Between the Lines @rainbowhairedgirl
Chapter 9

Authoress Note: Welcome to Chapter 9 of Between the Lines. Thank you to all of those who have reviewed. It really does mean a lot to me. I hope that you guys will like this next part. Without further ado Chapter 9.

Chapter 9

Disappearing Act

The patients moved and were almost in touching distance to the four of them.

Alexys backed up into the Doctor her breath coming out in short pants. "Doctor… we need to do something and something fast."

"Go to your room." The Doctor suddenly said causing Alexys to look at him with wide eyes. What the hell was he doing?

The patients in the ward went still.

"Go to your room. I mean it. I'm very, very angry with you. I am very, very cross. Go to your room!"

Alexys watched with wide eyes as the patients hung their heads in shame and shuffled away and then got back into their beds. A breath of relief left her lungs. She was glad that he was able to figure out something fairly quickly without them getting caught in the middle.

"I'm really glad that worked. Those would have been terrible last words."

Alexys looked at him and scoffed.

"What? They would have been."

Alexys shook her head lightly. "Sometimes I wonder what's going on inside of that melon of yours Doctor."

Rose took a soft breath. "Why are they all wearing gas masks?"

"They're not. Those masks are flesh and bone." Jack said letting out a soft breath knowing that this was bad.

"How was your con supposed to work?" The Doctor asked turning his attention to Jack wanting to know the truth.

Alexys crossed her arms as she looked at the man with her lips pursed together.

"Simple enough, really. Find some harmless piece of space junk, let the nearest Time Agent track it back to Earth, convince him it's valuable, name a price. When he's put fifty percent up front, oops! A German bomb falls on it, destroys it forever. He never gets to see what he's paid for, never knows he's been had. I buy him a drink with his own money, and we discuss dumb luck. The perfect self-cleaning con." Jack explained his whole plan out to them knowing that there wasn't a way to avoid it, not in the least bit.

"Yeah. Perfect."

"The London Blitz is great for self-cleaners. Pompeii's nice if you want to make a vacation of it though, but you've got to set your alarm for volcano day. Getting a hint of disapproval."

"Take a look around the room. This is what your harmless piece of space-junk did." The Doctor snapped looking at him.

"He has a point in this… it was far from harmless." Alexys said as she crossed her arms frustration was written clear on her face. She didn't know who he was, but she knew that she couldn't trust him as far as she could throw him.

"It was a burnt-out medical transporter. It was empty." Jack said defending himself not liking how this woman beside the Doctor was tearing into him. Normally he liked it, but not getting chewed out for a small mistake that was made.

"Rose." The Doctor said looking at her.

"Are we getting out of here?" Rose asked looking at him.

"We're going upstairs."

"I even programmed the flight computer so it wouldn't land on anything living. I harmed no-one. I don't know what's happening here, but believe me, I had nothing to do with it." Jack said looking at them.

"I'll tell you what's happening. You forgot to set your alarm clock. It's volcano day."

A siren sounds causing Rose to look around in confusion and worry.

"What's that?" Rose asked softly.

"The all clear." Jack said looking over at Rose.

"I wish." The Doctor said letting out a breath.

"That's an understatement. We have to get these people back to normal due to his mess up." Alexys said jabbing her thumb in the direction of Jack.


"Mister Spock?" Jack called out as him and Rose ran.

"Doctor? Alexys?" Rose called out.

They ran past the staircase.

Alexys let out a breath. "Seriously we said we were heading up and they run right past the stairs…"

The Doctor leaned over the rail before calling out. "Have you got a blaster?"

"Sure!" Jack called back.

The two of them run up the stairs joining him and Alexys outside of a secure metal door.

"The night your space-junk landed, someone was hurt. This was where they were taken." The Doctor said gesturing to the door.

"What happened?" Rose asked softly dread filling her heart.

"Let's find out. Get it open." The Doctor said looking at Jack.

"What's wrong with your sonic screwdriver?"


Jack used his blaster disintegrating the lock.

"Sonic blaster, fifty first century. Weapon Factories of Villengard?" The Doctor questioned looking at Jack.

Alexys bit her lower lip softly. "Not the safest place in the universe…"

"You've been to the factories?" Jack questioned looking at the two of them.

"Once." Alexys said with a simple shrug of her shoulders.

"Well, they gone now, destroyed. The main reactor went critical. Vaporized the lot."

"Like I said. Once. There's a banana grove there, now. I like bananas. Bananas are good." The Doctor said with a nod of his head.

"You and your bananas." Alexys mused teasing the Doctor a little bit.

"Nice blast pattern." Rose said looking at the blast hole in the door.

"Digital." Jack said looking at Rose with a small smile.

"Squareness gun."


"I like it."

Alexys rolled her eyes as they went inside the room to look around to see what they could find.

They looked around the destroyed room. An observation window across the room had been broken.

Alexys swallowed the lump in her throat as her eyes flitted around the room.

"What do you think?" The Doctor questioned looking over at Jack.

"Something got out of here." Jack said looking around worry beginning to build up inside of his chest.

"Yeah. And?"

"Something powerful. Angry."

"Powerful and angry."

"Doctor." Alexys called out as she noticed a child's crayon drawings scattered across the floor and a Steiff teddy bear.

Jack's jaw went slack a little bit as he saw the same items. "A child? I suppose this explains Mummy."

"How could a child do this?" Rose asked softly looking around her heart pounding in her chest.

The Doctor turned on a tape machine.

"Do you know where you are?" Constantine's voice said.

"Are you my mummy?"

"Are you aware of what's around you? Can you see?"

"Are you my mummy?"

"What do you want? Do you know…"

"I want my mummy. Are you my mummy? I want my mummy! Are you my mummy? Are you my mummy? Mummy? Mummy?"

"I've heard this voice before." Rose said softly looking over at him.

"Me too."


"Always are you my mummy? Like he doesn't know." Rose said softly her heart breaking some.


"Why doesn't he know?"

"Are you there, mummy? Mummy?"

They looked around the room.

"Mummy? Please, mummy? Mummy?"

"Doctor?" Rose questioned softly looking back at him.

"Can you sense it?" The Doctor questioned softly.

"Sense what?" Jack asked in confusion.

"Coming out of the walls. Can you feel it?"

"I feel it…" Alexys said looking over at the Doctor. In all her years. She had never felt something so powerful and sad. It made her heart ache knowing that a child was going through this.


"Funny little human brains. How do you get around in those things?" The Doctor questioned as he looked around.

"When he's stressed, he likes to insult species." Rose said letting out a huff.

"Rose, I'm thinking."

"He cuts himself shaving, he does half an hour on life forms he's cleverer than."

"There are these children living rough round the bomb sites. They come out during air-raids looking for food."

"Mummy, please?"

"Suppose they were there when this thing, whatever it was, landed?"

"It was a med-ship. It was harmless." Jack said defending himself.

"Yes, you keep saying harmless. Suppose one of them was affected, altered?"

"Altered how?" Rose questioned looking at the Doctor wondering what he was going on about.

The tape ran out.

"I'm here!" The child said.

"It's afraid. Terribly afraid and powerful. It doesn't know it yet, but it will do. It's got the power of a god, and I just sent it to it's room." The Doctor said letting out a soft breath knowing that indeed this child was very scared.

"Doctor." Rose said softly.

"I'm here. Can't you see me?" The child said again.

"What's that noise?" Rose questioned looking around nervously hearing a clicking noise.

"End of the tape. It ran out about thirty seconds ago." The Doctor said looking over to Rose.

Alexys bit her lower lip softly.

"I'm here, now. Can't you see me?"

"I sent it to it's room. This is it's room."

The child stood before them. "Are you my mummy? Mummy?"


"Okay, on my signal make for the door." Jack said looking at them.


Jack aimed his blaster at the child except for it was a banana. "Now!"


The Doctor pulled Jack's blaster from his belt and made a nice square hole in the wall. "Go now! Don't drop the banana!"

"Why not?!" Jack shouted at the Doctor as they moved.

"Good source of potassium!"

"You and your bloody bananas Doctor." Alexys said as she ran her skirt swishing around her legs as she moved.

"Give me that!" Jack said grabbing the blaster back.

"Mummy. I want my mummy." The Child called out.

Jack uses his blaster to repair the hole in the wall. "Digital rewind. Nice switch."

"It's from the groves of Villengard. I thought it was appropriate." The Doctor said looking over at Jack.

"There's really a banana grove in the heart of Villengard and you did that?"

"Bananas are good."

The wall began to crack.

"Doctor!" Rose yelled.

"Come on!"

They were stopped when patients began to come at them from the other direction.

"Oh you gotta be joking me." Alexys said letting out a soft huff not liking this in the least bit.

"Mummy. Mummy. Mummy."

"It's keeping us here till it can get at us." The Doctor said thinking again.

"It's controlling them?" Jack questioned looking at the Doctor with wide eyes.

"It is them. It's every living thing in this hospital."

"Okay. This can function as a sonic blaster, a sonic cannon, and as a triple-enfolded sonic disruptor. Doc, what you got?"

"I've got a sonic, er. Oh, never mind."


"It's sonic, okay? Let's leave it at that."

"Disrupter? Cannon? What?"

"It's sonic! Totally sonic! I am soniced up!"

"A sonic what?!"


"Oh for bloody sake." Alexys moved her hands and they suddenly had red bright wisps going around them. Her magic flowed into her hands as the child broke through the wall.

Rose suddenly grabbed Jack's blaster and pointed it at the floor. "Going down!"

They fell through the floor landing below.

Jack quickly repaired the hole in the ceiling.

"Doctor, are you okay?" Rose asked moving towards the Doctor.

"Could've used a warning." The Doctor snapped looking at her.

Alexys groaned softly as she slowly got up to her feet.

"Oh, the gratitude." Rose grumbled in frustration.

"Who has a sonic screwdriver?" Jack said looking a the Doctor like he was insane.

"I do."

"Lights." Rose said looking around.

"Who looks at a screwdriver and thinks, ooo, this could be a little more sonic?" Jack taunted the Doctor think he was insane.

"What, you've never been bored?" The Doctor snapped looking at Jack.

"There's got to be a light switch." Rose said looking around.

"Never had a long night? Never had a lot of cabinets to put up?"

The patients in the room sat up in their beds. "Mummy. Mummy."

"Door." He tried to use the blaster and it didn't work. "Damn it!"


"It's the special features. They really drain the battery."

"The battery?" Rose said in shock.

The Doctor quickly used his sonics screwdriver to get them into the store room.

"That's so lame!" Rose said as she looked at Jack.

Alexy waved her hands and bright red magic went to the door securing it some more.

"I was going to send for another one, but somebody's got to blow up the factory." Jack grumbled looking over at the doctor.

"Oh, I know. First day I met him, he blew my job up. That's practically how he communicates." Rose said with a shrug of her shoulders remembering how the Doctor came into her life.

"Okay, that door should hold it for a bit." The Doctor said letting out a breath. "Thanks to Alexys's powers."

"The door? The wall didn't stop it!" Jack snapped looking at the Doctor.

"Well, it's got to find us first! Come on, we're not done yet! Assets, assets!" The Doctor snapped looking at Jack.

"Well, I've got a banana, and in a pinch you could put up some shelves."


"Barred. Sheer drop outside. Seven stories."

"And no other exits." Rose said softly looking down.

"Well, the assets conversation went in a flash, didn't it?"

"So, where'd you pick this one up, then?" The Doctor said looking at him.

"Doctor." Rose said crossing her arms.

"She was hanging from a barrage balloon, I had an invisible spaceship. I never stood a chance."

"Okay. One, we've gotta get out of here. Two, we can't get out of here. Have I missed anything?"

"Yeah. Jack just disappeared." Rose said looking at the spot where Jack had once been.

Alexys's eyes went wide. "You've got to be kidding me… that bloody coward."


This is the end of Chapter 9 of Between the Lines. I hope that you guys enjoyed this chapter. Please leave a review of what you think of it and what you might want to see for future chapters. Reviews keep me going. So until next time guys.

Anonymous reviews have been disabled. Login to review. 1. Prologue 716 0 0 2. Chapter 1 3014 0 0 3. Chapter 2 4140 0 0 4. Chapter 3 2770 0 0 5. Chapter 4 3449 0 0 6. Chapter 5 2163 0 0 7. Chapter 6 2495 0 0 8. Chapter 7 2714 0 0 9. Chapter 8 2187 0 0 10. Chapter 9 2273 0 0 11. Chapter 10 3694 0 0 12. Chapter 11 3022 0 0 13. Chapter 12 2357 0 0 14. Chapter 13 3763 0 0 15. Chapter 14 3167 0 0