The Doctor smiled gently at her. "It's not too much to ask, is it? I know a place where we can stay, one of the few places in the universe where I can really relax."
After so much chaos and drama, the Doctor has finally kept a promise to his companions and taken them on holiday. While he's messing around on trains, Nyssa and Tegan take advantage of a lazy morning idyll to bask in the glow of their new romance.
Then the box arrives. Before anyone knows it, Time and Space begin to twist as the intelligence within begins manipulating them for its own perverse entertainment until the Doctor is confronted with a future that technically speaking isn't his.
Something which can also be said for the son calling for his help, trying to win back his Independence...
This is the first round-robin story featuring the 5th Doctor, Nyssa & Tegan. This story takes place between The Exiled Ones and Snakedance.
Certain characters in this story (mentioning no names) may be copyright the BBC, and/or Fox, and/or Virgin Publishing. Each chapter is © its author, as credited below.