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(4) - Official 4th Timeline starts here!
by sarahjanesmth (sarahjanesmth)
at June 1st, 2005 (06:39 am)

Sarah Jane stretched out in her beach chair and adjusted her bikini as the sun shone down on her skin from the bright, blue, California sky. After back-to-back dealings with Sontarans, Daleks, and Cybermen, she insisted to the Doctor that they take time for a brief holiday jaunt. Time, Sarah thought, with a wry smile. How archaic the notion of time actually was when you've travelled through the boundries of time and space.

Which is what brought them here...to Venice Beach, California, 1975. Sarah had always wanted to see California (at least once), and she was determined to finally get a tan...one could really pick up a pale pallor traipsing about in the TARDIS for weeks, months on end.

Sarah could make out Oil rigs in the distance...and from what she knew about the region, Venice Beach was heavily drilled for oil in the 1930's...to the point that it supplanted amusements and left the beaches in disrepair. But it was a short lived boom, and since then, The ecology had far improved, according to the Doctor.

Speaking of that, Sarah thought, as she sat up and craned her neck to the left, to view her travelling companion, who was sitting under a beach umbrella in his deck chair, still wearing his now-customary hat, scarf, and long coat...and looking more than slightly ridiculous on a warm sunny Californian beach.

"Don't you think you should shed some of those layers if you want to get some color? Or is "pale of death" the customary skin tone for all Time Lords back home on Gallifrey?"


Posted by: The Fourth Doctor (fourthdoctor)
Posted at: June 2nd, 2005 05:32 am (UTC)

The Doctor looked up and encountered the brim of his hat, and then pushed it back to peer up at the umbrella. "As a matter of fact, it is. I think some of them are rather proud of their ivory-tower complexions."

Posted by: sarahjanesmth (sarahjanesmth)
Posted at: June 3rd, 2005 01:08 pm (UTC)
Sarah smile

Sarah laughed and replied, "From what I know of them, that's not the only place an Ivory Tower's run up them."

She sat up and looked about the beach and wondered where Harry had run off to. He'd made himself inconspicuous almost from the minute they'd hit the beach. Sarah picked up the small handheld telescope of the Doctor's that he carried in his nebulous pockets from where he had laid it down on her towel and scanned the beach. After several minutes, she soon made discovery of Harry, arm-in-arm in the company of two immodest bikini-clad California blondes strolling far down the other end of the beach.

Sarah Jane looked away with profound irritation. "Oooooh!!! Typical MAN!"

Then something else caught her eye from another direction. There were a collection of vehicles on the beach, and from this distance, what looked to be military soldiers. Sarah brought the scope back up to her eye for a better look, and was able to make out the familiar U.N.I.T. logo on the side of the jeeps, and the uniforms of the men. What would U.N.I.T. be doing all the way out here, of all places?, Sarah thought.

"Doctor, here, come take a look at this!" Sarah said, as she handed him the telescope.

Posted by: harrysullivan (harrysullivan)
Posted at: June 8th, 2005 05:13 am (UTC)

After leaving his company, Harry strolled up to where Sarah and the doctor were sitting. "Hello there, doctor, Sarah...Some sort of commotion happening on the beach over there. Wonder what's it's all about."

Posted by: The Fourth Doctor (fourthdoctor)
Posted at: June 9th, 2005 03:17 am (UTC)

The Doctor was peering through the telescope with a delighted grin on his face. The grin lost only a few watts as he lowered the scope and said, "I was hoping the Brigadier had finally decided to go on holiday, but I don't think that's it."

Posted by: harrysullivan (harrysullivan)
Posted at: June 9th, 2005 03:57 am (UTC)

"The Brigadier? Here? In California? What on earth could he be up to? I say, they're not far. Why don't we go up and see what's going on?"

Posted by: sarahjanesmth (sarahjanesmth)
Posted at: June 9th, 2005 04:16 am (UTC)

Sarah sighed deeply, and stood up as she slipped a tank top on over her bikini, then tied on her long sarong. "Well, I can think of one more person that won't be getting a tan today..."

She gestured down towards the UNIT troops, and looked at the Doctor and Harry.

"Shall we?"

Posted by: harrysullivan (harrysullivan)
Posted at: June 9th, 2005 04:25 am (UTC)

"Right behind you, old girl."

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