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Rory was frozen in fear as the woman slowly started getting up. It was the look in her eyes that truly scared him; they looked deadly and cunning. Maybe it was the fact that those eyes never left him that rooted him to the spot. That could be something that she could just do; freeze people with her eyes.
Rory knew that he needed to look away. He needed to look at anything other than her eyes. It took a little effort, but he looked away, and at Prodigy instead. She still sat on the floor frozen in place. She was totally helpless, except, her eyes weren't afraid.
In fact, he couldn't tell what she was feeling because her eyes were glowing gold. Rory blinked and sure enough her eyes were really glowing. They narrowed in concentration and the glow intensified. Rory spared a glance at the woman. The woman looked shocked and her eyes bulged, almost as if someone was chocking her.
He wearily glanced between the two of them wondering if he should be doing anything to help, and if so, what to do.
Soon a golden blast burst from her head and wrapped around the woman's head. The light was absorbed into her as she settled back on the floor. Prodigy jerked backwards and fell back onto the ground breathing deeply.
"Prodigy! Are you alright?" Rory clamped his hand on his mouth; he didn't want to be her next victim.
He looked at her carefully avoiding her eyes this time. He was surprised at the fact that she wasn't repeating anymore.
"I used . . . my remaining . . . Time Energy . . . to suppress her." Prodigy said taking gasps of air. "We need to go . . . while it's still in shock."
Rory bent down and helped her up, supporting most of her weight. Prodigy's legs wobbled and she leaned heavily on him. "I'm not use to using to using so much Time Energy at once."
"So now that you're you again, what do we do?"
Prodigy looked sadly down at the woman before answering "The woman's mind is gone. All we can do now is make sure that this entity doesn't get out."
"And how are we going to do that?"
Prodigy hesitated "We need to throw her out onto the surface of Midnight."
"But I thought that nothing can survive out there."
She looked sadly back at him with eyes that had tears threatening to spill. "That's right" she whispered.
With the Doctor and Amy
The doctor and Amy stood leaning on the glass as they watched the cascading gems. The xtonic sunlight caught each diamond in its deadly embrace casting out the most brilliant rainbows on the abyss walls. The farther down they spiraled, the light brimming with colors and the inky blackness fought for dominance over the other. Down and down they twirled until the deep black swallowed the diamonds and the light they brought.
"Wow" Amy said breathless with awe in the magnificent sight before her "this, this is absolutely beautiful" Her voice was filled with wonder as she struggled to find words to describe what she was feeling.
She looked over at the Doctor and saw that he was smiling at her awestruck look on her face.
"Rory and Prodigy have no idea what their missing." The doctor chuckled at that.
"I'm sure Prodigy's seen it once or twice before."
"But still. How could you ever not want to see this?"
"I'm guessing that it wouldn't be quite as enjoyable if she ended up not being able to stand because of how much energy she used."
Amy nodded thoughtfully at that. "Doctor, do you think they're all right? Rory and prodigy, I mean."
"I think she can handle Rory for a day." The Doctor said looking back at the diamond-fall.
Their thoughts were interrupted be a small voice for behind them saying "Are you the Doctor?"
They both turned to look at the young girl behind them. The girl looked to be about nine years old, she had short curly red hair, and she had a splash of freckles under two very blue eyes. The Doctor couldn't help but feel like he's seen her before.
"Yes, I'm the Doctor" he replied.
At that her smile widened like that was the best news he could have given her.
"My mommy and daddy talk about you a lot. They said that they've been looking for you for a long time."
"That's great sweety." Amy said kneeling next to the Doctor smiling "Do you know where your mommy and daddy are?"
She nodded "But they aren't here."
The Doctor and Amy looked at each other both wondering where her guardian was.
"What's your name?" Amy asked.
"Donna" she replied.
"Doctor I'm going to ask the hostess if anyone's been looking for her."
The Doctor nodded as she got up to find the hostess.
The Doctor turned back to her "So Donna. That's a pretty name. "
She blushed and quietly said "thanks"
"Are you enjoying the view?"
The girl's smile brightened "Oh very much so. But I'd like it better if my parents were here to see it too."
"I bet they are going to be jealous" the Doctor said in a mock serious tone.
At that moment the Hostess got on the loud speaker "I am sorry to inform you that we will need to head back to the Leisure Palace Spa early. There was a slight containment breach and security protocols say that all tours must head back to ensure that everybody is accounted for. You will get compensation for the interruption. That is all. Thank you."
The Doctor was about to make a comment Donna, but when he looked back she was nowhere to be found.
Meanwhile With Amy
Amy walked up to the Hostess.
"Excuse me, but could you tell me who was with the little girl Donna? She says that she doesn't know where they are."
The Hostess looked down at her clipboard. She confused as she said "Are you sure that her name's Donna?"
It was Amy's turn to be confused and said slowly "Yes I'm sure her name's Donna. Why?"
"Because I don't have anybody listed under that name."
"Well she's this really little girl about nine years old with short curly red hair-"
The Hostess interrupted her "I know every person on this trip, and I'm sorry but, there are no little girls on this tour."