Chapter 38 - There’s Something Growing
The elevator was humming with power by the time they reached it, thanks to Gwen. When they got in, there were already too many floors, a quarter of them basement levels. John rang the Torchwood team once more. “We’re in,” he told Gwen.
“I know, there’s a camera in there,” she replied over the comm unit, and just as she said so, the four looked up in the corner and saw a small camera moving around. “You’re all alive; that’s good! So, you’re going to want to go to the 2nd basement. I’m looking at the room right now. It’s just… Weird.”
“Weird?” John asked, exchanging looks with the Doctor and Rory. Amy II was shrunken back against the wall. Her fears were copied from Amy’s, meaning that dread that’d been there since her childhood was still there every single time she even thought about that crack in time, let alone actually approaching it. “Weird how, exactly?”
“Oh, nothing you need to worry about,” Gwen answered, sounding sincere but still curious, “It’s just… There’s plants down there, somehow. They’re growing something down there.”
The Doctor frowned. It wasn’t like Trenzalore didn’t already have plants? There were fields on the outer parts of the city, and still trees to provide oxygen necessary for the Silence to survive with. Why do underground farming? John seemed to be wondering the same thing. “Great, I love gardens, me,” he said cheerily, “We’ll have a look. Thank you, Gwen.”
“Keep me updated.” John nodded at the camera and then stuffed the comm unit back into his pocket.
He looked back at the Doctor, his voice no longer cheerful, suspicious. “What do you think they’re doing down there?”
Amy II stood up straight, finally speaking. “He doesn’t know,” she answered for the Doctor, “None of us have to worry except for him though.” Everyone in the elevator stared at her, but Amy II’s face was not threatening. She looked sad. She looked scared. “Don’t ask me what’s down there. I might be wrong… But I really don’t think I am.”
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1 week ago on October 12th, 2014 | 4 notes
Chapter Thirty-Six: Run Before They’re Findin Me Out
John cleared his throat as his fingers moved across a keyboard that gave him readings on Amy’s health. He frowned at the screen.
Amy noticed. “What is it?” she asked.
“Well, I’m just reading your vital signs,” John said, “We haven’t done any real scans yet, but… Your stamina is down. Well, everything is down.” He didn’t lie to Amy. Lying wouldn’t make her any better, and it certainly wouldn’t improve her mood. John saw the levels of veritoxin in her blood and knew how dangerous it was getting. Actually, it was way past dangerous at this point. It was beyond deadly for a human at the levels Amy had. John might hold back on that part.
The reptilian woman noticed Melody’s alarm and Amy’s still-present confusion. “Is there anyway to reverse it?” To be honest, Vastra wasn’t just asking for the well-being of Amy. She was also doing it for the well-being of the Doctor. Because the well-being of the Doctor was the well-being of the universe. If the girl he was in love with died, the rage and the sadness, the renewed loneliness… Vastra didn’t know if time and space could handle it.
John pursed his lips slightly, then relaxed them. An angular eyebrow lifted up and he sighed. “I suppose so,” the man replied, rubbing a hand over his face, “We’ll have to detox her bloodstreams, and it’ll be difficult with such high percentages. If it goes any higher, it’s like her whole circulatory system will be veritoxin-“
“But now that they’re not poisoning her, she’ll be okay,” Melody pointed out, though her childishness didn’t leave her. She bit her lip, looking at her mother doubtfully. “Won’t she?”
“Can we stop talking about me like I’m not here?” Amy interjected grumpily, “I’m right here, thanks, and I would love to know what’s going on!”
Vastra sighed. “We think you were poisoned,” she said, “Both the Doctor and John Smith here found out that you have high levels of veritoxin, a truth gas. It’s much more advanced than your time, but apparently it’s filling your system right now.”
Amy arched an eyebrow. “And since when were truth gases so bad?” she asked, “Not that I want to say everything I think, but it’s not like it’s that dramatic, yeah?”
The reptilian looked at Amy for a long moment. “The problem is that… You should be dead by now.”
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2 months ago on August 15th, 2014 | 8 notes
i can’t have been the only one wondering where she was in that teaser
*touches my nose piercing* what is that
it's jewelry for your nose
*whispers* when will i grow one
are these hot dogs or legs?
is there a “deformed alien carrot” option i can circle?
Refrigerate your kittens after opening
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