The first thing she noticed was the blood.
She laid on a bed (actually, she was tied to that bed) with a pin in her right arm and blood ran into her veins from a thin tube knitteed to a big, white machine with little green and red lights and a constant beeping. She tried to lift her head to examine the room but there was a white curtain around her bed blocking the view. White bed, white curtain, white walls… White and clearness everywhere with the heavy smell of antiseptics.
Rose Tyler always hated hospitals.
She tried to move her arms but suddenly a catlike nurse appeared from behind the curtain and smiled down at her.
’Keep calm, XX-19-136, you’re doing it very well.’ Her voice was soft and silky, almost hypnotizing. But this couldn’t calm Rose.
’Who are you? What is this stupid XX-thing? What happened to me?’ She asked at the edge of panic. ’Why do I need blood? I wasn’t hurt or anything… Please, let me go.’
’You are participating in the obligatory pregnancy-program of New Earth. You are in the perfect age and condition to start the program.’
’WHAT?’ She yelled at the nurse. ’I don’t want a baby now! I am only nineteen, for God’s sake. By the way, how could I be pregnant by blood? It’s impossible.’
’This is how the program works. You should know it. We take blood from the elected males and find their perfect match to fecundate. Don’t worry, both of you were carefully tested. But you can be happy if they don’t punish you for not volunteering for the program earlier.’
’No! Just… stop it! Now! I don’t want a baby from a complete stranger! I am too young, I am not prepared for this…’ She started to cry. ’I need my Doctor! Where is he? He would never let this happen, never…’ She screamed and tried to get her arms loose, without any success.
’Sorry, my dear, but you will upset the others.’ The nurse said calmly and pushed a couple of buttons ont he machine from which the blood distilled into Rose, and added a dose of tranquilizers.
Rose was still crying and squirming but in a second everything went black and she fell asleep.
The next thing she noticed was the pinprick.
She laid in the Doctor’s arms and there was a pinprick on her right arm and one on his left. Even that she was still half-unconscious, something felt too odd. Maybe she just dreamed that bed with the horrible cat-nurse… or they tried to fecundate the Doctor, too.
’You too…?’ She asked or she tried to ask but her mouth didn’t seem to work.
’Rose!’ He glanced at her. ’Are you okay? What did they do to you?’
’Actually… the more interesting question is… what did they do to you?’ She had to smile at the idea of the Doctor being pregnant.
’Took some blood from me, it was a nasty business but I escaped. Sonic screwdrivers are cool. Sorry for being a bit late, did they hurt you? Did they try to infect you or something?’ He tried to keep his voice calm but Rose could feel the anger around him. Well, they tried to infect her… or something. Having a baby isn’t an infection, but being forced to have a baby against her will is also a nasty business, as the Doctor called it. But somehow she couldn’t tell about it. Not yet. She felt tired and weak and a bit shocked - she didn’t want to discuss things like possibly being pregnant by a random stranger from New Earth right now. This adventure would cause the most horribe headache she ever felt, surely. And it can’t help if the Doctor blows up the entire hospital.
’Can we just go back to the TARDIS?’ She whispered.
’Anything you need.’ He smiled, again. ’Then… Onwards, Rose Tyler!’