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25 May 2007 @ 09:55 pm
 
New York City. Vworp. Early 21st century. Vworp. Tall buildings, streets flooded with cars, sidewalks bustling with people, parks, stores, musicals, and a blue box. Vworp.

It seemed counter-intuitive that an old British police box could appear anywhere in the city of New York and not be noticed, but that was exactly what happened. Not in front of everyone, of course--people couldn't just ignore something appearing out of nowhere with that much noise. But the TARDIS appeared, nevertheless.

The Doctor also went unnoticed, most of the time, especially on Earth. He came striding out of an alley (where the TARDIS decided was a good place to land) with a look of concentration on his face.

It was downright irritating sometimes, when the TARDIS and her knack for finding odd quirks in the timestream made him end up wherever and whenever, especially when that was not where and when he was going. All he had been doing was nipping out to the TARDIS to get away from the smothering domestics of the Tyler residence, the Powell Estate, London, by his watch a few months prior to the current date. He'd just gone to check something, just one thing, just have one minute without Jackie and Jack meeting and hitting constantly on each other, without Mickey coming around and making things slightly awkward with Rose, when the TARDIS decided that something was wrong that he desperately needed to fix.

He could've gone back. He would. Later.

It hadn't been too long by his watch since he'd last come here to meet Peter Petrelli on an abandoned rooftop for no real reason other than to just talk. They'd spent around three days, three normal Earth days, living in the city like halfway normal people. A mini-vacation, the Doctor figured. He deserved at least some respite.

But now there was something wrong. He didn't know what--had no way of knowing at the moment. So obviously his best option was to seek out anything out of the ordinary. Too bad 'out of the ordinary' things were all too common in New York. Perhaps he should find Peter.
 
 
 
Peter Petrelli: BW hat smilemybrothershadow on May 26th, 2007 02:39 am (UTC)
Peter was walking down the sidewalk with a cup of coffee. He didn't have anywhere to go but he'd spent most of the morning working on his powers and he needed a break. He planned on wandering around the city, drinking his coffee and not thinking about anything.

He was surprised to see The Doctor walking down the same side walk. He stopped and glanced around. "Hey! Doctor," he called out, threading his way through the people on the sidewalk. "Nice to see you. Surprised but nice."
The Doctor: smileninth_doctor on May 26th, 2007 02:49 am (UTC)
Speak of the devil, sometimes he had the best luck (or best coincidences, depending on one's point of view). He couldn't help but grin. "Peter! Fancy running into you soon as I get here. I didn't really expect to be back, not this soon, but it's good to see you again. Always good. Right, er...this might sound a bit weird, but you're used to that by now. Straight to the point, then--has something been going on? Something weirder than normal, something bad, something...well, off."

Or maybe he'd missed all the fun and just had to fix up some collateral damage. Honestly, what did that bloody ship of his think he could do this time? "I'm only asking because I'm not really supposed to be here. Though I might as well stay a bit, make sure things are all right."
Peter Petrelli: Beautiful Disastermybrothershadow on May 26th, 2007 03:22 am (UTC)
Peter furrowed his brow. "Well...yeah. I mean...how long have you got? I don't remember how much I filled you in on what was going in my life last time you were here or anything. Weird how?"
The Doctorninth_doctor on May 26th, 2007 03:40 am (UTC)
"As much time as I need. Time and space machine, remember?" Weird how--that was a good question. "Weird as in...okay, here, let's go to something more general and better understood. Is there anything going on that you've noticed that might cause something quite like the end of the world to happen? Something that might cause something bad beyond bad? I don't know, the TARDIS never tells me what's the matter, just takes me to where the problem is. I'll figure it out sooner or later." He always did.

And since he always did, if something on the scale of Very Bad was going on, he was bound to stumble on it very soon. He wrapped an arm around Peter's shoulders and led him down the street (no, he didn't have a destination, but that didn't matter). "What I mean to say is, we know you've got these special abilities--that makes life weird enough as it is, especially since there are a lot of others that can do amazing things. That already makes this situation, whatever it is, highly volatile and delicate. Whatever's going on, I'm going to try and stop it so that people don't get enslaved or die or all sorts of nasty endings. Think for me, Peter; have you noticed anyone acting off? Anyone disappearing? Anything at all you can think of? And d'you have some change for a hot dog? I'm starving, and I wouldn't trust any of my lives with Jackie's cooking."
Peter Petrelli: Breakdown (exploding)mybrothershadow on May 26th, 2007 04:04 am (UTC)
"Yeah, I've got cash," Peter told The Doctor as they walked down the street. He glanced over at the Doctor. "Well...I've got these visions...precognitive. In them...I explode...take a good deal of New York City with me."

He paused. "That the kind of weird you're talking about?"
The Doctorninth_doctor on May 26th, 2007 04:53 am (UTC)
"Well, it's a start." Wasn't really what he was looking for, but a start nevertheless. "How d'you know it's all precog? I mean, could be anything causing 'em. How can you be sure it's the future you're seeing? And remember, even if you are, it's only a possible future."
Peter Petrelli: Pretty Explosion (the boys)mybrothershadow on May 30th, 2007 02:19 am (UTC)
"Well...I don't know that they're precog," Peter admitted. "However, some of the dreams I've had like them before have come true. I'm kind of counting on it being only a possible future. I don't want to explode and I certainly don't want to take half of New York City with me."
The Doctorninth_doctor on May 30th, 2007 08:27 pm (UTC)
"You don't have to do anything you don't want to," the Doctor assured. "Just 'cause you see it happenin' in your head doesn't necessarily mean it'll come true, even if some of the stuff has. Sometimes it really does just come down to luck, chance, and coincidence. Time could take a different turn at any moment, and one of these things could happen. Or, it could decide to twist off in another fashion and turn into something completely different. Usually something has to initiate that change, though." He took a good look at Peter, sizing him up. "You're really worried about this, aren't you?"