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How Do You Make a Woman Believe She's Beautiful? (4/7)
Yes
mcinstry


Title: How Do You Make a Woman Believe She's Beautiful?
Rating: T
Words: 6,488 (this chapter)

Summary:How do you make a woman believe she’s beautiful? Under the threat of one Jack Harkness, the Doctor is told to man up and take what is his before someone else does. A series of chapters where a person is at their worst and the other grows into himself.

Author's Notes: Still unbeta'd, so forgive any mistakes. Also, I apologize for the wait. But here it is!


Previous chapters: 1 - 2 - 3

How Do You Make a Woman Believe She’s Beautiful?

Chapter 4 – Do You Comfort Her?

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“Here we are, Rose!” The Doctor bounces around the console to look at the screen. He frowns when he notices that there is no name listed for the planet they landed on. That was strange… But no matter; odder things have happened than a nameless location.

“And where is ‘here’?” Rose pulls on her beanie and joins him in front of the door.

“It has no name! It's called 'the Unknown Planet'!” The Doctor frowned then, "that seems a bit redundant because I guess that's its name now... No matter." With that, he pushes open the door and reveals a dark, smoky sky and a ground dented with multiple crater-like impact marks. The Doctor frowns again, getting an odd vibe from the air. He sticks his tongue out and ignores the amused smile Rose gives him. “Tastes like…” He smacks his lips, “dust and antimatter particles.” Rose cocks an eyebrow but doesn’t question him. She knows better than to even bother asking how he found that out from sticking his tongue out like a child.

“Well that’s great.” She paused. “What does that mean?”

The Doctor reached for her hand and grinned, the two of them beginning their journey forward.

“It means that things are about to get interesting.” He tugged her onward and she followed willingly.

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How Do You Make a Woman Believe She's Beautiful? (3/7)
Yes
mcinstry

Title: How Do You Make a Woman Believe She's Beautiful?
Rating: T
Words: 3,662 (this chapter)

Summary:
How do you make a woman believe she’s beautiful? Under the threat of one Jack Harkness, the Doctor is told to man up and take what is his before someone else does. A series of chapters where a person is at their worst and the other grows into himself.

Author's Notes: Here's chapter 3. I'm sorry about the wait. Also, if you want to see a visual of the city mentioned in the chapter, go
 here . This is unbeta'd, so forgive any mistakes. Feel free to point them out to me. 

How Do You Make a Woman Believe She’s Beautiful?

Chapter 3 – Do You Rescue Her?

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The second he had stepped out of the TARDIS, he’d known something was off about the planet. It wasn’t the scenery or the air…

But he had been shoved aside by Rose before he could get back in to leave. She gasped and looked around in wonder.

The planet of Altzairuzko Gizona was beautiful in an odd sort of way. It was covered in sprawling building of steel and the air was heavy and humid. The sky was an orange-brown color and there were four suns high above them along with two moons visible at all hours of the day. Clouds were wispy and layered, allowing smoggy shimmers of red and brown to seep through. Shops were filled with bits for building things and trades. It was a steam-punk sort of world where industrial mixed in with fine Victorian-esque buildings. Sculptures were made of iron and bits and bobs found from old clocks and such. The center of the city was a massive cathedral-like building where train tracks - ones that were a good way above the other buildings - led into. Power lines led from factory to factory; home to home. There were smoke stacks dotted around the city where steam curled into the atmosphere in threads of dark colors. It all looked like something out of an old novel.

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Dark Paradise (2/2)
Yes
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How Do You Make a Woman Believe She's Beautiful? (2/7)
Yes
mcinstry

Title: How Do You Make a Woman Believe She's Beautiful?
Rating: T
Words: 1,758 (this chapter)

Summary: How do you make a woman believe she’s beautiful? Under the threat of one Jack Harkness, the Doctor is told to man up and take what is his before someone else does. A series of chapters where a person is at their worst and the other grows into himself.


Author's Notes: Here’s the second chapter! Enjoy! And this is still unbeta’d, so forgive any errors and feel free to point them out to me. Also, this chapter is dedicated to who_in_whoville for writing one of the most fantastic stories ever, 'Found and Forgotten'. If you aren't reading it, then what are you still doing here? I'm a bit obsessed with it if you can't tell. So, go read it!

How Do You Make a Woman Believe She’s Beautiful?

Chapter 2 – Do You Dance and Nurse Her?

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Admittedly, it wasn’t his smartest move ever. But she had looked so beautiful drenched from head to toe in the lavender scented rain.

They’d been on a planet called Nitidus Lymphae where the ocean glowed an iridescent purple color and the rain smelled like flowers. The people were peaceful, and for the first time in a long time, he and Rose hadn’t had to run for their lives. Part of him had been disappointed by that but that thought was quashed by the look on Rose’s face when it had started to rain.

“It smells amazing!” A bright smile lit up her face and she turned once in the rain, her hands cupped to catch the rain. “Is it okay to drink?” He nodded and she cautiously sipped at the water in her hands.

“The natives use the rainwater for healing because it’s the purest water in the whole galaxy. Each region has a specific scented and flavored rain used for different kinds of remedies.” He gave her a cheeky smile, “This is where the cure for cancer came from.”

“Ooh, I love this planet!” Rose put her hand out and caught more rain which she drank. “It tastes like… rosemary and honey.” She cocked her head to the side in amazement.

The Doctor smiled at the look of wonder on her face. This was why he travelled now.

Not to see things for himself, but to see the awe on her face.  It made being kidnapped, captured, and put in nasty jails worth it. Anything to see those brown eyes twinkle over that bright-as-the-sun smile.

He reached out for her hand and took it in his own, smiling at the difference in the sizes. Her wrists were thin followed by small palms, feminine knuckles, and long fingers with nails varnished in a light violet shade. His own hand swallowed her smaller one. Rose looked up at him in surprise but he didn’t return her glance. Instead he raised his other hand and began to trail his fingers up the arm which he held onto. He felt the softness of her wet skin beneath his fingertips and suppressed a shudder. He wondered what that same skin would feel, bare and pressed up against him.


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How Do You Make a Woman Believe She's Beautiful? (1/7)
Yes
mcinstry

Title: How Do You Make a Woman Believe She's Beautiful?
Rating: T
Words: 1,079 (this chapter)

Summary: How do you make a woman believe she’s beautiful? Under the threat of one Jack Harkness, the Doctor is told to man up and take what is his before someone else does. A series of chapters where a person is at their worst and the other grows into himself.


Author's Notes: This is a prologue of sorts, so don’t fret over the shortness of this chapter. This takes place after ‘The Satan Pit’ (2.09). Rose and the Doctor go to visit Jack in Cardiff and Jack tells the Doctor to wise up and tell Rose how he feels. Each chapter is a step towards their impending relationship.

Mentions of Torchwood in this chapter, but no real know-how of the show needed. There will probably be about 6 or 7 chapters. Rating may change for the last chapter.

Unbeta’d. Sorry for any mistakes.

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How Do You Make a Woman Believe She’s Beautiful?

Chapter 1 – The Beginning

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It had all started with a visit to Jack in Cardiff.

Rose had been off with Gwen and Tosh, Torchwood 3’s female workers. The rather subdued, fantastic tea making Ianto Jones and the brash Owen Harper had joined Jack and the Doctor for a drink. Jack and Owen popped open a few beers while Ianto and the Doctor stuck with tea.

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Dark Paradise (1/2)
Yes
mcinstry
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A Bit Different
Yes
mcinstry
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Live On
Yes
mcinstry
Title: Live On
Rating: T
Words: 3,019
Summary: Who was this girl that the Doctor cherished so much that he carried a picture of her around? --- “…it’s alright to remember her and love her. It’s only right to.”

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“To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.” — Bertrand Russell

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“Doctor? Who is this?” Amy held up a picture of blonde girl, her eyes inquisitive. The edges of the photo were worn, fold creases going down the center. The Doctor looked up from his conglomerate of wires and squinted. His shoulders tensed when he saw who the photo was of. He hastily put the wires down and stormed forward, all but ripping the picture out of her hands


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Soft Vintage
Yes
mcinstry
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Never Cry
Yes
mcinstry
Title: Never Cry
Rating: K+/T
Words: 1,029
Summary: ‘Never cry over somebody who would not cry over you.’ By Unknown. Two men mourn for a lost love. Hints of OT3. Rose, Jack, Doctor (10)


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‘Never cry over somebody who would not cry over you.’ By Unknown

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It was night, a musty, cool London night with all the smog and lights that left him unable to see the stars.

He stood in front of the memorial, flowers in his hand, unsure of what to do next. Coming here, it had been more of the TARDIS’s decision than his. She’d nudged him onto Loreak, the greenhouse planet that bred every planet known to any species. The blind florist (she was of a species known for their acute sense of smell, thus her ability to pick out flowers) put together a bouquet with black bat flowers, chocolate cosmos, parrot beaks, and soft white blooms to soften it up.

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