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{{Infobox Story
|name = Prologue
 
 
|series =[[Short Trips (series)#In print|Short Trips short stories]]
 
|series =[[Short Trips (series)#In print|Short Trips short stories]]
 
|doctor = Eighth Doctor
 
|doctor = Eighth Doctor
 
|featuring = [[Edward Grainger]]
 
|featuring = [[Edward Grainger]]
|enemy = {{Roberts|The Demon}}
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|enemy = {{Roberts|n=The Demon}}
 
|setting = [[London]], [[25 June]] [[1906]]
 
|setting = [[London]], [[25 June]] [[1906]]
 
|writer = [[Joseph Lidster]]
 
|writer = [[Joseph Lidster]]
 
|anthology = ''[[Short Trips: The Centenarian]]''
 
|anthology = ''[[Short Trips: The Centenarian]]''
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|prev = The Three Paths (short story)
|next = Echoes (short story)
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'''''Prologue''''' was the first short story in the [[Short Trips (series)|Short Trips]] anthology ''[[Short Trips: The Centenarian]]''. It was written by [[Joseph Lidster]]. It featured the [[Eighth Doctor]].
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'''''Prologue''''' was the first short story in the [[Short Trips (series)|Short Trips]] anthology ''[[Short Trips: The Centenarian]]''. It was written by [[Joseph Lidster]]. It featured the [[Eighth Doctor]].
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== Summary ==
 
== Summary ==
During childbirth, Mary Grainger is attacked by a [[The Master|demon]] possessing her friend [[George Steer]]. The demon wants to kill Mary's unborn child to defeat his enemy, the Doctor. The [[Eighth Doctor]] and a future version of Edward, however, banish the demon before it can harm the newly born [[Edward Grainger]].
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[[Violet (Prologue)|Violet]] meets her [[fiancé]] [[Richard (Prologue)|Richard]] at the pub. She tells him of a harrowing experience she just had.
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Her mistress, [[Mary Grainger]], has thrown a surprise party for her husband [[Lawrence Grainger]]. When he arrives home, he is in a foul mood, and Violet tries to warn him about the party. However, when he enters the drawing room, his good humour is restored.
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Violet heads downstairs to the kitchen to see the cook, [[Best (Prologue)|Mrs Best]], waving a rolling pin at two strangers, a young man and an old one. Mrs Best sends Violet to fetch the butler, [[Peake (Prologue)|Mr Peake]]. Both Peake and Lawrence accompany her back to the kitchen. They hear a scream from Mary. One of the guests, [[George Steer|Sir George Steer]], enters the kitchen, dragging a pregnant Mary with his arm around her neck. The old man is knocked down but promises to Mary that he will save her and her child. Sir George addresses one of the strangers as "Doctor", and his eyes explode with a green light. Violet faints.
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When she wakes, Mr Peake comforts her. Sir George plans to kill the baby when it is born. Mary's water breaks. The four men try to reason with Sir George, but he doesn't listen. Suddenly Violet hits Sir George on the side of his head, and he collapses. A kind of green spirit comes out of him and flies away.
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Mary has her baby in the kitchen. The strangers inform the family and servants that Sir George had been possessed, and they should take care of him when he wakes. The younger stranger tells Violet that she has saved the world and that she won't be forgotten.
   
 
== Characters ==
 
== Characters ==
* Eighth Doctor
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* [[Eighth Doctor]]
 
* [[Edward Grainger]]
 
* [[Edward Grainger]]
 
* [[Mary Grainger]]
 
* [[Mary Grainger]]
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* [[Louisa Pollard]]
 
* [[Louisa Pollard]]
 
* [[Richard Pollard]]
 
* [[Richard Pollard]]
* [[Margaret Pollard]]
 
 
* [[Richard (Prologue)|Richard]]
 
* [[Richard (Prologue)|Richard]]
 
* [[Violet (Prologue)|Violet]]
 
* [[Violet (Prologue)|Violet]]
 
* [[George Steer]]
 
* [[George Steer]]
* [[Price (Prologue)|Mrs Price]]
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* [[Best (Prologue)|Mrs Best]]
* [[Keir Hardie]]
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* [[Peake (Prologue)|Mr Peake]]
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* [[Kirby (Prologue)|General Kirby]]
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* [[Greystone (Prologue)|Lord Greystone]]
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* [[Hallis (Prologue)|Dr Hallis]]
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* [[Len (Prologue)|Len]]
   
 
== References ==
 
== References ==
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* Violet and Richard meet at the [[White Rabbit (London)|White Rabbit]].
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* There has recently been an [[earthquake]] in [[San Francisco]].
   
 
== Notes ==
 
== Notes ==
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* The stories in ''[[Short Trips: The Centenarian]]'' revolve around [[Edward Grainger]], a man who has met the Doctor more than a dozen times over the course of his life.
   
 
== Continuity ==
 
== Continuity ==
 
* The "Demon" in this story is later revealed to be {{Roberts}}. ([[PROSE]]: ''[[Forgotten]]'')
 
* The "Demon" in this story is later revealed to be {{Roberts}}. ([[PROSE]]: ''[[Forgotten]]'')
 
{{Master stories}}
 
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[[Category:Eighth Doctor short stories]]
 
[[Category:Eighth Doctor short stories]]
 
[[Category:The Master short stories]]
 
[[Category:The Master short stories]]
 
[[Category:Stories set in London]]
 
[[Category:Stories set in London]]
 
[[Category:Stories set in 1906]]
 
[[Category:Stories set in 1906]]
[[Category:2006 short stories]]
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[[Category:Short Trips: The Centenarian short stories]]
[[Category:ST short stories]]
 
[[Category:Pseudo-historical stories]]
 

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Prologue was the first short story in the Short Trips anthology Short Trips: The Centenarian. It was written by Joseph Lidster. It featured the Eighth Doctor.

Summary Edit

Violet meets her fiancé Richard at the pub. She tells him of a harrowing experience she just had.

Her mistress, Mary Grainger, has thrown a surprise party for her husband Lawrence Grainger. When he arrives home, he is in a foul mood, and Violet tries to warn him about the party. However, when he enters the drawing room, his good humour is restored.

Violet heads downstairs to the kitchen to see the cook, Mrs Best, waving a rolling pin at two strangers, a young man and an old one. Mrs Best sends Violet to fetch the butler, Mr Peake. Both Peake and Lawrence accompany her back to the kitchen. They hear a scream from Mary. One of the guests, Sir George Steer, enters the kitchen, dragging a pregnant Mary with his arm around her neck. The old man is knocked down but promises to Mary that he will save her and her child. Sir George addresses one of the strangers as "Doctor", and his eyes explode with a green light. Violet faints.

When she wakes, Mr Peake comforts her. Sir George plans to kill the baby when it is born. Mary's water breaks. The four men try to reason with Sir George, but he doesn't listen. Suddenly Violet hits Sir George on the side of his head, and he collapses. A kind of green spirit comes out of him and flies away.

Mary has her baby in the kitchen. The strangers inform the family and servants that Sir George had been possessed, and they should take care of him when he wakes. The younger stranger tells Violet that she has saved the world and that she won't be forgotten.

Characters Edit

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Notes Edit

Continuity Edit

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