DOUBLES FOR EVERYONE!
How I wish I were responsible for this…
He never raised his voice. That was the worst thing. ‘The fury of the Time Lord’. And then we discovered why. Why this Doctor, who’d fought with Gods and Demons, why he’d run away from us, and hidden.
He was being kind.
He wrapped my father in unbreakable chains, forged in the heart of a dwarf star.
He tricked my mother into the event horizon of a collapsing galaxy. To be imprisoned there… forever.
He still visits my sister, once a year, every year. I wonder if one day he might forgive her, but there she is. Can you see her? He trapped her inside a mirror.
Every mirror. If ever you look at your reflection, and see something move behind you, just for a second. That’s her. That’s always her.
As for me I was suspended in time. And the Doctor put me to work, standing over the fields of England as their protector.
We wanted to live forever.
So the Doctor made sure that we did.
I always get a little bit scared when I see things move in the mirror now…. and in Night Terrors I was actually relieved when one of the dolls appeared instead of the little girl. Just sayin.