17 year old Leigh’s life changes for the better when she meets a man from a different universe and begins her journey in Paris, 1920.
Episode 1 – The Journey Begins
In a town the North East Of England in 2016, two figures were watching Red Dwarf a sci fi show that they recently had found on the Internet on the computer. One of them was a female human around her late teens, the other figure was her dog. The human was called Leigh and she was 17 years old and the dog was called Sasha. Leigh lost her dad when she was younger and was allowed to get Sasha when she was 12 years old by her mum. Leigh had a mixed life at school but still did well but now was stuck on where should would go in the future. Both of them also have a interest in Doctor Who where it’s about a character called The Doctor who travels around in his box called the TARDIS with his friends. Sasha was barking when she saw a character called the Cat appear on screen. Leigh was a brown brunette and was in a numbered T-Shirt. Leigh looked to Sasha and said, “Why do you hate the Cat?” Sasha looks at her and does the usual shrug. Suddenly, the two figures heard a noise squeaking and saw a light flashing. Leigh knew what it was and gasped, “It’s him, he is real!” They went to the window and spotted a man with grey hair in a burgundy long jacket and a grey waistcoat and white shirt. He spoke with a Scottish accent. Leigh made Sasha comfy and closed the doors and locked the house door as she went out. Leigh asked, “Are you ok, Sir?” The man looked at her with kind eyes. He replied,” Yeah, do you know where we are?” “North East Of England in 2017,” Leigh replied, “Is that your vehicle?” Gesturing towards the 1963 police telephone box staring in front of her. “Yeah, my home, she’s called the TARDIS! Time and relative dimensions in space,” he told the young girl in front of him,”I am called the Doctor, you are?” She introduced herself by saying, “My name is Leigh. Very honoured to meet you!” He smiled at the girl. He did a wink in a gentleman way. Leigh asked, “Can I see inside?” The Doctor was stunned and replied, “Yeah, come along! It’s called the TARDIS which means Time and Relative Dimension In Space” Leigh smiled as she followed the Doctor to the TARDIS. As soon as the Doctor opened the door, Leigh stared at the inside and says, “It’s bigger on the inside!” Leigh was mesmerised by the lights and sounds and explored the control panel. The Doctor turned and asked, “Fancy a quick adventure and what?” Leigh thought and imagined the places but they had to choose one for now. Leigh replied, “Yes, please! Let’s visit a fancy restaurant and dress up in formal wear!” The Doctor winked at Leigh and pulled the lever and they were off.
Leigh looked around the console and saw her new best friend who is really older operate a ship. The Doctor walked over and said, “You need to change into some period clothing.” Leigh listened to the directions and headed off not knowing the Doctor was smilingly at her. An hour later, Leigh returned to the console room in a black short sleeved dress with black boots and a black bag. She heard a familiar voice as it said, “You look great in that dress tonight!” Leigh turned and saw the Doctor in a dinner suit with a grey handkerchief hidden in his right pocket of his dinner jacket with a black ribbon type of tie. He rasped, “Before you ask, this is how wear it!” Leigh smiles at her new friend. “It doesn’t matter, I prefer you in this actually,” Leigh replied in a flirtatious way. He winked at took the hand of the young girl and kisses it! The Doctor says, “I was thinking Paris in the year 1920 for dinner. Is that OK?” Leigh nodded with a smile. The Doctor set the coordinates and pulled the levers and set off. Minutes later, the TARDIS landed. Leigh was nervous as she dreamt about everything. The girl walked to the door and waited as the Doctor joined her and opened the door. Leigh walked out first and saw her surroundings of Paris! The Doctor joined her and saw a smile on the young girls face. Leigh said in a shocked voice, “Its magical! It’s like a fairytale in my eyes!” The starlight reflected onto the dress. The Doctor asked whilst offering his arm, “Shall we go to the restaurant?” Leigh nodded her head and grabbed his arm and they head off into the city. They saw other people doing stuff like them. Leigh told the Doctor of her previous Paris experience, “I have been once but that was cause we couldn’t get home on a plane so we had to get the train back home.” The Doctor felt sad for her as she had to get home a different way. “How did you have get the train?” he asked Leigh. Leigh explained that an Icelandic volcano had erupted and flights had to be cancelled so she had to stay in France for another week.They arrived at a restaurant near the Eiffel Tower. The Doctor helped Leigh to her seat and sat opposite her, “This is great, a bit romantic,” the young girl said. They talked and ate French food for a few hours.
After dinner, they headed to the Eiffel Tower hand in hand and took the stairs to the highest floor and looked out into the beautiful scenery. “The whole of Paris,” The Doctor said in a magical voice. Leigh had seen this on TV and felt like she was on TV! She asked, “Are you always like this?” The Doctor glanced at her with ease. He replied, “Only with good ones!” The glimmering starlight glistened around them. “Doctor, if it’s alright, can I stay for bit travelling with you?” asked Leigh. She knew she had the chance to ask now so why not. The Doctor smiled at her. He told Leigh, “Yeah, need a bit of company! Of course Leigh, for however long you want.” They stood and admired the view for an hour before the Doctor led Leigh back to the TARDIS. Leigh felt overwhelmed and knew she had to compose herself as he asked her, “ Where do you want to go?” Leigh thought and had the greatest idea of where to go. “Red Dwarf which is in the future after the accident as the crew were killed, only 4 remain. We need to avoid that disaster which went on for millions of years,” Leigh replied. The Doctor smiled and pressed that lever. Leigh’s adventures were going to get better.
Next episode: The Boys from Dwarf
The Doctor and Leigh land on Red Dwarf where they meet the 4 members of the Red Dwarf posse but the adventure is only going to begin for two of them.
Author: Leigh Craddock