Title: Epithalamion (1/4) (Yeah, you read that right)
Disclaimer: Characters from Blackpool and Doctor Who are the property of the BBC, and are used with the greatest of love and respect; no profit is intended from the writing or sharing of this story.
Summary: What if Peter Carlisle's mum hadn't died from an overdose? This is an alternate take on the world presented in "The Way of Things"
Authors Notes: This story marks the end of Professor Peter/Heiress Rose month; however, a funny thing happened when I started really working on it last week. This short little story, which was really only supposed to be about eight pages, just kind of...ballooned. Without even thinking about it, I actually wrote darn near to twenty pages on it last Tuesday (after the trauma of losing eight pages of it on Monday), and then I wrote another five pages on Friday. So, yeah—not so short, and it means that the Profess/Heiress month will bleed a bit into January. I know several of you were keen to see a return to our beloved DI, so I do apologize for the delay in that.
However, one this story is done—so, starting January 12—it’ll be back to the adventures of DI Carlisle, Field Agent Tyler, and the DI’s McCoy.
A quick personal note: congratulations to EGT for her wins over at the Children of Time awards, and thank you to everyone who took the time to vote for me over there, too!
Thank you to chicklet73 for her beta of this—and spare a thought for poor EGT, who was positively *buried* under work this past week.
( Epithalamion, Part One )