‘Dawn of the Dwaxi’, Part Six, Chapter 22

22. “In a Loop!”

SCENE #240 – INT – PRISON CELLS, ASR PLANT – DAY, EVENING
Meanwhile, the Doctor reaches the prison cells in the lower levels of the ASR plant. He finds Dwaxi troopers there as he whistles away.

DOCTOR
(whistles) “Hello there! Well, are you coming to get me?!”

The Dwaxi troopers roar with anger as they charge on the Doctor, carrying their loaded weapons. The Doctor leaps out of the way and trips one of the Dwaxi troopers up. The Dwaxi trooper falls over and drops his weapon to the floor. The Doctor then picks up the weapon from the fallen Dwaxi trooper and aims it at the others.

DOCTOR
“Sorry for tripping you up, Dwaxi trooper!” (to other Dwaxi troopers) “I wish I could spare the lives of all you other Dwaxi troopers…”

The other Dwaxi troopers then charge at the Doctor in rage, before he fires the weapon in his hands at them. One by one, the other Dwaxi troopers shriek in anger and pain as they fall down to the ground dead.

DOCTOR
“But then you would go charging and trying to kill me.”

The Dwaxi trooper who fell earlier gets up from the floor and tries to get at the Doctor from behind. The Doctor turns round to see the Dwaxi trooper behind him and fires the weapon in his hands, shooting him dead. The Dwaxi trooper shrieks in anger and pain as he falls down to the ground dead.

DOCTOR
“And if you Dwaxi trooper who I tripped up earlier just stayed on the ground.”

Grim silence ensues, before Enid, Fred, Danny, Tina and Bruce stand up joyfully in their prison cells to see the Doctor.

DOCTOR
(concerned) “Is everyone alright?”

FRED
“Doctor! You managed to get away then!”

ENID
(relieved) “Thank goodness you’re here, Doctor! Can you get us out?

DOCTOR
“Hello Enid; Fred! Good to see you too! Yes I can get you all out!”

DANNY
“We’re going to need a lot of weapons to shoot this Dwaxi rabble down when we get out! That is if there’s more out there?!”

TINA
(anxiously) “Can you shoot the lock off with that weapon, Doctor?”

DOCTOR
“Don’t need the weapon! I’ve got this tag! I…’borrowed’ it from another Dwaxi.”

The Doctor swipes Bolesh’s stolen key tag onto the lock of the prison cells to enable the doors to electronically open. The door swings open to allow Enid, Fred, Danny, Tina, Bruce and the unconscious Lizzy to escape.

DOCTOR
“And what do you know? It does work as a key!”

BRUCE
“Dad’s right though. We need enough fire arms in order to get through those guys to get back to this TARDIS of yours without any hold ups, Doctor!”

Tina picks up two Dwaxi weapons from the floor and passes them to Fred and Danny.

TINA
“Here!” (to Danny) “You take this weapon, Danny.” (to Fred) “You take this other one, Fred.”

DOCTOR
“Before we start getting blood-thirsty, let’s get out first.” (to Bruce) “Bruce! Don’t forget to bring Lizzy with you! There’s a chance she can be saved!”

Bruce goes over to pick and lift up Lizzy from the prison cell floor…

BRUCE
(annoyed) “Can someone else carry Lizzy rather than me?!”

…before he follows the Doctor, Enid, Fred, Danny and Tina out of the prison cells. They head off back to the TARDIS. The Dwaxi troopers’ corpses remain on the floor.


SCENE #241 – INT – VIEWING PLATFORM, ASR PLANT – DAY, EVENING
Back on the viewing platform of the ASR plant, Sean, Alexandra, Maria, Nyssa and Billy are joined by Helen and Martin who enter.

HELEN
“Sean! I see you managed to get the whole family together! As well as some new additions!”

MARIA
“They’re not part of our family, Mum! They’re strays!”

MARTIN
“Everyone in the Dwaxi is a family member, Maria! It’s a family business!”

BILLY
(impatiently) “When are we going to start fighting people?! We haven’t done that yet, Nyssa and me!”

NYSSA
(impatiently) “We’ve been standing around doing nothing for the past hour! Nothing, do you hear?!”

BILLY
(impatiently) “Exactly! We’re just a bunch of spare parts around here!”

SEAN
“Shut it, you two! Stop being such whiners!”

HELEN
(to Nyssa; Billy) “You’ll get your chance to fight soon, you two! Don’t worry now!”

MARTIN
(to Nyssa; Billy) “You may get a chance to fight the Doctor! Your old friend? If you so desire.”

NYSSA
“Yes! Fight the Doctor! That’s what I want to do!”

BILLY
“Our old friend beaten up by us! How random is that?!”

Nyssa and Billy laugh out loud menacingly.

SEAN
“Shut up, you two! You try to be evil but you’re so dull!”

HELEN
“Sean?! No need to be so rude to our new recruits for the cause!”

SEAN
“They insulted me! They’re the ones who are rude!”

HELEN
“I see!”

BILLY
(taunts) “And we’re glad we insulted you, Sean! We’re full of joy about it!”

NYSSA
(taunts) “Yes we are! We’re abundant in it!”

MARTIN
(insistently) “Silence, the lot of you!”

Martin meanwhile look at the monitor screens.

HELEN
(curiously) “Found something, dear?!”

MARTIN
“I’ve just been checking the monitors! Our boys are tracking the Doctor down! They report he’s finding a way back to the TARDIS!”

Helen looks at the monitor screens to see for herself.

HELEN
“Ah yes! I see now! He’s taking the Simmons rabble with him as well as Enid and Fred! They’ve got Dwaxi fire-arms!”

MARTIN
“They’re making their way back to the power bay!”

HELEN
“Let’s not be hasty in their capture this time, Martin! Let’s give them the element of surprise more readily! Shall we?”

MARTIN
“I don’t see why not. They probably want to tend to that girl. The little girl who got sick and poorly when she took too much of a Yentias pill.”

HELEN
“It’s the Doctor we want. The others are unimportant. Whether they’re in the TARDIS or not, we get the Doctor.”

MARTIN
(gradually) “Very well.”

Martin then switches the intercom on and speaks into it.

MARTIN
(through intercom; to Lord Ramga) “Lord Ramga! Get your men to watch the perimeter of the power bay! Allow the Doctor to enter! Do not capture him until he’s reached his TARDIS! Stop him from getting in though! Conceal yourselves at all times when attempting to apprehend him!”

LORD RAMGA (V’O)
“Understood, boss! We’ll watch out for him and jump on him when the time’s right!”

MARTIN
(through intercom) “Make sure you do it properly, Ramga! Martin, out!”

With that, Martin switches the intercom off.

MARIA
(indicates Nyssa and Billy) “What do we do with these two, Mum and dad? They said it themselves! They’ve done nothing!”

NYSSA
(impatiently) “So give us something to do, will you?!”

BILLY
(impatiently) “Yeah! So that we can be not useless!”

SEAN
(cheekily) “Actually, I’ve got a better idea for you two!”

NYSSA
(eagerly) “Good! Tell us what it is then!”

BILLY
(eagerly) “Do we get to kill the Doctor?!”

SEAN
“No! You get used as bait first! Then you kill the Doctor!”

NYSSA
(confused) “I don’t understand! What are you talking about?”

SEAN
(to Maria) “Maria! Lock them up! Get them ready to come out when the Doctor comes!”

MARIA
(to Dwaxi troopers) “Troopers! Grab them!”

Nyssa and Billy are then grabbed upon by a bunch of Dwaxi troopers. They struggle to break free of their grip.

BILLY
(protests) “Oi! Let me go! I will not be locked away!”

NYSSA
(protests) “How dare you lock us away?! We’re far better than you! We deserve better! Let us go!”

BILLY
“If you want us to kill the Doctor, then let us kill him! Don’t lock us away!”

NYSSA
(angrily; to Sean) “I’ll have you, Sean! I’ll have you for this! I promise!”

SEAN
“This is punishment for you two! Punishment for insulting me!”

Nyssa and Billy cry out enraged, as they’re being taken away to be locked up by the Dwaxi troopers. Maria joins them as they leave the viewing platform.

MARTIN
(impressed) “Our boy learns well doesn’t he, Helen?!”

HELEN
“Exactly what I was about to say, dear.”

SEAN
(coyly) “I’m glad to hear you say that?”

Martin, Helen and Sean then turn to Alexandra.

HELEN
(tauntingly) “Now Alex! How about you then? Has Sean been telling you about his great plans for both your future together? I’m sure you’re pleased about it!”

Alexandra remains silent, as she feels uncomfortable by everything around her.


SCENE #242 – INT – POWER BAY, ASR PLANT – DAY, EVENING
In the power bay of the ASR plant, the Doctor, Enid, Fred, Danny, Tina and Bruce carrying Lizzy enter. They’ve just been firing weapons at Dwaxi troopers from outside. They enter the power bay to find it completely empty.

FRED
“Doctor! There’s no-one about! It’s completely empty!”

DANNY
“This massive room’s for the taking! We shot those troopers for nothing!”

DOCTOR
“Don’t be so credulous, you two! There could be Dwaxi lurking in the shadows! They’re known for their tricks!”

BRUCE
(apprehensively) “The TARDIS is there already, Doctor! We can get to it within an instant!”

DOCTOR
“I would advise caution!”

TINA
(impatiently) “Oh come off it, Doctor! The TARDIS is there before us! And Lizzy’s ill! We must get her inside immediately before anything else happens!”

DOCTOR
“No wait! Listen!”

ENID
(anxiously; to Tina) “Tina, I really should listen to the Doctor if I were [you…]”

But Tina doesn’t listen as she runs on ahead…

TINA
“Come on, Bruce! With me now!”

…pulling Bruce carrying Lizzy behind her.

TINA
“Don’t drop Lizzy now!”

BRUCE
“I won’t!”

DOCTOR
(cries) “Wait, listen!”

Tina and Bruce carrying Lizzy reach the TARDIS in the centre of the power bay. Tense silence ensues.

DANNY
“No-one seems to have come out, Doctor! They’ve probably slept on the job!”

FRED
“I doubt it! The Dwaxi doesn’t seem the types for sleeping! Not with all that shouting and yelling about!”

DOCTOR
(cautiously) “I agree! This all seems too easy!”

TINA
(calls; impatiently) “Doctor?! Does this TARDIS of yours open easily or have you got a key for the door?!”

ENID
“Doctor! We should get Tina, Bruce and Lizzy inside your TARDIS quickly! For Lizzy’s sake!”

DOCTOR
“Oh very well!”

The Doctor fumbles for his TARDIS key in his pocket, as he, Enid, Fred and Danny make their way over to join Tina and Bruce carrying Lizzy at the TARDIS.

BRUCE
“Come on, Doctor! Lizzy’s too heavy for me to hold here!”

DOCTOR
“I’m going as fast as I can, Bruce! Just hold on a minute!”

The Doctor turns the TARDIS key in the lock and unlocks the TARDIS door.

TINA
“Doctor, hurry up!”

The TARDIS door opens, as the Doctor pushes it inside.

DOCTOR
(cheerily) “Right! Tina and Bruce! Get Lizzy inside! Don’t waste time!”

Tina and Bruce get inside, carrying Lizzy into the TARDIS. Danny is about to follow after Tina and Bruce, before he gets stopped by the Doctor.

DOCTOR
(to Danny) “Danny! You look after your family no matter what! Have you got that?”

DANNY
“Don’t worry, Doctor! I know what I’m doing!”

Danny gets into the TARDIS, carrying the Dwaxi weapon in his hand and following Tina and Bruce inside.

DOCTOR
(to Enid; Fred) “Enid; Fred! You two go inside with them! I need to find Nyssa and Billy!”

ENID
(insistently) “We’re coming with you, Doctor!”

DOCTOR
“This isn’t the time to argue! I need to find those two friends of mine before…”

FRED
(interrupts; insistently) “No, Doctor! We’re coming with you! Enid and I need to look for our son as well as Nyssa!”

ENID
“My husband will keep you covered when needed!”

DOCTOR
“I really shouldn’t…”

ENID
(interrupts; apprehensively) “Please, Doctor! Let us come with you! You’re the one who’s doing the arguing!”

DOCTOR
(gradually; reluctantly) “Very well! Come on, let’s go!”

They’re about to leave before Dwaxi troopers appear out of nowhere. The Doctor, Enid and Fred get caught by the Dwaxi, as Lord Ramga, Zurlt, Kolgu and Mullog come out to meet them.

ZURLT
(taunts) “Not so fast, Doctor! You’re not going anywhere!”

FRED
“Quickly! Inside the TARDIS!”

The Doctor, Enid and Fred are about to make a run for it inside the TARDIS, before a Dwaxi trooper steps in and blocks their path.

ZURLT
“Oh no, you don’t! There’s no escape for you three!”

KOLGU
(to Fred) “Put the gun down, you wimp!”

Fred is reluctant to do so until a Dwaxi trooper kicks the weapon out of his hand and he cries out in pain.

ENID
(cries) “Fred! Your hands!”

FRED
(reassuringly; to Enid) “I’ll be alright!”

Enid tends to Fred whilst Lord Ramga steps forward to taunt them and the Doctor.

LORD RAMGA
“The Directors have won, Doctor! We have won! You will all die and we shall be victorious!!!”

DOCTOR
(sighs; annoyed) “This is getting monotonous!”


SCENE #243 – INT – VIEWING PLATFORM, ASR PLANT – DAY, EVENING
On the viewing platform, Martin and Helen receive a message from Lord Ramga on the intercom. Martin switches the intercom on. Sean and Alexandra are still with Martin and Helen.

MARTIN
(through intercom) “What is it, Lord Ramga? Get on with it!”

LORD RAMGA (V’O)
“We have the Doctor! And those two boring parents of that boring boy with that boring girl!”

SEAN
“Enid and Fred!”

HELEN
(thrilled) “Brilliant, Ramga! Show us to them! Let us speak to the Doctor!”

A few minutes later, Martin, Helen and Sean as well as Alexandra have a view of the Doctor with Enid and Fred in the power bay on the monitor screens where they are.


SCENE #244 – INT – POWER BAY, ASR PLANT – DAY, EVENING
The Doctor, Enid and Fred see Helen and Martin on the viewing platform via the view-screen where they are in the power bay.

MARTIN (V’O)
“Well, Doctor! You’ve been caught again!”

DOCTOR
(dubiously) “Seems that way, yes! You psychopaths enjoy stating the obvious, don’t you? One wonders whether you should take a different slant on it!”

HELEN (V’O)
“You have evaded capture for the last time, Doctor!”

DOCTOR
“Have I really? You needn’t be so sure!”

MARTIN (V’O)
“We’re closer to victory than ever before, Doctor! You can’t stop us now!”

HELEN (V’O)
“You’ve already done the dirty work for us anyway! The Dwaxi and Earth worlds are merging together as we speak.”

DOCTOR
“Can’t you understand what both of you have done? What you’re trying to do here? You’re attempting the impossible! You can’t just…mix and match two worlds in different dimensions in an assorted toy collection to play with! You just can’t! Really you can’t!”

HELEN (V’O)
“We can, Doctor! We are impossible!”

MARTIN (V’O)
“And we’ll keep on doing it to many alternative dimensions until every universe crushes and crushes.”

HELEN (V’O)
“And everyone will breathe the same life as we do! Everlasting rage lashing out of everyone when they want to jump around and blow things up!”

MARTIN (V’O)
“It’s the way of life, Doctor! Don’t you get it?! The Dwaxi way of life!”

DOCTOR
(defiantly) “The wrong way of life! And it only ends up in death! Can’t you understand that part?! You’re trying to collide two universes together to co-exist as one reality as well as draining the entire seventy per cent surface of water on Earth and its composition of water vapours!”

MARTIN (V’O)
(triumphantly) “Exactly! Everyone shall become Dwaxi! All shall live on the drug! And they will suck on it forever!”

HELEN (V’O)
(triumphantly) “For the rest of their natural lives!”

ENID
“But that’s monstrous! Completely monstrous! People without souls to drive on will be depressing! It means chaos!”

MARTIN (V’O)
(spitefully) “We’re not talking to you, Enid!”

HELEN (V’O)
“We don’t care about pained souls! All we care about is business! The business of everlasting crime! And we’ve used the Doctor to fulfil our plans! Glory for the Dwaxi! Death is victory!”

A moment of tense silence ensues.

DOCTOR
(casually) “Sorry, you two! Don’t mean to sound derogatory! But I’m afraid I’ve been using you! For my own plans!”

MARTIN (V’O)
“You still defy us even when we’ve won!”

DOCTOR
(charmingly) “Ah well, that’s just the thing you see! I find it’s you that’s lost! And I’m the one who won! You see, I’m afraid I’ve botched up your plans in the main section! This is when I arrived in the TARDIS with my friends earlier before you first captured us!”

HELEN (V’O)
(puzzled) “What do you mean?”

DOCTOR
“Shouldn’t have allowed me in there! I sabotaged the generator connecting your foul Dwaxi reality to this one. As well as the operation for the water drainage and implementation of Yentias.”

SEAN (V’O)
(apprehensively) “He’s lying, Mum; Dad! He’s saying these things to catch us out!”

MARTIN (V’O)
“Of course he is, my son! There’s no truth in what he says!”

DOCTOR
“I’m not lying, believe me. I’m not sorry that you had to hear this, because I took out the main component that’s connecting the water tank in your reality as well as the Yentias tanks in this reality. Where the Yentias from your world is being put in our tank; and the water from our world is put into your tank.”

FRED
(confused) “I’m afraid I didn’t get that part, Doctor. Could you explain that again please?”

MARTIN (V’O)
“Yes Doctor! Explain yourself!”

DOCTOR
“Certainly. Both our worlds are converging at the moment, right? The water you drained from our planet was meant to be fed into the tank in your world, whilst the Yentias from your world was meant to be fed in the continents where water used to be in our world. Correct?”

HELEN (V’O)
“Of course, Doctor! That’s why we’ve been using you!”

DOCTOR
“Ah well you see, I’ve redirected the wirings and circuitry with a little tinkering earlier to get the right calculations entered correctly. To have the water in our world directed back into the tank in our world, whereas your drug is put back into your tank in your world!”

FRED
(excited) “So does that mean…our water’s safe? In our world?”

DOCTOR
“Yes it is, Fred!”

ENID
“And their drug…is still in their world, even though they intended to put it in our world?”

DOCTOR
“Exactly, Enid! Exactly right!”

MARTIN (V’O)
(angrily) “No!!! It’s not true!!! It can’t be true!!! It can’t be!!!”

SEAN (V’O)
(angrily; to Martin) “You promised me, Dad! You promised me a great empire! Now it comes down to this!”

HELEN (V’O)
“You think you’ve won over us, Doctor?! Well think again! We’ll just use you again to complete the procedure properly! With all the components working properly!”

DOCTOR
(wearingly) “No I’m afraid that won’t work, Helen. You see, I took out this little chip from the generator. See?”

The Doctor takes out the chip he took out from the generator in ‘Part Five’. He holds it up for everyone to see.

FRED
“Is that the little thing you took out when we asked you what it was, Doctor?”

ENID
“And you said you’d explain what it was later?”

DOCTOR
“Yes. This chip is the key to connecting our world and the Dwaxi world together. To interconnect with each other during the drainage and implementation procedures. All I need do to prevent the convergences of worlds from ever happening…is drop the chip on the floor like so…”

The Doctor drops the chip to the floor.

DOCTOR
(finishes) “And step on it!”

The Doctor then steps on the chip in an instant. This causes the Dwaxi in the power bay to react angrily and shocked. Martin, Helen and Sean are equally shocked at seeing what the Doctor’s just done.

DOCTOR
(to Martin; Helen) “So you see, you dirty Directors! You’ve failed! Your plans for drainage and implementation have gone round and round in a loop! You’re living in a world where your troopers will die around you with no Yentias; no luxury for violence; nothing. Get used to it!” (Pause) “My, my! By the looks on your faces, you two really are shocked!”

The Doctor, Enid and Fred watch Martin, Helen and Sean on the view-screen, as they’re shocked and angered by this sudden occurrence.


SCENE #245 – EXT – EARTH WORLDWIDE
Around the world, the convergence starts to destabilise and the Dwaxi world begins to dissolve from the real one. The Dwaxi ships are heard crashing into Earth and Dwaxi troopers die away. Utter chaos occurs, but it’s chaos for the Dwaxi and their realm rather than ours. Mighty explosions occur as well as shuddering earthquakes.


SCENE #246 – INT – POWER BAY, ASR PLANT – DAY, EVENING
Back in the power bay, the Doctor, Enid and Fred continue seeing Martin, Helen and Martin being angry on the view-screen.

HELEN (V’O)
(angrily; to Doctor) “You haven’t heard the last of this, Doctor! You will suffer for this greatly!”

MARTIN (V’O)
(angrily; to Lord Ramga) “Ramga! You, Zurlt and your troopers get the Doctor, Enid and Fred up here! We’ll have the Doctor humiliated for ourselves before our very eyes!”

HELEN (V’O)
(to Martin) “Sean will see to his humiliation, Martin!” (angrily; to Lord Ramga) “Bring the Doctor up here now, Ramga!”

Helen and Martin switch the intercom off at their end, whilst Lord Ramga, Commander Zurlt and the Dwaxi troopers prod at the Doctor, Enid and Fred with their weapons.

ZURLT
“Come on, you three! You heard what they said! Get moving!”

ENID
(to Doctor) “Where are they taking us?!”

DOCTOR
“To the viewing platform, I believe. To have an audience with the Directors.”

FRED
“Let’s hope our son Billy and Nyssa are with them.”

LORD RAMGA
(cruelly) “Shut it you three and get moving!”

The Doctor, Enid and Fred are forced to move on, as they’re escorted by Lord Ramga, Zurlt and a few Dwaxi troopers to the viewing platform.

ZURLT
(to Mullog; Kolgu) “You! Mullog and Kolgu! Remain here until I give further commands!”

Mullog and Kolgu comply as they remain behind.


SCENE #247 – EXT – EARTH WORLDWIDE
The real world and the Dwaxi world continue to detach from each other, as Dwaxi troopers die and Dwaxi warships crash into the Earth. The chaos grows worse though, as great tidal waves and tsunamis occur and cause devastation to both worlds at an increasing rate.


SCENE #248 – INT – VIEWING PLATFORM, ASR PLANT – DAY, EVENING
On the viewing platform, Nyssa and Billy are brought in forcefully by Dwaxi troopers led by Maria. They’ve been locked away for over an hour.

NYSSA
(bitterly) “Let go of me! I’m a lady! I’m your superior!”

BILLY
(angrily) “I demand to see Sean! Tell me where Sean is!”

At the same time, the Doctor, Enid and Fred are brought in by the Dwaxi troopers led by Lord Ramga and Zurlt. The two groups of prisoners stand before Martin and Helen the Directors with Sean and Alexandra. Sean steps forward, tauntingly greeting them.

SEAN
(tauntingly) “Well, well, well. The Doctor, Enid and Fred as well as Nyssa and Billy! Good to see all you lovely people again! Though it will be for the last time!”

Just then, the Berserker comes charging in very angrily. The Doctor turns round to see the Berserker enter.

DOCTOR
(cheerfully) “Ah! Berserker! So you and Bolesh managed to get out of the project ops room! Happy to see me, are you?”

BERSERKER
(yells; angrily) “YOU, DOCTOR! YOU TRICKED ME! YOU TRICKED ME, BOLESH AND EVERY OTHER DWAXI TROOPER IN THAT PROJECT OPS ROOM!!! I’M GOING TO KILL YOU!!I I’M GOING TO EAT YOUR HEART OUT!!!”

The Berserker storms up towards the Doctor thunderously on the viewing platform.

SEAN
(to Lord Ramga) “Ramga! Stop that twerp!”

LORD RAMGA
(to Dwaxi troopers) “Troopers! Restrain the Berserker!”

A number of Dwaxi troopers hold the Berserker back and restrain him. The Berserker gets bitter and angry as he struggles to break free from the Dwaxi troopers’ grip on him.

BERSERKER
“NO! LET ME HAVE HIM! LET ME HAVE HIM!!! I WANT TO WRAP MY HANDS AROUND HIS NECK AND CRACK IT!!!”

SEAN
“Shut it, Berserker! You’re really annoying me! Stop your whining!”

BERSERKER
(yells) “I WANT TO KILL HIM!!!”

SEAN
“Well tough! Cos you’re not going to!”

BERSERKER
(to Sean) “I WANT TO KILL YOU AS WELL!”

HELEN
(reassuringly; to Berserker) “You’ll get your chance to kill the Doctor, Berserker! And Sean!”

SEAN
(to Helen) “You what?!”

HELEN
“Just being polite, Sean. There’s nothing wrong with being polite!”

The Berserker still feels bitter and is being difficult, as he struggles with being restrained by the Dwaxi troopers. He stamps his feet furiously.

HELEN
(out loud) “Doctor, you’ve ruined our plans for total conquest of the Earth! The Dwaxi domination of Earth is a mess!”

MARTIN
(out loud) “But that doesn’t mean we can’t give you harm, Doctor! We’re going to kill your friends right before your eyes!”

SEAN
(to Dwaxi troopers) “Troopers! Prepare arms! Open fire at my command!”

The Dwaxi troopers obey as they raise their weapons and prepare to aim their fire at Nyssa and Billy.

ENID
“No! Not our son, please!”

FRED
“Helen; Martin! Leave Billy and Nyssa alone!”

HELEN
“Shut up, Walker! Your son and his girlfriend mean nothing to us!”

NYSSA
(protests) “You promised us, you backstabbing pigs! You promised us the chance to fight the Doctor! To let out our anger and rage!”

BILLY
(angrily) “I want to fight! Give me the chance to fight! Fight, fight, fight!!!”

SEAN
(bitterly) “Tough! Because you two are going to die! Especially you Billy for being so nasty to me!”

BILLY
(bitterly) “I thought you wanted us to be nasty, you loser!!!”

NYSSA
(protests) “Let us fight the Doctor! We can kill him for you easily! Since he’s so soft!”

MARTIN
“No!!! The Doctor will see you two die!”

DOCTOR
(calmly) “Please Martin; Helen. Let them fight me if they want to. It is their dying request after all.”

A moment of tense silence ensues.

MARTIN
(gradually) “Very well.”

SEAN
(protests) “But Dad!”

MARTIN
“No buts, son! I’m not having you slow things!” (Pause) “Let them fight! Get on with it!”

The Doctor is then pushed into the circle, as Nyssa and Billy are released by their Dwaxi troopers. Nyssa and Billy slowly advance towards the Doctor, gradually taunting him.

NYSSA
(taunts) “Ready for us, Doctor! Ready to die!”

BILLY
(taunts) “We know you can’t beat us, Doctor! You wouldn’t hurt your friends!”

DOCTOR
“I’ve only one thing to say to you two.”

The Doctor then fetches something out from one of his coat pockets. He shows it to Nyssa and Billy before their eyes.

DOCTOR
(cheerily) “Say hello to Cuddles!”

Another moment of tense silence ensues.

BILLY
(baffled) “W-W-What is that?!”

DOCTOR
(cheerily) “It’s Cuddles, your little cuddly toy doggie!” (to Nyssa) “Don’t you remember, Nyssa? Don’t you remember your little gift from Billy?”

Nyssa gradually steps forward towards Cuddles, held by the Doctor.

DOCTOR
(encouragingly) “Yes Nyssa! You like Cuddles, don’t you?”

NYSSA
(puzzled) “I…like…Cuddles?” (Pause) “Yes…I…I like Cuddles.”

DOCTOR
(to Nyssa) “Billy bought it for you when we went to Bath.” (to Billy) “Remember Billy?”

SEAN
“What are you doing, Doctor?!”

DOCTOR
(ignores Sean; to Billy) “Do you remember, Billy?”

BILLY
(frustrated) “I don’t see the point…”

DOCTOR
(interjects) “Come on, Billy. You remember now, don’t you? Remember buying this for Nyssa in a shop in Bath?”

BILLY
(puzzled) “A shop in…Bath?”

Billy then gradually steps forward towards Cuddles, held by the Doctor, joining beside Nyssa.

BILLY
(realises; to Nyssa) “Yes. I did buy it for you…didn’t I, Nyssa?”

NYSSA
“Yes Billy, you did. I was so happy when you bought him for me. I…I thought he was sweet.” (Pause) “I found him cute!”

Nyssa then touches Cuddles gently as the Doctor holds him. Billy too also touches Cuddles gently in the Doctor’s hand.

BILLY
“Yes. He is cute. Cute little Cuddles.”

DOCTOR
(encouragingly) “Go on, you two. Take him.”

HELEN
(bitterly) “Enough of this, Doctor! It’s time for your friends to…”

DOCTOR
(ignores Helen; to Nyssa; Billy) “Take him, Nyssa; Billy. He’s yours, you know.”

Eventually, Nyssa takes the cuddly toy dog as she holds and looks at Cuddles intently. Billy comes beside Nyssa to look at Cuddles.

NYSSA
“He’s ours.” (Pause; to Billy) “Ours, Billy.”

BILLY
(struggles at first) “Wuff!” (then as Cuddles) “Wuff!”

NYSSA
(laughs) “That’s funny, Billy.”

BILLY
“Yes. It is funny, isn’t it?”

MARTIN
(angrily) “Enough of this stupidity! Just get on with [the…]”

DOCTOR
(to Martin; Helen; Sean) “Don’t interrupt, you three! These two are having a tender moment!”

Nyssa and Billy are now close together with Cuddles.

BILLY
(realises) “Nyssa? Cuddles…means something to us. Something special.”

NYSSA
(realises) “Yes. He’s a symbol, Billy. A symbol of our…”

BILLY
(finishes) “…love?”

NYSSA
“Yes. Love.”

Moment of silence.

BILLY
“I love you, Nyssa!”

NYSSA
“I love you too, Billy!”

Nyssa and Billy then hug each other, as they hold Cuddles together.

DOCTOR
“Yes, Nyssa; Billy! Cuddles is a symbol of your love! And that’s what you’ve got to hold onto! Your love for each other!”

SEAN
(angrily) “Enough!” (to Berserker) “Berserker! Get that toy dog away from them!”

The Berserker then gets released and charges at Nyssa and Billy, grabbing Cuddles away from them fiercely.

BERSERKER
(yells) “YES! GET RID OF THE DOG! GET RID OF THE STUPID, STUPID DOG!!!”

Nyssa and Billy see this and react angrily as they jump onto the Berserker.

NYSSA
(cries; angrily) “No! Leave him alone! Give us our dog back!”

BILLY
(cries; angrily) “Yeah! Give Nyssa our dog back, you mongrel! You’ve got a nerve [to…]”

BERSERKER
(yells; furiously) “I DON’T LIKE SWEET LITTLE DOGS! I HATE SWEET! I HATE IT!!!”

NYSSA
(cries; angrily) “I said give him back to us! Give him back now!!!”

Nyssa and Billy struggle with the Berserker, as he holds Cuddles high in the air with hellish rage.

DOCTOR
(anxiously) “Nyssa; Billy! Be careful!”

ENID
(anxiously) “Yes! Please be careful, Billy! That one’s nuts!”

BERSERKER
(yells; angrily) “I’M GOING TO RIP ITS HEAD OFF! I’M GOING TO TEAR ITS LEGS OUT!! I’LL STAMP ON IT UNTIL IT’S NOTHING! NOTHING, NOTHING, NOTHING!!!”

BILLY
(cries; angrily) “No you won’t!!!”

Billy then grabs the Berserker’s drug tube in his neck and pulls it out. It snaps off completely and Billy throws it to the floor of the viewing platform. The Berserker then screams with terrible rage and pain, as he drops Cuddles to the floor and weakens. Billy grabs Cuddles off from the floor and gives it back to Nyssa.

BILLY
(reassuringly) “Here you are, Nyssa! Here you are! I’ve got Cuddles back for you, Nyssa! I’ve got Cuddles back!”

BERSERKER
(yells; to Billy) “YOU STUPID BOY!!! YOU STUPID IDIOT!!! YOU’VE KILLED ME!!! YOU’VE FREAKING KILLED ME!!!”

The Berserker screams with agony, as he then runs and smashes into a wall. The other Dwaxi are shocked and outraged, as the Berserker goes through the walls and plummets abysmally to his death.

ZURLT
(outraged) “He’s dead! The Berserker’s dead! They’ve killed him! They pulled out his drug tube out and they killed him!!!”

LORD RAMGA
“They dared to kill the Berserker! Our greatest and blood-headed warrior!”

SEAN
(angrily) “Don’t worry! Those two softies will suffer for this!”

But Nyssa and Billy don’t hear this, as they reunite with Cuddles.

BILLY
(reassuringly) “It’s alright, Nyssa! I’ve saved Cuddles for you!”

NYSSA
“I was so afraid! So afraid that we’d lose him!”

BILLY
(gradually; upset) “I’m sorry, Nyssa! I’m so sorry!”

NYSSA
(sobs, upset) “I’m sorry too, Billy. So, so sorry!”

Nyssa and Billy eventually hug each other, holding Cuddles together before they collapse and faint to the floor. The Doctor, Fred and Enid then come over to them on the floor.

DOCTOR
(urgently) “Quickly! Enid; Fred! Get Nyssa and Billy out through that door and leave the viewing platform!”

FRED
“Right you are, Doctor!”

ENID
“Where do you want us to take them to, Doctor?!”

DOCTOR
“The conditioning chambers on the lower levels of this place! I hope to reverse the Dwaxi effect on Nyssa and Billy before it’s too late!”

FRED
“Where are the conditioning chambers?”

DOCTOR
“I’ll show them to you as soon we’re out of here! Now go on! Get moving! I’ll give you covering fire!”

ENID
“Come on, Fred! Let’s get going!”

DOCTOR
“And don’t forget Cuddles either!”

Enid and Fred drag Nyssa and Billy with them, as they take them away to the exit of the viewing platform.

MARTIN
(shouts) “Stop them! Don’t let them get away!”

As Enid and Fred take Nyssa and Billy away, the Doctor quickly distracts Martin, Helen, Sean and the other Dwaxi by jumping up onto the platform in front of them. After he does this, the Doctor then takes a certain item from the Directors’ desk of monitor screens.

DOCTOR
(to Martin) “Thank you for looking after the space-time element for my TARDIS, Martin! I’ll take it back now if you don’t mind.”

The Doctor then jumps down from the platform, picking up a Dwaxi weapon nearby. He aims the weapon at Martin, Helen and Sean to protect Fred and Enid as they go out with the unconscious Nyssa and Billy. The Dwaxi troopers advance on him.

HELEN
(shouts) “You heard what my husband said! Stop them!”

SEAN
“Careful, Mum; Dad! He’s got a gun!”

DOCTOR
(warningly) “I really wouldn’t try to stop us, you two! You tried to brainwash my two friends! That’s not a good place to stand! I won’t hesitate in shooting any one of you who gets in my way! Even you, Directors!”

HELEN
(retorts) “You wouldn’t!”

The Doctor then fires at a Dwaxi trooper who ends up dead. This shocks the rest of them.

MARTIN
“You shot him, Doctor! You shot one of my troopers!”

DOCTOR
“And I’ll shoot the next one if you try to stop me and my friends! Besides as far I’m concerned that man was dead already when you put the filth into his neck! I call that a mercy killing!”

MARTIN
(angrily; shouts) “Don’t let him escape! He’s our enemy! Just stop him!!!”

SEAN
“No Dad! He’ll kill you! He said so himself!”

DOCTOR
“And on that note, you’ve given me and the others the chance to escape!” (to Sean) “Thank you Sean for distracting your dad! Goodbye!”

HELEN
(shouts) “Stop him! Stop him!!!”

A number of Dwaxi troopers charge before the Doctor fires at them. He kills a few before he runs off and exits from the viewing platform to join Enid and Fred carrying Nyssa and Billy. The Dwaxi chase after him before the doors to the viewing platform close shut. Everyone on the viewing platform is locked inside. Helen and Martin turn angrily to Sean.

HELEN
(angrily) “This is your fault, Sean! If you hadn’t been so feeble…”

SEAN
(interrupts) “I was trying to save your lives, you ungrateful lot!”

Helen then smacks Sean in the face and he reacts in pain.

HELEN
“You’ve disappointed us greatly, Sean! You’re such a let-down!”

MARTIN
“Hopefully you can redeem yourself by going after those people and stopping them from getting to the conditioning chambers!”

SEAN
“Why should I? What’s the point?!”

Helen then shakes Sean violently.

HELEN
(angrily) “You do as you’re told, boy! Or else you’ll end up like the rest of them! Either dead or swallowing that muck of a drug in your mouth and throat!”

SEAN
(protests) “But Mum!”

MARTIN
(bitterly) “Do as you’re told, boy! Get after them! And don’t let them escape! Now get out!!!”

Helen and Martin push Sean aside off the viewing platform, at which he is shaken and shattered by their anger. Sean then turns to the Dwaxi troopers, trembling in anger and rage.

SEAN
(to Dwaxi troopers) “Well?! You heard what my parents said! All Dwaxi troopers are to capture the Doctor and his friends! We’ll use the teleport system around the back! The chase is on! Now move it!”

The Dwaxi troopers obey, as they follow Sean off from the viewing platform to find the Doctor by going to the teleport system. Martin and Helen are left distraught as Alexandra comes by to taunt them.

ALEXANDRA
(taunts; to Martin; Helen) “Is this the future you were hoping for, Martin; Helen? Doesn’t look all too happy to me from where I’m standing.”

Martin and Helen ignore Alexandra, as they fume with rage before trying to contain themselves.


SCENE #249 – INT – CONDITIONING ROOM, ASR PLANT – NIGHT
It’s now night-time. The Doctor, Enid and Fred get into the conditioning room with the chambers inside.

DOCTOR
(urgently) “Quickly! Enid; Fred! Get Nyssa and Billy inside two of those chambers!”

Enid and Fred do so, as they drag Nyssa and Billy towards the chambers.

ENID
“How do we open them, Fred?”

FRED
“I suppose by pressing the button on the side of the chambers here.”

Fred presses a button on the sides of the chambers and the doors open.

ENID
“Brilliant Fred! I could never work that out!”

DOCTOR
(urgently) “Quickly, you two! We haven’t got time to chat!”

FRED
(realises; calls; anxiously) “Doctor! The Dwaxi coming! Shut the door!”

The Doctor turns to see some Dwaxi troopers materialising via teleport outside. They charge forwards, before the Doctor gets to slide the door shut and before the Dwaxi have a chance to get inside.

DOCTOR
“Done it! I’m setting a deadlock seal on the door now!”

The Doctor enters the code on the door control panel to shut it off completely. Clamps lock on to keep the door firmly closed.

DOCTOR
(relieved) “It’s alright! It’s deadlocked!”

Enid and Fred breathe a sigh of relief. Bangs on the door echo from outside as the Dwaxi shudder the door vibrantly.

ENID
“They’re trying to break in! They’re using brute strength like rhinoceroses!”

FRED
“Is that door going to hold them off for long, Doctor?”

DOCTOR
“Probably not. Right now though, I’m concerned for Nyssa and Billy. I need to get used to these controls to find a way to reverse the Dwaxi process on them!”

The Doctor approaches the main control panel and uses the keyboard to find a way to reverse the Dwaxi effect on Nyssa and Billy in the conditioning chambers. The Dwaxi screams enraged from outside, as they try to break in and bang their fists on the door.

FRED
“Doctor! Tell us again! What is it you’re trying to do?”

DOCTOR
“I’m afraid some of the Dwaxi conditioning still remains in Nyssa and Billy. I have to find a way to kill that thought-processing immediately before it destroys their minds.”

ENID
“But surely they’re safe after that clever trick you did with their cuddly toy dog!”

FRED
“Two lovers saved by a cuddly toy dog! How romantic is that?”

DOCTOR
“Yes. Having Cuddles as a breaking point to interrupt their Dwaxi conditioning was fortunate. I marvel at myself for even coming up with it. Considering that it was a last minute option. It proves that Nyssa and Billy’s love for each other is still strong somewhere. All I need do is let it out in the open rather them be concealed by anger and rage.”

FRED
“Can you really restore Nyssa and Billy’s minds back to normal, Doctor?”

DOCTOR
“Hmm? Oh I hope so. At least that’s what I hope to find out through this computer.” (impatiently) “Come on, come on! There must be something here!”

The Doctor scans through the computer terminal with Enid and Fred beside him. The banging by the Dwaxi from outside continues. Eventually, the Doctor lets out a cheer of triumph as the computer stops at something.

DOCTOR
(triumphantly) “Yes! There is a way to reverse the process!”

FRED
“There is?”

DOCTOR
“Yes! Fortunately it shouldn’t be that difficult to put into operation. But it will take say…oh…eight minutes to bypass the security protocols and enter the specifications for the reverse program.”

ENID
“Then start working, Doctor! Please do it!”

The Doctor begins work at the computer terminal, as he starts bypassing the security protocols and entering the reverse program for Nyssa and Billy.


SCENE #250 – INT – CORRIDOR, ASR PLANT – NIGHT
In the corridor outside the conditioning room, the Dwaxi troopers continue trying to break in as they bang on the door furiously, thudding their weapons at it. Sean then appears to find the Dwaxi troopers outside the conditioning room.

DWAXI TROOPER #2
“They’re inside the conditioning room!”

SEAN
(angrily) “Then get in there, will you!”

FEMALE DWAXI #2
“They’ve deadlocked the seal on the door, dumbo! We’re banging on the door with our guns and even shot the door to get in! It won’t budge!”

SEAN
“You’ll do better by setting a charge of explosives on the door to break in!”

DWAXI TROOPER #2
(astonished) “Explosive charges?!”

SEAN
(angrily) “That’s what I said! Explosive charges! Set them up at that door! Or else do I have to get angrier with you people?! Get on with it now!!!”

The Dwaxi comply as they go out to fetch the charges. Sean continues being bitter, until Lord Ramga and Commander Zurlt appear.

LORD RAMGA
“Everything going well, little Sean?!”

SEAN
“Don’t bother me, Ramga! I’m really fed up as it is!”

LORD RAMGA
“The Doctor still lives in there! And his friends!”

ZURLT
(taunts) “You know what will happen if you fail your parents this time, Sean! They’ll get really angry with you!”

SEAN
(bitterly; to Lord Ramga; Zurlt) “I blame you Dwaxi for everything that’s happened to me! You’re ruining my life! As well as ruining my marriage! Alexandra hates me! I’m never going to get the chance to have my life with her with the way things are going!” (to Dwaxi troopers) “Come on, hurry up! Get on with it! Set those charges up before I kill someone!”

The Dwaxi troopers hurry it up with setting the charges.

LORD RAMGA
“You’re becoming more Dwaxi every minute of every day aren’t you, Sean?!”

Lord Ramga and Zurlt laugh jeeringly, whilst Sean sulks and stamps his foot.


SCENE #251 – INT – CONDITIONING ROOM, ASR PLANT – NIGHT
Back inside the conditioning room, the Doctor manages to restore Nyssa and Billy back to normal. He cheers with triumph as the conditioning process powers down.

DOCTOR
(triumphantly) “I’ve done it! Enid and Fred, I’ve done it! Nyssa and Billy are back to normal!”

ENID
(surprised; relieved) “They are?! Oh thank the Lord for that!”

FRED
(astonished) “And so quickly! I thought you said it would be for eight minutes, Doctor!”

DOCTOR
“Time flies when you’re enjoying yourself!” (Pause; realises) “They’re waking up! Quick, let’s get them out!”

The Doctor, Enid and Fred make their way to the conditioning chambers with Nyssa and Billy inside. They open them to let Nyssa and Billy out. Nyssa and Billy breathe deeply as they recover from the reversed conditioning.

BILLY
(wearily) “Mum; Dad?”

FRED
“It’s alright, Billy! You and Nyssa are safe now!”

ENID
“The Doctor’s got you back to normal, Billy! Isn’t that good?”

NYSSA
(wearily) “Doctor, thank you! Thank you for saving us! We did try! Billy and I really did try!”

DOCTOR
(reassuringly) “It’s alright, Nyssa! You’re safe now, both you and Billy! The Dwaxi conditioning is wiped from your minds!”

BILLY
(wearily; anxiously) “Nyssa? Nyssa, are you alright?!”

FRED
(reassuringly) “She’s fine, Billy! Don’t stress yourself! Just relax now! You’ve been through an awful lot, dear boy!”

A lot of banging on the conditioning room door echoes from outside. Except this time, it’s not Dwaxi trying to break in. It’s the Dwaxi placing charges on the door from outside, unbeknown to the Doctor, Nyssa, Billy, Enid and Fred.

ENID
“What are they doing out there?! They don’t sound like they’re breaking in!”

DOCTOR
“I fear the worst!” (Pause) “There must be a way out of here! An alternative route!”

FRED
“Where?!”

DOCTOR
“I don’t know, but anything! We mustn’t let them catch us! Otherwise we’ll all be conditioned like them! Except this time, it’ll be permanent!”

ENID
“There must be some ventilation shafts we go through to get out! It’ll be cramped but at least we’ll be able to find a way out!”

FRED
“Yes, Enid dear. I’m sure there are.”

Just then, they’re interrupted as the TARDIS materialises, whooshing and grinding as it appears.

ENID
“‘Ere? What’s that noise?!”

FRED
“Look! There’s a blue box appearing here!”

DOCTOR
(astonished) “The TARDIS! It’s actually here! But who’s driving it?”

The TARDIS then makes a loud thump as it lands. The TARDIS doors open, as someone pops his head out.

DOCTOR (2)
(urgently) “Come on, Doctor! Get yourself and the others inside! There isn’t much time!”

ENID
(astonished) “Doctor! There’s…”

FRED
(interjects; astonished) “There’s another one of you there! In that box!”

DOCTOR
(flabbergasted) “What?!”


SCENE #252 – INT – CORRIDOR, ASR PLANT – NIGHT
Outside the conditioning room, the Dwaxi set up the explosive charges and stand back as they ready themselves for them to explode.

DWAXI TROOPER #2
“Charges primed and ready now!”

FEMALE DWAXI #2
“We’re about to blow that door off!”

SEAN
“Then do it! Do it now!!!”

The female Dwaxi trooper presses the button on her remote control. A massive explosion occurs, killing Dwaxi troopers in the process as the door to the conditioning room gets blown clean off by the explosive charges. The TARDIS begins to dematerialise once the explosion’s over.

LORD RAMGA
(cheers) “Bang!!! We can go in!”

ZURLT
(cheers) “Yes!!!”

SEAN
“Let’s not waste time, you idiots! Let’s get the Doctor!”

Sean leads the way, followed by the Dwaxi, as they make their way inside.


SCENE #253 – INT – CONDITIONING ROOM, ASR PLANT – NIGHT
Sean and the Dwaxi enter inside to find the TARDIS dematerialising, as it whooshes away into the time vortex and departs from the conditioning room.

ZURLT
(yells; angrily) “No! No!!! The Doctor’s getting away! He’s got into the TARDIS!”

LORD RAMGA
“But how did that get in here?! That blue box in our power bay!”

SEAN
(angrily) “He’s got away! That’s not fair! That’s not fair!!! So close! I was so close!!!”

Sean kicks in anger at some pieces of equipment and machinery lying about in the room. He becomes upset and enraged about what’s happened. Sean ends up on the floor crying, whilst Lord Ramga and Zurlt jeer at him.

LORD RAMGA
(jeeringly) “Aww! Cry away like a little baby will you, Sean?”

ZURLT
(jeeringly) “You’re so pathetic aren’t you, Sean?!”

Sean continues to cry and be upset, as he feels sorry for himself and becomes so wretched about his failure.

SEAN
“How can I tell them?! How can I tell my mum and dad about this?!”


© Tim Bradley, 2018

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2 thoughts on “‘Dawn of the Dwaxi’, Part Six, Chapter 22

  1. Timelord 007

    Whoa, epic chapter Tim, the Doctor gets involved in the action & there’s reason behind him having to kill, it’s rare the Doctor kills or uses guns but in this case there was no alternative & therefore justified, he tried a non violence way but the Dwaxi are ruthless, it’s great how the Doctor dislikes Cuddles but uses him to save Billy & Nyssa thst Tim was a masterstroke, you are hands down a very detailed observant writer using Cuddles as a symbol of Billy & Nyssas love.

    I love how the Doctor used his cunning & trickery in switching the tanks, that was a excellent way of saving mankind from the Yentias drug, i could hear Peter’s voice in my head & seen images at how that would play out on tv, you capture the Fifth Doctor’s personality brilliantly, why experienced writer’s find his Doctor particularly difficult to write for is beyond me.

    Sean’s ready to lose his s..t ain’t he he’s definitely going to explode with rage, his parents & Ragma he’ll kill the three of them he’s broken mentally & the pressure & expectations getting to much for him.

    Loving this story, you upped the stakes Tim & giving this story a dramatic, suspenseful pay off.

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    1. Tim Bradley Post author

      Hi Simon. Glad you enjoyed Chapter 22 of ‘Dawn of the Dwaxi’.

      Yeah that was always risky for me in having the Doctor use guns to kill the Dwaxi. But again, through his comments to them, he had no choice in the matter since he knew the Dwaxi were going to kill him anyway. That’s always a hard thing to write when the Doctor’s got an impossible, merciless foe to defeat. I hope I’ve done it justice as I wrote those scenes.

      I’m glad you found that moment where the Doctor used Cuddles to save Nyssa and Billy a masterstroke. I suppose the Doctor didn’t like Cuddles, did he? 😀 I know aspects of that moment were silly especially in how the Doctor played with Cuddles to get Nyssa and Billy back out of their Dwaxi conditioning. But it helped to break the barriers Nyssa and Billy were having since Cuddles was a symbol of their love, especially when the Berserker intervened, trying to get rid of Cuddles and Nyssa and Billy fought back through their Dwaxi conditioning. What did you make when the Berserker got killed and how Billy took his drug tube out of his neck? I’m pleased you liked that moment. That means a lot to me. 🙂

      I suppose I find Peter’s Fifth Doctor easy to write for because I’ve been watching and listening to a lot of his ‘Doctor Who’ adventures and have been able to home in on his personality, traits and characters to get across in my writing for him. I’m pleased you liked it when the Doctor switched the tanks around to save the human race from the Dwaxi’s Yentias drug and that you could hear Peter Davison’s voice in the lines I wrote for him.

      Yeah the pressure is getting to Sean at this point in the story, isn’t he? He’s beginning to realise that things aren’t working the way he wanted, especially with his parents and Lord Ramga ridiculing him and Alexandra’s disgust of him isn’t helping matters either.

      Glad you like how I’ve upped the stakes by this point in the story, Simon.

      Tim. 🙂

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