|Main character(s):||Mickey Smith|
|Printed in:||5: Mickey|
|Doctor Who Files|
|The Final Darkness||A Dog's Life|
Mickey Smith has taken over running a website about the mysterious traveller, the Doctor. He uses it to find out more about the Doctor and his girlfriend Rose Tyler's adventures. One Wednesday, responding to an email from a woman calling herself 'Jill', Mickey agrees to meet up at her home before her children come home from school. Not long after arriving, Mickey feels uncomfortable as 'Jill' seems more intent on finding out where the Doctor is than sharing any useful information. His concerns are borne out when the 'children' arrive home. 'Jill' is actually Jillonga and her children (Yanta and Slopp) are aliens from the planet Wolanga which have travelled to Earth, (a journey taking sixty years), to avenge the death of her husband Bloodgrunge, a Trimestrian Warlord, killed by one of his own traps meant for the Doctor.
Mickey tries to escape but the house itself is a spaceship, ready for take off with Mickey onboard being held hostage until he reveals the whereabouts of the Doctor. Discovered hiding in the bedroom by the playful and excitable children, Mickey persuades them to play a new game, Airlock Runner, one person leaving in the airlock while the others wait in turn for a knock on the door signalling their go! Showing them how it's played, Mickey goes first. As the children wait for the knock on the door, and the ship takes off, Jillonga's howl of rage is heard echoing through the ship.
- The implication is that Mickey Smith had taken over the running of a website on the Doctor (Who is Doctor Who?) and his adventures from the then-recently deceased Clive who was killed in the Auton attack on London in 2005 (TV: Rose)
- The original short prose fiction featured in the Doctor Who Files series of hardbacks from BBC Children's Books was officially sanctioned by the Doctor Who production office.
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