River: CurvesMature

I watched in understanding as the TARDIS dematerialised, leaving me and Bellona on the planet with a worrying noise getting closer.

"He just left us!" Bellona was shouting. That was the one part of the plan that I wasn't happy with: getting stuck with the newbie.

"Yes, but there's something we can do here. That's why we're here." I started walking, heading in the direction of the smoke that had to be coming from the pirate's ship.

"Well are you going to tell me what's going on?" She had grabbed me on the shoulder and was eager for answers. Oh she has so much to learn.

I shook my head, pointing at the smoke. "That way." I carried on walking, running my fingers through my hair, the sand scratching my scalp.

"Yes, but why? I don't want to go over there." She stopped walking. I screwed my face up, pulling out a little toy that the Doctor had given to me. I flipped the switch on the little device and picked up the pace slightly. I aimed the laser coming from the end at Bellona's feet and let out a laugh.

The planet shreiked with a burst of sand exploding from around her feet. As it raised and covered her in a spiral of sand, I laughed, flipping the switch again.

"Planning on staying put?" I asked with a chuckle.

"What did you do?" She was furious.

"Scare you into action." I looked her straight in the eye, trying to figure out how she would react.

"What?" She seemed flustered by my honesty. "Why?"

"Sharp learning curve." I explained. "Normally we'd let you slowly get used to the concept of nasty things happening to you but when my daughter gets kidnapped by the same people that kidnapped me, we simply don't have the time."

"Oh." She was taken aback. "Right."

"You coming?" I didn't even look at her, deciding to keep moving.

"How did you do it?" She ran to catch up with me.

"Sonic disruption of the planet. Since it's sentient and all, we can make it react." I handed her the device, making sure to turn it off first.

She played with it in her hands, turning it over. "Do I get any answers now?"

I smiled. This one was good. She wasn't going to give up. We reached the top of the final dune and looked down the the craft. I smiled and waved down, blowing a kiss to the person stood in the doorway. Bellona gave me a funny look which didn't bother me.

We both ran down the dune, both eager to get to them.

"Who is it?" She asked.

I simply laughed, letting myself slide on the sand. I immediately regretted it, falling onto my back. Bellona offered me her hand but it was too late.

"Well that was silly, wasn't it?" He was laughing. Typical. I simply looked at Bellona's face - it started off as a confused look, then I could see that she recognised the voice but couldn't quite place it.

"And the penny drops." I said with glee as a shocked look appeared on her face.

She turned to face the man who was right next to us now.

"Oh I am so confused."

I just laughed.

"How long has it been for you?" I asked.

"A couple of days." He explained. "Don't worry - she's safe."

The Doctor helped me up and so I rewarded him with a hug. "Good to see you again, sweetie."

"I am so incredibly confused." Bellona looked as if she was about to faint.

"Wibbly wobbly." He explained.

"Timey wimey." I finished.

The End

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