1. Out of Gas [Reviews - 30] (849 words)
This takes place sometime between "Objects in Space" and the BDM, with Book and Inara still on Serenity for Firefly. For Doctor Who, it takes place sometime between "The Doctor Dances" and "Boom Town."
2. Bushwhacked [Reviews - 8] (3335 words)
âCaptain Jack Harkness,â he said. âThe girl is Rose Tyler, and my other friend is the Doctor.â
âDoctor who?â asked Mal.
Jack gave him a bit of a smile. âYou have no idea how complicated that question is.â
âI think youâd best un-complicate it,â said Mal.
3. Rose [Reviews - 6] (2175 words)
Mal asked, âThe Doctor--is he dangerous?â
âVery.â The word was out before Mal was finished speaking. River looked at him. âHeâs very dangerous. Last soldier of a war that shaped the universe. The Oncoming Storm, the Destroyer of Worlds. Nothing can stop him.â Her brow crinkled. âHomicidal pepper-pots.â
4. The TARDIS Invasion [Reviews - 6] (2599 words)
ZoÃ« took another step into the TARDIS. âRiver made mention that she thinks youâre a danger to Rose.â
âSo thatâs what Inaraâs little interrogation was about. Riverâs right,â said the Doctor. It took ZoÃ« a little by surprise; sheâd expected a denial.
âCanât say I cotton too well to a man asâd do harm to a young lady,â she said.
5. Love and Engines [Reviews - 2] (1048 words)
Rose is pretty much in the same situation you are. Lovely young woman, stupidly stubborn male . . ."
"Why do they do that?" Kaylee asked. "I mean, me and Simon, Rose and the Doctor, Captain and Inara--should be simple enough, so why ain't it?"
7. Objects in Space [Reviews - 6] (1938 words)
Around them, the Doctor sensed the others the way River did. He saw himself as he was at the end of his last life, his gentlest incarnation forced into the most terrible of actions. He saw Rose crouched on the ground, eyes golden and feral. Book, a question; Inara, sensuality and pain; Kaylee, bright color; Simon, overwhelming concern and conflict; Jayne, a solid mass; and Mal, shot through with colors that were oddly complementary to Riverâs own.
8. The Empty Girl [Reviews - 8] (1393 words)
âDid you learn anything interesting or useful in the cockpit?â asked the Doctor.
âWell, the Ankylosaurus and the Triceratops had a falling out over the Stegosaurus, the Brachiosaur is desperately in love with the Diplodocus, who wonât give him the time of day, the T-Rex continues to scheme for world domination while the Dienonychus and the Velociraptors plot his downfall, and the Pterosaurs just want to party,â said Jack.
9. War Stories [Reviews - 4] (2631 words)
He remembered Riverâs warning after the TARDIS appeared--that the Doctor was a very dangerous person. And yet . . . to Malâs eyes, the Doctor didnât look dangerous at the moment. He looked sad, tired, lonely, and very old.
10. The Short Game [Reviews - 4] (2807 words)
Jack suddenly laughed. Everyone looked at him, and he grinned his naughtiest grin. âIâm thinking that what you all need is a dashing conman. With psychic paper.â
11. Bushwhacked . . . Again! [Reviews - 10] (3170 words)
âTime is not a river,â River said. âIt's an ocean. Riptides and currents. Breakers on the beach. Sometimes it freezes, all at once. Bits fly off and fall back in, and we'll all drown in it. We always drown.â
12. Hearts of Gold [Reviews - 12] (2795 words)
"If I managed to bed the Doctor without Rose, sheâd be hurt. If I laid a hand on Rose without the Doctorâs approval, Iâd get ejected into the Time Vortex and probably land in the middle of the Big Bang. You see my difficulty."
13. School Reunion [Reviews - 9] (2972 words)
âEmmy, meet the Doctor and Captain Jack Harkness. Doctor, Harkness, meet Captain Emmaleta Chao.â
âThe Doctor?â asked Emmy. âJust âthe Doctorâ?â
âJust the Doctor,â the Doctor confirmed.
Emmy lifted an eyebrow. âWell, that ainât pretentious.â
14. The Girl in the TARDIS [Reviews - 19] (2754 words)
âWere I to advise you, Doctor, I would tell you to go to her. Be close to her physically, whatever that means to you. Let your barriers down. I donât think youâll be displeased with the results, and so few can say that. So very few.â
16. More Objects in Space [Reviews - 13] (2142 words)
âBookâs right,â said the Doctor. âHe gets a chance--one chance. After that, what happens is on his own head.â
âAnd what exactly will happen?â Inara asked, voice low.
Riverâs soft voice came from the doorway. âThe storm breaks.â
17. Doomsday [Reviews - 15] (2416 words)
âBut—but whoâd do somethinâ like that?â Kaylee asked, eyes wide.
âA shark.â Riverâs quiet voice came from just inside the TARDIS. âI saw him. They showed me to him, their little captive bird trussed up for a feast. I saw him. The things in his brain.â She was getting agitated. âI didnât want to see them, but now theyâre in my brain, and I canât make them go away. I donât want to know!â
18. The Parting of the Ways [Reviews - 19] (2767 words)
River froze, eyes going wide. âSleeping Beauty—Briar Rose. It fits. My conundrum has an answer!â Her face lit up. âCaptain Jack, youâre a genius!â She ran to him, gracefully leaping into his arms, and as he caught her, she kissed him full on the mouth.
19. Epilogue: The Doctor Dances [Reviews - 34] (917 words)
Finally, we reach our end! This is the uber-'shippy epilogue, not necessary to the rest of the story, but if you love Nine/Rose, well, I certainly hope you'll like it. Thanks to all who've followed this story, and especially to those who reviewed!