So Anna remembered something the Doctor said, about the exposure to the time vortex. She closed her eyes and tried to focus on a peaceful state. She thought of home, back when it was actually a place she loved, she thought of her family, the visits of the Doctor and the moment she finally could travel with him. Things could be confusing right now but there was a part of her who always knew where she needed to be.
Anna opened her eyes and for a minute all she saw was a white energy with touches of faint red and orange around. When the view finally cleared, Anna found herself in nowhere but in India.
“You’ve got to be kidding me,”
By all stretches of Gabriel’s imagination, he was sure he would never be found. Well, not for a long time at least. The only three angels who could actually locate him without assistance were either dead or trapped in the pit, and good old Dad was nowhere to be found. For all intents and purposes he was dead, and this time he felt it. When he had first woken up in Kali’s palace his skin had felt so tight that he almost thought it would shatter. His bones creaked and every movement felt as if he was dying all over again, but slowly and by degeneration. It wasn’t something he had ever felt in all of his years. It felt, more than anything he had ever experienced, human.
He was much better now, to be said. He was still having trouble doing much activity, but he felt much more springy, like the tissues of his vessel were regenerating. In not too long, he would be as good as new—so to speak. There was, of course, the issue of Kali’s hold on him, but those were things to be dealt with later.
If later ever came that was. Staring down Anna was a kink in his plans, that was for sure.
“Go home, you didn’t see me.”