In Which

The Pandorica Opens

In Which…

The Pandorica Opens


"Pond, I wouldn't touch that," the Doctor said, pulling Amy away from the large cube. Amy frowned.

"Why not?" she asked, eyebrows furrowed.

"This is the Pandorica. But, how is that possible? I thought it was a myth," he trailed off, a confused yet dreamy look on his face.

"Not a myth, sweetie," River said and the Doctor reached up, running a hand over the metal box. Something inside it moved.

"Inside this box, there's the most dangerous being in the universe…and it's about to break free," the Doctor said with a grin. Amy stepped back, watching in horror as the large circles on the sides of the box spun quickly. Faster and faster they spun until they suddenly stopped with a metallic clang.

"What do you think is in there?" Amy asked with a gulp. River pulled out her blaster.

"I don't know, but I'm ready for it," she said as the door swung open, bathing them in white, blinding light. Amy, having shut her eyes to keep from being blinded, slowly opened them and peered into the Pandorica. It was empty.

"Well, that was anticlimactic," said River, putting her gun back into its holster.

"Yeah, you'd think something would be in it would-" Amy was cut off by a slightly feminine shriek of terror. She looked up and saw the Doctor backing away from…a tiny white kitten.

"River! Pond! Do something! Help me!" the Doctor said frantically, his long arms flailing about in fright.

"It's a kitten, sweetie," River said, walking over and picking up the kitten. It mewed adorably and the Doctor squeaked, holding up his arms to shield his face.

"It's not just a kitten! It's evil!" he insisted. Amy giggled, walking over next to River and scratching the top of the kitten's fluffy white head.

"There's nothing to be frightened of," Amy said as the kitten licked her hand, purring.

"No! Pond! It's going to eat you!" the Doctor exclaimed, arms flailing once again. He shoved Amy behind him and tried to, unsuccessfully, knock the kitten out of River's hands. River sighed.

"Fine then sweetie, if you're so sure this adorable thing is so evil…" she said, walking back to the opening and setting the kitten back in the Pandorica.

"Aw, couldn't I keep it?" Amy asked, pouting.

"No," the Doctor said quickly, slamming the Pandorica shut and hurrying quickly away. Amy and River glanced at each other for a moment and then promptly broke into peals of laughter.

"Who knew he was scared of kittens of all things?" Amy asked, wiping a tear from her eye.

"I did," River giggled, shaking her head.

"Why didn't you tell me earlier!" Amy inquired, taking several deep breaths to calm herself once again.

"Spoilers," River said, a grin stretching across her face. Still giggling, the two companions left the chamber that held the Pandorica. Neither one ever saw the evil grin that stretched across the face of the white kitten, nor did they hear the meowed evil laughter that resonated inside the walls of the Pandorica.

'Soon,' thought the kitten. 'Soon…'

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