|The Final Experiment
Author: TheChildOfTheTardis PM
The Doctor and River Song are going out on a date. But the Tardis has other ideas and they end up landing on an asteroid that mysteriously hums with power. They soon discover that they've stumbled into one of the Rani's masterplans. But what secrets are being hidden in her lab? What exactly is the final experiment? And what will the concquences be when River meets another Timelord?Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Fantasy - 11th Doctor & River Song/Melody P. III - Chapters: 4 - Words: 4,173 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 08-20-12 - Published: 08-11-12 - Status: Complete - id: 8417265
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The Final Experiment
The Rani wasn't really going to bring back the Timelords. Who would want to bring back the pompous, self opinionated, closed minded "guardians of time" she thought. But she River would be useful for the final experiment and this was just the snare to pull her in.
"Can I help you?" asked River who'd fallen for the bait and walked right into the Rani's trap. The Doctor couldn't believe it was the Rani really going to bring back the Timelords when they'd exiled her and she ran away from the war? And River really fallen for the Rani's plan? The Doctor knew that besides him she'd never met another Timelord but would she really side with the Rani? The Doctor needed to know more about the final experiment to begin to get close to the answers of his questions.
"And how are you going to go about bringing the Timelords back?" he asked trying to dig deeper into the many layers of the final experiment.
"I am going to rebuild Timelord DNA , then create a new physical Timelord body for the DNA go in from scratch." the Rani explained.
"But thats impossible isn't it? Any way you've never created life before only manipulated other species." asked a sceptical Doctor.
"It's not impossible Doctor if you're one of the most brilliant scientists the universe has ever seen. Yes I've never created life from scratch before but that's why this is the final experiment. It's my greatest triumph and that's why it's involved around 2135 research experiments to ensure it's success." The Doctor was seeing more and more just how unhinged the Rani was and River had just walked into her trap.
"Well Rani as brilliant as this sound how are you going to do this with Vashta Nerada on the lose?" The Doctor had secretly been scanning the tanks to find which was the nearest empty one to the one that had the Vashta Nerada in it. With luck the tank right next to the Vashta Nerada was currently empty so he pointed the Sonic Screwdriver at it shattered the glass and made a run for it in the confusion. He wasn't actually going to release the Vashta Nerada in the the dark lab that would be suicidal and he wasn't willing to risk River with just to prove a point. But there was something about the Rani that was not right and he needed to find out maybe her Tardis held the answers. He ran off into the body of her Tardis.
In the darkness of the Rani's lab it was hard to tell if the Doctor had really released the Vashta Nerada or not. But to be on the safe side the Rani had activated a containment field around both herself and River.
"I'm scanning the lab to see where the Vashta Nerada are but I'm only picking them up in the tank." said River
"It's possible that the Doctor may not actually have released them whilst he can be infuriating he isn't stupid."
"Can we move about in these containment fields?" asked River.
"Should be able to if I can just adapt the settings." The Rani fiddled with her controls. "There we can move about now."
The Rani and River Song moved around the lab to get closer to the tank with the Vashta Nerada had been in. When they arrived they discovered that the Vashta Nerada where indeed still in the tank and the Doctor had shattered a near by tank which had been empty.
"So he deliberately didn't release them." River realised that the Doctor had a plan.
The Doctor had been wondering around the Tardis for a while now and he was getting confused. He was fairly sure that it wasn't dimensional transcendental. In fact it seemed smaller than it had on the outside. Yet there was definitely bits of Timelord technology and parts of Tardies. But to had more confusion some of the technology wasn't of Gallifreyan origin it was from the Daleks, the Cybermen and the Silence. Then to had even more confusion there was a lot of Sontaran tech involved particularly the various consoles. The Doctor was beginning to wonder if this was actually a Tardis at all. It seemed more like a Sontaran attempt to manufacture a time machine that was based on a Tardis. The Doctor wondered over to a console wondering if it held any answers as to the origin of this vestal. It confirmed that this was a ship of Sontaran origin but it also contained something much more shocking.
I hope everyone enjoyed that. Please leave a review to let me know how I'm doing and if you have any suggestions. I got a bit stuck on what to write in this chapter so I hope what I came up with was ok. I'm a bit worried that I'm not writing River right. Finally I'm probably going to leave this story for a couple of weeks to focus on one-shot drabbles and a special story to celebrate new Who on TV I'll try and return to this as fast as I can but I'm not going to make any promises.