Authoress Note: Welcome to chapter 14 of The Last of Her Kind. I hope to have this story finished and started on the next one hopefully soon. Without further ado Chapter 14 of The Last of Her Kind. Allons-y!
Big Angry Blob Creature
The Doctor is busy using his sonic on a pair of double doors.
"Are you certain that it will work?" Gwendalyn asked, looking at him.
"We are so going to get into trouble. You're not allowed to touch the mainframe. You're going to get told off." Cathica said.
"Rose, tell her to button it." The Doctor told their blonde haired companion.
"You can't just vandalise the place. Someone's going to notice."
Gwendalyn shook her head. "Will you fucking button it." She snapped at Cathica. "There is something going on. We need to know what is going on."
"Now Lyn knows what we need to do." The Doctor said trying to get the door to open to take a look inside of the door and it finally opened. "There we go. Shall we take a look?"
Gwendalyn giggled. "Come on Doctor." She said with a smile. "Work your magic."
The Doctor winked at her. "It would be nice to see you work your magic."
Rose scrunched her nose up. The Doctor. Her Doctor was flirting with a woman that he hardly knew. Was this flirt with someone you hardly know a day?
"You know why I can't." Gwendalyn said, shaking her head. "Let's see. Now careful there." She said as he made one of the wires spark. "You aren't supposed to make them look like sparklers on the fourth of July."
"Very funny Lyn."
Gwendalyn gave him a cheeky smile. "Oh come on now you know you like it."
The Doctor laughed lightly at her poking fun at him.
Rose felt her anger swell. What the hell was going on? They were both flirting with each other. Now that was something that she was not expecting.
"This is nothing to do with me. I'm going back to work." Cathica said, putting her foot down. She wouldn't be around those two who had vandalized company property.
"Go on, then. See you!" The Doctor said as he made his way around the wires.
"I can't just leave you, can I?" Cathica said, throwing her hands up in the air.
"Oh you could have left if you really wanted to." Gwendalyn said as she leaned over the Doctor's shoulder watching him carefully. "Don't shock yourself there Doctor. I'm not one up for healing."
The Doctor laughed lightly. "But you would heal me no matter what."
"If you want to be useful, get them to turn the heating down. It's boiling. What's wrong with this place? Can't they do something about it?" Rose asked Cathica.
"I don't know. We keep asking. Something to do with the turbine." Cathica told Rose.
Gwendalyn rolled her eyes. It didn't have something to do with the turbine. Not in the least bit.
"Something to do with the turbine." The Doctor said as he stopped working looking at Cathica.
"Well, I don't know." Cathica said, throwing her hands up into the air.
"Oh of course you don't know. Most people are blind nowadays to see what is really going on in front of them." Gwendalyn said, shaking her head. She rubbed her neck. "God… It is like it is almost like the furnace is broken."
"Exactly. I give up on you, Cathica. Now, Rose and Gwendalyn. Look at them. They are asking the right kind of question."
"Thank you." Rose said with a smile.
"Flatter." Gwendalyn said poking fun at him again.
"Why is it so hot?" The Doctor said as he messed around with more of the wires.
"One minute you're worried about the Empire and the next it's the central heating!" Cathica said not knowing why the Doctor was saying things like that. There was something really wrong with these two and their friend Rose.
"Well, never underestimate plumbing. Plumbing is very important." The Doctor said it as if it was a well known fact.
Gwendalyn handed him the monitor. "Here you go."
"Thank you." He said with a smile.
Gwendalyn grinned. She loved it when he smiled. It made her feel good about what she was doing with him.
The Doctor quickly hooks it up. "Here we go. Satellite Five, pipes and plumbing. Look at the layout."
"This is ridiculous." Cathica said looking at them.
"Not ridiculous. Smart. Oh so very smart." Gwendalyn said, shaking her head.
"You've got access to the computer's core. You can look at the archive, the news, the stock exchange and you're looking at pipes?"
"But there's something wrong."
"Why, what is it?" Rose asked confused.
Gwendalyn shrugged her shoulders. "Never was good with pipes."
"The ventilations system. Cooling ducts, ice filters, all working flat out channelling massive amounts of heat down." Cathica told the two women.
"All the way from the top." The Doctor said, shaking his head.
"Floor five hundred." Rose said softly.
Gwendalyn let out a soft sigh. "Trouble."
"Something up there is generating tons and tons of heat."
"Well, I don't know about you two, but I feel like I'm missing out on a party. It's all going on upstairs. Fancy a trip?" Rose asked looking at the Doctor.
Gwendalyn crossed her arms and rolled her eyes.
"You can't. You need a key." Cathica said, shaking her head.
"Keys are just codes, and I've got the codes right here. Here we go. Override two one five point nine." The Doctor said with a smile.
Gwendalyn patted him on the arm. "Good." She said with a smile.
"How come it's given you the code?" Cathica asked, looking at him shocked.
Gwendalyn smiled a cheeky smile at the Doctor. He just couldn't stop amazing her.
"Someone up there like me." The Doctor said with a cheeky smile.
"Shall we?" Gwendalyn asked, looking at the Doctor.
The Doctor nodded his head. "Let's go."
Gwendalyn, the Doctor, Rose and Cathica were standing in front of the lift.
Rose looked at Cathica. "Come on. Come with us."
"No way." Cathica told the blonde haired teenager.
"Bye!" Gwendalyn and the Doctor said cheekily.
"Well don't mention my name. When you get in trouble, just don't involve me."
Gwendalyn rolled her eyes. "Wouldn't dream of it."
Cathica rolled her eyes and left the three of them.
"That's her gone. Adam's given up. Looks like it's just the three of us."
Rose smiled. "Yeah."
Gwendalyn nodded her head.
"Good." The Doctor said with a nod of his head.
"This is going to prove very interesting." Gwendalyn said, crossing her arms.
The numbers went by quickly and soon 500 was on the screen.
The three of them stepped out.
"The walls are not made of gold. You should go back downstairs." The Doctor said looking at the two women that he was with.
"Hell no. I'm not leaving you. I told you this before we ended up here that you wouldn't go through this alone. Not ever. I would never leave you." Gwendalyn told him.
Rose gave Gwendalyn a the hell was going on between the two of them. "Tough." Rose said butting in.
"Don't Lyn me." Gwendalyn said looking at him.
The Doctor let out a soft sigh. "Alright."
The three of them began their walk and they saw a man with blonde hair.
"I started without you. This is fascinating. Satellite Five contains every piece of information within the Fourth Great and Bountiful Human Empire. Birth certificates, shopping habits, bank statements, but you three, you don't exist. Not a trace. No birth, no job, not the slightest kiss. How can you walk through the world and not leave a single footprint?" The man said looking at the three of them.
Rose gasped. "Suki. Suki." She rushed towards Suki. "Hello? Can you hear me? Suki? What have you done to her?" Rose looked at the blond haired man.
"I think she is dead." The Doctor said sadly.
"They've all got chips in their heads." The Doctor said, shaking his head.
"And the chips keep going. Meaning they are puppets."Gwendalyn said shaking her head.
"Oh you two are full of information. But it's only fair we get some information back, because apparently, you're no one. It's so rare not to know something. Who are you?" The man asked.
"It doesn't matter, because we're off." The Doctor asked, grabbing onto Gwendalyn's arm. "Nice to meet you. Come on." He said to Rose.
Suki grabbed onto Rose's arm.
Four other zombies grabbed onto Gwendalyn and the Doctor.
"Tell me who you are." The man said.
"Since that information keeps us alive, I'm hardly going to say, am I." The Doctor said.
"Well perhaps my Editor in Chief can convince you otherwise." The man said.
"And who's that?" The Doctor asked, looking at the man.
"It may interest you to know that this is not the Fourth Great and Bountiful Human Empire. In fact, it's not actually human at all. It's merely a place where humans happen to live."
Growling and snarling was heard.
Gwendalyn gasped. "What the hell."
"Yeah. Yeah, sorry. It's a place where humans are allowed to live by kind of permission of my client." The man said looking up.
The Doctor looked up as well as his two female companions.
"What is that?" Rose asked in shock. What the hell was that thing.
"You mean that thing's in charge of Satellite Five?" The Doctor said in wonder.
"That thing, as you put it, is in charge of the human race." The Editor said it was a well known fact.
"And it is wrong." Gwendalyn snapped at the Editor.
"For almost a hundred years, mankind has been shaped and guided, his knowledge and ambition strictly controlled by it's broadcast news, edited by my superior, your master, and humanity's guiding light, the mighty Jagrafess of the Holy Hadrojassic Maxarodenfoe. I call him Max."
"That creature shouldn't even be controlling the humans." Gwendalyn shouted.
"Oi don't do that."
"Manacle them." The Editor said waving his hand.
The Doctor looked at Gwendalyn.
"Alright I'm sorry." Gwendalyn said struggling against the zombies that held her. She didn't even notice that one of them smacked her in the back of the head
"Create a climate of fear and it's easy to keep the borders 's just a matter of emphasis. The right word in the right broadcast repeated often enough can destabilise an economy, invent an enemy, change a vote."
"It is wrong." Gwendalyn said pulling against her manacles. "Humans aren't someone to be controlled and shaped."
"So all the people on Earth are like slaves." Rose said not pushing herself against her manacles.
"Well, now, there's an interesting point. Is a slave a slave if he doesn't know he's enslaved?" The editor asked.
"Yes." The Doctor snapped.
"Oh. I was hoping for a philosophical debate. Is that all I"m going to get? Yes?"
"You're no fun." The Editor said, bringing his hands to his sides.
"Let me out of these manacles. You'll find out how much fun I am."
"Oh, he's touch, isn't he?" The Editor looked at Gwendalyn. "You must love that in your man."
Gwendalyn pulled against her manacles.
"Oh so is she." He said laughing lightly. "But, come on. Isn't it a great system? You've got to admire it, just a little."
"It's wrong." Gwendalyn growled out.
"You can't hide something on this scale. Somebody must have noticed." Rose said looking at the editor.
"From time to time, someone, yes, but the computer chip system allows me to see inside their brains. I can see the smallest doubt and crush it." The editor said laughing. "Then they just carry on, living life, strutting about downstairs and all over the surface of the Earth like they're so individual, when of course, they're not. They're just cattle in this respect, the Jagrafess hasn't changed a thing."
The three of them saw Cathica sneaking behind the Editor's back.
"What about you?" Rose asked looking at the Editor. "You're not a Jagarbelly."
"Jagrafess." Gwendalyn and the Doctor corrected their blonde haired companion.
"Jagrafess. You're not a Jagrafess. You're human." Rose pointed out.
"Yeah, well, simply being human doesn't pay very well." The Editor said with a shrug of his shoulders.
"But you couldn't have done this all on your own."
"No. I represent a consortium of banks. Money prefers a long-term investment. Also, the Jagrafess needed a little hand to install himself."
"No wonder, a creature that size. What's his life span?" The Doctor asked.
"Three thousand years." The Editor said as if it was nothing.
"That's one hell of a metabolism generating all that heat. That's why Satellite Five's so hot. You pump it out of the creature, channel it downstairs. Jagrafess stays cool, it stays alive. Satellite Five is one great big life support system." The Doctor said not like the idea of the Jagrafess staying alive due to that fact.
"That is just wrong." Gwendalyn said, jerking again against her binds.
"But that's why you two are so dangerous. Knowledge is power, but you two remain unknown. Who are you?" The Editor snapped his fingers and energy surged through the manacles.
"Leave them alone. I'm the Doctor, the blonde is Rose Tyler and that is Gwendalyn McBride. We're nothing, we're just wandering." The Doctor shouted at the Editor.
"Tell me who you are!"
"I just said."
"Yes, but who do you work for? WHo sent you? Who knows about us? Who exactly…"
The Jagrafess growled.
"Ah Time Lord and Witch."
Gwendalyn and the Doctor's eyes went wide. There was no way that the Editor could have known that information that quickly unless someone was telling him.
"What?" The Doctor said in shock.
"Not possible." Gwendalyn said, shaking her head.
"Oh, yes. The last of the Time Lords in his travelling machine. The last of the Witches travelling with him. Oh, and with their little human girl from long ago." He said almost touching Gwendalyn's face.
Gwendalyn tried to back away, but couldn't.
"Back away from her." The Doctor barked. "You don't know what you're talking about."
"Someone's been telling you lies."
"Yes lies." Gwendalyn said looking at the Editor.
"Young master Adam Mitchell?" The Editor said calling up a holo-monitor showing Adam and where he was at.
"Oh, my God. His head!" Rose said in shock.
"Damit. You and your boys." Gwendalyn said, shaking her head.
"What the hell's he done? What the hell's he gone and done? They're reading his mind. He's telling them everything."
"And through him, I know everything about you and your wife. Every piece of information in his head is now mine. And you have infinite knowledge, Doctor and Gwendalyn. The Human Empire is tiny compared to what you've seen in your T.A.R.D.I.S. Tardis." The Editor said looking at the two of them.
"Well, you'll never get your hands on it. I'll die first." The Doctor said growling out. He would never allow him to have his Tardis.
"Die all you like. I don't need you. I've got the key."
The Doctor groaned. "You and your boyfriends."
"I didn't see her stopping him." Rose bit out.
Gwendalyn rolled her eyes. "I didn't know the little limey bastard would do that to himself. He didn't heed the warning that I had given to the both of you."
"Today, we are the headlines. We can rewrite history. We could prevent mankind from ever developing." The Editor said.
"You won't get away with this." Gwendalyn shouted.
"And no one's going to stop you because you've bred a human race that doesn't bother to ask questions. Stupid little slaves, believing every lie. They'll just trot right into the slaughterhouse if they're told it's made of gold." The Doctor snapped.
The Jagrafess snarls at them.
"What's happening?" The editor demanded. "Someone's disengaged the safety. Who's that?"
A holo-monitor revealed Cathica.
"It's Cathica." Rose said.
"About time." Gwendalyn said softly.
"And she's thinking. She's using what she knows."
"Terminate her access."
"Everything I told her about Satellite Five. The pipes, the filters, she's reversing it. Look at that."
"Clever clever girl." Gwendalyn said with a grin.
"A woman after my own heart." The Doctor said with a wink.
Gwendalyn blushed a little bit. "Flatterer."
"It's getting hot." The Doctor said as the icicles began to melt.
The Editor looked at Suki. "I said, '' terminate. Burnout her mind."
"She's venting the heat up here. The Jagrafess needs to stay cool and not it's sitting on top of a volcano."
"Volcano day." Gwendalyn said looking up at the screaming Jagrafess.
"Yes, I'm trying, sir, but I don't know how she did it. It' s impossible. A member of the staff with an idea." The Editor moves Suki and takes her place trying to stop it.
Rose reached into the pockets trying to get the Doctor free. She gets his sonic screwdriver. "What do I do?"
"Flick the switch. Oi, mate, want to bank on certainty? Massive heat in a massive body, massive bagn. See you in the headlines!"
Rose is able to free the Doctor.
The Doctor took his screwdriver from her. He freed her and then turned to Gwendalyn. He quickly freed her.
The Doctor caught onto her. "You alright?"
"Electric shock never did me much good." Gwendalyn said, shaking her head.
"I know." He said as he looped his arm around her.
"Actually, sir, if it's all the same to you, I think I'll resign. Bye then!"
Gwendalyn, The Doctor and Rose moved as quickly as they could as the chunks of ice fell from the ceiling.
"Doctor we need to get Cathica."
"Right on it."
They were able to find the room that she was in.
The Doctor snapped his fingers causing the portal in Cathica's head to close.
The Doctor still had his leather clad arm looped around Gwendalyn even though the dark haired woman was steady on her feet now instead of swaying and staggering. The Doctor looked at Cathica. "We're just going to go. I hate tidying up. Too many questions. You'll manage."
"You'll have to stay and explain it. No one's going to believe me." Cathica pleaded with them.
"Oh, they might start believing a lot of things now. THe human race should accelerate. All back to normal."
"What about your friend?"
"He's not our friend." The Doctor said scoffing.
"I'm all right now. Much better. And I've got the key."
Gwendalyn snatched the key away from him and handed it back to Rose.
Adam let out a sigh. "Look, it's. It all worked out for the best didn't it? You know, it's not actually my fault because you were in charge."
"And I did give you a warning." Gwendalyn snapped. "You just chose to ignore it."
The Doctor shove Adam into the Tardis.
"Doctor." Adam tried pleading with the Doctor.
Gwendalyn's fist went flying. She was tired of hearing his excuse for what he had done.
"What was that for?" Adam yelped.
"For not listening. An idiot wouldn't listen."
The Doctor pushed a few buttons. "Out you go."
Adam stepped out. "It's my house. I'm home! Oh, my God. I'm home! Blimey. I thought you were going to chuck me out of an airlock."
"We aren't that mean to do that." Gwendalyn snapped, crossing her arms.
"Is there something else you want to tell me?" The Doctor asked, crossing his arms.
"No, what do you mean?" Adam asked, looking at the Doctor.
The Doctor picks up the answering machine. "The archive of Satellite Five. One second of that message could've changed the world." The Doctor used his sonic on it causing it to explode. "That's it, then. See you."
"How do you mean, see you?"
"As in goodbye." The Doctor said.
"But what about me?"
"What about you? You know that this isn't about you boy." Gwendalyn said, rolling her eyes.
"You can't just go. I've got my head. I've got a chip type two. My head opens."
"What like this?" The Doctor clicked his fingers.
"Don't." Adam said, clicking his fingers to close it.
"Don't do what?" He clicked his fingers.
"Stop it!" Adam said closing it again.
Gwendalyn took the Doctor's hand in hers.
"Alright now, Doctor, that's enough. Stop it."
"Thank you." Adam said looking thankful at Rose.
Rose snapped her fingers.
"Sorry I couldn't resist."
Adam closed it.
"The whole history could have changed because of you." The Doctor told him.
"And that is the one thing that we will not allow." Gwendalyn said, shaking her head. "Time travel isn't meant for that."
"I just wanted to help."
"You were helping yourself." The Doctor snapped.
"And I'm sorry. I've said I'm sorry, and I am, I really am, but you can't just leave me like this."
"Yes I can. Cause if you show that head to anyone, they'll dissect you in seconds. You'll have to live a very quiet life. Keep out of trouble. Be average, unseen. Good luck." The Doctor said, shrugging his shoulders.
"But I want to come with you."
"I only take the best. I've got Rose and Gwendalyn." The Doctor said taking Gwendalyn with him.
"Rose, Rose. Oh my God."
"Who's that? Geoff, is that you?" A woman called out.
"It's me, mum. Don't come in. Wait there a minute." Adam called out to his mom.
"Oh my lord. You never told me you were coming home! Hold on, I'll just take my coat off. You should've told me you were coming home. I would've gotten your favorite tea in."
"Rose, take me with you."
Rose shook her head and got onto the Tardis.
Gwendalyn let out a sigh. "Thank goodness that is over." She said, shaking her head. "That was one hell of a trip."
"I can't believe you punched him." Rose said looking at her.
"Well it couldn't be helped. He wasn't that smart." Gwendalyn said, shaking her head. "I think punching him was better than hexing him."
The Doctor laughed. "You wouldn't have hexed him."
Gwendalyn gave him a cheeky smile. "I was joking."
"Rose you should try to get some rest. You had a long day."
"Night." She said to the Doctor.
"Have a good night Rose." Gwendalyn told the blonde.
Rose walked away to get some rest.
Gwendalyn looked at the Doctor.
The Doctor looked over at her. "You should get some rest too."
Gwendalyn tilted her head to the side when she saw him yawn. She clicked her tongue against her teeth. "Looks like you need some rest too Doctor."
The Doctor looked over at her with wide eyes.
"Come on just a small nap. You need it. Put the Tardis onto auto."
The Doctor let out a sigh. "Alright."
Gwendalyn smiled. "I knew that you wouldn't say no."
The Doctor let out a sigh. "I never can say no to you Mis." He said using his nickname for her. He switched it to auto pilot.
Gwendalyn took his hand in hers. She began leading him towards where the bedrooms were.
"I know what I am doing." She said opening the door to her room.
Gwendalyn looked at the Doctor. "Nuh uh." She said, shaking her head. "I know what is going to happen if you go to your room. You aren't going to sleep. You will go back to piloting the Tardis. You Theta are going to get some rest."
The Doctor flushed a little bit. "Mis…"
" You know it is true. Come on." She told him softly pulling him with her into her room. "Besides it is just a nap. Nothing bad will be done."
The Doctor knew that there was no way to talk Gwendalyn out of it. He knew that he needed to get some sleep. He had been running on almost empty. He needed to get some rest.
Gwendalyn braided her hair and looked over at the Doctor before sitting down on her bed. She pulled her shoes off of her feet. "Well come on."
The Doctor removed his coat and slipped his shoes off. He moved towards the bed and sat down next to her.
Gwendalyn laid back.
The Doctor leaned back some.
Gwendalyn waved her hand and the light shut off. "Night Doctor."
"Good night Mis."
This is the end of Chapter 14. I hope that you enjoyed it. Please let me know what you think. I want to know how I am doing. I want to know if I should add some chapter that are strictly just not dealing with the series at all. I am just wondering because I don't want to be like others who have stories like this in a rewrite with an added character. I am just curious about what my readers want to see. Until next time. Much Love.