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It’s Day 24 of ‘Bradley’s Basement’s Advent Calendar 2017’.
Today it’s Christmas Eve and we’ve come to the end of ‘Bradley’s Basement Advent Calendar’ for 2017! I hope you’ve enjoyed ‘The Five Doctors At Christmas’ Short Trip by me for this December! Let’s now venture into the final instalment: ‘Part Twenty-Four’ of the tale in ‘The Five Doctors’ Story’!
Merry Christmas everyone!
The Master, the Daleks and the Cybermen quickly advanced their plans forwards.
“Daleks; Cybermen,” the Master said urgently. “Send your invasion fleets into 26th century Earth! The trans-dimensional portal is already open! Send them through immediately!”
“We will do as you suggest,” the Dalek leader said, not to be intimidated by the Master.
“We concur,” the Cyber leader said. “Cyber fleets along with Dalek fleets are being sent through now!”
Just then, a large holographic viewing screen switched on in the centre of the room. The Master, the Daleks and the Cybermen saw that the invasion fleets of Daleks and Cybermen were being sent through the trans-dimensional portal into 26th century Earth, arranged for by the Master.
“You can’t stop us now!” the Master said triumphantly. “The Daleks and Cybermen will succeed! And I shall soon have mastery of all!”
Simon looked up to see the Master’s face. He could tell the Master was straining with doubt, as he looked apprehensive and tense. Simon hoped the Doctors would stop him, the Daleks and the Cybermen in time.
At that moment, the Daleks, Cybermen and the Master got interrupted as five voices called out, “Excuse me!”
They all looked to see the monitors where the five alcoves were. The five Doctors were all in the places where they first visited the planet Christmas. The Second Doctor was aboard the train; the Fourth Doctor was in the English village; the Fifth Doctor was in New York; the Seventh Doctor was aboard the spaceship and the Tenth Doctor was in the foggy street.
It did occur to the Master to wonder how the Daleks and Cybermen in those five areas didn’t attempt to kill the five Doctors in each of their alcove areas. The Master eventually surmised that it was a forcefield protecting the Doctors via the use of their TARDISes.
The Master addressed the five monitors aggressively once he saw the Doctors. “Doctors,” he said. “If you don’t surrender yourselves to me; the Daleks and the Cybermen…” At that moment, he grabbed the little boy Simon and showed him in front of the Doctors on the monitor screens. “…I’ll have this little boy Simon exterminated and deleted by Daleks and Cybermen. It’s your choice!”
But the five Doctors didn’t seem bothered by the Master’s threat.
“We know you won’t kill the little boy Simon,” the Second Doctor said.
“You need him as the key to your invasion of 26th century Earth,” the Fourth Doctor said.
“Besides,” the Fifth Doctor said. “We’ve sorted out your invasion forces of Daleks and Cybermen already!”
“You shouldn’t have let us get away so easily,” the Seventh Doctor said. “You should have been more prepared for this. Then we wouldn’t be able to outwit you!”
“But that comes when you’re limited in time-travel doesn’t it, Master!” the Tenth Doctor added.
“What are you talking about?!” the Master demanded to know.
Suddenly, the Daleks went into a panic. “Alert! Alert!” the Dalek leader said. “Invasion forces are disintegrating! They are disintegrating!”
The Master looked and saw that the trans-dimensional portal he had created was closing. And it was crushing the Dalek and Cybermen invasion forces into a singularity.
The Cyber Leader stated, “Our invasion has failed. The Cybermen and Dalek invasion forces are destroyed!”
The Master turned back to the five Doctors on the monitor screen. “How can you have done this, Doctors?! How did you destroy the invasion fleet?!”
“We cut off the supply of power in these alcoves,” the Seventh Doctor stated. “We’ve given the people in these alcoves their lives back!”
“And you can’t think of re-opening that trans-dimensional portal,” the Fifth Doctor added. “The stresses of power losses will be too much for that and it’ll be already too late.”
“The TARDIS you’re using,” the Tenth Doctor said, “…my TARDIS…” he added, “If I know the old girl, she’ll do everything to defend herself against the likes of you, Master.”
“So you see,” the Fourth Doctor added. “You can’t have it all fun and games at your end! Even with that little boy Simon.”
“Especially when it comes to Christmas,” the Second Doctor added.
In the control room of the base of operations, the Daleks turned to the Cybermen. “If the Daleks and Cybermen have failed,” the Dalek leader said. “Then we shall all be destroyed!”
“Exterminate!” all the Daleks chanted.
“Delete!” declared the Cybermen.
With that, the Daleks and the Cybermen exterminated and deleted one another. The Master paid no heed to this chaos around him with the Daleks and the Cybermen. He noticed too that the Daleks and Cybermen were exterminating each other in the alcove areas on the planet Christmas, with each of the five Doctors watching them.
The Master then grabbed Simon and threatened his life to the five Doctors on the monitor screens. “Your victory will be shallow, Doctors,” he said. “I’ve got the little boy Simon here and now!”
But the Master didn’t anticipate Simon attempting to escape, as Simon bit his hand to set him free. The Master cried out in pain, whilst the little boy Simon ran away from the ensuing chaos of Daleks and Cybermen exterminating one another.
The Master, realising his failure in this operation, tried to escape as he headed off back to where the Tenth Doctor’s TARDIS (the one he acquired from Utopia in the year 100 trillion) was. The Tenth Doctor knew where the Master was heading. And he knew he would have defeated him by the time he got there.
Later on, the five Doctors managed to rescue Simon and escape from the planet Christmas with their companions in their TARDISes. They soon met each other on a nearby planet to watch as the Daleks and Cybermen destroyed each other and the planet Christmas blew itself up.
Simon was sad. Despite all the bullying he had received from the Daleks, the Cybermen and the Master, he had enjoyed the worlds of Christmas created for him that were to trap the five Doctors in turn. The five Doctors reassured Simon that he would get back home to continue celebrating Christmas with his family. The Tenth Doctor promised to take Simon back home himself as well as to send a message to his fifth self in order for them to succeed in stopping the Daleks, the Cybermen and the Master in their plans. The Fifth Doctor also promised to send a message to his seventh self too.
They all said goodbye to each other, with the five Doctors returning to their companions in their TARDISes and the Tenth Doctor taking Simon back. It was only fair for the five Doctors to say to everyone in the universe, “A Merry Christmas to all of you at home!”
© Tim Bradley, 2017