Flood (The Church on Ruby Road)

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Mrs. Flood was a neighbour of Ruby, Carla and Cherry Sunday. While she got along with the Sunday family, Mrs. Flood had a somewhat antagonistic relationship with her neighbour Abdul, who she believed was watching her.

Despite ostensibly being a normal human neighbour, after the Fifteenth Doctor undid the Goblins' alterations to the timeline, she was in possession of the knowledge that the Doctor's blue box was a TARDIS.

Biography[[edit]]

Early life[[edit]]

During the 1970s, Mrs. Flood saw police boxes on the streets of London for the final time.

On Easter 2023, Flood did a fun run in twenty-five minutes flat, despite having blisters the size of apples. (TV: The Church on Ruby Road [+]Loading...["The Church on Ruby Road (TV story)"])

Meeting the Doctor[[edit]]

Mrs. Flood woke up on 24 December 2023 to find a police box on the pavement outside her home, which she believed was Abdul's doing, despite him denying it. The two briefly greeted Ruby Sunday as she arrived home with groceries. Sometime later, while the timeline was cracked, Mrs. Flood witnessed the Fifteenth Doctor run out of the Sunday family's flat and into the box, which disappeared before her eyes. The sight of it disappearing caused her to drop her groceries in shock, as she realised it was a TARDIS.

When the Doctor returned to the Sundays' flat, Mrs. Flood warmly waved at him, watching him once again disappear into the TARDIS. When he returned again, she observed as he hesitantly approached the Sundays' front door. Grabbing his attention, she remarked he seemed to be a "busy man" with his "box of tricks", but noted his evident sadness. The Doctor remarked he was worried he was bad luck for the Sundays, and bid her a Merry Christmas. He declined to give his name, claiming he was just passing by, to which Mrs. Flood told him to take care as he re-entered his TARDIS. Shortly afterwards, Ruby emerged and asked if Mrs. Flood saw where the Doctor went, to which she encouraged her to enter the TARDIS and wished her luck as she set off with the Doctor. Abdul ran out into the street, marvelling at the TARDIS as it dematerialised, but Mrs. Flood simply gave him a kiss on the cheek and bid him a Merry Christmas. Looking ahead, she wryly remarked, "Never seen a TARDIS before?", and winked at her audience. (TV: The Church on Ruby Road [+]Loading...["The Church on Ruby Road (TV story)"]) According to another account, however, she merely whispered it to herself. (PROSE: The Church on Ruby Road [+]Loading...{"page":"154","chapt":"Epilogue","1":"The Church on Ruby Road (novelisation)"})