The Doctor walked down one of the spiral staircases in the TARDIS control room. He'd just changed his outfit for his new incarnation, having swapped the brown pinstripe suit with converse for a red and white checked shirt, red bow tie, black trousers and shoes and a light brown tweed jacket with elbow pads. He grinned at Amy as he walked past her before beginning to play with the controls.
"So, how do I look?" He said as he pulled a lever.
"Looks a little weird." She said quietly "Funny."
"Funny? Funny's good." He said "So, where to?"
"I don't know, somewhere different." She said "Just not Leadworth."
"Okay then, somewhere different that's not Leadworth." He said, playing with controls until the engines stopped and turning around to gesture to the door "Go take a look."
She stepped outside the TARDIS and looked around. It looked like some high tech financial district, completely different to anywhere she'd been before.
"Where are we?" She asked as the Doctor stepped outside of the TARDIS.
"This? This is Cardiff, 2796." He said, before stumbling a bit.
"Doctor? Are you okay?" She asked, rushing over to him to help him out.
"Yeah, it's just, I got going too soon. I'm not done yet." He said, as he breathed out a small amount of energy "See? Not done yet."
Before she could ask what he meant, he ran off, looking at everything and anything around him. He was completely insane. After a few minutes, she caught up with him and grabbed him by the arm.
"I told you, I don't want to buy any gum!" He said, turning around "Oh, it's you Amy. Sorry, that android back there refuses to take the fact that people don't want to buy petrol flavoured gum. Honestly, petrol tastes good to machines, not people!"
"I gathered…" She said "So, why are we here?"
"You asked for somewhere different that wasn't Leadworth." He said "Why, is something wrong with Cardiff?"
"No, it's just, I don't know, I expected somewhere different, not some when different." She said "This just seems weird."
"Well so do I, so it works rather well, don't you agree?" He said, grinning, before turning and starting walking "Come on, lets see what else is around here."
She followed him, struggling to keep up. He was quick, much quicker than you'd expect considering he was about 6 foot at best. She tried looking around as they kept going, but was worried about losing him. He was obviously unstable at that moment in time. Eventually, they reached the end of the street. It ended in a brick wall.
"Well, that's odd." He said "Tell me Amy, what around here sticks out for you? Anything you notice that's weird, odd, out of place? Other than me and you."
"Well, I don't know." She said "The robots maybe?"
"No. For one they're androids and for another they're quite common around here. By this time about 35% of Cardiff's population are androids or cyborgs." He said "No, I'm talking about that wall. Everything else around here is high tech and metallic, then we reach a brick wall? It's wierd, and that's not the only thing. This wall shouldn't be here."
"Why not?" She asked "I mean, they've got to have an end for things, right?"
"Yes, that's true, but this is meant to be a pier, no walls at any of the five ends. Yes, I said five, they branch off." He said "But we started at the bottom and walked to the top. There are only two ends."
"Maybe the rest haven't been built?" She asked.
"No, that's not right." He said "I was here years ago and the ends were here. And if they're not now, something's wrong."
"What do you mean?" She said "What's wrong?"
"Someone's messing with history." He said "See, there is eventually a wall on this pier, in 49238, during the galactic recession when the pier is closed. They removed the branches in that year. But this is definitely not that year, the high tech stuff is still here. So, I guess we need to investigate."
Before she could say anything, he ran off back the way they'd came. As she turned around, she failed to notice the man in the mask watching them from the window at the top of the wall.