'It didn’t exactly get to the heart of the matter, but at least it wasn’t an undignified squeak.' ...Yep, sounds about right.
YOU MAD FRICKIN GENIUS YOU.
And, of course, it would be 'too late' X-x
Author's Response: Thanks! And yep, they aren\'t getting out of there that easily!
Poor Jack trying to find out how he became immortal and also making sure Rose doesn't find out. Good thing Jack will have a set of three-legged trousers when he retrieves the ghost. I also liked how the Doctor was trying desperately not to be his usual jealous self where Rose is concerned.
Gotta love the running TARDIS airlock joke:
“Let’s just say,” added Jack, leaning forward with something approaching a smirk, “that I didn’t want to end up on the wrong side of the TARDIS airlock.”
The Doctor felt his jaw drop as a myriad of possible responses to that comment ran through his mind. He finally settled on, “The TARDIS doesn’t have an airlock.” It didn’t exactly get to the heart of the matter, but at least it wasn’t an undignified squeak.
Thanks for another fun chapter!
Author's Response: Thank you! Yes, three-legged trousers could be very handy...in the right circumstances. (Wow, that sounds a lot creepier than I intended... I blame Jack.)