The TARDIS and the Junkyard

This is the story of how the First Doctor and Susan first left Gallifrey; and more importantly, why he did!!! I have NEVER seen a First Doctor episode, so I'll probably get some stuff wrong. Bear with me. I do not own the Doctor Who characters. Some characters on Gallifrey I made up, some I didn't.


3. Chapter 3

I looked at the interview in the holo-news in shock. Me? Why would they want me? I'm just an old man. Did I do something in my future to anger them? That doesn't sound like something I would do. Time can be rewritten. I made sure from that point on I would never anger, or even interact with the Daleks in any way. Susan was still fiddling with her TARDIS.

"You're never get to get that to work, you know," I told her.  I winced at how mean and cruel that sounded.

"Every failure only motivates me," she said.

Suddenly, she began to fade in and out, her console making that awful groaning noise like a TARDIS makes.

"Grandfather! Help!" she screamed.

"Susan!" I cried, and ran over to her. I couldn't touch her, she was fading away. I touched the console and was disappearing like she was. Except, now it looked different. I could see the very fabric of time and space, as the Time Vortex raged into my very soul. I could feel myself being burned, ripped apart by the awesome power of the Vortex. We were flying through it, the Winds of Space rushing through my hair. 

And then we stopped. My body stopped burning and ripping. Everything was slowly fading into existence, materializing like a TARDIS. It all become solid and I stood up.

"Where are we?" asked Susan, hyperventilating.

"Did you put a scanner on your console?" I asked.

"N-no," she replied sheepishly. "I was going to tomorrow."

I sighed. We looked around the room we were in. There lots of bookshelves. I looked a window. It was night, so I could barely make out any shapes. We explored the room until we came across a computer.

"Computer, where are we?" I asked it.

"The Library," it said in a monotone female voice.

"What's...the Library?" I asked.

"The biggest library in the Universe. Covering the whole planet, it contains every book ever written by humanity, and other organisms on Earth capable of literacy."

"Where's all the people?" I asked.

"4,022 people have been saved. No survivors."

"What is THAT supposed to mean?" I asked angrily.

"4,022 people have been saved. No survivors."

"How can people be SAVED if there were no SURVIVORS?" I roared.

"4,022 people have been saved. No survivors."

I kicked the computer. "You've developed a fault, stupid thing!"

"Physical maintenance does not eliminate faults. Scanning for faults...none detected."

I sighed. Then I had an idea. "Tell me everything about the Doctor."

"The Doctor is a Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey, also known as the Shining World of the Seven Systems. He stole a TARDIS with his granddaughter Susan Foreman..."

"My last name isn't Foreman..."

"...for reasons unknown. He traveled with many different companions over the course of his life, including Sarah Jane Smith, Rose Tyler, Donna Noble, and Amelia Pond. He has saved the whole of reality from total destruction at least 7 times, but has thought to have saved it many more times. He has also saved quintillions of lives over the course of his adventures in the TARDIS. He shall perish on Trenzalore."

"What? How?" I asked.

"Silence will fall when the question is asked."

"What's the question?"

"The oldest question. The question that must never be answered. The first question in the Universe."

"What's the question?" I asked, trembling with excitement.


I sighed. "Come one, Susan, back home."

The computer spoke once more. "A message has been found in CAL's databank."

"What is it?"

"They've come. They're everywhere. In the shadows. The shadows. For God's sake, count the shadows. Message ends."

I widened my eyes in terror. "Let's go, Susan, right now."

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