It was well after lights off at Pucklechurch prison but Stephen still lay quite awake on his bed staring at the ceiling of the cell. Tears rolled down his face as he thought of the day that had been. Next to him on the bed lay a stack of carefully cut out crossword puzzles that his mother had brought with her earlier that day.
He had closed his eyes for a moment when he heard the strangest sound that made him spring up from the bed. In the corner of the cell appeared out of thin air a bright blue object, it appeared then vanished and then appeared again as if it was blinking in and out of reality itself before taking solid form.
He smiled as the object reminded him of a childhood show he loved and assumed he must be dreaming.
The door opened from what he now knew was a blue police box and out came a young man and a woman with red hair. As Stephen stared quite speechless, (which was quite unusual for him), the woman asked the man "where are we?" the man, who was dressed in a brown suit with a red bow-tie, looked around and answered "don't know, lets ask him" now looking straight into the blue eyes of the still staring Stephen. "Hello" said the man stretching out his hand for a good shake, "I am the doctor and this", he pointed with his free hand to the woman, "is Amy, could you be so kind to let me know where we are?"
"Um", said Stephen, who tried hard to regain control of his vocal cords, "the.. the.. the doctor as in the doctor doctor?" He asked, hoping he was making some kind of sense. "Ah you've heard of me!" spoke the doctor who seemed to be so pleased with this as a child who just been given his favourite kind of candy, "now where are we?"
Before Stephen could answer Amy suddenly stood before him and yelled "OMG you are Stephen Fry!" then turned to the Doctor and yelled again "he is Stephen Fry!" as if she could not believe that it really was him. Stephen was so startled by this that he suddenly found his words again and said, "yes I am, have we met?" "Nooo" answered Amy "I've never been so lucky well until now of course but I know you, as everyone knows you naturally." Before she had taken a breath to say more the doctor stepped in, "careful Amy, he looks very young". Amy understood what the doctor meant, the Stephen before her looked more like a boy than a man and she asked quickly "how old are you? 20?" "Just 18" answered Stephen who was getting quite confused by the couple before him. The doctor looked around the cell now and lightened up as if the solution to a difficult problem had just hit him over the head, "of course!" he shouted out. "These are your prison days" he said to Stephen, "these are his prison days" he repeated to Amy as if she couldn't have heard him the first time. "Coool" answered Amy who now picked up the puzzles that still laid on his bed. "Look" she said holding them up for the doctor to see, "the crosswords that his mum cut out".
Stephens eyes filled with tears again seeing the little stack, the doctor patted him on his back like an old friend would do and asked "Hard day?" In answer Stephen just nodded, sniffing back a sob.
Now the doctor stood right before him, resting one hand on his shoulder and looking him straight into his eyes. "You might not know it but you will be brilliant, I promise" he said. Something in his voice made Stephen truly take to heart the words he spoke and dimly smiled a smile that was answered with a wider and warmer one on the doctor's face.
Then the doctor snapped his fingers that opened the blue doors of the box and said joyfully "Amy, we are leaving". "Why?" asked Amy, but the doctor just gestured to the open door which worked as if it were an order to get in and both walked into the box and closed the door behind them.
The blue police box vanished as it had appeared Leaving Stephen behind with a smile on his face.
In the tardis Amy could not resist to ask her doctor, "what will become of him, I mean in my future?"
The doctor smiled and said "on his 100th birthday the queen came over for tea and spoke the legendary words 'will this suffice Mr. Fry or do I need to bring back the telegram service for the occasion?'. That is all the sneak peek you get Amy Pond".
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