2. The Crack in the Hole

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  • Published: 27 Feb 2013
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AMY: We have to stop the Gradean ourselves...

The Doctor finds a portal to an alien ship in a school. When Amy and Rory try to investigate, they are thwarted by a 13 year old with a Maths GCSE textbook in hand. When the Doctor is taken, the Gradean begin bleeding through to this world, through the crack in the hole…

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1. The Crack in the Hole


PART 1

 

THE CRACK IN THE HOLE

 

OPEN ON A QUIET STREET. BIRDS ARE TWEETING. IT SEEMS CALM.

 

Suddenly, a Mini, driven by Amy Pond is being driven violently around the corner of the road. Harpal Khambay is sitting in the front seat and Rory in the back. Amy keeps swerving and Rory is hanging his head out the window as if to vomit. Amy tries to look concentrated, but it doesn’t work. Rory’s head is thrown back into the car, as Harpal is being thrown around too by the speed Amy is driving.

 

HARPAL: Couldn’t you slow down Amy?! Whoa! Left!

 

Harpal’s head is thrown into the window, as Amy swerves around a left.

 

RORY: I think I’m gonna be sick.

 

AMY: What’s new? Harpal, if there is one important thing I have learnt in my life, is to never, ever wait. Get out of my way you idiot!

 

Amy raises a fist at a pedestrian who screams and dives aside.

 

AMY: Tell me where we are going again?

 

HARPAL: John Lyon, my high school, its nearest station is South Harrow station.

 

Amy carries on staring at the road.

 

HARPAL: I am hinting!

 

RORY: Listen to the 13 year old!

 

AMY: I am not going to sit on a train while the Doctor has been kidnapped by the Gradean at the portal in your school! I am not gonna take this lying down! The Gradean will slaughter the human race otherwise!

 

HARPAL: Amy, you might want to out your seat belt on!

 

RORY: Listen to the 13 year old!

 

HARPAL: Exactly!

 

Amy turns the wheel violently and Rory and Harpal are thrown and shaken around violently.

 

RORY: Has anyone got a bag? Of sorts?

 

AMY: Get a grip Rory!

 

RORY: I knew I should have driven.

 

AMY: You would have been way to slow and sensible!

 

HARPAL: Slow, and safe! I’m only 13 and you’re gonna get us killed! Argh! Right! Right! Not left!

 

Amy skids the car and quickly pulls through to turn right.

 

HARPAL: Did you even pass your driving test?

 

AMY: You don’t need to know that, trust me!

 

RORY: She didn’t.

 

HARPAL: What?!

 

AMY: Yes, thank you Rory!

 

HARPAL: I am being driven to my high school, by a maniac!

 

AMY: Oi! Wait, I think I have been driving down here before, I remember that tree!

 

HARPAL: I dunno if this would mean anything, but try and focus!

 

AMY: Ok, perspective.

 

RORY: This will not end well.

 

HARPAL: As I was saying, I am being driven to a portal on a Saturday morning which is hidden inside the door above the New Memorial Library, which has nearly fully opened, and when it does, the Gradean are going to kill us all; it is also where the Doctor disappeared. On a Saturday! I could have been watching TV right now! And starting my art essay! In the last one, I got an A*!

 

AMY: Hey! I am not giving up on the Doctor for a stupid essay!

 

RORY: Yeah, believe her when she says that, she ran away with him on the night before our wedding!

 

HARPAL: That’s evil!

 

AMY: I thought we had let that go! And plus we are married now so what’s the bother?

 

RORY: When I woke up that day I thought you’d gone and left me. I thought you weren’t thinking of me at all. That is just what had happened. Never get married Harpal. Did you ever think?

 

AMY: Well, the Doctor was hot, and I fancied him ok! And yes, while I was breaking and entering somewhere you will never have heard of, I did think! I missed you!

 

HARPAL: Oh, this is all very touching, but frankly I don’t care of your so called love life, which by the sounds of it, has crumbled and cracked, I would rather you focused on your driving skills which are not up to scratch!

 

AMY: This love stuff will hit you when you’re older! Aww, can you imagine Harpal getting a girlfriend? All the kissy kissy!

 

Amy pulls a baby face. Harpal glares at her defiantly.

 

HARPAL: Drive. Now.

 

RORY: That may be difficult, she didn’t-

 

AMY: Pass her driving test we know that now! The penny dropped!

 

RORY: Where is River these days?

 

AMY: In prison. Still.

 

Harpal gives Amy a glaring look. Amy pulls her baby face again. Rory is focusing on the road.

 

RORY: Amy! Stop!

 

Amy and Harpal look up. Amy screams and pulls over. Harpal ducks and puts his arms over his face. Rory shuts his eyes.

 

AMY: Rory! There is an unexpected house!

 

RORY: Oh, Amy!

 

HARPAL: Oh great, this is exactly what I was talking about!

 

Amy swerves the car too late, and it flips. They all yell and scream. Amy flies to the right side, Harpal tries to grab her, and Rory’s legs are held in place by a seatbelt, but his upper body is thrown to the right.

 

PICTURE FADES AND THE SCREEN TURNS WHITE.

 

FLASH TO THE DOOR (PORTAL) A SMALL PART OF GREEN IS FLOATING THROUGH THE AIR, IT LANDS ON THE CARPET, AND BURNS, LEAVING A THICK BLACK MARK ON THE CARPET.

 

(NON SPECIFIC) GRADEAN: The crack is beginning to widen again! We shall descend!

 

GRADEAN SPEAKS IN A ROBOTIC, GRAVELLY VOICE.

 

QUEUE OPENING TITLES.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ni9lQnLuiFs

 

SHOW TEXT: 2 DAYS EARLIER.

 

SHOW AN ALARM CLOCK HITTING 07:00 AM AND GOING OFF.

 

PLAY “GROWING UP FAST” S6 1

 

Harpal slowly gets up, show him brushing his teeth, then skip to him doing up his tie, then skip to him eating breakfast, then show him getting on the bus with his coat on, with scarf, gloves and a bag on his shoulder. Show him arriving at school (walking) and being greeted by his friends. Zoom up to the school emblem on the main building. Skip to his form tutor taking the register.

 

MISS CRATHERN: Harpal?

 

HARPAL: Yes Ma’am.

 

(When register is finished)

 

MISS CRATHERN: Remember boys, you have your school trip to Rochester Cathedral today, you will be back at school by 17:00, for  a selected few they will have to go and see Mr Clarke, who has issued them with  a detention.

 

Harpal’s friend Mutazz leans over to him.

 

MUTAZZ: I didn’t even do anything in that class, you know that don’t you?

 

HARPAL: Yeah, course.

 

MUTAZZ: Will you go and talk to Clarke when we get back then? Please? He will listen to you!

 

HARPAL: Oh, alright.

 

MUTAZZ: Thanks! It’s in L7; meet me there as soon as we get back from Rochester. Ok?

 

HARPAL: Ok.

 

SHOW HARPAL TALKING TO HIS FRIENDS AND GOING INTO ROCHESTER, THEN SHOW HIM COMING OUT (REASONABLY) SHOW HIM ON THE COACH LAUGHING WITH HIS FRIENDS.

SHOW HIM GETTING OF THE COACH AND WAITING OUTSIDE L7, HE CHECKS HIS WATCH, IT IS HALF PAST FIVE.

 

HARPAL: Where is he?

 

He hears a clattering and a yelping noise; he turns around and begins to breathe heavily. He runs opens a cupboard in the corridor, and takes out a hefty text book, and holds it to his right, ready to strike someone.

 

HARPAL: Hello? Hello? I will call the police!

 

He walks forward more, and opens the double doors. He looks straight ahead but know one is there. He looks at the doors to his left, (they are the main doors to the building) they just closed… Harpal gasps, walks to the doors and opens them.

 

HARPAL: Shouldn’t these be locked?

 

He looks across to the main building, where the door has just shut.

 

HARPAL: What the hell? This isn’t funny! Who is that?

 

EXT. SCHOOL BUILDING - 1945

 

It is night-time. HARPAL runs to the main building doors and pushes them open. He goes up two flights of stairs then stops, and stares at a BLUE DOOR, about two metres above the ground, with a PADLOCK on it. It is built into the wall. A mass of GREEN GAS seeps out of it, settles itself on the carpet and makes a large thick BLACK MARK as it burns.

 

HARPAL:

Now that, is just freaky, and really weird…    

 

HARPAL continues up the stairs, but hears footsteps behind him. He takes out a Math’s GCSE textbook from his bag, and when the person emerges, Harpal quickly turns and hits the person hard with the textbook he is holding. The person screams and stumbles back against the wall. It is RORY.

 

HARPAL:

Who the hell are you? And what are you doing here?         

 

RORY:

                 I could ask you the same!

 

 

Rory gets up.

 

HARPAL:

Ok, but I think my reasons would be a lot   more valid then yours.

 

RORY:

                What? How?

 

HARPAL:

I go to school here! And you haven’t    answered my question!

 

RORY:

Nor you mine! Won’t your parents be worried?      

 

HARPAL:

I’ll just say the buses and trains weren’t running.

 

RORY:

TFL?

 

HARPAL:

I’ll say the site crashed after thousands like you tried to find a way home! Don’t get clever with me, I’m not happy and I’m curious at the moment. I also have an 837 page GCSE Math’s textbook! I hate Math’s, and I hope hitting you with it damaged the Algebraic sums as much as they damaged you!

 

AMY:

(SHOUTS) Rory? Was that you screaming?

 

 

RORY steps back from HARPAL as FOOTSTEPS in the distance can be heard.

 

 

HARPAL:

Oh, you’ve got an accomplice? Were you trying to steal the computers? Honestly, they are rubbish anyway! What are you doing here?

 

RORY:

You wouldn’t believe me if I told you.

 

HARPAL:

Try me. I’m a teenager full of Hormonal rubbish and I go to a private boys school. If it’s something interesting and adventurous I’m seriously all ears!

 

            RORY:

Have to say that doesn’t sound like much fun.

 

 

HARPAL raises his EYEBROWS.

 

 

AMY( OUT OF SHOT ):

Rory?

 

 

Amy comes into view. She stops above the blue door.

 

 

AMY:

Whoa! This looks tense. Is that GCSE? That’s got to hurt!

 

 

She cringes.

 

 

RORY:

It did! And, Amy a little help?

 

HARPAL:

Ok, Amy and Rory, what are you both doing here?

 

RORY:

Great, now he knows our names!

 

AMY:

Because we just said them to each other, dummy!

 

HARPAL:

You’re an odd pair. You are obviously here for something you don’t want anyone to know about, as you don’t want me knowing your names. Come on, let us in on this little secret. Interesting.

 

AMY:

Not as interesting as why a child would want to stay here after hours. Interesting?

 

HARPAL:

I-

 

HARPAL looks up, and see’s a mass of GREEN GAS falling, about to land on AMY’S HEAD.

 

 

HARPAL:

Move! Now!

 

AMY:

What why?

 

HARPAL:

Do I have to do everything myself?

 

 

HARPAL runs at her with the textbook raised, AMY screams and BACKS AWAY. AMY lifts her head back up to see HARPAL pointing at the GREEN GAS which narrowly misses her. He stares for a second, and so do AMY and RORY. It hits the carpet and makes a BLACK MARK.

 

 

AMY:

You were gonna hit me! Rory, he was gonna to hit me!

 

RORY:

Join the club.

 

HARPAL:

It was that, or getting a black head on… on your red head! Is that what you’re here about? Cos I’ve been wondering about that for a while.

 

RORY:

Where did it come from?

 

 

HARPAL points to the DOOR and AMY and RORY look up.

 

 

HARPAL:

There. More black marks everyday.

 

 

AMY steps up to the door, stepping on a BLACK PATCH as she goes. When she realises, she lifts her boot up and see’s the black is actually POWDERED DISSOLVED CARPET.

 

 

AMY:

How long for?

 

HARPAL:

Been a couple of months now. I can’t take a sample, because wherever the gas lands it makes s black mark.

 

AMY:

Ugh, anyway, Rory, what did the Doctor specify?

 

Rory gets out a note pad from his back jeans pocket.

 

HARPAL:

The Doctor?

 

AMY:

Seen as though you know the whole team, yeah. The Doctor. He’s our science geek friend, Rory can’t always keep up.

 

RORY:

Will you? Something weird and strange that doesn’t look right, example, a pink banana, blah, blah, blah.

 

HARPAL:

He sounds madder than a science geek.

 

 

AMY jumps up to the door and touches the PADLOCK, she cringes as it BURNS her hand, where a BLACK PATCH APPEARS.

 

RORY:

Amy, are you ok?

 

 

RORY gets up and checks AMY’S HAND.

 

 

AMY:

Yeah, I think, Rory get the Doctor, press that button thing. I think we’ve found it.

 

HARPAL:

Found what?

 

 

RORY pulls out a GREEN BUTTON on a box. He presses it, and about a minute later, they hear footsteps behind them.

 

 

THE DOCTOR (OUT OF SHOT):

It’s me!

 

HARPAL:

‘Me’ being who?

 

 

THE DOCTOR emerges.

 

THE DOCTOR:

Doctor Who!

 

 

THE DOCTOR:

Amy! Rory… but who are you? I don’t know you! Why have you got a child involved? Why is the child even here after hours?

 

 

THE DOCTOR walks up to HARPAL and looks down at him.

 

 

THE DOCTOR:

Extra long detention? I've been there too.                              

 

 

 

He looks at AMY and RORY then back at shocked HARPAL.

 

RORY:

I found him here, and then he hit me with that!

 

 

RORY points to the TEXTBOOK.

 

 

HARPAL:

Detention? Me? Rude! I’m here about that door, and the green gas it seeps! I think you are too.

 

 

RORY walks over to HARPAL and snatches the TEXTBOOK.

 

 

           HARPAL: 

Oy! And excuse me, I am still here you know Doctor man! And still wanting to know why you’re here!

 

THE DOCTOR takes the GCSE book from RORY. THE DOCTOR laughs, and HARPAL snatches it back.

 

 

THE DOCTOR:

GCSE! That takes me back! A few hundred years…

 

 

THE DOCTOR leans down to HARPAL’S level.

 

 

THE DOCTOR:

What’s your name?

 

HARPAL:

Fair cop. Harpal, Harpal Khambay, and I’m not a child… you can get up now.

 

THE DOCTOR smiles and gets up. He takes HARPAL’S hand and shakes it.

 

 

THE DOCTOR:

Well hello! Amy and Rory and I are just checking something out, why don’t you go home?

 

HARPAL:

Don’t play lost child routine with me. I’m not going anywhere until I know why you’re here, and how you got in. I’m checking something out too.

 

                        THE DOCTOR:

You don’t give up easily don’t you?

 

                          HARPAL:

Nobody should in the world we live in.

 

                        THE DOCTOR:

Quite right.

 

AMY swivels HARPAL round and takes the button from RORY.

 

 

AMY:

This button alerts the Doctor, (points to the big green one) and this sensor plate can pick locks when there is pressure applied to it. See?

 

HARPAL nods, THE DOCTOR pushes past, and gets out the SONIC, and he scans the blue door. Everyone else watches and waits for the verdict. AMY stands in front of HARPAL.

 

HARPAL:

Nice bit of tech there. What is it?

 

THE DOCTOR:

               Sonic screwdriver.

 

HARPAL:

               You mean it makes a noise?

 

THE DOCTOR:

And sound waves that can pick locks.

 

HARPAL:

If humanity had technology like that then we’d all know about it. We’d go power-crazy. There’s something you’re not telling me. I think it’s about your origins. Interesting.

 

 

THE DOCTOR laughs.

 

 

THE DOCTOR:

Nice deductions.

 

HARPAL:

Thank you.

 

 

THE DOCTOR turns off the SONIC and steps away from the door.

 

 

THE DOCTOR:

This is it, the portal, the link, it’s here. Behind that door, is the portal planted years and years ago. Behind that door is a hole. A deep dark hole.

 

HARPAL:

Hole? What do you mean? That door has been here for years, nobody knows why. It’s not likely teachers will tell us. Believe me, I tried.

 

THE DOCTOR:

From the statistics I can gather from the sonic, the school left it as it was, then, a crack formed in the hole. So they stuck a door over it, and a padlock, to cover it up. That’s the most they could do without interfering with it, otherwise it could grow and fluctuate.

 

HARPAL:

You better hope not. Why would they cover it up if they didn’t know what it was?

 

AMY:

Who knows. Probably fear.

 

THE DOCTOR:

Something in that hole, is gaining power, look at all the black marks on the floor, it has been opening and leaking energy for some time. Years ago, that hole cracked because the barrier if you like was beginning to split, something is coming. Tonight.

 

HARPAL:

God, I knew there was something funny about the door but not quite that! I’m not one hundred percent gullible. Drama GCSE take you back as well?

 

RORY:

Oy! This is no joke, me, my wife and the Doctor are serious.

 

HARPAL:

Wife? I said I’d believe most things you say, but really? Wait, are we talking the Doctor or Miss Scotland here?

 

AMY:

I’m the wife!

 

 

THE DOCTOR quickly turns.

 

 

THE DOCTOR:

     Stop arguing now please!

 

 

There is a rumble, and the ground and door shudder.

 

 

THE DOCTOR:

               This is it!

 

HARPAL:

               What is?

 

THE DOCTOR:

The portal, it’s reaching the final phase!

 

HARPAL:

Of opening?

 

THE DOCTOR:

Yes! They’re coming through!

 

HARPAL:

I’ll believe it when I see it!

 

AMY:

Doctor!

 

HARPAL:

What is it?

 

THE DOCTOR:

It’s real, that’s what it is! There’s your answer Harpal Khambay! It’s real!

The ground began to vibrate, and lots of green gas leaks out of the door, which flies off, falling down the stairs, revealing a black hole, with a jagged crack through the middle. Amy grabs Rory and Harpal and throws them on the floor next to the wall. Harpal gets squashed in the middle of Amy and Rory. Amy grabs the GCSE book, to try and use it as a shield.

 

AMY: No good!

 

She threw the book at the crack, the book hit a load of green gas, and disappeared leaving a load of black soot on the ground. The Doctor stared in horror, then a load of gas descended on him, and he disappeared, and a large pile of black powder was left in his place.

 

AMY: No! Doctor!

 

RORY: Doctor!

 

HARPAL: What’s happening?

 

AMY: The portal is opening!

 

Then, a group of large aliens, wearing thick spacesuits appear. They have lizard black heads like Iguanas. They’re suits are jet black, with a silver circular structure around their neck. They have long tongue’s like snakes and thy have silver boots with buckles.

 

AMY: Lizard men. Again! You’re not Silurian’s are you?

 

ZELGON: We are cousins of the Silurian’s, we are the Gradean. I am the fleet’s commander Zelgon.

 

While Zelgon talks, Amy, Rory and Harpal slowly get up.

 

ZELGON: After the Silurian’s failed to take Earth, we decided that we shall take it by force!

 

The small squad flicker.

 

RORY: You’re flickering!

 

ZELGON: The portal is not yet fully open, the crack is widening, and soon we shall be able to kill every human! Ha!

 

They flicker and fade.

 

AMY: You know what this means don’t you?

 

RORY: No.

 

HARPAL: Yes, no.

 

AMY: That gas is gonna keep leaking out of that door, and spread, this school is gonna wear away. The Doctor’s gone. We have to stop the Gradean ourselves.

 

QUEUE ENDING TITLES.

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