1. Prologue [Reviews - 0] (1061 words)
Broadly speaking, a happy ending, but there are dark parts too and not everything is an easy fix. I like Ruth!Doctor, however this is a very different interpretation from Chris as the majority of this was written pre The Flux series. Ruth!Doctor is also referred to throughout this at "the Other" or "the other Doctor" as that seemed more natural for how the Doctor would refer to her.
This is set post series 12, but before Revolution of the Daleks and The Flux. Although I have made some references where they fitted, I didn’t change my plot to accommodate new information, and this is not compatible with anything after the series 12 finale.


Summary: Jack answers a distress signal.

Disclaimer: Nothing is mine, Doctor Who and associated properties belong to their original creators. I have also made gratuitous use of The Trickster from the Sarah Jane Adventures.

2. Chapter 1 [Reviews - 0] (4074 words)
Some reference to previous torture and abuse in this chapter, but all the violence has already happened, and I promise I'm going to fix it at the end.

3. Chapter 2 [Reviews - 0] (2895 words)
I will say again, I like Jo Martin's portrayal of the Doctor, but there seemed to me to be a few characterisation inconsistencies, and this was written before The Flux. At the risk of spoiling my own work, of course she isn't a villain. She's the Doctor, but this was me patching together some issues that I couldn't get around.

Summary: The Doctor discovers who the true enemy is.

4. Chapter 3 [Reviews - 0] (1517 words)
A bit of character fluff before I start putting them all through the wringer.

Summary: Jack starts to get to know Thirteen.

5. Chapter 4 [Reviews - 0] (854 words)
This marks the beginning of a section with just Jack and the Doctor. In my opinion, one of the biggest flaws of the current series (and of some earlier one, Five's Team TARDIS for example) is that there are too many companions and not quite enough plot to hand out. At the moment, Jack is the one with the most plot relevant knowledge, he needs time to naturally be able to impart that. Don't worry, Yaz and Co. will be back.

Summary: The fam and Jack arrive in Cardiff.

6. Chapter 5 [Reviews - 0] (1725 words)
Summary: The Doctor and Jack find an adventure. Just another Tuesday.

7. Chapter 6 [Reviews - 0] (1088 words)
Summary: The argument that's been brewing since the mine.

8. Chapter 7 [Reviews - 0] (1514 words)
Summary: The Doctor and Jack begin to explore Satellite 5 to discover why the TARDIS has summoned them here.

9. Chapter 8 [Reviews - 0] (2201 words)
Summary: The Doctor solves the mystery of the ghosts of Satellite 5.

10. Chapter 9 [Reviews - 0] (1897 words)

Summary: And now that we're all reacquainted...back to our main plot

11. Chapter 10 [Reviews - 0] (2021 words)

Summary: If only there was a spare TARDIS just lying around...

12. Chapter 11 [Reviews - 0] (1294 words)
Summary: It's never quite as easy as it sounds, though.

13. Chapter 12 [Reviews - 0] (1734 words)
Summary: First, the Doctor deals with her own problem

14. Chapter 13 [Reviews - 0] (4003 words)
Summary: And then, Jack tries to deal with his. (The Doctor helps.)

Sorry for the long chapter, gang. This just kind of...kept going. Enjoy!