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The Secret TimeLady

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We were up in the flat and i sat on the armrest of the chair the Doctor was on as we watched the news. It would be all good and fine if it wasn't for the fact that mum invited all her friends into the flat and now the place is crowded.

"Big Ben destroyed as UFO crash lands in Central London. Police reinforcements are drafted in from across the country to control widespread panic, looting, and civil disturbance. A state of national emergency has been declared. Tom Hitchinson is at the scene. The Reporter on the telly said before switching to Hitchinson.

"The police are urging the public not to panic. There's a helpline number on the screen right now if you're worried about friends or family." Hitchinson said before the Doctor changed the channel to another news station.

"The military are on the lookout for more spaceships. Until then, all flights in North American air space have been grounded." Woman news reported stated from the other station before the Doctor went back to Hitchinson.

" The army is sending divers into the wreck of the spaceship. No one knows what they're going to find." Hitchinson said before again the Doctor changed the channel back to the woman.

" The President will address the nation live from the White House, but the Secretary-General has asked that people watch the skies." The woman on the news said before brought out a mug of tea for her friend, Rose and I but not the Doctor.

"I've got no choice," Mum said as i sipped my tea.

"You two broke your mother's heart." Mum's friend told us.

"I'm not going to make him welcome," Mum said as I passed my mug to the Doctor who drank a bit of it before passing it back to me.

"I cradled her in my arms." The friend spoke again as I rolled my eyes.

"Oi, I'm trying to listen." The Doctor told the two before turning back to the telly

"They've found a body. It's unconfirmed. But I'm being told a body has been found in the wreckage. A body of non-terrestrial origins. It's being brought ashore." Hitchinson said. "A body of some sort has been found inside the wreckage of the spacecraft."

"Oh guessed who asked me out? Billy Crewe." Mum told her friends as i sighed in annoyance as i tried to listen by leaning closer to the telly.

"Brought to the nearest shore. Unconfirmed reports say that the body is of extra-terrestrial origin. An extraordinary event unfolding here live here in Central London. The body is being transferred to a secure unit mortuary, the whereabouts are yet unknown. The roads in Central London are being-" We are cut off by a baking channel and in surprise, I turn to look back at the Doctor who is wresting the remote from the hands of a toddler. I chuckled as I moved back to my previous position and took the child off the Doctor's lap.

"Hello, sweetheart. Do you want to give the remote to me?" I asked the toddler as I tickled him causing him to laugh as he gave me the remote which I gave to the Doctor with a smile as he gave me a grateful look as he turned the channel back to the news as I put the toddler back on the floor to go back to his mother.

"How you are you so good with kids?" The Doctor asked me.

"I don't know just am I guess." I replied with a grin as I turned back to the news.

" Albion Hospital. We still don't know whether it's alive or dead. Whitehall is denying everything. But the body has been brought here, Albion Hospital. The road's closed off. It's the closest to the river. I'm being told that General Asquith is now entering the hospital. The building's been evacuated. The patients have been moved out onto the streets. The police still won't confirm the presence of an alien body contained inside those walls." Hitchinson spoke. I felt the Doctor tap my leg and he beckoned me to follow him as he stood him and I did. As we were leaving Rose spoke from behind us.

"And where do you two think you're going?" Rose asked.

"wouldn't you like to know?" I asked her with a cheeky grin.

"Nowhere. It's just a bit human in there for me. History just happened and they're talking about where you can buy dodgy top-up cards for half price. I'm off on a wander, that's all." The Doctor told her.

"Right and you are taking Nicole? A human." Rose said looking smug with herself.

"Yeah, but I'm weird so call it me being a more entertaining human if you will," I said with a smirk.

"Oh yeah. There's a spaceship on the Thames and you're just wandering?" Rose asked us with a roll of her eyes.

"Nothing to do with me. It's not an invasion. That was a genuine crash landing. The angle of descent, the color of smoke, everything. It's perfect." The Doctor said.

"So?" Rose asked.

"So maybe this is it. First contact. The day mankind officially comes into contact with an alien race. I'm not interfering because you've got to handle this on your own. That's when the human race finally grows up. Just this morning you were all tiny and small and made of clay. Now you can expand. You don't need me. Go and celebrate history. Spend some time with your mum." The Doctor said.

"While you have Nicole?" Rose asked still suspicious.

"Rose I just saw tons of aliens a little while ago and besides mum is more concerned about you disappearing again not me. So if you don't mind I'm going to go on a walk with the Doctor. Just a harmless walk." I told her.

"Promise you won't disappear?" Rose directed the question at the Doctor.

"Relax i have Nicole i can't leave with her without you. She will probably kick me in the shin again." The doctor said but Rose looked unimpressed with his answer. " Tell you what. Tardis key. It's about time you had one. See you later." The Doctor said as he handed her a Tardis Key before he took my hand and dragged me with him to the Tardis as we left Rose behind with a smile on her face. As we got to the Tardis and walked in the Doctor started her up and i heard yelling.

"Oh no come on let's go hurry up," I told the Doctor as i realized it was Mickey calling our names right as the Tardis dematerializes.

"What was it?" The Doctor asks as he starts hammering away at the console.

"I heard Mickey calling us." I laughed before taking the hammer out of his hands.

"Ah then yeah i understand the urgency." He smiled. We soon landed the Tardis and when i oped the door i realized there were a few things in front of us and i had to squeeze past the crates.

"You should really work on your parking skills," I told him as he followed me out and locked the door.

"Yeah, yeah." He said as he soniced open another door. The contents in the room made me freeze right next to the Doctor.

"Aw man. Come on really," I complained as the room of marines pointed their guns at us as the Doctor smiled at them. We soon heard someone scream and the doctor grabbed my hand before we started running with the marines following us.

"Defense plan delta! Come on. Move! Move!" the Doctor shouted at them as we ran to where we heard the scream. We found the lady who screamed. She turned out to be a Doctor and was cowering behind her desk.

"It's alive." She told us in shock.

"Spread out. Tell the perimeter it's a lockdown." I told the marines behind us but they just stood there.

"Do it!" The Doctor yelled and they ran off.

"i swear it was dead." The lady told us.

"Coma, shock, hibernation, anything. What does it look like?" the Doctor asked her before we heard something clatter.

"It's still here," I said as the doctor called over a marine to watch the lady while we crept to where the noise came from. I look behind the counter with the Doctor and we see a pig wearing a spacesuit.

"hello" The Doctor greeted before it squealed and ran off.

"Don't shoot!" I yelled at the marine as he raised his weapon and I ran out following it with the Doctor behind me. I rounded the corner when the Marine in the corridor shot the pig. "What did you do that for!?" I yelled as i dropped next to the animal.'

"It was scared." The Doctor told the man who shot the creature as i tried to soothe the dying animal. We got the pig back to the Doctor lady who i found out is named Sato.

"I just assumed that's what aliens look like, but you're saying it's an ordinary pig from Earth?" She asked me and the Doctor.

"More like a mermaid. Victorian showmen used to draw the crowds by taking the skull of a cat, gluing it to a fish and calling it a mermaid. Now someone's taken a pig, opened up it's brain, stuck bits on, then they've strapped it in that ship and made it dive-bomb." The Doctor told her.

"It must've been terrified. They've taken this animal and turned it into a joke." I said angrily before walking off. "Hopefully you will get us back to the estate in the right time era." i joked.

"you are never going to let that go are you?" The Doctor asked me while i laughed. After we parked I Opened the door to the Tardis and saw Rose.

"She Noticed," I told the Doctor as Rose walked in Followed by Mickey and Mum.

" All right, so I lied. I went and had a look. But the whole crash landing's a fake. I thought so. Just too perfect. I mean, hitting Big Ben. Come on, so I thought let's go and have a look-" The Doctor is cut off by Rose.

"My mum's here." She said as i tried to hide behind the Doctor.

"I see you Nicole Memphis Tyler!" Mum yelled.

"Oh, that's just what I need. Don't you dare make this place domestic." The Doctor told her.

"You ruined my life, Doctor. They thought they were dead. I was a murder suspect because of you." Mickey told the Doctor while i came out from hiding behind him.

"You see what I mean? Domestic." the Doctor told me.

"I bet you don't even remember my name," Mickey said. And the Doctor looked at me.

"Rickey," I whispered to him.

"Rickey." The Doctor said confidently while I started laughing.

"It's Mickey," Mickey argued. But the Doctor stuck with my joke.

"No, it's not. It's Rickey." He said making me laugh harder while he smiled.

" I think I know my own name," Mickey said angrily.

"You think you know your own name? How stupid are you?" The Doctor asked while i clutched him as i doubled over in laughter at how annoyed Mickey was getting.

"Mum, don't! Don't go anywhere. Don't start a fight!" Rose called as she followed mum out of the Tardis. After a while, she came back in but without mum and by then i was finished with my laughing fit.

"That was a real spaceship?" Rose asked.

"Yup." I said popping the "p".

"So it's all a pack of lies? What is it, then? Are they invading?" Rose asked confused as we looked at the Doctor.

" Funny way to invade, putting the world on red alert," Mickey said.

"Good point! So, what're they up to?" The Doctor asked before he started to work on the console some more. Rose and Mickey began talking while i helped the Doctor.

"So, what're you doing down there?" Mickey asked as he stared at the doctor who was on the floor working.

"Rickey." The Doctor started.

"Mickey." Mickey corrected.

"Ricky. If I was to tell you what I was doing to the controls of my frankly magnificent time ship, would you even begin to understand?" The Doctor asked him.

"I suppose not," Mickey revealed.

"Then Shut up." The Doctor said as i chuckled.

"Got it! Ha, ha! Patched in the radar, looped it back twelve hours so we can follow the flight of that spaceship. Here we go. Hold on. Come on." The Doctor exclaimed as he stood up and i looked at the trajectory on the monitor.

"That's the spaceship on its way to Earth, see? Except. Hold on. See? The spaceship did a slingshot around the Earth before it landed." I explained as i pointed stuff out for Rose and Mickey.

"What does that mean?" Rose asked me.

"It means it came from Earth in the first place. It went up and came back down. Whoever those aliens are, they haven't just arrived, they've been here for a while. The question is, what have they been doing?" I explained before questioning the aliens.

"How come you understand all this?" Mickey asked as Rose nodded along to his question just as confused.

"I told you all before. I'm clever." I said with a sigh as the Doctor chuckled at my exasperation. Rose and Mickey started flipping through the channels on the monitor.

"How many channels do you get?" Mickey asked.

"The basic package," I responded for the Doctor.

"You get sports channel," Mickey asked as the Doctor took over flipping the channels.

"yes, i get the football. Hold on I know that lot." The Doctor said as he stopped on a channel.

"It is looking likely that the Government's bringing in alien specialists - those people who have devoted their lives to studying outer space." The lady on the news spoke.

" UNIT. United Nations Intelligence Taskforce." The Doctor explained.

"Good people," I said while the Doctor threw me a questioning look while i looked at him confused.

"How do you know them?" Rose asked ignoring my comment.

"'Cos he's worked for them. Oh yeah, don't think I sat on my backside for twelve months, Doctor. I read up on you. You look deep enough on the Internet or in the history books, and there's his name, followed by a list of the dead." Mickey said.

"That's nice. Good boy, Ricky." The Doctor said while i smirked.

"If you know them, why don't you go and help?" Rose asked him.

"They wouldn't recognize him," I said.

"Nicole's right, I've changed a lot since the old days. Besides, the world's on a knife-edge. There's aliens out there and fake aliens. We want to keep this alien out of the mix. I'm going undercover. And er, I'd better keep the Tardis out of sight. Ricky, you've got a car. You can do some driving." The Doctor said.

"Where to?" Mickey asked.

"The roads are clearing. Let's go and have a look at that spaceship." I said with a grin. As we stepped out of the Tardis though a spotlight shone down at us from a helicopter.

"Do not move! Step away from the box and raise your hands above your heads." The police from the helicopter spoke.

"Rose! Nicole!" Mum yelled before a soldier grabbed her and I saw Mickey dart behind some dustbins.

"Raise your hands above your head. You are under arrest." The police told us.

"Take us to your leader." The Doctor said with a grin while i laughed. They soon led us to a car where we got into the back seat. The Doctor to my left and Rose to my right as I was in the middle.

"This is a bit posh. If I knew it was going to be like this, being arrested, I would have done it years ago." Rose said as i chuckled.

"We're not being arrested, we're being escorted," I told her as the Doctor nodded.

"Where to?" Rose asked.

"Where'd you think? Downing Street." The Doctor told her.

"You're kidding?" She asked in shock.

"I'm not." He replied with a smile.

"10 Downing street?" Rose asked.

"That's the one," I told her.

"Oh, my God. I'm going to 10 Downing Street? How come?" She asked after getting over her slight shock.

"I hate to say it, but Mickey was right. Over the years I've visited this planet a lot of times, and I've been, er, noticed." The Doctor told us.

"You called him Mickey." I pointed out with a laugh while he rolled his eyes.

"Now they need you?" Rose asked.

" Like it said on the news. They're gathering experts in alien knowledge. And who's the biggest expert of the lot?" I asked her.

" Patrick Moore?" She asked with a grin.

"Apart from Him." The Doctor said.

"Oh, don't you just love it," I said.

" I'm telling you. Lloyd George, he used to drink me under the table. Who's the Prime Minister now?" He asked us and I shrugged my shoulders.

"How should I know? I missed a year." I answered. we soon pulled up outside 10 Downing street. The Doctor posed for the cameras with me beside him laughing as Rose gasped.

"Oh my god," Rose said in shock as we walked in a man came up to the Doctor and handed him a badge.

"Here's your ID card. I'm sorry, your companions don't have clearance." He said.

" I don't go anywhere without them." The Doctor said.

"You're the code nine, not them. I'm sorry, Doctor. It is the Doctor, isn't it? They'll have to stay outside." The man said.

"They are staying with me." The Doctor argued.

" Look, even I don't have clearance to go in there. I can't let them in and that's a fact." The man sighed. I rolled my eyes before I pulled out my wallet that held my I.D.

"Nicole Memphis Tyler. Head scientist for UNIT." I explained as I showed him my I.D ignoring the looks the Doctor and Rose were giving me.

"Miss Tyler! We weren't sure you were coming we heard that you were missing." He exclaimed in surprise.

"Yes well I'm back now ain't I" I responded.

"Yes miss you are. I apologize but we don't have a badge for you." He said.

"that's alright I don't need it," I said with a shrug of my shoulders as I put my wallet away.

"I still can't let your other companion in sir." The man said.

" It's all right. You two go." Rose told us.

" Excuse me. Are you the Doctor?" A woman asked him as she walked up.

"Sure." The Doctor replied.

" Not now. We're busy. Can't you go home?" The man asked her annoyed.

" I just need a word in private." She said.

"I suppose so. Don't get into any trouble." The Doctor told Rose before we waled off.

"Head scientist of UNIT?" The Doctor asked me in surprise.

"What? I told you I was clever." I defended myself with a smirk. We reached the room where all the experts were the man in charge started to talk. While the Doctor and I flipped through the files.

"Now, ladies and gentlemen, if I could have your attention, please. As you can see from the summaries in front of you, the ship had one porcine occupant." The man said.

"Of course, the really interesting bit happened three days ago, see, filed away under Any Other Business. The North Sea. A satellite detected a signal, a little blip of radiation, at one hundred fathoms, like there's something down there. You were just about to investigate and the next thing you know, this happens. Spaceships, pigs, massive diversion. From what?" The Doctor asked. "If aliens fake an alien crash and an alien pilot, what do they get?"

"Us. They get us." I said in surprise as i caught on. "It's not a diversion, it's a trap."

"This is all about us. Alien experts. The only people with knowledge on how to fight them gathered together in one room." The Doctor explained before the man up front farted and I looked up in disgust.

" Excuse me, do you mind not farting while I'm saving the world?" The Doctor said.

"Would you rather silent but deadly?" He asked with a chuckle while i scoff before noticing the other man starts to unzip his forehead and a blue light fills the room and an alien starts to wriggle out of him.

"We are the Slitheen." He says.

"You have got to be kidding me," I say in shock.