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There is no Silence in the Library
Whirring and shaking to life, the TARDIS began to carry Donna and the Doctor away from America in the 1920's. They had previously met Agatha Christie, where they had solved the mystery surrounding her strange disappearance. Where they were headed now, though, only the Doctor knew, and when the TARDIS stopped shaking, he ran over to the door, opening it just enough so he could look outside. His face lit up as he turned to Donna. "Brilliant," he said, smiling.
"So, where did we end up this time, spaceman?" She asked.
The Doctor motioned for her to go see for herself, and led the way from the TARDIS and into what looked like a giant library. "Isn't this beautiful!" He said dragging out the 'u'.
"We could be bathing all out on a beach right about now, and you took us to a library."
"This isn't just a library. It's a world. A giant hard-drive at the heart of an empire," the Doctor answered, leading them to a marble balcony, a variety of books covering nearly all space to the front and sides of them. "Ah, biographies! I've always loved biographies."
Donna nodded slightly, "Why? Because death is always just at the end of the story?"
Ignoring her for the moment, the doctor turned to a computer, beginning to type in a series of commands. As a green radar grid popped up onto the screen, Donna turned, walking off toward the other end of the balcony, picking up a book. She began to open the front cover and peer inside when the Doctor ran over and snatched it. "No, no, no. Spoilers, Donna."
She cocked her head to the side, confused. He continued, "You can't read about the future. That's where these books are from. Now.." He cut his sentence short, walking back over to the monitor. "I took the privilege of scanning for readings of life-forms in the area of the Library."
"And?" She asked. "There's nothing on there." She looked at the screen. "And this place is silent- has been since we arrived just about ten minutes ago."
The Doctor nodded, "Exactly! Now, if I broaden the search to non-human life forms." The screen went crazy, green dots flashing absolutely everywhere. Her eyes widened slightly. "One million million life-forms and still, there is silence in the library." He began to make his way back the way they first came, expecting her to follow. Opening up the doors to the main room where the TARDIS was, he turned his head and glanced at her.
"But how is that possible?" She rushed to catch up as he opened up a new set of oak doors, leading into a room filled with hundreds of rows of wooden bookshelves. The room was dimly lit with low-hanging lamps, one central isle in which they were walking down just in the middle.
He shook his head slightly, still putting the pieces together in his head, himself. "We'll find out. In the meantime, Donna, stay out of the shadows," his voice was quiet as he took a piece of leather out of his pocket, on the inside his psychic paper. On it, it read, 'The library. Come as soon as you can.'
Donna looked at him, smirking slightly. "A secret letter, is that?" She joked.
"Only a bit."
"Who is it from?" She asked, just a little confused.
"I don't know," he turned around, looking towards the door from which they entered.
"What is it?" He didn't answer. She turned her gaze to where he was staring, noticing then that one of the lamps began to fade in brightness, soon flickering and going out, the next following suit. Before she was fully aware of it, he grabbed her hand, and began pulling her along.
One by one the lights began to flicker and grow dark. The Doctor pulled Donna along until they reached the end of the hallway. He attempted to open the door. With no avail, he shoved himself against it. It still refused to budge. "No, no, no, no, no!" He said loudly, shaking his head as he tried the knob out one last time.
"What is it?!" She asked in panic. "Just use your sonic!"
"The sonic doesn't work on wood!" He continued to attempt to open the door, pulling on the brass door knob.
Just before the last of the lights went out behind them, Donna shoved him out of the way, forcefully kicking the door and shoving it open.
The Doctor rotated seemingly random knobs and pressed buttons, pulling levers here and there as Amy hung onto one of the railings as they tossed and turned. The Doctor though, seemed barely shaken. "Where are we going?" Amy yelled over the noise of the TARDIS.
"I don't know," The Doctor responded with a smile, "I've set her to random. We'll just have to see!"
Amy groaned, rolling her eyes as the TARDIS stopped shaking. The Doctor hopped over to the door, still smiling as he swung it open. He stepped out, gazing around their new surroundings. He muttered something under his breath as Amy stepped out after him. "What was that?" she asked, wondering what he was muttering about.
"Oh, nothing really. Just the useless ramblings of a mad man sporting a bow tie inside a big blue box."
Amy laughed, looking around as well. "Where are we, anyway?" she asked, turning back to face the Doctor.
The Doctor looked at Amy. "Somewhere I've been before. The Library."
"Wouldn't that be crossing your own time stream or something like that, which could create a giant hole in the universe?"
The Doctor smirked. "Someone has been watching a little too much Dr. Phil."
Amy's eyes widened a little. "You actually know who that is?"
He nodded, "I've met him." His smile widened "On many occasions, actually. Quite an interesting man, he was. But that is a story for another day. As for now," he paused, "We must find out why the TARDIS brought us here…"
Amy glanced toward a dark blue-tinted glass wall that showed a large circular room lined with bookshelves. With one look towards the Doctor, who hesitantly nodded to her, she led the way out the door to her left, and out into the room.
They passed a few bookshelves, the doctor moving to a rectangular desk on the other side of the glass wall. He turned on a computer and began typing; quickly scanning the screen for what he had looked for the previous time he had come. A green radar beam flashed across the monitor, a series of beeps echoing as he changed the settings. His eyes widened further, a look of urgency on his face as he shut down the computer, and made his way to Amy. "What is it?" She asked.
"It isn't just that I've been here before." He began to put the pieces of his repeated arrival together in his head.
She looked at him questioningly. "Doctor..?"
"Amelia Pond," he answered, "Stay out of the shadows."
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