The Whimper

"That's it?"

"You didn't sense it?" His disbelief at her ennui was palpable, the signals, despite their non-tech source, clear.

"The temporary reality inversion. Yes, I noticed." She paused. "Was there anything else?"

A hand went to the tangle of hair. "No. No, I... Never mind." He turned away, stepping lightly from one water-spattered concrete stepping stone to another. Compassion permitted herself a smirk.

The Doctor suddenly whirled, and she wiped her face free of expression just in time. "London!" he exclaimed. "Yes; I'll show you London, Millennium 2000 Eve. Come on!"

She hid another smile and followed.

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