Chapter 1: Cardiff
It’s Far From Over: Pete’s WorldRating:
sci-fi, adventure, drama, romance, het, AUFandoms:
Doctor Who & TorchwoodCharacters: Rose Tyler, the Doctor
(10.5, 10.2, Handy, or whatever else you want to call him), AU!Gwen Cooper, AU!Jack Harkness, mentions of othersPairings:
Rose & her Doctor in the alternate realityAuthor notes:
This was written as a backstory for
my Multi-Crossover fic 'It's Far From Over'
. It can be read on its own, but will end in a bit of a Cliffanger (which will be solved in the Crossover story).Setting:
The story is set in the Alternate reality after the events of Doctor Who season 4.Disclaimer:
I don’t own any of the characters or fandoms. I wish I did. I don’t make any money with this! I just write for fun and hope someone else will enjoy it, too.Spoiler Warnings:
Doctor Who up to the end of season 4. Not much for Torchwood, since it is all AU for it.Other Warnings:
This is more of a series of ficlets than a whole story. It shows what Rose and 10.5 have been up to in the alternate reality.
There will be a character death.
Like always I do write from multiple points of views to give more insight into the different characters. Don’t like it -> don’t read it! No need to complain about it.
I’m German and my English isn’t and probably never will be perfect. I hope I don’t make too many mistakes. Feel free to point out errors so I can learn and improve.
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: about 3 months after 4.13 Journey’s EndWhere
: AU Cardiff
“So, you’re the specialists from Torchwood 1?” a voice asked, making Rose Tyler turn around in surprise. She stared at the man approaching her, before a smile appeared on her lips.
“Captain Jack Harkness,” he introduced himself with a flirtatious grin. “And who are you?”
Rose chuckled slightly and bit down the ‘I know’ remark that was on the tip of her tongue. Then she glanced at the Doctor who was standing next to her smirking in an amused way before grinning from ear to ear.
“Nice to meet you, Captain Jack Harkness,” the Doctor said shaking Jack’s outstretched hand enthusiastically.
“A pleasure,” Rose agreed shaking Jack’s hand as well. When Pete had sent her and the Doctor out to Cardiff to help the local team with an alien problem she had had no idea who they were going to meet there. It was a pleasant surprise. She really missed Jack a lot and they had barely had any time to reconnect during the brief time she had been back in her own universe. That actually was one of the reasons why she was pissed at the Doctor, the real
one. He just dumped her in this reality again, without giving her any time back home. She would have liked to spend more time with Jack, in addition to wanting to be with the real Doctor of course. But he hadn’t cared, hadn’t let her make the decision for herself. He simply brought her back here and left her with her mother and the other
Doctor. She sighed before pushing those thoughts away. Nothing good would come from dwelling on them, and besides, she kind of did have a Jack Harkness back in her life now, didn’t she? He might not be the Jack she knew, but it was better than nothing, just like the Doctor she had was better than nothing. She would simply have to take what she could get. What other choice did she have?
“Jack,” a woman said in a reprimanding, but also amused kind of voice. “Leave them alone.”
Rose looked at her and her smile widened. It was Gwen Cooper, who seemed to be working for Torchwood 3 in this reality, too. And she still looked exactly like Gwyneth, Rose thought, remembering the young woman she had met in 1869, back when she just started travelling with the Doctor.
“Just saying hello,” Jack stated, using the same old line as always. Rose chuckled, but before she could say anything Torchwood 3 leader Lisa Hallet arrived and offered them a tour through the HUB.
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A few hours later Rose, the Doctor, Jack and Gwen were running through Cardiff, chasing aliens and having the time of their lives. Rose could barely remember the last time she had had that much fun. It didn’t even matter anymore that the Doctor wasn’t the real Doctor or that Gwen and Jack were alternate versions of the people she had met before. They were with her, they were her friends, and it was enough. She was finally happy again.