''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
Doctor Who - ''One Day'' - Chapter 6Chapter 6
Susan lay quietly in her bed, unable to sleep. Blankly, she stared at the ceiling while inside her mind, her thoughts raced, deliberating on the choice that her grandfather presented to her. Roughly an hour had passed since the Doctor and Clara left and Susan was no closer to finding a conclusion. She turned on her side and stared at the Campbell family portrait to see her late husband looking back at her. Life with him had given her a previously unknown sense of security and stability. But Susan knew that she was dwelling on the past, that life was long gone, whether she was going to accept it or not. With all the contemplation running through her already tired mind, Susan stopped thinking, closed her eyes, and soon fell asleep.
Doctor Who - ''One Day'' - Chapter 5Chapter 5
Susan was astonished at her grandfather’s request and at a complete loss of words. The last century of her life had been filled with fear and uncertainty with the very real possibility of her unearthly origin being discovered. Those same fears were coming closer to reality with the event of her arrest earlier. But with her grandfather, the Doctor being brought back into her life, these fears were beginning to diminish with the chance at a new life, traveling among the stars once again.
“Oh, Grandfather...I-I…” Susan struggled to find the words. Across the way, the Doctor was silent, tight-mouthed and patiently waiting for an answer.
“Please give me time to think about it,” Susan responded apologetically.
“Okay,” the Doctor said. “That’s fine.”
He got up slowly and turned to Clara who was somewhat saddened. “Let’s go, Clara.”
“It was nice meeting you, S