‘Dawn of the Dwaxi’, Part Five, Chapter 20

20. “Death Is Victory!!!”

SCENE #211 – INT – PROJECT OPS ROOM, ASR PLANT – DAY, AFTERNOON
It’s now the afternoon. In the project ops room of the ASR plant, the Doctor works hard with Bolesh watching him. The Doctor tinkers a bit with the controls, as he seems to be fiddling about playfully.

BOLESH
“Progress report, Doctor! Are you familiar with the controls?”

DOCTOR
“Do you mind if I have a cup of tea? With two sugars? This thinking and handling controls business is really hard work.”

BOLESH
“Tell me what I want to know!”

DOCTOR
“Sorry?”

BOLESH
“Progress report!”

DOCTOR
(realises) “Oh I see! Well, I’ve managed to get the hang of using your toys here. And I’m finding it all fascinating. Let’s just hope I don’t have to drain the Earth of its water for real.”

BOLESH
“But that’s precisely the point, Doctor! You are going to drain the Earth! Whether you like it or not!”

DOCTOR
“You don’t really want me to do that, do you?”

BOLESH
“We do want you to do it, Doctor? Don’t you get it? We want you to do it!!!”

DOCTOR
“Can I have my cup of tea now?”

At that moment, the doors open as Fred enters. Bolesh turns round to see him enter.

BOLESH
“Who dares interrupt…?!”

Fred then fires all over the place, causing Bolesh to stumble forward whilst the Doctor ducks. Fred eventually stops firing as Enid, Danny, Tina who carries Lizzy, Alexandra and Bruce enter.

DOCTOR
(cries) “Quickly! Grab hold of her!”

Danny and Bruce immediately go over and grab hold of Bolesh. She struggles against them holding her.

DANNY
(to Bolesh) “Hold it right there, girl!”

BRUCE
“Yeah! We don’t want to hurt a pretty girl like you, you know!”

BOLESH
“Back off, you bustards!”

Enid, Fred, Alexandra and Tina carrying Lizzy then approach the Doctor.

DOCTOR
(to Fred) “Fred?! You nearly killed that Dwaxi trooper firing all over the place as well as me! It was very foolish!”

ENID
“A simple thank you to my husband would suffice, Doctor.”

FRED
“It’s alright, Enid.” (to Doctor) “Doctor? Where’s our son Billy? And where’s Nyssa?”

DOCTOR
(grimly) “Unfortunately they’re captives of the Dwaxi! And goodness knows where they’re being kept!”

TINA
“Doctor! You’ve got to save my daughter! She’s critically ill!”

ALEXANDRA
“We haven’t got time to speculate [about…]”

DOCTOR
(interrupts) “Hold on, hold on a minute. I’m thinking for a moment.”

ALEXANDRA
(impatiently) “Great! Always thinking! Never doing anything!”

TINA
(tells off) “Alexandra!”

Moment of silence.

DOCTOR
“Lizzy you say is critically ill?”

TINA
“Here she is with me. I’m carrying her.”

The Doctor goes over to check Lizzy, who Tina holds in her arms.

LIZZY
(weakly) “Doctor? Are you…the Doctor?”

DOCTOR
(cheerfully) “Yes, Lizzy. I’m a Doctor. Nice to see you. Sorry you’re not feeling well.”

LIZZY
(weakly) “Am…am I…going to die?”

DOCTOR
“Not if I can help it.”

The Doctor then looks to Tina.

DOCTOR
“There’s nothing I can do for her at the moment. Unless there’s a place where I can provide a cure and I won’t be able to do that with all this interference.”

ENID
“There must be something you can do, Doctor.”

TINA
“My daughter’s dying because of those thugs.”

DOCTOR
“Now, wait a minute.” (Pause; thinks; realises) “Yes, there may be a way in which I can stabilise her condition without having to provide her with an appropriate atmosphere.”

ALEXANDRA
“Oh there is, is there?”

DOCTOR
“Yes. But it would mean having to get to the TARDIS.”

The Doctor then goes over to Danny and Bruce who struggle to keep Bolesh restrained.

DOCTOR
“Are you two alright? Danny; Bruce?”

DANNY
“Alright?! This girl’s a nightmare!”

BRUCE
“She doesn’t seem to give up struggling!”

BOLESH
(shouted) “I’ll kill you all! I’ll have your chests pouring blood onto the floor!”

DOCTOR
(to Bolesh) “Yes, we’ll save that lovely pleasure for another time. Where are you holding the TARDIS? Is it down on the lower levels?”

BOLESH
“Get stuffed!”

DOCTOR
“I really need to know. Now if you could talk nicely and then…”

BOLESH
“Nicely?! Nicely is for wimps! That’s what you lot are! Pathetic wimps!!! All of you!!!”

Bolesh then throws Danny and Bruce off roughly to one side, as they end up on the floor. The Doctor backs away as Bolesh runs off out of the project ops room.

FRED
“She’s getting away!”

ENID
(anxiously) “She’ll tell the others!”

Fred is about to aim his acquired Dwaxi weapon onto Bolesh as she runs out before the Doctor stops him.

DOCTOR
“No, Fred! Let her go!”

Reluctantly, Fred lowers his Dwaxi weapon.

BRUCE
(reluctantly) “She will tell the others, Doctor!”

DOCTOR
“Yes I know. But let’s hope we can find the TARDIS before she even tells anyone.”

ENID
“How are we going to do that when you don’t even know where it is, Doctor?”

DOCTOR
“Oh well, I’ll just have to use this.” (to himself) “Now if I’m sensible enough…and I usually am…”

The Doctor then fumbles through his coat pockets before he eventually cheers with triumph and takes out a little gadget of his.

DANNY
“What the heck’s that?”

DOCTOR
(cheerfully) “A TARDIS homing device.”

The Doctor switches the TARDIS homing device on and it emits a low hum.

DOCTOR
“This little thing will take us to where the TARDIS is.”

ALEXANDRA
“Well, why didn’t you use that instead of asking Bolesh where it was before letting her getting away?”

DOCTOR
“I wanted to know the precise location of the TARDIS from Bolesh. But as she was unwilling to tell us anything, we might as well do it the hard way. It’ll take time for us to actually find the TARDIS.”

TINA
“Then I suggest we get on with finding this TARDIS of yours. My daughter’s life is at stake.”

DOCTOR
(condescendingly) “Fair point. Come on, let’s go!”

The Doctor leads the way out of the project ops room with Enid, Fred, Danny, Tina carrying Lizzy, Alexandra and Bruce following behind him.


SCENE #212 – INT – CONDITIONING ROOM (NYSSA & BILLY’S MINDS) – DAY, AFTERNOON
Back in the conditioning room with Nyssa and Billy, they experience more dark visions whilst strapped in their cubicles. The visions they experience become more painful and intimidating. In Nyssa’s mind…

NYSSA
“Billy! Please listen to me!”

BILLY (V’O)
“I don’t want to have anything more to do with you, Nyssa! I don’t even want to know you!”

NYSSA
“Billy! I can’t survive without you!”

BILLY (V’O)
“Yeah well, you should have thought of that when you got the bug bite! Let yourself get bitten, wouldn’t you?!”

NYSSA
(pleads) “Please Billy! I love you!”

BILLY (V’O)
“Like I care!”

NYSSA
“Doctor! Please help me!”

DOCTOR (V’O)
“I don’t know why I took you on as my companion, Nyssa. Tegan was better than you!”

NYSSA
(panics) “Doctor! No please! Don’t say those things!”

DOCTOR (V’O)
“I wish I had Tegan instead of you! Tegan and me travelling in the TARDIS!”

Nyssa then cries out in pain.

NYSSA
(cries; in pain) “The bug bite! It’s growing worse! The one I had from Junglos! I can’t stop its infection! I feel so weak! Billy, please help me!”

Meanwhile, in Billy’s mind…

BILLY
“No! My parents! They’re going to die! I can see them dying! No!!!”

Billy sees his parents, Enid and Fred, burning as they’re caught on fire.

ENID (V’O)
(cries) “Billy! Please help us! We’re burning! We’re burning in fire!”

FRED (V’O)
“We’re your mum and dad, Billy! Don’t you care about saving us?”

Fred and Enid then scream out loud as they’re burned to cinders.

BILLY
(cries) “No!!! Mum; Dad!” (Pause) “Doctor?! Doctor, can’t you save them?! Can’t you save my parents?”

DOCTOR (V’O)
“Nobody loves you, Billy!”

BILLY
(shocked) “What?! What are you saying?!”

DOCTOR (V’O)
(continues) “No-one cares about you. Not even Nyssa. You heard the way she rejected you when you said you’d be with her.”

BILLY
“No!”

DOCTOR (V’O)
“She doesn’t believe you’ll attend to her in the way you do now. She thinks you won’t love her in the same way you do now when you’re in the future. In the end, you will die alone…and unloved!”

NYSSA (V’O)
(cries) “Billy! Billy, save me!”

Billy is now with Nyssa as she dangles seemingly from a cliff. Billy tries to approach Nyssa, but he seems reluctant to save her.

NYSSA (V’O)
“What are you doing, Billy? Why do you hesitate? You’re supposed to rescue me! Isn’t that what you normally do? My beloved hero!”

BILLY
“I…I’m scared of heights!”

NYSSA (V’O)
(pleads) “Please, Billy! I’m begging you! Save me!”

BILLY
“I can’t! I’m too scared to look down!”

NYSSA (V’O)
(pleads) “Help me, Billy! Please!”

Nyssa seems terrified as she dangles from the cliff. Eventually, Billy comes round and tries to reach Nyssa.

BILLY
(cries) “Give me your hand!”

Tense moments ensue as Billy tries to reach Nyssa’s hand.

BILLY
“Just…a little further!”

Eventually, Billy grabs hold of Nyssa’s hand.

NYSSA (V’O)
“You’ve got me, Billy! You’ve saved my life!”

But suddenly the cliff gives way, as Billy accidentally loses grip of Nyssa’s hand and she falls to her death, screaming.

BILLY
(cries) “No!!!”

Billy watches in horror as he sees Nyssa plunge to her death. Then in his mind, Billy becomes upset and trembles, howling angrily.

BILLY
(howls; angrily) “Sean!!! Get out of my head!!!”

In her mind, Nyssa is upset and howls angrily too.

NYSSA
(howls; angrily) “Get out of my head, Sean!!! Enough of this!!!”

SEAN (V’O)
“You must submit, you two! Already you are being fed with Dwaxi ideals! You will be one of us!” (to other Dwaxi) “Death is victory! Isn’t that right, guys?!”

DWAXI (V’O)
(chants) “Death is victory! Death is victory! Death is victory! Death is victory! [Death is victory…]”

As the Dwaxi continue to chant, their voices get louder and louder as they torment Nyssa and Billy’s minds and hurt their heads.


SCENE #213 – INT – POWER BAY, ASR PLANT – DAY, AFTERNOON
In another part of the lower levels of the ASR plant, the power drainage of the TARDIS has commenced in the power bay. It is being supervised by Lord Ramga, Commander Zurlt and Probationer Mullog.

LORD RAMGA
“Once the power’s been connected to the energy transfers for this pointless project by our Directors, we shall be able to harness the power of the Doctor’s time-ship indefinitely!”

ZURLT
“You dumb-brain! You know we can’t get enough power from that blinking box without getting inside it!”

LORD RAMGA
“I shall have this done my own way, Commander Zurlt! So stop whining and tell Mullog to get on with it! Now!”

ZURLT
(to Mullog) “Mullog! Get on with the power drainage! Or I’ll kick your guts out!”

MULLOG
(angrily) “Alright! I’ll get on with it now!!!”

Mullog slams his fist on a button, as the power drainage of the TARDIS commences.

LORD RAMGA
“Its blue light on top is flashing! It’s working!”

They watch in silence as the TARDIS’ blue lamp on top of the box lights away. Power gets drained to power systems within the room. There is a throbbing hum that gets irritatingly stronger by the minute. The Dwaxi in the room are irritated by the noise, as they slam and shake their fists impatiently for it to stop.

LORD RAMGA
“How’s it going, Mullog? Are we getting success?”

MULLOG
“Power levels at ten per cent.”

Moment of silence.

LORD RAMGA
(impatiently) “And now?”

MULLOG
“Power levels now up to fifteen per cent!”

ZURLT
“Fifteen per cent?! That’s rubbish!” (to Lord Ramga) “How do you expect to impress the Directors with that pathetic level, Ramga?”

LORD RAMGA
“Don’t make fun of me, Zurlt!”

ZURLT
“I’m only telling you what you should know! I’m not trying to make you feel better!”

Lord Ramga shrugs Zurlt off, which almost leads into a fight between them. They’re then interrupted as Maria appears before them.

MARIA
“What’s going on in here?!”

MULLOG
(surprised) “Maria Black? Where have you been hiding yourself?!”

MARIA
“Shut it, Mullog!” (Pause) “I’ve come from attending my sections who are out in force across the globe! I’m done with giving out orders!”

LORD RAMGA
“What do you want, girl?! We’re very busy here!”

MARIA
“I’ll tell you what I want! I want to see my mum and dad!” (staggered) “And what the heck do you think you guys are doing?!”

ZURLT
(taunts) “Your mummy and daddy are upstairs on the viewing platform!”

LORD RAMGA
“We are supervising the power drainage of this stupid time ship of the Doctor’s. And apparently it doesn’t seem to work!”

MARIA
“You haven’t got into it, that’s your problem!”

LORD RAMGA
(cruelly) “Think I don’t know that, you pretty dim-wit!”

MARIA
“You need to get inside the Doctor’s time ship in order to drain power. It’s connected to the time vortex to which our rift is connected as well by interconnecting the dimensions through the void!”

ZURLT
“We already know that, ‘Miss Clever’! Can you say something sensible for a change or else back off?!!!”

MARIA
(lividly) “I shall tell my mum and dad about you! I shall tell you the way you’ve insulted me!”

Maria storms off livid, as she leaves the power bay. Once she’s gone, Lord Ramga, Zurlt and Mullog continue their work.

LORD RAMGA
“Where were we, Zurlt? Before we were interrupted?”

ZURLT
“This! Your stupid attempts to drain power [from…]”

LORD RAMGA
(interrupts) “Alright, alright! We’ll find some other way then!”

ZURLT
“Fat chance of that!” (to Mullog) “Got any moron ideas, Mullog?!”

MULLOG
(dubiously) “Duh! You’re asking me, thicko!”

Zurlt then fights it out with Mullog.


SCENE #214 – INT – CORRIDOR, ASR PLANT – DAY, AFTERNOON
In a corridor outside the power bay, Maria stumbles forward. She receives a seething pain in her neck and head.

MARIA
(in pain) “My head?! My neck?! Why are they in such pain?! Why do I feel so rotten?!” (shrieks) “I hate being like this!!!”

Maria walks on, as she tries to contain herself. She then seems to not know where she’s going as she walks in a daze.

MARIA
(dazed) “My eyes! I see bright lights! And fire! Fire all around me! Why can’t I see?! Why can’t I freaking see my way!!!”

Despite these things, Maria continues walking down the corridor.


SCENE #215 – INT – VIEWING PLATFORM, ASR PLANT – DAY, AFTERNOON
On the viewing platform of the ASR plant, Helen and Martin watch the world being invaded by Dwaxi ships on various monitor screens. They sit in chairs, having glasses of champagne. They clink their glasses and have a sip of their champagne, feeling relaxed whilst watching the world being invaded.

MARTIN
“See the devastation, dear Helen? Thousands of Dwaxi ships demolishing whole continents of the world. Asia, Africa, South America, India, the whole of Europe. Even big mighty USA has succumbed to the Dwaxi forces overpowering them. Just when Kennedy thought of a bright glowing future before getting assassinated!”

HELEN
(thrilled) “It’s marvellous, Martin! And all of this because of our paradox.”

MARTIN
“A paradox which is now becoming a fact.” (Pause) “We shall now have more honeymoons after all this is done and dusted.”

HELEN
“That would be splendid.”

Helen and Martin then kiss each other, before they’re rudely interrupted by an intercom blaring out loud. Martin groans, as he switches it on to speak into it.

MARTIN
(annoyed; through intercom) “Yes Lord Ramga, what is it? We’re rather busy at the moment!”

LORD RAMGA (V’O)
(impetuously) “Sorry to interrupt your party. We’ve got to let you know that power drainage of the Doctor’s ship isn’t working!”

HELEN
(through intercom) “It’s called a TARDIS, you moron!”

MARTIN
(interrupts) “Wait, Helen!” (gradually; through intercom; to Lord Ramga) “Give your report, Ramga!”

LORD RAMGA (V’O)
“Well at the moment, the power drainage is connecting our machines to this ship from the outside. We’ve done that alright and it’s working only at fifteen stinking per cent! We can’t get it any higher! It’s not even overloading! It’s just feeble!”

MARTIN
(intrigued) “Hmm. Intriguing.”

Martin then lies back away from the intercom, as he thinks about this before turning to Helen.

MARTIN
“What do you think, Helen dear?”

HELEN
“Well, it’s obvious we need the Doctor in this. We need him to open that TARDIS of his. He’s the only one who can do it.”

MARTIN
“Yes. He is, isn’t he?” (Pause) “Supposing he refuses to co-operate?”

HELEN
“He will have no alternative. He will be threatened to do so. We will make him open the TARDIS for us!”

MARTIN
(slyly) “Yes. That’s it! And our son will have the perfect bait for him!”

HELEN
“Indeed.”

Just then, Bolesh enters. She’s in a huff and pants after she’s been running.

MARTIN
“Bolesh?!”

HELEN
“What are you doing here, Bolesh? Can’t you see we’re busy?”

BOLESH
“Shut up, you lot! And listen to me! The Doctor’s escaped!”

MARTIN
“Has he indeed?”

BOLESH
“He was helped by a group of friends of his! Those old people have managed to escape from the prison cell!”

HELEN
“Was the girl Alexandra, my son’s wife, with them to help the Doctor out?”

BOLESH
(thinks) “Yes! Yes, I believe she was there!”

HELEN
(bitterly) “I knew it! I knew she would betray us again!”

MARTIN
(to Bolesh) “You are stupid, Bolesh! To let the Doctor get away like that!”

BOLESH
“It wasn’t my fault, bozo! I was caught off guard! Not my responsibility! Do you get that, big boss?!!!”

MARTIN
(to Bolesh) “I shall talk to you later, Bolesh!” (to Helen) “In the meantime what do we do, Helen? This does make things difficult, doesn’t it?!”

HELEN
“Calm down, my dear. It’s not as bad as it sounds. This may well be a great opportunity, don’t you think?”

LORD RAMGA (V’O)
(bitterly) “Excuse me, morons! I’m still on the line here! I want to get off here, so have you finished with me yet?!”

A moment of silence ensues, before Martin and Helen chuckle with each other.

MARTIN
(chuckles) “Yes. Yes I see what you mean, dear.”

HELEN
(chuckles) “And I believe this adds more for what Sean already has in mind to torment the Doctor. Don’t you agree, dear?”

Martin returns to the intercom and switches it on to talk to Lord Ramga.

MARTIN
(through intercom; to Lord Ramga) “Hey, Ramga?! Ramga!”

LORD RAMGA (V’O)
(moans) “Yes I’m still here, boss!”

MARTIN
(through intercom) “Once you and your men stop complaining and moaning, I want you to send out all your troops to capture the Doctor. I’m sure that’s not too difficult for you!”

LORD RAMGA (V’O)
“Difficult?! Are you kidding?! This is a stupid kid’s game!”

MARTIN
(through intercom) “And Ramga! Whilst you’re at it…send in the Berserker as well!”

Martin and Helen laugh together, as they continue their relaxation and enjoying champagne. Bolesh is still in the room watching them.


SCENE #216 – INT – CORRIDOR, ASR PLANT – DAY, AFTERNOON
In one of the corridors on the lower levels, the Doctor, Enid, Fred, Danny, Tina carrying Lizzy, Alexandra and Bruce manage to get down there. Fred and Danny carry the Dwaxi weapons they acquired from the female Dwaxi trooper and Navigator Bolesh from earlier. The Doctor uses the homing device he has in his hand to locate the TARDIS as it hums away.

DOCTOR
“Right. Now the TARDIS should be in this direction!”

FRED
(sceptically) “Are you sure we’re going the right way, Doctor?”

DOCTOR
“I’m trusting to this little nifty, Fred. It works well when you’ve lost the TARDIS!”

DANNY
“But what happens if those Dwaxi things catch up with us?”

BRUCE
“Yeah. We don’t want to run into those crooks again, do we?!”

The Doctor stops, as he turns back to the others. He contemplates a solution to Danny and Bruce’s question.

DOCTOR
“In case we do get surrounded by Dwaxi, one of us at least has to come with me to get Lizzy to the TARDIS. If we’re to stabilise her condition, we must make sure we aren’t captured again.”

BRUCE
(reassuringly) “Well you can count on me, Doctor. I can take Lizzy from my mum so that you can get me and Lizzy to the TARDIS safely.”

DOCTOR
“Right. Very good.”

TINA
“I’m coming with you!”

DANNY
“Me too!”

DOCTOR
“Well you can’t all come with me. Some of you will have to remain behind to give us covering fire should the Dwaxi turn up!” (to Fred) “Fred, you can cover me, Bruce and Lizzy whilst we make our way to escape.” (to Danny) “Danny, you remain behind with Tina and Alexandra to keep covering fire here.”

FRED
“I see.”

ENID
(protests) “Excuse me, Doctor! You’re not putting my husband through any more mortal peril! Not while I stand by him!”

TINA
(to Doctor) “And how dare you suggest my husband should stay behind whilst he watches your backsides the whole time!”

ALEXANDRA
(annoyed) “This is pointless! We’ll be here all day if we keep on bickering!”

DOCTOR
“I’m afraid Alexandra is right here. We’ll have to keep moving before…”

The Doctor gets interrupted as Dwaxi troopers appear, led by the Berserker.

DOCTOR
(finishes) “…before these men turn up!”

BRUCE
(urgently; to Tina) “Quick! Mum! Give Lizzy over to me!”

TINA
“What?! But Bruce…”

BRUCE
(urgently) “Just give her to me, will you?!”

With reluctance, Tina hands Lizzy over to Bruce as he then joins the Doctor.

BRUCE
(urgently) “Quickly, Doctor! Leg it!”

DOCTOR
“Right! Let’s go!”

The Doctor takes Bruce’s call as they both run off, carrying Lizzy with them.

ENID
(urgently) “Fred, quick! Open fire!”

FRED
(shouts; to everyone) “Everyone! Take cover!”

As Enid, Danny, Tina and Alexandra get down and take over in the corridor, Fred opens fires on the Dwaxi troopers with his Dwaxi weapon. Enid stands by him. The Dwaxi troopers fire back with their weapons whilst the Berserker yells his head off.

FRED
(shouts) “Take that, you crooks!”

BESERKER
(yells; angrily) “DESTROY THEM! KILL THEM ALL!”

FRED
(urgently; to Enid) “Come on, Enid! Let’s catch up with the Doctor, Bruce and Lizzy!”

ENID
“Right you are!”

DANNY
“Good luck to you two! We’ll keep up the rear!”

ENID
“Thank you, Danny!”

FRED
“Come on, Enid! Let’s go!”

Enid and Fred make a run for it, just as the Berserker sees them go off.

BERSERKER
(to Dwaxi troopers) “YOUT LOT! CHASE AFTER THEM! DON’T LET THEM ESCAPE!!! NOW!!!”

Some of the Berserker’s Dwaxi troopers chase after them, as Enid and Fred run off to catch up with the Doctor, Bruce and Lizzy. Meanwhile, Danny, Tina and Alexandra are left behind to keep the rear. Danny fires his Dwaxi weapon at the Dwaxi troopers led by the Berserker attacking them. Danny does his best to protect Tina and Alexandra.

TINA
“You’re doing well, Danny dear! Keep it up no matter what!”

ALEXANDRA
“Yeah! Don’t give in, Dad! Don’t let them have a chance!”

But the Berserker laughs out loud horrendously, as Danny struggles to keep control of the Dwaxi weapon he’s using to fire on the Dwaxi troopers.

DANNY
“It’s no good! I find this weapon hard to handle, let alone fire!”

Danny then gets shot in the leg, as he crumbles to the floor. Tina and Alexandra come round to help him.

TINA
(cries; shocked) “Danny! You’ve been shot!”

ALEXANDRA
(cries; panics) “Dad!”

BERSERKER
“STOP FIRING, YOU BOZOS! STOP FIRING NOW!!! NOW!!!”

The Dwaxi troopers stop firing at the Berserker’s commands. Danny groans and writhes with pain, as he’s tended to by Tina and Alexandra.

DANNY
(panics) “What’s happened to my legs?! They’re bleeding all over! I’ve never felt such terrible agony!”

Danny groans more, as Tina and Alexandra help him to sit up.

TINA
(reassuringly) “Take it easy, Danny. Just take it easy.”

ALEXANDRA
“You’ll get better, Dad. I’m sure.”

Just then, the Berserker approaches and begins to taunt Danny, Tina and Alexandra on the floor.

BERSERKER
(taunts; sadistically; to Danny) “DOES IT STING, OLD MAN?!” (to Danny; Tina; Alexandra) “YOU LOT ARE NOTHING A BUNCH OF…SADDOS!!!”

Danny, Tina and Alexandra feel intimidated, as they wait for what the Berserker intends to do with them.


SCENE #217 – INT – CORRIDOR, ASR PLANT – DAY, AFTERNOON
Meanwhile with the Doctor, Enid, Fred and Bruce carrying Lizzy, they run down another corridor. They manage to find an archway as Bruce calls the others to follow him.

BRUCE
“Quick, you lot! Through this archway! Hide!”

The five heroes get inside the archway to hide. The Doctor, Enid, Fred and Bruce carrying Lizzy remain quiet as the Dwaxi troopers run past their hiding place down the corridor. This lasts for about twelve seconds. Once the Dwaxi are gone, they breathe a sigh of relief before they eventually come out of their hiding place.

ENID
“Well done for finding us that arch, Bruce? We were nearly done for.”

FRED
“Yeah. And I don’t really enjoy using this weapon to shoot people!”

DOCTOR
“Never mind that! We have to keep moving!”

BRUCE
(anxiously) “Are we close to this TARDIS thing of yours?”

The Doctor takes out his homing device again and switches it on, to which it hums.

DOCTOR
“Yes. Very nearly. At least we’ll able to move on without any trouble.” (sighs) “Oh but it’s Nyssa and Billy I’m worried about. I hope they’re alright. I hope the Dwaxi haven’t harmed them much.”

FRED
“So do I, Doctor.”

ENID
“Me too.”

BRUCE
“One thing at a time, you people. Let’s get to the Doctor’s TARDIS first and give Lizzy attention. Then we’ll go and find the others.”

DOCTOR
“You’re right, Bruce. I’m worrying when we should be moving. Come on!”

With that, the Doctor, Enid, Fred and Bruce carrying Lizzy move off down the corridor. They follow the signal of the homing beacon to locate the TARDIS.


SCENE #218 – EXT – EARTH WORLDWIDE (DWAXI MONTAGE)
Across the world, Dwaxi mania ensues as warships and battle fleets attack many continents. They blast buildings and burn wildlife and nature across the planet. Dwaxi troopers fire their weapons and slaughter people by beheading them and stabbing them with knives. Innocent bystanders run for their lives, as they’re being gunned down by Dwaxi troopers, warships, battle vans and motorcyclists. Amidst these attacks, the whole world shudders as earthquakes and tsunamis occur. They tear many continents of the planet to shreds. Volcanoes erupt, causing lava to flow flourishingly and furiously. The lava envelopes people to burn and melt rapidly. This is the beginning of the convergence of two worlds via the rift, as realities shift and mix in with each other. These worlds are the real world and the Dwaxi realm. The whole Earth shudders vibrantly with the rift bleeding open to allow two times and places to co-exist, causing havoc and chaos everywhere.


SCENE #219 – INT – VIEWING PLATFORM, ASR PLANT – DAY, AFTERNOON
All this chaos doesn’t bother Helen and Martin, as they sit about in their chairs on the viewing platform of the ASR planet in the Brecon Beacons. They enjoy the experience of watching this chaos happen. They laugh away as the two worlds’ convergence occurs.

MARTIN
“This is thrilling entertainment beyond belief, dear!”

HELEN
(laughs) “Much better than what we would’ve had in the Dwaxi world, darling!” (Pause) “I’m glad I married you, Martin. This would’ve been too good to miss!”

Martin kisses Helen.

MARTIN
“I’m so glad I haven’t disappointed you.”

Martin and Helen then kiss each other passionately as the chaos ensues outside.

HELEN
“The Dwaxi glorify in chaos and destruction! And now we’re giving it!”

MARTIN
“Yes! Total destruction! And we glorify in it abysmally!”

At that moment, Maria enters. She seems dazed as Helen and Martin look up to see Maria.

MARTIN
“Why? Maria, my darling!”

HELEN
“What are you doing back here?! You’re supposed to be with your section.”

MARIA
(confused) “I…I…I do not…”

HELEN
“Yes? What is it, Maria? We’re busy, your father and I!”

MARIA
(confused) “I…I do not…know why I came…back here.”

MARTIN
“Are you feeling alright, Maria?”

MARIA
(confused) “I…I am…confused!”

Maria then cries out in pain.

MARIA
(cries) “I feel…a pain…throbbing…in my neck…and my chest!”

HELEN
“If you’re trying to tease us and wind us up Maria, it’s not [working…]”

MARTIN
(interrupts, stresses) “No Helen, wait! She really means it, I think. She really means it! She’s in pain. In her head and in her neck.”

HELEN
(realises) “Oh I see.” (to Maria) “I’m sorry, Maria. I didn’t realise.”

MARIA
“I want to…I want to…”

HELEN
“Yes? You want to what, dear?”

MARIA
“I demand…I demand to know my purpose! I insist I know my purpose. My role in things! Please…tell me my purpose! I want to know!”

MARTIN
“Of course you do, Maria dear. Come. Come over here.”

Maria approaches slowly towards her mum and dad, as she continues to be in a daze.

HELEN
(to Maria) “Sit by me, dear. Everything will be alright.”

Maria sits by her mum on the chair, whilst Martin goes over to a cupboard beside him.

MARIA
“Will it? Will it be alright, Mum?”

HELEN
“Of course it will, Maria. You can trust us!”

MARIA
“I will…know my purpose then.”

HELEN
(to Maria) “Of course, Maria. We always give people a purpose.” (to Martin) “Don’t we, Martin dear?”

Martin then returns, as he holds an astringe containing a drug treatment of Yentias inside.

MARTIN
“Yes Helen, darling. We always do.”

MARIA
(gradually; scared) “What are you doing?! Please, tell me what you are doing!”

HELEN
“We’re gladly giving you a purpose, Maria. We’re gladly giving it. As we give you your treatment.”

MARIA
“No! No! I don’t want it!”

HELEN
“Take the treatment, Maria!” (stresses) “Take the treatment!”

Maria tries to run away, before Helen grabs hold of her and restrains her. Martin then comes round to inject the astringe of Yentias into Maria’s neck.

MARIA
(pleads) “Please! Let me go, Mum and Dad! Let me go!”

MARTIN
(stresses) “Hold still now, Maria dear. This will hurt!”

Martin injects the Yentias drug into Maria’s neck. Maria cries out in terrible agony, rage and pain. These turn into shrieks which echo across the room. She falls to the floor once she’s been drugged. Her parents look down at Maria mockingly, satisfied with what they’ve done.


SCENE #220 – INT – CORRIDOR, ASR PLANT – DAY, AFTERNOON
Back with the Doctor, Enid, Fred and Bruce carrying Lizzy, they continue their way down a corridor to locate the TARDIS. The homing device hums, as the Doctor uses it to track his ship.

BRUCE
“How far must we go now, Doctor? My arms are killing me carrying Lizzy to and fro.”

DOCTOR
“Patience, Bruce. We’re getting close now!”

ENID
(realises; cries) “Hey! Look!”

The Doctor, Enid, Fred and Bruce carrying Lizzy look to see two familiar people appear before them.

NYSSA
(thrilled) “Doctor! You’re alright!”

BILLY
(pleased) “Oh am I glad to see you!”

DOCTOR
“Billy; Nyssa! Are you alright?”

NYSSA
(reassuringly) “We’re fine, Doctor.”

FRED
“Aren’t you going to say hello to your mum and dad, Billy?”

BILLY
“Yes of course. Hello Mum and Dad.”

DOCTOR
“Are you sure you’re both alright? Last time I saw you, you were in trouble with the Dwaxi when they entered [the…]”

BILLY
(interjects) “We had a spot of bother earlier, Doctor. But it’s sorted now.”

NYSSA
“Sean helped us to escape.”

ENID
“What? Sean?! I don’t believe it!”

BILLY
“It’s true, Mum! I managed to persuade Sean to see the light of things. He’s on our side! We can trust him!”

NYSSA
“And he’s given his reassurance that no Dwaxi trooper will ever chase us!”

DOCTOR
“Did he? Well that’s reassuring.”

BRUCE
(interrupts) “Doctor, we have to find this TARDIS of yours. Lizzy’s almost had it!”

DOCTOR
“I’m well aware of that, Bruce. We need just to keep on the trail of the TARDIS homing device.”

NYSSA
“We know where the TARDIS is, Doctor.”

FRED
“You do?”

NYSSA
“Yes, of course!”

BILLY
“It’s very near here. In the power control room. Or bay, I think they called it.”

DOCTOR
“Nyssa and Billy, that’s splendid! Can you take us to this power bay of theirs?”

NYSSA
(encouragingly) “Follow us, Doctor!”

With that, Nyssa and Billy lead the way as the Doctor, Enid, Fred and Bruce carrying Lizzy follow them to find the TARDIS. The TARDIS homing device bleeps louder.

DOCTOR
“Aha! Yes, I’ve got it! The TARDIS is in close proximity to where we are! We must be getting close!”

NYSSA
“Don’t worry, Doctor! We’ll have you back to your TARDIS in no time!”

BRUCE
“Thankfully Lizzy will be safe!” (to Lizzy) “Won’t you, Lizzy?”

ENID
(to Billy) “It’s good thing you’re safe, Billy.”

FRED
(to Billy) “Yeah. Otherwise we would have been dreadfully worried about you. At least your mum would be.”

BILLY
“Really?”

They continue walking down the corridor to escape the Dwaxi and find the TARDIS.


SCENE #221 – INT – VIEWING PLATFORM, ASR PLANT – DAY, AFTERNOON
On the viewing platform of the ASR plant, Martin and Helen observe and monitor the capture of Danny, Tina and Alexandra by the Berserker and his Dwaxi troopers who take them away.

MARTIN
“Well will you look at that, Helen? The Simmons bunch is being taken away!”

HELEN
“Oh dear, what a shame. Still life must go on.”

MARTIN
“It does indeed. Though I hope the Berserker doesn’t bash them about too much! It’s not good for appearances.”

HELEN
“I saw that girl Alexandra with him. Suppose Sean’s going to beg for us to spare her.”

MARTIN
“He will punish her I’m sure, dear.”

HELEN
“That’s hardly the point. To betray us twice already is one thing. What’s to stop her from betraying us a third time?”

MARTIN
“She will learn the errors of her way in time. She’ll soon learn she can never outwit the Dwaxi forces.”

HELEN
“She’s clever, Martin. She’ll keep on trying until we’re caught off guard.”

MARTIN
“Then we better make sure that never happens.”

HELEN
“It’s all the same. I’ve never liked that girl. Always so opinionated and selfish.”

MARTIN
“You’ve never liked any girl that Sean’s had the fortune…or misfortune whichever way you want to put it…of going out with.”

HELEN
“And with good reason. Sean doesn’t know his own mind. He never understands when it comes [to…]”

Martin hushes Helen up, as Sean enters.

SEAN
“Talking about me, are you two?”

HELEN
“Not at all, my dear.”

MARTIN
“We’ve just been observing our catch with the Simmons family. Your wife Alexandra was helping them to escape, didn’t you know?”

SEAN
“Really? Obviously the girl trooper assigned to her had no brains or simply wanted death like a stupid witch! I’ll have to watch her myself from now on.”

HELEN
“Perhaps you should.”

SEAN
“Thank you for your confidence in me, Mum.” (Pause) “I understand you’ve been reconditioning Maria’s mind again like frenzy!”

MARTIN
“That’s a good word to describe it, Sean. She is frenzy. And much more frenzy than that dull Hitchcock film ever made.”

HELEN
(to Martin) “We still have to worry about the Doctor, Martin. He’s still out there on the loose and we need to apprehend him to open the TARDIS for us.”

SEAN
“No need to worry about that, Mum. I’ve got it all in hand.”

HELEN
“Really, son?”

SEAN
“Yeah. Just what I came in to tell you. The recapture of the Doctor is already in hand. Trust me.”

MARTIN
“How have you managed that, Sean? Just curious, mind.”

SEAN
“I’ve been busy, Dad.”


SCENE #222 – INT – POWER BAY, ASR PLANT – DAY, AFTERNOON
In the power bay of the ASR plant, Nyssa and Billy enter followed by the Doctor, Enid, Fred and Bruce carrying Lizzy. They are in the heart of the Dwaxi control operations underneath the ASR plant. The Doctor’s TARDIS homing device hums quite loudly away as they enter.

FRED
(astounded) “Is this what you were talking about, Billy? This power bay?”

ENID
“It’s so massive. All this room; all this space. Those big horrible chunks of machinery hanging above our heads!”

DOCTOR
“This is where they generate all the power for the ASR project when it goes into full operation. The Dwaxi hope to attempt draining the planet’s water supply and pour out all their Yentias into its empty valleys and chasms.”

The group move in further, as they then come across a familiar sight. The Doctor’s TARDIS homing device hums vibrantly now.

NYSSA
“There you are, Doctor!”

BILLY
“It’s all waiting for you!”

DOCTOR
(thrilled) “The TARDIS! Safe and sound!”

ENID
“Thank goodness for that!”

The Doctor switches off his TARDIS homing device and puts it away in his coat pocket. The Doctor with Enid, Fred and Bruce carrying Lizzy are about to approach the TARDIS and enter inside it.

BRUCE
“Come on, Doctor! Let’s get Lizzy inside and get her to this room you suggested…”

NYSSA
(interjects; menacingly) “And that’s as far as you five will go!”

BILLY
(menacingly) “So don’t move, any of you!”

At that moment, Nyssa and Billy take out and train Dwaxi weapons on the Doctor, Enid, Fred and Bruce carrying Lizzy as they stand outside the TARDIS. The five are staggered and bewildered once they see what Nyssa and Billy train their Dwaxi weapons on them.

DOCTOR
(bewildered) “Nyssa; Billy?! What’s the matter?”

BILLY
(to Fred) “You, Dad! Put your weapon down!”

ENID
(staggered) “Billy, what are you doing?!”

NYSSA
(shouts) “Put the weapon down! Or we open fire!!!”

BILLY
(shouts) “We will do it! We will!!!”

DOCTOR
“Nyssa; Billy? What’s happened to you?!”

FRED
“Billy, please! We need to get Lizzy inside the TARDIS!”

Nyssa and Billy fire their guns and shoot the Dwaxi weapon out of Fred’s hand. This causes Fred to stumble to the floor and cry out in pain. Enid comes by to aid Fred on the floor.

ENID
(concerned) “Fred?! Are you alright?!”

Fred groans as his hand’s in pain. Enid then approaches Nyssa and Billy.

ENID
(shocked) “Billy! That was your dad you fired at!”

BILLY
(shouts) “Keep back! Or we’ll shoot again!”

NYSSA
(threateningly) “Don’t make us do it! We warned you once!”

ENID
“But Billy!”

DOCTOR
(apprehensively) “Billy; Nyssa! What have the Dwaxi done to you?!”

BILLY
(self-satisfied) “We are the new champions of death!”

NYSSA
(calls) “Troopers! Surround them!”

The Doctor, Enid, Fred and Bruce carrying Lizzy are then surrounded, as Dwaxi troopers appear and train their weapons on the group. They’ve now been caught in the Dwaxi’s trap.

DOCTOR
“I’m afraid Nyssa and Billy have been lying to us!”

NYSSA
(taunts) “You’re so gullible, Doctor! We shall be victorious!”

BILLY
(triumphantly) “We are the new Dwaxi! Nothing can stop us!”

NYSSA
“Death is victory!”

NYSSA/BILLY
(chants) “Death is victory! Death is victory! Death is victory! Death is victory! Death [is…]”

ENID
(shouts; interrupts) “Stop it, you two! Stop it!!! You’re scaring me!”

NYSSA/BILLY
(continue; chant louder) “Death is victory! Death is victory! Death is victory! [Death is victory…]”

ENID
(to Doctor) “Doctor, please! Can’t you do something?!”

DOCTOR
(grimly) “I’m sorry, Enid. I’m afraid Nyssa and Billy have turned against us! They’ve been conditioned really badly by the Dwaxi!”

The Doctor, Enid, Fred and Bruce carrying Lizzy watch, as Nyssa and Billy keep on chanting since they’ve now become evil. The Dwaxi troopers in the power bay also chant along with Nyssa and Billy saying…

DWAXI
(chants) “Death is victory! Death is victory! Death is victory! [Death is victory…]”

Just then, Danny, Tina and Alexandra are brought in as Lord Ramga, Commander Zurlt, Navigator Bolesh, Probationer Mullog and Instigator Kolgu enter with the Berserker growling monstrously behind them.

BRUCE
(cries) “Mum; Dad! Alexandra!”

DANNY
“Bruce, my boy! What’s been [going on…?]”

They are then rudely interrupted as Lord Ramga steps forward.

LORD RAMGA
“Doctor! Open the TARDIS door for us! Open it now or else the Berserker slaughters you down!”

DOCTOR
(bitterly) “After what you’ve done to my friends, you’ve got a nerve to make demands!”

LORD RAMGA
“We’re ordering you, Doctor! Open the TARDIS door at once!!!”

DOCTOR
“No! I’ll never open the TARDIS for you!”

LORD RAMGA
(to Doctor) “Then I order your execution, Doctor!” (to Dwaxi) “Troopers! Open fire and gun the Doctor down!” (to Berserker) “Once after that Berserker, you get in there and slaughter him!”

BERSERKER
(yells; overjoyed) “YES! AT LAST! I GET TO KILL SOMEONE! I GET TO CUT THE DOCTOR’S BODY AND SLICE OUT HIS ORGANS!!!”

ZURLT
“Troopers! Open fire now!”

Nyssa and Billy laugh and jeer at the Doctor, as he runs away to get undercover whilst the Dwaxi troopers gun him down. Enid, Fred and Bruce carrying Lizzy scatter elsewhere. Nyssa and Billy keep laughing whilst the Doctor’s under attack.

DOCTOR
(cries; reassuringly) “Nyssa; Billy! I’m going to save you two, I promise! Just trust me and I’ll…!”

LORD RAMGA
(barks) “Kill him! Kill him, I say! I want his blood spilled out!”

BERSERKER
(yells; jeers) “I’M COMING TO KNIFE YOU IN HALF, DOCTOR! BLOOD AND GORE AT LAST!!!”

As the Dwaxi troopers try to gun the Doctor gun, the Berserker comes charging towards him. The Berserker’s about to slay the Doctor with a sharp spiky knife. Nyssa and Billy’s jeering laughter can be overheard.


Sting music. Roll original 1982 Peter Davison end credits.


© Tim Bradley, 2018

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2 thoughts on “‘Dawn of the Dwaxi’, Part Five, Chapter 20

  1. Timelord 007

    Arrrrrghhhhh, WHAT,!!!! Whoaha, Tim Bradley you are a genius, OMG Nyssa & Billy have been brainwashed, those scenes were terrifying as you felt Billy & Nyssas pain being tortured as they began hating each other, Billy shot at his dad was a WTF moment even though it was only the gun he shot out of his hand.

    Sean parents are evil, they relish in there evilness even forcing Yentias on there own daughter, that was quite harrowing, i haven’t a clue how the Doctor will save the day or who will survive.

    I reckon Seans parents will kill Alexandra & he’ll kill them, he will lose the only thing he loves because what goes around comes around via Karma, Alexandras death will finally tip him over the edge because he loves her & his child shes carrying, just my theory.

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    1. Tim Bradley Post author

      Hi Simon.

      Glad you enjoyed Chapter 20 of ‘Dawn of the Dwaxi’.

      I’m glad I terrified you with those scenes of Nyssa and Billy being brainwashed and tortured by the Dwaxi. I know that’s a risky thing for me to do especially as we’re coming towards the end of the story. But I wanted something to terrify the audience to persuade them to come back and read ‘Part Six’. To make them think is this the end of Nyssa and Billy? Will they be un-Dwaxified after this is over? Have they really become Dwaxi with the drug inside them or have they simply just been brainwashed? Glad I shocked you with that moment of Billy shooting at his dad to get the gun out of his hand.

      I’m glad you found that scene where Sean’s parents force the Yentias drug onto their daughter Maria harrowing. It was to emphasise how evil they are and how they seek violence, the Dwaxi and the Yentias drug as the only way of life in the business they do from the dimension they came from. I’m glad I got you thinking about how the Doctor will save the day and who will survive. I hope you’ll find the resolution to these questions and mysteries rewarding in the final episode.

      Interesting theory you have that Sean’s parents will kill Alexandra and that he’ll kill them because of his love for Alexandra and that it’ll tip him over the edge. I wonder if you’re right. Of course I know how the story will turn out but I’m looking forward to reading your thoughts on how this all turns out in the story.

      Very pleased you enjoyed ‘Part Five’, Simon. Looking forward to reading your thoughts in ‘Part Six’ next.

      Tim. 🙂

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