Chapter Ninety Nine

"So, ready to face terror?" the Doctor said, taking Rose's hand while Jack sauntered into Coffeeland.

"Ready and willing," Rose said.

"That eager to face terror, eh?" the Doctor teased as they walked towards the entrance.

"Well, I have a feeling that since the TARDIS is controlling it, it won't be that terrifying," Rose said.

They walked through the entrance. The color scheme was mostly black and grey and everything had a sort of spooky, Halloween feel to it. They were heading towards a big black building near the back when suddenly the Fourth Doctor robot ran out from behind a blackberry shrub.

"No, you mustn't! Danger!" he said, holding his hands out in front of them.

"Who is this then?" Rose said to her Doctor.

"My fourth life," he said.

"Oh yeah? What's with the enormous scarf then?" Rose teased.

"I liked that scarf," the Doctor said.

Rose walked up to the Fourth Doctor.

"Wotcha," she said to him.

"Do I know you?" the Fourth Doctor said, looking her up and down.

"No. But I know yoooou," Rose said in a sing-song voice.

"Fascinating," Four said. "Now. If you'll be so kind as to turn around and go out the way you came…"

"Where'd ya get this?" Rose said, picking up the end of the scarf.

"The TARDIS," Four said, plucking it out of her hand. "Now, you're going to leave, right?"

"Wrong!" Rose said, before walking further into Terrorland.

"Is this one thick?" Four said to Ten.

"Um, sometimes. But the times when she isn't more than makes up for it. Carry on."

Four shook his head and muttered to himself about himself and his companions becoming thick in the future while he walked away.

"That's not like you. You'd be walking headlong into danger," Rose said, turning when the Doctor caught up to her. "You wouldn't be warning against it."

"Maybe that's because the terror is so terrifying," the Doctor said, coming close to her.

"Ooo, so I should stay close to ya?" Rose purred as she came closer to him.

"You didn't in the past, why start now?" the Doctor said.

He chuckled when Rose slapped his chest painfully and took hold of her hand.

"Hey, we're all alone in here now," Rose said, staying close to his arm while they walked along. "Shouldn't we go get Jack?"

"Hell no, let him and Ianto stay in Coffeeland," the Doctor said. "At last I have you all to myself."

Suddenly the Sixth Doctor came out from behind another shrub.

"Turn back, you must go back!" he said, waving his arms around.

"That's you as well?" Rose said, pointing to the robot while the Doctor groaned and put his hand over his face. "What the hell are you wearing? Were you on acid or something?"

"No, I had a mental problem during that life that came from lack of bat's milk in the life before that life. Anyway…" the Doctor said, pulling her away from the robot. "On towards that building over there."

They passed by an exhibit and Rose slowed when she noticed it was a series of glass tubes. There were ten tubes and in each was one of the Doctor's lives. The robot Doctors were groaning and their faces were contorted in agony while fake electricity snaked over their bodies. The Doctor stopped with Rose while she looked the exhibit over.

"This really happen to ya?" Rose said to her Doctor while she pointed to it.

"Sorta, kinda," the Doctor said, shrugging. "Not like this though."

He noticed that Rose was looking at the tubes containing the ninth and tenth Doctors and he took her hand when he saw the distressed look on her face. He pulled her into a hug.

"Hey, this isn't real, yeah?" he said to her.

"I know. But…just thinking about it happenin' to ya. It made me uneasy," Rose said.

"Wanna go somewhere else then?" the Doctor said.

"Nah, I'll be alright. Let's go explore," Rose said.

The Doctor kissed the top of her head and took her hand. They walked towards the black building along a path lined with blackberry shrubs. As they neared the building, Rose could pick out skulls and skeletons on the sides of the building.

"Is that a ghost train?" Rose asked him.

"Dunno, let's find out," the Doctor said.

Suddenly, a big furry creature jumped out of the shrubs in front of them and started to lumber towards them.

"What's that?" Rose said.

"It's a Yeti," the Doctor said.

"Looks like a walking fur ball," Rose said while the Yeti lumbered towards her.

"It was a robot, even before it became a robot here," the Doctor said.

Rose giggled and pretended to be scared while the robot slowly followed her.

"Help, Doctor," Rose said melodramatically while she put her hand to the back of her head. "Save me!"

The Doctor grinned. He walked up behind the Yeti and tapped it on the shoulder. The Yeti turned, let out a girly scream and ran away.

"So…does the letting out a scream and running away happen often with ya?" Rose said, walking over to him.

"Not in real life unfortunately," the Doctor said, taking her hand.

They reached the building and walked up to a pair of black metal doors. On the doors was ENTER IF YOU DARE in white lettering and ABANDON ALL HOPE, YE WHO ENTER HERE. The Doctor opened the doors, stuck his head inside and let out a girly scream while Rose giggled. He quickly took his head back out and shut the door again.

"Nah, too terrifying. Let's go to Flower and Sunshine Land instead," he said to Rose.

Rose stuck her tongue out, ran to the door, opened it and went inside. The Doctor walked over and opened the door.

"You never listen to me, do ya?" he said before following her inside.

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