IC-Ep 2-Among the Few(Elizabeth/John)

London, 1940: The world is engulfed in the flames of war, and now the war has come to Great Britain's capital. German bombers rain death and destruction upon the blacked-out city, but what other terrors lurk unseen in the darkness? The Time Lord, his companions, and a handful of London's inhabitants doing their bit may be the only ones who can avert disaster.

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Re: IC-Ep 2-Among the Few(Elizabeth/John)

Postby DrPeterson » Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:33 pm

John coughs and looks at Elizabeth with a panicked smile.

He reasserts himself and says:
"Well, yes, uhm, that's not exactly what we came here for, sir..."

John shapes up, never being one to postpone bad news.
"Elizabeth was present at the warehouse I landed night the other night, as was the German airman talking about the...uhm, creature. When we rummaged around the debris, we found the remains of a woman there, alongside her purse which contained her diary. I'm afraid Nell Murrow is dead, sir. I'm very sorry. She mentions you fondly in it, that's why we came to you."
"He said we were all cooked but we were all right as long as we did not know it. We were all cooked. The thing was not to recognize it."
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Among the Few(Elizabeth/John)

Postby yockenthwaite » Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:59 pm

Elizabeth smiles warmly as Major Steadman welcomes her but looks more serious as John tells him about Nell. She waits nervously, hoping that the officer takes the news well. She waits to see how he reacts before possibly saying more herself.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Among the Few(Elizabeth/John)

Postby Mr. Handy » Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:17 am

Major Steadman raised an eyebrow. "She...mentioned me?" he asked.

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Re: IC-Ep 2-Among the Few(Elizabeth/John)

Postby yockenthwaite » Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:10 am

Elizabeth rolls Psychology (stat 47%)
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Among the Few(Elizabeth/John)

Postby DrPeterson » Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:39 pm

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"Yes, in her journal, she mentioned you in her journal. Are you all right, sir?"
"He said we were all cooked but we were all right as long as we did not know it. We were all cooked. The thing was not to recognize it."
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Among the Few(Elizabeth/John)

Postby Mr. Handy » Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:01 pm

"Yes, yes, I'm all right," said the major. "I'm just surprised to hear this. I only met her once, and I hadn't realized I'd made such an impression on her. Too many people died in last night's raid, but we'll make Jerry pay for each and every one of them."

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Major Steadman did indeed seem surprised to hear this news, though it was hard to say exactly what surprised him. He had also twitched when he'd said that he'd only met Nell once. That probably wasn't true.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Among the Few(Elizabeth/John)

Postby yockenthwaite » Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:31 am

"We don't think she was killed in the air raid Major," says Elizabeth carefully. "But probably sometime before it. I'm really sorry, but it looked like some kind of animal attack. The medics are conducting a post mortem to try to find out what happened to her."
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Among the Few(Elizabeth/John)

Postby DrPeterson » Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:35 am

"We had her taken to St. Bart's Hospital instead of to the police morgue. It seemed more...well, more proper.", John interjects.
"He said we were all cooked but we were all right as long as we did not know it. We were all cooked. The thing was not to recognize it."
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Among the Few(Elizabeth/John)

Postby yockenthwaite » Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:31 am

Elizabeth nods as John speaks, still trying to work out what the Major's reactions are telling them.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Among the Few(Elizabeth/John)

Postby Mr. Handy » Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:17 am

"Yes, it's good that you did that," said the major. "The raid started around five in the afternoon yesterday, which means she had to have been killed in daylight. It's certainly a shame that this had to happen, but at least she did not have to endure the bombing too."

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Re: IC-Ep 2-Among the Few(Elizabeth/John)

Postby DrPeterson » Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:57 pm

"Somehow I doubt that was the greater mercy, sir."
John frowns a sorrowful brow.
"Would you maybe know what she would have been doing there, major? That wasn't the nicest side of town for a lady to be."
"He said we were all cooked but we were all right as long as we did not know it. We were all cooked. The thing was not to recognize it."
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Among the Few(Elizabeth/John)

Postby Mr. Handy » Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:42 pm

"I imagine she was in the East End because that's where she lived," said Major Steadman. "She had a Cockney accent, I recall."
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Among the Few(Elizabeth/John)

Postby yockenthwaite » Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:55 am

"I suppose the most likely explanation is that she was killed by chance, by being in the wrong place at the wrong time, especially if it was an animal attack," says Elizabeth thoughtfully. "But is there anything you know that might be relevant sir? I wonder if she had any special fears, or concerns. Though I gather you didn't know her well ..."
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Among the Few(Elizabeth/John)

Postby Mr. Handy » Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:41 pm

"No, I didn't," said Major Steadman. "I'm sorry, I can't think of anything. She didn't say anything about that to me."
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Among the Few(Elizabeth/John)

Postby DrPeterson » Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:25 am

John clears his throat.

"I understand your discretion, sir, and I respect it, that's why we came to you in person. But the thing is, witnesses have it that you were with her yesterday. If you can tell us anything, anything at all that could be useful, we might get to the bottom of what happened to her."
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Among the Few(Elizabeth/John)

Postby yockenthwaite » Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:03 pm

Elizabeth waits to see what the Major says, holding her hands together. She hopes that John's plea will encourage him to be more forthcoming.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Among the Few(Elizabeth/John)

Postby Mr. Handy » Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:25 am

"Witnesses?" said Major Steadman. "What witnesses are these, and what exactly did they say? There must be some mistake. Surely you mean two days ago, not yesterday."

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Re: IC-Ep 2-Among the Few(Elizabeth/John)

Postby DrPeterson » Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:20 pm

OOC:   OOC: I'm just waiting a bit for Yock, in case she might want to intervene. The bombing and Nell's death, and the testimony of the landlady are about last night, right? Or am I confused?  
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Among the Few(Elizabeth/John)

Postby Mr. Handy » Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:28 am

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Nell died last night, which was the first night that London was bombed. Nell's last diary entry was for September 6, two days ago, which is when she first met "Jimmy." The landlady did say to Phyllis that she told her she had a date with an RAF officer last night. The landlady never met him, but she did report Nell describing him as handsome and walking with a limp. The assumption is that he's the same man.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Among the Few(Elizabeth/John)

Postby yockenthwaite » Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:45 pm

"Are you alright Major?" asks Elizabeth. "You seem rather alarmed."
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