Traveling with The Doctor Part Forty-FiveThe Doctor ran as fast as he could down the stairs. Roxilana, Lauren, and Tweegee followed behind him. They could hear the Weeping Angels breaking down the door. The Doctor turned. "Okay, we've got to get around the Angels and get back to the TARDIS. Ideas?"Lauren raised her hand. "Um, not get caught?"Tweegee nodded. "I second that one."Roxilana drew her blaster. "I can cover our retreat."The Doctor nodded. "Then let's go."They moved through the winding tunnels, The Doctor leading the way. Behind them, they could hear the angels moving, clawing the walls. One touch, and they would be sent back in time who knows how far. Roxilana fired a series of blasts down the tunnel. They heard a screech, which meant that one of the blasts had found it's target.Finally, they reached a large room. It had a power control board in the center, and large generators lined the walls. A metal door slid shut behind them. The Doctor began sonicing the door as Roxilana began manipulating the controls. "W
Traveling with The Doctor Part Forty-FourThe Doctor stepped out of the TARDIS. "Oh, this is nice!" It was a cliffside temple overlooking a massive jungle.Lauren pulled Tweegee out. "Look, we'll get you a new saxophone! I can't help it if The Doctor needed yours to fix the temporal phase inversion chamber!"Roxilana followed them out. "Oh, you're right. This is pretty... Much like something else..."The Doctor raised an eyebrow. "Are you flirting with me?"Roxilana smirked. "Maybe."Lauren looked over. "I thought you were married, Doctor..."The Doctor winced. "Well, now... I'm a widower... River's gone... I'll explain later." Wiping a tear from his eye, he walked down an incline on the cliff's side.Roxilana frowned. "Oh, the poor guy. If only there was something I could do." She turned, only to be slapped by Lauren.Lauren looked her straight in the face. "Listen here, you fanged, forked-tongued, air-head. Don't presume to understand The Doctor. He's been through more in his life than anyone should deal with! Respect him!"
Traveling with The Doctor Part Forty-ThreeTweegee poked her head out of the TARDIS door. They had materialized in the cargo bay of the Kryventian frigate. She pulled Lauren out. "Come on. We need to find The Doctor." The two of them set off slowly to find The Doctor.Meanwhile, The Doctor was shoved into a large cell. "Oi! You could at least be polite about this!" The soldiers raised an energy field. Immediately, The Doctor pulled out his sonic.A voice came from the darker areas of the cell. "Don't bother, Doctor. It's all deadlocked." Roxilana stepped from the shadows. "We need another way out."The Doctor raised his sonic screwdriver. "I have an idea. Just, be ready." As Roxilana braced herself, The Doctor activated his sonic. Immediately, the lights exploded in a shower of sparks, plunging the cell into darkness.********************************************************************************Tweegee stood over an unconscious guard, a pipe in her hand. "That could have gone better."Lauren picked up the guard's key card, a
Traveling with The Doctor Part Forty-TwoThe TARDIS rocketed through space, chased by the Kryventian frigate. Up ahead, large asteroids were clustered together in a massive field. The Doctor turned to Tweegee and Lauren. "You two, help me! If a control turns red, press it or whatever needs to be done. Doesn't matter the order you do it in, I've set the TARDIS to sort it out. Allons-y!"The three of them set to work. The TARDIS spun, looped, and rolled through the field. The frigate, being too large and clumsy, drifted to a halt.The Doctor smiled. "Wew... That was close," he quipped, bringing the TARDIS to a halt. Suddenly, he was enveloped in a strange light, and disappeared. "DOCTOR!" shouted Lauren, taking a step forward.On the Kryventian frigate, The Doctor was staring down the business end of a plasma rifle. "Gentlemen, please, can't we just..." A hand on his shoulder cut him off. He was led to the prison bay.*********************************************************************Lauren pushed Tweegee away from the contr
Traveling with The Doctor Part Forty-OneThe TARDIS orbited Jupiter as The Doctor ran some equipment checks on the TARDIS. She had lost her ability to speak, but he planned to fix that. It had been the TARDIS herself was a companion. In a way, she still was. Just one that couldn't talk anymore.Lauren was trying to wake Tweegee up. Smelling salts lay next to the bed. They had surprisingly been inaffective. Finally, she gave up and headed for her own room. On her bedside table, a picture of her family sat framed in ancient Gallifreyan metal. A gift from The Doctor. She missed them, but they could manage without her. She was doing a lot of good out in the universe, despite the fact that she, the Tenth, and Pre-Doctor-Restoration Nate had indirectly caused a civil war between two planets.A massive boom from the control room caught her attention. Leaving her room, she was joined by the now-conscious Tweegee as she ran to the main area. The Doctor was standing there, covered in smoke. "Don't worry about me, girls. Small mishap wi
Traveling with The Doctor Part FortyLauren's jaw dropped. "Tweegee? What are you... Why are you here?"Tweegee smiled. "Remember those text messages you sent me about flying through space in a blue box? I wanted to see what you were talking about... and now I know. Still, you didn't tell me that you were being chased by vampire people."The Doctor turned. Sure enough, Kryventian troops were drawing plasma rifles and pushing their way towards him. "Lauren, bring your friend... We need to run." The Doctor bolted across the empty street and into an alleyway, Lauren and Tweegee in tow. Approaching a locked set of double doors, he began sonicing the lock. It unlocked with a click. Opening the door, he ushered his two companions inside. As he closed the door, he realized where they were. A meat locker.Lauren wrinkled her nose. "Oh, this place smells."The Doctor aimed his sonic at the lock, fusing the door shut. Then, he aimed it at the lights, brightening the room. There was a ladder leading to the roof.He heard the troops
Traveling with The Doctor Part Thirty-NineThe Doctor manipulated the controls as the TARDIS spun towards the center of the solar system. The Kryventian fighters soared after it, weapons flaring. The deck of the TARDIS shook as a stray shot collided with it.Lauren pulled herself over the railing. She'd tumbled back when the shot hit. "How are we getting out of this?"The Doctor yanked back a lever. "I don't know. I don't know!" The deck bucked again. The Doctor raised a knob and flipped a switch. The TARDIS spun towards the flaming red star. The fighters closed in on the phone box.A flare shot out from the star, catching the TARDIS unexpectedly. The controls sparked and parts of the TARDIS burst into flames. Lauren gripped the railing. "What just happened?!"The Doctor flipped a switch. "Dark Times weaponry! It crippled our defenses and left us open to a solar flare. Now, we have enough power for one small vortex jump... But it may burn out the engines."Lauren fell over as the TARDIS took another hit. A console exploded. "Do