Ginger: Hey, Ruby, can I borrow a—
Ginger: …did you just ‘shh’ me?
Ruby: Yes! Shh!
Ginger: …why are you clinging to the blanket?
Ruby: Because! Shh!
Ginger: …you do know you can’t watch TV with your eyes closed, right?
Ruby: Says you! Shh!
Ginger: Oh, wait…I know this show…
Ruby: Great! Tell me when it’s all clear!
Ruby: Okay, what? Okay, it’s all clear or okay you’ll tell me?
Ginger: I think it’s all clear now.
Ruby: Thank you…GINGER!!!
Ginger: Can you watch the TV better with the blanket over your head?
Ruby: WHY DID YOU DO THAT TO ME?!
Ginger: Do what?
Ruby: You said it was all clear!!!
Ginger: No, I said I think it’s all clear. I was wrong. Apparently.
Ruby: You saw he had two shadows – you knew better!
Ginger: I thought that was just a special effects glitch…
Ruby: Why would you think that??
Ginger: Because I’ve never seen this before. What is eating that man in the spacesuit?
Ruby: …wait, what? Hang on…
Ginger: …YOU CAN PAUSE THIS AND YOU WERE SHUSHING ME?!
Ruby: It’s on Netflix.
Ginger: AND YOU SHUSHED ME!
Ruby: You lied to me!
Ginger: What is this?!
Ruby: It’s Doctor Who. Duh. You, of all people, should know all the episodes by heart!
Ginger: OH! …um…funny story…
Ruby: You don’t like Doctor Who??
Ginger: No – not that at all. I appreciate everything I have ever…heard about…the show…
Ruby: You…I’m sorry, try that again?
Ginger: I thought I got a free pass on the show because I was born during an episode…
Ruby: That’s not possibly true. You watch anything even remotely described as sci-fi…how could you not watch and love Doctor Who?!
Ginger: My mother always said that she was in labor, but that until she heard the strains of Doctor Who start up, I didn’t actually try to come out. Clearly, I missed that episode and put it on my To Watch Someday List and…never got back to it.
Ruby: YOU WERE BORN TO WATCH THIS SHOW!
Ginger: When did you take the crazy card from my bag of tricks?
Ruby: We can start right now! I don’t mind watching them again!
Ginger: Wait, what?
Ruby: We should start with…hmm…you look like a 9th Doctor to me…we can start there.
Ginger: Wait – hold on!
Ginger: Exterminate, Don’t Blink, Two Shadows, Bowties Are Cool, Fez Hat, Multi-Colored Scarf, Sarah Jane, Daleks, Vashta Nerada, Weeping Angels, Are You My Mummy, Sonic Screwdrivers, TARDIS, UNIT, the Ood…Bad Wolf…and, um…I think there’s a beetle involved somewhere…aren’t you supposed to follow it?
Ruby: How can you possibly know all that?
Ginger: I don’t watch the show, but that doesn’t mean I close my eyes and ears at conventions. And around friends and family. And near my pediatrician when I was a kid.
Ginger: I like to think I’m the Companion That Never Was. As opposed to the children of David Tennant and Georgia Moffett, who are destined to save the world. Repeatedly.
Ruby: Ginger, that’s…I…some days, I…don’t know what to make of you.
Ginger: Okay, but today, can you make of me a borrower of books? I need that trashy romance where the cover is a girl on a swing.
Ruby: …which one?
Ginger: It’s very Evelyn Nesbitt – there are flowers? It’s kind of yellow-ish hued?
Ruby: Can you provide an author or a character name?
Ginger: No, but it’s usually resting under an empty water glass to the left of your computer monitor and there was a small green plastic bead in the shape of a turtle just to the right of the bottom corner – here it is! I’ll bring it back tomorrow, okay? Have fun watching the Doctor save the world! Again!