|Once Upon A Time
Author: hannahncakes PM
This world made no sense. Fairytales didn't just become reality. But the Doctor knew he had to try to understand what was going on and, more importantly, find River.Rated: Fiction K - English - Romance/Drama - 11th Doctor & River Song/Melody P. III - Chapters: 7 - Words: 8,859 - Reviews: 70 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 51 - Updated: 09-06-12 - Published: 11-13-11 - Status: Complete - id: 7549164
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Once Upon A Time.
Chapter One: Phone call.
Disclaimer: I do not own the characters or plot lines from Doctor Who. Innit.
Author's Notes: This is my first attempt at something vaguely linear and with an actual plot. Eek. So I hope it isn't too painful, enjoy…
The Doctor looked up quickly in alarm as the phone rang. The TARDIS juddered around him as it continued to sit there, just ringing at him. Despite supposedly being a police phone box it was strangely rare that he received calls- and it was even rarer that he was in a position to answer them. Today, however, he decided he would answer it. Nothing much had happened today and nothing much would happen unless he grabbed this opportunity.
"Hello!" He called cheerfully as he grabbed the receiver. "This is the TARDIS, the Doctor speaking, how can I-"
"Yes, yes, I know!" Snapped an abrasive Scottish voice. "You took your time!"
"Pond?" The Doctor checked quickly- the last thin he wanted was to get one angry Scottish woman mixed up with another.
"Yes, of course it's me." Amy snapped again. "Now will you come and help us or not?"
"Where are you?" The Doctor sighed wearily as he twirled around the TARDIS controls preparing to input their location. Honestly, it was rule number one and yet as soon as he left them alone they always managed to wander off.
"Well that's the problem, we don't really know." Amy muttered quietly.
"You don't know?" The Doctor repeated in shock. "How can you not know where you are?"
"Well y'see, it's Rory's fault really."
"Ah, Rory, I might have known. What's he gone and put his big nose in this time?" The Doctor chuckled.
"Well," Amy began again. "River was giving us a lift home with her vortex manipulator-"
"Cheap, nasty toy." The Doctor cut across her, muttering.
"Yes… Well, anyway…" Amy continued pointedly. "River was just about to hit the co-ordinates when Rory saw an exciting new button and just had to- hey!"
"I was only going to point to it!" A new voice interjected as the Doctor eyed the phone in confusion.
"Rory?" He asked quickly.
"Yes. Of course. So I only meant to point to the button to find out what it did, because I'm interested in those kind of things-"
"Naturally." The Doctor nodded sympathetically.
"But my finger must have slipped because the button got pushed somehow and now we're God knows where and-"
"Calm down. Breathe Rory, breathing is important." The Doctor soothed him. "Are there any hints as to where you are? Any landmarks, recognizable symbols, signs saying "Welcome To The North Pole" or similar?"
"No Doctor." Rory replied dryly. "I think even we could decipher a hint like that. It's pretty obvious its not earth, that's all I can say for sure. Well, that and it seems like-"
"Where's River?" The Doctor interjected impatiently. "Put her on. She'll know where you are."
"I was getting to that." Rory muttered through gritted teeth. "That's part of the problem. When we got here-"
"They took her Doctor." Amy almost shouted as the phone changed hands again. "They came and they took her. They had big guns and kept talking about her being 'the fairest in the land' and that she would have to 'sleep it off' and rambling about some magic mirror and a queen and it's all-"
"Amy. Amy Pond!" The Doctor shouted. "What are you talking about? This sounds like something out of a fairytale!"
"I know it sounds crazy," Amy sighed. "But honestly if you could just get here you'll see-"
"Amelia Pond." The Doctor sighed. "Are you telling me you are stuck in a fairytale?"
"Oh Doctor." Amy laughed in a voice most unlike hers. "Aren't we all?"
The Doctor rolled his eyes as he put the phone down heavily. This family were nothing but trouble.