Chapter Fifteen

The Doctor decided to go with Ianto back to the TARDIS. To get him a disguise and to make sure that he could access his time ship. He told Rose and Jack he wouldn't be long before heading with Ianto to the front door.

"So, alone at last," Jack said, easing down into the desk chair while Rose checked the two unconscious women with Lucy.

"Hardly," Rose said, nodding her head towards Lucy and the other captives sitting on the blanket.

"Well, we can pretend, can't we?" Jack said with a wink.

"Don't listen to him, he's a gigolo," Rose said to Lucy when she gave Jack an odd look.

"Gigolo? I'm way better than that, Rose Tyler," Jack said, putting his feet up on the desk while he leaned back in the chair. "Shame on you for thinking such things."

"I suppose at the auction tomorrow you'll be prancing around the stage yelling "Take me, take me!" Rose teased him.

"Do you want me to? I could do it naked, you know," Jack said with a devilish grin.

"Belt up, Gigolo," Rose said while Jack chuckled.

Rose and Lucy finished checking the two women and sat back down on the blanket with the others. The captives were eating sandwiches and bowls of beef broth. Rose and Lucy helped themselves to some food.

"So how did you become immortal then?" Rose said to Jack as she fixed a beef sandwich.

"No idea. I was killed by a Dalek on the Gamestation and figured that was it. But I was revived and when I tried to come back to the TARDIS, the Doctor left me. Then I used my vortex manipulator to get out of there and went too far and ended up in the nineteenth century. Then I went to America and got in an argument with someone on Ellis Island and he shot me and I woke up a few minutes later after supposedly dying. And I slowly realized that I can't die and I have no idea why."

"The resurrection on the Gamestation, that was me," Rose said sheepishly.


Rose explained what happened while she and Lucy ate with the others. She didn't remember much but she told Jack what the Doctor told her after the fact. Jack was shocked, hearing that his friend had been godlike for awhile.

"If I made you immortal, Jack, I'm truly sorry," Rose said when she finished. "I didn't mean to do that to you."

Jack chuckled. He kicked his legs off the table, stood up and walked over to her.

"You did what you did out of love," Jack said, cupping her face with his hands. "You're the sweetest person I know, Rose, and even though it's a bit inconvenient at times, I'm grateful you brought me back to life."

Rose smiled when Jack tenderly kissed her forehead.

"I doubt anyone could enslave you, Rose," he said as he sat down beside her. "You're not the enslaving type. Just like your mother isn't. You'd give them hell, Rose."

"Suppose I could," Rose said with a grin. "You're not the enslaving type either."

"Nah, tried that once, didn't suit me," Jack said. "Mind you, my master was very cute and wasn't the flogging type so we got on well."

"Listen to you, you are a gigolo," Rose said, giving him a playful shove.

"Okay, yeah, I am," Jack said with a twinkle in his eyes while she laughed.


Meanwhile, the Doctor and Ianto were heading towards the TARDIS. Ianto looked around, trying to find their abductors or the Possessed Doctor. There were a few people walking the streets but no one he recognized and Ianto relaxed after awhile.

"If we can pull this off, I can get my body back and impede the slave trade here," the Doctor said to him. "At least delay it here until someone can stop it for good."

"Do you think you can do that?" Ianto said.

"I'm going to try, my friend," the Doctor said. "But for now, I want out of this body. It's old and feeble and I hate being this way. I was better off inside Rose, truth be told."

"Can you enter her again?" Ianto said.

"No, I don't want to do that and leave this bloke unrestrained. Besides, it wasn't fair to do that to Rose. I panicked and went into her without her permission. I should have asked but I couldn't do it in front of The Dementor. I suppose in the end it didn't matter since he found me out anyway. But I need to be in here in order to enact our plan."


The Doctor and Ianto froze for a moment and then turned to see James running towards them with a laser blaster. The Doctor was surprised when James leveled the blaster at him.

"I shoulda known, you were taken by slavers, weren't you?" James said to Ianto. "Leave him alone and return the others to the inn," he said to the Doctor.

The Doctor smiled at that.

"Wow, you give good service," he said to James. "Free rooms and protection for your guests."

"Where are they? Where's Rose?" James said, pointing the blaster at the Doctor's hearts.

"Rose is safe," Ianto said. "This isn'tů"

"Jarvik," the Doctor said when Ianto couldn't remember his name. "I'm the Doctor; I was one of the ones who stayed in your inn."

"Don't give me that. I know the owner of the slave stables when I see him. Now where are they?" James growled at him.

"Sir, this is the Doctor, he's inside Jarvik," Ianto said, afraid James was seconds away from shooting his friend.

"Don't be daft, how could your friend be inside him?" James said to Ianto while he gestured to the Doctor with his gun.

"I have the ability to transfer my consciousness to another living being," the Doctor said. "I don't do this often but it was an emergency because the man that kidnapped us could do it as well. He took over my mind and I took over Rose's mind temporarily. They took us to the slave stables and thanks to Rose; I was able to take over Jarvik's mind."

James was hesitant while he stared at the Doctor.

"We're trying to stop the man who took me over and stop the slave trade. I was going to my ship to make sure I can access it and get a disguise for Ianto as part of my plan."

"Can you help us?" Ianto said to James.

"Yes, please help us," the Doctor said. "You want to see the slave trade ended, don't you?"

"Yes, I do," James said. "But this is a bit much. You're really inside Jarvik?"

"I am," the Doctor said. "And if you don't believe me, come with us. We'll take you to Rose and Jack and show you they're alright."

James thought for a moment and then to the Doctor's relief, he lowered his blaster.

"Okay, show me," he said to them.

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