The woman was lying on a futon in a softly lit room, wrapped with blankets.

When she opened her eyes she saw her new boss, smiling, and holding what appeared to be her aquarium.

"Hi Wil," he said. "How are you?"

"Hello Jack, I'm fine." She propped herself up, looked at his hands and raised an eyebrow. "Is that what I think it is?"

"Yep," he answered and put the container down on the floor between them. "It's Sampson and Delilah, come to say 'Hey'."

"Hey guys," she said looking down at them and smiling.

"Um, Jack… What's going on?"

"What's going on. Yes, well…" Jack took a deep breath. "First I have to introduce you to two people. They're good people; you'll like them, I promise." He nodded behind her at the door where The Doctor and Rose were standing, smiling. "And then we need to tell you a story."


"They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom."

Check out what kind of trouble the doctor, jack and the rest of the gang get into next in the sequel to this story – it's called 'Plague'.