...But the Story Never Ends

by WhoMe [Reviews - 169]

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  • Teen
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  • Angst, Drama, Het, Romance

1. Chapter 1 [Reviews - 23] (1860 words)
The idea for this was inspired by the other brilliant stories I've read based on the concept that when the Doctor was regenerating during "The End of Time," his essence was preserved and reborn into TenToo. In my mind, that idea has now become canon.

Disclaimer: I do not own Doctor Who. All rights belong to the BBC.

2. Chapter 2 [Reviews - 6] (3071 words)
Familiar dialog accompanied by some rather interesting introspection. If we could have heard 10.5's thoughts during "Journey's End," I've convinced myself it would have gone something like this...

3. Chapter 3 [Reviews - 7] (2403 words)
The Doctor finally reveals everything to Rose, but it doesn't go quite as well as he had hoped.

4. Chapter 4 [Reviews - 7] (3828 words)
Thank you so much to everyone who continues to read and review! Knowing others are enjoying this gives me such encouragement!

5. Chapter 5 [Reviews - 5] (2435 words)
Less angst by the end of this chapter, but there are quite a few twists and turns yet to come. ;)

6. Chapter 6 [Reviews - 6] (1792 words)

7. Chapter 7 [Reviews - 8] (2641 words)
The Doctor and Rose arrive at her place, and a conversation is had in which a new character is introduced who will play a pivotal role in future chapters.

8. Chapter 8 [Reviews - 6] (2678 words)
The Doctor and Rose clear the air about one more issue standing between them, and things begin to get a bit *ahem* steamy.

9. Chapter 9 [Reviews - 10] (2182 words)
I've been anxious to get to this point in the story! The Doctor is in for quite a surprise...

10. Chapter 10 [Reviews - 5] (1720 words)
The plot begins to thicken. ;)

11. Chapter 11 [Reviews - 7] (1778 words)
Yet another twist to the story. It’s always made sense to me to think of 10.5’s physiology in this way. Even though he’s part human, he is still, after all, part Time Lord.

12. Chapter 12 [Reviews - 4] (1744 words)
A HUGE thank you to everyone who has read, favorited and reviewed thus far! I can't tell you how much that means to me! :)

13. Chapter 13 [Reviews - 5] (2683 words)
The calm before the storm. A romantic interlude before the angst that is soon to come.

14. Chapter 14 [Reviews - 3] (1742 words)
*sigh* Things just never seem to go smoothly for long when it comes to these two.

15. Chapter 15 [Reviews - 6] (1883 words)
From bad to worse...

16. Chapter 16 [Reviews - 4] (1858 words)
The Doctor, of course, is not going to let this stand. But unfortunately for him and Rose, things are going to get worse before they get better.

17. Chapter 17 [Reviews - 3] (1758 words)
Many of you have expressed your "dislike" for Joron, and might I say, I completely agree!

18. Chapter 18 [Reviews - 7] (2213 words)
I just have to say, I love how this chapter ends! (but don't get too comfortable)

19. Chapter 19 [Reviews - 6] (4308 words)
Okay, this chapter comes with a Tissue Warning! But there is a purpose behind this tragic turn of events, so bear with me.

20. Chapter 20 [Reviews - 4] (2616 words)
There is a snippet of a translation included here of the ending of Murray Gold’s “Vale Decem,” or “Farewell Ten,” the song of the universe that accompanied Ten’s final moments. I think the ending lyrics, “Never Alone”, fit perfectly with this, as do the words from the end of “Forest of the Dead.”

I’m sure everyone knew where this was leading – it’s predictable, I know. And the idea is certainly not unique to fanfics. But I’m of the opinion that when two people are The Stuff of Legend, they should have more than just one brief lifetime together. ;) And considering the Doctor’s extended lifespan in this story, it just wouldn’t do for him to have to live on alone.

21. Chapter 21 [Reviews - 3] (3265 words)
All I have to say about this chapter is FINALLY! For those who might not care to read graphic love scenes, I’ve tried to refrain from being too explicit. But I realize this pushes it right to the edge.

This chapter might seem to bring the story to its natural conclusion, but I’m not quite done yet. There is still one more twist yet to come! ;)

22. Chapter 22 [Reviews - 6] (2284 words)
I’ve had this little plot twist in mind from the beginning in order to bring this story full-circle near to where it all began.

Here is my explanation for the Cloister Bell sounding in the TARDIS at the end of “Waters of Mars.” ;)

23. Chapter 23 [Reviews - 5] (2546 words)
A rather heavy, angst-filled chapter. But as you’ll see in the one that follows, this is leading up to a much happier ending that helps explain, at least in my mind, the Doctor’s mercurial shift in mood from how he was at the end of “Waters of Mars” to his much more jovial demeanor when he stepped out of the TARDIS at the start of “The End of Time.”

24. Chapter 24 [Reviews - 23] (2611 words)
And so we reach the final chapter. Thank you so, so much to everyone who has read and reviewed this story! I can’t even begin to say how much that means to me!!! I hope you've enjoyed reading this as much as I've enjoyed writing it. For me, thinking of the story happening in this way makes "The End of Time" just a little easier to bear.

The ending lines are cliché and have probably been used a thousand times before. But really, is there any other way to end it for these two? ;)