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Title: Pockets
Author: [livejournal.com profile] aibhinn
Pairing: Ten/Rose
Rating: Teen
Summary: "Why is it that every time we're arrested and thrown in jail, they always know enough to take your sonic screwdriver, and yet they never think to check your pockets?"
Disclaimer: Not mine. Not making any money. Please not to sue me.
Author's note: Written for Round 1.02 of [livejournal.com profile] writerinatardis. Prompts: some mention of the following must be included—a black box, a toy aeroplane, and a vegetable used as a weapon. I had a lot of fun with this one!



Another day, another jail cell, Rose thought with wry resignation as she watched the Doctor empty his pockets in search of something to help them escape. It was extraordinary, what he kept in that coat. No wonder it weighed a ton.

"Why is it," she said, as the pile of small objects on the stone bench in their cell grew steadily larger, "that every time we're arrested and thrown in jail, they always know enough to take your sonic screwdriver, and yet they never think to check your pockets?"

"It's a mystery," the Doctor said. He pulled a ticket stub, a toy catapult, several shrivelled carrot sticks and a wind-up mouse out of his right-hand pocket and added them to the pile. "I wish they would some time; it'd keep them busy for a while, if nothing else."

"For a week, at least," Rose agreed, and leant forward to see better. "Is that a catapult? I thought you didn't carry weapons."

"This is hardly a weapon, Rose," the Doctor said absently. "Unless I stood three feet away from the chief and used it to fling one of these pieces of carrot at his face." From his other pocket he withdrew a toy aeroplane with an elastic-powered propeller, a mechanical pencil, and what looked like a controller for an RC car. "Blimey, I'd forgotten I had these. You know what I should put in here? A guide to the different eras of planets, so I'd know when we'd landed in a time and place where holding hands in public is considered obscenity. Of course, I'd have to write it first."

"Leaning over right in front of a policeman and telling me you wanted to make love to me under that big red-leafed tree probably wasn't your cleverest move, either," Rose said dryly.

The Doctor flashed a grin at her. "Are you objecting to the idea of making love to me beneath a tree?"

"No," Rose returned. "Just saying that your timing was a bit off, Time Lord." She settled onto the bench beside the pile. "I can see the ticket stub and carrot sticks being tucked into your pockets," she said thoughtfully. "Even the pencil and the catapult. But that radio-control thing is huge! How did you even get it in there?"

"Dimensionally transcendental," the Doctor reminded her. "Bigger on the inside."

"I know what 'dimensionally transcendental' means." She watched, fascinated, as he continued to pull objects out: a television remote control, a black box the size of his hand with multicoloured lights on top and what looked like instructions printed in some alien language, four paper clips, a pink rubber and a packet of digestive biscuits. "Oh, brilliant!" she said, snatching the latter and tearing it open. "I'm starving."

"Oi!" the Doctor protested. "So am I!"

Rose tucked the packet close to her body protectively. "Get us out of here and back to the TARDIS, then," she said. "Lots of food there."

"Oh, now, that's rude, Rose Tyler. I thought I was the rude one."

She grinned mischievously and bit into a biscuit. "I learned from the best," she said with her mouth full.

"Mm. So it would seem." Abandoning his search for the moment, he rested his hands on the wall above her head and leant forward until his face was only inches from hers. "But I hope you've learned more from me than rudeness and the definition of 'dimensionally transcendental'."

She quirked an eyebrow and swallowed. "Maybe," she said coyly. "Maybe I've learned a lot more."

"Oh?" He shifted and lowered his voice a step or two. "Like what?"

Rose reached up to touch his lips. She let her fingertip trail down his throat and over his chest before slipping sideways to reach into an inner pocket of his overcoat. "Like where you keep your lock picks," she said as she drew them out of his coat and shook them so they jangled together musically.

He blinked, and then a grin spread over his face. "Rose Tyler, you're astonishing." He kissed her swiftly, taking hold of the picks. "Keep the digestives," he said, and crammed the rest of the pile of stuff hurriedly back into his pockets. "You've earned them. Besides, you'll need your strength for all the running we're about to do. Once I've got my sonic screwdriver back, of course."

Rose laughed, ate one last biscuit, and tucked the remainder of the packet into her coat pocket before pushing herself to her feet. "One of these days, we'll explore a planet without getting into trouble," she said.

"Oh, now, what's the fun of that?" He knelt before the cell door and inserted one of the picks into the lock, then the other, twisting the second one carefully. The tumblers clicked, and the door squeaked open an inch or two. He slid the picks back where she'd found them and stood, taking her hand. "Ready?"

"Always," she grinned.

"Then, not to seem repetitive--Run!"

Date: 2008-12-22 03:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] glorious-clio.livejournal.com
Cute! cute cute cute. *sigh* Great job!

Date: 2008-12-22 03:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aibhinn.livejournal.com
Oh, thank you! This one was fun. :)

Date: 2008-12-22 03:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] othermewriter.livejournal.com
aww lovely very sweet.

Date: 2008-12-22 03:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aibhinn.livejournal.com
Thanks! The Doctor and Rose tend to write themselves into silly situations, so this was a lot of fun to do.

Date: 2008-12-22 03:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kb91.livejournal.com
Cute and adorable. This was a really fun story. I'm in awe that you can come up with these things so quickly! :)

Date: 2008-12-22 03:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aibhinn.livejournal.com
Thank you! Actually, I squeaked in under the wire by about three hours on this one; work ate my brain. But I did get it in, and I didn't get voted out, so all's well! :)

Date: 2008-12-22 03:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wendymr.livejournal.com
Ooh, cute! Very nice :)

So the results are out, are they? Must go and see who won. I did vote this time around - for the hilariously crackish one including Jack, as it happens, so I'm anxious to see who wrote it - but this was very funny too :)

Date: 2008-12-22 03:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aibhinn.livejournal.com
Thank you! I love it when the Doctor and Rose write themselves into silly situations, and this just sort of... wrote itself. Rose started out with the question in the summary--which I've always wondered myself--and it went from there. :)

So glad you enjoyed it!

Date: 2008-12-22 03:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] roxyk630.livejournal.com
XD;;; Very cute!!! Perfect for a giggle! <3

Date: 2008-12-22 03:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aibhinn.livejournal.com
Aw, thanks! :D

BTW, I love the title for your journal--that's my favourite scene from Much Ado About Nothing, and I adore David's delivery of that line in the BBC Radio version.

Date: 2008-12-22 04:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] roxyk630.livejournal.com
You are quite welcome!

XD; Thank you! Mine as well. Much Ado is my second fave... right behind King Lear but YES. DT's delivery of that line made me go, "Awwwwww, I relate!" XD;;;

Date: 2008-12-22 05:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aibhinn.livejournal.com
*Has REALLY good reason to use icon!*

Date: 2008-12-22 05:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] roxyk630.livejournal.com
*GIGGLESQUEE* OKAY! *tromps off with icon*

...wait.... ;)

Date: 2008-12-22 04:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pam-casso.livejournal.com
Awesome! Cute Rose and Ten banter makes me so happy.

Date: 2008-12-22 05:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aibhinn.livejournal.com
Thank you! They seem to write themselves sometimes, especially with the banter. :) I'm so pleased you enjoyed it!

Date: 2008-12-22 04:29 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] glory_jean
Cute and funny. Those pockets have such comedic potential. XD

Date: 2008-12-22 05:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aibhinn.livejournal.com
Don't they just?? :D Thank you!

Date: 2008-12-22 05:04 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] starlightmoonla.livejournal.com
Aww! That is so cute! Fantastic job. :D

Date: 2008-12-22 05:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aibhinn.livejournal.com
Thank you! I'm so pleased you enjoyed it. I had a blast writing it. :)

Date: 2008-12-22 05:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] reetinkerbell.livejournal.com
Oh that was just lovely.

Date: 2008-12-22 05:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aibhinn.livejournal.com
Thank you! :D

Date: 2008-12-22 05:47 am (UTC)

Date: 2008-12-22 05:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aibhinn.livejournal.com
Thank you so much! :)

Date: 2008-12-22 05:50 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] jaradel.livejournal.com
Very cute - love the humour! Very much in-character for both. Well done!

Date: 2008-12-22 05:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aibhinn.livejournal.com
Thank you! I'm so glad people are enjoying the fic so much. :D I had a great time writing it!

Date: 2008-12-22 05:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lindenharp.livejournal.com
What has he got in his pocketses?

Thanks for telling us so amusingly.

Date: 2008-12-22 05:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aibhinn.livejournal.com
Heee! I was trying so hard to get Rose to say that, but she just wouldn't cooperate. I'm really, REALLY glad someone else did, though! :D

Thank you!

Date: 2008-12-22 09:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cytherea999.livejournal.com
Pockets of WIN!

Love it

Date: 2008-12-22 08:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aibhinn.livejournal.com
Thank you! Yes, we've had so much deus ex screwdriver that it seemed like time to have deus ex pockets for once. *g* Glad you enjoyed!

Date: 2008-12-22 10:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] electrictoes.livejournal.com
So cute. Loved it <3

Date: 2008-12-22 08:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aibhinn.livejournal.com
Thank you! It was a lot of fun to write, so I'm pleased it's getting such a nice response. :)

Date: 2008-12-22 12:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 2cbetter2.livejournal.com
Oh how cute was this? I love it and I certainly see it happening knowing how much trouble these two were always getting in! And I always LOVE fics/episodes in which the Doctor takes inventory of what's in his pockets because it's always a ridiculous amount of ridiculously sized stuff! *g*

Date: 2008-12-22 08:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aibhinn.livejournal.com
Me too! I adore his dimensionally-transcendental pockets, which was a large part of the fun of writing this. Thank you!

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