"Ah yes," The Doctor said as Jackie sat the plate of chocolate chip biscuits in front of them. "Now this is what I'm talking about."
He picked up a cookie and bit into it. Rose stared at him amused as he savored the taste.
"Chocolate." He said, as he swallowed. "There's nothing like it in the universe."
"That good, eh?"
He smiled at Rose.
"Yup, it's one of best things Earth has to offer. It's one of the reasons I defend this planet day in and day out."
"So you're one of those choc-o-holics too, eh?"
"And," he whispered to her. "Thankfully, it's one of the few things your mum can make that doesn't taste like chalk."
He winked as Rose slapped his shoulder.
The Doctor stared at the movie and rolled his eyes.
"Isn't this bloody thing over with yet?"
"Um, no, probably about another twenty minutes." Rose replied.
"Well, that's twenty minutes too long for me."
He leaned over and whispered in her ear.
"What say we go for a walk, eh? Get away from Mickey and your mum for awhile?"
"Fine with me." Rose said, nodding.
She looked over at Jackie.
"Mum, the Doctor and I are gonna go for a walk."
"Take your jacket, young lady. It's freezing out."
She glared at Rose as she noticed her starting to open her mouth.
"And don't give me any of your cheek, young lady. Just do as I say."
Rose sighed. She rolled her eyes and motioned to the Doctor as they walked past her towards the door.
"Thank God you suggested this walk. I did want to get away from them for awhile." Rose said as they walked side by side down the sidewalk.
The Doctor grinned.
"See, the Doctor always knows best." He said, poking her in the side.
The Doctor stared at her as they walked. He sighed as he watched the cool autumn breeze gently moving her hair around. Reaching out, he pulled her close and smiled down at her as she laid her head against his side.
"It's so nice to be able to have a night like this." She said quietly.
"Yup, it's nice to know the only monsters out tonight are little kids in costume." The Doctor replied. "I wish it was like that on every planet."
The Doctor grinned at her.
"Don't tell me you're getting tired of running for your life?"
"Oh no, I love it!" Rose said, grinning back at him. "I can't get enough of it. Running down corridors and dodging laser beams keeps me fit and trim. Forget Weight Watchers, you have the ultimate weight loss plan, you have."
The Doctor chuckled.
"I guess I do. I oughta write a book. That's one of the few things I haven't done yet. I could call it 'Trim up with the Time Lord." I could make millions."
"Not to mention all the exercise videos to go along with it."
"Hey yeah, and I could go on Oprah too."
"Oh yeah, that'd be a hoot. Seeing you jump up and down on Oprah's couch like Tom Cruise." She said.
"Nah, I'm better than that." The Doctor said, shaking his head. "Forget jumping on the couch; my way of getting attention would be for you to kill me onscreen and then I'd regenerate in front of millions. People would talk about me for years!"
Rose raised her eyebrows.
"You'd waste a life for that?"
The Doctor thought.
"No, on second thought, you're right. I don't have that many lives left as it is; it would be wasteful to off myself on national television."
He leered at her.
"I'll just strip nude and dance instead." He said, wagging his eyebrows.
"To what? Glenn Miller?" She said, rolling her eyes.
"Oi! I don't just dance to Glenn Miller!" he said, offended. "I do dance to modern music as well."
"Nah, I don't think people would be interested in seein' you dance the hustle, either."
She giggled as the Doctor eyed her.
"I can see why Jackie has to keep telling you to keep your smart mouth to yourself." He said. "You have a definite problem with it."
"You love it though. It keeps things interesting for ya!"
The Doctor grinned.
"You're right. It does." He said kissing her.
They looked up as a group of kids in costume ran around the corner, stopped and looked at them.
"Evening, Kids." The Doctor said smiling at them. "Have fun trick or treating?"
"Yeah," the biggest kid said, pulling up his Dracula mask and looking at them.
He snorted as he stared at the Doctor's pinstriped suit, leather coat and Converses.
"What are you supposed to be?" he said in a snotty voice.
The Doctor glanced at Rose.
"I'm an alien from outer space." He said proudly.
The kids stared at him.
"You are? Where's your alien mask then?" the big kid asked.
"I don't have an alien mask. I'm in human form."
He gestured to Rose.
"This is my human captive. I'm taking her back to my space ship so I can give her anal probes and mess with her brain so she'll be my willing slave forever."
Rose giggled as the kids looked at each other.
"Um…yeah…help me, kids. He's got me in some kind of slave beam and I can't get away." She said.
"Yeah, right…sure you are." the big kid said, rolling his eyes.
He looked at the Doctor's hands.
"Well, where's your weapon then, space man? What ya gonna use if your slave gets away from ya?"
The Doctor winked at Rose. He reached into his coat pocket and pulled out his sonic screwdriver.
The kids stared at it.
"What is that supposed to be?" the big kid asked.
"It's a sonic screwdriver."
"Where's your ray gun?"
"I don't need a ray gun. I have my sonic screwdriver."
The big kid snorted.
He looked at the others.
"Come on; let's get home before the geek shoots us with his pen." He said.
"Screwdriver." The Doctor corrected.
"Whatever. Come on, guys. Forget these two wankers. Let's go home and eat our candy."
"Oi! You'll be sorry when a Slitheen jumps out at you and you don't have your sonic screwdriver to protect you!" The Doctor yelled at them.
The kids looked back at them once before heading off into the darkness towards home.
Rose looked at the Doctor.
"Remind me again why I can't kill these kids for calling me a geek and a wanker?"
"Because…you're a good alien and you don't do that kind of thing?"
"Yeah, that's right. Bollocks, why did I decide to be that way when I went through this last regeneration? Why can't I decide to be a homicidal lunatic who kills smart mouthed kids for a change?"
"Well, there's always next time."
The Doctor grinned.
"You're right. The next time I regenerate, I'll be ginger and homicidal! I'm gonna finally live a little in my old age! No more smart mouthed gits saying rude things to me. It'll be steel probes up the arse for everyone! That'll learn em to sass with me."
"Whatever you say, dear." Rose said patting his arm. "Just make sure I'm far away from you before you start crammin' steel rods up people's bums."
"Oh no, miss mouth, you'll be first in line!" The Doctor said, squeezing her. "I'm gonna get back at ya for all your smart remarks."
"What 'bout Mickey, then? Wouldn't you want to start with him first?"
"Nah, first I have to find a way to temporarily close my ears off so Mickey the idiot doesn't blow my eardrums out when he starts his sonic screams."
Rose shook her head.
"You're bad, you are." She said to him.
He kissed her on the head as they resumed walking and turned the corner.