Authoress Note: Welcome to Chapter 25. This was the hardest chapter to write. I almost cried writing this chapter. It was the hardest chapter that I had to write. And the next chapter won't be easy either. I hate to say that there is one chapter left in this story and then it is to the sequel. I hope that all of my readers will continue reading this series. I hope that you enjoy this chapter. Without further ado Chapter 25. Allons-y!
They were going to save Rose.
"We've got incoming." Jack told them. He let out a sigh of relief when he saw that the missiles turned into a fireball. "The extrapolations are working. We've got a fully functional forcefield. Try saying that when you're drunk."
"Rather not." Gwendalyn said, shaking her head.
"And for my next trick." The Doctor said.
The Tardis surrounded Rose and the Dalek that was with Rose.
"Rose got down. Get down now Rose!" The Doctor told her.
"Exterminate!" The Dalek yelled, firing and missing. The Dalek is taken out by Jack.
"That was too close." Gwendalyn said, shaking her head. "I hate those things." She shivered a little bit.
"You did it." Rose said with a smile.
The Doctor hugged Rose.
"Feels like I haven't seen you in years." Rose admitted.
"I told you we'd come and get you." The Doctor said, pulling away from her.
"Never doubted it."
"I did. You alright?"
"Not bad, been better." The Doctor told her.
"Hey don't I get a hug?" Jack asked, looking at the two of them.
Gwendalyn shook her head.
"Oh, come here!" Rose said, holding her arms open.
"I was talking to him." Jack said winking at the Doctor before hugging Rose. "Welcome home."
Gwendalyn crossed her arms. "Glad to see that you're still alive." Gwendalyn told Rose.
Rose nodded her head. "Oh, I thought I'd never see you again."
"Oh, you were lucky. That was just a one shot wonder. Drained the gun of all its power supply. Now it's just a piece of junk."
"I'm not looking forward to facing those again." Gwendalyn said rubbing her black leather clad arms. She hated Daleks more and more as time went on. She really thought that they were dead from the time war.
"You said they were extinct. How come they're still alive?" Rose asked the two of them.
Gwendalyn shivered and closed her eyes. "I have no idea."
"One minute they're the greatest threat in the Universe, the next minute they vanished out of time and space." Jack said looking at the two aliens that they were with.
"They went off to fight a bigger war. The Time War."
"I thought that was just a legend."
"I was there."
Gwendalyn cleared her throat. "It wasn't just you there Doctor. I was there too."
"Wait a minute how were you there?" Rose asked, looking at her.
Gwendalyn didn't say anything. She didn't want Rose to know that she was the woman that the Doctor had lost and had gotten back not too long ago. It would only make Rose hate her more.
"She's right." The Doctor said. "She fought next to me."
Rose blinked in confusion.
"The war between the Daleks, the Witches, and the Time Lords, with the whole of creation at stake. My people and Lyn's people were destroyed, but they took the Daleks with them. I almost thought it was worth it. Not it turns out they died for nothing."
"Not if I can help it."
"No you aren't going to do that." The Doctor said looking at her.
"No you aren't going to commit suicide."
"It will be a last resort." She told him softly.
"I can't lose you. I've already lost you before. I can't lose you again." The Doctor told her. He couldn't lose her to death again. He had already put her through so much.
Gwendalyn looked at the Doctor. "If it has to come down to this Doctor… I will have to do it."
The Doctor put his hand on her cheek. "I won't let you."
"You will have to learn to let me go." She said sadly. "I can't let you get hurt."
"And I can't let you get hurt either."
"There's thousands of them. We could hardly stop just one." Rose said looking at the two of them.
Gwendalyn closed her eyes. Rose did have a point.
"What are we going to do?" Rose asked. She didn't like the idea that they could hardly destroy one.
"No good standing around here, chin wagging. Human race, you'd gossip all day. The Daleks have got the answers. Let's go and meet the neighbours." The Doctor said with a smile.
"You can't go out there!" Rose yelled in concern.
"I'm coming with you." Gwendalyn said, taking his hand in hers.
The two of them walked out of the Tardis.
"Exterminate! Exterminate! Exterminate!" The Daleks shouted firing at them but their shots were being deflected off of the forcefield.
"Is that it? Useless. Nul points. It's alright, come on out. That force field can hold back anything." The Doctor said.
Jack and Rose came out.
"Almost anything." Jack said, offering a small smile.
"Yes, but I wasn't going to tell them that. Thanks." The Doctor said, sending him a look.
"Do you know what they call me in the ancient legends of the Dalek Homeworld? The Oncoming Storm. Do you know what they call Lyn?"
Gwendalyn looked at the Doctor. "No."
The Doctor nodded his head knowing that Gwendalyn didn't want him to say it. "You might've removed all your emotions, but I reckon right down deep in your DNA, there's one little spark left, and that's fear. Doesn't that just burn you when you face me? So tell me. How did you survive the Time War?"
"They survived through me." The emperor Dalek revealed himself.
Gwendalyn gasped. "No, it cannot be."
"Rose, Captain, this is the Emperor of the Daleks." The Doctor said squaring his shoulders.
"You destroyed us, Doctor. The Dalek race died in your inferno, but my ship survived, falling through time, crippled but alive."
"I get it."
"Do not interrupt."
"Do not interrupt."
"Do not interrupt."
"I think you're forgetting something. I'm the Doctor, and if there's one thing I can do, it's talk. I've got five billion languages, and you haven't got one way of stopping me. So if anybody's going to shut up, it's you! Okey doke. So, where were we?" The Doctor said, narrowing his eyes.
"We waited here in the dark space, damaged but rebuilding. Centuries passed, and we quietly infiltrated the systems of Earth, harvesting the waste of humanity. The prisoners, the refugees, the dispossessed. They all came to us. The bodies were filtered, pulped, sifted. The seed of the human race is perverted. Only one cell in a billion was fit to be nurtured."
"So you created an army of Daleks out of the dead."
Gwendalyn closed her eyes. This was so much worse than she had thought it was. They were more dangerous. So much more dangerous.
"That makes them half human." Rose said softly.
"Those words are blasphemy." The emperor said.
"Do not blaspheme."
"Do not blaspheme."
"Do not blaspheme."
"Everything human has been purged. I cultivated pure and blessed Dalek."
"Since when did the Daleks have a concept of blasphemy?" The Doctor said, narrowing his eyes.
"I reached into the dirt and made a new life. I am the God of all Daleks!"
"Worship him. Worship him. Worship him."
"They're insane. Hiding in the silence for hundreds of years…" Gwendalyn looked at the Doctor.
"That's enough to drive anyone mad. But it's worse than that. Driven mad by your own flesh. The stink of humanity. You hate your own existence. And that makes them more deadly than ever. We're going."
"Yes." Gwendalyn said softly.
"You may not leave my presence."
"Stay where you are."
The four of them go back into the Tardis.
The Doctor leaned against the door.
Gwendalyn rested her head against the Doctor's shoulder. This was bad. Oh so very bad. She closed her eyes.
"Exterminate! Exterminate! Exterminate! Exterminate! Worship him! You will be exterminated!"
"We should go." Gwendalyn said softly, moving away from him.
The Doctor moved away from the door. "Right."
The four of them stepped out of the Tardis.
"Turn everything up. All transmitters full power, wide open. Now! Do it!" The Doctor said, telling them.
"Do as he says." Gwendalyn said moving towards them.
"What does this do?" Pavale asked.
"Stops the Daleks from transmitting on board. How did you get on? Did you contact Earth?" The Doctor asked
"Well, we tried to warn them, but all they did was suspend our license because we stopped the programmes."
"And the planet's just sitting there, defenceless." The Doctor saw that Lynda was still there. "Lynda, what are you still doing on board? I told you to evacuate everyone."
"She wouldn't go." Pavale said.
"Didn't want to leave you." Lynda told the Doctor.
Gwendalyn quirked her eyebrow. Another girl falling in love with the Doctor. She shook her head.
"There weren't enough shuttles anyway, or I wouldn't be here. We've got about a hundred people stranded on Floor Zero."
Pavale's eyes went wide. "Oh, my God. The Fleet is moving. They're on their way."
"Oh god…" Gwendalyn said closing her eyes. She looked at the Doctor.
He began to pull out bits of the conduits that were in the room. "Dalek plan. Big mistake, because what have they left me with? Anyone? Anyone? Oh, come on, it's obvious. A great big transmitter."
"You don't mean." Gwendalyn said looking at him.
"This station. If I can change the signal, fold it back, sequence it, anyone?"
"You've gone mad."
"You've got to be kidding." Jack said looking at the Doctor with wide eyes.
"Give the man a medal." The Doctor said as he continued his work.
"A Delta Wave?"
"A Delta Wave!"
"What's a Delta Wave?" Rose asked looking at them.
"The worst case scenario we are working with." Gwendalyn said, shaking her head.
"A wave of Van Cassadyne energy. It fries your brain. Stand in the way of a Delta Wave and your head gets barbecued." Jack told him.
"And this place can transmit a massive wave. Wipe out the Daleks!"
"Well, get started and do it." Lynda said looking at him.
"Trouble is, waves this size, building this big, brain as clever as mine, should take about, oh, three days? How long till the Fleet arrives?"
"Twenty two minutes." Pavale said.
"With a mind like mine as well, we cut it down to a day." Gwendalyn said, moving towards him, kneeling helping him.
"We've now got a forecield so they can't blast us out of the sky, but that doesn't stop the Daleks from physically invading." Jack said, shaking his head.
"Do they know about the Delta Wave?" Pavale asked, looking at Jack.
"They'll have worked it out at the same time. So, they want to stop the Doctor. That means they've got to get to this level, five hundred. Now, I can concentrate the extrapolator around the top six levels, five hundred to four nine five. So they'll penetrate the station below that at level four nine four and fight their way up."
"Who are they fighting?"
"And what are we fighting with?"
"The guards had guns with bastic bullets. That's enough to blow a Dalek wide open."
"There's five of us." The woman said.
Gwendalyn let out a frustrated groan. She ran her hand through her hair messing up the curls that were in her hair.
"Rose, you can help us. I need all of these wires stripping bare." The Doctor called their companion.
"Right, now there's four of us." The woman said.
"Then let's move it into the lift. Isolate the lift controls." Jack told them.
Pavale and his colleague run off.
Lynda walked over to the Doctor and Gwendalyn. "I just want to say, er, thanks, I suppose, and I'll do my best." Lynda told the Doctor.
"Me too." The Doctor shook her hand.
Lynda walked away from the Doctor.
Jack walked towards them. "It's been fun, but I guess this is goodbye."
"Don't talk like that. The Doctor and Gwendalyn are going to do it. You just watch them." Rose told Jack with a small smile.
"Rose, you are worth fighting for." Jack kissed her on the lips. He then turned his attention to Gwendalyn. "Well sexy you better figure this out." He kissed her. He pulled away.
The Doctor cleared his throat, narrowing his eyes at Jack.
"Wish I'd never met you, Doctor. I was much better off as a coward." He then kisses the Doctor. "See you in hell." Jack said leaving.
Gwendalyn shook her head. "Now that was just plain weird."
"He's going to be alright isn't he?" Rose asked looking at them.
Gwendalyn remained silent as she worked.
The Doctor pursed his lips knowing that it probably wouldn't be true.
Gwendalyn used her magic to weld a few wires together.
"Suppose…" Rose said softly.
Gwendalyn and the Doctor looked at her. "What?"
"You said suppose." The Doctor said looking at her.
"No, I was just thinking. I mean, obviously you can't, but, you've got a time machine. Why can't you just go back to last week and warn them?" Rose asked.
"As soon as the Tardis lands in that second, I become part of events, stuck in the timeline."
"Yeah, thought it'd be something like that." Rose said, shaking her head.
"There's another thing the Tardis could do. It could take away. We could leave. Let history take its course. We go to Marbella in 1989."
"Yeah, but you'd never do that." Rose said looking at him.
"No, but you could ask. Never ever occurred to you, did it?"
"Well, I'm just too good."
"The Delta Wave's started building. How long does it need?"
The three of them ran to the console.
"Is that bad? Okay, it's bad? How bad is it?"
"Rose Tyler, you're a genius. We can do it. IF I use the Tards to cross my old timeline. Yes!"
The three of them went into the Tardis.
"Hold that down and keep position."
"What's it do?" Rose asked.
"You can't be thinking about crossing your own timeline are you?" Gwendalyn said looking at him.
The Doctor ignored what she asked. "Cancels the buffers. If I'm very clever and I'm more than clever, I'm brilliant, I might just save the world. Or rip it apart."
"I'd go for the first one."
"Me too. Now, I've just got to go and power up the Game Station. Hold on!" He ran out leaving the two of them together.
Gwendalyn went to make a move for the door when it slammed in her face. She gasped when she felt it moved. "Doctor!"
"Doctor, what're you doing? Can I take my hand off? It's moving." Rose moved her hand. "Doctor, let us out!"
"No! Doctor no! Don't do this to me again!" Gwendalyn said pounding on the door. Tears came to her eyes.
"Let us out! Doctor, what've you done?" Rose yelled.
"This is Emergency Programme One. Rose, Lyn, now listen this is important. If this message is activated, then it can only mean one thing. We must be in danger. And I mean fatal. I'm dead or about to die any second with no chance of escape." The Holo-Doctor said.
"No!" Rose yelled.
"And that's okay. Hope it's a good death. But I promised to look after you Rose, and that's what I'm doing. The Tardis is taking you home."
"I won't let you."
"And I bet your fussing and moaning now. Typical. But hold on and just listen a bit more. The Tardis can never return for me. Emergency Programme One means I'm facing an enemy that should never get their hands on this machine. So this is what you should. Let the Tardis die. Just let this old box gather dust. No one can open it. No one'll even notice it. Let it become a strange little thing standing on a street corner. And over the years, the world'll move on and the box will be buried. And if you want to remember me, then you can do one thing. That's all. One thing. Have a good life. Do that for me, Rose. Have a fantastic life. Lyn."
Gwendalyn gasped and looked at the hologram of her Theta.
"In my coat there is something for you. But you can't get it until the Tardis lands. I want you to do something for me Lyn. Be safe and trust the humans. Trust Rose. Live your life to the fullest. Remember this Lyn…" The hologram swallowed the lump that was in his throat. "My Artemis I love you." He disappeared.
Gwendalyn sunk to her knees. "No… No…" She had never gotten the chance to tell him that she loved him. She loved him more than she had in the past. She loved him a lot and now she could never tell him. She hadn't even had a chance to kiss him. Not the way that she wanted to anyway.
"You can't do this. You can't. Take us back! Take us back! No!" Rose yelled trying to use the controls.
Gwendalyn choked back a sob. "No…"
Rose ran out and saw that she was home. She ran back in. "Come on, fly. How do you fly? Help me." She looked at Gwendalyn. "Do you know how to fly this?"
"No. I only flew this when the Doctor allowed me. He helped me." Gwendalyn said, trying her best not to cry. She had lost him again. He swore to her that he would be with her. Now he wasn't.
Rose gave up trying to get the Tardis to fly.
Gwendalyn had come out with Rose and sat in front of the Tardis with her knees brought up to her chest. She rested her head on her knees.
Mickey came running up. "I knew it! I was all the way down Clifton Parade and I heard the engines. I thought, there's only one thing that makes noise like that." Mickey saw the two of them. "What is it?" He asked Rose.
Rose hugged him in tears.
Gwendalyn reached into the pocket of his coat. Her hand brushed against something that was a box.
This is the end of Chapter 25. I know cliff hangers. But there is a reason for it. You all have a chance to guess what is in the pocket. What did the Doctor leave Gwendalyn? Sorry there will be no sneak peak at the next chapter. I am working on it now and hopefully it will be up soon. If I can get it written without any problems. Please review and let me know what you think. Until next time.