So I really struggled to write anything this week, I was getting over a cold/flu that was rather tenacious so I barely had the energy to be at work.
Anyway that means we’re pulling out of the archives, here is the first part to that Doctor Who fanfiction/spin off I started. Let me know if you would want to see more of it.
Susan Campbell was old now, the oldest person on Earth was her title these days. She had never wanted to leave unlike many of her friends throughout the years who had made their way off world.
There was a knock on her cabin door. She silently cursed her strange ability to make friends with these humans, despite being far more evolved than them she could always empathize so well. She’d even married one, that’s what got her so stuck here in the first place.
She wriggled in her bed not really wanting to get up. There were another few knocks. ‘Ugh’ she thought then slid herself around the bed her joints complaining heavily. Sitting over the side she paused to breathe and gather strength. As she grabbed her metal cane she heard more bangs on her door.
“I’m coming, hold on!” What could possibly be so urgent that you’d pester such an old woman. Susan was already wearing her night robe, must have slept in it. She pulled herself up and hobbled towards the door.
Susan was not suffering from arthritis or any of those age granted ailments that humans suffer from, three hundred Earth years have just taken their toll. The human doctors, at least the ones still on earth, had tried their best to help but they couldn’t do much. They normally just wanted to try and give her replacement parts which Susan would never have agreed to. She always wondered how much different humans could be from her when she was able to have a child with one.
“What can I do for you?” Susan asked as she started to open the door. The warm breeze flowed over her, it was mid afternoon so she shouldn’t have been late for anything.
“Doctor?” Susan’s heart jumped in her throat, like it did every time people addressed her by her title and not her name.
“What have I told you about that Kalis? My name is Susan.” The man at the door was one of her many students, she had taken up teaching physics over the years, once the humans were at her level of knowledge anyway.
“Susan, something as appeared in the center of the campus that you should see, we think it’s might be time capsule based on its materialization.” He was tall with dark skin and even darker hair.
“Let me get dressed.” She shut the door quickly with a slam. Then she stopped and opened it again. “Sorry didn’t mean to slam it on you.”
“It’s okay, I’ll wait for you.”
She moved quickly now, somehow she suddenly had the energy to disregard the pain in her legs. It had been a very long time since she had met another time traveler. That Face of Boe was quite a character, he was the last Time-Agent she remembered touching down in this time period but they didn’t use capsules. Come to think of it she couldn’t remember if humans had ever used capsules to travel in time, maybe cabinets?
Susan was dressed in record time and almost at the door before she realized that she’d still need her cane. She stepped over to her coat rack which also doubled as her cane holder. She had a variety of canes these days as that was what people always seemed to give her as a present. Susan grabbed a blue wooden one, it reminded her of her grandfather so it was her favourite.
“Okay I’m ready Kalis.”
The Campus was about the size of a fishing village, the center was a large grassed area with statues of notable human academics and explorers. Susan had felt close to home in this park, the reverence for learning and science was something that sat deep in her hearts.
“Slow down Doctor Campbell, you might hurt yourself.”
“You said it was in the middle of the campus. Where is it?”
“It’s near the Marco Polo statue.”
“Ah yes, I remember Marco Polo.”
Susan made her way through the hedges and trees past Columbus, Cook and Clark before she started to feel tired. She couldn’t bare the pain anymore and took a seat on one of the benches just around the corner from the Polo statue.
“Are you okay Susan?”
“I am okay Kalis, just got too excited is all.” She had her legs outstretched and was flexing her feet up and down to promote blood flow.
“You don’t think it could be one of your…”
“My kind, no, they all died in the War. But I’m still hopeful that I’ll find a working dematerialization circuit. Even a broken one would be nice.”
“Where would you go?”
“I haven’t the faintest idea. Probably just see where I end up.” Susan smiled so hard that her face hurt.
“Not back to see…”
“No, I couldn’t go back on my own time stream, too dangerous. Anyway I think I’m okay now.”
Susan stood up, almost fell back but caught herself on her cane. She took a few steps to make sure she was stable. Satisfied she continued round the corner to where the Capsule was supposed to be.
She fell backwards and landed in a sitting position facing towards the statue.
“Susan! Are you okay?”
Susan opened her mouth but only said one word.
*starting theme song*
“Kalis, Doctor!” A woman, about the same age as Kalis came running over from the blue Phone-Box next to the statue. Another of Susan’s students, the only other person nearby. “Are you okay?”
“Erin! Susan’s fallen over can you find an assistance droid or a medical student?”
“Don’t worry about me.” Susan grumbled as she tried to pick herself up. “Okay, maybe help me up.”
Erin grabbed her cane off the ground and gave it back as Kalis had got her back on her feet. Erin was about the same height as Susan, and had the same ghostly white hair despite being in her mid twenties. It was the new fashion around the college.
“You said ‘grandfather’ while you were on the ground there Susan, is this the Doctor’s Tardis?”
“Yes Kalis, it’s particular shade of blue is different but that’s probably normal with its broken chameleon circuit.”
“No-one has come out of it Susan.” Erin mentioned.
“Well he might be being cautious, you never know what kind of rationals his current regeneration might have.”
“How do you know he’d be like you remember?” Kalis asked as they got closer.
“Timelords might act like different people when they change face but he would always be my grandfather.” Susan knocked on the Tardis door. ‘I don’t blame you.’ She thought to herself, in response to any of the things he may have apologised for.
The Tardis remained silent. “Are you sure that no-one came out?”
“Of course, there’s always been someone here watching it since it materialized.” Erin responded abruptly.
“Guess we’ll have try and get in then.” Susan reached into for the handle, she heard the tumblers click open at her touch, the Tardis was keyed to her. “Grandfather?” She called out. No response.
Susan pulled the doors outwards, stepping inside. “Grandfather?” She continued to shout. As she looked around the console room.
“Wow!” Her students had followed her, their faces covered in happy surprise. The console room was huge, like a mansion and cathedral rolled into a chinese festival of lights. Susan walked right past the main console and made her way over to a small alcove on the left covered by book cases, there was a short little table in the middle of it.
A cup of tea was sitting on the table. Susan touched the side, it was still warm, that could have meant anything when it came to the internal timezones of the Tardis.
“Hey, don’t touch anything!” Susan called out to her students, they jumped back from the console and held their hands up to indicate that they weren’t. “Grandfather doesn’t seem to be here.”
“Where could he be?” Kalis asked.
“Anywhere in space and time. It would appear that he sent me the Tardis, maybe he’s in trouble, or maybe he’s just decided to settle down for once.”
“Susan, the war in Orion is taking its toll, we can fight the Mondasian’s easily enough with the glitter cannons but the other kind, they’ve upgraded.”
“This isn’t my war.”
“You helped us against the Daleks?”
“That was my war.”
“You must know of a weapon that we could use against the Cybermen.”
“I know of a weapon, but even if I could build it, even if you could power it, you would never be able to use it appropriately and I am not your soldier.”
“Then why don’t you piss off back to your home world, if you’re not going to help us.”
‘I would if I could’ Susan remembered that conversation from a few years ago, when she had started building her own time machine. Her machine wasn’t going to be needed any more.
“Well, I’m going to find him.”
“Find your grandfather? You’re going to leave in the Tardis?”
“Yes. And I might not be coming back. So you best be off.” Susan pointed to the door.
Kalis and Erin looked at her, the happy surprise replaced with a terrible longing. “Okay fine, you can come, but don’t complain if you never get home.”
“Thank you Susan!” Kalis cheered.
“But how can we find your grandfather, The Doctor?” Erin stepped in.
“The fast return switch.” Susan pointed to a section of the console “This little feature will push the Tardis back along her own time stream.”
“But you said that going back on your own time stream is dangerous.”
“Yes I did, but of course if you paid any attention in my classes Kalis you would know that Time Lord Tardises are the absolute forefront of temporal engineering. The Tardis could even, in theory, be used to hold a paradox in place, she won’t cause any damage when used appropriately. The only problem would be, going beyond the time space continuum but we should have plenty of leeway in that regard.”
“How would it go beyond the continuum if it was only going back on it’s own time stream?” Erin was suddenly very curious.
“Tardises can also travel between universes, also if goes before it’s own creation or if the button gets stuck down.”
“Not that I would like to do any of that.” Susan pushed a button on the console and the tardis doors pulled themselves closed. “Let’s go!” She clicked the switch on. The centerpiece of the console started to rise and fall as the Tardis lurched to life.
“But Susan your home and your belongings.”
“It’s just stuff Kalis, I have everything that I need right here.” Susan pushed a few buttons on the console, the tardis dematerialized and groaned its familiar vortex entrance noise. Susan beamed happily at the console. ‘It’s good to be home.’
Susan made sure to push hard on the fast return switch to turn it off. Pulling on the materialization lever the Tardis slowly re-entered time space. Once the main lights turned back on and the console stopped flashing she spoke again.
“Where?” Erin wondered while Kalis made his way to the doors.
“Not sure. Last materialization point of the Tardis at least. No time travel though, same time exactly.”
“There’s no way to know?”
“It supports life, and it’s about Earth size. Some low level radiation, nothing dangerous.”
“Can you scan for your grandfather?” Kalis turned away from the doors ready to push them open.
“Good idea.” Susan twisted a few knobs and pushed a button or two. “He’s not here.” She was disappointed. “We should look around though. Find out what happened to him.”
“There’s a whole planet out there, he could have been anywhere.” Erin thought outloud. “We might need to split up.” Susan walked around the console flicked a few switches, twisted a dial and pushed a lever upwards.
“I’ll get you some keys then just in case we do split up.” Finally she tapped on the keyboard by the main monitor which suddenly produced two identical Yale lock keys. “Here you go.” Kalis put his hand out first and Susan put one of them in his hand. She then pushed the door control button and Kalis ran right out.
“Uh I don’t think this is actually a good idea.” Kalis’ voice shook with terror.
“What is it?” Susan made her way from the console out the door and looked up at what Kalis was staring at.
It was a huge metal sculpture about the size of a Tyrannosaurus Rex.
“Dalek.” Erin had come outside as well.
“We should leave.” Kalis said still very afraid.
“No.” Susan pushed the doors to the Tardis shut. “If my grandfather was here then he will definitely need our help.”
They had materialized deep inside a dense jungle, the towering dalek monument they saw was one of many they could see just over the treetops. Susan started to walk in the direction of the closest one.
“But we can’t fight them! We have no weapons!”
“We don’t need any weapons.” Susan continued walking, Erin chased after her, Kalis hesitated until they were almost out of view before he ran to catch up.
“You’ve fought the daleks twice, you know how dangerous they can be.” Kalis had not given up trying to make them leave.
“More than twice, you are right they are dangerous. I came to find my Grandfather, you didn’t have to come with me.” Susan was leaning on a tree regaining her strength.
“Kalis, you can go back to the Tardis if you want, we’re just going to look around, these monuments look like they’re ancient anyway, the Daleks are probably long gone.” Erin was very calm and collected.
Susan straightened out again and continued to move. Erin went with her, Kalis begrudgingly followed.
It was only few more steps away but the dense trees made it hard to find a direct path close to the metal. Finally they had come upon it, both Susan and Erin smiled ever so slightly, Kalis was still in his mood.
“Interesting. This design is different to other Daleks”
“Perhaps a vortex streamlining? They used temporal shifts to travel in time didn’t they?” Erin postulated.
“But the ones that attacked Earth had time travel and they didn’t have these angles.” Kalis entered the conversation. “Maybe they added larger power units?”
“That’s the spirit Kalis.” Susan beamed at the return of his curiosity.
“YOU WILL DESIST YOUR INVESTIGATION!” Susan, Erin and Kalis all froze. Then slowly turned to face the Daleks behind them.
“Hello there.” Susan smiled at them. “We were just admiring your statue. Very good likeness.” Kalis looked at her, his eyes wide in disbelief.
“YOU WILL BE EXTERMINATED!”
“Now hold on just a moment!” Susan started to hobble over towards the Dalek. “You can’t just go around exterminating anyone who sees your artwork, that’s no way to get good reviews.”
“Surely you want to know how we got here?” Erin asked.
The Dalek twisted it’s eyestalk between Erin and Susan.
“YOU ARE A TIMELORD! YOU WILL HAVE ARRIVED BY TARDIS!”
“Correct.” Susan continued to move towards them “And would you ever find that Tardis without me telling you where it is?”
“YOU WILL COME WITH US!”
“We sure will. Come along Erin, Kalis.”
“Aren’t you a Time Lady Susan?” Erin started to wonder as they trudged along the path through the jungle.
“Well no, Time Lord is a rank of High Gallifreyan rule, I never technically received that ranking.”
“Isn’t your race Gallifreyan then?” Erin continued.
“That could refer to any of the life on Gallifrey, we appreciate the distinction, so most beings say that it is our race.”
“Surely you have a better name for yourselves?”
“Of course, which in English means Time Lord.” Susan struggled to keep moving at the same pace as the daleks, Kalis held her up acting as a second cane. “It is a bit arrogant but the idea is that we lord over time so we are Time Lords. You can be a Lady that lords over something, not that it matters anyway because we can switch between genders.”
“Oh I see, Lady and Lord is only for gender nouns whereas Time Lord is actually a translation from a word that means to lord over time.”
“YOU WILL BE SILENT!” The browner of red Daleks in the group screamed in its usual tone.
“Just trying to fill the time till we get there.”
“WE HAVE ARRIVED!”
“Ah. That was quick.” Susan looked at the metal wall in front of them, there were two other Daleks on guard outside an open door. One of them had one large gun on it instead of gun and plunger. Kalis looked at Susan with a question on his face, Susan shook her head not wanting to annoy the Dalek’s further.
The Daleks lead them through a series of hallways, Susan walked through them confidently. Kalis and Erin were more hesitant making sure not to make any sudden movements. They passed many other Daleks on their way to where-ever they were being taken. Some were of the same design that Susan had fought long ago, some were gold plated, others with the larger base were painted bright colours.
Every doorway so far was open before it had even come into view except the one they had just come upon.
There was a dull thump and a twang of metal as though a seal was opened. The door started to slide upwards making a slight grind as it did. The trio saw the bottom of a Dalek casing under the door.
‘Dalek Supreme’ They all thought, roughly around the same time.
“Hello Doctor.” This was not a Dalek voice. “I assume you are the Doctor. You have similar genetic markers but not exactly the same.”
The door opened fully. It was not a Dalek but a man, he was sitting in the casing like it was a wheelchair. His face was burned, deformed and his eyes sealed shut, but he had another eye shining blue in the center of his forehead.
“I do not know you, but how do you know the Doctor?” Susan stepped forward.
“A different Time Lord? Interesting, how is it you came to have the Doctor’s Tardis?” His casing twisted as he moved his hand very slightly in a pointing motion. Two Daleks pushed the blue box into the room via another door.
“How did you find it?” Kalis shouted.
“Dear boy, my Daleks are always on the lookout for this Tardis.”
“This is my Grandfather’s Tardis. How do you know him?” Susan’s voice was stiff.
“The Doctor? Your Grandfather. He is my greatest enemy.”
Susan leapt forward, far more nimble than she should have been. She pulled up her cane and held it in two hands. She landed on the Dalek casing and pushed her cane up against his throat.
“What have you done with my Grandfather?” Susan screamed at the top of her lungs.
“EXTERMINATE!” All the Daleks in the room pointed their guns towards her.
“Wait!” The man shouted over them all. “I haven’t done anything to your Grandfather, not recently.”
“Where is he?”
“I don’t know!”
Susan pulled herself off the casing, taking her cane away from his neck.
“Who are you?”
“I am Davros, creator of the Daleks.” He explained as he rubbed where he was being choked. Kalis and Erin looked at each other quizzically.
“You’re running a bit of patchwork operation here Davros. Daleks of all different designs. My Grandfather must have put you through the ringer.”
“Not without losing his entire race to us.” Susan’s eyes went wide, and her knuckles went white gripping her cane.
“Daleks were the enemy of the time war!” Erin’s words fell out her mouth. Susan went quiet.
“Oh you didn’t know. Your Grandfather never told you about the time war? How he sacrificed the Time Lords to kill us and didn’t even succeed?” Davros started to laugh, his shrill voice echoing through the hallways. “Take them to a cell, we might have need of hostages later.”
Erin and Kalis looked at Susan, she just looked at the floor silently.
“The Daleks defeated the Time Lords in the time war.” Kalis paced around the cell.
“They couldn’t have, if they had won they would have wiped out all other races in the universe.” Erin responded, the cell was more of a garbage disposal, there must have been enough Dalek parts laying around to build two full casings.
“But you said it yourself they were the enemy and we know the Time Lords lost.”
“Maybe they both lost. These Daleks are hardly an army now, maybe the Time Lords did enough damage, like a nuclear mutually assured destruction.”
“How do we get out of here? Can you see any other opening?”
“No. We’ll have to wait to see if they bring us back to Davros. They’ll probably try to make us open the Tardis.” Susan finally spoke. Erin and Kalis looked at her, she was sitting against the wall looking at the floor, completely silent.
“Susan?” Kalis knelt next to her. “Susan are you okay?”
“I’ll be okay Kalis. I’m just remembering something.”
“What are you remembering?” Erin asked softly
“Long ago now, before either of your parents were born, back when… after my Alex passed away.”
“Susan, you don’t have…” Erin tried to stop her.
“A Time Lord came to earth to speak to me, he was dressed up in clothing from the nineteen eighties. Can you believe that? For masters of time they never get it right.” Susan let out a short laugh. “He asked me to come back to Gallifrey, re-enroll to the academy. I asked why they would suddenly let a renegade back in. He said that they had changed the rules, I pushed and found out about the time war. I knew the Daleks were the enemy but he didn’t tell me, I could feel it.”
Susan flipped over her cane and used it to pull a piece of Dalek over to her. It was one of the baubles that would normally stick out the side, it was actually a metal sphere.
“What are we going to do Susan?” Kalis sat next to her.
“We’re going to build something to use as a distraction.”
“What could we use a as a distraction?” Erin asked.
“Remember back in temporal linearity two zero five when I went over the concept of Functional and dysfunctional dematerialization?”
“No I didn’t take that class.” Erin stated.
“I did, functional dematerialization is when you disembark from space-time and enter the vortex in a way that you can safely re-enter. Dysfunctional is when your time stream is severed and unravels out of space-time. You said that Dysfunctional dematerialization is only theory though.” Kalis answered
“Well I lied, Dysfunctional dematerialization is just hard to get right. Most time faring races have figured a way to do it in a roundabout way.”
“Weaponized time technology!” Erin gasped.
“Yes Erin. Normally though their methods just leave a wound in time perfectly capable of being restored. Only one people ever mastered both dematerializations.”
“The Time Lords!” Kalis pointed his finger like a gun.
“Perfect Demat will remove a being completely from time with no trace. Every Time Lord that goes through the Academy is taught how to make the demat gun.”
“What? Why? That’s crazy?”
“I don’t know why, but they all have it sealed behind a barrier in their mind only accessible under extreme duress or expert hypnotism. I however was taught how to make it by my grandfather.”
“You could build this gun with these parts?”
“Not a chance. Wouldn’t do much good anyway, it could only be powered by Rassilon’s Time Key. However I think I can make something that will do the trick.”
“I did not get your name Time Lord.” Davros was sitting close to the Tardis.
“It’s Susan. My Companions are Kalis and Erin.”
“Companions, yes, that is what the Doctor always had with him. His greatest weakness.”
“Ian and Barbara?”
“I am not familiar with those names. Sarah and Harry, Romana, Tegan and Turlough, my list goes on and on.”
“Are those my Grandfather’s companions names?” Susan hobbled towards Davros non-threateningly.
“Many of them, they weren’t all there at once of course, the Doctor does lose them at an astounding rate.”
“How did you come to know My Grandfather? You weren’t there on Skaro when we defeated the Daleks with the Thals.”
“My Daleks were not defeated by the Thals!” Davros shook with anger.
“Oh did he not tell you, how your Daleks were beaten by simply turning off the power switch.” Susan smiled ducking down to make sure that he could see on her face.
“Do not taunt me woman.”
“Don’t try to dodge the question. How do you know the Doctor?”
“He was there when I created the Daleks, he tried to stop me from making them.”
“To stop the Daleks from ever existing. Why are you still around then?” Susan put her hand inside her coat.
“He couldn’t do it, he had the switch in his hand but his precious laws of time wouldn’t let him. He failed. Like he will. Forever.”
“But I won’t.” Susan grabbed the grenade out from her coat and slammed it down into where Davros connected to the casing. It dropped below where he sat, there was no way he could reach it.
“What have you…!”
“Wait Daleks! I have put a bomb into the casing of your creator here.”
“How did you get a bomb? How did you get it into this chamber?”
“I made it out of Dalek parts you left laying around. Now Daleks, despite all your fancy appendages you’ve gotten yourselves none of you would ever be able to get it out without hands.” She waved her fingers at the closest one.
“Daleks stop. What do you want?” Davros’ voice started to break
“First, allow me and my companions to leave in the Tardis.”
“Daleks do not fire on Susan or her companions.” Kalis and Erin power-walked over to the Tardis, Kalis fumbling with the lock for a moment before ripping open the doors and jumping inside.
“Secondly, are you sure you don’t know where my grandfather is?” Susan started to back away.
“No! No, I have no idea! Get his bomb out of me!”
“Not this time Davros.” Susan flipped around and darted towards the Tardis.
“Daleks kill her!”
Susan managed to dodge the laser blasts as she ran. Kalis was standing in the doorway yelling.
“But Susan you can’t leave the bomb!”
“Get in there Kalis!”
A bolt hit her in the shoulder. She tumbled and fell on top of Kalis.
“Shut the doors Erin!” Kalis screamed out “Susan are you okay!”
“Get… us… away.” Susan managed to get out between breaths.
“Already done, starting dematerialization.” Erin called out from the console.
There was a loud popping sound and the tardis shook violently. “Our dematerialization was interrupted. I can’t start it back up, I don’t know what to do!” Erin shouted again.
“Doesn’t… matter… now… out of the fire…” Susan pulled herself up with Kalis’ help.
“You were hit by a Dalek blast, how are you not dead?” Kalis asked.
“Takes more than that to kill a Time Lord.” Susan took a deep breath “Not exactly how I wanted it to happen but if I’m glad I waited otherwise I’d be two bodies down now.”
“You might want to stand back.” Susan’s face started to glow.
Kalis stepped back now having to cover his eyes. Susan got brighter and brighter filling the whole tardis with white light. Kalis and Erin had to look away.
“The light is gone now.” This wasn’t Susan’s voice. Kalis looked back able to see again and saw a different woman standing in Susan’s clothes. Her hair was brown and much longer than Susan’s had been, she was significantly younger. “I’m sure I told you about regeneration.”
*Introducing Hayley Atwell as Susan ‘The Doctor’ Campbell*
“You told us, but you never did it. You said that Time Ladies could choose to regenerate, we thought you had run out.” Erin started to walk over.
“Because I let myself grow old? I just wanted to make the most of it, I only get thirteen goes.”
“Can’t you also choose what you look like?” Kalis asked unsure of himself and his surroundings.
“Mostly, if I hadn’t been shot then I would have been able to do some test runs.”
“Test runs?” Erin asked.
The new Susan twisted around to the face Tardis doors without answering the question. She grabbed the door handles.
“You can’t open that they’ll kill us!” Kalis shouted.
“Kalis, you remember the words but never took it in did you.” Susan pushed open the doors. Outside there was only jungle.
“Huh?” Kalis ran up to the doors. “But that blast would have only reached a couple of the Daleks.”
“Davros made the Daleks.” Erin started to type into a keypad on the tardis console. “He never existed, the Daleks never existed.”
“Correct Erin. Passing grade.”
“But, how? If the Daleks never existed how do we remember them? How do we even exist? The Daleks reshaped the state of our world!”
“I didn’t take temporal linearity but I think it’s because we were functionally dematerialized from our time stream.”
“Correct again, why did you not take that class?”
“It clashed with Xenobiology and I was already taking temporal construction.”
“You did see the note about how they were complementary courses?”
“I thought I could just retake it, but then your movement degraded and you didn’t do it the next year.”
“Fair enough Erin. But yes Kalis, that has all been changed now. The Daleks are gone.”
“Our homes? Our Families? They’re gone, never happened.”
“No Kalis, not gone, the timestream that has them still exists it’s just not part of linear time. Once I find my grandfather he can make the Tardis go back there. If you really want to be a part of a time that has them in it.”
“My family is there! How could you even say that?” Kalis started to back away from Susan.
“Your family has a history of genetic defects caused by Dalekanium poisoning!” Susan went into a flurry, throwing her arms around. “The Daleks were never supposed to invade when they did and it took me over two hundred years to get humanity back on track!” Her eyes closed and she fell face first onto the wooden floor of the Tardis with a thunk, she began mumbling to herself in a sleepy haze.
“S-Susan!” Kalis shouted jumping forward to help her.
“She’s okay Kalis, she’ll need to recuperate after the regeneration.” Erin pressed a button on the console closing the tardis doors. “Help me pick her up and we’ll put her over in the sofa chair over there.”