The Great and Powerful ParadoxChapter One
The TARDIS was spiraling out of control in the time vortex. The Doctor looked over worriedly at Rose. She looked back and him, her eyes full of adventure.
"We're gonna crash!" he shouted.
"Where?!" yelled Rose over the noise of the tumbling TARDIS.
The Doctor looked at the small screen on the control panel and laughed heartily. He looked back over at Rose and yelled, "South London!" They kept on tumbling about until finally they crashed hard on the ground. The Doctor rushed out and stepped onto the pavement, smoke rising around him from the moaning TARDIS.
"Doctor, what the hell just happened?" asked Rose frantically.
The tenth reincarnation of the famous Doctor looked at his old girl, the TARDIS, and frowned.
"I don't know…" he sighed. He stepped over to the big blue police box and stroked the door gently.
"You okay, old girl, what's wrong with you?" he whispered to the TARDIS. Rose scoffed behind him. She walked over to a garbage bin and plucked out the newspaper inside. The date on it said that it was March 22nd, 2006.
"Doctor, this says it's only 5 years in the past. This is before you changed your face," she said worriedly.
"That is not good…that is very not good, that's very, very bad…" he said with that edge of concern Rose hated. As soon as he said that, he saw a man in a leather jumper run past. Rose gasped.
"It can't be!" exclaimed Rose.
The man in the leather jumper whirled around and faced Rose. He ran up to her and The 10th Doctor hung back.
"I have been looking all over for you!" the man exclaimed.
"Doctor?" asked Rose.
"Who else would it be? C'mon!" he exclaimed impatiently.
"No, I can't," she declared.
"And why not?" asked the ninth reincarnation of The Doctor.
"I left something in the TARDIS," she stumbled to lie.
"All right, c'mon then," he said as he ran into the TARDIS and beckoned Rose in. He ran up to the control panel and looked around quizzically.
"Something's wrong," he said suddenly.
"What?" Rose asked nervously.
"This isn't my ship," he said angrily.
"I can explain," said a voice from the doorway. It was the tenth Doctor leaning on the doorframe.
"Who the hell are you?" demanded the ninth Doctor.
"That's you, Doctor. In the future, that's you," said Rose.
"Are you mad?! You can't go back in our timeline!" yelled Nine angrily at Ten.
"We landed here on accident, the TARDIS went haywire and you just happened to run by, that's all.
"No. Nothing in the TARDIS happens on accident like this, the TARDIS took you here, at that exact moment on purpose," said Rose seriously.
"Why would it do that?" asked Ten rhetorically.
"How should I know?" exclaimed Rose defensively.
"I wasn't asking you," said Ten.
The TARDIS doors closed and locked and started to take off. They all looked around, panic stricken. They finally landed and Rose was the first one out the door, then Ten, and last Nine.
"Where are we?" asked Rose.
They looked around the modern looking city. The people around them were human and the architecture was 21st century based. They walked around and suddenly, a man with a red, cylinder shaped hat and a bowtie ran past with a red haired woman and a blondish man.
"We were supposed to see that," said Nine.
They all started running toward them and shouting at them. The three people turned. The man in the red hat and bowtie screamed when he saw them.
"Doctor, who are they?" asked the red haired girl in a Scottish accent.
"They're my past…" he said eerily.
"Wait, you're The Doctor?" asked Rose, out of breath.
"Yes I am," said The Eleventh Doctor.
"Wait, what year is it?" asked Rose.
"2012," answered the blonde man.
"Sorry, who are you?" asked Ten.
"These are the Ponds, Amy and Rory," answered Eleven. He looked over at the TARDIS and ran inside. Amy, Rory, Rose, Ten, and Nine followed.
"Doctor, this is a different TARDIS," said Rory.
"No it's not, this is definitely mine, just an older version," explained Eleven.
The TARDIS lurched and then took off once more.
"Wait, you can't all be here, it's a paradox!" shouted Rose over the noise.
"Exactly, the question is, why are we not dead yet? What's keeping the paradox at bay?" asked Ten eerily.
The TARDIS landed and they all rushed out. In front of them was a restaurant called "Speedy's." Next to it was a door to a flat, 221B Baker Street.