The simple sound became an alarm for the one who guided the metal creature through fading roads in both blazing light and frozen night. Faces came and went without notice or care, oblivious to all but their own lives.
A figure sat beside a window, one of many waiting for the moment when they would leave the steel carriage and their feet would touch the ground once more. Golden rust flowed like a river atop her delicate head, hiding the twinkling in her amber eyes, the soft archer's bow of her pearly lips, and the tiny dots like stars on the canvas of her gently pale skin. A Kindle Fire rested in her lap, a single white cord connecting her to the images that played on its screen. On it, tiny pale creatures walked with nearly invisible feet, strangely adorable considering how they came into existence.
The sands of time passed slowly, the images on her Kindle changing with each passing second. With each change of the screen, with each grain of time that fell, invisible walls began to dissolve into nothing but remnants of the past. The young creature's lips began to curve into a smile as copper strands of hair appeared on the tiny screen. In a space suspended in the moment there was a tall human-like man with an accent that made the young girl's heart melt like a candle's wax when exposed to a flame.
"I just want a mate," she heard him say. For a brief moment in time she imagined his voice whispering those words in her ear.
"You just want to mate?!" said a woman with copper hair and a fiery spirit.
"No, I want a mate, a mate!"
"You're not mating with me, sunshine!"
A single sound of pure happiness danced passed her lips and into the air, where it faded into the sounds of the metal creature taking her to her destination. A familiar scene began to come into view. All it took was a single ding! to signal the driver to stop. The young woman stood up the moment the metal carriage stopped. If anyone was listening, they would have heard a phrase that would have shown the affects that only a few moments in time, a few images, and just two people, could give her.
"God bless The Doctor."