Written for Challenge 189: David Bowie – Shadow Man at dw100.
Spoilers: The Impossible Astronaut.
Summary: The Silence are a mystery, even to the Doctor.
They’re like shadows, startling, even frightening when caught sight of unexpectedly, and they’re always unexpected, yet ignored and forgotten about most of the time.
Like shadows, they’re always present too, although never mentioned, because no one who sees them ever remembers them once they look away, even for the smallest instant.
Where they’ve come from, these tall, cadaverous figures in black suits, not even the Doctor knows, but any being so intent on hiding its presence can’t be up to anything good; the Silence are no exception.
But how do you investigate something you forget whenever they’re out of sight?