I definitely don't mind this story being longer than you intended. It's just that much more of it that I got to read!
Rose and the Doctor finally got to talk about all the changes she's gone through. I'm glad that the Doctor has reassured her that it's wonderful and amazing. Bad Wolf will protect her family and Rose's goodness will stop Bad Wolf from going too far.
After the talk we get some hot, sexy time! Actually, it was beyond hot. Too bad we don't have snow here yet because I bet it would have melted it! Aw, Jack, he was so nice not to wake them when he saw them sleeping together. I bet that, somewhere down the road, he'll tease the Doctor about it.
The Doctor telling Jack and the team that they were family was sweet. Sarah Jane was right, he really does have the biggest family on Earth! The baby is going to have a ton of uncles and aunts.
We finally get to find out who the Hidden Hand was. I was thinking it might be him, but I wasn't totally sure. It's a shame that he never took the Doctor up on his very sincere off of help. The Doctor was lucky that he found an Earth girl whose pure love saved him.
I figured that Jackie might be upset at Rose and the Doctor's news. I knew, though, that she'd eventually come around. I bet she adores being a grandmother and doting on her grandchild.
Adam, that's a great name for baby! Poor Doctor, I guess it was too long ago that he was a child to remember what it was like to not get his way. Adam's note was so cute, as was the Doctor's response to it, once he found out what was written on the back.
Great ending to a fantastic story! I'm sorry to see it end as I looked forward to the updates. Thank so much for sharing it with us; it was a pleasure to read. I can't wait to see what ideas you come up with next! ^_^
Author's Response: You’re so kind! Thank you for all the lovely compliments and and comments. I am so pleased you liked this story. I am working on a shorter Christmas story and I expect to post the first chapter in a couple of days.
I'm sad this story is over, I have enjoyed it very very much. Such an adventure you took them on!!
Earth wedding, banana cake, amazing lovin, whew!!
Wee Adam is going to be so much fun for them, sounds like he already has his Da wrapped around his finger!!
I look forward to your next adventure!!!!
Author's Response: Thank you so much for your generous comments. I’m so glad you enjoyed this story. It was a bit of an epic to write but you made it worthwhile.
All hell broke lose and thank goodness that Jack and his team were able to stop the mutiny. The last thing Rose needed was to be there, as much as she wanted to help.
I'm glad that the infiltration was limited. Now, Captain Luka needs to find out how/why these crew members attempted mutiny and what they know about the Hidden Hand.
I always giggle when Peggy is referenced. I hope that, when this is all over, the Doctor gets to call the Shadow Architect by that name.
Oh wow, looks like the TARDIS and Rose are going to have a real meeting of the minds! Yes, it's a good thing the Doctor wasn't there or we might have another regeneration on our hands.
“I am the Bad Wolf. I see you through time and space. I permit you to exist. The Wolf protects her pack. Attack the Doctor or my pack and you will cease to exist. This is your only warning,” she stated, her voice echoed through time and space.
What a great scene that was. It certainly looks like the Hidden Hand has more than met his match. I like how Rose returned to the TARDIS as if nothing happened, even making banana bread for her Doctor.
The planet where the polymorphs are relocating to sounds lovely. They deserve it after all they were put through because of Rassilon. Their tribute to the Doctor as they exited the TARDIS brought tears to my eyes.
I had a feeling the Doctor knew about the course change. He knows everything that happened and also the identity of the Hidden Hand (I have my own guess, I can't wait to see if I am right!).
I'm so sad that the next chapter is the last one. I adore this story and hate to see it end, but I also can't wait to see how everything is resolved.
Author's Response: I was thrilled to find your comments on the chapter and thank you so much. It really means a lot. I’ve posted the last chapter and I hope it closes out this story to your approval. Best regards!
I was wondering if the Doctor would have regenerated if he'd been him in the head or a major artery. Yes, the Doctor acts as if he's invincible, but he can be killed. I think he needs to be reminded of that, especially now that he has a baby on the way.
The TARDIS moving the infirmary right outside the console room so Rose could see him was so sweet. I think she loves both her Time Lord and Rose very much.
Rose doesn't remember becoming Bad Wolf! Interesting. I wonder if the Doctor would be able to see those forgotten memories if he went into Rose's mind?
Just as Rose popped in with Tosh, everyone turned suddenly when they heard the Doctor, standing in the doorway of the infirmary, “Did you miss me?”
Great Christmas Invasion call back! I'll be watching that on Christmas morning (along with MST3K's Santa Claus Conquers the Martians and National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. A family tradition!).
I can't believe the Hidden Hand actually thinks they can capture the TARDIS. The Doctor is right, they have some nerve! The Doctor's words of encouragement were magnificent. How can anyone not be inspired by him?
The Doctor has so many things worked out, it's amazing how he can do that, especially as he's still in a lot of pain from his injury. Ouch!
Everything seems to be going so well. Too well. Cliffhanger! Oh, how I love this! You continue to up the stakes with the ends of these chapters. Fantastic job!
Author's Response: Thank you so much, loved your comments but I always do! I like your family traditions! There’s only the next chapter which is already posted and then the last chapter which I am posting tomorrow. I really hope you enjoy the ending!
I feel sorry for the Doctor. He wants a life with Rose and their future child so badly, but his sense of duty compels him to put the lives of others ahead of his. He'd always put Rose's life ahead of his, that's a given. The fact that he'd do it for total strangers shows just what a good, selfless person he is. It's a pity he doesn't see himself that way.
The Doctor finally gets to confront the Hidden Hand. The Doctor is right about the kind of person they are. I've got my ideas of who it might be. The fact that they're wearing a shimmer speaks volumes.
They've got Rose, although It looks like she'll be free very soon. Yikes! The Doctor has been shot! That was a very bad thing to do (I sound like Billy Mumy in that Twilight Zone episode) because it's unleashed Bad Wolf! The Hidden Hand and the guard were easily dispatched. But, I have a feeling that HH won't be deterred for very long.
I'm glad Rose was able to moonstone back to the TARDIS and take care of the Doctor. I just hope Jack will be able to get them all out of there in time.
Another exciting chapter! I can't wait to see where the next one take us. ^_^
Author's Response: Nothing like a bit of Bad Wolf when the Doctor falls. I really enjoyed your reaction to this chapter. Next chapter goes up today. After that there are only two more chapters. Thank you so much for taking time to comment and for your support throughout this story.
Jack's delight at the Doctor and Rose's relationship is so heart-warming. He's such a good friend; I love how well they work together.
Captain Luka almost put her foot in her mouth when she asked why the Doctor always ran around the console. I had the same reaction to that statement as Rose. At least the Doctor was able to keep his temper and Luka graciously apologized. Of course, Rose and Jack just can't help having a laugh at the Doctor's questionable navigation skills.
Wow, so many variables regarding the hitchhiker and the hidden hand. My head is spinning! It's definitely got me thinking. Pure genius on your part!
Jack and the Torchwood team will soon be on the scene. If anyone will be able to protect the Infinity Dancer, it's them.
I got a weird visual when Jack talked about hauling the hidden hand's ass out of the ship. Haha!
I feel bad for Captain Luka, knowing that her crew has been compromised. It's got to be a real punch to the gut. I can imagine the trust issues she'll have in the future.
Oh boy, there's an entropy spike! It's a trap Doctor! Still, he has to go fix it and, as they say in Star Wars, I've got a bad feeling about this.
But! Rose's eyes are glowing and her voice has gone weird! “The bond mate of the wolf and the father of the future must be protected!” Is Bad Wolf making an appearance? Squee!
Great, GREAT update and exciting cliffhanger! ^_^
Author's Response: Oh, I’m thrilled you liked this chapter! Oh yeah, Rose gets Bad Wolfy! Next chapter Doctor meets the hidden hand! Glad you liked the cliffie! Thank you for the brilliant comments!
I'm glad that Jack was there to stop the Doctor from going back for Rose. The Doctor isn't thinking straight, which is understandable because Rose is in danger. But it's a trap and the last thing anyone needs is for him to get caught in it.
Captain Luka is so cool, calm and collected (the antithesis of the Doctor at the moment) as she goes about rescuing Rose. I'm relieved that the Doctor didn't have to make the choice between saving Rose or saving the polymorphs.
Jack wondering about the hidden hand and the fact that only a Timelord could fly a TARDIS had me worried that the Master was involved. The Doctor put my fears to rest. Still, it's driving me crazy not knowing how the hidden hand is.
It's just plain strange that A’Dram and A’Dar don't now their home planet's correct coordinates. That's got my curiosity piqued.
Poor Rose. I'm relieved that the Doctor was able to remove the paralysis through their bond. I guess the joke is on her attacker because the Doctor was not sidetracked.
Cute conversation between the Doctor and Rose. He's so insecure about his hair color (which is gorgeous!), and was willing to dye it for Rose. And his carrying her to the console room was so sweet. True love
Author's Response: Yes for all his bluster and bragging the Doctor does have his share of insecurities but who can blame him considering what he’s been through. I’m also happy I’ve already posted the next chapter so you don’t have to wait. Thanks Luv for your reactions. I so enjoy them!
Oh Rose, jeprody friendly for sure!!! I hope the Doctor finds her quickly.
This is such a suspenseful story, keeps us guessing. Love it!!
They have to move thirty thousand polymorphs an hour into the TARDIS? Yikes! Although, if anyone can do it, they can. Off the Doctor goes to see if he can stop the entrophy device. Rose figured out it's a trap; the Doctor didn't. That's a switch. I'm not surprised she would go to help him.
Here, take the moonstone and you keep safe. I intend to be a godfather! Aw, Jack... (sniffle)
Jack also has to deal with the ridiculously large crowd of frightened polymorphs. It's hard to control a crowd that's on the verge of panic. But, Jack is up to the task and seems to have the situation in hand.
Rose's love for the Doctor is so strong. I'm sure he'll definitely be angry with her for following him. He should know by now that she'll always be there for him.
I just hope that he was able to buy enough time for them to get the polymorphs on board and get out of there. Except that the Doctor is back but Rose isn't.
The Doctor is right about Rose having a knack for find trouble. Which she does. Or maybe it finds her? Either way, it doesn't look good. Poor Rose! If that's Captain Luka's ship she heard, I hope she can get to Rose in time. Then, again, it might not be her ship! Okay, I'm seriously in suspense here; I'm ready to bite my nails off!
Author's Response: Well a little suspense can be a good thing I hope...we’re getting down to the wire now. Soon this story will end but I can’t tell you how much I’ve enjoyed getting your reactions. Thank you so much!
Oh Rose, jeprody friendly for sure!!! I hope the Doctor finds her quickly.
This is such a suspenseful story, keeps us guessing. Love it!!
Author's Response: I am so glad you’re enjoying it. I really appreciate your comments...keeps me inspired. We are coming to the reveal and the wrap soon so you’ll have the answers!
Rose's increased telepathic abilities are intriguing. I have a feeling it goes beyond her bond with the Doctor; I wonder if they will continue getting stronger.
What the Katerrans did to the polymorphs is reprehensible. But, I'm not surprised, as people tend to fear those who are different. I wish more of the universe followed the Vulcan's IDIC philosophy. (Star Trek is another one of my fandoms!)
I bet the Doctor's ego got a nice boost at hearing that Dr. Krillam raved about the brilliant scientist. Poor Rose and Jack; the Doctor will probably insufferable after all of this is over!
So, the monitor's recording show the pilot, but not their face. So frustrating! I also want to know why the polymorphs on the hitchhiker's ship are all disguised as Capt. Luka. Curiouser and curiouser!
Capt. Luka must be one heck of a pilot to win that contest. It explains how she was able to obtain the Infinty Dancer. And Rose believed her, which was good enough for the Doctor.
Hopefully, they will be able to get all those polymorphs on board in record time and also get to the bottom of the conspiracy. I'm sure everything will go smoothly, as it always does with our intrepid trio! Oh, who am I kidding? Their life is often just one, long cliffhanger!
“Entropy is returning to this universe. Our unknown pilot must have tampered with the device!”
Yep. Cliffhanger. Love it! Thanks for yet another great chapter! ^_^
Author's Response: Thanks Oriana1. Loved your comments, oh yes, the Doctor will preen but even he is having trouble figuring out this conspiracy. There’s only three chapters left and I post the next tonight. Thanks again!
I like how Rose and Jack know exactly what to do to bring the Doctor down a peg, even though he knows it's just some good-natured kidding around. "Why, oh why do I get such little respect?” Careful Doctor, your inner Rodney Dangerfield is showing itself!
Your description of the TARDIS widening itself in order to house the millions of Polymorphs was incredible. It looks like it is bigger on the outside now, as well as the inside.
Rose's questions for how the Polymorphs will be able to survive on their planet was something I was thinking about, too. I'm glad the the Doctor is going to go back and check on them.
Aw, a nice bit with the Doctor and Rose hugging. Jack's reaction to the two of them bonding and Rose being pregnant was sweet. I'm so happy that Jack is going to be the Godfather and the Doctor's best man. I wonder who Rose will choose? (I'm hoping for Sarah Jane!)
The hitchhiker's ship is full of polymorphs that all look like Captain Luka. I was not expecting that! I'm still trying to figure out which side Luka is on. She better be careful because the Doctor is not happy. I can picture his voice sounding like it did when he went up against Harriet Jones in the Christmas Invasion. So controlled, but but with undertones of the Oncoming Storm.
The total deflation of Captain Luka is surprising. I'm really, really curious about what she's going to say. This story has so many twists and turns and I love it! I'm going to hate to see it end.
Author's Response: I’m so glad you liked those bits because I try to capture those voices with words that sound like them so when they strike a chord with a reader it makes my day! Thanks for taking the time to share your reactions!
Smart of the Doctor not to reveal the coordinates of polymorphs’ home world even though they will eventually have them once they reach te Polymorph home world.
I agree with Rose, there is more going on than here. The Doctor thwarted their plans with the plague and they are not happy. I'm worried about what they are going to do to the Doctor, should they get their grubby hands on him. Of course, even with the fear of what could happen, he's still happy at Rose's brilliance. Aw...
From what the Doctor is saying, it looks like he's trying to cover all his bases. Good move on his part, because with a conspiracy of that size, you have to be careful who to trust. As for Captain Luca, I keep getting weird feelings about. She almost seems too good to be true. Now, with what the Doctor's discovered about her ship, there is something definitely isn't Kosher. The Doctor is right: I have to assume the worst and hope for the best.”
Another fantastic chapter. I love these cliffhangers, they keep my cold-addled mind busy! ^_^
Author's Response: Oh terrific, you’ve caught up after your trials! Next chapter gets posted tonight! Of course we’re moving into the last chapters for our heroes so won’t be long til this adventure ends. Thank you so much for your encouraging comments and keep warm!
I love the Doctor's confidence and his pep talk. That respite with Rose definitely did him a world of good. Obviously, it was good for Rose, too!
So far, the ruse is working. The Doctor, his companions and Captain Luka are a well-oiled machine. Everything seems to be going according to plan. Let's just see if the hitchhiker falls for it. Of course, they figured out (or did someone notify them?) about the ruse and are now through the gate. I'm really curious to see what they do. I'm glad that I don't have long to wait!
I'm sorry this review is so late, not to mention a bit short. I've been dealing with a very nasty cold that is finally getting better. We also had to deal with a monsoon on Halloween. Torrential rain and wind gusts of 70-80 MPH (there was even an F2 tornado outside of Philadelphia!). The wind played havoc with our internet and it was up and down. But, all is well now and I can finally read and review your latest chapters. Yay! ^_^
Author's Response: Oh gosh no need to apologize and I’m sorry to hear of your troubles. You folks have been having some fearsome weather but glad you’re over your cold. I always look forward to your reviews. My next chapter goes up tomorrow so read at your leisure! 2019.11.03
Oh crap is right! Now we will find out who is sharing information. Can't wait!! Clever Doctor forming that trap!
I realized I missed reviewing a couple chapters!!! Darn. That sexy chapter was so freaking HOT!!! Oh my goodness, you can write smut really well. Poor Doctor with his insecurities. Of course he will make it through and be there for his child.
This story is so exciting!!!
Author's Response: Wow, thanks for such lovely compliments! I’m delighted you’ve found my story exciting...it’s a bit of cat and mouse. Thank you for commenting!