Once there were a couple of London kids, named Peter Tyler and Jackie Prentiss. They couldn't make it work: Peter was a layabout who died early, without ever pulling off that final Del Boy scheme. Jackie got hard, and lonely, and lost her daughter to the stars. Or Peter was in the right place at the right time, and won everything he ever wanted, but Jackie got hard, and lonely, and lost her life to technology and the belief that things can keep from changing. They loved each other, and in our world they even had a lovely daughter, and Jackie always told their girl that Pete was the most wonderful man in the world. Rose spun out fantasy after fantasy, and in growing up she discarded them, one by one. In his world, he lost his wife to the Cybermen, but that was only a technicality: he'd lost her long ago, somewhere as he was reaching higher. They forgot each other. That's Peter's World: the hard truth that things don't ever work out this way. That sometimes you fall in love with someone, and you lose him -- or her -- and there's no rotty magic or silly time machine that can get him -- or her -- back again. But somewhere else, there's a song, a touch of grace, a single moment in time when you can burn off what doesn't work, take half of each side and combine them together. Rose was a Yorkie, Mickey a tin dog, until they went to Hell, and came back again. And sometimes, when you jump, it's more than approximation the world hands you. You get another chance -- to be strong, to love. And if you could hear grace speaking, this might be her song: "Trust me on this. Trust me on this. Trust me on this. Trust me on this. Trust me on this." Pete stares, looks at Jackie, imagining, remembering, fighting it: "You know, it's just sort of..." Jackie nods again; just another ghost. And just when she's about to step back, it's Peter Alan Tyler, once again, who's brave enough to jump: "...Oh, come here." And he runs to her, and sweeps her into his arms, and they both begin to weep. Home again. That's the story of Peter and Jackie Tyler. It starts now.
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