Doctor Who: The Fire of the Daleks: Part 7

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Asica got on his knees and begged the Dalek not to shoot.

“Please, I’ll do”

Before he could even finish the Dalek screamed “EXTERMINATE” and tried to fire. It proved to be a mistake however as the ships securty system paralysed the Dalek and the ray it had fired in mid air. The Dalek hadn’t even thought about the security system. In its arrogance it didn’t think that the Heglozians had any weapons that could threaten it. The ship however represented the absolute pinnacle of the Heglozians technology.  The Dalek tried to break free from the field but it was no use. Asika quickly pulled the gun from the Daleks socket and shot it dead.

The former king then quickly made his way to the control room where he fired several rays at the Daleks in the cave, destroying them all and saving the Doctor, Dana, Zoella and the others.

“You’re quite safe now” He said confidently through the speaker. “Doctor, Dana, Zoella and her boy. You can all come into the ship. The rest of you can stay here. With your allies the Daleks.”

All of the rebels except the leader started to beg the King to take them with him.

“How pathetic. You all spent so long trying to kill me, now you expect me to show mercy? You fools helped to doom our world.” Asica said with disgust,

“Hes right.” The Leader of the rebels said much to the others shock.

“Not about us dooming Heglozia. He did that. He’s right that you shouldn’t beg this monster for any clemency. This monster who sent thousands of men, women and children to their deaths for just trying to survive? Who was going to abandon his own people like a coward? We’ll find a way to survive this without him.”

“You won’t.” The Doctor said bluntly.

“None of you will if you don’t stick together. I have a plan, but you’re going to all have to help me. I’m not saying it will work, but its our best bet.”

“You don’t know anything about us” The leader said to the Doctor. “We survived against his troops and thugs for years, we can evade the Daleks until our forces rebuild.”

“You won’t” The Doctor replied. “I know the Daleks. Unless they see some value in you as a slave labour force, they’ll make sure nothing, even the smallest microbe survives on a planet they’ve invaded. Clearly they don’t think there is any value in the Heglozians. If they did we would have seen them gather more of you up into groups of slave labour, or as test subjects.” Dana winced at the last part, having remembered some of the gruesome sights she’d seen in a Dalek lab on a previous adventure with the Doctor.

“They’ve just slaughtered every member of your kind they’ve seen. The Daleks will unleash a weapon, very soon that will ignite the atmosphere of this planet. The air itself will burn. I’ve seen planets the Daleks used this weapon on. Barren rocks, with poison air. If you took one breath, even thousands of years later your insides would still cook. So many of these worlds were once teeming with life just like this one, but you’d have never known.”

“You’re lying” The Leader said. “No one would destroy for no reason. Also why wouldn’t they unleash this weapon already?”

“They do have a reason. Whilst they may not see you as having any value, I’d wager they want your world as a weapons factory. By poisoning the air they’ll make sure that no one can infiltrate their weapons factory. The only reason they haven’t let the weapon loose already is because they enjoy crushing other races. Its all a Dalek lives for. In between battles they don’t feel anything. Slaughtering others is the only time they ever feel alive.”

Zoella’s son hugged her in fear at the Doctors words. Zoella didn’t even try and lie to the boy that everything would be okay.

“Once they’ve had their fun killing you in droves down here, they’ll retreat to their mother ship fire their weapon. As soon as we see the monsters retreat then its all over…. Now do you see who your real enemy is?”

“What can we do?” The leader said.

“Use this ship to pick up as many civillians we can and get as far away from here as soon as possible” Asica said through the communicator.

“Your ship wouldn’t make it to the atmosphere. Even if it did, every inch of this galaxy is crawling with Dalek warships that can outshoot and outrun you.” The Doctor said.

“We have one chance.” The Doctor continued. “If we can fly your ship into the Dalek mothership we might be able to destroy it. There will still be Dalek war ships all over the galaxy, but bringing down their mothership will destroy their weapon and might make the monsters think about their next attack. It could give us the time we need to get the last survivors out of here in my TARDIS.” The Doctor said.

“Your what?” The Leader asked.

“Its a ship that can travel through time and space. I don’t have time to try and convince you, trust me its real and its your only chance to escape the Daleks.”

“How are we supposed to fly this vessel into the Dalek mothership? We’d be shot down before we had a chance?” The Leader said.

“Maybe not. The mother ship is the only Dalek vessel on this planet. It’ll be hovering in the sky. The monsters love to show any survivors after their invasion the weapon that will destory their world going off. The rest of the Dalek forces here are just soldiers. They think so little of you that they didn’t feel the need to waste any ships except for the grande finale. We might just be able to blast our way to it.”

“We have to get Misaca somewhere safe.” Zoella said. “I’m not having him in the middle of a fight with the Daleks.”

“We don’t have time.” Misaca interrupted. “Those monsters could burn this planet at any second. You can’t put me above everyone else.”

“The boys right”. The Doctor said. “Besides the safest place is with us. In the time it takes to get to the TARDIS, those monsters could have already set the bomb off. There’s no where else he can hide.” “I promise I won’t let those monsters harm him.” The Doctor said more gently to Zoella. She still wasn’t happy about bringing Misaca along, but the former soldier knew she had no choice.

As the rebels entered the craft the Doctor tried to tend to Zoella’s wounds. The Time Lord was amazed she was still standing. Her nose, her arm, and several ribs were all broken. Her body was covered in bruises and nasty cuts too, one eye was completely black, whilst her lips were cut and swollen and many of her teeth had been knocked out from the rebels torture. Still Zoella shoved the Doctor away.

“We don’t have time remember?” She snapped.

“Yes but if you keel over dead in a few moments you won’t be much use to us either. We need all the help we can get.”

“I’ll be fine. Trust me I wouldn’t miss the end of the Daleks for anything.” Zoella said before turning to the rebels leader.

“Once this is over, I’m going to kill you.” She spat in his face. The leader tried to look unscared, but he was clearly quite shaken.

One of the other rebels meanwhile laughed at Zoella’s taunts which caused her to punch him in the face,  knocking out several of his teeth and sending him crashing to the floor.

The rebel got up and tried to fight back, but the Doctor and Dana restrained both the rebel and Zoella. ” You fools. Even now you can’t work together?” The Doctor said. “If you don’t you’ll die, in agony and with the death of your species on you conscience.” The rebel and Zoella realised the Doctor was right and called it off… for now.

GIVE YOUR REPORT!” The Dalek supreme barked at its subordinates.

“THE FINAL CITY HAS FALLEN! THE FEW SURVIVORS HAVE SCATTERED!”

“EXCELLENT! THE FINAL CLEANSING OF THE PLANET WILL BEGIN! ORDER ALL DALEKS TO RETURN TO THE MOTHERSHIP.”

“ACCORDING TO REPORTS FROM THE ORIGINAL DALEK SCOUT, THERE WERE SIGHTINGS OF A BLUE BOX ON ONE OF THE SCOUT SHIPS!”

The Dalek Supreme knew exactly what that meant. Unlike all of the other Daleks here, it had actually encountered the Doctor before in a war with another race of creatures known as the Askirons.

The Askirons had been a race of war mongering conquerors in their own right. When the Daleks attacked, no other race in their galaxy was willing to help them. The Doctor however did eventually convince the others to unite against the Daleks and even supplied them with weaponry. Though the Doctors forces won in the end, the Askirons were wiped from the face of the galaxy whilst the casualties among the other races were in the billions. Many of the planets never recovered, and due to the loss of life and resources descended into barbarism. What had once been a proud alliance of several thriving, advanced civilisations became a scattering of desperate, dying worlds.

The Doctor and the Supreme Dalek regarded the war as being one of their darkest days, albeit for very different reasons. This marked the first and only time the Dalek supreme had lost a war.When it heard that the Doctor was here it felt, for just an instant an emotion that it was not used to. Fear!

“IT MAKES NO DIFFERENCE”. The Dalek Supreme said to its subordinates. “THERE IS NOTHING THAT EVEN THE DOCTOR CAN DO NOW! ORDER ALL DALEKS TO RETURN TO MOTHERSHIP! HEGLOZIA WILL BE CLEANSED!”

In the Heglozian city named Resteria below, which had been reduced to mostly rubble the Daleks began to fly from the slaughter. Many of them didn’t want to leave until they had exterminated all of the civilians, but the monsters dared not to disobey orders. Due to Resteria’s massive population there were a few more survivors from the attack, though it was still only a couple of hundred out of city of millions.

The men, women and children below crawled out of the flaming ruins, staring up at the Dalek mothership which deliberately came into view among the last surviving Heglozians on the planet.

None of them had any idea what the Daleks were planning, but whatever it was they all knew that there was no one and nothing that could stop them. This was the end for Heglozia. They were witnessing the death of their civilsation, of their entire race.

Suddenly out of the blackness of the sky came a strange vessel, unlike anything any of the Heglozian survivors had ever seen before.

“What is that?” One of the young survivors shouted?

“Whoever it is if they’re smart they’ll turn around and flee. No one can stop the Daleks.” One of the older men from the back said.

“We’ve reached the mothership Doctor. Its just like you said. They’d be near the largest city to get a good audience. Monsters.” Asica who was in the pilot seat said to the Doctor, who along with Dana was on the lower deck mucking around with the engine.

“The Daleks are all retreating back to the ship. We don’t have much time.” The rebel leader said over the intercom.

“Damn we have less time than I thought. Don’t do anything until I say understand.”

The Doctor was tinkering with the engine of the ship to use it as a weapon. The Doctor hoped that if he coud create an energy overload when the ship hit the Dalek vessel, the combination of the power in the Dalek engine (which he was very familiar with due to experience) and the explosion of Asica’s vessel would vaporise the Dalek ship completely, taking out their weapon and all of the Daleks who had returned to the ship.

Doing so would be extremely difficult however as not only would they have to reach the ship, but they’d only have a few minutes to flee in the escape pods. Normally the Doctor would be happy to sacrifice himself to stop the Daleks, as would Dana. Here however there would be no point if the Doctor died. He was the only one who could use the TARDIS to take the survivors away to safety. If he didn’t another Dalek mothership would be there within a day and burn the world.

“Doctor, the Dalek mothership is moving towards us.” Zoella said in panic.

“Well its not perfect, but it’ll just have to do now.” The Doctor said with regret.

“I hope this works Dana. It has too.”

Asica flew the ship straight at the Dalek mothership. The monsters were completely taken aback at first that the Heglozians weren’t just fleeing.

“IT IS THE DOCTOR! ONLY HE WOULD CHALLENGE US! DESTROY THE SHIP! DESTROY IT!” The Dalek Supreme barked..

Asica’s ship managed to swerve past some of the Dalek rays whilst landing a few hits itself. Ultimately however they didn’t even dent the motherships hull. The Daleks meanwhile managed to land a few hits on Asica’s ship which sent it hurling back through the air.

“We’ll never make it”. Dana said as the Doctor started to adjust the engine.

“I need to try just one thing.” The Doctor said in desperation.

“Asica, Asica! Come in.”

“It’s okay we’re still here Doctor. Got thrown around badly though. One more hit and the hull will be pierced.”

“I know. I hoped we might be able to catch them off guard by charging at them. I’ve deposited some of the energy from the engine into the canons. It should give them more power, but only for three shots. We’ll also have even less time to escape now.  Finally I also can’t guarantee that we won’t blow up when you fire, but it seems we don’t have a choice….. Good luck”

The Daleks fired at the vessel again, with Asica only barely managing to avoid the blast. This time however Asica fired at the mother ships main weapon. Not only did it destroy it, but the explosion shook the entire Dalek mothership and knocked it backwards.

Asica wasted no time and got two more blasts in, causing massive explosions.

“Careful if it crashes the bomb could go off.” The Doctor shouted.

“ALERT, ALERT, VESSEL COMPROMISED, WEAPONS SYSTEM DAMAGED.”

“THE HEGLOZIAN VESSEL IS HEADING TOWARDS US.”

“ALL DALEK FORCES LEAVE MOTHERSHIP AT ONCE! ATTACK THE HEGLOZIAN VESSE! DESTROY IT!” The Dalek Supreme shouted.

Hordes of Daleks began to emerge from the mothership, but this time Asica’s vessel had the advantage. Its fire power was far more powerful, and the Daleks rays were only able to produce minor damage. Asica’s vessel was the most powerful the Heglozian race had ever built; so many resources had gone towards building it, it would have drained their world completely to build just two! Whilst it still wouldn’t stand a chance against the Dalek fleet, against this one mothership it might just win.”

The crowd of Heglozian survivors below started cheering and shouting. Most of them knew it was too early to claim victory, but they couldn’t help but cheer at the sight the seemingly invinicible Daleks being blown out of the sky.

Asica blasted dozens and dozens of Daleks who hurled themselves at the ship. Below the Doctor and Dana who watched from a monitor even started cheering.

In that moment the rebels, Zoella and Asica forgot all of their differences as the former King blasted his way through the army of monsters to the now vulnerable Dalek mothership. They all huddled together, feeling confident that the King of all people would be able to finish their hated enemies. Zoella in particular after having spent so long fighting against the Daleks relished in their deaths. Not all of the Motherships weapons had been knocked out, but Asica’s vessel was easily able to avoid the blasts from its other, lesser canons now.

Just as victory seemed to be within reach however, one Dalek emerged from a blast that had knocked dozens more out of the sky. A Special Weapons Dalek.

“Asica, Asica, don’t try to fight it” The Doctor said in terror at the sight of the Special Weapons Dalek that he knew only too well.

“What is that creature?” One of the rebels said.

“Its a Special Dalek. I didn’t think they’d developed that model at this point in their history. Please be careful, its blast is comparable to 100 normal Daleks and its armour is practically indestructable. Just fly past it.”

The King tried to oblige, but the Dalek was too fast. In a matter of seconds it was completely out of sight.

“Where’d it go?” The King said, scared out of his mind.

“It doesn’t matter just move.” Before the Doctor could even finish the ship was rocked by an explosion that threw the Time Lord and Dana across the room.

“Doctor? Doctor?” Asica said in panic. “You need to rig up more power from the engine to the gun like before.”

“I can’t its too unstable. The ship will blow up if I do it.” Suddenly the ship was struck again, only this time the engine began to explode. The Doctor and Dana were forced to flee the room.  The ship went whirling through the air, as more and more parts of the hull either exploded or went flying off.

“Destruct in 3 minutes.” The security system said.

“We’ll never make it to the Dalek mothership now.” The leader of the rebels said grimly.”

“Yes we will” Asica replied as he desperately tried to get the ship back into focus. Several more Dalek scouts began to gather around the ship and fired on it. The ship’s shields had been damaged and it was now vulnerable to even ordinary Dalek fire power.

The Doctor and Dana quickly rushed to the upper level.

“We need to get out of here. This ship will never fly now.”

“No! I’m not leaving now” Asica shouted. Suddenly the control panel exploded which sent Asica and two of the rebels flying across the room. One of the rebels was killed right away whilst another was helped up by two of his comrades. Asica was severly burned and though the Doctor tried to help him, it was obvious there was nothing he could do for the former king.

“Please” he said whilst struggling not to choke on his own blood. “Just go. I don’t want to live to see my planet die. I’m sorry, I hoped in the end it would, would all be.” He collapsed before he could finish.  A further explosion came from the back of the room. “We need to go now!” The Doctor said as he hurried the rebels, Dana and Zoella down the corridor. There were more explosions however and the two rebels at the back carrying their wounded comrade were consumed by the flames.  More explosions further down the corridor knocked the Doctor and the others off of their feet. Zoella briefly became separated from her son as the ship shook and she fell off her feet. Misaca tried to run to help his mother, but a further explosion rocked the ship and knocked the boy on his back.

Just as the boy tried to pull himself up, several large pieces or rubble fell from the ceiling and crushed him to death. Zoella quickly ran to her son and tried to pull the rubble off of Misaca’s corpse, and burning her hand in the process.

Dana deseperately tried to pull Zoella away, but the former soldier didn’t want to be saved when she saw her sons lifeless, broken face under the rubble. “LEAVE ME” She shouted. “I’m not leaving him!”

The Doctor quickly intervened and used a Venusian Karate neck pinch to knock Zoella out. “I’m sorry but we don’t have time to argue.” The Doctor then picked Zoella up over his shoulders and ran down the flaming corridor with the others. They reached the escape pods, but more rubble started to fall from the ceiling. Dana quickly pushed the Doctor out of the way of a shard, but others were not lucky. Three more rebels were crushed, leaving only their leader and two more.

The Doctor managed to open one of the doors with his sonic screwdriver before the flames completely engulfed the room. Inside the pod was very small and they could all barely fit in, but the Doctor managed to eject the pod in time.

Unfortunately as soon as the pod left the crashing ship it was set upon by three Dalek scouts. The Doctor tried to evade them, but the Daleks managed one lucky shot that sent the ship spiraling out of control. The Doctor however was able to make the pod smash into one of the Daleks, knocking it out of the sky and scattering the other two monsters. The Doctor then piloted the ship to the TARDIS, with the two Daleks in pursuit

Asica’s ship meanwhile went hurtling into the ruins of the city and consumed it completely in flames. The last sight the few hundred surviving Heglozians of the city saw was the flaming wreckage of the vessel they had hoped would be their salvation.

“EXCELLENT” The Dalek Supreme said. “THE HEGLOZIAN CRAFT HAS BEEN DEFEATED.”

“DALEK UNITS REPORT ONE POD HAS ESCAPED! TWO DALEKS ARE IN PURSUIT”

“IT MUST NOT ESCAPE! ORDER ALL OTHER DALEK UNITS TO RETURN TO MOTHERSHIP! THE WEAPON WILL BE DETONATED AT ONCE!

The two Daleks continued in their pursuit of the pod. The mothership would protect all of the other Daleks from the bomb. It didn’t even need to leave the atmosphere its hull was so strong. The two Dalek scouts however would not survive the blast, but they didn’t care. The monsters could take no risks in letting the Doctor get away. The Doctor flew the pod as fast as he could, but the Daleks managed to get several more shots in. The pod crashed just as it came into view of the ship the TARDIS was contained it. Fortunately it was only twenty or so feet from the ground, but the monsters soon swarmed the wreckage and started to fire at it.

The Doctor quickly opened the hatch, but the rebels leader and his two subordinates foolishly ran out ahead of him only to be instantly gunned down by the Daleks. The Doctor meanwhile used his sonic screwdriver to destabilise the engine of the pod, which would cause it to explode. The Doctor carrying Zoella, and Dana quickly jumped out of the pod, with the Daleks firing at them. The two time travellers evaded their enemies blasts whilst the Daleks who flew closer to them were quickly caught in the exploding pod.

“Doctor we failed” Dana said. “We.” Suddenly she noticed the Doctor was distracted by something in the distance.

Dana looked up and saw, over the horizon a wall of fire sweeping across the entire land. The Daleks had detonated their bomb! The Doctor, (carrying Zoella) and Dana ran towards the Tardis which was still in the wreckage of the ship they had originally crashed in. The bodies of the soldiers the first Dalek had killed had been simply left there to rot.

The Doctor used his sonic screwdriver to try and locate the trap the original Dalek had placed around the TARDIS door. It only took him a few seconds, but they felt like hours for Dana as she stared at the flaming wall consuming everything in its path. The flaming mass came within a mere 40 or so feet of Dana, just before the Doctor pulled her into the TARDIS and shut the doors.

Inside the TARDIS Dana took Zoella down to the medibay, whilst the Doctor began to work the controls. The Time Lord took one last look at Heglozia on the scanner before taking off and saw nothing but fire. The planet had literally been turned into hell. In less than an hour the Daleks fire would spread across every single square inch of Heglozia. There was no chance any life forms on the planet could survive that.

“THE WEAPON HAS BEEN SUCCESSFULLY LAUNCHED!” The Dalek Supreme said. “CONTACT DALEK CONTROL THAT WITHIN A FEW HOURS THE PLANET WILL BE READY FOR CONVERSION INTO A WEAPONS FACTORY.”

“WHAT NEWS IS THERE OF THE DOCTOR!” The Dalek Supreme said to its subordinates.

“WE LOST CONTACT WITH THE DALEK UNITS JUST BEFORE THE BOMB EXPLODED. IT DOES NOT SEEM LIKELY THAT HE WAS ABLE TO REACH HIS SHIP!”

“IT IS OF NO IMPORTANCE” The Dalek Supreme said, not sure if it meant it. “THE TIME LORD FAILED! HEGLOZIA IS OURS! WE ARE VICTORIOUS!”

The Doctor simply sat in the console room for the first few hours after the ship had taken off. The Doctor had known about the ultimate fate of Heglozia since they had first arrived. He had visited the galaxy the planet existed in, the Mysorika Galaxy many hundreds of years later in its timeline.

At that stage the Daleks had converted every single world of the galaxy into factories, where the monsters would create more weapons that would enable them to destroy millions more worlds like Heglozia. The Doctor had been sent on a mission to sabotage a super weapon they had been building on one of the planets. For all he knew it could have been Heglozia itself in its future. There was no difference between any of the planets when the Doctor visited the galaxy.

The Doctor had hoped to save some of the Heglozians by taking them to another world. He had failed them just as he had failed to save millions of other planets. How many billions of worlds where there like Heglozia with their own histories and cultures that were obliterated in an instant by the Daleks and lost forever that he knew nothing about? How many of the worlds that he had visited over the years and never returned to again had the Daleks found?

In spite of all his victories against the monsters over the centuries, the Doctor would always carry a sense of guilt when dealing with the Daleks as he given up possibility the only opportunity to destroy them at the time of their birth. Tonight was a gruesome reminder of the consequences of his decision all those years ago.

Dana meanwhile had taken Zoella down to the medibay herself where the bays AI took care of her. Zoella was sedated with drugs whilst the system set about repairing her injuries and resetting her broken bones. Dana was just worried about what would happen when Zoella woke up. For her sake more than anything else. As horrible as it sounded, Dana wondered if perhaps it would have been better to let her die on Heglozia. How can someone expect to live on after their world was gone? How could Zoella forget the sight of her sons corpse staring back up at her completely helpless.

What Dana had seen herself would stay with her for many years to come. Every time Dana closed her eyes she saw the flaming inferno Heglozia had become. She had seen many things on her journey’s with the Doctor, but never such senseless cruelty and destruction. Dana just hoped that she would never have to encounter the Daleks ever again.

 

The next Doctor Who story will feature my version of the 10th Doctor. We will return to the 9th Doctor at a later date, but the point of this series is to run through all of the alternate versions of the Doctor from his 9th life on. The next story will be an adaptation of Scratchman. It will be released in 2 weeks.

 

 

 

Doctor Who: The Fire of the Daleks: Part 6

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(Sorry about the delay, its been a hectic week and there will be some updates soon.)

The Daleks slowly cornered Zoella and her child from both ends. Zoella pushed her little boy against the wall behind her, hoping that the Daleks might miss him.

“EXTERMINATE” the monsters shouted in unison, only for one of the creatures at the back of one end of the tunnel to suddenly explode. As the others turned around they too were beset by a barrage of death rays, fired by the rebels. Two of the Daleks at the back however managed to fire back and took down at least five of the rebels at the front, forcing the others to retreat. Fortunately however Zoella quickly fired her gun at the two Daleks blowing them both to pieces.

The few surviving rebels approached Zoella.

“Don’t worry” their leader, a young woman said as she dropped her gun.

“We’re not going to harm you.”

“Wish I culd say the same to you”. Zoella said as she shoved her gun into the young woman’s ribs, prompting the others to raise their weapons.

“You captured my son, threatened to kill him and helped bring these monsters down on us. You’re no better than the Daleks.” Zoella said in anger and disgust.

“We don’t have time for petty grudges now. Those monsters are all around.”

“A pity you didn’t realise that a few hours ago”. She said.

“We need to stick together. Our leader is in trouble. The Daleks have cornered him.”

“You mean the man who captured my son?” Zoella said.

“Its not just about him. He found a ship in the depths of the castle. One your king was going to use to leave us all to the Daleks. It can take us out of here, but they’ve cornered him and the others. We have to save the ship.”

Zoella was so overcome with rage she felt like shooting the rebels for asking for her help, but just as she had always done before the soldier repressed her emotions. She knew the rebels were right and that there was no way she could get her little boy out of this without their help.

“Okay I’ll help for his sake, but I warn you. If any of you lay a finger on my son you’ll be begging for the Daleks to find you first.”

The Doctor, Dana and Asica had managed to make their way to just outside the castle. They had mostly kept hidden, with the Doctor taking care of any Dalek troops that had found them.

Along the way the two time travellers and the former monarch could see that all of the nearby cities and towns had been completely levelled by the Daleks. The bodies of men, women and even children littered the lands all around them. The Doctor, Asica and Dana had also witnessed the Daleks, from the skies gun down hundreds of civillians fleeing from the cities.

There was nothing the Doctor, Asica and Dana could have done to help them. If the Doctor fired at one of the Daleks, then an entire fleet would have descended on them. As hard as it was they had to focus on themselves for now.

Outside of the castle were 4 Daleks circling the gates. The Doctor might have been able to take them down with his gun, but he didn’t know how many more were on the castle grounds.

“There’s more than one secret passage into the castle.” Asica said.”Theres a chance those monsters won’t have found one of them.”

Several more Daleks started to fly over head.

“ALL BUT ONE OF THE CITY’S HAVE BEEN CLEANSED! THERE ARE STILL REBELS SCATTERED IN THE NEARBY WASTELANDS! FIND THEM! FIND THEM!” One of the Daleks shouted as all but one of the monsters below began to fly over the wastelands.

The Doctor, Dana and Asica slowly crept behind some rocks, with Asica leading the way to the secret passage. The trio came upon was looked like a large boulder, standing in the middle of nowhere. It was soon revealed however to the Doctor and Dana, to be a hatch; as Asica adjusted some hidden controls causing it to open.

As the three stepped in one of the Daleks spotted them. “HUMANOIDS DETECTED ADVANCE, ADVANCE”

Asica quickly shut the hatch behind them, but the Dalek soon blew it open. The trio ran down the corridor whilst the sound of the Daleks above rang in their ears.

“ALERT, ALERT, HUMANOIDS ON THE LOWER LEVELS ALL DALEKS DESCEND.”

“Its okay they won’t find us, that was the only entrance” Asica said, only for several walls and the roof to blast open revealing more Daleks. The Doctor fired at the Daleks taking several of them down whilst Asica and Dana ran ahead. They soon took shelted behind some pieces of rubble as several Daleks covered the nearby areas.

“What are you waiting for? Shoot them.” Dana said.

“There’s not that much power left in the gun” the Doctor said.”The gun gets its supplies from the casing. I can either shot a couple of shots, or use one on full power that should get them all in one swoop, but I don’t know if now is the time to use it. ”

“What’s the big deal just shoot them and steal their guns?” Dana asked.

“I’d have to use the gun on a lower setting for that. At a full blast their casings would be completely destroyed along with the guns. I’m not sure if we have enough shots left on lower power. Even if we did the chances of me outshooting all those Daleks, well.”

“So use up the last shot” Asica said impatiently.

“We might need it.”

“We need it now.” Dana said firmly.

The Doctor still wasn’t sure. He tried to think of another way for them to slip past the Daleks but there didn’t seem to be.

“Okay” He said reluctantly. “If we are defencless just when we’re on the brink of safety, don’t blame me.” The Doctor jumped out and fired at full blast at the Daleks before any of them could react. The entire room filled with green, lethal radiation which caused the Daleks casings to break open and the creatures insides flesh to sizzel, and boil. It became so intense that the Doctor could feel the gun burning in his hand. Once it was over the Doctor investigated the casings to see if anything could be salvaged. They were completely destroyed, and the guns had even melted. One of the Dalek mutants was still alive however, albeit barely.

It raised its feeble tentacles to the Doctor in a feeble attempt to choke the life out of its most hated enemy. The Doctor didn’t even bother to move he just stared at the monster for a few seconds.

The Doctor hated the Daleks more than anything else, but there were times were even he couldn’t help but pity them. They were creatures who had no say in what they wanted to be. Their destiny’s were chosen for them, by one man, Davros. He turned them from creatures who could think for themselves and conditioned them to wage a senseless war against the rest of creation. In a way they were victims of his as much as anyone.

As the Doctor stared at this helpless creature in its last few moments of life, he thought about how this was probably the first ever time the creature was feeling the air on its withered, frail body. He also thought about how no one would care about its death, not even its own kind.

Asica, Dana and the Doctor quickly headed down a nearby corridor before more of the Daleks could emerge from the tunnels.

“Where are we going” the Doctor asked. Asica didn’t answer, but the Doctor pressed on again and Asica stopped.

“There’s a ship below here. One that we built if the Daleks ever breached the defences of our world. It was designed to get a few of us out of here.”

“A few?” Dana said with disgust.

“I didn’t want to have to use it believe me. It was a last resort to make sure that some of our species would escape.”

“What about Zoella?” Dana asked.

“I’m afraid we don’t have time for her.” Asica said he continued down the corridor.

“NO!” Dana said loudly, not caring about the Daleks. “We are not leaving anyone behind.”

“You stupid woman the palace is crawling with Daleks! The ship has weapons we can fight back if we get to it first.” Asica said.

“The Doctor intervened. As much as he hated himself for admitting it, Asica was right. There was nothing they could do for Zoella. Not yet anyway. The ships weapons could perhaps give them a more even playing field.”

“We’re not going to abandon her. I promise Dana, but he’s right. We don’t have any weapons. We need to find the ship.” The Doctor said firmly.

Reluctantly Dana agreed and the three quickly went down a near corridor leading to the cavern the escape ship was kept. Unfortunately however not only where there several Daleks guarding it, but just in front of the ship, the Doctor, Dana and Asica could see the Daleks torturing several of the rebels including their leader.

The monsters were electrocuting them with their sucker arms.

“WHAT IS THIS MACHINE! ARE THERE ANY MORE LIKE IT! ANSWER” The rebel leader was cowering and pleading with the monsters to stop.

“I never thought I’d pity those rebels.” Asica said with regret. “Its completely surrounded. We can’t get in.”

“I’ll have to distract them” The Doctor said.

“You won’t survive.” Dana said trying to stop the Doctor.

“If I don’t do this none of will, while I’m giving them the roundaround you.” Suddenly the Time Lord was interrupted by the sound of several gunshots. Zoella and the rebels had also made their way into the cave. The fact that the Daleks had become preoccupied by the Doctor, Dana and Asica had allowed Zoella and the rebels to evade the monsters.

The rebels shot at the cave’s roof causing some of the Daleks to be buried. The Daleks however managed to quickly dispose of most of the rebels, sending the survivors including Zoella hiding behind nearby rocks.

“Come we have to move now” Asica said as he pushed past the Doctor and Dana to get into the ship. The two time travellers followed, but one of the Daleks noticed and fired at them. It missed but the Doctor was still thrown off his feet.

Dana ran back to help The Doctor, but the Dalek cornered them.

“EXTERMINATE, EXTERMINATE, EXTERMINATE!”

Zoella noticed her two former companions and jumped up to try and shoot the Dalek to gain its attention, but her weapon’s rays simply bounced off of the Dalek.

Asica meanwhile made his way into his ship. Not even noticing that his companions weren’t with him. Heading for the control room, as soon as he opened it however a Dalek emerged and cornered him against a wall.

“EXTERMINATE, EXTERMINATE, EXTERMINATE!”

To Be Continued

Doctor Who: The Fire of the Daleks: Part 5

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“She’s just a child”

“I don’t care. You sent me down. You betrayed me when I tried to help you.”

In the middle of the war zone the city had become, this former prisoner had managed to track down the woman who he hated more than anyone else on Heglozia, Fastera. The prisoner had been in love with Fastera for almost his entire life, and during the famine the two had entered into a relationship. Unfortunately however when Fastera’s daughter had stolen some food out of desperation, she framed the former prisoner for the theft.

She had no choice. Under Asica’s laws, Fastera’s daughter would have gone to prison and she couldn’t bare to lose her child. Every night she had felt guilt over her actions, but she didn’t regret them. Until now that is. Fastera’s daughter had thrown herself in front of her mother and pleaded with the former prisoner. Fastera did not fear death, but she didn’t want her daughter to see her die and begged her former lover to let her child go.

“I loved you”. The former prisoner said as he prepared to fire.

“I’m sorry” Fastera said, genuinely. “I didn’t want to hurt you. I just couldn’t lose her. Please don’t let her see this.”

Fastera’s daughter cried and pleaded. “Don’t kill my mum. It was my fault I’m sorry, please.”

The former prisoner still pointed his gun at Fastera, but after a few moments he lowered it.

“You’d better get out of here”. He said. “The streets aren’t safe.” He woud never really have done it. He had been a good man once. Sadly however like most of the people on this planet the desperation of the war had changed him, made him a mere shadow of his former self.  Neither Fastera or her daughter even acknowledged what the former prisoner said however. Instead they both stared up at the sky in absolute horror. As the prisoner turned around he saw the most terrifying sight he had ever seen. Hundreds of thousands of Daleks flying toward the city. No one else below had noticed. They were all too busy fighting and killing each other.

The prisoner and Fastera ran through the chaos shouting at everyone to flee but it was no use. In a matter of seconds the Daleks were over the city and started to open fire.

“EXTERMINATE” the monsters all started to shout in unison as their rays cut down men, women, even children and levelled entire buildings. There was nowhere to hide from the monsters. Each individual Daleks ray would cover an area of 40 feet and would melt absolutely everything it came into contact with. Some tried to fight back, including the prisoner, but they were the first to be cut down. In less than twenty minutes all that was left of the city were ruins and flames. Only a handful of civillians had managed to flee to the wilderness outside, Fastera and her daughter among them. They tried to hide under some nearby rocks, as more and more Daleks descended from the sky.

“ALL HEGLOZIANS MUST BE EXTERMINATED” A black Dalek that hovered in the centre of the swarm of Daleks screeched. “THERE WILL BE NO PRISONERS. THIS PLANET WILL BE CLEANSED!”

“It can’t be, it can’t” one of the civillians said from behind. “They’re here’ we’re doomed. Our entire world.” He then put a gun to his head. The others tried to stop him but he was too far gone.

“I’m ending it on my own terms than dying at the mercy of those monsters” He said before blowing his head off.

Unfortunately his gunshot alerted the Daleks and they swarmed the few survivors who all ran in different directions only to each be gunned down. Fastera and her daughter were the last two to be cornered by the Daleks.

The two embraced for their final moments. Fastera much like her former lover was not a bad person. She had just been forced to go to such extreme lengths to protect her daughter. Now it had all be for nothing. She just hoped in her final few seconds that the Daleks would kill her first and she wouldn’t have to watch her little girl die.

“EXTERMINATE!”

The Doctor, Dana and Asica stared at the ruins of the generator for a few seconds, none of them sure what their next move was.

“We need to get back to the palace.” The Doctor said.

“You what? Why?” Asica replied.

“Zoella, she sacrificed herself so we could get away. If there’s a chance she’s still alive we have to help her.”

“What about the people out there?” Asica asked.

The Doctor hesitated to respond. “We have to focus on helping who we can now.”

“What are you saying? That there is no hope for my people.”

“I don’t think there’s hope for any of us now. If the Daleks find the TARDIS before we do, we’re finished.”

“Then shouldn’t we reach the TARDIS first” Dana said.

“We’d never make it. Its across so much open field, we’d be cut down. At the very least we have to find some other form of transport first.”

Suddenly the trio heard several screams down the corridor followed by the all too familiar battle cry of the Daleks.

“EXTERMINATE, EXTERMINATE!”

“We have to get out of here now” the Doctor said as he darted down the corridor. As the trio ran they heard the sound of several of the rebels pleading, begging with the Daleks, that they just wanted the fighting to end only to be gunned down.

The trio soon came across the young rebel woman whose kneecap Asica had shot.

“Please help me” she pleaded with the three of them. “They’re killing everybody.”

“Now you want my help? You fools helped that monster destroy the generator.” Asica said bitterly.

“We can’t just leave her” Dana protested.

“She deserves it. Besides she’d only slow us down.” Asica said as he headed down the corridor. The Doctor hesitated for a moment. He knew Asica was right. They needed to get out of here fast, and she had helped to bring the monsters down on them. Still he would never forgive himself if he left her and so the Doctor lifted the young woman up over his shoulders.

The Doctor, Dana and Asica were soon forced to hide in a small room as three Daleks glided by. The rebel girl was whimpering from the pain in her leg, but Dana put her hand over the girls mouth and put her finger over her own lips. The slightest noise and it would be all over for them.

The Doctor couldn’t bare to look at the three Daleks they repulsed him so much. He wanted to tear their putrid, withered bodies from their casings and rip them apart with his bare hands. He wanted to kill every single last one of the monsters not just on this world, but across the galaxy. Still he had to keep his cool. The only option right now was to flee. There was no weaponry on this world that could harm them. If only the Doctor and Dana had arrived earlier in the war when the planets were still united he might have been able to sway the battle in the Heglozians favour. Now he could only hope to help a few of their people escape to another planet.

“They’re gone, we need to move now”. The Doctor said. When the 4 made it outside however they could see hundreds of Daleks above. Fortunately none of the metal monsters noticed them. The Daleks were all heading towards the main cities instead. In the distance the Doctor, Asica, Dana and the rebel girl could see flames and corpses strewn across the wastelands.

“We’re all dead. All of us, there’s nothing we can do” Asica said as he sank to his knees.

“Shh” The Doctor said quietly. “Don’t make a sound. I don’t have time to convince you. Either you come with us, or you get left to the mercy of the most evil creatures in the universe.” He said to Asica who instantly stood back up. It was the kings hatred of the Daleks that motivated him at this stage more than anything else. He wanted to at least take some of those monsters down with him before he went.

The three slowly and quietly walked across the wastelands with Dana looking up at the Daleks to warn the others if any of the metal monsters had noticed them. Unfortunately whilst they were busy looking up at the sky, they failed to notice one of the Daleks creeping up from over a nearby hill.

“STAY WHERE YOU ARE!” The monster shouted.

The Dalek scanned the Doctor and Dana who it felt looked somewhat different to the other inhabitants of this planet. . “YOU ARE NOT OF THIS WORLD! EXPLAIN! EXPLAIN!”

“Well what can I say my life story is one of adventure, discovery and I’m proud to say, one that involves lots and lots of humiliating defeats for the Daleks” the Doctor said in a mock cheeful tone.

Dana quickly reached into the earth and threw a slab of dirt at the Daleks eyestick, temporarily blinding the creature. In its panic it fired, but fortunately its ray missed them. The Doctor placed the young rebel girl on the floor and told her not to move. Dana and Asica meanwhile rushed the Dalek and grabbed it from either side, whilst the Doctor grabbed it from behind. All three struggled to even hold the monster in place its strength was so great. The Dalek quickly swivelled its mid section 360 degrees, knocking all three of them off. Its mid section then turned to face the Doctor, but Dana quickly jumped up and kicked the Dalek with all her might. She barely moved it an inch and nearly broke her foot on the metal. Still she distracted the Dalek long enough for the Doctor to jump up and wrestle with the monster again. Up above the Doctor could see one of the flying Daleks aiming its gun at them. “Watch out” The Time Lord shouted to Dana and Asica as the Dalek above fired. All 3 quickly jumped out of the way only for the Dalek aboves ray to hit the Dalek the Doctor and the others had been wrestling with instead.

After the Dalek below’s top section blew up, the Doctor quickly grabbed its gun and fired up at the other monsters in the sky. He moved the Dalek gun to full setting which doused the entire area up above with radiation killing 10 Daleks.

The young rebel woman meanwhile had managed to limp to safety behind a nearby rock. The Doctor tried to run towards her, but one of the surviving Daleks flew there first. The Doctor tried to shoot firs,t but the Dalek managed to blast the young woman on full power. The Doctor, Dana and Asica were barely able to scramble to safety as the entire area was overrun with radiation, and Asica was still caught in the very edges of the rays blast which singed his skin and hair.  It didn’t kill him, but the pain was so overwhelming he could barely stand up. Every single part of his body hurt.

“Just leave me, I can barely walk.” He said.

“No like I said, we don’t leave anyone behind.” The Doctor replied as he and Dana helped the former monarch up. The Doctor then quickly fired back at the Dalek and blew the monster up in the sky.

“If only she’d listened and not tried to crawl away we could have got to her in time. We need to stick together if we have any hope of getting through this.” The Doctor said as he looked at the young rebel woman’s corpse whose face was twisted into the most heinous expression of agony.

“What’s that?”

“I don’t know maybe the people gathering outside to celebrate their brave new heroes.” Zoella said with disdain. The rebels took no notice of her however.

“We haven’t heard anything back from the commander in a while.” One of the rebels said. The whole room began to shake and the three rebels soon heard the croaking sound of a Dalek coming from above.

“HUMANOID LIFE FORMS DETECTED! ADVANCE! ADVANCE!”

“They’re here!” Zoella said in panic. “You have to release me now. We all have to get out of here”, but again the rebels took no notice of her.

“Its okay. We can reason with them.” One of the rebels said to himself. “They want this war over as much as we do.”

“You idiots!” Zoella shouted, which finally prompted a response from one of the rebels who hit her in the face.

“Maybe when we give them one of the soldiers whose slaughtered their kind in cold blood they’ll be happy.”

Zoella just laughed as the Daleks drew closer. Up above there was the sound of fighting and rubble started to fall from the ceiling.

“I’m sure those poor misunderstood Daleks are just thanking you for toppling the evil king” Zoella said with disdain.

As the celing began to collapse, the lock holding Zoella’s chains broke too and she was able to escape. Whilst the rebels guarding here were distracted by the Daleks, Zoella wrapped her chain around one guards neck and snapped it in a matter of seconds. The other guard turned around aiming his gun, but Zoella quickly punched him in the face with her chains and didn’t stop hitting him on the floor until he was dead.

After the gruesome deed was done, Zoella looked up to see her son standing there in shock at what his mother had done.

“I didn’t ever want you to see this. I swore I’d do anything to keep you safe. Even if that meant missing you grow up, even if that meant becoming a monster. I don’t care if you hate me. Just as long as you are alive at the end of this.”

To her surprise however Zoella’s little boy hugged her.

“Mother I could never hate you. I’ve missed you so much.”

“I know son. I promise that no matter what we’re going to get out of here.”

Zoella walked slowly ahead of the young boy. She had to hold her chains up by one arm. The weight on her broken arm was unbearable, but she didn’t even flinch once such was her determination.

As Zoella looked aroud the corner she saw one Dalek gliding towards her.

“HALT STAY WHERE YOU ARE!” It screamed. Zoella surprisingly however turned to face it with her non broken arm up.

“Well I’m here. I take it you don’t come in peace?” She said sarcastically. The Dalek raised its gun to her, but Zoella threw her chain around the Daleks gun stick and pulled. With all her strength she wrenched the Dalek gun stick out of its socket and grabbed it, shooting the monster dead.

“I can’t tell you how satisfying that was.” She said to her son. From behind the Dalek Zoella however could see more of the metal monsters emerging down the dark corridors. As she and her son tried to run back the way however, more Daleks came down that direction too. They were trapped with seemingly no hope of escape.

To Be Continued

 

Doctor Who: The Fire of the Daleks: Part 4:

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“She’s a tough one. If this were the king that coward would have cracked by now, but her? I’m impressed”

The rebels had been torturing Zoella for the last two hours. They had beaten her unconscious several times, burned her with lasers and stabbed hooks through her hands and feet.

After each session however Zoella who never screamed throughout it, would just spit back in her tormentors face.

“All men and women can be broken. You just have to find their weakness. Isn’t that right my dear.” The leader of the rebels said as he entered the room with a young, deathly pale, little boy, no older than 8 years old.

“I believe you know this young man” the leader said.

“You’ve reached a new low.” Zoella said as she spat out one of her last teeth. “Threatening children.”

“Why not? That king you so willingly served murdered thousands of innocent children.”

“I didn’t serve him you fool. I served us. I fought against those monsters out there that threatened our entire world. You were either too scared or stupid to realise the danger we are all in.”

The leader responded by hitting Zoella across the face.

“Believe me when I tell you that I’ll kill him. Your own son right in front of you if you don’t tell me where the king went.”

Zoella’s son, Misaca was the only family she had left. Her husband and daughter had both been tragically killed many years ago in a riot for resources. Her son had since fallen into the care of one of her friends, Estelica who had cared for him for the past two years, whilst Zoella had been fighting the Daleks.

“What did you do to Estelica.”

“Lets just say you’ll have to find a new babysitter”

“You sick, cowardly.”

The rebels leader held his gun to Misaca’s head. “Last chance.”

“Okay, okay. The two strangers the King fled with were aliens from another world. They have a ship that can take him out of here. Its in the badlands, in the wreckage of the ship I crashed in.”

The leader was skeptical, but he didn’t think Zoella was lying. For the first time he could see how scared she was for her son.

Another one of the rebels came bursting into the room.

“Sir, Sir, in the lower levels of the cavern we have discovered a spaceship. Its huge.”

“Is it a war vessel?”

“No sir. According to one of the King’s special guard that we interrogated, it was an escape vessel. Whilst idiots like this woman here were hopelessly fighting against those monsters, the King and his elite were going to leave them all behind.”

“Does it work?” The leader asked which caused Zoella to burst out laughing.

“What are you laughing at? You’re the fool who was happy to sacrifice herself for a coward.”

“Just like your followers are?”

The leader of the rebels grabbed her son and threw him towards Zoella who instantly stood up in her chains.

“Keep them both here whilst I investigate the vessel. If she tries anything, shoot her son first.”

Zoella had never hated anyone as much as the rebels leader. She hated him even more than the Daleks, but she had to bide her time for now. The chains were unbreakable. None of it probably mattered anway she thought. The Daleks most likely kill all of them in a few hours anyway. She just hoped that they would kill the rebels first.

The Doctor, Dana and Asica headed towards the forcefield’s generator. Along the way below they saw nothing but constant fighting among the people. It was absolute chaos.

“There won’t be any of them left when the Daleks get here.” Dana said. “We have to do something. We have to tell them what’s really going on.”

“They won’t listen”. The Doctor replied. “No offence, but I don’t think having his majesty here on our side will exactly endear us to them. We have to stop that Dalek or they’ll all die.”

“I didn’t want it like this.” Asica said. “Believe me. Every second of every day and night I’m awake I think about what I’ve done to our planet.”

“Well I’m sure that’ll make them all forgive you. I’ve done horrible things, but I’m really sorry about it.” Dana said sarcastically in response.

“You have no idea what those creatures are capable of.”

“Yes I do, which is why I don’t judge you” The Doctor said. “I don’t agree with anything you’ve done, but I understand that there are no easy options against a race like the Daleks.”

The ship came to a giant facility which housed the generator. Outside there were hundreds of Heglozians fighting with one another. The guards of the facility and the terrorist group Heglozia first. The national guard were too preoccupied with putting down the riots in the cities caused by the Dalek releasing the prisoners, whilst the King’s forces had similarly been overtaken by the rebels and the escaped prisoners working together.

The guards still appeared to have the upper hand in the fight, due to their more advanced weaponry, but more and more people were joining the side of the rebels. They foolishly believed that destroying the forcefield would bring an end to the war.

“We have to scatter them.” The Doctor said. “The guards can’t possibly hope to fight both that army and the Dalek. What kind of weapons does this ship have?” The Doctor asked.

“You’re not seriously thinking of killing the rebels.” Dana said in shock.

“Why not” Asica interrupted. “They’re about to doom this world.”

“Of course I’m not going to kill them.” The Doctor said whilst ignoring Asica. “I need to scatter them though.”

“You lack the stomach and courage to do what’s necessary” Asica said with disgust.

The Doctor gave Asica a glare. “You have no idea. Unlike you I don’t believe in senseless murder. Maybe if you’d thought the same then we wouldn’t be in this situation. We do things my way, understand.”

The Doctor fired several missiles at a small hill beside the facility, blowing it up and sending many of the rebels and eco terrorists fleeing. Several of them however still stood their ground and opened fire on the King’s vessel. Their rays however simply bounced off of the vessel and the Doctor fired several shots back. Again he aimed for their feet and simply knocked the rebels off balance.

Just as most of the rebels fled, which was met with a resounding cheer from the guards. Something struck the King’s vessel from behind.

“We’ve been hit. The back engines have been damaged. None of the rebels have firepower that strong.” Asica said.

“Which can mean only one thing.” The Doctor said as he checked the monitors to see the Dalek flying behind the vessel.

“Its here, we just might have enough power to take it down.” The Doctor said as he tried to adjust the weapons.

The Dalek however opened fire again, sending the ship spinning through the air. Several of the guards turned their attention to the Dalek and they managed to distract it for a few minutes, before it started to exterminate them.

The Doctor managed to stablise the ship, but as he prepared to fire two missiles at the Dalek. The ship came under more fire from the rebels. As the back part of the ship had been blown open by the Dalek, this time their fire actually affected the vessel and began to cause it to fly out of control again. As the ship hurled its way through the sky, the Dalek opened fire on the vessel again causing it to crash. Several of the guards ran towards the vessel whilst the combination of the Daleks and the rebels cleared out the remaining guards in front of the base.

The Doctor, Dana and the King had managed to survive the crash, though the king broke his arm in the process.

“My liege thank god you’ve survived. The cities have been overrun.”

“Its the Dalek” The Doctor said.

“It released the prisoners . All of the terrorists and rebels and the people his majesty just locked for stealing a loaf of bread are attacking you. They’re not your biggest problem however.”

Suddenly a barage of rays hit the wreckage of the ship. The rebels were zeroing in on the Doctor and the others.

“I’ll have to give myself up to them now” Asica said. “I’ve no choice. That Dalek can’t be allowed to get near the generator.”

“It won’t do any good” the Doctor said. “These people don’t just want you dead. They want to tear down the forcefield too.”

“We’ll hold them off” the leader of the last of the guards said.

“You’re outgunned now. They’d slaughter you” The Doctor told him.

“We promised to defend the forcefield with our lives. We’ll do just that as long as you stop that monster.”

“Yet more young men and women dying in my name” Asica said bitterly.

“Make our sacrifices worth it.”  The commander said before he and the handful of men and women left went out to face the rebels. They lasted just a few minutes before being overwhelmed, though it was enough for the Doctor, Asica and Dana to slip by. Along the way Asica made sure to grab a gun from one of the fallen soldiers.

When the Doctor, Dana and the former King entered the facility they could see its corridors were already littered with dead bodies.

“He’s been through here. We may already be too late” the Doctor said.

Three rebels emerged from down the corridors firing at the two time travellers and former despot who took shelter behind a nearby corridor. Asica fired back at the rebels and managed to hit the leg of one of of the rebels, a young woman. As another tried to help her up, Asica shot both of them in the chest and head. The surviving rebel screamed in rage, but her anger clouded her judgement and she started to fire at Asica blindly allowing him to pick her off easily. Asica managed to hit her in the kneecap, shattering it. As she lay on the floor, bleeding and helpless, Asica raised his gun to finish her off.

“No Asica there’s been enough senseless killing”. The Doctor said. Asica hesitated for a few minutes before relenting.

“You’re lucky that there are more important things to deal with now. Still know that whatever happens your actions may have doomed this world. Far more than mine.”

On the upper level the Dalek was fighting its way through the surviving guards alone. The monster in spite of its power had needed help to make its way through the Heglozian forces, but now only a small skeleton force of soldiers were left between it and the forcefield’s power source.

They fought valiantly but the Dalek cut them all down effortlessly in a matter of minutes before reaching the main generator.

The main generator was a gigantic cylinder in the centre of the building which reached its way to the very top of the building and above it.

A few blasts from the Daleks gun would be enough to tear it apart. As the Dalek prepared to fire Asica, accompanied by the Doctor and Dana shot at the monster from behind.

The Dalek turned to face them and they all retreated to behind a nearby wall.

“YOU ARE THE DOCTOR YOU ARE THE ENEMY OF THE DALEKS! YOU WILL BE EXTERMINATED” The monster shrieked as it opened fire. In between its shots Asica would try and fire back at the Dalek, but each shot simply bounced off the monsters armour.

The Doctor quickly grabbed the gun from Asica.

“What are you doing.” Ascia asked.

“No offence I’m a better shot.” The Doctor said. “This gun won’t even dent the Daleks casing, but there are weak points.”

The Doctor quickly jumped out and fired at the Daleks eyestick destroying it.

“MY VISION IS IMPAIRED” the monster screeched as it fired blindly all around, but the Doctor next fired at the monsters gun stick. He managed to shoot right down the barrel of the gun which caused it to explode. The Doctor next fired at the monsters sucked arm, completely disabling it too. The Dalek was now completely defencless and blind.

“You’ve failed Dalek.” The Doctor said. “After all your dirty, cheap little tricks.” The Dalek wasn’t beaten yet however.

“SELF DESTRUCT INITIATE.” It said much to the Doctors horror. The Daleks self destruct unit would be more than enough to destroy the generator.

The Doctor opened the Daleks casing with his sonic screwdriver. He tried to reverse the process but it was no good. Dana and Asica got a glimpse of the hideous creature within for a split second, which was enough to make them instantly look away in disgust. Even the Doctor with all he had seen could barely stand to look at it.

Realising there was no way he could reset the monsters self destruct device, the Doctor tried to take control of its motor power, but the monster had anticipated this and blown its motor unit. The Doctor, Dana and Asica tried to move the monster by force, but it had used all of its excess energy to magnetise itself to the floor. They pulled and pulled with all their strength, but it was no use.

“We have to move now.” The Doctor said.

“NO WE CAN’T LEAVE THE GENERATOR” Asica screamed.

“There’s nothing else we can do.” The Doctor said as he was forced to overpower Asica and drag him away along with Dana. Just before the Dalek blew up it declared.

“THE DALEKS DO NOT FEAR DEATH! THE DALEKS ARE ABOVE SELFISH DESIRES! THE DALEKS ONLY CARE FOR THE FUTURE OF THEIR RACE! THAT IS WHY WE WILL TRIUMPH!”

The explosion completely destroyed the generator and within seconds the forcefield around the planet vanished. The Doctor, Dana and Asica had only just managed to escape, though the explosion still threw them. The Doctor quickly jumped up and ran back to the smoking ruins of the generator. He sank to his knees in despair.

“We’ve failed this planet Dana. The forcefield is gone. In minutes an entire battle fleet of Daleks will be here.”

To be Continued

Doctor Who: The Fire of the Daleks: Part 3

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The criminals and the rebels had advanced on a nearby village. The village had been where most of the guards and the executioners families had lived. Some of the most hated guards had been kept alive by the prisoners so they could watch their loved ones be torn to pieces.

The Dalek observed the slaughter for some time before it made its presence known. It was curious as to how and why these humanoids were slaughtering each other. Concepts such as revenge were alien to the Dalek. Even when dealing with old enemies such as the Doctor, the monster simply viewed him as a threat. All Daleks had been programmed with knowledge of humanoid life forms, many of whom from Time Lords, to human beings shared similar characteristics, but it didn’t understand them even now.

The Dalek hovered over the centre of the village. The sight of the monster sent various villagers and former prisoners fleeing in all directions, but the Dalek fired in front of all of them, stopping the Heglozians in their tracks.

“I AM NOT HERE TO HURT YOU” The monster screamed. “I WANT THIS WAR TO END.”

“Don’t listen to it!” One of the few remaining guards said. “Its a monster. It’ll kill us all.”

“WE ARE NOT YOUR ENEMIES! MILLIONS OF OUR PEOPLE HAVE DIED IN THIS CONFLICT TOO! WE WANT IT ENDED!”

The Daleks words were met with a huge cheer from the crowd. It was obviously false, but it was what they wanted to hear so they believed it.

“YOUR RULER MUST BE OVERTHROWN HE REFUSES TO STOP THIS CONFLICT!”

“How can we overthrow him? He is protected by the national guard.” One of the escaped prisoners shouted back.

“THERE ARE OTHERS ON THIS WORLD WHO WANT TO OVERTHROW HIM! YOU MUST ALLY!”

Several of the prisoners were unhappy with this idea. Many of the rebel groups hated each other as much as they did the king, and there were scoffs and jeers from the crowd at the thought of working together.

“YOU MUST OVERCOME YOUR DIFFERENCES!” The Dalek shouted. “THE KING IS THE ENEMY OF US ALL! IF YOU WORK TOGETHER, WITH MY HELP WE CAN WIN!”

“He’s right”. One of the former prisoners said. The prisoner was one of the former leaders of Heglozia first, the most notorious terrorist group.

“The king is the one who locked us all up. He is the one who starved us. Who killed our loved ones. Not the Daleks. He only cares about winning some pointless war. How are we to know that the stories he told about the Daleks are even real? They could just be propaganda pieces. I’m not saying this tin monster here can be trusted, but I know who are real enemy is. Sitting in that luxurious palace, whilst we scramble around for food in the lands he stripped clean. We have to stop him.”

The Dalek could see it was getting through to crowd who started to cheer at the former rebls words. Pitiful creatures. The Dalek thought to itself. Whilst it may not understand them, it knew how to manipulate their feeble minds it thought to itself.

“Just so you know my TARDIS isn’t just for you and the elite.” The Doctor said to Asica as they headed down the corridor.

“I understand. It will be my first priority as king to make sure you get the villagers to another, habitable world first. They’ve suffered enough.”

“I’ll believe that when I see it. Just remember I’m the only one who knows how to pilot it, so don’t think about any cheap tricks.”

The two reached a small craft that was designed to take the Doctor across the badlands to the TARDIS that was surrounded by guards.

“It seems to good to be true to imagine that soon my people will not have to live in fear of those monsters.”

“Well I can’t ever promise that.” The Doctor said grimly.

“The Daleks are a danger to all life forms in the universe, but for the immediate future it can take you to another time, and another place.”

Zoella and Dana had been left in the throne room. Surrounded by two guards; Zoella just sat in the corner not saying anything.

Suddenly to Dana’s surprise, Zoella broke the awkward silence. “So how long have you been eh, travelling with that strange man.”

“A few years. I joined the Doctor to try and find my sister.”

“What happened to her?”

“Creatures from another world took her from me. It was a long shot we’d ever find her. The Doctor told me it was like finding a needle in a planet, but I had to take it. I don’t think I’ll ever find her now. I still hope. Every time we land on a new world, but well.”

“I understand. I’d do anything for my family too. That’s why I joined the army. I lost most of my family.”

“Was it the Daleks?”

“No. It was my own people. In desperation because of what that man out there had done.”

“I’m sorry Zoella. I’m amazed you could stand to be in the same room as him.”

“Well for so long I wanted to make him suffer, but then I realised who was really responsible. When the Daleks are defeated, then he can be made to answer for what’s he done, but now? They have to be stopped.”

Suddenly the room was rocked by the sound of a massive explosion outside.  Zoella looked out of a nearby window and saw hundreds of prisoners with the Dalek floating above.

The Dalek had since freed hundreds more prisoners from other prisons around the planet, who had in turn made contact with various rebel groups, though the most numerous were those belonging to a group known as the Hiaska’s. The guard were outnumbered by hundreds to one. The rebels would swarm each soldier, whilst the Dalek focused on taking down the flying machines.

“Idiots they’re working with the Daleks.” Zoella said. “We have to get out of here. There’s too many of them.”

“No we can’t let the rebels have access to the palace. There’s too much at stake.” The Guard said.

“Like what?”

“That is not your concern. You will stay here while we hold them off.”

Asica and the Doctor meanwhile headed back the throne room. There was no way the Doctors ship could escape over the crowd and the Dalek outside. Asica however had a secret passage in the throne room, which would be the only way of escape.

The rebels broke down the front doors of the palace and began to attack the guards who fought valiantly. They managed to gun down dozens of rebels, but there were so many that they were completely overwhelmed.

The Doctor and Asica still made it back to the throne however.

“We need to get out of here now.” Asica said.

“The thought had occured to us” Dana said back sarcastically.

“There’s a secret passage at the back come.” As the foursome ran towards the passage however, several rebels began to break their way into throne room. The last two guards held them off at the cost of their lives, whilst Asica, the Doctor, Zoella and Dana escaped. Asica didn’t even look back at the soldiers sacrifice.

The tunnel on the other side was long and dank. No one had been here for a very long time and there were small, rat like animals crawling along the floor.

Asica ran down the corridor, but Zoella’s injuries from the crash were beginning to catch up with her and she needed a few minutes to rest.

“We should just leave you here. You’re a liability!” Asica snapped back at her.

“If you leave her, I’ll never show you how my ship works.” The Doctor said in anger.

“Now I’m starting to see how so many people have died in your name. You keep leaving them to die.” The Doctor continued.

“Its not about me. If what you say is true your ship is our last hope. These Hiaska’s might win this battle and if they do, they’ll tear down our forcefield.”

“Why would they do that? The Daleks will destroy them too? What do they want” Dana asked?

“They don’t care about the Daleks. They don’t know them like those of us on the front line. To them its just another war. What they really want? Is just to make him pay” Zoella said from the side.

“According to our old legends, Hiaska was the god of justice. The Hiaskans are made up of the relatives of the people he butchered, sent away to die, executed in cold blood. If we just hand him over to them, they might let us go.”

“You can’t be serious?” Dana said in shock.

“Of course I am. Its our best chance for us to get free and get to your ship. If the king means what he says, he’ll lay down his life now for his people.”

Zoella’s words shook Asica. He’d always claimed he’d be happy to lay down his life for his people, but now his bluff was being called.

“They’ll never let any of you go.” Asica said.

“Its you they hate. I’m just a soldier, and these two, well who knows what they are?”

“Do you think they’ll believe that? They’ll tear you apart just as soon as they would me.”

“Lets put it to the test shall we.”

“Enough” the Doctor shouted over them.

“No one is getting left behind. If we are going to not only get out of here, but stop the Daleks we have to stay together. I don’t care what problems you have with each other. Right now we are all in the same, unfortunately hopeless situation.” The Doctor said firmly.

“All right” Zoella responded. “If they catch up to us though I’m throwing our beloved king to them.”

“That’s the spirit” the Doctor said mockingly.

As the four somewhat reluctant companions treked down the dark, musty corridor, they were tormented by the sounds of both the soldiers and the rebels killing one another above.

“Even in this time we can’t work together” Asica said bitterly.

“Conflict is the price we sometimes have to pay for individuality.” The Doctor said. “The Daleks above are not squabbling, but none of them are able to choose their own destiny’s. They all to this day follow one man’s twisted beliefs.”

Just a few feet ahead there was a massive explosion. The Doctor instinctively tried to push Dana back. Even though she was more than capable of taking care of herself, the Doctor couldn’t help but be overly protective of her. It was the same with all of his companions. The explosion however knocked all 4 of them off their feet.

Through the smoke two armed men and women emerged, dressed in tattered, bloody clothes.

“Don’t bother calling for help.” The leader of the group sneered at Asica.

“Your palace is ours.”

“I don’t understand? How could you do it?” The king said in shock.

“It doesn’t matter. You’re finally going to get what you deserve. Look at you. Trying to run like a coward while those men up there die for you. That was always your way of fighting your enemies.”

“He’s not your enemy.” The Doctor protested. “The Daleks are. The future of your race is at stake if you.” The rebel punched the Doctor before he could finish.

“It wasn’t the Daleks that killed my son. ” He spat back at the Doctor. “I can’t believe that any of you are with him. You’re all traitors! Still there’s been enough killing. Stand aside and we’ll let you go.”

The Doctor looked back at Asica who tried to keep his cool, but was clearly terrified.

“Alright” the Doctor said calmly as he shrugged his shoulders.

“Doctor you can’t.” Dana said in shock.

“Its not our concern Dana, we just have to” suddenly mid sentence the Doctor knocked the leader out with a bit of Venusian Karate, before kicking the gun out of the other male rebels hand. He then flipped the male rebel over his shoulder into the two female rebels, disarming them as well.

Dana and Zoella quickly jumped the female rebels, whilst the Doctor fought with the male rebel. The Doctor blocked one punch before delivering two strikes to the rebel, one to his stomach and another to his face sending him back into a wall. Dana meanwhile managed to pin her rebel to the ground. Her rebel was just a teenage girl, no older than 18 and Dana was mindful not to hurt her. Zoella meanwhile still struggled with hers due to her injuries.

Whilst they were fighting, Asica grabbed the first rebel the Doctor had knocked out’s gun and shot the rebel fighting with Zoella. The others all froze, and Asica then shot the male rebel, before shooting the rebel the Doctor had knocked out. He then turned the gun to the rebel Dana was restraining.

“No don’t” Dana said as she let the girl go who tried to run, but Asica shot the girl in the back.

“You murderer” Dana screamed in rage and disgust.

“I had no choice. They’re a danger not only to me but to this entire planet.”

“There will be no one left on this planet you’re trying to save when you’re done with them!” Dana snapped.

“Look what’s done is done, we need to get out of here before more of the rebels come” the Doctor shouted as he ran ahead. The Doctor was disgusted with Asica’s ruthless actions too, but he knew that it would do no good to bicker about it now. He didn’t know how, but he felt sure the Dalek had somehow aided this rebel attack. Its what they always did when their numbers were low or they were weak. Make their enemies fight among each other. The Time Lord wasn’t about to give in to what the monsters wanted now. Asica was the first to follow the Doctor. Neither Dana nor Zoella wanted to be in front of the king.

The foursome ran a couple more feet until they eventually reached a massive cavern, with a small fighter jet in the centre.

“My escape jet. It won’t get us off this planet. That’s your job.” Asica said to the Doctor as he prepared to board the jet. Suddenly another explosion blew open the wall on the right hand side of the cavern. 10 or so rebels emerged from the smoke firing their weapons at the foursome.

“No, I want the king alive” the leader shouted. “A simple blast is too good for him. Kill the others.”

The Doctor, Dana, the King and Zoella hid behind the jet with the King firing blindly at the rebels.

Zoella quickly grabbed the gun out of the King’s hands and fired at the rocks above the rebels sending them scattering.

Zoella then ran out to face the rebels and shot two more of them.

“Go now.” She shouted.

“We can’t just leave you” the Doctor said whilst Asica had already jumped into the jet.

“I’m wounded. I’ll only slowly you down. If you do have a way of getting some of us out of here. Take it now.” Zoella ran into the rebels and realizing there was nothing they could do, the Doctor and Dana jumped into the jet which quickly took off. The rebels weaponry had no effect on the jet which was made of the strongest metal on the planet. Its fire power was also vastly superior to that of most conventional crafts which it demonstrated when after escaping outside, it easily destroyed three fighter jets, hijacked by the rebels.

Back in the cavern the rebels easily overpowered the wounded Zoella.

“Where was the king fleeing.” The leader barked at the wounded soldier.

“You wouldn’t believe me if I told you.”

The rebel leader placed his foot on Zoella’s broken arm.

“You think you’re a hero fighting against the Daleks? You’re actually working for our real enemy. Now tell me where he’s gone or else.” He said as he pushed his foot down harder.

“I hate the King too, but he’s irrelevant you moron. Right now that man and that woman you almost killed might hold the key to the survival of our race.” Zoella said.

The leader responded by punching her in the face.

“If you’re not going to tell us where he is, I guess we’ll just have to take our frustrations at the King out on you!” The leader said with a sadistic glee.

The Doctor, Dana and the King flew out across the badladnds towards the wreckage. Along the way they could see scores of people fighting and killing one another. Almost every buidling was on fire, whilst masses of bodies lay in the streets.

A message suddenly came through on the king’s transmitor.

“Please help us, this is the national guard, we’ve been overwhelmed, the prisoners have escaped from Kisakr. We’re outnumbered.”

“The Dalek. It did this” the Doctor said.

“It wants us to kill ourselves so they won’t have too?” The King asked?

“No” the Doctor responded. “They always like to launch the final attack themselves. They have warships that can shatter planets, yet they still will always launch an army to wipe out the population. It’s what they live for. This is just a distraction so the Dalek can tamper with your forcefield to let the army through. We have to get to it now.”

“Are you kidding? We have to get to your ship and get out of here.” The King said.

“Look around your heiness” The Doctor replied. “You think you’re going to convince the people down there to stop fighting and walk into a little blue box? The Dalek is already on its way to your forcefield. We have to get there now.”

The King still refused. “Exactly if what you say is true then its already there in which case its too late.”

“Well how about that. It turns out you were just a coward after all.” Dana interrupted.

“How dare you, I’ll”

“You’ll do what? There’s no one around to throw me in prison anymore your majesty. You’re on your own now, and you have two choices. One try and flee and even if you make it, have the death of a world on your conscience? Or prove that you were doing it for the greater good and help us buy your people more time to escape? From what I gather you’ve already got enough on your conscience.”

The King hesitated for a few moments before turning the ship in the opposite direction.

“I hope you’re right aliens.”

“I’m afraid I am” The Doctor said. “We have to act fast or else your world dies tonight.”

To Be Continued

 

 

Doctor Who: The Fire of the Daleks: Part 2

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“You mean to say that none of them survived? It can’t be”

“I’m afraid so Asica my liege. The entire world of Meliscor is completely gone. We are the only survivors of the galaxy now.”

The king felt like giving up. All of the sacrifices and atrocities that had been carried out in his name, all those years of suffering had seemingly been for nothing.

“We can’t possibly hope to fight the Daleks off on our own.” The King said.

“No sir we can’t. This means we shall have to resort to the final option.”

“I prayed it wouldn’t come to this, but our race must survive and surrender isn’t an option.” The King said with regret.

Asica had been ruling their world throughout most of the war. His father Leri, though an effective and just ruler had struggled during the early years of the war with the Daleks. Leri chose Asica out of all his children replace him during the war because he believed Asica was the most heartless, and therefore the best to deal with the horrors ahead.

Its true that Asica was always the hardest out of all of his siblings, but even he had not been prepared for the Daleks. Asica had been forced to send billions of young men and women away to their deaths, ravage his planets resources, starve his people and force them to work themselves to death. As a result the king was the most hated man on the entire planet, but there was really nothing anyone could have done differently. It had only been through Asica’s ruthless actions that his world had held out for so long, but now it appeared that it was all for nothing. Or maybe not.

The only hope for the Heglozians was to try and get a select group of their people away from the galaxy in a spaceship that had been constructed over the course of the last few years. This plan, called the final option had been prepared during the last few years when most of the planets fell to the Daleks.

In spite of the devastating losses, the King still hoped he’d never have to implement the plan. Not only did he not want to abandon his people, the plan also had a very slim chance at succeeding anyway. Asica would have to essentially use most of his soldiers to distract the monsters, whilst he and the select few fled. The Daleks would most likely pick up a ship fleeing the solar system anyway, but if there were enough vessels distracting the Dalek war fleet.. it might just slip by. There is no way that all of the men would abandon their post around the planet however. Furthermore if the public found out about the ship, they would do all they could to stop it from leaving.

There were regular attacks on Asica’s central command from various different groups of rebels, all with their own reasons for hating Asica.

Those in the poorer areas who were forced to work night and day, whose husbands, wives, daughters and children were dragged away to fight viewed Asica as a glory hound who cared about defeating the Daleks rather than his own people. They wished he would surrender to end the conflict. (Having no idea that surrender was not an option.) Others meanwhile viewed Asica as an incompetent leader who wasn’t doing enough to stop the Daleks. Others believed that he needed to be stopped due to the damage he had inflicted on the environment, which they believed was worse than anything the Daleks could ever do.

Whatever the case most people on the planet wanted him dead. It was hard for Asica to even get loyal body guards. The only way he could ensure their loyalty was to promise them that their families would not be called on to fight the Daleks, and that they would be given a place on the escape ship. This meant that many of the elite who had been originally chosen however would have to be replaced and executed to prevent knowledge of the plan from being leaked.

Whilst the people were divided into different groups, desperate to try and take control from Asica. The knowledge of the ship would most likely unite them all against him.

Even if the ship did manage to escape its own people and the Daleks, all of the planets in the entire galaxy next door were seemingly inhospitable. There is no way they would have enough supplies for most of the crew to survive the journey, let alone trying to terrorform a planet.

Finally the vessel which would have to travel faster and further than any of their other ships had not even been tested yet. There was no way to test it. For all Asica knew, the ship would explode as soon as they tried to take off.

Asica contemplated simply ending his own life now. Better that he thought than to order millions of young men and women to sacrifice themselves to the Daleks whilst he and the elite fled like cowards.

“No” the king thought to himself. “I have a duty to our people. Some of us must survive. We can’t let hundreds of thousands of years of history and struggles end like this.”

Just as Asica was about give the order to implement the final plan however, another guard came bursting into the room with a look of horror on his face.

“My liege, we’ve just had report that one of our vessels escaped the massacre of Meliscor. It crashed right in the centre of the badlands.”.

“Where there any survivors.”

“We don’t know yet.”

“Well I’m afraid we have more important matters to discuss if you’ll.”

“I’m afraid sir there was…. There was a Dalek on board.”

Asica’s blood ran cold.

“How, how could it get by.”

“We don’t know yet, but there is a possibility that it may have survived and be loose on the planet right now..”

“Send a team to the badlands to be sure. The possibility of a Dalek on this world and the fact that we are the last survivors means the final option must be implemented.”

“Doctor, Doctor wake up”. Dana roused the Doctor after the debris had fallen on him when the ship was struck by the missiles. Together they then shifted the boulder off of Zoella.

“Quick we have to get to the safe room.” Zoella shouted. The Doctor could not disable the trap the Dalek had placed on the lock of the TARDIS in time and more rubble had fallen in front of the TARDIS anyway.

Their chances of survival in the safe room were still very slim, but it was their only chance. The corpses of Zoella’s team still littered the room. Dana could barely look at them, but Zoella showed no emotion. Zoella had seen entire worlds burn by this point. The Doctor similarly had seen so many people, even entire races fall victim to the Daleks that he was sadly used to it by now.

It soon became apparent to the Dalek that the ship could not be redirected, and so the monster quickly followed the trio to the safe room

“YOU ARE TRAPPED” the Dalek shouted as it fired at the three cornered humanoids. The downward trajectory of the ship however quickly sent the Dalek flying back to the other end of the room

The safe room survived the crash, but it was blown to the other side of the wreckage. The Doctor, Dana and Zoella had managed to hold on, but when it finally hit the ground all 3 were knocked out cold.

Zoella’s right arm was broken in the impact, whilst the Doctor suffered two broken ribs.

Dana was the luckiest in the crash as she only had a few broken fingers. The Dalek had been thrown out of the room into the rest of the ship meanwhile.

The Doctor was the first to wake up.

“Dana.” the Doctor said as he roused her and clutched his ribs. “I take it we’ve landed. Not my smoothest landing, but not my worst either.”

Zoella started to wake up. Unlike the Doctor she didn’t even take notice of the pain.

“Where is the Dalek.” She shouted

“First let me see if you’re all right.” Dana asked as she tended to Zoella.

“We need to find it. We can’t let it loose.”

Suddenly the room began to shake again.

“Its the military. They’re destroying what’s left of the ship. We have to get out of here!” Zoella said.

The Doctor climbed out first. The entire room had been knocked on its head with the door facing up the way. In the sky above the Doctor could see the Dalek flying through the air and fighting with several smaller fighter ships. None of them were able to land a hit on the Dalek however it was so fast. The Dalek meanwhile was able to bring down each ship with just one blast each.

“It won’t take it long to finish them.” The Doctor said. Dana followed him, but Zoella couldn’t because of her arm. She tried to fight through the pain, but it was too much even for her. The Doctor reached down and with Dana’s help pulled Zoella up.

The Doctor, Zoella and Dana jumped off of the wreckage while the Dalek was distracted with the last of the fighter jets. Below however the trio were confronted by several soldiers pointing guns at them. There must have been over 50 there in total.

The soldiers attention was quickly diverted to the Dalek as it flew overhead. The soldiers much like Zoella’s crew were frozen with terror when they first saw the monster. They had heard so much about the Daleks, but up until now had been lucky enough not to meet one.

“EXTERMINATE” The Dalek screamed as it fired on several of the soldiers. The rest of the soldiers started to scatter whilst firing back at the Dalek. The Dalek didn’t even bother to dodge their attacks, as the rays simply bounced off of its casing.

“AIM FOR THE EYEPIECE” The Doctor shouted in desperation. None of the soldiers even acknowledged him however. They had never felt so helpless and just fired blindly in fear and desperation.

As the Doctor continued to try and warn them, one of the soldiers hit the the Doctor over the head with the butt of his gun. The Doctor was knocked out cold and the soldier responsible quickly pointed his gun at Dana and Zoella before they could come to the Time Lord’s aid.

“Come with me now. The King will want to speak with you himself. NOW!” He said as he hoisted the Doctor over his shoulder. The soldier took Dana and Zoella away on a small vessel whilst the rest of his platoon desperately tried in vain to bring down the Dalek.

The Dalek seemed to take its time in killing the soldiers. It could have wiped them all out in under a minute, but it prolonged their deaths for as long as it could. It let the final soldiers ammo run out on its casing, before cornering him against a rock. The Dalek simply stared the petrified soldier down for a few minutes, bringing him to the very limit of his terror before exterminating him in cold blood.

All a Dalek existed for was to destroy all apparent “lesser life forms.” Whenever they could they would savor a kill.

The Doctor awoke in the King’s room. Asica had asked they be brought to him as he always liked to shame traitors himself. In his own mind it was his way of getting back at his own people who had decried him as a monster for so long.  The Doctor awoke to both Zoella and Asica screaming at each other.

“You should have stopped him. You’ve doomed our entire planet.” Asica screamed at Zoella.

“Well dooming our planet is nothing you haven’t done.” Zoella said back “You’re a weak man. You always were. A semi competent leader could have helped to save at least one of the planets in this galaxy.”

The Doctor interrupted. “Excuse me, hate to be a bother but could you direct me to a large blue box?”

“Doctor.” Dana said. “The Dalek it, it killed all of the soldiers. Its loose.”

“Yes thanks to you three.” Asica snapped.

“Excuse me, we just arrived in this galaxy. We didn’t know anything about your war until 30 minutes ago! Now please can you tell me did your men find a blue box from the rubble”.

“Those men rescued you from the monster you brought here, and all you care about is some trinket” Asica shouted.

“You’re the leader here am I right? In that case those men died in your name, not mine. Also that ‘trinket’ is actually a complex, space and time machine that can get you and the rest of your people out of here. Its called the TARDIS and from the looks of things its your people’s last hope.” The Doctor said boastfully.

Asica was silent for a few minutes.” I know you are not one of us.” He said. When the Doctor and Dana were brought in, their bodies were scanned which instantly revealed that they were not only not of this world, but of this galaxy. “Did the Daleks create you?”

“Oh not this again look I already went through this with her. I’m a time traveller.” The Doctor said impatiently

“Did you cross entire galaxies just to taunt a dying race.”

“I crossed billions of galaxies to get here, but I am not lying when I say I can help you. Please we need to stop that Dalek first, and then get your people out of here while the forcefield still holds.

Asica wasn’t sure what to think. As far as he knew time travel was an impossibility, yet if the alien was telling the truth then he couldn’t ignore a chance to help his people.”

“What do we have to lose” The king said in a somewhat pessimistic tone. “Your ship can it take off right away?”

“Yes. It can go anywhere, to another world, another time. We can make as many stops as we need.

” You will accompany a team to the wreckage to fetch this blue box if what you say is true. We will deal with the Dalek itself.” The King said.

“Well that’s the thing I have some experience in dealing with these monsters if you’ll only listen to me.” The Doctor said.

“We’ll see if you’re telling the truth about this vessel first. The Daleks are our priority. We’ve been fighting them for longer. I’m not going to listen to a total stranger about the biggest crisis we’ve ever faced.”

“You two” he said to two soldiers. “Take him back to the wreckage. Zoella and the other alien will stay here.”

“No” the Doctor said. “They both come with me.”

“You’re wasting time” Asica said. “I won’t hurt them I promise, but you wouldn’t expect me to give up my only leverage?”

“Just go” Dana said. “He’s right all the time we spend here arguing, the more the Dalek gets a lead on us.”

“If only that fool would listen. With his resources I might be able to whip up a weapon against that monster.” The Doctor thought to himself as he was carried away.

“Its over.”

“Finally! Even I couldn’t take it another second. No one deserved to die like that. Not even a man like him.”

The man is question was Tyresia, leader of the terrorist origanisation Heglozia First. Heglozia First were devoted to ending the war with the Daleks in order to preserve the planet. They foolishly believed that their leaders were just as responsible for the conflict as the Daleks, and hoped to persuade them (through violent means.) To settle their differences with the Daleks.

Their most heinous crime had been the sabotage of a war vessel, the Osteria, which caused it to explode before taking off. Over 2000 young men and women were lost their lives in the explosion. There were no survivors. Tyresia had himself orchestrated the sabotage.

Nevertheless Tyresia’s own executioners could not help but pity him in his final moments. The lack of resources meant that they were not allowed to use guns and waste ammunition to execute the prisoners. Instead a lethal form of chemical called Ixeri was used, which would kill its victims slowly and painfully over the course of several hours. It wasn’t just a lack of resources as to why this chemical was used however. The king wanted it to be used as a form of terror. Any disloyalty to the king was met with execution by Ixeri.

The executioners had been forced to slaughter many innocent men and women. When Tyresia had been brought in, for once they were happy at the prospect of executing someone who deserved it. Still now that the grissly deed (that had taken over two hours) was done, the two executioners had instead come to the conclusion that no one deserved to die from Ixeri.

“The king should be made to see just how that poison eats people from the inside.” One of the executioners said as he carried Tyresia’s putrid, stinking corpse from the table.

“I sometimes think it would be better if that entire forcefield just collapsed on us.” The other said as he mopped up the mess created during Tyresia’s death throes.

Suddenly the two men were alerted by screams. The executioner carrying Tyresia’s corpse dropped it and ran to the window. Outside to his horror he could see the guards one by one falling to a Dalek.

“My god one of the Daleks is here.”

“What? That’s not possible? What would it want here anyway? To kill all our criminals?”

“”I don’t know but we have to get out of here now!”

The two men were not soldiers. The only reason they were in this position was to avoid having to fight in the war. Every day they regretted it and contemplated going off to fight against the Daleks and die an honourable, yet completely pointless death. Ultimately however their fear of the Daleks always won out and they instead decided to sacrifice more innocent lives in the hopes that they could wait out the war. (Regardless of how hopeless that seemed.)

The two men ran down the long corridors filled with prisoners, most of whom were there for minor crimes, such as stealing resources to feed their families.

Most of the prisoners were asleep, but a few were woken up by the commotion. One of the prisoners a young man reached out and grabbed one of the executioners as he ran past. He managed to pull the executioner right up to the bars and hold him in place by placing his arm around his neck.

“Please help me” the executioner shouted to his friend, who without a seconds hesitation ran away.

“You coward. We were in this together.” He shouted after his former comrade.

“Tell me, what’s going on? Why are you two leaving? Where are all the guards? Answer me!” The prisoner shouted.

“There’s a Dalek outside. I don’t know what it wants, but its coming in here.”

“A Dalek that’s not possible, unless our forcefield’s down. If it is, why bother running?”

“What else can we do?”

Outside the Dalek had slaughtered almost all of the guards. Only 4 out of 50 in total remained. As the last 4 survivors ran for cover the Dalek hovered about twenty feet in the air and blasted a hole in the prison wall before entering. The Dalek made its way into the room the main generator was kept in. The generator controlled all of the doors in the facility. It was also capable of electrifying them if the prisoners got too close.

The Dalek killed two of the three soldiers guarding the generator, (with the other fleeing in panic) before placing its sucker arm on the generator. The 4 soldiers outside regrouped and continued to fire desperately at the creature to no avail. The soldier who fled returned. Having given into his fear for a moment, he returned in shame to try and make up for actions. The guard attempted to grab the metal monster from behind and pull it off the generator, but he wasn’t able to move it a fraction of an inch!

The Dalek was able by linking its own software with the generator to override the electronic locks on every door in the prison and open them. Once it was finished the Dalek spun round, knocking the soldier off its back.  The Dalek then exterminated the last of the guards below, before turning to face the guard it had knocked down, who it cornered against a wall.

“HUMANOIDS KILL HUMANOIDS. THE DALEKS ARE UNITED THAT IS WHY WE ALWAYS TRIUMPH!” The monster said before exterminating the guard and leaving the area.

The criminals were easily able to overrun the few remaining guards in the prison who they literally tore apart with their bare hands. The executioner who had been abandoned’s neck was broken by the criminal who had restrained him. The other executioner meanwhile was beaten to death by a crowd, made up of people whose loved ones he had either personally killed, or people he was due to execute. Though the executioner fought back at first, he soon realised it was pointless and gave in to the prisoners. In his final few moments he was relieved more than anything else to finally be free of the nightmare his existence had become.

To Be Continued

Doctor Who: The Fire of the Daleks: Part 1

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“We can’t retreat” Zoella shouted.

“We have to. They’ve got us completely out gunned. If we don’t we’ll burn with the others” her Captain, Shreskia said before sending the ship on a course for home.

Zoella attempted to stop her captain physically, but she was easily overpowered thanks to his greater experience.

Zoella wasn’t the only member of the crew angry with the Captain. 5 more soon arrived on the flight deck, furious that their Captain had in their minds, brought shame to their crew.

The largest of the crew had to be restrained by two others from attacking his Captain. “How could you! We vowed that we would give our lives for the people of Meliscor! They had sacrificed so much for us!”

“I had no choice. Meliscor was done for. Those monsters, they had destroyed all of their defences and begun blitzing Meliscor’s continents. The last message I received from their main command centre was nothing but screams. What could we out here in space have done?”

“A lot more than just running away.” Zoella said with disgust.

“We have to get back to our world Zoella. We are now the last planet standing in this entire galaxy. Our people are going to need as many soldiers as they can.”

“They won’t want our help.” She sneered.

“Well if it makes you feel any better our world probably won’t survive long enough to reject us anyway.” The Captain snapped back.

“I can’t believe it.” He continued. “82 inhabited planets in this galaxy, and one by one they’ve all fallen. So many great civilisations, and not one survivor from any of them. If we are to join our comrades. I want to at least see my family one more time, would you begrudge me that.”

Before his crew could even respond, a bright light began to shine at the other end of the room. All of the soldiers pointed their guns at it, whilst the Captain checked the readings.

“No, it can’t be” he said with horror. “One of them is…. how?” He instantly tried to set a new course for the ship, only for a green ray to fire from the light at the controls, destroying them.

Just then the light began to fade and in its place emerged the image of the monster that had spelled the doom for the crews entire galaxy. A Dalek!

They all froze in fear for a moment. They had never had an encounter with a Dalek up this close. No one who did had ever lived to tell about it. For a second they all felt like running away, but the largest at the centre of the group started firing at the Dalek, only for the rays in his gun to bounce off of the monster’s armoured casing.

EXTERMINATE” it shrieked in its hideous, rasping, metallic voice, before opening fire on all of the crew, except for Zoella and the Captain who stood at the other end.

Just one shot was all it needed. It filled the entire area with a green light. The entire crew screamed in absolute agony. The rays from a Dalek gun stimulated every single pain receptor in its victims body to the absolute maximum they could be. Though the crews death only lasted a few seconds, the pain was so intense it felt like several hours.

The Captain pushed Zoella behind him.

“Zoella go, you have to warn the others, we can’t let even one of these monsters get back home. Its my fault. Go!”

Zoella protested, not wanting to leave her captain and so he shoved her out the door and then locked it, whilst firing at the Dalek.

“YOU CANNOT WIN. YOUR WORLD WILL FALL TO THE DALEKS. WE WILL BE VICTORIOUS” The Dalek shouted as it shot the Captain.

The Captain felt tremendous pain run through his entire body, pain like he’d never felt before. After the sensation was over however, to his horror, the Captain was still alive.

He couldn’t move a muscle in his body. He couldn’t even scream! The Dalek approached the immobilised and petrified Captain.

“YOU WILL HELP US CONQUER YOUR OWN WORLD!”

“Ah good we’ve finally landed.”  The Doctor said as put his book down and headed for the console room.

The Doctor had spent most of the journey in his vast library, catching up with his collection. Dana had urged him too, feeling that it was a shame all of those great books were going to waste with no one reading them. The Doctor had actually read them before, but that was many faces and several thousand years ago. Dana was amazed she had actually convinced him to do anything. He was so stubborn and grumpy when it came to taking any advice.

“So where’s it taken us this time Doctor.” Dana said as she arrived in the console room from the lounge.

“According to these readings we’ve arrived at the Myosirka Galaxy. That’s all it’ll tell me for the moment. Mysorika? That name is familiar to me? I can’t remember why.”

“Well I’m sure it will come back to you.”

“I suppose. You know Dana when’ you’ve been around the universe as much as I have the galaxies really do all start to blend together.”

The Doctor and Dana exited the TARDIS and discovered that they had landed on a spaceship. There didn’t appear to be anyone around however. The ship was dull, grey and depressing.

“God how hard is it for people to make a cosy spaceship” the Doctor moaned.

“Well maybe boring and grey is this species idea of cosy.” Dana said as she looked down the nearest corridor.

A scream started to echo down the corridors. It was absolutely blood curdling, but neither the Doctor nor Dana could see any signs of anyone or anything nearby.

“What is it a ghost?” Dana said jokingly, whilst still somewhat nervous and scared.

“No it’s a communicator of some sort I’d wager. Whoever, whatever, is responsible for that horror, wants the rest of the crew to know what’s in store for them.”

The screams chilled both the Doctor and Dana to the bone, but as always the more scared they were, they more curious they became.

The two time travellers explored the nearest corridor with the screaming ringing in their ears. They’d never heard anything quite like it. There wasn’t even a seconds relief for the victim.

“Poor soul” Dana said. “So much for landing somewhere nice and quiet.”

At the end of the corridor they discovered a large weapons room, filled with several rows of strange rifles.

“Well now at least part of this is starting to make sense, the Doctor said. We’re on some kind of military vessel. I’m afraid I don’t recognise the weaponry but”

Just then a young man appeared from behind one of the rows of rifles and ambushed the Doctor, pointing his gun into the Time Lords spine.

“Thanks for the heads up Dana” the Doctor said sarcastically.

“Sorry I was little distracted by all the screaming.”

“Who are you? How’d you get on board” the figure said frantically.

“Well now look I can’t tell you if you shoot me can I, why don’t you just put the gun down and”

The Doctor quickly spun run and knocked the gun out of the soldiers hand, before kicking the gun back to Dana. He then floored the soldier with a quick hit to the stomach and another to the jaw.

“There now perhaps we can have a more civil conversation about just what the hell is going on here” the Doctor said somewhat pompously. Five more figures however quickly emerged from behind the weapons cabinets.

“Ah okay maybe not” the Doctor said as Dana dropped her gun to the floor.

The young soldier the Doctor had hit jumped up and punched the Doctor in the face in anger. When he tried to hit him again Dana got the soldier in an arm lock.

“We don’t have time for this, we need to get these people, whoever they are to the safe room now!” A young woman who appeared to be the leader of the group said.

The soldiers took the Doctor and Dana through a door at the other end of the weapons room, which led to another long corridor, that ended in two flight’s of stairs, and then two more corridors. In the middle of the second corridor, the young woman activated a device which caused a hatch to suddenly appear in the floor. The hatch led to a safe room. Along the way, the screaming stopped. It didn’t come to a sudden stop. It more slowly died down.

There was only one soldier in the safe room waiting for them, a young man trying frantically to work several controls.

“They don’t look like enemy agents.” He said whilst peering over his soldier.

“I can assure you we’re not anybody’s agent” the Doctor said.

“Why don’t you tell me what’s going on here.” The Time Lord continued.

The leader pointed her gun at the Doctor. “We’ll ask the questions. We detected the presence of something on one of the upper levels. Why are you siding with them?”

“With who?” the Doctor said in frustration.

“Don’t lie to me. Even if you weren’t one of their agents, no one in this Galaxy hasn’t heard of the Daleks.”

Both the Doctor and Dana’s faces filled with horror at the mention of that name.

“There are Daleks on board. Please you have to let me help you. I am a traveller. My vessel’s on the upper level. I swear we came here by accident, but if the Daleks are involved.”

“Involved?” The woman laughed. “They’ve destroyed every planet in this entire galaxy! All except ours. For the past 30 years I’ve had to watch trillions of young soldiers sacrifice themselves for nothing against those monsters. I’ve seen entire cities, continents and planets burn.”

“I know” the Doctor said. “I’ve seen the Daleks destroy millions of worlds throughout all of history. Please just let me and Dana help.”

The figure at the controls suddenly interrupted. “I’ve managed to hack into it Zoella” he said to the leader of the group.

Zoella paused for a minute.

“Do it” she said.

“Do what?” Dana asked.

“There is a self destruct device on board this ship. Only the Captain knows the code. Fortunately our friend here, Resicha was able to hack the mainframe.”

“Fortunately? I assume you have a way off this ship.” Dana said in disbelief.

“No we don’t. Our lives don’t matter at all. The Daleks let this ship escape. They were manipulating us. There’s an impenetrable forcefield around our planet. Its the main reason our world is the last one standing. Though maintaining it has not been without cost.” She said with regret.

“The Daleks haven’t be able to penetrate it, yet.” Zoella continued. “So they let one of our ship go, and then teleported one of their own into our vessel. We didn’t know they had teleportation technology. They must have developed it recently. They want to get one of their own into our forcefield.”

“Why don’t they just teleport in?” Dana asked.

“The forcefield probably prevents that too.” The Doctor said. “Its very rare to find teleportation technology that can penetrate forcefields, and if my estimates are correct, this is an early point in the Daleks history.”

“Once that Dalek is on our world it’s all over. We can’t take control of the ship, its locked it on a course for home and it has our Captain.”

“Those screams. That’s who they were from?” The Doctor asked.

“Yes. For the past two days since it first came here, the Dalek has been torturing him and forcing us to listen. We get a relief from it every now and again only because he faints. We tried to rescue him, but every time we’ve sent more up there, it kills them. There were 60 of us. Now there’s only 12. This place is sealed from the rest of the ship. Even then I think the Dalek more hasn’t found us because it doesn’t care. It seems to only care about him. Its time to end his pain as well as ours.”

“No you can’t give up.” The Doctor protested.

“We’re giving our people back home maybe a few more months before the Daleks find a way to break through the forcefield anyway. We also won’t have to watch our world burn like the others in this galaxy. I’d say its our best option” Zoella said.

The Doctor and Dana attempted to plead with their captors further, but they didn’t listen. The countdown started. The Doctor punched one of the soldiers next to him and flipped the other over his shoulder into two more, but when he tried to make a move for the control panel he was overpowered by three more. Before Dana was able to make a move, the soldiers pointed their guns into her stomach and back.

The countdown went to zero and nothing happened.

“No, no, no! That Dalek, it must have overrun the security system.” Zoella said in despair.

“Well how’s that for one of life’s little ironies. I owe my life to a Dalek.” the Doctor said in a somewhat chipper tone.

Zoella shoved the Doctor against a wall.

“You think this is funny?” She screamed in rage.

You’re right, I’m sorry, but had you blown us all up you’d have taken us with you. Now you might have a chance. We’ve fought the Daleks before and we’ve won against. I have equipment in my vessel, the TARDIS that might be effective against them.”

“Might be?”

“Well I’m not exactly sure what year it is. These Daleks seem to be quite primitive if they have only just mastered teleportation, but still.”

“You’re saying you’re a time traveller?”

“Yes and I’ve seen the Daleks throughout their entire history. No one is ever able to completely destroy them. Some have survived their evil however, and you can too, but only if you let us help you.

“What do we have to loose Zoella?”  Resicha said.

“This vessel of yours? Its on the level we found you?” Zoella asked.

“Yes we can take you there now.”

“I’ll take some of the team. I warn you however. If you try anything you’ll both die before either of us.”

The Dalek meanwhile had also detected the presence of something on the upper deck. The creature decided to investigate. It knew that none of the races in this galaxy had access to teleportation technology. At the same time he knew that it couldn’t be any more of his kind, as they couldn’t teleport this far.

When the Dalek arrived at the source of the disturbance, it was shocked to see the all too familiar blue box. It had heard so much of it back on Skaro. It belonged to the Doctor, their legendary enemy who had been attempting to destroy the Dalek race since their birth. The Dalek however had personally never believed them. Like all members of its kind it couldn’t fathom the idea of any life form being superior to them. It believed that the Doctor was just a lie invented by their leaders to make sure the Daleks never became stagnated.

Now however it was being faced with the reality of this enemy of the Daleks. It wasn’t scared however. More curious. The Dalek examined the strange blue box. It knew that its fire power couldn’t harm it, but perhaps there was something it could learn from the TARDIS.

“So tell me about your world.” The Doctor asked as they made the long trek back to the TARDIS.

“You really claim to not be one of us?” Zoella asked. The Doctor didn’t even bother to answer.

“Our world, Heglozia, was once the most advanced of its galaxy. It was a paradise world filled with red skies, golden water and green lands.”

“Was?”

“Like I said in order to keep the forcefield running and even just to supply weapons and resources to the other worlds. Our planet was stripped clean. Its a waste land now. People fight for the tiniest, most basic resources, the air is polluted, diseases we conquered centuries ago have returned and run rampant, there are constant coups and civil wars to overthrow the governments. Since the start of this war about 80 percent of all life on Heglozia has been extinguished.  The Daleks almost don’t need to invade. They’ve already practically killed our world.”

“I’m sorry” Dana replied. “They did the same thing to my world too. It wasn’t in my time, but still seeing what they did to my people, I can’t imagine what it must have been like to live through it.”

“When the war started, everyone came to us for protection.” Zoella continued. “We had been the first race to develop space travel in our galaxy. We had a good head start on the others. We didn’t always treat them right. We exploited them during a large part of our history. Still we tried, we threw everything we could at the Dalek but we… we failed our kin.”

“I’ll make sure I won’t fail your world” the Doctor said as they approached the TARDIS.

“That’s your ship? Is it not a little small?”

“Dana can you go through the usual its bigger on the inside than the outside thing, I have to go and try cobble together something for the sake of this charming young woman’s species.”

As soon as the Doctor put the TARDIS key in the lock his entire body was consumed in a flashing blue light before he collapsed on the floor.

“DOCTOR!” Dana shouted as she rushed to his aid.

“Quick we have to get out of here” Zoella said. “Help him” she said to her two men who lifted the Doctor up by one arm each.

“STAY WHERE YOU ARE! YOU ARE TRAPPED” The Dalek shouted from the direction they had just come from.

“Quick we need to move now!” Zoella shouted.

The only way forward was to the control room. In there Zoella saw her former Captain, whimpering and shaking on the floor, a completely broken man.

Despite her recent differences with him, Zoella had still always admired her Captain. In his prime he had been one of her people’s greatest war heroes. To see him reduced to this by one of those monsters was both terrifying and heartbreaking.

One of the soldiers tried to shut the door, but the Dalek had jammed the controls. “YOU CANNOT ESCAPE YOU ARE TRAPPED” The Dalek barked from down the corridor as it glided towards them. The soldier attempted to shoot the monster and went for its eye stick, but the Dalek shot him down first.

The soldiers agonised screams were deafening and seemed to last a lot longer before his body crashed to the ground, his face twisted in the most horrific expression of agony.

Just then the Doctor suddenly jumped up and with his sonic screwdriver quickly sealed the door shut. The Dalek blasted at the door several times, and though it burned some holes in it, the door withstood the monsters weapon.

“Doctor I thought you were dead.”

“No that Dalek I’d wager wanted to interrogate me. Not to big myself up, but for a Dalek finding out I exist must be like finding out the monster under your bed is real. It underestimated me though. A little shock like that would have been enough to kill you, but me well.” Dana rolled her eyes.

“He’d take any excuse to boast” she thought.

“Better luck next time” the Doctor taunted the Dalek.

The Dalek didn’t respond however. It had other plans in mind.

The Captain started to scream and ran towards the door. The remaining soldier tried to restrain him, but it took the combined might of the soldier and Zoella to hold him in place.

“What did that thing do to him” the soldier shouted.

The Doctor used a Venusian neck pinch to render the Captain unconscious before examining him.

“I’ve seen them do this before. We must be at a fairly early point in the Daleks history right enough” the Doctor said.

“Before they’d mastered proper mind control techniques, they’d inject their victims with a chemical. It caused the most unimaginable pain in the victims to the point where it would literally break them. Turn them into nothing but slaves who obeyed the Daleks every whim. Often the victims just died, or they became vegetables. Clearly the Dalek was hoping to use it on the Captain so that when he reached your planet he’d vouch that the ship was free to enter the forcefield.”

“Is there anyway to reverse the chemical’s effects?” Zoella asked?

“I’m afraid not” the Doctor said.

Zoella then shot her Captain in the head. Dana and even the other soldier were absolutely horrified at her actions.

“You heard the expert. There’s nothing we could do for him. Besides now that monster can’t use him. He’d rather it was this way.”

The Doctor meanwhile who had understood her logic, started to work the controls.

“My people are a good bit ahead of the Daleks at this stage of development. More so than the Daleks are ahead of yours. I might be able to pilot the ship off course.”

“Where will we go?” the surviving soldier said grimly.

“To another galaxy for help. You’re right, you can’t even hold the Daleks off for much longer never mind beat them. We’ll need to keep looking until we find someone willing to help.”

“There is no life in the galaxy next to us. We explored it many centuries ago.” Zoella replied.

“Well then we’ll explore the one after that, and after that. With a few adjustments to this ship we should be able to find a new galaxy with a new civilisation sometime soon. We The Daleks have a habit of uniting all other species together. Trust me, we won’t have to look hard to find someone willing to help. Case in point, me and Dana both come from galaxies trillions of light years beyond yours and we’re willing to help you against them.”

“ATTENTION, ATTENTION”. The Daleks voice suddenly croaked through its communicator.

“I HAVE DISCOVERED YOUR ALLIES YOU WILL SURRENDER THE DOCTOR OR THEY WILL BE EXTERMINATED!”

“It knew where we were hiding all along” Zoella said.

“Yes. It probably kept you alive in case the Captain died from the chemical so it could just pop down and snatch as many of you as it needed, either to use the chemical on or force to help it. It never once viewed any of you as a threat it needed to deal with right away.”

“YOU HAVE TEN SECONDS OR I WILL EXTERMINATE THEM.”

The voice of one of Zoella’s team came through the communicator.

“Please Zoella don’t give in, our lives aren’t important.”

She was suddenly cut off by a zapping sound, followed by a blood curdling scream. There were several more shots and screams, that were then followed by a deathly silence.

“All those men and women lost?” The soldier said with regret.

“Possibly” the Doctor said. “The Dalek won’t have slaughtered its entire leverage. It has something planned which is why I’ve got to act fast.”

In the safe room the Dalek had slaughtered everyone except for Resicha. The monster had sensed he was weaker than the others. The Dalek cornered the terrified soldier against a wall.

“YOU WILL SUFFER AS YOUR CAPTAIN SUFFERED UNLESS YOU OBEY ME!”

Resicha thought back to his Captain’s constant screams. He’d never been the strongest of the soldiers. In fact he had only signed up to avoid starving back home. Sadly at this point the war was so desperate, there were very few actual soldiers left. Zoella and the Captain were among the last. There is no way he would hold out.

“I’ll do whatever you want.” Resicha said to his eternal shame.

“YOU WILL SPEAK THROUGH THE COMMUNICATOR AND TELL YOUR SUPERIORS THAT THE VESSEL IS READY TO GO.”

“They won’t accept my word?”

“TELL THEM THAT YOU HAVE STOLEN DALEK TECHNOLOGY. YOU WILL BE GRANTED ACCESS. OBEY! OBEY! OBEY!”

Back on the flight deck the Doctor had struggled to take control of the ship.

“What, what’s wrong” Zoella asked.

“The Dalek has created a forcefield around the back up controls. Its drawing energy from the core of the vessel itself. If I attempt to touch it, or even any of the wires; I’ll be vaporised. I could maybe try and find a way, but we don’t have time.”

“After all your talk of being the thing the Daleks fear in the dark, and it turns out you’re totally useless.” Zoella shouted.

“Well we’re not completely finished yet. I might be able to take over the communicator from here. We can warn your people before the Dalek can trick them.”

“But they’ll blast us out of the sky”? Dana said.

“I know Dana, its a risk we’ll have to take to save an entire world.” He said with regret.

“Its just one Dalek?” She replied.

“You know what one of those things can do. Chances are it knows everything about their forcefield. The Daleks will have made the members of Zoella’s race they took prisoner talk. They can make anyone talk. If that thing gets down there, it could easily dismantle the forcefield and allow its army to get in. We have to stop it now.”

“I understand. Like you said. Its a small sacrifice to save a planet.”

“Hopefully we’ll be able to make it back to the TARDIS in time. The planet below will need us to survive too, as we’re the only ones who can fetch help. Still our first priority is too stop that monster from getting down there” the Doctor said as he tampered with the communications device.

There was a brief shock. “Damn he’s booby trapped everything, this isn’t as complicated as the guidance system however if I can just.”

“You’re too late.” Zoella said.

“We’ve reached our world”

Suddenly the they heard the voice of Resicha in the safe room coming through.

“Hello control, hello control, I would like you to lower the forcefield for us.”

“Resicha! The traitor!” Zoella shouted. “I’ll kill him, I swear.”

“We hear you, all vessel’s were ordered to stay and fight no matter what the cost, to save Meliscor.”

“We only fled because the Daleks had already destroyed their world. We also have Dalek technology. It’s vital for the war front.” He held up a Dalek sphere that the monster had given him through the visual communicator.

“Please this could help sway the war in our favour.”

There was a moments silence before the ship was given the all clear.

“The fools.” Dana shouted.

“They’re desperate.” The Doctor replied.

“The idea of having some of the Daleks technology to use against them. It was far too tempting.”

The Doctor continued to tamper with the controls. Several bolts of blue lightening started to shoot out across the room, one of which struck the surviving soldier knocking him back.

Zoella didn’t even bother to check on him, she was too fixated on what the Doctor was doing.

Dana tended to the soldier. He was badly burned from the blast, and could barely stand without Dana’s help.

“Finally! I’ve got it!” the Doctor said as he managed to adjust the speaker.

“Zoella quick whilst we still have control.”

As Zoella spoke through the communicator the Doctor tended to the soldier. He had been too worked up in dismantling the communicator to notice. “We need to get him help, fast or else he won’t live” the Doctor said.

“This is first officer Zoella. The Captain is dead. Killed by a Dalek that’s still onboard. You have to shoot this vessel down now. Blow it to pieces before it can reach.” Suddenly the device broke down.

“Please, please don’t kill me” Resicha pathetically begged the Dalek as it cornered him.

“I did everything you said.”

“YES THE FORCE FIELD HAS BEEN LOWERED! WE ARE IN YOU WILL BE SPARED FOR THE MOMENT! YOU MAY BE USEFUL WHEN WE REACH YOUR PLANET FOLLOW ME!”

“We have to get to the TARDIS now” The Doctor said as he opened the door with his sonic screwdriver. Zoella and Dana carried the wounded soldier with them down the corridor.

The Doctor used his sonic screwdriver to try and detect the booby trap the Dalek had left on the TARDIS door.

“Come on Doctor” Dana shouted frantically.

“I’m trying believe me.”

Suddenly a Dalek ray blasted the door of the TARDIS, scattering the Doctor, Dana and Zoella.

The monster soon emerged from the corridor, with Resicha in tow.

“You pathetic coward. You sold out your entire world.”

“I’m sorry Zoella. Please forgive me. I’m not a real soldier, you know that. I couldn’t end up like the Captain.”

“Oh don’t worry you won’t” Zoella said coldly as she shot Resicha in the head.

“You monster.” Dana said with disgust to Zoella. “You’re no better than the Dalek”

“SILENCE” the monster shouted.

“You’re too late. They’ve already got the warning. You’ll go up in smoke with the rest of us.” The Doctor taunted.

“YOU WILL TAKE ME INSIDE YOUR VESSEL DOCTOR!”

“Never”

The Dalek responded by shooting the wounded soldier dead.

“YOU WILL OBEY OR THEY WILL DIE!”  It screeched.

Before the Dalek could make good on its threats, a massive explosion burst its way out of the flight deck. The ship was being fired at on all fronts.

The Dalek instantly retreated into the control room to try and pilot the vessel, whilst the Doctor attempted to dismantle the booby trap. A further knock to the ship however caused a massive piece of debris to fall on Zoella. Dana tried to life it up. Despite her feelings towards Zoella she wasn’t about to just leave her to die.

Unfortunately another piece of debris fell on the TARDIS and knocked the Doctor out cold.

Dana tried to rouse the Doctor as more and more flames began to burst their way from the corridors of the ship.

To Be Continued.