Chapter 4

The Rings of Akhaten, Part 1

Sophie's P.O.V

For today's adventure, the Doctor has taken us to the Rings of Akhaten because Clara requested that we all take her somewhere awesome.

It is amazing just wandering through this alien market; I have always enjoyed exploring other cultures, especially since I spent a month in India last year. This place is very crowded, probably because it is the Festival of Offerings.

A young girl just ran past me and then 2 men asked me if I had seen the Queen of Years, excuse me for putting two and two together.

I found her, the young girl, she needs to hide, but I don't know her name.

Rory's P.O.V

I really like doing this, wandering through a market holding the Doctor's hand. It feels so very domesticated; like normal couples do then again we are having a baby. I don't think that thought has quite registered in my brain yet because I still can't believe I'm pregnant! It's amazing!

Sophie and Clara have gone wandering so we need to find them. Sophie will be okay because that is how she is but Clara has never left Earth before so we need to find her. Desperately.

About 5 minutes later we found Clara who had just been wandering around on her own but we still have no idea where Sophie has disappeared to, like I said though, she will be fine on her own for a little while as she has been travelling with the Doctor since she was 5 years old, considering Sophie is 13 now, she will know what to do.

Sophie's P.O.V

"Who are you?" I asked the young girl,

"I'm Merry. Merry Gejelh." She replied.

"Well then Merry, why are you hiding?" I asked.

"Why do you care?" Merry questioned.

"Because I want to help you." I replied honestly.

"I'm the Queen of Years; they chose me when I was a baby. The day that the last Queen of Years died." She explained.

"So what are you scared of?" I asked.

"Getting it wrong."

"You mean the song you have to sing?"


"I'm not going to act like an adult and say that there is no way you will get it wrong but it is highly unlikely that you will. As the Queen of years you know every chronicle, every legend, every poem and every song. That's impressive." I stated.

"But that doesn't stop me being scared." She told me.

"Everyone gets scared when they are little. I used to be scared that I would get lost and then one day I did. We were in a huge shopping centre and I couldn't find my dad or brother anywhere."

"What happened then?" Merry asked.

"They found me again, I was only 4 at the time. Then we all went back home and watched T.V and ate Ice-Cream. In the end it was one of the best days of my life." I finished.