Characters: Fifth Doctor, Sarah Jane Smith
Summary: The maintenance of Time is his responsibility.
Author's Note: no spoilers. Written for Challenge #219 (Wind) at dw100 .
She points at the brass key. “What is this?”
“This, Sarah, is a key to time.” The Doctor strides down corridors that wind through the TARDIS. A door opens onto an endless expanse of grass beneath a bright sky. The Doctor’s scarf flutters in the gentle wind.
The path from the door is lined with pedestals holding time-measuring devices, including an hourglass, a porcelain Sevres clock, a silver egg with glowing blue glyphs, and a sundial.
The Doctor approaches a cherrywood mantel clock. He inserts the key in the back, winding it carefully. “A Time Lord’s work is never done.”