River: Twists and TurnsMature

We were all out of the ship in a flash, eager to know where the arrow had come from.

"Who are you?" A local asked, his bow still raised.

"Travellers." The Doctor answered, smiling.

"We're nice people." Donna said, joining in with the smiling. I saw him reach for his quiver, raising my gun.

"Don't try anything." I said with a smirk. "Where are we?"

"Don't know." The Doctor answered, looking at me in frustration.

"Wasn't asking you." I shot him a look of contempt but when my eyes returned to our assailant, he had run off.

"Are they going to try to kill us?" Jenny asked, clearly not used to the past. Donna nodded, helping me try to figure out where he had gone. We had landed in a clearing in what looked like a medieval settlement. In front of us was a large castle, the stone walls towering over us. But something looked wrong. The tower at the top of the castle was jutting out at a weird angle.

"That isn't right, is it?" I asked as I pointed upwards. The tower had been built diagonally with a long corridor extending from near the top of the castle. The others nodded in agreement, especially when the surface seemed to glisten as the sun hit it.

"Investigate?" The Doctor asked, running off.

"So much running." Donna hissed. Jenny simply beamed the smile she had clearly inherited from her father. A variant of the smile Sere has.

"It must be the different bodies." I muttered under my breath. We followed the others through what looked like a marketplace. I waved off old women as they tried to sell their produce, barring my way. I noticed Jenny catch up with Donna in the distance but they had lost him. He never changes.

That was when I felt something press into my back. It felt familiar and that made me laugh; it did worry me that I was getting used to things like this but I loved my life with the Doctor too much to care. It was a gun, very futuristic for where we had landed.

"You are going to come with me." The owner of the gun instructed, pushing it into my back. He directed me behind a stall, his voice barking orders every few seconds. I opened a door and found myself in a spaceship. It was rather dark and I could barely see my hand in front of my face, but it was definitely a spaceship. Something was very wrong.

"What is this place?" I asked innocently.

"This is my ship." The man explained. As he spoke, the room lit up. I couldn't believe my eyes.

"Who... Who are you?" I asked.

"I go by many names but I am best known as the Monk. That's what the Doctor calls me anyway. He is here I take it." I spun and looked at the man; he was relatively old, much older than the Doctor, either of them for that matter.

"And this is..."

He chuckled. "Yes, my dear. This is my TARDIS."

The End

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