"Throughout the centuries, mankind has searched for the secret of eternal youth. I have found it. No more, no less than endless life and beauty. I can hold back time."
Professor Ysabelle Givenchy is the queen of the cosmetic industry, the woman who "turned cosmetics from something that made you look good and attracted guys into a whirl of chemicals and liposomes". She's a drop-dead gorgeous lady with a penchant for dresses bordering on the indecent.
She is also eighty-two years old.
But one woman's dream turns sour for the entire universe when three students raiding her labs to free bunny rabbits unwittingly meddle with the most dangerous of machines. As time fragments, the Time Lords stand impotently by - how did they not forsee this cataclysm? Why are the most infamous of renegades returning to Gallifrey?
And will there be any survivors from Experiment IV?
This is another round-robin story featuring the 8th Doctor and Grace.
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