Today is the day. There is only one thing for today, and that is the destruction of the hated StrexCorp, and freeing our town of Night Vale. We will work no longer. We will worship a Smiling God no longer. We have failed before, we have failed so many times at so many tasks, but at this, we will not fail.
I mean, I really, really, hope that we will not fail.
In any case, we will be devoting all of today’s broadcast to the revolution with no interruptions.
Donna wakes up in the middle of the artificial night the Doctor has created for her. The events of the day with the Oods haunt her dreams. She keeps her eyes closed with some effort and twists and turns, trying to find a comfortable position, but to no avail.
She gets off the bed and trudges along the grating, out of her bedroom and to the console room. The doors of the Tardis are opened, an orange light shines in. She tightens her robe around herself and steps outside.
The Doctor is standing on the rocky floor of this strange planet, hands buried in his pockets, looking at the sky where stingrays are floating. It’s an aerial ballet, the two creatures are gracefully chasing each other through spiky stone arches.
He obviously hasn’t heard her come out. His features are unguarded, vulnerable, his pain laid bare over the curve of his mouth and his watery eyes.
When she reaches his peripheral vision, he inhales sharply and blinks back his tears, pasting on a smile. But it’s too late, and he knows it, she’s seen him.
“D’you want to tell me about your friend?” Donna asks softly.
One day Three, after a round wih the Master, rescues an Ood from his TARDIS. Like he can’t move his own TARDIS and take him back the Ood-Sphere, he just get him to UNIT and tries to keep it hidden for the rest of people.
But one night, it escapes, and, how it’s conditioned for serving, it begins to clean up, and that’s how the Brigadier founds him cleaning his office at the next morning. Lucky for the Ood, The Doctor appears before the Brigadier shoots it (it’s the Brig, of course draw his gun is the first thing he thinks when he founds an alien classifying the files on his desk in alphabetical order).
And that’s how the Ood becomes the unofficial caretaker of UNIT.
Jo loves the Ood, and the Ood loves the nice “Miss Josephine” (Miss Jo, after Jo asks it ten times don’t call her Miss Josephine), and even she knits for it a cozy beanie and a scarf, because it’s a very cold winter.
The soldiers don’t know how to treat it at the beginning, but soon it becomes one of them, and you can see them trying to teach it how to play football on the break time or sharing coffee making skills with Benton.
Years pass, The Doctor comes and goes from UNIT, and one day, meanwhile he’s making a visit to Kate, Twelve finds out that the Ood is still there, and that he’s completely forgotten about it. He offers take it back to its planet, now he can, but the Ood refuses, it’s happy there, UNIT is its home.
Because quite frankly they are one of my favorite monsters in Doctor Who and I was quite astonished at the lack of crochet patterns for them (let alone good ones). So I decided to give a try myself. And I ended up creating two different versions, one that sits and one that stands.
The basic pattern for them was modified from this one. And I have made up a pattern as I go (so I can make them again if I so choose). They were really fun to make and quite a challenge as I had never done anything like the wiggly bits on their faces before.
I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed making them.
A Birthday gift I did for good ol’ Jackaboy a few days ago! I really hope you had an amazing birthday! And personally, thank you, for making me laugh and smile without question! 💕 @therealjacksepticeye