Characters: the doctor Day: day 1 - 3 days after the earth returned home Time of Day: evening Location: somewhere in the universe Rating: PG Thread Status: closed
The doctor stood infront of the console, staring straight ahead. His eyes seemed fixed on the TARDIS wall, but he wasn't really seeing it. His thoughts were back at Bad Wolf Bay, back with Rose. He had the chance to finally tell her how he felt, but he hadn't. He knew his other self - the human version of him - would say it and that it was the only way to keep Rose in the other reality. She would be safe there and happy - with him. It was the right thing to do. He kept telling himself that over and over again, but it didn't make him feel any better. She could be here right now. They could be happy together, laughing, flying off to the next adventure. But instead he was alone inside the TARDIS. He felt more alone than ever before.
Maybe he should visit Sarah Jane or Torchwood, visit his friends. But what would they think if he just showed up only three days after they last met? Were it only three days? It felt like an eternity. But it wasn't and he never just showed up anywhere without a reason. Well, he had one, but he wouldn't admit to anyone how lonely he felt. He'd just fly off to some planet and get busy. There always was something to do after all. People to rescue, invasions to stop,...
The TARDIS screen then started beeping. The doctor narrowed his eyes and pressed a few buttons. Then he heard a faint voice. It was a message, barely hearable.
Pulling out the sonic screwdriver the doctor held it towards the console and made a few modifications.
The voice still was hardly recognizable, too faint to make out much, but the doctor had managed to make it show up on the TARDIS screen:
warn--- ali-- vir-- in pet-'- wor-- rea- bad
He pulled out his glasses, put them on and peered at the screen closely. He looked at the words for a while, before straightening.
"Oh..." He was pretty sure that he knew what the message said and he didn't like it at all.
Warning alien virus in Pete's world real bad
"Oh no... no ... no!" He had left Rose there. What if she was in danger now? What if anything happened to her? But what could he do? He had to think.