|How Amelia Became Amy
Author: rupzydaisy PM
Twelve years before she met him again, fourteen years since fish custard, before becoming his companion. From Amelia, the little girl who waited for the Raggedy Doctor, to Amy, the girl who waited and meanwhile grew up. The film AMELIA is based on this.Rated: Fiction K - English - Amelia P./Amy - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,774 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 01-21-11 - Published: 01-15-11 - Status: Complete - id: 6655346
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Hey, this is planned to be a three shot: How Amelia Became Amy.
Disclaimer: Doctor Who is not mine.
May 2011 - For the teaser trailer, full trailer, Part 1 and Part 2 of AMELIA, which is a short film produced and directed by Stephen Willis based on this fanfic, go to my profile for the link :)
Eight year old Rory with his slightly too long blond hair falling down over his blue eyes, mainly because he refused to go to the hairdressers, stood opposite a nine year old, taller by two inches, Jeff. Amelia stood on the wooden bench in front of them.
They were at the park, and Amelia wanted them to play her game and because Jeff had kicked his ball into old Mrs Hudson's garden while she was out shopping both boys had no other choice but to concede to the red haired girl's wishes. Heaven forbid they oppose Amelia Pond's wishes.
"Right. I'm going to be me." Amelia announced. "So," She looked at the two young boys. "Who's going to be the Doctor?"
"I will." Rory said.
"I want to be the Doctor." Jeff protested.
Amelia hopped off the bench, frowning severely. "You can't both be the Doctor." She said. "But someone has to be the Doctor." She walked up the length of the bench deep in thought, then turned around and walked back down. "I know, you can audition to be the Doctor. Like how everyone did for the Christmas play. And whoever's the best Doctor, is the Doctor." She grinned at her solution.
"Do we have to sing?" Rory asked suspiciously.
Amelia thought about it, "No." She shook her head and then hopped back onto the bench and sat on the back.
"How do we audition?" Jeff asked.
"First thing the Doctor needs...is a tie." Amelia instructed. Both boys looked at her, and then turned to look at each other. Then they sped off in different directions, Jeff ran back across the park to his house, while Rory laughed at him before legging it across the road to his house to bring back a tie.
They were back at the bench soon after and Amelia sat munching on an orange from her lunch box. Rory sported a dark blue tie, while a bright red one dangled around Jeff's neck. Amelia popped another orange segment into her mouth before standing up. She inspected both ties closely before waving her hand at Rory.
"Rory wins." She said.
"What!" Jeff shouted. "That's not fair. He can't win so quickly. Two out of three."
"I won!" Rory shouted back. Amelia jumped onto the bench to get their attention.
"Hey! HEY!" She shouted, louder than the boys. "There's more things a Doctor's gotta do."
"WHAT?" Rory shouted, "But I won. I got the tie." Jeff laughed and Rory threw him a dirty look.
"The next thing in the audition is...at my house." Amelia announced and she jumped off the bench again, picked up her bag and then sprinted off down the road to her house.
They stood in the kitchen and watched as Amelia rummaged through the cupboards and pulled out a bowl. Then she went to the large fridge and took out a carton of custard. She poured it out into the bowl and pushed it across the table. The two auditonees stared at it.
"We have to eat all the custard?" Jeff asked confused.
"All of it?" Rory asked, looking at the large bowl.
"No." Amelia replied and they let out a little sigh of relief. Neither were fans of custard, it stemmed back to school dinners and unidentifiable lumps in puddings. Amelia walked over to the freezer and pulled out a box. "You have to dip these into there."
"No." Rory laughed as he read the name of the food on the box. Birds Eye Fish Fingers. "You're joking." He laughed again and Jeff joined in.
"No, I'm not." Amelia replied as she put the oven on and then laid out fish fingers onto a tray before putting them inside to cook. They watched her in silence, still not sure to believe her.
"You are." Jeff said. "You are joking. Because you can't eat fish custard." Rory nodded in agreement.
"Look, do you want to be the Doctor, or not?" Amelia asked.
"I wanna be the Doctor." Rory replied quickly. Jeff threw him a dirty look.
"Then you eat fish custard." Amelia answered.
Rory looked at the clock and prayed that something would happen in the next fifteen to twenty minutes. That the oven would break down, or that Amelia's Aunt Sharon would come back early from work to stop the madness. But seventeen minutes passed quickly and Amelia pulled out the tray with the cooked fish fingers and placed it next to the custard bowl.
"I'm not going to eat that." Jeff stated defiantly at Amelia.
"Rory?" She asked.
"I'll try it?" He said as he looked at her and she smiled at him.
"You just dip it in and eat it." She instructed as she pulled herself up onto the chair to watch. Jeff watched too, but in disgust.
Rory hesitantly speared a fish finger with his fork and the nervously moved his hand towards the bowl of yellow sweet custard. Then he looked back at Amelia who nodded at him, eagerly waiting for him to eat fish custard. He gulped, and then he dipped it in the sweet liquid and watched as the yellow custard coated the breadcrumbs in a layer.
"And now I eat it?" He asked.
"Yep." She replied, popping the 'p'.
"And I'll be the Doctor?"
"Yep." She repeated.
Rory nodded to himself and then quickly put the fish custard into his mouth. He expected to spit it out in disgust, but was surprised by the fact that it wasn't as bad as he thought it would be.
Amelia grinned at him. "Like it?"
He shrugged, "It's all..." He chewed a bit more, "custardy, and then fishy." He chewed a bit more, "sweet and crunchy." He swallowed and then opened his mouth to be inspected.
"All gone!" Amelia declared. "Want some more?"
"No, I'm good." Rory said quickly. "So, am I the Doctor now?"
"Yes. Rory you-" She broke off as Jeff suddenly picked up his abandoned fork and stabbed a fish finger before dunking it into the custard before shoving it into his mouth. He chewed quickly before swallowing and opening his mouth.
"Look. I ate it too." He said.
"Oh." Amelia's face fell. She frowned and Rory glared at Jeff. "That makes it two all."
They sat in silence for a little longer; Amelia dipped her finger into the custard and licked it as she thought about how to fix the audition. Someone had to win.
"I know!" She said after a long silence. "One question, whoever answers it the best wins."
"What's the question?" Jeff asked eagerly.
"I'm getting to that bit. Hang on." She said annoyed. Rory smiled inwardly. "Right I've got it. If you were the Doctor...where would we go?"
"Where would we go? That's the question?" Jeff asked, just to clarify. Amelia nodded. "We would go...to that Snowdome, you know, where we went for the class trip. You liked the tobogganing. So we'd go tobogganing." Jeff replied, pleased with his answer. Amelia looked impressed as she thought about it.
"And Rory?" Amelia nodded as she turned to him. Rory chewed on his lip as he thought. Jeff's answer was good, but he had to be better. He wanted to be the Doctor. "Where would we go if you were the Doctor?"
He paused for another moment before replying. "We'd go...everywhere. All the places you've ever wanted to go. We'd go Scotland, and Paris, and...and...we'd go Australia and Disneyland and...even Rio!" Rory blurted out in a rush.
"Really?" Amelia asked with wide eyes.
"Everywhere. That's my answer." Rory said to Jeff.
"Then you're the Doctor!" Amelia said and Rory cheered happily. Jeff sulked for a little while before Amelia told him he could still play the game. He was given the role of Prisoner Zero and would be what they would chase.
"I'm the Doctor!" Rory cheered again.
Amelia clapped and then stopped, "But, the Doctor has a sonic screwdriver." She said, and then pouted.
"I'll make one." Rory told her and she smiled again.
Rory, Jeff and Amelia played the Raggedy Doctor game for the whole of the summer holidays. Every day they were out in the sunshine and when it rained, they ran around in Amelia's big house, each room was a different place. A desert, the Arctic, a planet far far far away.
Amelia played herself. The Doctor's companion, trusty sidekick and loyal friend, always there to help save the day. Rory played as the Doctor, the Raggedy man who fell out of a box and ran around pointing his sonic screwdriver to save the day. Jeff played, quite happily, as Prisoner Zero. Sometimes he was a swashbuckling pirate, other times he was an alien with gloopy skin and nasty teeth. It depended, day to day on what Amelia wanted.
They went to so many place, so many planets, and climbed mountains and saved people. Each and every time Prisoner Zero was defeated and each. And every time Rory, the Raggedy Doctor, and Amelia Pond, the fairytale girl with the fairytale name, saved the day.
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