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Discussion in 'Hogsmeade Village' started by Rose Tyler, Dec 22, 2017.

  1. Rose Tyler

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    Year 7
    23rd December, Winter

    @Amy Pond, @Clara Oswald

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    This past month had been a wild ride, and Rose had no plans to slow down. Initially, she'd been pretty freaked, as she imagined anyone would be after being dragged from their bed in the middle of the night by mysterious vines. They -- whoever it was -- had pulled her here, and left Rose in a world she'd never known. Not even The Doctor had mentioned Pandora, but with billions of planets in the sky, it would almost impossible to know them all. A tiny part of her realised she was only in this particular village to distract herself from the sickening feeling of loneliness and deep rooted panic that settled quite comfortably in the pit of her stomach. She had no friends, no real home, no source of income and was trapped in yet another world with no way out. And yet, in Hogsmeade, everything else seemed to melt away.

    Rose supposed she was more equipped for this experience than most; she'd landed in many parallel worlds and visited many planets over the years. But she'd always had some kind of plan, some kind of reason for being there and she'd never been alone, not really. But this village, Hogsmeade, was one of the most beautiful places she'd ever visited. It seemed to have a life of it's own, away from the rest of Pandora, and had appeared overnight, or at least that's what the local new was telling her. Snow was atop every building and a warm, friendly atmosphere filled the busy streets as Rose explored.

    Christmas was Rose's favourite time of year but it had never been quite so tough. It was the season for being with the people she loved; her family, her friends. The Doctor. But none of them were here. Rose had never felt more alone, and so apart from the rest of the festivities.

    Her hazel eyes became alive with wonder as she peered inside a nearby shop window. There was chocolate of all shapes and sizes in there, some were even moving on their own! The blonde came to a stop, her nose almost pressed up against the window before she realised what she was doing. Hastily taking a step back, Rose turned on her tail and walked toward the doorway, when someone suddenly called out her name.

    No one had called her name like that in weeks, as if they knew her, but it wasn't a voice she recognised. Who was it?

     
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  2. Amy Pond

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    Finding that The Doctor was alive and well had taken the edge off Amy’s grief over losing two of the people who meant the most to her here. Another plus was that this incarnation of The Doctor was a future one, so it meant he survived and would likely live for a long time. But the other source of her sadness remained; Rose. A companion like her, Rose had been strong, brave and had never backed down in the face of danger, especially if it meant protecting the ones she loved. But she had paid the ultimate price for the above, and Amy was left with the tragic knowledge that there was no way to bring her friend back. She wasn’t even sure if people killed in Pandora return home, despite that people disappeared all the time.

    She’d tried to distract herself in the past month, which was why she was out today in Hogsmeade, a new village that had somehow popped up in Pandora. It was pretty and whimsical, the sort of Christmassy place you’d want to go to if you wanted to forget all of your troubles. Normally, Amy would have enjoyed somewhere like this, but with all that had happened, it was hardly a surprise this setting didn’t appeal to her at the minute.
    Tugging her scarf tighter around her neck, the redhead stuck her hands in her jacket pockets as she walked past a few shops with brief interest. There was a place selling chocolate across from her and Amy could see some blonde woman peering into the window with awe. She smiled sadly; the hair colour reminded her so much of Rose. And then, the impossible seemed to happen. As the woman turned away from the window and headed for the door, Amy managed to get a good look at her face.

    It…it was her! How was this happening?

    “Rose!” Amy shouted out before she could stop herself. Not wanting the blonde to get away, the redhead soon raced to her side, both elation and shock on her face. “Rose…how…how are you here?” She said breathlessly as she got closer to her, at a loss for words. Amy almost reached to hug her, but stopped, as though afraid that Rose would disappear into thin air at her touch.
     
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  3. Clara Oswald

    Clara Oswald Doctor Who

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    Clara walked slowly through the snowy village, arms crossed against the cold. She didn't have a goal, or even a reason to be there, other than that it was something to do. This whole place felt paper thin to Clara. Even the other people who passed seemed as mirages. None of this mattered to her- it was just a beautiful cage. If she were dead, that's all it would ever be. And if it were real, then she needed to leave. Find her Doctor.

    She didn't know why she came to this place called Hogsmeade, but after a bit of wandering around, she was glad that she did.

    The redhead and blonde women drew her eye before she could process why. And then, when she saw their faces, she knew. She didn't know their names, but she knew their faces. And she was pretty certain she knew where she'd seen them.

    She approached, eyes narrowed slightly as she looked between the two women. "Sorry, it's just... You two know the Doctor, don't you?"

     
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  4. Rose Tyler

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    Rose's face opened with bewilderment as a girl around her own age called her name and barrelled head first toward her. She was a tall, pretty redhead and Rose racked her brains, trying to remember when they'd met and who she was. Someone from school? Had she forgotten someone? No way. If she had, Rose felt awful, especially as the girl seemed so happy to see her. Feeling immensely guilty, she gazed at the redhead with a slightly blank, doe-eyed expression.

    There were two options here. Either Rose winged it and pretended to know this woman, or she could just tell her the truth and admit she'd forgotten. Rose was certain they'd never met before, but that didn't make any sense and it was more than obvious that this girl did know her. Swallowing hard, Rose shifted on the spot and hoped she wouldn't end up with a slap in the face when another suddenly approached.

    The next girl was also pretty, but petite and brunette, and Rose thought they'd look quite a team if they ever went out on the town together. The redhead, the brunette and the blonde. But that moment of madness was quickly extinguished when the brunette spoke next. The Doctor. The colour in Rose's cheeks paled and she took a slight step back from both of them. "Oh, you gotta be kidding me," she replied with a shaky laugh. This was a joke, yeah? Or some kind of trick? She glanced at the redhead. "You... You know The Doctor too?"

    It was a hesitant question, but also one full of senseless hope. It stupidly hadn't even occurred to her that their connection could be The Doctor. Had they met on one of their travels? Or maybe it was from a time Rose hadn't experienced yet... Did this girl know The Doctor, or The Doctor she now lived with?

     
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  5. Amy Pond

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    When Rose didn’t immediately reply, and showed no signs of recognising her, Amy’s elation gave way to concern. What was going on here? Then she remembered many months ago, when she’d first got here, how Rose had known her and acted as though they were friends. Had a version of Rose been pulled back to Pandora? Now that Amy looked at her properly, she could see there were some differences in her appearance; she was still young, but there were subtle clues that she'd aged, such as her hair. Before she could think of anything to say, another woman appeared, a brunette...with a familiar face...

    Clara! She hadn’t seen her since her first day in Pandora, when she’d somehow wandered into her diner-that-was-really-a-TARDIS. From her tone, Amy could guess she was in the same situation as Rose. But what puzzled the redhead was that this Clara also seemed to also recognise them too, despite her tone. This day was weird, even by her standards.

    She sighed as Rose backed slightly away from the two, colour draining from her face. Amy didn’t want to leave both of them in the dark, so got straight to the point. “Yeah, we both do. And I know who the two of you are; Rose Tyler and Clara Oswald. We’ve all travelled with The Doctor at some point; both of you were in Pandora before. I met you on my first day here.” She then turned to Clara, the question from before coming back to her, “How do you know who we are, though?” She gestured to herself and Rose.
     
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  6. Clara Oswald

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    Well, this was weirder than Clara had been thinking it would, and she hadn't had high expectations.

    Apparently the blonde didn't know either of them- and the redhead knew them both. Clara tilted her head a bit, eyebrows scrunching together at her. "I... don't think so. I've only been here for a short while." She glanced between the two women, then. Rose Tyler. "I know because I travelled with him also. And I saw parts of his past." Her lips parted, ready to launch into an explanation, but stopped herself short.

    She instead lifted an eyebrow, after the brief pause. "It's a bit of a long story, the how part." Then, she took a breath, something like hope fluttering around her insides. "Is he here?"

     
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  7. Rose Tyler

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    The redhead took a second look at Rose, the exhilaration quickly draining from her face. It slowly dawned upon Rose that there could've been another version of herself here, just as she'd read about in the welcome sheets at The Shelter. They'd warned newcomers that this could sometimes happen. Timelines were in a state of flux, and everyone was from a different point in time. Nothing was linear. This planet seemed to work outside the whole continuum of space and time, and Rose wondered vaguely if The Doctor had ever come across it before.

    The Doctor.

    It was always The Doctor. Rose's eyebrows jolted upwards as her name was repeated back at her, and she looked to the floor, trying to make sense of all this. She'd met this woman before. They were friends. Rose felt a peculiar sense of guilt for not knowing her, though she was relieved to find she wasn't losing her mind or forgetting people completely. Clara Oswald. Rose looked at the tiny brunette and then the tall, leggy redhead beside her, taking them both in one by one. She could see it now. They were both his type, and all three of them seemed to possess a similar kind of spunk.

    "What's your name?" She asked her old/new redheaded friend and glanced to Clara as she stopped herself short. She'd seen his past; what did that mean? Whatever it was, Rose imagined it would be something complicated and scientific and was not surprised when she said it was a long story. She exhaled a short sort of laugh, knowing exactly what she meant. "I..." Rose looked to the floor again, not wanting to diminish the hope that had flashed up in Clara's eyes. "I haven't seen him." Rose looked to her right, realising the redhead hadn't answered. A strange looked flitted across her face. "...Have you?"

     
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  8. Amy Pond

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    Okay. Perhaps going the direct route hadn’t been all that great of an idea, given the two women’s reactions, but Amy would rather have got this out in the open now and not leave everyone confused. Clara hadn’t been in Pandora that long, either, as she’d thought. Rose asked her name and Amy felt a pang of sadness at her ‘friend’ asking that question.

    “I’m Amy, Amy Pond.” She too wondered what Clara meant by having seen The Doctor’s past; she knew her and Rory weren’t the first people he’d travelled with, but for the brunette to have actually seen his timeline or whatever it was she was trying to say…the only other person who came close to knowing him like that was River. Since she’d never had any closure to that part of her life, it was still hard to think about.

    She had hesitated as both of them waited for her answer. “I…I have.” Amy finally said, having trouble describing her meeting with The Doctor to them. But hey, they’d already had one lot of confusing news today, and if they were anything like her, surprises should be an everyday thing by now. “He’s in Pandora Town, owns a shop.” It was something that basically screamed “The Doctor,” being full of odd bits and pieces. She had met Rose’s Doctor, before he had disappeared, but she couldn’t remember if the old Clara had mentioned the appearance of hers. “He looks different now – a lot older, grey hair...” He’d at least grown out of his bow-tie wearing stage, something she didn’t miss, apart from being able to tease him about it. It was still difficult seeing him so much older, even if he technically was age wise.
     
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  9. Clara Oswald

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    Clara's eyes widened. A smile touched her lips. He was here.

    She nodded at Amy's description. "That sounds like my Doctor. When I first knew him, he was young, with the bowtie thing," she replied, made a gesture at her neck where one would sit. "Now he's gone old. Plays guitar. Says he doesn't like hugs, but we know that's not true." After a moment, her grin widened further. "Well, this is brilliant! He must have the TARDIS. We can go home." She looked between the women, expecting their reactions to be, likewise, excited.

    Her smile took on a bit of a quirk. "This place can't have anything that could go against the Doctor and three of his companions, right?"

     
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