The Minotaur entered the bedroom as the Doctor knelt down next to Amy.

"Doctor it's happening. It's changing me. It's-"

"Amy." The Doctor knelt down next to her.

"It's changing my thoughts."

"I can't save you from this. There's nothing I can do to stop this."


"I stole your childhood, and now I've led you by the hand to your death. But the worst thing is, I knew. I knew this would happen. This is what always happens." The Doctor's became pained.

"Forget your faith in me. I took you with me because I was vain, because I wanted to be adored. Look at you." He cupped her cheek, Amy's eyebrows furrowed.

"The glorious Pond. The girl who waited for me. I'm not a hero. I really am just a mad man in a box. And it's time we saw each other as we really are." He kissed her forehead. Amy's eyes had filled with tears at his little speech, but it wasn't because of pain. She shook her head and looked up at him.


"What?" The Doctor asked.

"No. You're lying. I know you are. I've been with you long enough to tell. You are a hero. You've saved thousands and thousands of lives and planets and worlds. If that doesn't make you a hero then no hero has ever existed. "She stood. The Doctor was dumbfounded. Her faith in him was still intact, but how? Even without his speech, the Minotaur should have converted her, but that wasn't happening. Amy stood.

"You didn't steal my childhood. You gave it to me. Through dreams and games about you and going on adventures you gave me one. You didn't lead me by the hand to my death, you took me on adventures where I went of my own free will. You had no idea when the Minotaur was attacking the others who would be next, it was clear from your actions and the look in your eyes. You didn't know I would die." She turned to look at the Minotaur, though she was still talking to the Doctor.

"You told me the first time I entered the Tardis that you took me along because you were lonely and because I was the Scottish girl in an English village. You took me because I was strange just like you. And throughout every single one of our adventures, whenever I was in danger, you saved me. You never let me down. Sure, you said five minutes and it was twelve years, but you came back. You always come back. You've always been my Raggedy Man with the fish sticks and custard, and you always will be."

The Minotaur roared in agony as it died, its food source cut off. Amy refused to change her beliefs. The Doctor was there and he had saved her so many times. And now her faith in him had saved her again.