[This is an rp blog of an au doctor.]
No Longer Alone | Romana & The Doctor
"I won’t," she stood up from the chair and entwined her fingers with his, holding his hand tight. She’d only let go if she had to, but not a moment before. "I promise I won’t call you ‘love’ or anything of the sort out in public, either." It wouldn’t make that big of a difference, she could refrain from the pet names for a day. She didn’t need the two of them getting into anymore trouble. "Whenever that day comes, I’ll listen, but there’s an amusement park calling our names." She grinned and started to the door, slowly down once she realize she was practically dragging him. "Sorry,"
He shook his head “how about I lead this time? so at least my arm can be saved?” he joked. He gently sighed and smiled and put on his best face for her. “Lets try something a little less exciting! lets try the endangered animals exhibit. At least I wont lose you in there” he admitted he liked that idea. “Just be careful okay? I amen’t scolding you this is a friendly reminder” he smiled at her.
"Like hell I’m just going to stay here and let you do all of the work. If there’s anything I can do to help, I will, and I want to know what the hell these guys did to me!" she spoke as she took off walking into the building. It wasn’t the doctor she was mad at, it was the men who used her and other people as guinea pigs to be tested on.
Lily pushed her way through the front doors and stepped into the main lobby.
It was a modern building; Lily could tell the university had invested quite a pretty penny into the facility. It was one of the crowning jewels of the college.
The lobby itself wasn’t all too busy. For many, class was still in session, but she knew there had to be at least some of the club members down in the basement. Judging by the date and time, this was when the volunteers were coming through and the trials were beginning.
"I don’t remember what I was doing this day," Lily spoke softly so only the doctor could hear her, "I don’t even remember this day at all. But then again, it was years ago. I don’t think I had a class at this time, though. So maybe I’m at work or have gone home by now."
She continued toward a door that lead to a hallway with a flight of stairs. “Down here,” she spoke.
As Lily opened the door, a familiar person came walking up, Jesse, the club member who had helped her that day.
"Hi," Jesse spoke with a kind tone.
"Hi," Lily spoke nonchalantly, giving the guy a kind smile.
The young man then came to a sudden stop. He looked back at the stairs, then back at Lily, then back to the stairs, then back at Lily again. It was as if he’d seen a ghost. “Wait a sec, why are you…? How… I thought…” he mumbled to himself before shaking his head.
He tried many a time to gain her attention before she went buzzing off o her own. He was a little annoyed that she wasn’t taking his warning seriously. She showed him about and he followed still trying to get her to notice he wanted to talk to her.
When they bumped into another person the doctor remained calm and pretended to be looking at the time. When the other person had passed he got in front of her and put his arms out to stop her. “LILY!” he was loud and he quietened down afterwards.
"Please. slow. down" he made sure to emphasis this. "You just said you don’t know where you are today which by all intents and purposes means you could very well be here in this building!" he said firmly. "Slow and steady. That lady recognized you so kindly stop and think before you go running about a campus that might have two of you" his voice was dangerous.
He didn’t mean to be scary but he was sure these students were more than what they seemed and the way Lilly was running about might just alert them. He hated being firm but this was a serious matter and she was rushing into things.
Lily tugged his sleeve and dragged him along a bit before letting go. They were just down the block from the building. The science and technology center was a large art deco building consisting of stark concrete and glass - rather befitting of what went on inside. Some of the most brilliant minds in science were studying behind those walls.
"This is it,"Lily spoke as they neared the front doors, "The club meets in an old lab in the basement. It hasn’t been used for some time thanks to the buildings other floors being upgraded. But it seems to suffice for them."
Before walking in though, she stopped and looked at the doctor. What was once an excited grin turned into a concerned frown.
"What should I do? I don’t know where I am, um, past me, I know where I am, I’m right here. But am I even allowed to see my past self?” she asked, If it could be helped, Lily wanted to find a way to rectify what had been done without ceasing to be who she was at that moment.
(and in case you’d like to know what she wrote to the doctor and her:)
He followed her and smiled at her enthusiasm usually they asked a million questions his companions. Wandering off and he having to find and then rescue them but this one seemed to prefer to lead. He was happy to see this kind of person being so excited instead of upset.
He walked with her and admired the campus it was enormous and impressive. “it would seem the perfect location to do secret experiments…if someone were up to those types of deals…wonder why they don’t use roof tops” he wondered loudly.
Her expression worried him somewhat as he listened to her “leave that up to me…let me handle the time travel part of all this…you can stay here if you like if you want to be sure nothing goes wrong with you bumping into your past self?” he offered. He knew she wouldn’t say yes to this but he had to try.
"You shouldn’t but that hasn’t stopped my companions before..however you cannot under any circumstances come into physical contact with your past self! This can have dire consequences which may or may not…destroy your time line..and you along with it…” he admitted. It was dangerous and he had to warn her before she entered.
No Longer Alone | Romana & The Doctor
"I understand," she nodded. His life wasn’t anything like hers, considering her incarnation was from the future. "You can talk to me. I won’t know how to help unless you tell me." She smiled softly, running her fingers through his hair, ruffling it gently. "Since you’re going to enjoy yourself, we are still at the amusement park. I promise I won’t let go this time.” She took his hand in hers, holding tight. “I won’t let go, Doctor. I promise.”
He gripped her hand and got up out of his seat. He looked to her and smiled. He didn’t want to over complicate things all he wanted to do was enjoy himself. Like he always did as he leaned over and kissed her cheek “Do not let go of me this time” he reassured her. “Romana?…Thank you and someday I will explain to you but for now…lets just have some fun” he smiled widely.
No Longer Alone | Romana & The Doctor
"Doctor, listen, there isn’t a thing in this universe that will ever make me change how I feel about you. I understand that it’s dangerous being around you, I know what you’ve done in the past, but I still love you. I will always love you.” She wished he’d stop doubting himself, he was absolutely amazing in her eyes, but she knew she couldn’t make him change his views. “You may have to question everything, but this doesn’t have to be one of those things.”
"I don’t…its not that…Romana…its…" he didn’t know how to word it. He didn’t exactly know how he felt about all this. He gently shook his head and smiled instead. "You know what never mind all that…I will enjoy myself". He just wanted one trip where he didn’t think about the consequences before they occurred. "I am sorry I am just trying to cope with a lot in this incarnation that’s all…try to understand this from my perspective as well alright?"
Screencaps and edits from the BBC America’s The Doctors Revisited, 8th’s part. These are all official images, I think, but some of them I’ve never seen before, so I’m sharing. Also, it’s never bad to see all that pretty, dodgy wig and all, again and again… ;)