by Jacqueline Rayner
Mickey is startled to find a statue of Rose in a museum - a statue that is 2,000 years old. The Doctor realises that this means the TARDIS will shortly take them to Ancient Rome, but when it does, he and Rose soon have more on their minds than sculpture.
While the Doctor searches for a missing boy, Rose befriends a girl who claims to know the future - a girl whose predictions are surprisingly accurate. But then the Doctor stumbles on the hideous truth behind the statue of Rose - and Rose herself learns that you have to be very careful what you wish for...
*Featuring the Tenth Doctor, Rose, Mickey and Jackie
*A BBC Books 'Tenth Doctor Adventures' novel
*Working title: 'The Ultimate Prophet'
*We learn Rose's full name: Rose Marion Tyler
*Time-placing: Rose recalls meeting "talking cat people", indicating that the events of 'New Earth' are still fresh in her mind; I'm therefore choosing to place this story after that televised episode