Chapter Eleven - River and the Rescue

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Author's Note: I just want to thank you all for contuining to read and embracing my madness! We hit 1,000 during the American premiere of "Asylum of the Daleks" and that was pretty swell! Thanks for all the support, you guys! Also, I can safely say that soon enough The Brave One will be taking it's turn toward the end. Still a few parts to go, not sure how many yet, and the ending's plotted but not written! Hopefully things will become apparent soon enough! Yay! Thanks for reading, voting and commenting, loves!

Oh and as a treat, I'm going to include a song on the side, "Drumming Song" by Florence + the Machine. My friends and I totally believe it's about the Master. But I also love the song, and it's sadly poetic for Fallon's own pounding. Oh, and that doesn't make her the Master, hahah! <3




“I LIED!” We come to a halt, reaching the edge of a cliff. Why do we always seem to get ourselves into more trouble than we can handle? Guess it’s keeping me in shape, then. We turn our backs to the cliff, our feet toying with the loose earth at the edge. I can see the Algolians charging towards us. And when I say charging…it’s more of a stumbling, really. They have no eyes and they are hunting us down by vibrations. When we were running, the vibrations of the Earth beneath our feet made us easy to follow. However, now we’re standing still at the edge of the cliff and they can hardly sense us. I think, but I’m really just taking a shot in the dark here.


“Shh!” He flings his hand up and smacks his index finger over my lips. We stare in silence at the Algolians; a rather hideous race, actually. Blind and repulsive, they have a slimy, scaly exterior and three legs, only really walking on two. I’m still not sure what the third one is for…my foot slips at the dirt gives way beneath it. The Algolians pick up the vibrations and head closer to us. I can smell their marshy, rotten secretions.

“You trust me, right?” The Doctor asks.

I turn my head slowly to look at him, “Unfortunately.”

“Don’t stop now!” He grabs my hand, “GERONIMO!” and steps backwards off the cliff, pulling me with him. He pulls me close to his chest and laughs whilst I scream my head off.

There is a flash of blue in the blur of falling and then I can feel walls around us and then impact. But not exactly what I was expecting. Water splashes around us and the Doctor still holds me close. My feet touch the bottom and I push up off of his, clawing for air. The Doctor pulls me to the surface and when we breach the surface I rub my eyes and gasp for air. I look at around, confused and thrashing. The Doctor shushes me and tries to hold me still.

"Where are we?" I gasp, looking around.

"The TARDIS!" He exclaims with sick glee. I look around. "In the pool, obviously."

"Oh, obviously!" I have to laugh. I suppose I should be relieved we're not dead after he pulled me off a cliff. I push him off of me as he's still holding me like he's afraid I'm about to drown. He watches me nervously. "I'm fine!"

I splash him and then start to swim to the edge--it definitely looks further away now then it did just a moment before. Bloody Time Lord technology. I turn to look at the Doctor and he squirts water into my face, prompting me to reach out and mess up his voluminous hair, already plastered to his face and giving him the appearance of a wet dog. We both laugh hard and I sink under the water and slick my hair back off my face. When I resurface the Doctor is gone. I turn and my arm smacks against the ladder that was not right there before. The Doctor is clinging to the other side of the ladder and I push him out of my way to get on the ladder and I finally get out of the pool and he follows. We stand there and drip profusely, completely soaking wet.