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Chapter Thirty – Four: The Day Time Died (part 2)
Captain Williams led the way down the narrow stairs, which led into the Great Pyramid of Giza, also known as Area 52. The Doctor held his eye patch with distaste as Melody followed behind him. "You have to put that on," Rory told him. "It's for your own good."
"An eye patch?" asked the Doctor. "Why?"
"It's not an eye patch," Melody told him. "Not really.
"It's an eye drive," Rory explained. "It communicates directly with the memory centres of the brain and acts as external storage."
"It's the only thing that works on the bastards," Melody added. "Because no living mind can remember them, we use these to get around that."
They continued walking and they came to a room full of containment chambers, which held the Silents suspended in fluid. "The Silents," Rory whispered. "We've captured over a hundred of them now and they're all held in the Pyramid."
The Doctor with his eye patch not on approached one of the chambers. "How interesting… I've encountered them before and always wondered what they really looked like…"
"If you put the eye drive on you will remember,"
"But the human servants of the Silents wear these."
"They'd have to," Melody continued. "By wearing them they remember and if you put yours on Dad, you'll remember too."
The Doctor sighed and nodded before putting on his eye patch. The trio continued walking and all of them noticed how the faces of the Silents seemed to follow them.
'They seem to be watching you," Rory pointed out.
"Yeah," the Doctor agreed. "They would."
"Here's another question for you," Melody piped up. "From what I gather, you got the human race to kill 'em all on sight. Why aren't we doing that anymore?"
"She's so smart but she's got so much to learn," the Doctor whispered to Rory in a very fatherly way. "This is a whole new reality," the Doctor explained loud enough for Melody to hear him. "That was a whole other one. Things are different; even though they might seem the same…" he paused and looked at the tanks. "What are the tanks for anyways?"
"They can draw electricity from everything," Rory explained. "The fluid insulates them and I really don't like how they're looking at you."
"No," the Doctor agreed. "Me neither."
"Ma'am," Rory said to Melody. "I'm sure it's nothing but I should check it out. They haven't been this active in…well ever really." Rory paused and turned to two soldiers who were guarding the room. "Your name soldier?"
"Jim sir," the soldier replied. "Though everyone calls me Jimmy."
"Well Jimmy, go upstairs and check out the tank seals, then the floors above that and the floors above that. Get everyone looking."
"Yes Sir!" one of the soldiers said as they left.
"Go ahead Ma'am," Rory said. "I'll check things out."
"Thank you Captain," Melody said with a smile. "Come on Dad, this way."
"What's this way?" asked the Doctor.
"Old friends," Melody told him with a broad grin.
Melody and the Doctor walked into an open large chamber which was quite clearly acting as the nerve centre for the entire project. "So," asked the Doctor as he looked around. "Who are these old friends?"
"Well there's me for one," an old man said with a smile. The Doctor turned to see the Brigadier standing there with a smile. "Hello old chap."
The Doctor grinned. "Should have known that UNIT's finest would be here."
"Of course he's here," came anther familiar voice.
"Dear Sarah Jane," the Doctor said as he gave his old companion a hug. "You have no idea how glad I am to see you."
"And what about me?" asked a loud an obnoxious voice.
The Doctor released Sarah to come face to face with a red headed woman.
"Ah! The Doctor-Donna!" he exclaimed. "Should have known that a meta-crisis like you would have been able to see that time has gone all wonky."
"Yeah well she's not the only one," came another voice as Donna whacked the Doctor on the arm.
"That was for making me forget," she whispered. "Though thank you for saving my life."
"You're welcome," the Doctor whispered back before he looked up. "And is that Martha Jones that I hear?"
"Course it is you dolt," Martha said with a smile. "You changed your face."
The Doctor shrugged his shoulders. "It happens."
"Don't I know it," came another female voice. The Doctor felt his two hearts stop for just a moment as he turned to see a blonde woman launch herself into his arms. Though it had been ages since he had seen her, Rose Tyler was still as beautiful as ever and the Doctor was very glad that she was there even though it brought back memories of what had been.
"I am so glad that you're alright," she told him as she pulled away. "And we've got to fix this because I want my guy back."
The Doctor nodded and was pleased that his own hearts were not beating regretfully or mournfully but peacefully. Rose Tyler might have been the subject of his love once, but that was a long time ago and he had long since moved passed that.
"Well I'll see what I can do."
"I'm glad to hear that," came another voice.
The Doctor turned and saw Jack. "Captain Jack Harkness, glad to see you…" the Doctor paused and looked at him. "You're not a fixed point."
"Pleasure as always Doctor," Jack said with a smile. "No I'm not. It's another reality and all that. And let me say that this is new though. End of time, it's a nice change to facing the Daleks."
"Ooo," Rose said with a shudder. "Don't remind me."
"The pleasantry's are all well and good," came a familiar voice. "But let's not forget why we're here." The Doctor turned and saw River who just shook her head. "What sort of time do you call this?" she asked.
"Sorry," the Doctor apologized. "Not quite my fault."
"This is entirely your fault," said Madame Kovarian who was bound to a chair. "This is the death of time, this is the end of time and the end of us all. Oh, why couldn't you just die?"
"I did my best my dear," the Doctor said. "I showed up…" he paused and walked around the chamber. "This is amazing. How did you guys swing all this?"
"Hallucinogenic lipstick," River told him. "It worked wonders on President Kennedy and Cleopatra was a real doll as well."
The Doctor grinned. "Don't I know it…"
"She did mention you Dad," Melody piped up. "She sends her regrets."
"Oh?" asked the Doctor. "Did she now?"
"Yes," Kovarian snapped. "She did. Now could we please just move on with our lives."
"Unfortunately we can't," the Doctor stated. "None of us can."
"This is all your fault," Kovarian repeated.
"No," came a voice that the Doctor had hoped not to hear. "It's mine."
"Amelia," he whispered as he turned. His friends, who were all wearing eye patched parted to reveal Amelia Pond, the Doctor's Wife and his killer standing there. "Why did you do this?" he asked in a strong tone of voice.
Amy felt all riled up and let her emotions snap. "Forgive me for not wanting to kill my husband."
"That's right," the Doctor said with a nod of his head as he began to walk towards Amy. "I am your husband and as your husband I want a kiss."
"Get him!" Amy ordered as she backed away.
"Come here you," the Doctor said as he reached for Amy.
The Soldiers pulled him away and Amy just shook her head.
"I'm not a fool Doctor, I know what'll happen when we touch."
The Doctor nodded and lunged at Amy and managed to grab her wrist.
"No!" she shrieked. "Get him off me, get him off me!"
The clock on the wall of the room moved to five oh three.
"No!" Amy yelled. "No, no, no."
"I'm sorry Amelia, but it's the only way."
The soldiers managed to pull the Doctor away and Amy rubbed her wrist. For a moment she was back at Lake Silencio in the astronaut suit watching her husband die. "No," she told him. "It's not the only way. Cuff him."
"Is that really necessary?" the Doctor asked as he was cuffed.
"Yes," she said as she leered at him. "You're not to be trusted."
"Course not," he said. "It's the only way! We're opposite poles of the disruption. If we touch then we'll short out the differential and time can begin again."
"I'll be at the lakeside, killing you."
"Amy time won't fall apart. Reality will continue. There isn't another way."
"Call me selfish," Amy told him softly. "But I don't really care."
The Doctor let out a sigh. "No," he conceded. "I can see that."
"Doctor?" asked River as she looked up at the ceiling. "What's that?"
They all looked up to see water dripping down from the ceiling.
"The pyramid above us, how many Silents are trapped?"
"A hundred," Jack answered.
"None," Kovarian corrected. "They're not trapped. They never have been. They've been waiting for this Doctor. They've been waiting for you."
"They're out!" Rory exclaimed as he burst into the room with Soldier Jimmy at his side. "All of them. They're headed this way."
"It's alright," Amy said as she looked to Rory. "We out number them."
"But you're all wearing eye drives based on mine," Kovarian pointed out.
"What?" asked the Doctor. "What do you mean?"
One of the technicians, a woman whom the Doctor did not know let out a scream as her eye drive electrified. She fell to the floor dead. Amy ran over to her while Rory helped Jimmy whose eye drive was also malfunctioning. Unfortunately there was nothing that Rory could do for him.
"She's dead," Amy whispered in horror.
"Off," the Doctor ordered. "Now."
River pulled off her own eye drive and then helped the Doctor. All of his friends, the Brigadier, Sarah Jane, Donna, Martha, Rose, Jack, Rory, Amy and Melody all followed suit and watched as their drives buzzed harmfully on the floor. The Doctor's friends save River, Amy and Melody all gave him a hug before grabbing their guns and going out to fight the Silents.
"You may have survived," Kovarian taunted. "But your soldiers won't. The Silence would never allow an advantage without taking one themselves; The effects will vary from person to person, either death or debilitating agony. Even with them off they will get you."
Madame Kovarian laughed but then her eye patch buzzed. "What?" she asked. "What are you doing? It's me. Don't be stupid you need me. Stop it. Stop that."
"We could stop this," the Doctor said to Amy. "Right now. You and I."
"Get it off me!" Kovarian screamed.
"Melody, convince your mother."
"We've been working on something," Melody said. "Let us show you Dad."
"My time is up," the Doctor stated. "There is nothing you can do."
"We did this all for you," River pointed out.
"Then people are dying for me," the Doctor yelled. "Some of them are dying for me when they've already been lost to me. I'm not going to thank you for that memory."
"Just let us show you," Melody pleaded.
"No," the Doctor insisted.
"Please my love," Amy begged.
The Doctor shook his head.
"We've only got a couple of minutes," River pointed out.
"That'll be enough," Amy assured them. "Melody, River. Take him to the Receptor Room, I'll be there in a moment."
The Doctor was led away by River and Melody leaving Amy alone.
"Amy," Madame Kovarian begged. "Help me."
Amy walked over to her. "You tried to steal my baby," she said. "And then you tried to take River and turn her into a weapon. Finally you used me to kill my husband and now all of time is falling apart."
"You'll still save me," Kovarian stated. "Because he would. You'd never do anything to disappoint your precious Doctor."
"The Doctor is very precious to me you're right," Amy agreed. "But do you know what else he is Madame Kovarian. He's not here." Amy said as she put the eye patch back on Kovarian. "And thanks to you, he'll never be here again probably."
Amy turned and left as Madame Kovarian screamed.
"And what is so important that you had to drag me to the top of the pyramid?" asked the Doctor as they reached their destination. "And what is this?" he asked as he noticed the large mechanical thing. "Oh, it's a timey-wimey distress beacon. Who built this?"
"I did," Melody said with a smile. "Time Lord baby. Totally awesome."
"Smart girl, but it's a distress beacon."
"We've been sending out a message," Amy said as she joined them. "A distress call outside the bubble of our time. The universe is still turning. I've sent a message everywhere. To the future and to the past, the beginning and the end of everything."
"And what have you been saying?"
"That the Doctor is dying, and that we need help."
"Amy this is ridiculous. That would mean nothing to anyone. It's insane. Worse still it's stupid. You embarrass me."
"That's horrible to say to your wife," Amy said with tears in your eyes.
"Those reports of sun spot and the solar flares are wrong," River interjected. "There aren't any. It's not the sun Doctor it's you. The sky is full of a million, million voices saying yes; of course we'll help. You've touched so many lives. Saved so many people. Did you really think that when your time came, you'd really have to do more than just ask?" River explained. "You've decided that the universe is better off without you, but the universe does not agree."
The Doctor shook his head. "River, no one can help me."
"You're so wrong."
"No," he protested. "A fixed point has been altered. Time is dying."
"We can't let you die," Melody said firmly.
"I have to die."
"Oh shut it!" Amy exclaimed as she walked so that she was inches away from the Doctor. "I can't let you die without knowing that you are loved by so many, and so much… and by no one more than… than me."
The Doctor sighed. "Oh Amy. Because of this, billions will suffer and die."
"I will suffer," Amy cried.
"More than every living thing in the universe?"
Amy nodded. "I'll die without you. I love you."
The Doctor sighed and nodded his head. "Oh Amelia. Why do you have to be so… so Scottish…" he paused and turned to his daughter. "Uncuff your father Melody, won't you?"
Melody nodded and uncuffed her father. As she did so she looked into her father's eyes and grinned.
"Alright," he said as he rung his wrists. "Now, I need a strip of cloth about a foot long. Anything will do…" the Doctor paused and then sighed. "Never mind," he added as he untied his bow-tie. "Amy, take one of this and wrap it around your hand and hold it out to me."
"What am I doing?" asked Amy as they wrapped an end of the bow tie around their hands.
"You're doing as you're told. Now, we're in the middle of a combat zone, and I know that we've already done it before but I think it's only fair that our daughter gets to see this. Eh Melody?"
Melody nodded, barely able to contain her glee. "Oh yes."
"Now Amy, I'm going to whisper something in your ear and you have to remember it very carefully and trust that it'll all work out okay?"
The Doctor leaned close and whispered in Amy's ear. She looked at him quizzically and then peered close. She saw what her daughter had seen. There within the Doctor's eye was the Doctor and his TARDIS. Amy had to clamp down her jaw in order to stop herself from grinning like a fool.
"Do you promise to love me for the rest of your life?" the Doctor asked.
"Only if you promise to love me for the rest of yours." Amy stated.
"I promise," the Doctor said.
Amy grinned. "Then so do I."
"Then I pronounce us husband and wife and wife I have a request," the Doctor said with a smile of his own. "This world is dying, it's all my fault. I can't bear it another day. Please, help me end this."
"I grant your request," Amy said in a sultry voice. "You may kiss the bride."
The Doctor leaned forward and kissed his bride.
Time sped up. The Doctor died. The Astronaut returned to the lake. River and Rory met future Canton and burned the Doctor's body. Jack and Rory came to Lake Silencio just in time to see River and Past Rory vanish along with the elderly Canton Delaware. The Doctor's body was burning on the lake and they heard a woman scream. They raced towards the sound and found an unconscious Amy.
"Oh Amy," Rory said as he checked her vitals.
"Is she alright?" asked Jack worriedly.
Rory paused and nodded.
Jack breathed a sigh of relief.
Amy moaned and Rory looked up at Jack. "We need to take her home."
"Yes," Jack agreed. "We do."
Amy sat at a table, a blanket wrapped around her shoulders with baby Melody sleeping in her arms. She sat there staring up at the sky as she had done for the past couple days. Her parents Tabitha and August stood in the back sitting room watching their daughter worriedly.
"She thinks he's coming back," Tabitha whispered. "Doesn't she."
"Yeah," Rory said from behind Amy's parents.
"But he's dead," her father said. "Isn't he?"
"Yes sir," Jack confirmed. "He is."
"Then why does she wait for him?" asked Tabitha in wonder.
"Because it's what she's always done," came a voice.
The two parents, Rory and Jack turned to see River standing there.
"I'm here to talk to Amy," River explained. "After all, I'm her."
Tabitha and August parted. Rory and Jack didn't say a word and River walked outside into the cool night air and sat down beside Amy at the table. Amy's parents and Rory and Jack left their vigil at the window side, deciding to retire to the front sitting room to discuss possible options for Amy.
"So where are we?" Amy asked not blinking at all.
"I just climbed out of the Byzantium. I finally earned my pardon."
"So what happened?"
River sighed. "When you were unconscious, and before Jack and Rory got to you the Teselecta came for you but I was there. I told them that they were wrong, that I killed the Doctor and because my DNA matched yours…"
"You've been serving time for a crime that you didn't commit."
"But I would have."
Amy shook her head. "It's not fair."
"No," River confirmed. "But it's least I could do."
Amy looked up at River— the woman whom she thought at one time would steal the Doctor's affection— when she really was just a reflection of herself. "Thank you…. So the Byzantium eh?"
River nodded. "You were there, so young and didn't have a clue as to who I was. You're so funny like that. I take it that the Doctor's dead?"
"You're lying," River whispered with a smile causing Amy to look up with a start. "Oh don't worry," River assured. "I'm not going to tell anyone. Actually I think that it's quite amazing that he managed to get out of this one alive."
"I killed someone," Amy whispered. "A woman with an eye patch."
River shook her head. "It's an aborted timeline. It doesn't matter."
"Course it does," Amy muttered quietly. "I can remember it, so it happened, so I did it, so it matters."
"Perhaps, but what matters more is that the Doctor is alive."
"He's lying to the world," Amy muttered. "I wonder when he'll come back."
"He'll come back soon enough," River assured. "I know what he's going through. The Doctor lies and so do I all the time because of spoilers. I hate it though, pretending not to know who you are. Pretending that I didn't recognize the space suit in Florida."
"So in what order did things happen for you?" asked Amy curiously.
"There was the Gamma Forests and my training by Kovarian," River explained. "Then there was the Ledworth crop circle and Berlin. The Fifty-First century when I was going to be kidnapped and then I was imprisoned. I had lots of adventures with the Doctor and then came the Battle of Demon's Run where I finally figured out that it was you he loved and not me…"
River paused and shook her head. "…more adventures with the Doctor and then came my later version of Lake Silencio and 1969 America. I knew what I was going to but I also knew how things ended so I had to lie."
"I bet it was hard,"
"You have no idea," River said with a small laugh. "But after 1969 America came more adventures and then the Pandorica. That one had me worried for a while and I knew that I had met an earlier version of the Doctor so I tried to warn him. But he didn't listen."
"He never does."
"No," River agreed. "He doesn't."
"Then what?" asked Amy.
"Then more adventures," River answered. "And the Byzantium."
"And you're free now?"
River nodded. "I am."
"What do you plan on doing now?"
River shrugged. "I'm a Doctor in Archaeology," she said. "But I've always wanted to teach. So maybe I'll settle down and get my PHD."
"The Doctor did say that he knew you as a professor," Amy pointed out.
"Now Amy," came a voice from out of the blue. "What have I said about spoilers?"
Amy looked up and saw to her astonishment that just behind River was the open door of the TARDIS which was invisible and that the Doctor, her Doctor was standing in the doorway in his new tweed jacket and bow tie. Without saying a word, Amy handed Melody to River before launching herself into her husbands arm.
The Doctor was so thankful to have Amy back in his arms. "Oh Amy."
"I hate you, you know," she muttered as she held on to him tightly. "Why did you leave me for so long?"
"I thought I was doing what was best," the Doctor told her as he held on to her. "Forgive me Amy but I was blind to what really matters. You're the very best of me as is our little Melody. There is no way in the universe that I'm ever going to leave the two of you now."
"Well I for one am glad for that," River said as she stood up and held out a squirmy Melody to the Doctor who took his daughter gladly. "It's good to see you alive Doctor."
"And you River," the Doctor said. "Thank you for taking Amy's place."
"You owe me," River said with a glint.
"Anywhere you want to go, he'll take you," Amy promised.
The Doctor nodded. "It's the least I can do."
"All those adventures that I've had… that you'll have…" River giggled. "Oh how you'll love them."
"Hang on a second," Amy said quizzically. "When the Doctor dropped you off in 1969 America you kissed him but… you knew that we would get together."
"Course I knew," River said.
"So why did you kiss me?" asked the Doctor.
River just rolled her eyes. "Because something had to get you two started now right?" asked River with a smile. The Doctor and Amy just looked to each other and nodded. "Oh you two love birds… be safe in your travels."
"You too," the Doctor said with a smile. "You too."
River disappeared in a flash and the sound of electricity. The Doctor held out his hand to let Amy into the TARDIS but she shook her head. "We've got to let them know that you're alright."
The Doctor shook his head. "We can't. They can't know. No one can."
Amy's shoulder's slumped forward. "So what do I say?"
"I told them that we're going off on an adventure," said River with a smiled as she popped back into existence. "So get going the two of you, quickly."
The Doctor and Amy closed the door to the TARDIS and watched as River vanished just as her parents, Rory and Jack came running out into the backyard. "I'm going to miss them…" Amy whispered as she placed a hand on the pane of the TARDIS glass.
"I'm so sorry for taking you away from your family," the Doctor apologized.
"Don't apologize," Amy told him as she wrapped her arms around him, mindful of baby Melody in his arms. "I have a family, and it's all that I could ever wish for."
The Doctor grinned. "Come on," he said. "Let's go."
"Who's carrying me?" came the muffled cry of Dorium. "I demand to know. I'm a head but I still have rights! I want my doors open this minute!" From his prison Dorium could head someone walking away. "It is you, isn't it?" He listened carefully and could hear the figure stop. "It is you," Dorium continued with a grin. "I can sense it. But how did you do it? How could you have possibly escaped?"
The doors of the box opened and Dorium stared up into the Doctor's face.
"The Teselecta," the Doctor explained with a grin. "A Doctor in a Doctor Suit. Time said that I had to be on the beach so I dressed for the occasion. I barely got singed in that boat."
"So you're going to do this then? Let them all think that you're dead."
"Well not everyone," Amy piped up from the doorway.
"It's the only way," the Doctor said. "They can all forget me."
"No one will forget you," Amy added. "I've told you that."
The Doctor rolled his eyes.
"Women," Dorium muttered.
"Wife," the Doctor corrected in a quiet voice.
"I heard that," Amy scowled, though she was smiling as well.
"Anyways I got to big," the Doctor continued. "I got to noisy. It's time for me to stop, step back into the shadows and live my life…" he paused and looked at his family. "It's time to be with my family."
"And what about Doctor Song, in prison all her life."
"What about her?" the Doctor asked.
"She killed you," Dorium pointed out.
"Did she?" asked Amy. "Are you sure?"
"So many secrets," Dorium said with a laugh. "I'll help the two of you keep them, of course."
"Well you're not exactly going anywhere are you?"
"But you're a fool nonetheless," Dorium warned. "It's all still waiting for you. The fields of Trenzalor, the fall of the Eleventh, and that question."
The Doctor saluted Dorium before walking away. "Goodbye Dorium!"
"Goodbye Dorium," Amy echoed.
"The first question!" Dorium shouted. "The question that must never be answered, hidden in plain sight and asked a thousand times. The question, that you've been running form all your life. Doctor Who? Doctor Who? Doctor Who?"
"He's right you know," Amy said as the Doctor piloted the TARDIS.
"Dorium," she replied. "I don't know your name."
"No one does."
"Right," Amy said. "But shouldn't I know, I am your wife."
The Doctor shook his head.
"River knows," Amy pointed out. "You told me that she does."
The Doctor sighed. He remembered that moment vividly. He had told River that there was only one moment that he could tell another his true name, and that was the moment that he trusted that individual more than anyone. He couldn't quite imagine coming to that moment with River, but he knew that he was long since past it with Amy.
"Alright," he said as he walked towards Amy. "I'll tell you."
Amy stood there, with baby Melody in her arms as the Doctor leaned down and whispered his name in her ear. He pulled back and looked at her face which was a crumpled up in confusion.
"Gallifreyan," he said with a shrug. "Odd, I know."
"But how could that make silence fall?" asked Amy curiously.
The Doctor shrugged his shoulders. "I've got no idea."
"And the fields of Trenzalore at the fall of the eleventh?" asked Amy. "Don't get me wrong Doctor but… that sounds like the end of you doesn't it?"
"What do you mean?" the Doctor asked.
"I mean the fall of the eleventh, you're the eleventh incarnation."
The Doctor nodded. "Never thought about that."
"So what are you going to do?" The Doctor looked at the TARDIS console before grinning. He turned a couple of dials and flipped a couple of switches and then laughed. "What?" asked Amy with a laugh herself. "What have you done?"
"Locked the field of Trenzalore out of the TARDIS controls."
Amy just looked at the Doctor. "But we don't know when…"
"Ah but we do know where," he replied. "I'll just never go there, or rather we'll never go there. Ever."
"But what about your future?"
"The future is what you make of it," the Doctor assured. "Or rather, it's going to be what we make of it. So why don't we make it the best one that we can make it… alright?"
Amy nodded and kissed her husband knowing that no matter what was before them, they would face it together.
Author's Note: Well there you have it folks, the end of my AU. It has been an amazing journey since March. Personally, I can't believe that I've written a story over a hundred thousand reviews but I've got to say that for me it's been so fun.
First off I'd like to thank each and every one of you guys who have read and/or reviewed this story. For my original works I write mainly for myself, but I do write fan fiction with the audience in mind and even though there were times that I seemed to abandon this story I was never going to let you guys down.
I really do hope that you guys liked the ending. The Fields of Trenzalore and the Fall of the Eleventh is bound to be something brilliant but I wanted to end the story here. By locking the location out of the TARDIS I feel like Amy and the Doctor and baby Melody would be able to live their lives without the fear of what was to come.
I've never mentioned it but I'd like to thank jpgr at "Diary of a Procrastinator" because without the transcripts that were provided, I would have never had the patience to complete a lot of these chapters. So jpgr, thank you.
I'd also like to thank bub4353 for being such a loyal reviewer and my 100th one to boot. I hope that you noticed your little cameo in this chapter. :D
Finally, a huge shout out and thank you to Rejhan, my long time writing buddy who helped me bounce countless plot points off her when I realized just who Melody Pond was in the BBC's Canon. Don't know if I could have written this without you Rejhan… so thanks!
Anyhoo… finishing a story is a super weird feeling but I'm super proud of it and I hope that you guys re-read it while we wait for new episodes of Doctor Who to return. I hope I addressed all the plot holes in this last chapter but if I didn't just let me know and I'll spruce up a chapter or two.
Thanks again for reading, it means so much.
Have a very Happy New Year!
December 31, 2011