Old Friends, New Identities

“You know everyone.  Churchill.  Liz Ten.”  Amy smirked.  “So who is he?  Your friend, Captain Cornelius.”

The Doctor sighed.  “An old friend.  Very old.  Fifty thousand years old.”

Amy’s eyes widened.  “You’re joking.”

“He’s one of the true immortals.  In different eras, he goes by different names.  In your time, Captain Jack Harkness of the Royal Air Force.  During the Dalek Wars, Colonel Beauregard Shanley of the Imperial Draconian Fusiliers.  Today, Captain Cornelius, interstellar pirate.”

“You didn’t have to chaperon me on your friend’s ship.  I could have taken care of myself.”

“It wasn’t you I was worried about.”

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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