"If you're wondering about the Coolavack, I've not harmed it in any way, its just that its secondary bracing spar has snapped, and he needed medical attention immediately" she told them as they walked along in silence.
Rani and Clyde glanced at each other while Luke looked at her curiously.
"We need someone to meet you... Sarah," Rani said carefully.
"Hmm? Who? And what exactly for?" Sarah asked her.
They didn't answer her.
"Well, seeing as you three seem to know about aliens, I guess someone has told you... a leader of some sort? Someone who guides you three on helping aliens... like Torchwood? No, Torchwood don't get involved with kids often... gets too messy, especially with what happened... so... someone who has experienced alien contact before and has decided to teach you lot to embrace the universe? And you're worried cause I know about aliens and did something with the Coolavack, and you're trying to decide whether I'm a threat or not," Sarah rambled on, smiling. "Its nice to see people who want to help aliens and not point a gun at them, but you've all grown suspicious of aliens, because of what you've seen, I'm right, aren't I?"
"Who on Earth are you?" Clyde asked, exasperated.
Sarah laughed loudly. And after a minute, Luke joined in.
"Hold on, am I missing something here? A joke... and I don't get it? But Lukey-boy here does?"
A smile crept over Rani's mouth as she realised what they were laughing about, while Clyde was still confused about what was so funny.
"Seriously, what is it?"
"Earth" Sarah explained. "Do think I'm from this planet?"
"Oh," Clyde gave out a small chuckle. "Wait, hold on, you're an alien then? What are you doing here?"
But they'd arrived at Bannerman road, a tall house overlooked them on the corner. Luke, Rani and Clyde walked up to the house and went inside, followed by Sarah. Luke called out for his mother.
"Oh, I've had a hectic day, bit of a problem with UNIT files but its all fixed now," Sarah Jane called out while walking down the stairs. She stopped at the bottom when she spotted four teenagers standing awkwardly in the hallway. "Oh, hello, Rani, Clyde..." Sarah Jane looked at Sarah. "Hello, I'm afraid we haven't met before, my name is Sarah Jane... pleased to meet you, erm?" she looked enquiringly at Luke.
"This is Sarah, Sarah Smith, Sarah Jane" Rani told her
"This is gonna get confusing" Clyde commented.
"Okay... and what exactly are you doing here?" Sarah Jane asked. "I'm not being rude, but I'm rather busy and don't have visitors over a lot"
"Its okay Sarah Jane... there was an incident at school today." Rani told her.
"And you found out, Sarah?" Sarah Jane asked her.
"Y'know, Sarah isn't my real name..."
"Well, what is it? Or rather, what would you like us to call you?" Sarah Jane asked patiently
"...I don't know. Its been a while since I've had a real name... call me Jill"
"Okay, Jill, well, you know now, about aliens?"
Jill shrugged. "I've always known"
"Mum... she's not from round here... she's... from another planet"
"I think its time we had a cup of tea then, don't you, Jill? And we can figure out how to get you back home, alright?" Sarah Jane softened, a young, lost being stranded on Earth.
Jill laughed. "This is my home. My planet was destroyed"
"I'm so sorry to hear that" Sarah Jane said.
"Its not like I knew it well... I was moved away from it years ago, we had to move."
"Why?" Rani asked, concerned.
"We were running away"
- End of Part One