[ There really isn't a lot that can truly rattle the Doctor, but chief among the few things that can is the loss of the TARDIS, or damage to it, or anything that renders it unusable or separated from him. But even when they are separated, they usually manage to find their way back to each other, which is a very comforting thought.
But now, the Doctor can't even sense the TARDIS, which is very, very disconcerting. And it's made even more so because moments ago, he was on board, flying it to his next destination. But somewhere along the line, he was just... taken out of it.
It's all very annoying, really, and a bit rude, because one moment, he was relatively content inside his spaceship, and the next, he was on the ground on the outskirts of a forest, feeling as though his landing had been a rather bumpy one. But what's a little stiffness in the long run? He stretches a bit, hoping to work out the kinks, before he straightens up and has a glance around him.
It's not familiar by any means, and the TARDIS being gone is obviously still worrying, but he knows he won't find anything out by standing still. So, choosing a direction that seems the most innocuous (going deeper into the forest doesn't seem like a thing he should do, at least not right now), he takes off walking.
It takes him a bit, as he has to pass by the maze, various paths, and a fountain along the way, each one warranting a bit of a detour, but eventually, he comes upon the mansion, and he spends another few moments staring appreciatively. There's something about it that feels old, like it's been existence for years. But after a moment's reflection, he comes up to the doors, and pushes them open.
The Doctor has arrived. ]
Well, isn't this nice?
[ He pauses just outside the doorframe to take it all in, because the interior is very nice, but then, out of the corner of his eye, he spots something, and his expression drops. There's a moment in which he feels a surge of panic, because what he's just seen is absolutely bad news.
Don't blink, don't blink, don't blink, don't blink. ]
[ And then the feed cuts out, because getting out of there seems like a smart thing to do. ]