Dear Rory,

I'm sorry, but I'm going away for a while. I met this guy, this brilliant guy. A man who's been so many places and still finds awe in every little thing. A man who can change, and you have no idea how much of a change it is. I've been travelling with him for a little while and we're about to hit the road again.

I wish we could take you with us, but we can't. I don't think he'd like me just bringing you along without asking. It's his ride, you see. The point is, I'll be back, and if you're still here, great, if not, well, have a nice life.




P.S. Go to Rick's to pick up your stuff if I'm not back in a couple of weeks.

Amy put the pen down and pulled out the envelope. She quickly scrawled Rory's name on the front of it before slipping the letter inside. She went back into the control room where the Doctor was leant against one of the spiral staircases, watching the central column moving as the TARDIS' engines did their job. He looked over at her and grinned.

"Right, so, one stop then we can get a move on, yeah?" He said "I'm getting kind of bored."

"Oh, so I'm boring you now am I?" She said "Look, Doctor, I don't know now."

"Oh, I don't know some things right now, new face, new me, new everything really." He replied, still grinning "Trust me Amelia, you'll get used to it, it's just a learning curve is all."

"No, Doctor, I mean about this." She said "The whole travelling around with you thing."

"Oh." He said, the grin fading "Well, it's your choice really."

"Well, I've been thinking, maybe it'd be better if I got out now, before I get in too deep." She said "Before it's too late for me to go back."

"Yeah, I suppose so." He replied, before sighing "Well, I guess it comes down to one thing; who do you want to be? Do you want to be Amy Pond, the girl who went back to her normal life. Or, do you want to be Amy Pond, the girl who went and saw what's out there? It's your choice, Amy."

"Given up on calling me Amelia then." She said, smiling lightly at him.

"No, just thought you'd take the decision more seriously if you weren't annoyed at me." He said as he played with some controls and the engines stopped "Tell you what; the TARDIS will be back in five minutes. If you want to come then, great, if not, well, still great I suppose."

"Oh no you don't." She said "You're coming with me. I'm not having you just ditch me."

He turned around and looked at her sceptically before his face broke into a gobsmacked look.

"You want me to come with you?" He said "To see your boyfriend? That sounds a bit domestic to me."

"Yeah, I guess it is." She said "But you're not taking my choice away from me, Doctor."

"Tell you what, here's a compromise." He said, pulling the sonic screwdriver out of his pocket and tossing it to her "I'll be back for that. Just be here in two hours."

She looked at it for a moment before sticking it in her inside pocket. She turned and walked towards the doors. She got there before turning back and running up to him, hugging him. He stood there awkwardly for a moment before returning the hug. After a moment, he let her go and she walked back to the door.

"See you in a couple of hours." She said, getting a two fingered salute from him before she walked out.

He turned back to the console, beginning to play with the controls. He stopped for a moment before reaching a hand out to a cylindrical hole. From it, a silver and beige cylindrical device with a black end and a blue light at the other end came out. He slid up the switch, the end with the light coming out on a clear tube with a black cylinder in the middle. He pointed it at the central column, clicking the button by the switch, the blue light coming on with a hum. He stopped after half a second, pushing it closed again.

"Here I go again." He said to himself as he piloted the TARDIS through the vortex.