The Bird (Doctor Who Fanfic) Chapter 15Chapter 15: Watched and Caught
“Does it concern you at all that we haven’t seen any Cybermen yet?” I asked.
“Yeah,” he replied. “That’s not usually how they work. It sort of feels like we’re-”
“Walking into a trap?” I said. “That’s exactly what we’re doing. I vote we use the ventilation shaft to move around without getting caught. Sure, the Cybermen could be anywhere and have probably already scanned and found us, but they can’t really fit in the ventilation shaft. They’re really bulky.”
“Er, okay,” he said, again looking a little astonished that I had thought it up that fast. “But why would they have ventilation shafts? Cybermen don’t need to breathe.”
“Probably for their delivery man,” I said bitterly, thinking of the man who had tried to kidnap me. The Doctor nodded.
The Bird (Doctor Who Fanfic) Chapter 14Chapter 14:
“Looks even grosser down there than I thought it would,” I muttered.
“What did you expect?” said the Doctor. “It’s a sewer.”
“Well, let’s just go,” I said. “It’s not going to change how bad it smells no matter how long we wait.”
“Here, I’ll go first,” he said, stepping forward.
“Why?” I asked.
“So I can catch you before you end up in the gunk,” he said.
“I can handle it, Doc,” I laughed. “I’m not going to die from wading in muck.”
Before he could protest, I was climbing the ladder into the manhole, seeing the last of the deep, black sky for quite some time.
I tried not to think about what was on this ladder. Decades of crap were caked onto the rungs, complete with slime and the occasional dead slug. I took deep
The Bird (Doctor Who Fanfic) Chapter 13Chapter 13: Change
“Let’s get this over with,” I muttered, trying to make what I was about to do seem less terrifying.
I was standing in the console room, holding the watch. I had seen nearly a hundred different rooms, all in totally different styles, all in the same little blue box. It was a little scary just how big it was on the inside. And after that, I’d emptied out my backpack, hanging up my vintage rock band posters, putting my clothes in the wardrobe I hadn’t known existed. It had been a completely invisible door in the wall, opened by one of the light switches. It had been a very big surprise when the Doctor had demonstrated for me. And now, I was sealing it all with one last “moving in” action.
“Do you want me to go for a while?” asked the Doctor.
“Only if you want to,” I said. “But you’re welcome to stay.”
The Bird (Doctor Who Fanfic) Chapter 12Chapter 12: A Beginning
I fiddled with the locket Bailey had given me for my birthday the years ago. This would probably be the last time I ever saw her. I was scared. How was I supposed to explain that she couldn’t visit me where I was moving? And how I’d just happened to get adopted after all these years. Would she even believe me if I told her I was getting adopted?
“Could you come with me? I don’t want to go alone.” My heart was beating fast, faster than I could believe. But I had made my decision. I had chose.
“Until the end,” he whispered, taking my hand and giving it a squeeze. My heart stopped beating hard and fast, fluttering instead. This feeling had come to me hundreds of times in the past two weeks. Always the fluttering heart and the weightless feeling. I wasn’t sure if I could explain it, but for some reason, I liked the way it felt. Maybe that was part of why I wanted to stay. The wond
The Bird (Doctor Who Fanfic) Chapter 11Chapter 11: Decision
“Let her sleep, but wake her up every two hours. And every so often, she’ll need fresh ice. Her shoulder should be fine, but she will need pain medication every six hours. Her ankle should stay elevated until it’s fully healed. And don’t let her read or watch telly or anything until she has recovered from her concussion. Don’t leave her alone.”
The Doctor nodded. Both of them thought I was asleep. Martha left the room, not looking back. The Doctor stayed, sitting by my head. I closed my eyes as he looked at me, not sure if I wanted him to know I was awake. I felt his hand against my cheek.
“Are you going to stay?” he whispered, knowing I wouldn’t answer. I pretended to smile in my sleep. Even though I couldn’t see him, I could tell his expression softened. I think I will. I think I will…
“Can’t I go do something?” I was sick of
The Bird (Doctor Who Fanfic) Chapter 10Chapter 10: Stay or Go
“Owwwww.” I clutched the mattress, trying not to cringe. Why did antiseptic have to hurt so bad?
“You okay?” He must’ve seen how tense I was, because he immediately stopped dabbing it on. It wasn’t how he applied it that was a problem. His fingers on each and every scratch were so gentle, I could hardly feel them. What hurt so badly was what he was putting on them.
“It’s just the antiseptic,” I said, holding a tissue to my nose to stop the bleeding. “I’m guessing it’s a little stronger than your average peroxide.”
“If it hurts too much, we can just use water,” he said immediately, putting the cotton ball he had in his fingers down.
He was always so gentle and kind, immediately trying to help if I looked tense. It was a foreign concept to me. I had never had someone care about me like that, stressing out if I wa
The Bird (Doctor Who Fanfic) Chapter 9Chapter 9: Kidnapped
The alley was dark, especially since it was evening. We were right across from a dumpster. I could smell it, even through the hand over my face. I was scared, but I knew I’d have to make a plan. What this person wanted from me, I didn’t know, but I sure as hell wasn’t going to let him get it.
My kidnapper dragged me further down the alleyway. It was so dark, I could hardly see, and I couldn’t scream through the person’s hand. The light from the street was fading quickly. Just when I was thinking that the alley must have had an end somewhere, my kidnapper stopped.
My kidnapper crushed me against the brick wall as whoever it was dug some keys from his or her pocket and shoved them into what sounded like a keyhole. He or she had removed his or her hand from my face to do so. Realizing I was going to end up inside that door, I did the one thing I knew the Doctor would be able to hear. I screamed. I sc