A bottle drifts through space. It has a message written on paper in it, and there is a strand of red hair caught in the stopper.
Mel often looks up at the sky and wonders if the bottle is still there.
As the bottle continues its travels, a blue box is briefly reflected in its surface.
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- This story describes Mel's thoughts after she'd returned home to Pease Pottage following her travels with Sabalom Glitz. In it, she pondered the fate of a message in a bottle that she'd thrown out into the universe, in the hopes that the Doctor might one day find it.
- The story occurred slightly after, or perhaps coincident with, the events of Missing, Part One: Business as Usual, also published in the same volume.
- As the Seventh Doctor requested when she left the TARDIS, Mel placed a message in a bottle and threw it in the space in the hope that he would one day find it. (TV: Dragonfire)