Chapter Two

Rose was in temporary shock when she stepped outside the TARDIS and realized they weren't in London anymore. She was standing in the middle of a dense forest. She glanced up and saw a light pink planet through the leafy canopy so she knew they weren't on Earth. She looked around as she listened to the birdsong in the trees trying to find a clue to the Doctor and Jack's whereabouts. She walked around the TARDIS and on the right side she finally found something egg shaped resting on a fallen log several feet away. She stepped through a couple of huge trees and walked over to it. It was another baseball sized plastic egg, dark purple in color. She popped it open and took out the folded piece of paper. Unfolding it, she read…

Well, I managed to sneak away and leave you another clue, Rose. Wasn't easy, that rabbit is crafty. Anyway, walk past the rotted log and look for two trees twisted together, you'll find the next clue there. Hurry, time is short.


Rose put the note in her pocket and headed deeper into the forest. There was a slight chill to the air and Rose shivered a bit. It had been summer in London and since she assumed that's where they were at, she'd put on a light pink t-shirt. She considered going back for a jacket but then decided that she could handle it.

She walked for about twenty minutes before she finally found the tree. Two big trees had wound around each other like boa constrictors, their branches and twigs intertwined with each other. Rose paused for a moment to admire its beauty before starting her search for the egg. Her gaze swept left and right as she headed towards the tree but so far she couldn't see anything out of the ordinary. Then she noticed a tiny golf ball sized pink egg nestled in a bed of moss at the base of the tree. She picked it up and opened it. She unfolded the paper inside and read…


The bunny has the hots for me. I think he's about to make me his bitch. Hurry.

Jack (The Soon To Be Victim of Rabbit Rape.)

Rose turned the note over but there was nothing written on the back of it. She looked at the note again in confusion.

"Okay, is this some sort of riddle then," she muttered as she studied the note. "Surely, there's more to it."

She held the note up to the light, thinking there was invisible ink on the page but she couldn't see anything unusual. Sighing, she folded the note up and put it in her pocket.

"Great. Now what?" she muttered to herself. "I'm sure the two of them are nearby giggling at this. I'M NOT AMUSED!" Rose yelled, just in case they were listening. "I NEED MORE TO GO ON THAN THE RABBIT'S GONNA MAKE ME HIS BITCH SO YOU BETTER HAVE ANOTHER CLUE FOR ME!"

She paused to listen but all she heard was birdsong.

"Right, this is a test then," she decided. "The Doctor wants me to use my head and figure this out. Alright, I will."

She started to walk off in search of something that could help her but she happened to look back when she walked past the tree and froze when she noticed a large green egg nestled in the moss at the base of it.

"Thank God," she murmured as she ran to it.

She opened it and read…


Please excuse Jack's vulgar humor. He badgered me about leaving the less than hilarious (at least to me) rape note so I finally let the ape do it just to get some peace and quiet. Anyway, keep on going in the same direction and you'll find a small stream. I hid the next clue there. Good luck.


Rose put the note in her pocket and walked off. She walked through a couple of trees and froze when she saw a small blue egg sitting on an ancient tree stump. She looked around but couldn't see or hear a stream. Confused, she walked over and opened it up. There was a tiny slip of paper inside and she pulled it out and read…

Too late, I'm Easter's bitch now.

Jack (traumatized) Harkness

"Oh, piss off, Jack," Rose said with a ghost of a smile as she put the note in her pocket and walked on.


It was another ten minutes before Rose found a small stream winding its way through the forest. She walked to it and looked around but she couldn't see any eggs. She search the trees nearby but still no luck. Befuddled, she walked back to where she began and did another scan of her surroundings. She sighed angrily, sure that she overlooked something. She was about to step over the stream and continue the search when she happened to look down in the water and noticed a gold egg was pinned in between two large stones. Grinning, she knelt down, reached into the icy cold water and grabbed the egg. She tried to open it but couldn't find the seam that usually ran around the middle of it. She examined it but couldn't see a way to open it. She decided to squeeze it in the hopes it would pop open but when she did a tiny hologram of the Doctor suddenly appeared above the egg.

"I used a waterproof holographic projector this time because I was afraid the water would ruin the note if I used a conventional plastic egg," Hologram Doctor said to her. "Anyway, well done. You're nearly to the end of your search, Rose. Just keep on going and when you come to a group of large boulders, stop and look for the egg. Good luck."

The hologram cut out and Rose put the egg in her pocket and crossed the stream.


After another twenty minutes, she finally spied the boulders. There were twenty of them, arranged in a circle in a large clearing and Rose paused a moment after stepping between two of them to look at her surroundings. She found a small brown egg off to the right in a clump of grass beside a boulder. She bent down, retrieved it and read it.

Turn right and go straight.

Rose put the slip of paper in her pocket and did as the note said. She walked for five minutes and then froze when she noticed a huge, two foot, plushie bunny on top of another large boulder. It was white with a big blue bow around its neck. Beside it was a red wicker Easter basket. Rose walked up to the basket and looked in. There was one solitary black egg inside it. She opened it and read…

You must defeat the bunny in order to free us. Good luck.


"Defeat the bunny?" Rose muttered to herself as she put the note in her pocket.

She stared at the immobile plushie and frowned.

"What does he mean by "Defeat it?" she said as she gazed at it.

She slowly moved her fingers towards it and paused before touching it.

"Okay, this better not be electrified or a time bomb or something like that," she muttered before touching it.

She poked the bunny's stomach and quickly drew her hand away. She stood and stared at it but nothing happened.

"Yeah, okay, HOW DO I DEFEAT THE BUNNY THEN?" she yelled. "I GIVE UP. JUST TELL ME!"

She waited but got no response. She stared at the bunny, willing something to happen. She rolled her eyes and muttered something about how this was probably all Jack's idea and the Doctor had nothing to do with it. She grabbed the bunny, intending to take it with her as a souvenir but when she picked it up, she noticed there was a flat, black disc under it with a post-it note on top that said, "Press me." Rose put the bunny down beside the disc, picked it up, held it in one palm and pressed down with the other. Immediately, there was a blinding light and a feeling of weightlessness for a moment before the light faded and she found herself in front of a small café.

"Yay! She did it!"

Rose looked over when she heard Jack yell out and noticed he and the Doctor were sitting at a table on a wooden patio that was connected to the café. They raised their glasses of wine in salute to her as she stepped up onto the patio and walked towards them.

"We wondered how long it'd take you to defeat the bunny," Jack said as the Doctor got up to pull out a metal chair for her. "He's a sly devil. Made me his bitch, you know."

"Yeah, I read that," Rose said, smiling at the Doctor's rolled eyes while she sat down in the chair he offered her.

"Anyway, we decided to have a little Easter meal in Paris," Jack said as the Doctor pushed Rose's chair up to the glass table. "Figured that would be a good reward for finding us."

"Sounds good to me," Rose said, glancing at a waiter who was heading towards her with a menu.


Later on that night, Rose was getting ready for bed. After the meal, the three of them took a long walk and took in the sights of Paris before the Doctor transmatted them back to the TARDIS. She had put on a pink nightdress after taking a shower and cleaning her teeth. She was just about to climb into bed when she heard a soft knock at the bedroom door.

"Come in," Rose called out as she grabbed her pillow and started fluffing it.

She heard the door open but no one said anything. She looked over her shoulder and saw the Doctor standing behind her with his hands behind his back.

"Hello, I'm getting ready for bed but I loved our day in Paris," she said to him as she put the pillow back on the bed. "I'm glad you and Jack thought of doing that…"

She trailed off when she felt the Doctor's hand on her back and a chill ran down her spine as he came around to her side.

"For you," he said softly as he held up his free hand and showed her a purple plastic egg.

"Another one?" Rose said, taking it from him.

The Doctor said nothing but stood beside her and watched while she popped it open. Rose's breath caught in her throat when she saw what was inside. She tipped the egg down and a gold chain bracelet slid out of it onto her palm. The Doctor watched her expression while she studied it quietly.

"It's not from Earth," he finally said. "It's gold mined from Andromeda. I had a few nuggets of it and I stopped there and had someone make this for you."

"It's beautiful," Rose murmured.

"I wanted to give you something privately since the meal and stroll around Paris was from both me and Jack," the Doctor said.

"Thank you," Rose said after she managed to get past the lump in her throat.

"No, thank you for all you've done for me," the Doctor said as he took the bracelet from her. "You've helped me in so many ways, more ways than you know, and this is just a small token of appreciation for that."

Rose held out her hand and the Doctor put the bracelet on her wrists. They both admired its beauty for a moment before the Doctor leaned in and kissed Rose's cheek.

"Happy Easter, Rose," he whispered in her ear before pulling away.

"Happy Easter, Doctor," Rose whispered back.

She smiled when the Doctor gave her one last kiss on the cheek before he headed out of the room. She watched him go and when he shut the door behind him, she sighed contentedly, her heart filled with love for him as she pulled back the duvet and got into the bed.


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