The Doctor looked around and saw that he had landed in the lower regions of New New London in 4037 A.D., glass buildings towering hundreds of miles above him with space crafts flying around in the pale blue sky. The alley he had stepped out into was filthy and looked no different than that of Earth a thousand or so years earlier.
The TARDIS had explained to him telepathically explained to him that, after Idris' body had disintegrated into nothing but atoms, she had saved those atoms and restored them and placed the woman back where house had taken her from and wiped her memory of the whole thing.
"Well, better get a move on." he muttered to himself. He began to follow the route the TARDIS had planted in his brain. A few streets over and around a few corners sat a rusty looking apartment complex, its walls Grey and stained with various mystery liquids and littered with trash and unfriendly looking gentlemen in Victorian clothing. The Doctor stood there and stared at the place with disgust.
"Really couldn't have put her in a better situation, could you, ole girl," he mumbled. He felt the machine's disgruntled and rude response before carrying on.
Just as he was about to go up to the door to ask about Idris, the woman herself came wandering out, wearing the same tattered party dress with her wild dark curls in a half up-do, looking just as he remembered her. She carried with her a single dirty brown suitcase and a scowl on her pretty, pale face.
Without hesitation, the Doctor blocking her path and grinned like a mad man, which at this point, there was no denying he was.
She regarded him with a glare and heavy suspicion. "I don't know who you are," she started slowly. "but whatever it is you're after, I just got kicked out of my flat for not being able to pay rent so you might as well threaten someone worth threatening."
He continued to grin madly at her and without showing any sign he heard her, wrapped his arms around her in a tight hug.
Idris cried out and struggled against him. The Doctor quickly released her and regarded with all sincerity. "Sorry, didn't mean to upset you just-" his face broke out in another toothy grin. "just really glad to have found you..."
Giving him a worried and somewhat fearful glance, she went around him and continued walking. "Wait!" he called and quickly caught up with her, again standing in her path.
"If you need a place to stay, I'd be glad to-", "Oh, I bet you would!" she scoffed, offended, and tried to dodge around him, but he blocked her, holding his arms out as if to hug her and she took a step back.
"No, really, I just want to help you," The Doctor bowed stood up straight, catching bot hands behind his back. "I'm the Doctor."
As soon as he finished, Idris' eyes widened and she stuttered in amazement "T-T-The D-Doctor?" He nodded. "Yes, and I've come to take you to see the stars." he said, sweeping his hand in a dramatic motion.
Shaking her head in disbelief, she continued to stare at him in awe. Oh, yes, she had heard the many stories of the mad man in his blue box, the savior of worlds, The Oncoming Storm. she almost made a run for it, sure if he were there for any reason just for her that it couldn't possibly be a good done, when he gently grasped her hand and pulled her close to him.
The Doctor sighed. "I know it may seem a bit far fetched, that you're asking yourself, 'Why me?'," Idris refused to think he had just read her mind. "but the truth is, I've been traveling alone as of late and I just can't handle the universe on my own. And, as unfathomable as it may seem, I want you to come away with me, to go on adventures with, to show the entire universe to. To share the past, present, and future."
She was sure she was holding her breath, she felt light headed and dizzy. This can't be happening, she thought furiously, yet wished so much for it be true.
Idris looked up into his dark Green eyes and instantly, and, admittedly foolishly, trusted him.
She gave him curt nod and he grinned, certain that she didn't see the wickedness behind it.
"Well, come along, then," the Doctor said cheerfully and began to pull her to the TARDIS. Idris followed happily, knowing this was the day that would change her life forever.
Coming to stop in front of the blue box, she stared at it, breathless. "So... this is the... the blue box?" she questioned. He nodded. "Wait until you see the inside," with that he threw the doors open and gently shoved her inside.
Idris didn't hear the doors lock behind him.
A/N: In case any of you were wondering about the Victorian clothes in the year 4037, I got it from 'A Good Man Goes to War' where they show the Doctor picking up Strax and the people were all wearing Victorian clothes in the same year. If you have any insight to that, let me know, because I'm actually curious. Reviews are love!
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