|When We Collide
Author: L4U74 PM
When The Doctor and Amy accidently land at Leopard's Den, they get invlolved with Alice, who claims to be seeing ghosts. With Gene Hunt and Alex Drake investigating a murder too, it is evident that life in Africa will never be the same again...Rated: Fiction T - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - 11th Doctor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 6,621 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 06-23-11 - Published: 03-04-11 - id: 6795877
|A+ A- Full 3/4 1/2 Expand Tighten|
This is my new fic ^_^ Boooyaa!
This story includes:
- Wild At Heart (Set in Series 6. Everything is the same, but the mining storyline is not relevant :P Just...forget it...)
- Ashes To Ashes (Sometime between Series 2&3, but Alex is already awake, and there is no Jimbo)
- Doctor Who (As on TV)
This story is set at Leopard's Den, and I realise that A2A is set in the 80's and shizz...but as I've said before...I can put them here because 1) I am using my artistic vision and 2) Leopard's Den isn't really that up-to-date, let's face it! So yeaah...that's how it is.
OH, obviously there may be spoilers and shizz...but yeah...on we go...
When We Collide
"When We Collide, We Come Together. If We Don't, We'll Always Be Apart"
"Right, Miss Pond!" The Doctor said, gleefully, putting on the brakes "Take a look"
Amy grinned, and running excitedly towards the TARDIS's doors, she listened for her footsteps echoing on the metal ramp and the wooden door creaking as she opened it.
"Um...where as we?" She asked, peering outside
"Home, of course!" The Doctor laughed, "We can go get Mr. Pond. We left him last time, remember? The TARDIS hiccupped us back through time, leaving Rory on his own at your old flat. Mind you, he SHOULD have been on board if it wasn't for you wanting more clothes...you humans are so STRANGE! It took me THREE days to find a cure for those hiccups. THREE DAYS! I think it was that trip to Galiar that did it. It was an interesting visit though. Did you know that the longest recorded time for ANYONE to have hiccups was 500 years? I think it was on Clom...no surprise really what with all the massive..."
"...Lions..." Amy interrupted, nervously
"No, not lions" He frowned, in a slightly irritated manor
"No, seriously, Doctor...lions!" She pointed outside, looking between whatever was behind the TARDIS doors, and The Doctor. He ran towards Amy, bravely stepping outside. She followed him cautiously, immediately getting hit with the hot sun. "Where are we?"
"Earth" He said simply, looking around. There wasn't much to see, just miles and miles of thick grass and sand. There were tall animals on the horizon, grazing from the trees.
"Is that...is that a giraffe?" Amy asked, shielding her eyes from the sun, "Look...there's an elephant over there..."
"I think..." The Doctor said, in a knowing voice, "...We're in Africa. Maybe the hiccups aren't gone completely...or maybe...just maybe...someone's brought us here..."
"Well...I hope you can take us back...because I don't want to be lion food..." Amy panicked, as a pride of lions crept forward and circled them menacingly.
"Me neither" The Doctor agreed, "Let's just walk slowly back to the TARDIS...we'll be safe in there..."
"Then what?" Amy asked, "What if we're here for a reason, just like you said?"
"We'll wait" The Doctor decided, "We'll wait till it's safe. C'mon..."
More or less as soon as The Doctor took a step towards the TARDIS, the lions began closing in, blocking every escape route. "Right...err..."
"PLEASE tell me you haven't run out of ideas!" Amy begged
"No!" He snorted, unconvincingly "Just stand absolutely still"
"Does that even work?" She questioned
"Sometimes. Sometimes not" He admitted, "I guess we'll find out"
A gunshot crackled through the sky, echoing around them. The lions fled in every possible direction, leaving Amy and The Doctor to breathe a sigh of relief. A large jeep hurtled towards them, grinding to a halt just beside them, and two men who jumped out. The eldest who had been driving was a little fatter than the other, and had a messy grey beard and a brown hat flopped onto his head. The other man who had fired the gunshot, was a lot taller and thinner, and seemed to be slightly annoyed.
"What are you doing on our land?" The older man demanded, quickly approaching Amy and The Doctor
"And what in god's name is THAT?" The other man asked, pointing towards the TARDIS with his gun.
The Doctor stepped forward, standing awkwardly in front of the men.
"I'm The Doctor" He introduced proudly, digging around in his pockets, and producing a wallet with a blank piece of paper. He flashed the psychic paper quickly at the two men, "And this is my...associate...Amy Pond"
"We're doing a survey on African animals" She smiled, "As part of the governmental project to... err...keep documentations of ALL endangered animals"
"THIS" The Doctor said, tapping the TARDIS, "Is where we do all our...documenting..."
"I'm Danny Trevanion" He nodded, "This is my business partner, Anders Du Plessis. Welcome to Leopard's Den"
"Thank you" Amy smiled, shaking Danny's outstretched hand
"Will you need a place to stay?" Danny asked
"Yes" Amy nodded
"Please, come stay with us. We'll put you in one of the guest huts" Danny offered, "We can take your...box...with us. I'll radio in some help to get it onto the back of the jeep later"
"That's great, thank you...Mr Trevanion" Amy thanked, "Let's go. I don't fancy being surrounded by lions again"
"You have to be carful out in the bush" Du Plessis warned
"Right...yeah..." The Doctor nodded, locking the TARDIS securely, "Ok then. All set. Ready when you are, Mr Trevanion"
"It's Danny, please" Danny told them, "And he's Dup. Let's go"
Alice Trevanion was brushing her hair in the bathroom mirror, waiting for Danny to return from his rounds with Dup. The lights began to flicker on and off, much to her annoyance. She waited for the impending sound of irritation about the faulty generator from the rest of the Leopard's Den's occupants, but no such thing happened. Everything else was fine. It was just the bathroom lights. She frowned. This was very odd. The light bulbs were only changed the other day, after Dup had accidentally caused a power surge by leaving everything switched on, and all the bulbs had exploded. She saw somebody walk behind her out of the corner of her eye.
"The lights have gone weird again" Alice mumbled, turning round to face whoever was behind her.
No one was there
An icy cold draft blew across Alice's skin, causing her to shiver slightly. She turned back around to face the mirror, to find a crack had appeared, and it was slowly running from the top, right down to the bottom, with the crunching noise accompanying it. When the crack reached the middle, it began to disperse in every direction, causing bits of glass to flake off. Mismatched bits of blonde hair were visible in the remaining piece of glass, as the crack separated the reflection, so none of it joined up. Alice quickly turned around again, holding onto the sink.
"Olivia?" She whispered, as her knuckles turned white, "Please tell me you're just messing around, Liv. I won't be mad"
The lights switched on fully, and the cold air disappeared. She turned to face the mirror once more, to find the blonde haired person had vanished.
"ALICE?" Danny called, entering the house, "Alice?"
"Yeah?" She replied, taking a deep breath and stepping out from the living room, still a little shaken "What is it?"
"We found these two people in the bush" He explained, moving out of the way to reveal Amy and The Doctor, "Caroline and Nomsa should be back with Charlotte at any moment, but would you mind sorting them out with the huts? Me and Dup have to go and..."
"That's fine" Alice nodded, smiling weakly "Go"
"This is my wife, Alice Trevanion" Danny grinned, turning to face their new guests, "She'll look after you for a bit"
"Hi" Alice mumbled, nervously
"I'm The Doctor and this is Amy Pond" He said again, flashing his psychic paper once more, causing Alice to frown slightly.
"Right...I'll be back soon" Danny promised, before kissing Alice on the cheek and running back out to Dup and the jeep.
"Come and sit down" Alice offered, cautiously stepping aside, as Amy and The Doctor sat carefully on the sofas
"It's a nice place you've got here" Amy commented, looking around the room "ISN'T IT"
"Yeah" The Doctor nodded, as Amy nudged him
"Thanks" Alice said, simply, "Can I ask you something?"
"Sure, ask away" The Doctor grinned
"Why..." Alice began, looking suspiciously at the pair, "...Why did you just show me a blank piece of paper?"
"Get a bloody move on, women!" A middle-aged man yelled at his younger colleague, as he locked his sunset red car. He had sandy coloured hair, and blue eyes, and wore a dark suit with a red and grey tie to match. He looked at the woman he had brought with him. She was a beautiful slim woman, with hazel eyes and hair to match. She wore black skinny jeans with a classic electric blue top and a white jacket. He glanced behind him to see a jeep pulling into Leopard's Den, slowly approaching the house
"Oh shut up!" She snapped, dumping her luggage onto the veranda of Leopard's Den. She pushed a piece of her wavy brown hair behind her ear, and brushing her top down, removing its creases.
"BOLLY!" He shouted, "Hurry up! And that's an order!"
"Manors don't cost anything, you know" She sighed, dragging her suitcase across the wooden floor
"Ah!" Caroline smiled, hopping out of the jeep as ist stopped abruptly, "Just in time. You must be Mr and Mrs Hunt"
"No, no!" Alex snorted, "We're not married. Or together, in any way, shape or form"
"Right" Caroline nodded, "My mistake...if you want to jump in, I can take you straight to your room"
"Thanks" Gene mumbled, as Alex began messing about this her luggage once more.
Amy and The Doctor exchanged horrified glances
"What do you mean, Alice?" The Doctor asked, "Go on. Tell me"
"That bit of paper" She sighed "It's blank. There's nothing on it. Why did Danny let you come here without a proper ID? Who are you?"
"You don't see anything on here?" The Doctor questioned, handing over the psychic paper, "Nothing at all?"
"No. Nothing" Alice shuck her head, studying it closely, "What am I supposed to see?"
"Our ID card" The Doctor said slowly, frowning. He stood up, and walked slowly over to her "This...this isn't right. Why can't you see it?"
"Who are you?" Alice asked for a second time, slightly concerned as The Doctor approached her. He held out his hand for the wallet, which she gave to him gladly
"You wouldn't believe us" He warned, prodding the paper in annoyance
"Try me" She dared, widening her eyes slightly, "From what I saw today...I...don't know what I do and don't believe in anymore"
"Why, what happened?" The Doctor asked, crouching in front of her. Amy leaned forward, sitting on the edge of the sofa
"Do you believe in ghosts?" She whispered, barely able to say it loud
"No" The Doctor replied, "No such thing as ghosts...but I tell you what I DO believe, Alice. I believe you saw something. Now what was it, eh? Tell me"
"I don't know" Alice sniffed, "The mirror...it just...cracked"
Gene threw Alex's suitcase onto her bed, and dropped lazily down onto his own, kicking his luggage out of the way
"So" Alex said, sitting tidily at the edge of her bed, "What now?"
"We sleep" He mumbled, lying down slowly, with his hands behind his head
"Gene!" She scolded, throwing a spare pillow in his direction, "We have a MURDER to clear up"
"Yeah?" He frowned, as the pillow bounced off his face, "It can wait till I've 'ad some sleep"
"But we've followed him this far...we can't lose him now!" She protested, "We need to stop him before he kills someone else"
"Do yer think I don't know tha?" He asked, angrily sitting up, "The bastard killed one of me team. One of us. A copper died cause of 'im. Don't you think for ONE second tha I'm gonna let 'im off. Cause I'm not. I'm tired. You're tired. We're no use ter anyone till we sort ourselves out, right Bolly?"
"Ok" She sighed, unzipping her suitcase, "Fine. I'm going to unpack my things"
"You do tha" He mumbled, closing his eyes once more
The Doctor's sonic screwdriver buzzed and hummed as he held it against the bathroom mirror, and traced the crack all the way down. Alice hovered nervously in the doorway
"Are you ok?" Amy asked, sympathetically
"Yeah" Alice nodded, "It just freaked me out a bit, that's all"
"Have you told anybody else about this?" The Doctor questioned, inspecting his screwdriver as he flicked it off
"No" Alice replied, "They'll probably think I've lost it. I know Danny does"
"Why?" Amy wondered, "Has something else happened?"
"My stuff keeps moving around. I know it sounds silly..." Alice mumbled, "...But it does. I swear. Danny thinks it's all in my head, and the baby is making me imagine stuff. I don't think it is. Photos are never in the place I left them, my clothes are always scattered on my floor, and my hairbrush keeps disappearing. At first I thought someone was trying to scare me, but when I asked, they genuinely didn't know what I was talking about. They think I've gone mad"
"We don't" Amy reassured her, "We believe you, don't we Doctor?"
"Yes we do" He nodded, "Now tell me, how long as this being going on for?"
"A couple of weeks" She answered, "It started with my photos changing position...but it's getting worse. Whoever...WHATEVER is doing this...it's almost like they're getting stronger. Like today. I ACTUALLY SAW somebody standing beside me...but when I looked..."
"They were gone...?" He offered, examining the mirror closely, "hmm...this is very odd"
"Do you know what it is?" Alice asked, as tears rolled down her cheeks "Please. I want to know. How come it's only me that can see it? How come I'm the only one who could tell your paper was blank? What's wrong with me?"
"NOTHING is wrong with you, Alice" The Doctor said, seriously, taking hold her shoulders and looking her straight in the eye, "They can't see because they don't look. Something has been happening in this house, and you're the only person who's noticed. You're being extra attentive, looking for some explanation, because you don't believe that ghosts exist. You want there to be some other reason for all this. Whatever it was that you saw...it was REAL. Don't let them tell you otherwise"
"Ok" Was all Alice could manage to whisper though her tears
"If you help us" The Doctor continued, "We can help you. We can get to the bottom of this, and stop this thing, this creature. Just tell me that you can trust me"
"I trust you" Alice nodded, wiping her face with her sleeve, leaving her eyes all red and puffy, "Just help me. Please"
"I can't promise it's going to be easy. Or that it will be simple to understand" The Doctor explained, "But I CAN promise, that we will sort it out"
"Thank you" Alice sniffed, "Who are you, though? Who are you really?"
"We're just...travellers" Amy informed her, "Not the government. Or people doing surveys. We're just...travellers"
"Let's get to work!" The Doctor declared, standing up straight, and purposely interrupting Alice's flow of questions her could her mentally preparing "Now...all we need is the TARDIS..."
"The what?" Alice laughed
"You've got a lot to learn!" The Doctor smiled
"AMY? DOCTOR?" Danny called, "I've got your...box..."
"Fantastic" The Doctor grinned, running out of the bathroom, and pulling both Amy and Alice along with him
End Of Chapter One
A/N - I've posted this under Doctor Who/Wild At Heart as they are the main focus of the story. I may change it to Doctor Who/Ashes To Ashes once the WAH superfans realise this exists :')