Oh, come on. Everyone on this platform's worth zillions."
"Doctor." Gwendalyn scolded him as she walked further ahead. She couldn't handle the fact that it was like he was flirting with Jabe which she knew he was. She was a woman she could tell. She wasn't stupid. She just didn't know if the Doctor even knew what he was doing.
"Well, perhaps it's a case of having to be seen at the right occasions." Jabe said, pushing off what he had said.
"In case your share prices drop? I know you lot. You've got massive forests everywhere, roots everywhere, and there's always money in land."
"All the same, we respect the Earth as family. So many species evolved from that planet. Mankind is only one. I'm another. My ancestors were transplanted from the planet down below, and I am a direct descendant of the tropical rainforest."
"Excuse us." The Doctor told Jabe. He pulled Gwendalyn along with him. He pulled out his sonic and began to scan the door panel marked welcoming them to Platform One.
Gwendalyn squeezed his hand lightly in her small hand biting her lower lip as she did so.
He squeezed her hand back.
"And what about your ancestry, Doctor. Gwendalyn."
Gwendalyn felt her breath hitch. Never had someone said something like that. Asking about her ancestry. She hated it when people talked about her ancestry. Because it was way too painful for her.
The Doctor squeezed her hand lightly. He didn't want to see her like this. It hurt him to know that she was hurting.
"Perhaps you could both tell a story or two. Perhaps a man and woman only enjoys trouble when there's nothing else left. I scanned you both earlier. The metal machine had trouble identifying your species. It refused to admit of your existence. Both of you. Forgive me for intruding, but it's remarkable that you two even exist. I just wanted to say how sorry I am." Jabe put her hand on the Doctor's shoulder. She wasn't sure if she should touch the red haired woman's shoulder. She wasn't sure of the relationship between the Doctor and Gwendalyn either. She wasn't going to question it though.
The Doctor placed his hand on top of hers. A tear fell from his eye.
Gwendalyn bit her lip knowing that there was nothing going to change. "Doctor." Gwendalyn said softly.
The Doctor looked over at her and into her violet eyes. He nodded his head and was able to get the door opened.
The three of them went inside.
"Is it me, or is it a bit nippy?" The Doctor asked the two women that were with him.
Gwendalyn rubbed her arms. "Just a tad." She said looking over at the Doctor.
"Fair do's, though, that's a great bit of air conditioning. Sort of nice and…."
"Old fashioned?" Gwendalyn said looking at the old fans.
"Bet they call it retro."
Gwendalyn shook her head.
The Doctor used his sonic to scan the panel. "Gotcha." He pulled it off.
A spider runs out of it and up the wall.
"What the fuck…" Gwendalyn said in shock.
"What the hell's that?"
"Is it part of the retro?" Jabe asked, looking at the two of them.
"I don't think so. Hold on." The Doctor aimed his screwdriver at the spider.
Jabe lassoes it.
"Hey, nice liana." He said looking at Jabe.
Jabe smiled. "Thank you. We're not supposed to show them in public."
"Don't worry, we won't tell anybody."
Gwendalyn nodded her head.
"Now then, who's been bringing their little pets on board?" The Doctor asked, looking at it.
"What does it do?" Jabe asked hoping that they would be able to give them an answer.
Gwendalyn was handed the creature while the Doctor scanned it.
Gwendalyn looked at him. "Are you certain?" Her nerves were almost shot with what was going on around her. This was just adding more to the problem. This was truly becoming more and more of a dangerous trip.
The Doctor looked into her violet eyes and nodded his head. He was certain about this. His scan was correct that this was the thing that was causing a problem on board the ship.
"Earth Death in ten minutes." The computer said alerting them.
Gwendalyn looked at the Doctor in shock.
"And the temperature's about to rocket. Come on."
The three of them moved quickly.
"I don't like this Doctor." Gwendalyn said following him and Jabe quickly. Her red hair flying behind her.
"Neither do I Gwendalyn." He called back to her.
Gwendalyn covered her nose when she realized that there was smoke in the corridor that they were going down. Something smelled really badly like something or someone had been burned to a crisp. She hated the smell of burnt flesh.
"Hold on. Get back." The Doctor called to the little assistants that were outside of the door. He began to sonic the door panel.
"Sun filter rising. Sun filter rising." The computer said.
"Is the Steward in there?" Jabe asked looking at the Doctor in shock.
"You can smell him. Hold on, there's another sun filter programmed to descend." The Doctor said. He grabbed onto Gwendalyn's arm and pulled her down the hall. He felt the spark, but quickly pushed it out of his mind. He didn't want to ask her. He wasn't even sure if she felt it.
"Dammit. Doctor. I can run, you know." She told him as she tried to keep up with him. She felt her arm almost being pulled from it's socket. Her strides weren't going to match his. He had a little bit longer legs than she did.
"I know you could, but there is someone else in danger." The Doctor said back to her. He kept his hold on her. He wasn't about to let her go. After all she would probably be some kind of use to him. He could only hope.
"Don't you think I know this?" She asked running trying to match her strides with his.
"Sun filter descending."
The Doctor pulled his sonic out and began to work on the door. "Anyone in there?"
"Let me out!" Rose yelled.
Gwendalyn rolled her eyes. Her hands began to glow purple. Of course it had to be Rose. She was beginning to wonder if it was wrong of her to have pushed her into the Tardis when that thing was after her. But Gwendalyn did the right thing and saved her. Now she was thinking that it was a mistake.
"Oh, well, it would be you." The Doctor said. He noticed that Gwendalyn's hands were glowing. His eyes widened. "Gwendalyn what are you doing?" He asked.
She looked at the Doctor. "Just get a move on and stop it. I will try to hold it off. We can't have her being killed here." She told him. She said it just a tad bit harshly, but she was agitated. She wanted to make sure that they had gotten out of there alive and in one piece. She couldn't see someone else die. Not in this kind of way. Not the way that her people did and his people as well.
The Doctor saw tears in her eyes. He knew what she had meant. He knew what she felt. He felt his two hearts constrict. He felt terrible for her. He was the one that caused the problem. He hadn't meant to hurt her and make her just as alone as he was.
"Open the door!" Rose yelled.
"Hold on. Give us two ticks." He yelled at her.
Gwendalyn forced her magic out more to keep that room from being destroyed, but her magic could only do so much to help Rose out. Gwendalyn was feeling weaker. She knew it too. She was forcing herself to do way too much.
"Sun filter descending. Sun filter descending. Sun filter rising. Sun filter rising."
The Doctor looked over at Gwendalyn with a smile. He had done it.
"Sun filter descending."
Gwendalyn's eyes widened. "Dammit. Doctor."
"Just what we need." The Doctor groaned out.
"Just try to fix it." Gwendalyn said with a nod of her head.
"The computer's getting clever." He told her.
"Of course it is."
"Stop mucking about!" Rose yelled.
"Shut up Rose." Gwendalyn yelled at their blonde haired companion. She was getting tired of hearing what Rose was saying. She was just as bad as some humans that she had met before. And she even dealt with even worse humans than what Rose. They were trying their best to stop what was happening.
"I'm not mucking about. Neither is Gwendalyn. It's fighting back." The Doctor yelled.
"Open the door!" She yelled pounding on the door.
"The lock's melted."
"Sun filter descending. Sun filter descending."
The Doctor was able to get the filter to rise again.
"Sun filter rising. Sun filter rising."
"The whole thing's jammed. I can't open the doors."
"What about Gwendalyn?" Rose questioned.
The Doctor looked at the red haired woman that they were with.
Gwendalyn looked at him tiredly.
"She won't be able to get the door opened." He shouted at Rose. "Stay there! Don't move."
"Where am I going to go, Ipswich?" Rose shouted.
The Doctor grabbed onto Gwendalyn's hand and they ran next to Jade. They went into the observation room.
"The metal machine confirms. The spider devices have infiltrated the whole of Platform One." Jabe said.
"How's that possible? Our private rooms are protected by a code wall. Moisturise me, moisturise me." Cassandra said to her boys.
"Summon the Steward." Moxx said.
"I'm afraid the Steward is dead." Jabe said sadly.
"Who killed him?"
The Doctor looked at Gwendalyn. "You alright?"
Gwendalyn nodded her head tiredly. She wouldn't dare admit it to him that she was becoming more and more tired as this went on. She didn't want him to know that she was almost running out of magic. That would have been a bad thing and he knew what happened when witches ran out of magic.
"This whole thing was sponsored by the Face of Boe. He invited us. Talk to the Face. Talk to the Face." Cassandra yelled.
"Oh shut your trap." Gwendalyn snapped. She looked at the Doctor. "Doctor if you will." Gwendalyn moved her hand allowing the Doctor to talk next. She knew that he was thinking quickly of what was going on around them and that was a good thing.
"Easy way of finding out. Someone brought their little pet on board. Let's send him back to master." The Doctor said as he put the spider down. He looked at Gwendalyn and nodded his head in thanks for what she had done.
Gwendalyn crossed her arms and watched the spider along with everyone else in the room.
The spider stopped in front of the black clad group.
"The Adherents of the Repeated Meme. J'accuse!" Cassandra yelled.
"That's all very well, and really kind of obvious, but if you stop to think about it." He walked over to them.
The leader tries to hit him.
The Doctor pulled his arm off. "A Repeated Meme is just an idea. And that's all they are, an idea." He pulls one of the wires that was in the arm that he had taken and they collapse. "Remote controlled Droids. Nice little cover for the real troublemaker. Go on, Jimbo. Go home." He gave the spider a nudge with his foot.
The spider goes back to Cassandra.
"I bet you were the school swot and never got kissed. At arms!" Cassandra ordered her boys.
Gwendalyn rolled her eyes. She didn't open her mouth though. She wasn't going to give Cassandra any ammo that would cause problems.
Her attendants raised their spray guns.
"What are you going to do, moisturise me?"
Gwendalyn stood in front of the Doctor. "You would regret that decision." She said deathly calm. Her voice had even sent a shiver down the Doctor's spine. Her hands glowed purple a little bit telling Cassandra that she meant business. No one was going to try to harm someone else not while she was around. She wasn't going to allow it.
The Doctor put his hand on her shoulder.
Gwendalyn looked at him and her hands stopped glowing purple. His touch was something that was calming. As if telling her not to do something stupid. She took a breath and moved back some.
"Oh, you're too late, anyway. My spiders have control of the mainframe. Oh, you all carried them as gifts, tax free, past every code wall. I'm not just a pretty face."
"Sabotaging a ship while you're still inside it? How stupid's that?" The Doctor said moving around Gwendalyn.
"I'd hoped to manufacture a hostage situation with myself as one of the victims. The compensation would have been enormous."
"Five billion years and it still comes down to money." The Doctor said outraged. It always came down to money with the humans. That was one of the things that he hated. Truly hated.
"Do you think it's cheap, looking like this? Flatness costs a fortune. I am the last human, Doctor. Me. Not that freaky little kid of yours and I was going to say about that woman of yours too, but she has shown that she isn't human."
"Shut up." Gwendalyn snarled. She hated the fact that she had given Cassandra some ammo. Making her think that Gwendalyn was something to the Doctor. More than a friend. Like she was in some kind of romance with the Doctor which wasn't true. But right now that didn't matter. Not at that moment.
The Doctor looked over his shoulder in surprise.
"Arrest her, the infidel." Moxx shouted.
"Oh, shut it, pixie. I've still got my final option."
"Earth Death in three minutes."
Gwendalyn put her hand on the Doctor's shoulder. She was scared. This was not meant to happen, but danger seemed to find them five billion years in the future.
"And here it comes. You're just as useful dead, all of you. I have shares in your rival companies and they triple in price as soon as you're dead. My spiders are primed and ready to destroy the safety systems. How did that old Earth song go? Burn, baby, burn." Cassandra said with no regrets in what she was doing.
"Then you shall burn with us." Jabe said to Cassandra.
"Oh, I'm so sorry. I know the use of teleportation is strictly forbidden, but I'm such a naughty thing. Spiders activate."
Series of explosions went through the platform.
"Forcefields gone with the planet about to explode. At least it'll be quick. Just like my fifth husband. Oh, shame on me."
"Safety systems failing." The computer said.
"Bye, bye, darlings. Bye, bye, my darlings."
The three of them disappeared.
"Heat levels rising."
"Reset the computer." Moxx yelled.
"Only the Steward would know how." Jabe said.
"No. We can do it by hand. There must be a system restore switch. Jabe, Gwendalyn come on. You lot, just chill." The Doctor said in a rush. He was going to try to set it manually.
"No Doctor." Gwendalyn said, looking at him. "I'm not going."
"What?" He said looking at her. He could see the wheels turning in her head. He was worried about what was going through that mind of hers.
"You and Jabe go." She said to him. She knew that the Doctor and Jabe could get it back to normal. She was going to do what she could right there.
"Gwendalyn what are you doing?" The Doctor demanded. He was worried about her. He could tell how she was acting that she was getting weaker. He had taken note that she was looking a lot paler than she usually was.
She winked at him. "Trust me. I know what I am doing. Go. Get the switch switched over."
"What are you thinking?" He was hoping that whatever he was thinking that she wasn't thinking it.
"I can protect them. Just go." She said pushing him lightly. She was trying to get him moving. There wasn't a lot of time. And he really was wasting time. And very quickly too. Something that she didn't want him to do.
"Gwendalyn you can't." He said as he felt fear rise up inside of him. He wasn't about to allow her to die for this. She was the last of her kind like he was of his. There was no way that he was going to have that on his mind if she died doing this. Then he truly would be alone and no companion would be able to keep him calm and his mind from regret. He couldn't allow her to do something so dangerous.
"I can. Just go. You are our only hope." She told him. "I will be fine. Just go."
The Doctor leaned in and kissed her on the side of the head. "Good luck." He whispered into her ear.
"Go." She told him, offering him a small sad smile. Her cheeks tinged pink from the kiss on the side of the head.
The Doctor and Jabe leave them.
Gwendalyn closed her eyes. She took a deep breath and allowed her magic to flow through her. She felt her feet leave the ground. She was thinking about the entire platform trying to make sure that she was covering with her magic trying to protect them the best that she could.
"Earth Death in two minutes. Earth Death in two minutes. Heat levels critical. Heat levels critical. Heat levels rising. Heat levels rising. External temperature five thousand degrees. Heat levels rising. Heat levels rising. Heat levels hazardous."
"We're going to die!" Moxx yelled.
"Not if I can help it." Gwendalyn said opening her eyes just a little before closing them again. Gwendalyn felt her powers beginning to zap from her. A lot faster than what she thought was going to happen. She thought that she would be able to hold out a little while longer, but her already weakened state wasn't having any of it. Gwendalyn fell to her knees with a thump. Her magic was beginning to fail her and there was nothing that she was going to be able to do about it. Not at all.
"Heat levels hazardous. Shields malfunction. Shields malfunction. Shields malfunction."
Gwendalyn panted opening her eyes. She shakily stood up and held her hands up. They began to glow purple. She was trying. She really was. Her magic just wasn't enough. She was hearing the screams of those getting hit by the light of the sun. She tried to get her magic to protect at least some of them now.
"Heat levels critical. Heat levels critical. Heat levels rising. Heat levels rising. Planet explodes in ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two, one. Exoglass repair. Exoglass repair. Exoglass repair. Exoglass repair."
Gwendalyn gasps and falls backwards. She was tired and exhausted. More than she had been in a long time. Perhaps she should have listened to the Doctor who had told her not to do so. So much for her keeping her own promise to the Doctor of telling him that she would be alright. Even though she wasn't going to be. It was a last stand kind of thing with her. That was just who she was. There was no going about changing what she had done. And there was nothing that she wouldn't do. She wanted to save them and that was what she did. She did the best that she could even though she had failed in keeping them all safe. The screams that she heard would haunt her for probably the rest of her life. Something that she didn't want to remember. She had heard enough screams in her life to last her the rest of her life. She didn't want to add more onto that, but it was too late for that.
Rose comes running into the room.
The Doctor soon follows. He walks over to the trees and gives them the bad news. "I'm sorry." He told them softly. He moved past them to allow them to mourn for Jabe. He walked past Rose.
"You all right?" Rose asked the Doctor. She was concerned of what the Doctor had felt.
"Yeah, I'm fine. I'm full of ideas. I'm bristling with them. Idea number one, teleportation through five thousand degrees needs some kind of feed. Idea number two, this feed must be hidden nearby." He smashed open the egg. "Idea number three, if you're as clever as me, then a teleportation feed can be reversed." He switched the feed back.
"Oh, you should have seen their little alien faces…" Cassandra realized that she was back. "Oh…."
"The last human." The Doctor said, narrowing his eyes at the last human.
Gwendalyn pushed herself lightly up onto her elbows. She was weakened because of this woman. This last human. Her breathing had yet returned to normal and she had a thought that it probably wouldn't return to normal.
"So, you passed my little test. Bravo. this makes you eligible to join, er, the Human Club."
"People have died, Cassandra. You murdered them." The Doctor said in anger.
"It depends on your definition of people, and that's enough of a technicality to keep your lawyers dizzy for centuries. You couldn't even save your little red haired friend. Take me to court, then, Doctor, and watch me smile and cry and flutter."
The Doctor raised his eyebrow when he heard a creaking sound. He ignored what she had said about Gwendalyn. He knew that she was going to be fine. At least that was what Gwendalyn had told him. "And creak?"
"Creak. You're creaking." The Doctor said, pointing out as if it was a known fact.
"What? Ah! I'm drying out! Oh sweet heavens. Moisturise me, moisturise me. Where are my surgeons? My lovely boys. It's too hot!"
"You raised the temperature." The Doctor said with no remorse in his voice.
"Have pity! Moisturise me! Oh, oh, Doctor. I'm sorry. I'll do anything." Cassandra begged.
"Help her." Rose said softly.
The Doctor shook his head. "Everything has its time and everything dies."
"I'm too young!" She exploded sending pieces flying around.
Rose looked over and noticed that there was something wrong. Gwendalyn was laying on the floor. Rose gasped. "Doctor."
The Doctor turned his head and saw what Rose was looking at. He moved past Rose and kneeled down next to Gwendalyn. "You stupid woman." He said softly. He knew that he had failed her. He was just hoping he hadn't, but with his mind working over time he hadn't noticed that she wasn't standing with everyone else.
Gwendalyn looked up at him weakly. "Sorry." Her breathing was shallower than it had been before as if she was having a problem with her breathing. Like she was fighting it from shutting down on her completely. Her eyes fluttered open and closed as she looked up at the Doctor. She had done the best that she could.
"I told you not to do that." He said, shaking his head. His hearts were constricting to the fact that he could have very well had killed her. He was hoping that wasn't the case. He didn't need another death on him. It was just as bad when he lost the woman that he loved that he was never supposed to be in love with.
"I couldn't help it. You knew that I wanted to help Doctor." She shook her head a little bit. "I used it all because it was the right thing to do." She told him softly. She reached her hand up weakly touching his face. "There was nothing that you really could do, Doctor."
The Doctor stood up and picked her up carefully. He had to get her back to the Tardis. "Rose…" He said softly. He felt tears come to his eyes. He didn't want to lose her. Not like this.
"Yes?" Rose asked softly.
"Stay here for a minute."
Rose nodded her head knowing that whatever the Doctor was worried about was something major.
The Doctor took Gwendalyn to go and find the Tardis. "You are the craziest witch that I have ever met."
Gwendalyn laughed lightly. "I take that as a good sign."
"You remind me of Artemis. She was always on the wild side."
Gwendalyn shook her head lightly and very weakly. "But wasn't that a good thing about her?" She asked softly.
The Doctor opened the Tardis up and went inside with her. "Yes, but it always did get her into trouble." He said with a small smile. He took her to a room. "Don't you dare leave me. I'll be all alone." He said softly. He didn't want to lose her. He didn't want to be the cause of killing off the last witch.
Gwendalyn looked at him. "You won't be losing me, Doctor." She told him softly, offering him a small smile. She wasn't planning on going any time soon.
The Doctor put her down onto a bed.
"Not any time soon." She told him softly. Her eyes fluttered closed. It was getting harder and harder for her to keep them open.
He backed away.
Gwendalyn's body sparkled purple. Magic changing her form. Right before his eyes. Something that he had never seen before. Granted he had his own way, but this was something new to him.
The Doctor moved away from her. "I will be here when you wake." He told her softly. He left to go and get Rose to get her onto the Tardis. He walked out and heard the computer saying something about shuttles four and six departing and the unit was closing down for maintenance. He found Rose in the observation gallery. His mind was elsewhere. He was thinking about everything that had happened so far and he was concerned about Gwendalyn that was for sure. After all that woman was the only one that was left and Rose was just along for the ride. A ride that he was sure that she would want to get off of very quickly. But he wasn't so sure of that. Perhaps maybe. Just maybe she would want to stay. But why would she want to continue travelling with two aliens that could possibly get her killed.
"The end of the Earth. It's gone. We were too busy saving ourselves. No one saw it go. All those years, all that history, and no one was even looking. It's just…" Rose said sadly.
"Come with me." The Doctor said taking her hand and taking her to the Tardis.
The Doctor and Rose were in London. People were going on around in their daily lives. Living their lives to their fullest.
"Big Issue! Big Issue!" A man said trying to sell what he had.
"Won't Gwendalyn be joining us?" Rose asked softly looking over at the Doctor.
"She's resting." The Doctor said, putting his hands in his pockets.
Rose nodded her head.
"You think it'll last forever, people and cars and concrete, but it won't. One day it's all gone. Even the sky. My planet's gone. So is Gwendalyn's. They're dead. They burned like the Earth. They are just rocks and dust before their time."
Rose looked at him worried. "What happened to them?" She truly wanted to know what had happened to their planets. It would give her something to go on about the two people that she was travelling with.
"There was a war and we lost." The Doctor said sadly. He remembered the war and he wished he hadn't, but there was no way that he was going to be able to not remember it.
"A war with who? What about your people? Gwendalyn's people?"
"I'm a Time Lord. I'm the last of the Time Lords. They're all gone. I'm the only survivor. Gwendalyn is a Witch. She is the last of the Witches. She is also the only survivor. I'm left travelling on my own 'cos there's no one else. Gwendalyn will probably be joining me... " He stopped in mid sentence. He wasn't even sure that Gwendalyn would join him travelling. He could only hope that she would. After all two of the last kinds should be together.
"There's me." Rose said softly.
"You've seen how dangerous it is. Do you want to go home?"
"I don't know. I want." She smelled the air. "Oh, can you smell chips?"
"I want chips."
"Right then, before you get me back in that box, chips it is, and you can pay."
"No money." He said, offering a smile to her.
"What sort of date are you? Come on then, tightwad, chips are on me. We've only got five billion years till the shops close."
The two of them walked to go and get chips.
"Do you think Gwendalyn will want chips?" Rose asked curiously.
"Perhaps when she wakes up." He told Rose with a small smile.
"I will get her some too." She said with a smile.
This is the end of Chapter 3 and the end of Episode 2 of the first season of Doctor Who. I said that this chapter was going to be a doozy of a chapter that was for sure. The next chapter is going to be an interesting one. That is for sure. I have decided that I am going to split Episode 3 as well into two chapters. Too much to add really. But I will enjoy the next two chapters. But the question is who is Gwendalyn really? You will get to find out who she is soon enough. And what do you think of her relationship so far with the Doctor? It's not moving too fast is it?