Beginning Where We End

by WhoMe [Reviews - 301]

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  • Teen
  • None
  • Angst, Drama, Het, Romance, Series

1. Chapter 1 [Reviews - 16] (3780 words)
This is a sequel to Kings and Lords and picks up almost immediately where the previous story left off. Apologies for the massive delay in getting this one started, but RL has kept me running at a mad pace. That, and I re-wrote a major chunk of the draft about halfway through which tends to slow things down.

But if you still remember “Kings and Lords” after these many months, then I hope you’ll enjoy the sequel!

2. Chapter 2 [Reviews - 11] (2285 words)
I was worried not many would remember the previous story after such a long gap and considered not even posting, so a BIG thank you for the encouraging reviews so far!

Now we get a glimpse from the Doctor’s complex perspective on this new relationship.

3. Chapter 3 [Reviews - 10] (2708 words)
The Doctor’s plan is challenged and Jackie makes a discovery…in a less than ideal way.

4. Chapter 4 [Reviews - 11] (3414 words)
I think I referenced somewhere in the previous story approximately where they were in the timeframe of the series. But for those wondering this is set late in S2, but obviously before Army of Ghosts/Doomsday.

Hope you all had a lovely Christmas!

5. Chapter 5 [Reviews - 10] (3707 words)
I’m going to have to scale back to only weekend updates after this now that Christmas break is ending and I’ll be back to the pace of class and working clinical rotations. But so long as your interest remains in this story, then you can bet that you’ll keep me motivated to put in the effort to update every weekend!

6. Chapter 6 [Reviews - 14] (2917 words)
The honeymoon commences. Now if the Doctor & Rose can just agree as to what that should entail…

7. Chapter 7 [Reviews - 12] (5062 words)
Rose begins to realize there may be more of an issue between them than the Doctor is letting on, and it’s going to have to be confronted.

8. Chapter 8 [Reviews - 15] (3966 words)
The inevitable confrontation…and fallout.

9. Chapter 9 [Reviews - 13] (2797 words)
A day off for me means an early mid-week update!

Also, I’ve had a few PMs (you spoiler-seekers, you ;D) asking if the Doctor’s disappearance has to do with the villain angle of the story that, at the end of K&L, I mentioned was planned to be a part of the sequel. The direction, however, was changed during the drafting process to focus primarily on the development of their relationship without diverting from that with an additional sub-plot. The Muse can be a temperamental thing, and what it wants, it gets. ;)

10. Chapter 10 [Reviews - 15] (2949 words)
Rose begins to process the situation and has a chance to do some necessary reflecting along the way.

11. Chapter 11 [Reviews - 25] (3058 words)
Rose attempts to reach for the Doctor through their link, resulting in more than she bargained for.

12. Chapter 12 [Reviews - 13] (4345 words)
Things get all the more complicated as Rose is confronted with a very moody, post-war Nine.

13. Chapter 13 [Reviews - 13] (5041 words)
Nine comes to a decision as Rose comes to a bit more understanding.

14. Chapter 14 [Reviews - 14] (4181 words)
Time for a few answers…leading to a few more questions.

15. Chapter 15 [Reviews - 12] (5782 words)
And so begins the process of moving forward.

16. Chapter 16 [Reviews - 13] (4281 words)
The Doctor and Rose begin their “date,” and a few revelations will soon follow.

17. Chapter 17 [Reviews - 15] (5490 words)
A few important revelations at last. There might eventually be hope for a proper honeymoon yet… ;)

18. Chapter 18 [Reviews - 11] (3334 words)
This chapter does not contain a love scene, but it does begin to get steamy. I’ll apologize now for the rather teasing ending point, and despite my reputation it wasn’t entirely intentional. There will certainly be more of this scene to unfold, but this was the most I could possibly get written this week. I’ve had to question whether I could even keep writing for the time being, so needless to say THANK YOU to each one who has continued to review and kept me going, in spite of RL trying to pull me away.

19. Chapter 19 [Reviews - 13] (4586 words)
This chapter is still rated Teen. Next week’s update, however, will contain a love scene and will be posted separately as a standalone, rated Adult. The main story will continue again after that point and the overall rating will remain the same.

20. Chapter 20 [Reviews - 9] (4349 words)
If you skipped the two-part love scene posted separately, this picks up directly after.

We’re nearly there. Just two more chapters remaining to wrap this one up.

21. Chapter 21 [Reviews - 11] (3230 words)
One last day in Paradise and a glimpse ahead. We’re nearly there, folks! Just the epilogue remaining.

22. Epilogue [Reviews - 25] (3266 words)
Thank you to each one who has taken the time to review with such lovely comments throughout. This story was a pleasure to create, thanks to you.

The ending was a difficult one to write, I must admit, but hopefully will also convey a bit of hope. This story began with the intention of laying the foundation for a post-Doomsday AU, which is already in the drafting stage. So I can assure you that the Doctor and Rose’s journey in this ‘verse does not end here.

There will be much more to come for these two with additional stories in the near future, the first of which will be titled Minutes and Hours. I'll see you then!