Resignation

Of the resignation of a scientific adviser, and the circumstances surrounding the event. Missing scene post-Inferno.


(He's only gone a short awhile, long enough to watch the Earth burn.)

Resignation

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On Monday the doctor is helpless as the lava draws closer to section leader Elizabeth Shaw, on Tuesday he asks her for tea.

"Four sugars Liz, don't forget them!"

(The thought had come to him as he dashed about saving Earth again, that he's terribly fond of her and would be quite cut up to see her dead.)

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"He takes no notice of me when I speak, dismissing any contribution I offer. He gives no explanation for his work, as if I could not hope to comprehend it. Then he requests a sandwich. A sandwich!" Her voice is controlled and cracks with anger. " I am a scientist who wishes to actually do science- so please accept my resignation Brigadier!"

Later she speaks more calmly. "He doesn't need me any way. All that man needs is someone to pass him his test tubes and tell him how brilliant he was. It's better like this."

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The Brigadier is an observant man. He's seen the doctor put on a show far too many times to be truly fooled.

"Miss. Shaw has decided to return to Cambridge."

Behind the bluster and hurt he finds a sort of resignation.

Not for the first time, the Brigadier wonders just what happened in that short time the doctor disappeared.