Doctor Who - ''One Day'' - Chapter 7Chapter 7
Susan awoke after a long sleep filled with thinking and contemplation. As she rose and rubbed her eyes, she saw that she was in a room with sterile white walls with large circular indentations. On one side of the room was a desk with scribbled papers and books strewn about. On the other side of the room were a closet and a large bookcase packed with books and tomes of varying sizes and subjects. The omnipresent sound of a faint mechanical humming filled the air. Susan recognized this place very well.
She exited the room and walked down a long hallway that led to a large spacious room whose walls also contained the familiar roundels. At the center of the room was a large mushroom-shaped console that was covered in many switches, buttons, and levers. In the center of the console, a glass cylinder rose and fell in time with a wheezing, groaning sound. And at that console was an old man hard at work operating the controls on the con
''A Tale of Two Tales'' - Chapter 3CHAPTER 3
The Doctor took his sonic screwdriver out of the inner pocket of his jacket which was still being worn by Cywren. He activated the instrument and scanned the Time Wound for anomalies. The screwdriver was brought dangerously close to overloading. Just in time, the Doctor flicked open the sonic's claws and held the tool in front of his eyes and examined the readout.
"Now that is strange," said the Doctor. "Paarthurnax, I'm afraid that we must be off. It was good to see you again."
"It was for me as well, Vahraniik," Paarthurnax replied. "But before you go, there is something you must know in regards to the Time Wound."
"What is it?" the Doctor asked.
"Qostiid," the ancient dragon replied. "A prophecy. Alduin was first defeated millennia ago, when I was still young. There is a prophecy that surrounds the Time Wound."
"I've never been one for prophecies," the Doctor said attentively. "But go on."
Then, Paarthurnax recited the
''A Tale of Two Tales'' - Chapter 2CHAPTER 2
Vahl stood tall and serene in front of the Doctor and Cywren. Dressed in her jet-black Raven Witch outfit and signature red scarf around her neck along with her distinctive Crow Sword sheathed at her hip, Vahl radiated strength and the aura of a seasoned adventurer. But while the Doctor was simply straightening his bow tie happy to see Vahl, Cywren was still stuck with the nagging feeling that she should know who Vahl was in relation to her.
Vahl took notice that Cywren's shivering was intensifying and took off her cloak and offered it to the girl.
"Are you cold, little one?" she asked, draping the garment around Cywren's shoulders and tightening it over her body. "What is your name?" As she did this, she looked intently at Cywren, taking note of her red hair and wide eyes.
"Cywren Caster," answered Cywren.
"By the Divines," Vahl muttered to herself. "You look just like her..."
"Like who?" Cywren asked with interest.
"Tiid kent ni kos nev,
''A Tale of Two Tales'' - Chapter 1CHAPTER 1
Some time later, the TARDIS' engines quieted and the Time Rotor fell stationary, signifying that the time machine had materialized.
"So where did we go to?" Cywren asked with great interest as the the Doctor briskly went about checking the console. He returned to the scanner and quickly read the environmental readouts.
"I'll keep it a surprise for you," the Doctor said, walking towards the main doors with Cywren closely following. "Don't worry, I promise you won't be disappointed...though possibly a bit chilly."
The Doctor opened the door for Cywren to see. Immediately, she felt a blast of frigid air that struck her instantly. Cywren, who had grown up in the regulated temperature of an underground Vault and withstood the heat of the Wasteland, was nearly paralyzed by the sharp drop to an unfamiliar temperature. Quickly and awkwardly, Cywren yanked the Doctor's very jacket off of his own back and covered her shivering torso.
"Very well..." the Doc
''A Tale of Two Tales'' - Introduction"A Tale of Two Tales"
A Doctor Who/Venturian Tale Crossover
by Matthew Killmer
Inspired by Characters created by the BBC, Bethesda Software, and Jordan Frye
The sun began to sink into the western sky, gradually bringing the heat of the Mojave Desert down to a more pleasant cool. A peculiar girl of twenty-four walked tiredly across the desert waste with a rifle slung across her back and her trusty Jayhawk .44 Magnum holstered at her side. Short red hair framed her innocent-looking face and a pair of large black-framed glasses sat in front of her blue eyes.
"Well Cywren," she said to herself as she reached the top of a small bluff to observe the setting sun. "You have to admit, not even a nuclear war could prevent such a sight as this from happening."
Cywren sat down cross-legged on the ground and simply took in the wonderful view. A moment later, a wheezing groaning sound filled Cywren's ears. She quickly got up and turned around to see an anac