Alfred had seen many odd things in his life. He'd seen whales smile and laugh, aliens land from space (one of which he was best friends with), and he'd seen little Japanese blobs of food move on their own.
And yet, all of these things seemed small compared to what he was seeing now. He almost wanted to clean his glasses, just to make sure that it was real. But reaching out a hand, and brushing it across the smooth wood, he found that it was solid.
There was a big, blue box in the middle of Alfred's storage room.
Normally, Alfred wouldn't have been surprised to find an odd thing in his house. But not only was this in his storage room, which he never let anyone else see, but this device was putting off a slightly
well, it's aura was something you would expect to feel around Tony.
Even more odd, was the appearance of the box. It looked to be some sort of
phone booth? A bit like what he saw when visiting Arthur, only it was blue, and not red. Across the top were the words, "Police Public Call Box", and when Alfred ran his hands across the wood once more, he could almost feel an energy coming out of it.
After a minute, Alfred backed up, tapping his chin as his eyes ran over the mystery box. Who could have put this here? It seemed to be of English origin
and yet Arthur would never do something like this out of nowhere. A grimace touched Alfred's face as he thought of another possibility. It could have been Ivan, the damn Commie always trying to toy around with the American. Maybe there was some sort of explosive attached to it.
And yet, a search of the box found no explosive, even when Alfred tried hitting it open with a couple of things. The door wouldn't even open when Alfred tried it, and that was saying something.
He was busy researching the back of the box once more, when Alfred heard the clearing of a throat behind him. He quickly jumped up, turning to face the sound, and raised his eyebrow at the man before him. He was dressed in.. well, a suit. Something Arthur might wear, Alfred noted. He was twirling what looked to be a blue
screwdriver? And he was grinning.
When Alfred asked him who he was, he got an answer he wasn't expecting.
"I'm the Doctor."
Alfred's aura was skeptical
he hadn't called for a doctor. Hell, he wasn't even sick. But when he pressed further, that was the only name he could get out of the man. He finally gave up on getting anything further, and simply asked the other what he was doing in Alfred's storage room. It turns out, the so-called "Doctor" hadn't meant to come there, it had been a malfunction. Alfred's eyes widened when the other told him that the blue box was actually called a TARDIS, and it was a spaceship of sorts.
The Doctor himself was not of this world, he was merely on his way to current day Britain when the TARDIS had suddenly veered off course.
(Alfred expected it was Tony's doing.)
The Doctor had just been letting it rest a bit, and he was just about to leave once more when he had heard knocking on the outside of the TARDIS. Alfred told him that he had been trying to get inside for the past thirty minutes, and the other simply laughed.
After a bit of persuasion, Alfred was able to convince the other to let him have a look inside, and what he saw shocks him to this day.
it was bigger on the inside.
Alfred stepped in, just for a moment, to look around. This technology was even more advanced then Tony's! It took much persuasion by the Doctor for Alfred to leave, and when he did, he swore he would never forget this day.
As he watched the blue box disappear, the sound wavering as if it was bending the universe itself, he swore two things.
Number one, he was planning to visit Arthur very soon.
And number two, he would do his best to advance the world's technology to that of the TARDIS.