Doctor Who and the Traveler
By: Abby Ebon
Disclaimer: Do you really think that if I owned Doctor Who or the Pendragon novels I'd be writing on In other words, my lovelies, I do not own either.
Side Notes: Who did Saint Dane promise to take Halla for? What are the Origins of Travelers like Bobby Pendragon? The answers lay here friend, when the last Time Lord and the late of the race known as Travelers met in a adventure that ended in disaster ...and the birth of Saint Dane.
It stared like every other day (or was that night?) for the Doctor and Rose drifting through time and space looking for adventures, well alright Rose was asleep, and the Doctor was dozing at the controls. But that was beside the point.
Suddenly the TARDIS lurched waking both from sleep- or dozing and a funny shaped purple button on the control panel started blinking insistently. The Doctor blinked right back at it as Rose entered the control room.
"Doctor? Why'd the TARDIS lurch like that?" Rose asked now somewhat well acquainted with the TARDIS time-space motions- and that unpleasant lurch was most assuredly not normal even with her experiences with the TARDIS.
"I don't know we didn't hit anything…" The Doctor muttered distractedly, still staring blankly- and with much confusion at the strangely shaped blinking purple button.
Then as if to emphasize the urgency of the blinking purple button a strange screeching alarm sounded, making Rose winch at the pitch – and cover her ears rather hurriedly. The Doctor's face paled apparently remembering something unpleasant about the aforementioned button.
"What's that sound mean?" Rose demanded as the Doctor pressed the blinking purple button- the screeching alarm stopped but oddly enough there were three unconscious people now piled on the floor of the TARDIS.
"It was an alarm -the vortex pulled these people into it- and we were near enough to feel the pull." The Doctor muttered curiously eyeing the TARDIS's new occupants, crouching next to one; there were two girls and a boy strangely enough.
"Well that explains the lurch and alarm but why didn't you figure that out sooner?" Rose demanded watching as the Doctor settled the three on their backs while using the Sonic Screwdriver to see if they were healthy deciding that it was slightly unhealthy for the three people to be lying about like they were. Someone- namely him or Rose could step on them and break something.
"Rose to my knowledge the vortex hasn't pulled anyone into it in my lifetime Rose." The Doctor explained in a rush slightly annoyed with her for not realizing the three could be hurt- or dying and Rose was just standing there watching him. Ah well, she'd learn sooner or later.
"So you mean it's been over 900 years sense the last time something like this happened- why have the button then if nothings happened in your life time?" Rose asked in disbelief as the Doctor knelt by the next- a boy scanning his vitals with the Sonic Screwdriver.
"Well something did happen didn't it Rose? Now would you help me wake this bloke up? I'd forgotten the alarm only sounds when the time vortex pulls in someone endanger of dying." Rose paled and taking the Asian looking bloke by the shoulder shook him as the Doctor moved to the next one.
Instead of groaning awake like Rose was expecting, the bloke snapped awake and rolled away and had- well something sharp and glowing, pointed at her head. All this happened in less then a blink of an eye and the Doctor looked up and fell back on his bum holding his hands up and what he hoped translated as a peaceful gesture.
"Who? Where?" The stranger demanded deep blue eyes scanning the room and its occupants and especially the unconscious ones though his expression didn't change.
"That's Rose and I'm the Doctor, you're on the TARDIS. Now what's your name, eh?" The Doctor asked his focus on getting Rose away from the crazy with the sharp glow thing.
"Jay." The bloke blinked and seemed to fight with himself as he settled down a small distance away from Rose. The Doctor watched that the lad took his weapon and tucked it into his pant pocket his gaze on his two unconscious companions.
"Do you know them?" Rose asked recovering quickly from having been on the wrong side of something sharp, remarkable ability that, humans though descendants from stupid apes had a remarkable ability to recover quickly.
"Yes." Jay stated with a small nod, appearing unwilling to elaborate. The Doctor however was more concerned with the unconscious girl he had been scanning.
"What is it?" Jay asked seeing his frown and brushing black hair with silver scattered strands with behind his ear. Perspective lad, the Doctor thought.
"Her heart is slowing." Murmured the Doctor, because he had lied- his Sonic Screwdriver couldn't detect a heartbeat. He let the Sonic Screwdrivers tip hover above the girl's chest preparing to give a try at restarting her heart.
"NO!" The lad lunged at him and the Doctor wasn't fast enough to avoid the unexpected tackle. The Doctor furious tried to push him off rolling them over so that the boy was under him and would hopefully pay attention.
"Are you crazy? I've got to restart her heart or she'll die!" The Doctor yelled at the young man, and struggling to get out from under him the lad was shaking his head.
"You don't understand- she's not human! Restarting her heart could kill her!" Jay yelled trying to prevent the Doctor from getting to the girl. The Doctor froze, and Jay got away him scooting to the apparently non-human girl as if he could protect her.
"What do you mean not human?" Rose asked her voice wobbly with nerves. Jay looked down at the girl then to Rose and the Doctor. Then seemed to slouch in on himself apparently upset that he had to tell them anything about his companions.
"She calls herself Semit, she is a demon." Jay explained in a soft murmur bushing back Semit's silver hair. Though the Doctor knew silver wasn't the normal hair color for a human, unless they were old. He had been more worried about her life rather then her hair.
"You two seem close." The Doctor teased smirking smugly at the lad. Jay flushed glared up at him under his black hair. The Doctor chuckled, and Rose smiled ever so slightly, as she began to check up on the third and smallest of the group.
"Well sense you seem to know Semit- who is this one?" Rose asked Jay who didn't seem inclined to move from Semit's side. The Doctor glanced at him curiously when he hesitated to answer.
"She is my half sister." The boy answered staring at the both of them with empty deep blue eyes nearly black with pain or some other strong emotion- perhaps anger? The Doctor frowned wanting more of an answer.
"Her name is Shinrai." An apparently getting one of a sort as Jay answered before the Doctor or Rose could ask. Shinrai had long dark brown hair which also had a dusting of silver.
Suddenly Semit's eyes snapped open and hers were an eerie green, as a wolf eyes in the dark would look. Her eyes snapped onto Jay's and the sitting up settled into a crouch watching the Doctor and Rose carefully, sparing only a glance for Shinrai.
"Where are we? Who are they?" Semit asked her eyes wondering around the room and settling on the control panel which she rose to examine. The Doctor frowned wondering if he should try to stop her after all it was his ship.
The boy's eyes convinced him otherwise. He probably had no revelations about killing Rose, who was after all only an arms length away from him if the Doctor made any move to stop Semit.
"This is the TARDIS, Semit. The girl is Rose, and the other one only calls himself Doctor." Jay answered blandly, watching his sleeping half sister. Semit tilted her head glancing at Rose and the Doctor.
"This ship specks in your head." Semit muttered warily, eyes still on the Doctor and Rose. Strangely this silver haired and green eyed woman reminded him of something- or someone, though the Doctor couldn't place who or what or even when which was very strange for him.
"How did you know that?" The Doctor asked his expression blank but his voice taking on an odd tone. Semit brushed back her hair from her ear- it was pointed.
Semit chuckled and patted the TARDIS's panel. Looking down on it with a fondness the Doctor had only seen on one of his kinds faces. A chill ran down his spine and he knew what she was- not demon, but that would be the closest translation in English.
"She told me of course." The Doctor paid little attention to her answer, flashing back to when he had asked about them- the race that had given their lives and souls to build ships like the TARDIS.
"Who are you really?" He heard himself ask but he knew. Her eyes told him that she knew that he knew what she was. The Time Lords had only one equal race- their cousins, who had disappeared long ago.
"Semit is the Traveler" Semit hadn't answered, the other girl Shinrai had- apparently the last of their impromptu guests had awakened. Semit smiled eerily and fangs glinted off the light from the panel.
It seems, the Doctor thought with no little amount of irony, the last of the Travelers and last of the Time Lords have met…
AN: Let me know what you think, eh?