The Tardis was crashing down to Earth...again.
The Doctor was at the Tardis console, trying desperately to regain control of his time machine. He knew that he should have thought of a better escape plan before blowing up the Cybermen`s flagship containing highly dangerous Neutrino-Z energy with the Tardis still inside, although it was too late now.
"Please, old girl," the Doctor begged to the Tardis as the cloister bell started to ring, "Keep calm, everything will be fine...I think."
The old time machine abruptly turned upside-down in response and the madman ended up smashing his head against the overhead workings. As he was falling unconscious, the Doctor heard a noise of some of the Tardis`s inner machinery shutting down and then the sound of the Tardis dematerializing.
Everything went black.
The Doctor opened his eyes.
"Ouch..." he picked himself from the floor and staggered over to the Tardis console to run a system diagnostic. "I`m okay, thanks for asking..."
He frowned as he looked at the console monitor.
"Hmm...it seems, old girl, that after you gave my head a little bang, you took a little spin in the time vortex and somehow landed safely at...somewhere, despite suffering damage from the flagship`s explosion. Oh, when I said safely, I mean that you seem to have multiple temporal system failures, massive damage to your inner mechanisms, several glitches in your new multiversal time-travel mainframe, and burnt down almost half of the library. Why would you do that to the poor library? I mean, think of all those books I would have to fix up! Still, you would still be able to travel across space in a day, although we would have to wait about...ah...eight-and-a-half days before you would be able to time-travel or use your multiversal-travel abilities..."
The Tardis beeped in response.
"Oh, we are in a parallel universe again?" the Doctor asked as he began shutting off non-critical Tardis systems, such as the perception filter, to conserve the Tardis`s energy reserves.
There was another beep.
I know, dear..." the alien said as he shut off the monitor and headed towards the Tardis doors. "Non-interference in other universes, unless absolutely necessary. I never broke that rule, haven`t I?"
The Tardis was silent, almost as if waiting for him to answer his own question.
"Okay, fine." the Doctor admitted, "I have intervened before, only almost never in any significant way that would affect other universes` timelines. Anyway, shouldn`t you be starting to repair yourself while I take a look around to see where we are?"
The Doctor opened the Tardis doors, stepped out, and took a look around.
"Ah..." the Doctor said, a little worriedly. "This...is somewhat bad."
Ruby Rose and the rest of Team RWBY were taking an early evening walk across the main front avenue of Beacon Academy. There was a calm, yet joyful atmosphere in the air as the Vytal Festival was coming at the end of the year and with Blake`s recent revelation as a cat faunus, the entire team was now more open to each other.
Ruby looked over at her entire team. Weiss Schnee was talking quietly to Blake Belladonna and her older sister, Yang Xiao Long was walking a little bit slowly behind while secretly glancing at some handsome boys passing by. Ruby smiled to herself and then she saw something hidden by a few trees in the distance near a long cliffside.
A blue box.
Ruby stopped in her tracks. "Um...is anyone else seeing the blue box?"
The rest of Team RWBY stopped and looked at her strangely.
"What blue box?" Weiss asked.
"There." Ruby pointed.
"I...don`t see anything." Blake said quietly.
Ruby started running towards the cliffside.
"Ruby, where are you going?" Yang called.
The rest of Team RWBY ran after her.
Ruby stared at the blue box in front of her. The memory of an eccentric man in a blue scarf from a long time ago slowly came to her mind.
Ruby turned around to see her teammates standing in front of her.
"Ruby, I don`t see what blue box you`re talking about." Blake said, in a slightly worried tone.
"What? It`s over there!" Ruby exclaimed, pointing at the blue box.
"I only see the cliffside!" Weiss snapped. "Have you banged your head or something?"
"Hey, be nice, " Yang said to Weiss, then she looked at Ruby. "Sis, are you okay?"
"You guys can`t see it? I`ve seen it before when I met..." Ruby hesitated.
"When you met...who?" Blake asked.
"I...promised I won`t tell anyone about him..." Ruby replied quietly.
"Who in the world are you talking about!?" Weiss demanded.
"I - " Ruby started, then her teammates all backed away in surprise as, to them, the air shimmered and the blue box suddenly became 'visible'.
Ruby pushed her teammates behind a few nearby trees and peeked out. She instinctively started to reach behind her for her Crescent Rose before stopping. She glanced at her her teammates, who were also peeking out of the trees. The members of Team RWBY, except for Ruby herself, all quietly took out their weapons and prepared to attack.
The doors of the blue box slowly opened and a familiar man stepped out. Ruby heard her all of her teammates gasp at the same time.
The man looked around and then said to himself, "Ah...this is somewhat bad."