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“Well, then, my dear,” the Doctor said aloud to his TARDIS. “Where shall we go next?”

As if in answer, an alarm began beeping from somewhere on the other side of the console.

“What?” the Doctor said. He frowned at a monitor, pressed a few buttons, moved a knob, then squinted at the monitor again. “No, that can’t be… but it is. I just don’t understand how.”

He patted his pocket suddenly, and pulled out his psychic paper. “Come quickly,” he read. “In Japanese, of course.”

The Doctor paused, then furiously started throwing switches. “Next stop, the Gates of Time!”