Saturday, 18 June 2011

The Impossible War

Here's episode 1 of my fan fiction Doctor Who series:
Night time. It was desolate in Bangkok, and it had been for four months. The raging war had gutted the city, making it into a wasteland. Bob, a tourist who had been caught up in the conflict while on holiday, was trying to return to his shelter, sprinting, while trying to avoid the gunfire all around. Suddenly, a balaclava-clad person is stepping into his way. The balaclava wearing man had a pistol, aimed right at Bob's head. 'I'm sorry,' the mystery man declared, as he fired right at Bob's head. Satisfied, the man turned away, and slunk off into the night. However, something was blocking the entrance to the shop that the man had inhabited. He took a closer look, and screamed, as the figure turned to him. It had the face of a skeleton, trapped inside an acid suit. It stretched it's hand out, tapped the man on the arm, and watched as the man's body disintegrated....... 
It was an ordinary, boring day in the TARDIS. Amy and Rory were mucking about in the TARDIS' squash courts, while the Doctor was trying to multi-task, operating the scanner and watching BBC News on a dusty old projector screen mounted on the wall. The Doctor frowned. There was breaking news: 31 people were killed in a skirmish in Bangkok yesterday, and full scale civil war was breaking out. It definitely wasn't the government's fault- they had been voted as the most popular government for 20 years. But now people were dying, and the Doctor knew he had to do something about it. He bellowed through the TARDIS loudspeaker system 'AMY? RORY? GET OVER HERE NOW!' Two minutes later, they arrived in the main control room. 'So what is it, Doctor?' Rory asked. 'Is it the return of the Blobby Men? Cos if it is, I'm locking myself in the squash courts and not coming out until they're dealt with!' The Doctor stared at them. 'No, it's a lot worse than that. There's a war going on in Bangkok. A war that can only have been started by.. aliens. But I don't have a clue what to do. I can't just wade in, can I?' Suddenly, the woolly hat on the Doctor's head flew off. River stood there, clutching her gun. 'Need any help with that, sweetie?'
  • The sounds of the TARDIS materializing cut through the gunfire exploding all around the city. With a creak, it faded into view. Amy pushed the door open, but the Doctor pushed her back. 'Never, and I mean never, step into a gunfight. I did that before and I had to regenarate. Don't make my mistakes.' The Doctor poked his head out. 'I'd say that if those people would put down their glorified killing machines down, they might actually enjoy the sun. Although it's going to be a bit windy in- he checked his watch- four hours.' Rory sighed. 'Doctor, will you STOP showing off?' The Doctor grinned. 'Rory, the day I stop showing off is the day I die. Now go. I have a bad feeling about this.' And with that, the Doctor flicked some switches, and the TARDIS demilitarized. River was hanging back in the corner, but stepped out to say: 'Why the hell are we leaving?' The Doctor frowned. 'Because we need to see Bangkok at night..' 
    • It was the dead of night. The gunfire had ceased for the night, and a deathly silence filled the city. The TARDIS had arrived on the tracks of a Sky Train station- not that any trains were operating right now. Amy, Rory and River clambered onto the platform, where the Doctor was already standing, fiddling with his sonic screwdriver. He was grinning. 'You see, that's the beauty of the TARDIS. We can simply hop forward in-' Amy grimaced. 'STOP. SHOWING. OFF!' she yelled. 'We don't have time for boasting! Just tell us what to do!' The Doctor's grin faded. 'We need to split up. You're going to need a torch-', he chucked three torches to his companions, 'and a walkie-talkie.', he brought out four walkie talkies from his pockets. 'Tell me if you've been attacked.' 'Attacked by what?' Rory asked, but the Doctor was already striding off. The Doctor whirled round. 'Do you like my head torch? I wear a head torch now. Head torches are cool.' And with that, he turned round and walked off. River yelled after him: 'Can I use my gun, Doctor?' He yelled back. 'You know I will make allowances for you, River!' River grinned, and briskly walked off in the other direction. Amy and Rory exchanged glances, then went in separate directions. Rory found himself shining his torch on the wall- the wall was covered from top to bottom in bullet holes. Then, suddenly, he heard something. It sounded like heavy human footsteps, but it couldn't be any of his friends- they were too far away to be making that loud a sound. Rory slowly turned around. A skeleton man in a boiler suit was striding towards him, saying 'Don't shoot me!' in a continuous loop. Rory shouted into the walkie talkie. 'Doctor!! There's a skeleton stalking me! What the hell is it?' He heard the Doctor's frantic voice. 'It's Vashta Nerada! Stay out of the shadows, Rory. I'm coming to get you. But don't let it touch you, if it touches you, you will die!'
      • The skeleton was advancing. Rory was sprinting for his life, but he'd hit a dead end, and the skeleton was too close now for Rory to escape. He'd heard the Doctor's warning, and knew that if he turned off his torch, the Vashta Nerada would rip his body to shreds. Suddenly, the creature was standing right in front of Rory, stretching its hand out.Rory screwed up his eyes and waited for the end ,and then- the skeleton toppled over, with a smoking bullet wound in its back. Amy and River were standing there, staring at Rory like he was the man who would save them all single handedly. They were both panting from sprinting the length of the station to save him. 'So, what's happening?' asked Amy. 'The Doctor told us that you were in trouble, but he didn't tell us why. What's going on?' River interrupted Rory, who was trying to begin to explain with: 'The Doctor never tells the full truth. If that's one thing I've learned about him, it's that he often lies and more often doesn't tell you enough of the real truth.' The walkie talkie in River's hand whirred. 'RIVER? RORY? AMY? THERE'S SOME MEN WITH GUNS OVER HERE! CAN YOU GIVE ME A HAND?' Rory started to say something, but Amy and River had already disappeared, sprinting away to save the Doctor. He did the only thing he could do: he ran after them. But as soon as Rory caught up with them, he ran into a problem. Men-with-lots-of-big-guns shaped problem. The Doctor was nowhere to be seen. Amy, Rory and River were trapped by the army, not sure what was happening. Then, finally, a man spoke, in a terrified voice- a voice that sounded like fear itself. 'We must serve the Shadow Men.' he said, with all the composure of a diseased dragon. 'The Shadow Men? You mean the Vashta? Why do you want to serve them?' Another man replied. 'Fear. They rule by fear. And now you, and everyone on Earth, will have to keep away from the dark.' Without warning, the moon disappeared. It simply blinked out of the sky. And unbeknownst to Amy, Rory and River, the moon vanished everywhere else too. Across the whole world, in every time zone, the sun and the moon vanished. And with Amy, Rory and River trapped, the Doctor gone and the Sun and the Moon gone, the Earth was plunged into darkness. The only thing that united the people of Earth in that moment was a saying: 'Who turned the lights out?'
        TO! BE! CONTINUED!
        Next time: Keep Away from the Dark (Part 2)

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