(Martha, Joan and John are outside the school; the Family are guarding the TARDIS)
Martha: You recognise it, don't you?
Jenny: Come out, Doctor! Come to us!
John Smith: I've never seen it in my life.
Martha: Do you remember its name?
Joan: I'm sorry, John, but you wrote about it. The blue box. You dreamt of a blue box.
John Smith: (starting to cry) I'm… I'm John Smith. That's all I want to be. John Smith, with his life and his job… and his love. Why I can't be John Smith? Isn't he a good man?
Joan: Yes, yes, he is.
John Smith: Why can't I stay?
Martha: But we need the Doctor.
John Smith: What am I, then? Now then? I'm just a story.