I looked at the red puffy fish in the large tank at the aquarium in Dubai . We had been here for 2 days , seeing the sights . It blinked . I blinked back, entranced .
‘ Don’t look’ I heard the Doctor mutter behind me . ‘ It’s a Yangaratha . It uses mind control ‘ he added . I stood at the tank , enthralled. I couldn’t tear my eyes away. The Doctor pulled me from the hand away from the tank , where I came out of my trance.
‘ Sorry?’ I asked him . There was a family nearby , a woman and two teenage girls . Twins, now looking at the fish . I watched as the fish acted normally , well, it didn’t blink at least to the three strangers , ‘ What happened?’ I glanced at him . He was staring at that red fish . He glanced at me and sighed .
‘ You were too curious ‘ he told me . ‘ That fish wanted to be released back to its planet . He knew I was a time lord ‘,
‘ Get off it. That fish was an alien ?’
‘ Yep’ He quipped , his face expressionless.
The Doctor looked at me , and looked back at the fish . He knew what he had to do .
‘ Back to the TARDIS ;, he told me , suddenly excited . ‘ We’re going fishing’ .
I looked at him curiously.
‘ We aren’t going to eat him !!’ I exclaimed.
‘ No, we are going to catch him and send him home. He belongs to a planet called Grantha . He wants to be with his family ‘ the Doctor explained, happily .
That’s the day that I found out alien fish existed on planet Earth.