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A/N: Well hello there everyone. Thank you for the lovely reviews, and the follows and favourites. I have a lot planned for Kari, and I have actually ad to write out the plan. Time travel, just can't keep it straight in my head.
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The Doctor and Kari ran into the TARDIS, laughing and smiling away.
"Seriously, Doctor, what did you have to tell him that for? He was going to have us beheaded! You couldn't have just waited until we could sneak out could you? No, you had to make a scene." Kari moaned as he ran around the console, getting them out of where they were, fast.
"Yes, well, I very much doubt he would have just let us leave. You were going to be his queen and I was going to be stuck as the court jester." The Doctor retorted.
Kari didn't know what had bothered the Doctor most, the fact that he was to become the court jester, or the fact that she was about to marry a king. Kari hadn't thought it was too bad, the King of Jalena was young and not that bad looking. She wouldn't have objected. In fact, she didn't object, the Doctor did.
"You were just jealous. Couldn't handle the fact that the king had a thing for me and not you." She joked, watching him get more and more frustrated.
"Oi, I was not jealous. I just didn't feel like being the court jester for several hundred years." He protested.
Kari burst out laughing at the Doctor's reaction. She soon stopped when she started feeling a little light headed. She stumbled over to the chair by the console and plonked herself down.
"Kari? Are you okay?" The Doctor asked, rushing to her side.
"Yeah, my head just feels a little fuzzy. Think I've got a headache coming on. I guess I might head to my room for a bit, have a little lay down." She said, trying to get up. The Doctor was quick to put his arm out and caught her as she almost hit the floor.
"I think you better stay here for a minute or two. Let me know if it get's any worse." There was concern in his voice.
Kari knew that tone, he knew something, there was something that he wasn't telling her. "What's going on? You're hiding something, Doctor, and you better tell me now." She demanded.
Before the Doctor had a chance to say anything Kari groaned in pain and held her head in her hands. "Oh, I don't feel too good. My head is seriously spinning."
"Kari, you need to listen to me. I'm sorry, I am really sorry, I know I should have told you sooner, I wanted to but I couldn't. It's time for you to go now, and I don't know when you're going to see me again, or when I'm going to see you. I'm sorry, Kari."
Kari lifted her head up slightly, only to notice that her hands were surrounded by a golden glow. "Doctor, what do you mean? What's happening to me?"
"I'm sorry." He said, stepping away from her.
She tried to get up but just fell to her knees. The pain in her head got worse and she cried out from the pain. She was scared and in pain and had no idea about what was happening to her. The Doctor knew, but he wasn't telling her. She closed her eyes tightly, tears streaming down her burning cheeks.
After what felt like forever for Kari, she felt someone put an arm around her as she huddled up on the floor crying.
"It's okay, Kari, you're safe." It was a man's voice, one that she recognised, one that she knew so very, very well. It was a voice that she loved.
The pain in her head started to ease and she pulled her head up and opened her eyes. There, on the floor beside her, was the Doctor, in his 10th regeneration. He was wearing his blue suit and Converse trainers.
"Doctor?" She whispered, not understanding what had happened or what was going on. He nodded at her, a sad smile on his face. "What happened? I wasn't here, I was… somewhere else." She knew she couldn't tell him that she had been with him in his future. He would probably ask to many questions.
"I know, you were with me at a different point in time. It's okay, you're fine, everything is going to be okay." He assured her, wrapping his other arm around her.
"I think you need to start explain things to me now." Kari told him as the pain subsided some more.
"Yes, I do. Come on, let's go and get a nice cup of tea and talk about it." He helped Kari off the grilled flooring of the TARDIS. He didn't let go of her hand the whole time he lead her to the kitchen.
They were soon both sitting down, a steaming cup of tea before them. Kari hadn't said a word, she was more confused now than she had been before. She had been pulled from what she thought was reality, was no longer human, and the rest, she couldn't even begin to understand it.
"Kari, you were pulled through time and space. Whatever happened to change you from human is what causes it to happen. We don't know why or how, the only warning we get is the headaches." The Doctor told her softly.
"So, I'm going to keep being dragged around like a bloody rag doll? And have to suffer those stupid headaches?" Kari asked him. She wasn't happy, and she still didn't fully understand, but she knew there was nothing she could do about it.
"I'm sorry, Kari. I can't do anything to stop it." Kari could tell by the Doctor's tone that he was being truthful, and that he really was sorry.
"So, how long have I got here with you?" Kari asked him as she took a sip of her tea.
"I really don't know. But, since you're here, why don't we go and have some of those adventures you love so much?" He couldn't help but smile at her. He knew that taking her somewhere would cheer her up, bring out her bubbly personality.
"Doctor, this is the first time it's happened, for me at least. Is it going to happen to me a lot?" Kari asked him quietly.
"Kari, you've been in my life for such a long time. You've always been there, since the beginning. I would say it is going to happen a fair amount." The Doctor told her, taking a hold of her hand.
"Seriously?" Kari asked him in shock.
"Kari, I've known you for most of my life. And you know everything about me. You know things I have never told anyone. I trust you more than anyone else in the universe, I always have and I always will." Kari just nodded at him, not really knowing what to say.
After sitting there in silence for some time Kari decided it was time to find out where he was up to. "So, what's been going on? I only know of a few times when you travelled in your own when you've looked this sexy." Kari quickly put her hand over her mouth. What had made her say that?
The Doctor just laughed at her comment. "All those centuries, I always wondered which regeneration you found the most attractive. Now I know." He was grinning away now, his normal mad grin.
Kari blushed furiously. She had always loved this Doctor, it wasn't just about the way he looked, it was his attitude as well. "Your ego just increased dramatically." She told him, still trying to hide her face.
The Doctor laughed some more. "Don't worry, sooner or later you're going to squash it again."
Kari shook her head and finally looked up at him. "So, come on. What's been going on?" The Doctor just gave her a sad look.
"Rose is gone. Met a woman called Donna. Been travelling around on my own since you last left." Kari put her hand over the Doctor's and gave it a squeeze. She knew how he was feeling. The loss of Rose had been so hard for him, they had been so close.
"Remember, Rose is alive. She may not be here, but you always have those wonderful memories of her. She's got her mum and Pete, and Mickey the idiot." She smiled at the Doctor, and he managed to smile back at her. "They will look after her. So you need to stop being miserable. If Rose could see you now, she'd slap you."
"I know." He said quietly, before getting out of the chair and taking Kari with him. "Right, let's see what trouble we can find." There was a huge grin on his face.
"Oh, I'm sure there is plenty for us to hunt down." Kari told him, letting a grin spread across her face as well. "Race you to the console." She called, running off ahead of him.
"Oi! That's cheating!" He shouted at her as he ran to catch up to her.
Kari was quick on her feet and made it to the console a good 30 seconds before the Doctor did. She threw herself in the chair by the console and sat there, patiently waiting. While she was there she noticed something on the scanner. She frowned to herself before hearing the Doctor coming up behind her.
"I think we just found our trouble." She told him, pointing at the screen.
The Doctor put on his glasses, Kari had to clamp her mouth shut. If she told him just how much she loved him in his brainy specs, it would increase his ego even more. That was something she really didn't need to be doing.
"Oh, plasma coils around a hospital. Let's go check it out." He said before pulling down a lever on the console. The TARDIS started shaking and the time rotor started up. Kari could feel the excitement building inside of her, she knew what was going to happen next.
Kari sat down in the chair next to the hospital bed, grinning away at the man laying there in his blue and white striped pyjamas.
"Good morning, dear." Kari said, planting a kiss on his cheek.
"Morning, love. How was everything when you left?" Kari was still trying to work out how the Doctor had managed to convince her to pretend to be his wife.
"Same as yesterday, and the day before." She told him. He was asking if there had been any change with the plasma coils, or if the TARDIS had picked up anything else that might shed some light on what was going on at Royal Hope Hospital.
"Sorry, not really much of an adventure really, is it?" The Doctor said to her, looking a little sad.
"Not yet it isn't. And besides, I've been having some fun in the TARDIS while you haven't been there. You know, getting to know her better." Kari had a mischievous grin on her face, one which the Doctor knew well.
"You know what's going to happen don't you?" Kari just nodded at him. "Oh, I should have known this would be one of those times." He moaned like a little child.
"Stop your whinging. Everything turns out all right in the end. You do what you do best. Save lives and defeat the bad guy." Kari told him. She knew she couldn't tell him much more than that.
"Sounds like fun." The Doctor said to her, smiling away now.
"It will be, for the best part. I'd tell you not to say anything stupid but I know how sometimes your mouth functions before your brain has time to catch up." Kari told him with a smirk on her face.
"Oi!" He cried, lightly whacking her on the arm. "If anyone around here talks to much it's you."
Kari rolled her eyes at him. "Yeah, and I wonder who I picked that up from." That earned her a frown. "You know I'm right." Kari told him as she folder her arms across her chest.
He let out a sigh, knowing he was beaten. As he did, a man walked over, followed by a group of medical students.
"Now then, Mr Smith, Mrs Smith, a very good morning to you. How are you today, Mr Smith?" The man asked the Doctor.
"Oh, not so bad. Still a bit, you know, blah." The Doctor told him, sticking out his tongue in emphasis.
"John Smith, admitted yesterday with severe abdominal pains. Jones, why don't you see what you can find? Amaze me." The man said to one of his students.
She approached the bed smiling. "That wasn't very clever, running around outside, was it?" She told him quietly.
"Sorry?" The Doctor was confused. He looked at Kari for help but she only shrugged at him.
"On Chancellor Street this morning? The pair of you came up to me, and you took off your tie before hanging it around her neck." The woman nodded towards Kari.
"Really? What did we do that for?" Kari and the Doctor were both confused now.
"I don't know, you just did."
"Not me, I was here, in bed. Ask the nurses. And my wife has been here with me all morning as well." The Doctor told her.
"Well, that's weird, cause it looked like you. Have you got a brother?" The student asked him.
"No, not anymore. Just me." The Doctor said sadly.
Kari noticed his quick change and knew how to perk him up. "Besides, why would I want to run around with his brother when I have the perfect husband here?" She said, grinning away. That worked and made the Doctor smile as well.
The man in charge let out a sigh. "As time passes and I grow ever more infirm and weary, Miss Jones."
The woman apologised and got back to examining the Doctor. The first thing she did, was listen to his chest. Her eyes grew wide as she heard two hearts beating. She moved the end of the stethoscope from one side to the other, just to make sure. All the Doctor could do was smile and wink at her.
"I weep for future generations. Are you having trouble locating the heart, Miss Jones?" The man asked her.
That seemed to shake her out of her thoughts. Kari couldn't help but smile. "Er, I don't know. Stomach cramps?" The woman said with a shrug. Kari mentally face palmed herself.
"That is a symptom, not a diagnosis. And you rather failed basic techniques by not consulting first with the patient's chart." He picked it up and received an electric shock from it, causing him to quickly let it fall to the floor.
The students mentioned their experience with getting shocks from different things earlier that morning. "That's only to be expected." The man told them. "There's a thunderstorm moving in and lightning is a form of static electricity, as was first proven by…" He looked at his students. "Anyone?"
Kari smiled, she was going to beat the Doctor to it. "Benjamin Franklin." She said proudly.
The man gave her a warm smile. "Correct, Mrs Smith."
"My mate, Ben. That was a day and a half. I got rope burns off that kite, and then I got soaked. And then, I got electrocuted." The Doctor rambled on.
"Mouth before brain." Kari whispered to him. The Doctor looked at her then realised what she was telling him. He had started talking without realising what problems it could cause him.
"Moving on. I think perhaps a visit from psychiatric." The man said as the group followed him to the next patient.
Kari couldn't help but smirk. She had been right. The Doctor's mouth had got him into trouble already, and the real chaos hadn't even started yet. "What did I tell you? You engage your mouth before your brain is in gear."
"Yes, all right, I get it. Thank you." The Doctor said sulkily. "So come on, how much longer are we going to have to wait around for something to happen?"
Kari just grinned at him. "Spoilers."
"You know, I really hate that word." He was starting to get really grumpy now.
"Aw, it's okay, it's going annoy you even more in the future." Kari assured him. She remembered when the Doctor she had just come from, the Doctor in is 11th regeneration, had accused her of teaching the word to River.
"Oh, well that's just lovely, thanks." The Doctor said sarcastically.
Kari picked up the Doctor's hand and enlaced her fingers through his. "Cheer up, dear. If you're lucky the men in the white coats might come down with one of those jackets with the really long sleeves, just for you."
The Doctor frowned at her. "You're really not funny, love."
"I wasn't trying to be funny." Kari said, trying to hold in her laughter. "That man did say a trip from psychiatric. They might come and take you away." Kari forced a panic look on her face.
The Doctor's face fell when he saw her face. "Kari, it's fine. You know me, they wouldn't get very far with me. I wouldn't leave you on your own. I promise." He gave her hand a squeeze, she just gazed at him, her face still panic stricken. The Doctor didn't know what else to say to her to reassure her.
He was about to speak when Kari burst out laughing, rather loudly at first, earning glares from many of the others in the room. She quickly put her hand over her mouth to contain the sound of her giggles. She had never thought the Doctor would fall for that, she thought he was too clever to be fooled. "Oh, you should have seen your face. That was priceless." Kari eventually managed to say.
"Did you just trick me?" The Doctor asked her in shock. Kari looked at him, pretending to be innocent and smiled at him. "I can not believe I fell for one of your little jokes, again."
"I'm sorry. It was just too easy. I didn't think you would actually fall for it at first, but thanks for telling me that you do." Kari gave him a sly smile. He was giving her information on what she was going to do in her future.
He sat there sulking. Kari tried to apologise to him but he didn't want to know. He just ignored her. Kari glanced up at the clock on the wall, it was almost time. She needed to get the Doctor back on side before it all kicked off. "Doctor, I've said that I'm sorry, so you really need to put a smile on your face and get ready."
The Doctor didn't even look at her. He just carried on gazing out of the window to the other side of him. Kari let out a sigh, she needed to get his attention. She grabbed hold of his face and turn it so that he was facing her. "Cheer up. The fun's going to start soon." She said before pressing her lips lightly against his.
A smile instantly crept across the Doctor's face. "Come on then, let's go for a walk." He threw back the bed sheets and Kari passed him a dressing gown.
They walked along the corridors, hand in hand, chatting away. Kari dragged the Doctor past a staff room, knowing that Martha Jones was going to be in there. "I think, we should take a look out the window and then head back to the ward." Kari said quietly. She knew the Doctor needed to be there when Martha came in.
They made it back to the ward just before the whole building began to shake. The lights flickered and most people started to scream and panic. "Now it starts." Kari whispered.
"All right now, everyone back to bed, we've got an emergency but we'll sort it out. Don't worry." Martha Jones said as she walked into the ward and straight to the windows.
"I think you better get dressed now, Doctor." Kari told him, pulling the curtain around his bed and watching Martha, a smile on her face. She watched as Martha went to open the window, only for her colleague to wail about losing the air.
"But there not exactly air tight. If the air was going to get sucked out it would have happened straight away, but it didn't. so how come?" Martha asked the woman on the floor beside her, trembling and crying.
"Very good point. Brilliant, in fact. What was your name?" The Doctor had gotten dressed and pulled back the curtain.
"Martha." The woman replied.
The Doctor took hold of Kari's hand and walked towards the woman. "And it was Jones, wasn't it?" She nodded. "Well then, Martha Jones, the question is, how are we still breathing?"
"We can't be." The other woman cried.
Kari rolled her eyes. "Well, obviously we are, so don't bother to waste any more time." Kari said before turning to Martha. "Martha Jones, what have we got? By the patients' lounge, we should go take a walk outside."
"Yeah, there's a balcony." Martha told her.
"Fancy going out?" The Doctor asked, looking from Martha to Kari. Kari just smiled madly at him.
"Okay." Martha seemed to be a little in shock at what was going on but was dealing with it all rather well.
"We might die." The Doctor warned her.
"We might not." Martha pointed out.
Kari smiled, as did the Doctor. "Good. Come on. Not her, she'd hold us up." Kari said, nodding to the woman sobbing away.
Kari marched through the hospital, dragging the Doctor along with her, although he didn't even try to object, with Martha following behind. She stopped at the glass doors that led outside, turned to the Doctor and smiled at him before pushing them open.
"We've got air. How does that work?" Martha asked in amazement.
"Just be glad it does." Kari told her, looking around at the sky, waiting.
"I've got a party tonight. It's my brother's twenty-first. My mother's going to be really… really…" Martha trailed off. It was hard for her to keep focus when she had such a wonderful view before her.
"You okay?" Kari asked her, placing a hand on Martha's shoulder.
"Yeah." She replied quietly, her gaze not moving.
"Want to go back in?" He asked her.
"No way. I mean, we could die any minute, but all the same… it's beautiful." Kari couldn't help but smile at the way Martha was handling everything. Okay, she already knew how things were going to pan out, she knew how great Martha was going to be, but to actually be there with her, it was a completely different experience.
"You think?" The Doctor wandered. He had seen many things in his lifetime, seen so many wonders of he universe, he had never considered the view before him now to be one of them.
Martha gazed at him. "How many people want to go to the moon? And here we are!"
Kari let her smile grow a little bigger. "Standing in the Earthlight." She felt the Doctor's hand slip out of hers and he wrapped it around her waist. Kari just rested her head against him, smiling as she looked up at the stars and the Earth.
Martha looked at the pair, se felt that there was something odd about both of them. "What do you think happened?"
Kari turned her head and looked at Martha, still with that smile on her face. "What do you think?" She asked her. She knew she was saying things that the Doctor should have been saying, but for some reason, he seemed more distracted than he should have been.
"Extraterrestrial. It's got to be. I don't know, a few years ago that would have sounded mad, but these days? That spaceship flying into Big Ben, Christmas, those Cybermen things. I had a cousin. Adeola, She worked at Canary Wharf. She never came home." There was sadness in Martha's voice. Both the Doctor and Kari knew what had happened to her cousin, Adeola.
Kari knew it was also a tough topic for the Doctor, because that battle was where he lost Rose, his love. "I'm sorry." Kari whispered, reaching out for Martha's hand and gently squeezing it.
"We were there. In the battle." The Doctor had a distant look in his face. He didn't even realize that he had just told Kari that she was going to be there at some point in her future.
She nudged him a little to bring him out of his thoughts and back to reality. "Spoilers." She whispered, causing him to roll his eyes.
"I promise you, Mr Smith, Mrs Smith, we will find a way out. If we can travel to the moon, then we can travel back. There's got to be a way." There was that sound of determination in Martha's voice, and hope.
"It's not Smith, that's not my real name." The Doctor told her. He noticed Kari about to say something and he quickly put a hand over her mouth to stop her. Kari looked at him, a frown on her face.
Martha eyed them both, not really know if she should trust people who lie about their names. "Who are you both then?" She finally asked.
"I'm the Doctor, this is Kari." He told her, his hand still over Kari's mouth.
"Me too, if I can pass my exams. What is it then, Doctor Smith?" Martha asked, wondering why his had was over to poor girls mouth.
"Just the Doctor."
"How do you mean, just the Doctor? And why have you got your hand over her mouth like that?" The confusion on Martha's face was evident.
"Just… the Doctor. And because my wife sometimes talks before thinking." The Doctor said, looking Kari in the eyes. It looked like he wanted to burst out laughing. Kari was more than just a little confused now. "Now, Kari, my lovely wife, if I move my hand, are you going to behave and not say anything silly?" The Doctor asked her in a rather sarcastic way.
Kari glared at him, the Doctor had seen that look from her before and it scared him. He instantly moved his hand away from her mouth and looked at the ground. "I think we need to have a chat later, don't you?" Kari whispered to him.
Martha just stared at the pair before shaking her head and bringing herself back to her sense. "What, people call you 'the Doctor'?" It was clear that she didn't believe him.
"Yeah." He told her simply.
"Well, I'm not. As far as I'm concerned, you've got to earn that title." Martha's voice was harsh and firm. Kari knew what the Doctor needed to do next.
"Well, I'd better make a start then." The Doctor said, moving his arm away from Kari as she stepped forward to pick up a stone. "Let's have a look." Kari gave him the stone and watched as he threw it out over the balcony and to the surface od the moon.
They all watched as the stone bounced off something and ripples appeared, as if raindrops were hitting still water. "Some sort of force field keeping the air in." Kari mumbled, she couldn't wait for this part to be over. She wanted to get to the running.
Martha looked at them both in concern. "If that's like a bubble sealing us in, that means this is the only air we've got. What happens when it runs out?"
"There would be roughly one thousand people suffocating." Kari said quietly. The Doctor looked at her, worry on his face, and quickly wrapped his arm back around her.
"Why would anyone do that?" Martha asked in utter shock.
Kari at the Doctor both looked to and saw some rather large spaceships arriving. "Head's up. Ask them yourself." The Doctor told Martha a creatures dressed all in what looked like black leather began marching towards the hospital entrance.
"Aliens. That's aliens. Real, proper aliens." Kari just shook her head. Martha was clever, and yet that was all she could think of to say.
"The Judoon." Kari and the Doctor said at the same time. They looked at each other and shared a smile.
A/N: I hope you liked it so far. If you have any questions, let me know. And yes, I am going to be splitting the episodes into 2 chapters.
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