IC-Ep 2-Making the Rounds(Phyllis Cruckshank only)

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-Making the Rounds(Phyllis Cruckshank only)

Postby Mr. Handy » Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:31 am

"Yes, she left earlier this morning," said Doris. "It was shortly after she received a visit from a gentleman and a woman. I've never seen them before, but the bloke was quite posh. I've only got the one sweater, I'm afraid, wool being in short supply. If you'll excuse me, I'll go fetch it for you."
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Making the Rounds(Phyllis Cruckshank only)

Postby aine » Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:26 pm

Phyllis gets ready and waits for Doris to come back. "What a super sweater, Doris, it"s a lovely shade of mauve. Can you remember what the lady was like? Nice clothes?"
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Making the Rounds(Phyllis Cruckshank only)

Postby Mr. Handy » Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:08 pm

"Nice enough," said Doris when she returned with the sweater. She went on to describe them both. The woman's description matched that of Anna Jerkins, and the gentleman could only have been Lord Rufus Colville.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Making the Rounds(Phyllis Cruckshank only)

Postby aine » Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:37 pm

Phyllis gives Maggie a knowing look. "Well, thank you very much, Doris; you've been so kind. I do so hope that Mrs Steadman senior isn't the dangerous escaped patient that the authorities are looking for; that would be very worrying for you, living next door." She heads towards the front door adjusting her hat. "If you need us for anything please don't hesitate to send a message to the W.I or the church at ..... (She gives the addresses of both places) and we'll come as soon as we can." Phyllis places the mauve sweater carefully in her bag and shakes hands with Doris.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Making the Rounds(Phyllis Cruckshank only)

Postby Mr. Handy » Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:25 am

"You're quite welcome," said Doris, returning the handshake. "It isn't Major Steadman's mother, though, it's his wife's. Her name's not Steadman, it's Exeter, same as the daughter's maiden name. Catherine Exeter." She gasps when she realizes something. "Wait, did you say dangerous escaped patient? You mean she could be on the loose? That might have been her I saw this morning?"
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Making the Rounds(Phyllis Cruckshank only)

Postby aine » Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:30 am

Phyllis looks grave. "Well, I'm not sure but I spoke to one of the hospital staff last night who said that she had escaped. She was in hospital for a good reason; she's not a stable lady and it's not good news if you saw her around here. I think it's best if we alert the authorities straight away, quietly so as not to cause alarm of course. Maybe you could stay vigilant, Doris, and Maggie and I will return as soon as we can to check everything is alright still."

She heads out the door but turns just before walking down the steps. "So she didn't change her name to Steadman when she married the major? How odd. And the daughter took her name, not her father's? Odder still. How old would you say the major and his daughter are?"

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I'm a bit confused about the family relations of the Steadmans/Exeters. Is it of relevence that the women keep the maiden name? Is Catherine the mother and the escaped looney? I know it was discussed back at the church but I can't find the details in the thread. Thanks!
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Making the Rounds(Phyllis Cruckshank only)

Postby Mr. Handy » Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:47 pm

"Oh, dear!" gasped Doris when Phyllis told her about the escape. "Yes, you're quite right. The authorities must be told. I think you misunderstood. Madeline is the one who married the major, and she changed her name from Exeter to Steadman. Her mother is Catherine Exeter. She never remarried after her husband died."

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Madeline Steadman nee Exeter is the daughter, who is married to Major James Steadman. Catherine Exeter, the escaped loony, is her mother.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Making the Rounds(Phyllis Cruckshank only)

Postby aine » Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:03 pm

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All is revealed! Thank you.


Phyllis and Maggie bid farewell and hurry down the steps. Phyllis is about to trot down the street when she turns, "It can't do any harm; let's just knock, I'm sure there's nobody in though." And she walks quickly up to the Steadmans' door and raps the knocker whilst scanning the front of the house.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Making the Rounds(Phyllis Cruckshank only)

Postby Mr. Handy » Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:56 pm

There was no response to the knock and no sign of anyone within the house.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Making the Rounds(Phyllis Cruckshank only)

Postby aine » Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:24 pm

Phyllis waits for a moment and then says, "lets go down to the main road and hopefully catch a No.43 back to the church, see if anyone is there and then continue to the hospital and let them know about Mrs Steadman." She bustles quickly down the street.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Making the Rounds(Phyllis Cruckshank only)

Postby Mr. Handy » Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:14 pm

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It will probably be a short while longer before I can get you back to the church, as I'm waiting for a new player to join us whose character will be there. There may also be other characters from other threads returning there, depending on how quickly they finish.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Making the Rounds(Phyllis Cruckshank only)

Postby aine » Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:06 pm

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We could visit the hospital first? But I'm also happy to wait: whatever fits best.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Making the Rounds(Phyllis Cruckshank only)

Postby Mr. Handy » Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:18 am

Spoiler:
You shouldn't change your plans based on that. I should be able to get you back to the church by this weekend. It'll be late afternoon by the time you get there (you've spent time going to other houses in the neighborhood, but nobody knew anything that Doris didn't already tell you.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Making the Rounds(Phyllis Cruckshank only)

Postby Mr. Handy » Sun May 06, 2018 9:54 pm

Phyllis and Maggie, having finished their survey of the neighborhood, made their way back to St. James's Church. At several of the other houses, there had been no answer to their knocks, and when there had been people home, nobody else had been able to tell them anything they hadn't already learned from Doris.

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Phyllis is moving to the thread linked below:

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