Adam shrugged. “I couldn’t sleep.” He said. And he left it at that. No one else really needed to know what was going on in his head. “And I’m not really that young, you know.” He said, followed by a soft chuckle.
“Fair enough.” Sebastian gave Adam a quick glance, briefly raising an eyebrow. Adam looked familiar for some reason, but in the darkness, he couldn’t pin down anyone specific. “Same here. Except the opposite, I guess. I didn’t look quite this old until a few months ago.”
“Adam. Adam Milligan.” He answered, turning to face forward on the bench again. He didn’t like the idea of turning his back on someone who could attack out of nowhere but figured he was quick enough to defend himself if need be.
“It’s a pleasure, Adam.” He squinted up at the night sky, mind piecing together constellations he’d memorized as a child. It felt good to see them from afar - for all he knew, he’d probably been to half of the planets that orbited those stars. “What’s a kid like you doing out late at night? You look only about the age I joined the Church at.”
What do you mean, what’s happened? [She looks down at herself- she’d changed after she regenerated, she looked just fine.] I look alright, right?
No, it’s not that, it’s- [He hesitates briefly.] You’re scaring me, Mum. What’re you planning to do to Granddad?
“The Doctor? What, like in Doctor Who?” She raised a skeptical brow at him. “I don’t have a daughter, I don’t know what you’re talking about. I mean, seriously.” Jo stared at him. “What do you mean, they don’t know I’m alive? Of course I’m alive, I’m right here!”
“Well…yes. And I’m part Time Lord. You told me to tell you everything about it once.” No. This hurt. For Jo, everything was new about him. But for Sebastian, it was a memory. The beginning that she didn’t remember. “An anon…changed you. It made you regenerate. You had trouble adjusting after, and…you tried to jump off Widow’s Hill. The only thing I could do was grab ahold of you and use my vortex manipulator to send us somewhere - anywhere. We ended up in New Earth. But when I got us back, both of us were supposed to be dead. Carolyn saw us fall. SHIELD gave us new identities to use later. And…here we are now.”
silenceofthewolf said: Nothing you should worry about, darling, really. [She scoffs.] Your grandfather and I will always have problems. Well. No. Not for much longer.
Mum…what’s happened to you? [He knows there’s something wrong with her - not the new face, but the change in her personality. She was more cynical, cunning. And it honestly scared him.] What’re you talking about?
”You are just naming names and I only recognize two of them. Carolyn’s my mom’s name and David’s my uncle’s name.” She was starting to get disturbed. The man was asking her questions, questions she had no idea about. “Listen, I really just want to get back to Collinwood. Is there any way you can get me out of here?
“The Doctor’s my granddad, and Diana’s my mum. Donna’s our…daughter. You really don’t remember?” It was as if she’d never even met him. This wasn’t temporary, wasn’t it? He shook his head at her, looking sheepish. “You’ve been in a coma for about a month. I dont think they’ll let you out so soon. And…David and Carolyn don’t know you’re alive.”
Adam’s hand moved from the knife but he was still on full alert. He learned long ago not to trust anyone even if they seem harmless. “Don’t worry about it.” He said, keeping his gaze on the man. “You lost or something?” He asked. Even if he didn’t trust the guy, he could at least help him out if he needed it.
Sebastian lowered his hands, sticking them into the pockets of his jacket. He could tell the kid was still tense - his own soldier’s intuition did the same to him. Both of them were basically ready to jump at each other at a moment’s notice. “No. Just decided to take a walk. I needed to take my mind off of things.” He tilted his head to the side slightly. “Sebastian Tyler. You are?”
Mum? What happened?
And I thought you and Granddad were over this?
“A mission? A car flipping over? What the hell is this, an action movie?” Jo let out a small little laugh- anything else would’ve been painful. “I have no idea who you are, I’m sorry. I’ve never met you.”
Sebastian bit his lip, brow still furrowed. Could she remember anything recent? She couldn’t even recall the mission that had caused her coma in the first place. “D’you remember Donna, then? The Doctor and Diana? Carolyn and David?”