‘Dawn of the Dwaxi’, Part Four, Chapter 15

15. Fight Club

SCENE #162 – INT – MAIN BAR, GLASS & HOUND – DAY, MORNING
In the early morning at the Glass & Hound pub, Lord Ramga, Commander Zurlt, Instigator Kolgu and Keith watch the pub locals suffering from the drug intake in their drinks. The pub locals lie unconscious on the floor whilst the Dwaxi leaders and Keith seem to be impatient.

KOLGU
“How long must we wait for this lot to wake up?!”

ZURLT
(bitterly) “It takes time, Kolgu. So stop nattering and shut up!”

KOLGU
(indicates Keith) “It worked for this oik here with the drug! Can’t it work for the others?!”

KEITH
“Are you talking about me?!”

ZURLT
“Our young Keith, Rick and the other boys were willing to be addicted to Yentias. This lot here have strength to resist the effects. Which makes it rather compelling, doesn’t it?!”

LORD RAMGA
“They will soon be overcome with the drug though! Yentias always wins! I love Yentias!!”

KEITH
“Oh me too! I want more! I love seeing the pain and suffering! I scream for it!”

KOLGU
“This world and time’s pathetic! Why couldn’t we go to the world where the hoodies live in the early two thousands?! Or the eighties punks?!!!”

LORD RAMGA
“This is what the Directors commanded! This time and place in the sixties was the perfect trap for the Doctor. So we should be thankful we caught him.”

ZURLT
(taunts) “You believe the Directors think so well in their plans don’t you, Lord Ramga?!”

LORD RAMGA
“That’s because they do! And you should think the same! Or else!”

ZURLT
“I hate them! I freaking hate them!!!”

LORD RAMGA
“Shut up, Zurlt!”

ZURLT
(retorts) “And you hate them as much as I do!”

SEAN
(interrupts) “I’ll be happy to pass the message on to my mum and dad. I’m sure they’ll love to fight with you lot!”

Lord Ramga, Zurlt and Kolgu turn around to see Sean enter. They become disgruntled.

LORD RAMGA
“Young Sean Black!”

ZURLT
“What do you want, boy?!”

SEAN
(gradually, cheekily) “I like you, Zurlt. You make me laugh sometimes. You’re so funny when you’re angry!”

ZURLT
(savagely) “I’ll rip your ears off!”

Zurlt advances towards Sean before he gets held back by Kolgu.

KOLGU
“Easy, Commander! Not even against the son of the Directors.”

ZURLT
(to Kolgu) “You just back off, scum!”

Zurlt pushes Kolgu off, whilst Lord Ramga addresses Sean.

LORD RAMGA
“What is it you want, Sean?!”

SEAN
“Just came to give you lot instructions as well as check up on you. As from what I can see, you’re making a right mess of things!”

LORD RAMGA
“We are Dwaxi! We love to make a mess of things! A mess of death!! Death is victory!!!”

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

SEAN
(shouts) “Oh will you just shut up, you lot! You’re unbelievable!”

The Dwaxi stop chanting.

SEAN
“Now when these pub locals are awake and realise they want to knock it out on one another, have them geared and suited up. We must have enough for the invasion.”

LORD RAMGA
(amazed) “The invasion?! It’s going ahead then?!”

SEAN
“Of course it is, you moron! Meanwhile, the Doctor’s going to get a thrashing when he’s in on our fight club today.”

The Dwaxi then laugh out loud jeeringly.

ZURLT
(jeers) “The Doctor’s going to have gashes and slashes right on the sides of his face! I hope to see his brain coming out of his head!”

KEITH
“Yeah! Oh how I enjoy those messes they make in the training rooms! I suppose this is even worse!”

KOLGU
(hungrily) “Oh it is, Keith. It is!”

SEAN
“That’s enough, boys! Save your appetite for fun later!” (to Zurlt) “Zurlt! Have the squadrons patrolling the areas around the ASR project worldwide on stand by. Once we’ve made the call and our boys get through, we’ll be ready to suck the world dry!”

ZURLT
“Got it, Sean! Ready to freaking rock n’ roll!”

SEAN
“The Directors will be coming later on to see how you’re getting on. So don’t get slack or be behind with anything. We may have trouble you know. So get fast and furious, guys!”

The Dwaxi roar and cheer with triumph, as they beat their chests and stamp their feet furiously. Rick then enters, as he seems to be gasping for something.

RICK
(to Zurlt) “‘Ere! Zurlt! I’m desperate! I need to have…”

LORD RAMGA
“Salute the son of the Directors, you moron!”

RICK
“Oh shove it, Ramga!” (to Zurlt) “Zurlt! I want more Yentias! I thirst for it in my gut! Give it to me now!”

ZURLT
“You want some more Yentias?!”

RICK
(agitated) “Yes! For crying out loud Give me some Yentias, will you?!”

KEITH
“‘Ere! Let me have some Yentias while you’re at it! I’m starving for it!”

RICK
“You don’t need it as much as I do, you clopper!”

LORD RAMGA
(to Sean) “Young Sean? Shall we give these two some drugs to shut them up?!”

SEAN
(thinks) “Hmm.” (Pause) “Yeah, alright. Let them have some.”

LORD RAMGA
“Kolgu! Fetch some cartridges for these boys from one of our cases!”

KOLGU
“Right you are!”

Rick and Keith sound relieved, as Kolgu goes over, picks up a case and opens it to take out two tubes of the Yentias drug.

ZURLT
(jeeringly) “Don’t you want any drugs for yourself, Master Sean?! It’ll do you some good. Or bad. Freaking bad, get it?!!!”

SEAN
(retorts) “Directors do not need drugs, you moron! You need someone to keep in control of you lot, remember?”

ZURLT
“You’re not a Director though are you, scum!”

Moment of bitter silence ensues, as Sean is about to teleport himself out.

SEAN
“I will be one day! So watch it!”

Sean then beams out as the teleport takes place. Once he’s gone, Lord Ramga turns onto Zurlt.

LORD RAMGA
(fiercely) “Only you would talk against the son of the Directors, you backstabbing git! Can’t you understand they will always be our bosses? Or must you be so predictable?!”

ZURLT
“I’m going to get him! I’m going to get that son of a witch! I’ll slice him up and his parents. Or better than that, I’m going to zip them wide open!”

Kolgu then returns and hands the Yentias drug tubes to Rick and Keith.

KOLGU
“Here you are, you boys! Enjoy!”

Rick and Keith take the Yentias drug tubes and place them into a compartment around their necks.

RICK
(impatiently) “Get in there! Get in there, you stupid thing!!!”

KEITH
“At last! The taste of everlasting bitterness and pain!”

Rick and Keith plant the Yentias drug tubes and inject the drug into their necks. They then experience pain, agony and uncontrollable rage as they fall onto their knees and cry out angrily. The rest of the Dwaxi watch them, laughing and jeering as Rick and Keith shriek out.

LORD RAMGA
“Go on, you two! Let it out!”

ZURLT
“Yeah!!! Let it out!!!”

Rick and Keith shriek loudly as the Dwaxi laugh loudly.


SCENE #163 – INT – MARTIN BLACK’S OFFICE, CHURCHWOOD TIMES – DAY, MORNING
Back at the Churchwood Times, Nyssa manages to get her mouth free of the gag put on her and she gasps for breath. Billy has also managed to un-gag himself before Nyssa did.

BILLY
“Nyssa?! Are you okay?!”

NYSSA
“Just about. Well done un-gagging yourself, Billy.”

BILLY
“Yeah, you too! Now all we need to do is to get ourselves unbound.”

NYSSA
“They must have a guard outside! Otherwise we five wouldn’t be here on our own. They’ve probably started the fight club already and harmed the Doctor.”

BILLY
“These binds are so tight! The Dwaxi must be so rough!”

Enid, Fred and Alexandra then muffle underneath their gags as they try to speak.

BILLY
(reassuringly) “It’s alright, Mum; Dad. We’ll set you free, don’t worry!”

Alexandra shrieks through her gag at Billy.

NYSSA
“Yes and you too, Alexandra.”

Alexandra then groans through her gag.

NYSSA
“There must be some way we can free ourselves. There must be a weak point in these bonds.”

BILLY
“There isn’t. I can’t find any. These cuffs are flawless.”

Nyssa and Billy sigh as they contemplate what to do next.

NYSSA
(anxiously) “I can’t imagine what they’re doing to the Doctor. It’s too horrible to think about it.”

Moment of silence.

BILLY
(thinks) “These cuffs are made of iron, right?”

NYSSA
“Yes. Why?”

BILLY
“Well if only we had something sharp or hot then…” (thinks; realises) “Wait a minute.” (to Alexandra) “Alex! Pass that fire-lighter on Martin’s desk to me, will you?”

Alexandra muffles through her gag, agitated.

BILLY
(puzzled) “What?!” (realises) “Oh I see. Use your feet to knock it over. It’s a joy they haven’t bound our feet, isn’t it?”

Alexandra willingly lifts her feet up to Martin’s desk and knocks the fire-lighter off from it. It falls onto the floor.

BILLY
“That’s it! Now you three pass it over to me!”

Alex passes the lighter to Fred with her feet; Fred passes the lighter to Enid with his feet; and Enid passes the lighter to Billy with her feet.

BILLY
“Good! That’s the way!”

NYSSA
“You know what you’re doing, Billy?”

BILLY
“Yes. Now, if I use my feet to pick it up…and hold the lighter firmly there…I lift my feet up behind my back…and…”

Billy does this, as he lifts his feet up behind his back with the lighter caught firmly between them.

BILLY
“Now…hoping not to drop it…I should be able to do…”

Eventually, Billy grabs the fire-lighter with one of his hands caught in a cuff and drops his feet back to the ground.

BILLY
“There! Done it!”

NYSSA
(puzzled) “What is it you’re hoping to do, Billy?”

BILLY
“Well, placing the lighter correctly on the cuffs, I’m hoping to melt the iron by flicking the fire on. Like they do when they want to melt iron using a furnace.”

Enid muffles anxiously through her gag.

BILLY
(reassuringly) “It’s alright, Mum. I can manage.”

NYSSA
“I agree with your mum, Billy. It’s too dangerous. You can burn yourself!”

BILLY
“I’ll have to take that risk. Besides, I needn’t melt the iron all the way through. Just weaken it to get my wrists free.”

NYSSA
“It won’t work, Billy. Using a fire-lighter takes too long to melt iron like it is in a furnace.”

BILLY
(agitated) “What other choice do we have?! We’ve got little else to use to get us free at the moment.”

Enid and Fred muffle anxiously through their gags.

BILLY
(insistently) “Now be quiet, all of you! I’ve got some melting to do here. So let me concentrate.”

With that, Nyssa, Enid, Fred and Alexandra keep quiet. Billy turns on the fire-lighter and places it onto one of his metal handcuffs. He then lets out a cry of pain for a moment.

NYSSA
(concerned) “Billy?!”

BILLY
“It’s alright, it’s alright.” (Pause; reassuringly) “It’ll be alright. Just need to put the fire correctly on the metal and not on the skin. I could feel the warmth of that!”

NYSSA
“Billy, please be careful.”

BILLY
“I will, I will.”

With that, Billy sets about to work with melting the iron. Nyssa, Fred, Enid and Alexandra look on anxiously.


SCENE #164 – INT – POST ROOM, CHURCHWOOD TIMES – DAY, MORNING
The sun rises, as the Doctor enters the Churchwood Times post room. There’s a circular cage before him. Dwaxi troopers cheer, jeer and yell, as there is a rowdy atmosphere with people wanting the fights to begin. The Doctor then sees Sean approach him.

SEAN
(menacingly; mischievously) “Day approaches, Doctor. A new dawn begins.”

DOCTOR
(wryly) “How lovely for you.”

SEAN
(taunts) “Well…how do you like it, Doctor? Pretty good for a fight club, isn’t it? It’s got everything. Jerks shouting and yelling their heads off. A cage. There’s where you’ll be fighting of course. And there’s even a bar for people to get drunk. My parents think of everything, don’t you think?!”

DOCTOR
“Sean, if you want me to get bashed about I’d suggest you stop taunting and get on with it.”

SEAN
“What?! And not allow me to enjoy myself. This is fun for us, isn’t it?! We Dwaxi love the violence!”

DOCTOR
“You’re not a Dwaxi though are you, Sean. You’re just a man acting like a juvenile arrogant sixteen-year-old. It’s even become your own un-doing.”

SEAN
“Shut it, Doctor!”

DOCTOR
“What? Said something wrong, have I? Oh dear. Perhaps the things your parents have told you or wanted you to believe aren’t ringing true. Sometimes I wonder whether you listen to your conscience at times.”

SEAN
“I said shut it, Doctor! My parents went through a bad patch when I was ten years old. I thought it was going to be the end. I did my best to get them back together. I even went to detention at school for behaving badly. But would my parents even notice? My mum certainly didn’t when she found out my dad turned out to be a massive serial killer instead of a well-meaning newspaper editor-in-chief.”

DOCTOR
“Sean, it’s not too late. Your parents…”

SEAN
(ignores Doctor; continues) “But do you know something? My mum accepted him. Because she knew this is the way. This is how things should be, Doctor. Violence, anger, aggression. It’s the only way to express yourself. Stupid things such as love, kindness and self-sacrifice are wasteful. There’s nothing in that because you get nothing from it!”

DOCTOR
“I don’t believe that!”

SEAN
“I don’t give a what-full of what you believe!”

DOCTOR
“You have a wife, Sean. A job. Do you really want to sacrifice everything you have for the sake of mindless bloodiness? You heard Nyssa say it. It’s massive manslaughter. Your home is going to end up a bath of death soon!”

At that moment, roaring shouts and cheers echo.

SEAN
“Ah! There’s your opponent, Doctor. I think you’ve met him before.”

DOCTOR
(grimly) “Oh no. Anything but him.”

The Doctor looks to see the Berserker enter the cage, shouting and yelling loudly and stamping his feet angrily.

BERSERKER
“WHERE IS HE?!!! COME ON!!! I WANT TO PLUCK HIS EYES OUT!!! SPIT ON HIM!!! CLUNK HIM TO ORGANS!!!”

The Berserker smacks his iron fists together which clang as he does so.

DOCTOR
“He’s got iron fists!”

SEAN
“Exactly, Doctor! He’ll beat you hard! Hard enough to make you squeal!”

The Doctor is then pushed forward by the Dwaxi, as the cage opens for him.

SEAN
“There you go, Doctor! The Berserker’s waiting for you now! Don’t keep him waiting! Enjoy your fight!”

Sean then pushes the Doctor forward very roughly. The Doctor ends up on the floor inside the cage, as the door closes shutting him inside. The Doctor groans, whilst the other Dwaxi shout and yell angrily from outside the cage. Getting onto his feet, the Doctor looks to see the Berserker smacking his fists together as he gets ready to fight him.

DOCTOR
“Now…listen to me! Whoever you are, I’ve no wish to hurt you!”

BERSERKER
“GREAT! BECAUSE I’M GOING TO HURT YOU!!! HURT YOU LIKE HELL!!!”

DOCTOR
“Listen to me! There’s no need for this! I’ve no desire to fight [you…]”

BERSERKER
“DON’T YOU GET IT, FREAKSO? YOU’RE GOING NOWHERE! I’VE GOT YOU HERE AND I’M GOING TO HAVE FUN WITH YOU! FUN AND HEAD-CRUNCHING TIME!!!”

The Berserker howls as he charges at the Doctor. The Doctor defends himself but is easily beaten up by the Berserker who hits him savagely and brutally with his iron fists. The Doctor falls to the floor whilst the Berserker kicks him in the stomach, not giving him a chance to recover.


SCENE #165 – INT – MARTIN BLACK’S OFFICE, CHURCHWOOD TIMES – DAY, MORNING
Back in Martin’s office at the Churchwood Times, Billy has managed to get himself free as he’s now released Nyssa, Enid and Fred from their bonds.

BILLY
“See! I told you I’d get around to it!”

ENID
“Billy, thank you so much!”

FRED
“Very clever of you, Billy.”

NYSSA
“Yes very clever, Billy. I find it amazing that you managed to weaken the metal with a small fire-lighter.”

ALEXANDRA
(protests) “Hey! You’re not going to forget me are you, Billy?”

BILLY
“Of course not! Here! I’ll unlock those cuffs of yours with the keys now.”

Billy takes the keys he used to free Nyssa, Enid and Fred and gets to unlocking Alexandra’s cuffs. Just then, a Dwaxi trooper enters and finds them free.

DWAXI TROOPER #2
(yells; angrily) “What?! You can’t be free! Who did it?! Who broke the cuffs?!”

BILLY
“I did! And I’d do it again, you monster!”

The Dwaxi trooper then charges his weapon at Billy.

DWAXI TROOPER #2
(yells; angrily) “You will suffer for this, boy!”

NYSSA
“Hey! Over here!”

The Dwaxi trooper turns to Nyssa, before Billy runs forward and kicks the weapon out of his hands. The Dwaxi trooper howls in anger as he sees his weapon on the floor.

DWAXI TROOPER #2
(shouts; angrily) “You tricked me! You kicked my weapon out of my hands!” (to Nyssa) “You girl! You distracted me! I’ll get you for this!”

The Dwaxi trooper is about to charge at Nyssa before Billy steps in.

BILLY
“Hey! It’s me you want! Come and get me!”

The Dwaxi trooper turns to charge at Billy before Enid steps in.

ENID
“No! Not my boy! Take me first! Take me!”

The Dwaxi trooper howls to charge on Enid before Fred steps in.

FRED
“No! Leave my wife and son alone! You’ll have to come through me to get them!”

The Dwaxi trooper howls with rage as he sees Nyssa, Billy, Enid and Fred, but is unable to decide which one to charge on first.

DWAXI TROOPER #2
“I’ll get you! I’ll get you all!!!”

The Dwaxi trooper then charges on all four of them, howling with rage.

NYSSA
(shouts) “Now!”

With that shout, Nyssa, Billy, Enid and Fred jump out of the Dwaxi trooper’s way. The Dwaxi trooper runs straight into a window and smashes through it. He howls and screams angrily as he falls out of the building. Nyssa, Billy, Enid and Fred look to see the Dwaxi trooper fall out of the window. His howls echo before he ends up dead on the street outside. Moment of silence before Nyssa, Billy, Enid and Fred breathe a sigh of relief.

FRED
“Well done, Nyssa.”

BILLY
“Yes! It’s good you gave the shout when you did to jump out of the way, Nyssa!”

NYSSA
(to Billy) “Thank you, Billy.” (to everyone) “Well done to all of you!”

ENID
(disturbed) “It was horrible! Seeing the madness in that man’s face.”

FRED
(reassuringly) “It’s alright, Enid. It’s over now.”

ENID
“But it isn’t, Fred. All these deaths and killings. It’s likely we’ll be next!”

NYSSA
“We must find the Doctor.” (to Billy) “Do you know where the post room is, Billy?”

BILLY
“I think so. It’s been a while since I’ve been here in the Churchwood Times. I used to go to the post room to collect a number of post packages I ordered.”

ALEXANDRA
(shouts; impatiently) “Get me out of here! I’m sick of being chained here!”

BILLY
(realises) “Oh! Sorry, Alex. I’ll unchain you now.”

Billy makes his way over to Alexandra; takes the keys and unlocks the cuffs to free her.

FRED
“Should we take the weapon, Nyssa? In case we meet any Dwaxi?”

NYSSA
“Yes. We must. I don’t like the idea of using a weapon, but we’re dealing with the Dwaxi here.”

With that, Fred picks up the Dwaxi weapon and holds it in his hands.

ENID
“You’re not seriously going to use that are you, Fred?”

FRED
“Oh I’m sure it’s like any ordinary weapon.”

But when Fred fires the Dwaxi weapon, it shudders terribly and shoots aimlessly, terrifying the living daylights out of everyone.

ENID
“Stop it, Fred! Switch it off! Switch it off!!!”

Fred eventually stops firing the weapon.

FRED
(breathes deeply) “Yeah well. I’ve never used a weapon like this before. It’s so heavy.”

NYSSA
“We’ll have to be careful where we tread.” (to Fred) “Try not to use up all the ammunition, Fred. We may need it to help us get to the Doctor without trying to kill too many people.”

FRED
“I’ll be careful.”

Meanwhile, Billy frees Alexandra from her cuffs.

BILLY
“Alex. Do you know your way to the post room from here?”

ALEXANDRA
“I thought you knew where it was.”

BILLY
“Sort of. But it might have changed since I was left here. I’ve been away for two years, remember?”

ALEXANDRA
“It’s the same as ever! Don’t fret.” (Pause) “We’ll have to take the lift. This way!”

With that, Nyssa, Billy, Enid and Fred follow Alexandra as they head out of Martin Black’s office to head for the lift. Fred takes the Dwaxi weapon with him.


SCENE #166 – INT – POST ROOM, CHURCHWOOD TIMES – DAY, MORNING
Back in the post room of the Churchwood Times, the Dwaxi troopers shout and yell loudly during the fight club. They demand more and more as the Doctor fights the Berserker. Sean Black joins in with the crowd, getting into the spirit of things and becoming vengeful and aggressive.

SEAN
(aggressively) “Come on, Berserker!!! Get him!!! Smash him to pieces!!! Rip his brain out!!!”

The Berserker screams with rage as he picks the Doctor up and throws him over. The Doctor falls to the ground, as he cries out in pain. He gets himself up from the floor before the Berserker lurches onto him.

DOCTOR
“Now just a minute…”

But the Berserker charges forward and punches the Doctor in the stomach. The Doctor does manage to dodge some blows by the Berserker before he gets his chance to speak out loud.

DOCTOR
(shouts) “This isn’t fair, you know! You’re not giving me a chance!”

BERSERKER
“HELL LIKE I WOULD!!! I’M NOT FAIR! I DON’T WANT TO BE FAIR! I WANT TO FREAKING BEAT YOU UP! I’M GOING TO KILL YOU!!!”

The Berserker keeps on fighting with the Doctor desperately trying to defend himself as the Dwaxi crowds get rowdier.


SCENE #167  – INT – CORRIDOR, CHURCHWOOD TIMES – DAY, MORNING
Meanwhile, the lift door opens as Nyssa, Billy, Fred, Enid and Alexandra step out onto the ground floor of the Churchwood Times. Fred carries the Dwaxi weapon with him, as they walk down the corridor.

ENID
“Are you sure we’re going the right way, Alex?”

ALEXANDRA
“Stop moaning, Enid. I know where we’re going.”

FRED
“She was only asking, Alex. No need to be so rude.”

BILLY
(concerned) “Do you want me to carry that weapon for you, Dad?”

FRED
“I’ll be alright, Billy. Don’t worry. Anyway, you wouldn’t know how to handle a gun.”

BILLY
“Oh I once held a few weapons like that on my travels with the Doctor and Nyssa, Dad.”

ENID
(surprised) “What’s that, Billy?”

NYSSA
“We must be getting close now. I can hear sounds of fighting nearby.”

Nyssa, Billy, Enid, Fred and Alexandra listen, as the shouts, yells and fights from the fight club echo nearby.

BILLY
“Hey. I hear it too. It must be the Doctor fighting.”

NYSSA
“We’ll have to get to him quickly before he ends up dead.”

ALEXANDRA
“Don’t see why we have to bother with him. He deserves it anyway.”

BILLY
(shocked) “How dare you, Alex?! This is my friend we’re trying to rescue. He doesn’t deserve to die. Not when he’s done so much in trying to save your sister.”

ENID
“Must you be so rude, Alex!”

ALEXANDRA
(angrily) “Why shouldn’t I? Your son’s as much to blame for everything as it is. Him and his girlfriend here!”

NYSSA
“What?! What have Billy and I done? What is it we’ve done wrong?!”

ALEXANDRA
(angrily) “Everything! For me! You two and that Doctor friend have ruined my life!” (to Billy) “If you Billy hadn’t come back…”

FRED
(interrupts) “Don’t you say that, Alexandra!”

ALEXANDRA
“I make no bones about it, Fred. If it weren’t for your selfish son and his two little freaky friends, then none of this would be happening. I could have had a happy life. With my husband; my baby; my house. All of that away from my wretched mum and dad, my sister and my brother.”

ENID
(appalled) “That’s awful, Alexandra! That’s ghastly! You’re the one who’s being selfish!”

ALEXANDRA
“Yeah, well why not?! I’m the one who deserves things more than anyone else does. I’ve had to look after my family all my life. And what thanks do I get? I married Sean and hoped he and I would live happily ever after. Fairy tales. That type of ending’s fake! I know that now because my husband’s a psychopath and a monster!”

BILLY
“We had nothing to do with it, Alex! It’s not my fault, Nyssa’s or the Doctor’s…”

ALEXANDRA
(interrupts) “Of course, it’s your fault! You came back! You made things worse! And if you hadn’t, my life would be perfect!”

NYSSA
“Alright! That’s enough, Alexandra! Just stop it!”

ALEXANDRA
“Don’t you tell me to stop, you stuck-up person. I haven’t even started!”

NYSSA
(tells off) “Stop it Alexandra and listen to me!”

ALEXANDRA
(angrily) “I won’t stop!”

NYSSA
(agitated) “Yes you will! We’ve got enough on our plates without having you to complain. We’re going to find the Doctor. And if you won’t help us then leave us alone!”

ALEXANDRA
“I will not be treated like this!”

Alexandra then walks off.

BILLY
(calls) “Alex, where are you going?!”

ALEXANDRA
“I’m off! I’m not going to be insulted by her! Your pretty little girlfriend!”

Just then, some Dwaxi troopers appear in Alexandra’s way. Alexandra screams as she gets caught by the Dwaxi who laugh and sneer at her.

ALEXANDRA
(screams) “Get off! Get off me, you freaks!”

Alexandra screams as she’s being dragged away, but the Dwaxi troopers ignore her. Seeing the Dwaxi troopers appear, Nyssa, Billy, Enid and Fred make a run for it.

NYSSA
(urgently) “Come on! This way! Forwards!”

BILLY
(anxiously) “But what about Alex? She’s caught…”

NYSSA
(interrupts) “Alex will have to look after herself! We have to keep moving, Billy!”

BILLY
“Nyssa, we can’t just leave her!”

FRED
“Stop arguing and leg it, Billy!”

Nyssa, Billy, Enid and Fred run for it, but are then stopped in their tracks by another group of Dwaxi troopers down the corridor.

NYSSA
“Oh no!”

BILLY
“We’re trapped!”

ENID
(panics) “Quickly, Fred! Fire that weapon you’ve got there!”

FRED
“But Enid, I can’t use it properly…”

ENID
(cries) “Just fire it, will you?!”

The Dwaxi troopers advance as they charge on towards them. But Fred fires the Dwaxi weapon which shakes and shudders violently as he fires. The Dwaxi troopers shake and shudder furiously before screaming with rage and pain as they drop to the floor, dead and crumbled.

NYSSA
“Come on! We must keep going!”

BILLY
“Good work, Dad!”

FRED
“I did not enjoy doing that! Killing them like that!”

BILLY
(sympathetically) “No one ever does.”

ENID
“You had to do it, Fred. You were acting in self defence.”

NYSSA
“Yes you were, Fred. And I’m afraid you’ll have to use that weapon again when we enter the danger zone.” (Pause) “Come on. Let’s go.”

Nyssa, Billy, Enid and Fred make their way down the corridor, as they hope to find the Doctor and avoid shooting any more Dwaxi troopers in the process, except in self defence.


SCENE #168 – INT – POST ROOM, CHURCHWOOD TIMES – DAY, MORNING
In the fight club in the Churchwood Times post room, the Doctor struggles to defend himself as he’s being beaten up badly by the Berserker. Everyone screams and yells for the fight to go on, as the Berserker has the winning hand. He fumes with tremendous rage and howls angrily. The Doctor stumbles forward whilst the Berserker towers over him.

BERSERKER
(bitterly) “CAN’T TAKE ANYMORE, YOU PUNY WHIMP?!”

The Doctor doesn’t answer as he struggles to regain his strength.

BERSERKER
(mockingly) “OOH WHAT’S THE MATTER, DOCTOR?! CAT GOT YOUR TONGUE?! YOU MISERABLE BORE!!!”

The Berserker fights the Doctor again. The Doctor manages to regain his strength a little and fights back wearily. They then get interrupted, as the Dwaxi crowds get attacked by someone firing on them. Outside the cage, Fred fires the Dwaxi weapon tremendously at them, causing them all to scatter. Fred, Enid, Nyssa and Billy enter the post room as some of the Dwaxi get shot down dead.

ENID
“You’ve done it, Fred! You’re scaring them away!”

FRED
“I doubt it, Enid darling! These Dwaxi don’t seem the kind to be scared off!”

NYSSA
“Cover us, Fred! Billy and I are going to fetch the Doctor!”

BILLY
“He’s in that cage thing over there!”

NYSSA
“I see him! Come on, Billy! Let’s get to him!”

ENID
(insistently) “You two be careful! Don’t get yourselves killed!”

BILLY
“We’ll be careful, Mum! To the Doctor, Nyssa!”

Nyssa and Billy run over towards the cage whilst Fred and Enid continue scaring the Dwaxi in the post room with the Dwaxi weapon. Nyssa and Billy soon arrive at the cage to see the Doctor fighting the Berserker.

NYSSA
“Doctor!”

DOCTOR
“Nyssa; Billy! Hurry, you two! Get me out of here!”

The Doctor struggles to keep up with the Berserker, as he keeps getting blows from him.

BILLY
“How do we do that, Doctor?! We don’t have the key to open the cage door!”

Nyssa and Billy contemplate what to do next, whilst the Doctor struggles to fight the Berserker. The Doctor eventually manages to look up and call out to Nyssa and Billy.

DOCTOR
(calls) “Nyssa; Billy! There’s a Dwaxi trooper behind you! Duck!”

Nyssa and Billy duck as a Dwaxi trooper fires at them. The Dwaxi trooper misses and hits the lock on the cage door. Getting back up, Nyssa and Billy realise what’s happened and open the cage door.

BILLY
(realises) “It’s open! The Dwaxi trooper’s shot the lock off!” (calls; to Doctor) “It’s open, Doctor!”

NYSSA
(cries; urgently) “Billy, get out of the way!”

The Dwaxi trooper behind Nyssa and Billy howls with rage as he charges onto them. Nyssa and Billy dodge out of the way by opening the cage door to let the Dwaxi trooper run straight through. Unable to stop himself, the Dwaxi trooper crashes into the Berserker inside the cage, pushing him and taking him down to the ground as they fall over. On the ground, the Berserker turns his anger on the Dwaxi trooper.

BERSERKER
(yells) “WHAT HAVE YOU DONE, YOU MORON?! I ALMOST HAD THE DOCTOR! I COULD HAVE KILLED HIM!!!”

NYSSA
(calls; urgently) “Doctor! Come on out, quickly!”

DOCTOR
“I’m coming, Nyssa!”

Seizing the distraction, the Doctor runs out of the cage before the Berserker charges after him. Nyssa and Billy shut the cage door on the Berserker’s face and he falls back onto the ground. Nyssa and Billy are relieved once the Doctor’s out of the cage.

DOCTOR
(exhausted) “Thank you both! That was good timing!”

NYSSA
(concerned) “He hasn’t injured you has he, Doctor?!”

DOCTOR
“Oh only a few bruises. Besides, I’ve had enough training in the field of martial arts. Thought I was going to be a bit rusty, but I managed to remember the moves eventually.”

BILLY
(realises) “Doctor, that mad man’s getting up!”

DOCTOR
“Quick, Billy! Hold the door shut! He mustn’t get out!”

Billy holds the door shut whilst the Berserker gets up and bashes into it, shouting and yelling angrily to try and get out. The Dwaxi trooper who just ran into the cage joins the Berserker, as he bashes onto the cage door held by Billy. He shouts angrily as he tries to get out.

BILLY
(struggles) “It’s no good, Doctor! I can’t hold it! These two ruffians are too strong for me!”

NYSSA
“Hold on, Billy! I’m here!”

Nyssa helps Billy to hold the cage door shut.

BILLY
“Thanks, Nyssa!”

But even that’s not enough to hold them in, as the Berserker and the Dwaxi trooper are relentless.

BERSERKER
“YOU CAN’T KEEP US IN HERE! I WANT TO GET OUT! GET ME OUT!!! GET ME OUT NOW!!!”

Whilst trying to hold them in, the Doctor, Nyssa and Billy are soon met up by Enid and Fred.

ENID
(calls; troubled) “Doctor! Nyssa; Billy!”

DOCTOR
“Mr. and Mrs. Walker! Good to see you both!”

FRED
“Nyssa? You remember telling me not to waste up on all the ammunition in this rifle I’m holding?”

NYSSA
“Yes.”

FRED
“Well I’m afraid I’ve used the lot up! I can’t kill any more of these brutes!”

DOCTOR
“Oh dear! That’s rather awkward, isn’t it?!”

BILLY
“Look! They’re coming towards us!”

ENID
(panics) “And we can’t defend ourselves! What are we going to do, Doctor?!”

The Doctor, Nyssa, Billy, Enid and Fred see the other Dwaxi troopers coming up towards them with menacing and vicious intent. They aim their weapons at them.

NYSSA
“We’re being surrounded. They’re coming towards us!”

But just then, somebody calls out on a microphone above. Everyone looks to see Sean speaking on a balcony.

SEAN
(through microphone) “No, you morons! Let them pass!”

BILLY
(realises) “That’s Sean speaking up there on the balcony! With a microphone!”

FRED
“What’s that boy think he’s playing at?”

Just then, some of the Dwaxi trooper spread out and make a path. This puzzles the Doctor, Nyssa, Billy, Enid and Fred.

NYSSA
(puzzled) “They’re spreading out, Doctor! They’re making a path for us!”

ENID
“Towards the fire exit door!”

DOCTOR
(shouts; to Sean) “Sean, what are you up to now? Haven’t you humiliated us already?!”

SEAN
(through microphone; taunts) “Go on then, Doctor! Run for it!”

DOCTOR
(puzzled) “I’m sorry I don’t understand!”

SEAN
(through microphone) “The Dwaxi want to chase you and gun you down! Just like the Berserker as you see him wanting to get out!”

The Berserker howls angrily from inside the cage whilst bashing the cage door down, still held closed by Nyssa and Billy.

SEAN
(through microphone) “So I’m giving you lot a chance! A chance to get away! Not like you’re going to get out alive since these people are going to shoot you down! Better start running, guys!”

BILLY
“Sean, stop it!”

SEAN
(through microphone) “And that goes for you too, best buddy! You Nyssa; you Enid and you Fred!”

FRED
“What about Alexandra? Are you going to kill her, Sean?”

SEAN
(through microphone) “Alex’s my wife, Fred. I wouldn’t kill her, no way! It would be humiliating for me! I want to keep the ones I love alive!”

ENID
(angrily) “You selfish boy!”

The Doctor, Nyssa, Billy, Enid and Fred now become hesitant as the Dwaxi become impatient.

FRED
(anxiously) “Doctor, we can’t make it for our lives!”

ENID
“Not with my little legs, Doctor. I’m not good at running!”

NYSSA
“If it’s any consolation Enid, running’s not my thing either!”

BILLY
“What are we going to do, Doctor?!”

Moment of silence, as the Doctor thinks whilst Nyssa and Billy keep holding the cage door closed with the Berserker and the Dwaxi trooper inside. Enid and Fred wait anxiously.

NYSSA
“Doctor, please! What do we do?!”

SEAN
(through microphone, shouts) “Run, Doctor! Run you lot! Run!!!”

DOCTOR
(grimly) “We run!”

With that, Nyssa and Billy let go off the cage door as they run with the Doctor, Enid and Fred to head out for the fire exit. The Doctor, Nyssa, Billy, Enid and Fred run fast, whilst the Dwaxi, including the Berserker and the Dwaxi trooper who burst out of the cage, chase after them. The Dwaxi howl with rage as they chase them. Sean laughs mischievously and mockingly on his microphone as he watches from the balcony.


SCENE #169 – EXT – CHURCHWOOD STREET, CARDIFF – NIGHT
Outside, the Doctor, Nyssa, Billy, Enid and Fred run for their lives out through the fire exit door of the Churchwood Times’ post room. They enter into Churchwood Street with the Dwaxi chasing after them. The Dwaxi burst through the fire exit door out of the Churchwood Times building. They fire on the Doctor, Nyssa, Billy, Enid and Fred with their weapons as they go running down the street. The five heroes manage to dodge the shots, but even that’s enough to slow the Dwaxi down behind them.

FRED
“We can’t keep running like this forever, Doctor! They’re too fast for us!”

ENID
“There must be something we can do to slow down those mongrels!”

DOCTOR
(realises) “Slow down! Of course!” (to Enid; Fred) “Enid; Fred! Get your water bottles out!”

FRED
“Doctor, I don’t see…”

DOCTOR
“Do you have the water bottles on you, Fred?!”

ENID
“Yes we have!”

DOCTOR
“Then fetch them out and throw them at the Dwaxi with the caps open! I’ll do the same with mine!”

NYSSA
“What are you trying to do, Doctor?!”

DOCTOR
“Trust me, Nyssa!” (to Billy) “Billy! Help me getting my water bottles out of my pockets! Hopefully they won’t be crushed in my fight with the Berserker since my coat pockets are bigger on the inside!”

Billy obliges, fumbling through the Doctor’s pockets whilst they’re still running from the Dwaxi chasing after them. The Doctor, Enid and Fred eventually have their water bottles out of their pockets and start to uncap them as they run.

DOCTOR
(to Billy) “Quick Billy! Give one of my water bottles to Nyssa and have one for yourself!” (to Enid; Fred) “Enid and Fred, keep what you’ve got already!”

Billy passes a water bottle to Nyssa and keeps one for himself, whilst the Doctor, Enid and Fred hold their shares of water bottles.

NYSSA
(dubiously) “Nine bottles we have, Doctor!”

DOCTOR
“Yes. Wyatt and Bruce had the other six. But Bruce is now imprisoned with his parents and Wyatt’s now dead sadly.” (to Enid; Fred) “Enid; Fred! When I give the word, throw your water bottles at the Dwaxi behind you! Hopefully it should slow them down!”

ENID
“Doctor, I don’t see…”

DOCTOR
(impatiently) “Just do as I say, Enid!”

FRED
“We’ll do as you say, Doctor! Just give us the word!”

DOCTOR
“Right! On my mark!”

Enid and Fred undo the caps of their water bottles, as they, the Doctor, Nyssa and Billy keep on running forward. The five heroes get ready to throw their water bottles, whilst the Dwaxi pursue them from behind.

DOCTOR
(shouts) “Now! Throw them!”

The Doctor, Nyssa, Billy, Fred and Enid stop running, turn round and immediately throw their water bottles at the Dwaxi. Water splashes out from the bottles and ends up hitting on some of the Dwaxi troopers’ faces. The Dwaxi scream, shriek and yell as they fall to the ground and collapse. The Berserker and some other Dwaxi troopers stop to see this happening. They becomes angry whilst they’ve been unaffected by the water splashing all over the fallen Dwaxi troopers.

BERSERKER
(angrily) “WHAT ARE YOU LOT DOING?! WHY DO YOU FALL DOWN FOR DWAXI’S SAKE!! WE’VE STILL GOT TO CATCH THESE LOSERS! DON’T YOU YAHOOS GET IT?! WE’VE GOT TO CATCH THEM!!”

The Berserker then gets hit by water being thrown onto him. He shrieks out in rage and pain before falling to the ground. The rest of the Dwaxi troopers shriek out in pain as they get hit by water thrown at them by the Doctor and his friends.

ENID
“Well done, Fred! We did it!”

FRED
(apprehensively) “We can’t stick around here! Come on! We have to keep moving!”

The Doctor, Nyssa, Billy, Enid and Fred then look up to see a group of mods; rockers and teddy boys blocking their path ahead.

NYSSA
(realises) “Oh no! There are those boys blocking our path!”

BILLY
“Mods; rockers and teddy boys! They’ve trapped us!”

DOCTOR
“Quick, Nyssa; Billy! Throw the rest of what’s in your water bottles at them!”

NYSSA
(sceptically) “Doctor, it won’t work for them!”

DOCTOR
“Please, Nyssa! Just do as I say!”

Nyssa and Billy do as they’re told as they throw the rest of the water from their bottles at the mods, rockers and teddy boys ahead of them. The water hits them and the mods, rockers and teddy boys cry out in pain and rage before collapsing to the ground. Fred and Enid stand with the Doctor, Nyssa and Billy, amazed.

ENID
“What have we just done to them?!”

FRED
“They’re all screaming in pain! Just because we threw water at them?!”

DOCTOR
“Dwaxi can’t survive on water. They depend entirely on Yentias. And that’s what these fellows have become I’m afraid. They’re Dwaxi!”

NYSSA
“Doctor, where do we go from here?”

DOCTOR
“Back to Enid and Fred’s place.”

BILLY
“They may be already waiting for us there! No where’s safe I believe!”

DOCTOR
“Fair point, Billy.”

FRED
“We can’t stay here!”

The Doctor, Nyssa, Billy, Enid and Fred watch as the mods, rockers and teddy boys continue to groan as well as the Dwaxi troopers and the Berserker behind them.

DOCTOR
“Well, we’ll think on that later. In the meantime, let’s get away! Come on!”

ENID
“Oh dear! Not more running!”

The five heroes dodge past the Dwaxi and the boy gangs weakened by water around them, as they make their escape.


© Tim Bradley, 2018

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4 thoughts on “‘Dawn of the Dwaxi’, Part Four, Chapter 15

  1. Timelord 007

    Woah, this is a tension filled fast paced chase Tim, you have not only a knack for writing character ma but for entertaining action scenes, i like when the Doctor actually gets physically involved in situations & loved the Beserker fight as well as the Doctor using cunning with those water bottles.

    Sean is just a sick, twisted evil person, if you try & redeem him you’ll have to pull something believable out the bag cause i can’t see this character being redeemed, infact he doesn’t sound like he wants to & thrives on conflict.

    The writing & dialogue is excellent, there’s drama, action & suspense, this i think maybe slightly edging Doom Of The Daleks for me as your best story to date.

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    1. Tim Bradley Post author

      Hi Simon.

      Very pleased you enjoyed this chapter; the chase featured in it and the action scenes. I was anxious that the Doctor’s fight club scenes with the Berserker might be too much. But I’m glad you enjoyed reading those scenes. I hope that the Doctor’s wit and sense of humour managed to come across in the story. Very pleased you enjoyed the Doctor’s cunning in using the water bottles on the Dwaxi. Water is something that the Dwaxi are allergic to and I wanted to portray that in this story as a weakness for our heroes to figure on using to defeat them.

      Well, I hope I’ve added a three-dimensional aspect to Sean that makes him balanced in what he does being evil, sick and twisted. The friendship Sean had with Billy does get touched upon in the story later on. Whether he’ll be redeemed or not is another matter. Yes it sounds like he doesn’t want to be redeemed and he wants to get the approval of his parents who are just as sick and twisted as he is.

      I’m pleased you like the dialogue and the writing, Simon. I look forward to finding out what you make of this story when you finish it. I wonder if you’ll find it better than ‘Doom of the Daleks’. 😀

      What did you make of Nyssa and Billy’s scenes with Enid, Fred and Alexandra? Did you enjoy how they attempted to rescue the Doctor. What did you make of the interaction they had with Enid and Fred as well as with Alexandra.

      Thanks for your comments, Simon. See you in the next chapter.

      Tim. 🙂

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  2. Timelord007

    I’m worried either Enid or Fred will die in this, I hope not because it would be upsetting but I sense somebody will die eventually or make a sacrifice as the circumstances are so dangerous & the Dwaxi so brutal.

    I loved the rescue attempt, maybe Enid will notice Nyssa in a better light now & be more accepting of her.

    Did I mention my replacement third doctor adventures volume 4 came yesterday as the one that came Saturday was cracked, clips holding CD broken so disc was rattling & scratched, I was not happy Tim, thankfully Big Finish quickly despatched a replacement but can’t believe they didn’t notice the original damaged as the crack was noticeable.

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    1. Tim Bradley Post author

      Hi Simon.

      I’m glad you like Enid and Fred’s characters in this story. Will they die though? Well, you’ll have to find out. Someone will be making a sacrifice in this story and eventually die. I’m glad you find the circumstances dangerous and the Dwaxi brutal.

      Yes Enid is beginning to be more accepting of Nyssa and starting to see her in a better light. Glad you enjoyed the rescue attempt by Nyssa, Billy, Enid and Fred of the Doctor. What do you make of Alexandra now? Perhaps Enid and Fred will get to learn the truth about Billy and perhaps see inside the Doctor’s TARDIS. 😀

      Sorry you had to go through that with your Third Doctor Adventures Volume 4 CD. Big Finish are good in a crisis and are very reliable. It’s the same with the ‘Doctor Who: Complete History’ people as they’ve sent me replacement books lost in the post. I can’t say the same about some other companies who fail to deliver what I wanted so much in the post and have let me down badly. Big Finish aren’t like that.

      Thanks Simon.

      Tim. 🙂

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