IC-Ep 3-Amateur Burglars(Archie/Benjamin)

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 3-Amateur Burglars(Archie/Benjamin)

Postby Pastiche » Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:31 am

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Re: IC-Ep 3-Amateur Burglars(Archie/Benjamin)

Postby Mr. Handy » Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:41 pm

The alley was as deserted as it had been when they had arrived. By setting the door in its frame, Archie and Benjamin were able to make sure that it didn't look the slightest bit out of the ordinary. Nobody would know there was anything amiss with it until trying to open it.
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Re: IC-Ep 3-Amateur Burglars(Archie/Benjamin)

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Re: IC-Ep 3-Amateur Burglars(Archie/Benjamin)

Postby Snapper » Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:01 am

Archie nods, satisfied with their work. "Right, Benjamin, I think we should make best time back to the sanitarium. We can show the others what we've found. I suppose we head for the tube but keep an eye out for a taxi."

OOC:   I'm not sure what became of the famous London cabs with petrol rationing. If Archie can see a cab, he'll hail it. He can afford it.  
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Re: IC-Ep 3-Amateur Burglars(Archie/Benjamin)

Postby Pastiche » Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:03 am

"Yes, let's go back as soon as we can!"
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Re: IC-Ep 3-Amateur Burglars(Archie/Benjamin)

Postby Mr. Handy » Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:29 pm

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Cabs will be few and far between under the circumstances, so the Tube is probably your best bet, but Benjamin can roll Luck again to see if one can be found.
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Re: IC-Ep 3-Amateur Burglars(Archie/Benjamin)

Postby Pastiche » Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:05 am

Benjamin started looking around for a cab.

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Re: IC-Ep 3-Amateur Burglars(Archie/Benjamin)

Postby Mr. Handy » Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:22 pm

Archie and Benjamin were in luck. When they reached Queensway, they saw a black cab pulled up alongside the curb not far from the Tube station entrance. The driver was a young woman with black hair and a friendly smile. "Hop in, gents!" she said. "Where to?"
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Re: IC-Ep 3-Amateur Burglars(Archie/Benjamin)

Postby Snapper » Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:48 pm

Archie gives the driver a friendly nod. "Maxwell's sanitarium if you please old son."
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Re: IC-Ep 3-Amateur Burglars(Archie/Benjamin)

Postby Mr. Handy » Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:40 pm

The cabbie guffawed. "I'm neither old nor anyone's son," she said, "but all right." She pulled out once the two men got in and headed east on Queensway.

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Re: IC-Ep 3-Amateur Burglars(Archie/Benjamin)

Postby Snapper » Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:57 am

Archie laughs. "I do beg your pardon young lady. I was in a world of my own and I'm still used to taxi drivers being generally, ah, men. Please forgive my lack of attention. I don't know where we should be if so many young women were not prepared to start taking on these hard jobs as the men head off to serve."
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Re: IC-Ep 3-Amateur Burglars(Archie/Benjamin)

Postby Mr. Handy » Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:04 am

"Quite all right, sir," said the female cabbie, "and thank you. I'm rather suited to the job. My father's a cabbie too, and he taught me the Knowledge. The name's Rebecca Hanson."
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Re: IC-Ep 3-Amateur Burglars(Archie/Benjamin)

Postby Snapper » Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:45 am

"Delighted to meet you Miss Hanson. Archie Pennyfeather, navy chaplain, at your service. Of course, we've all heard of the famous 'knowledge' that taxi drivers must have. You should be very proud to have achieved that."
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Re: IC-Ep 3-Amateur Burglars(Archie/Benjamin)

Postby Mr. Handy » Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:04 am

"Likewise," said Rebecca. "It isn't easy. I do have an advantage though. I've always had an excellent memory, which is essential for this job. Especially this week. You never know which streets are going to be blocked off by craters or UXBs from the night before. I always have to prepared to find the best alternate route."
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Re: IC-Ep 3-Amateur Burglars(Archie/Benjamin)

Postby Snapper » Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:33 am

Archie nods. "Well, I think you're very brave and clever."

He pauses and thinks for a moment, before going on in a 'making conversation' tone. "Tell me, as a matter of interest, what's the strangest sight you've encountered on the streets in the last few weeks? I imagine you've seen a great deal since the blitz started."
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Re: IC-Ep 3-Amateur Burglars(Archie/Benjamin)

Postby Mr. Handy » Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:35 pm

"Thank you kindly," said Rebecca. "The strangest sight? Well, yesterday morning I saw a parachute stuck on a lamppost. At first I had to wonder if maybe a parachutist or a downed pilot had dropped in, but then I saw it had an unexploded mine attached to it. Had it struck the ground or a building nearby it would have gone off. Sheer luck, I suppose. Well, I drove away right quick, found the nearest phone booth, and called it in."
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Re: IC-Ep 3-Amateur Burglars(Archie/Benjamin)

Postby Snapper » Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:50 am

Archie shakes his head. "Heaven forfend! Demonstrating my point about your bravery though. Well, all taxi drivers shall be added to my evening prayers now."

Archie lapses into a meditative silence. A moment later, he turns to Benjamin. "I say old boy, let's have a quick look through that notebook you found. We have a little bit of time."
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Re: IC-Ep 3-Amateur Burglars(Archie/Benjamin)

Postby Pastiche » Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:02 am

"Here it is again. Probably most important is the meeting at Liverpool Street Station with Madeline at 6 tonight. Something about 'a last chance', so it must be important..."
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Re: IC-Ep 3-Amateur Burglars(Archie/Benjamin)

Postby Snapper » Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:18 am

OOC:   Are there earlier entries in the notebook? If so, Archie and Benjamin could quickly flick through them looking for anything unusual.  
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Re: IC-Ep 3-Amateur Burglars(Archie/Benjamin)

Postby Mr. Handy » Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:55 pm

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The other entries in the appointment book for the past few days included meetings at the RAF base with other officers and similar evening meetings with Madeline.
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