Time Troubles – Chapter 1
A few months had passed since Katrynaliasalationath Sigmariatonai left her life with the Doctor and began a new one with her father, Koschei – most commonly known as the Master. And his daughter – most notably Katryna, had settled into a new life of travelling with her father. They now had their own TARDIS and travelled together through the starts and galaxies. The Master and Katryna were all they had left of each other. They would travel as a team, the way Kahalia would've wanted them to – oh how she would've loved to see her beloved Koschei and Katryna on their journeys. Although the war had engulfed her life, she still remained within the memories of her daughter and her husband, and deep within both sets of their beating hearts.
Now Katryna sat in the control room of the TARDIS that belonged to her and her father. They chatted about how happy they were to now be living this life together. However, there were things that Katryna still had doubts about. She couldn't just put the thoughts to the back of her mind. She was worrying too much. So Katryna decided to tell her father.
"I still don't know if I made the right choice, to live this life. I love it all. I love you, but is this really the right road for me?"
"Of course it's the right road. Oh, Katryna. I always hoped you would grow up into a spectacular young woman. A Timelady. I always dreamed of living a life with you. My little girl. You'll always be that no matter how old you are."
Katryna smiled weakly at the Master.
"I love you, Katryna. Never forget that."
For a moment, the two Timelords sat silently, as the Master cradled Katryna in his arms. Then he suddenly leaped to his feet.
"I know just the thing to impress you. Thrill and adrenaline! My way!"
The Master turned the controls on his TARDIS and Katryna sat up in her seat, watching wondrously at her fantastic father. Suddenly, their TARDIS was launched into a wave of time turbulence, as they flew through the time vortex. The ride became bumpy and Katryna was flung out of her seat, falling to the floor, struggling to keep her balance.
"Dad! Slow it down! Make it stop!"
"I'm trying! It won't budge!"
Then they lost control of their TARDIS. The time turbulence was too strong to pull away from. The Master and Katryna panicked, not knowing if they would be able to free their TARDIS from the terrifying turbulence. Katryna attempted to climb onto her feet, only to find she was sent back, falling to the floor. Unexpectedly, she was launched towards the doors. They flung open. Katryna suddenly lost her balance and fell from the TARDIS's safety, out into the time vortex!
"NO!" she heard her father yell.
"DAD!" Katryna shrieked back.
The Master panicked. His daughter, Katryna, had gone missing from him, once again. From his past memories, he yet again feared he was failing to protect her. But now the Master knew his aim – regain control of his TARDIS and find his daughter. The Master planned to bring her home, to where she belonged – within the security of his TARDIS. Soon, Katryna would be safe in her father's embrace.
When she hit the ground, Katryna didn't know where she was. Her head was spinning and the pain was winning. She felt her throbbing head, and a runny oozing wet feeling soaked her hand – blood! Katryna groaned in pain, as her hearts felt like they'd been touched against fire. She staggered slowly to her feet, starring at her hands – a golden glow emerged from them and the pain spread. Katryna couldn't work it all out. Then she remembered! She was regenerating! The Doctor and her father had done that loads. This was the first time for Katryna. She was terrified. The pain was too much; she'd be ripped apart to the core of her hearts, and rewritten inside and out. Katryna gasped in pain as the golden glow submerged her.
"I'm scared," she chocked, "Dad."
Then the golden glow exploded from her body, like the flames from a fire being set free. Katryna let out horrific howls as the pain pierced through her body. She gave a final yell as the glow and the pain faded. Katryna fell to her hands and knees, breathing heavily. Suddenly, Katryna heard footsteps of someone approach her. She looked up, realising where and when she was. The wasteland – the place where she would be left. In the distance was the abandoned building that would eventually be burnt and where Katryna would eventually be left alone. Then she caught the sight of her approacher's eyes – it was the Doctor, in his tenth incarnation. The previous body from when Katryna had known him. He spoke.
"But…you're a…Timelord. Here, let me help you."
No! Katryna almost protested out loud, but allowed him to help her to her feet. His kindness won over her hidden hesitance.
"Did you see me change?" Katryna wondered.
"Not completely. I just saw the glow followed by the painful screams. And you've got my favourite hair colour. I've always wanted to be ginger. I'm kind of jealous," he told her.
She grinned. Then he gave her a concerned look, and spoke seriously.
"Where's your mother?"
"Dead, from the war."
"Just this moment got separated from him."
"Listen to me. There's someone very dangerous here – he's one of us. You need to be careful."
"I know. I can feel it all."
"First of all, who are you?"
A/N: The fourth story in the Of Children and Timelords saga. Hope you've enjoyed this chapter so far. Things are going to get quite timey-wimey – and Katryna's regenerated! Please leave reviews. I'll update as soon as I can.