Chapter Three

Davros glided back and forth while he thought over what he had done. He did that for the better part of an hour and then went back to the wall and opened the window back up. He sat there staring out at the black nothingness. While he did he suddenly felt someone staring at him. He swiveled his chair around and noticed a Dalek was jerking his eyestalk away from him.

"What were you doing?" he growled.

"NOTHING CREATOR!"

"You were looking at me, weren't you?"

"NO CREATOR. I WAS LOOKING AT THE DOOR!"

"Why do I not believe…"

His mouth dropped open when the Dalek glided away.

"Come back here! I was addressing you, Dalek! I am your creator! You will listen to me!"

He sat there in stunned silence while the Dalek glided on out the door. While he stared at him, the Doctor's words came back into his mind.

"I've got the word for it. You're the Dalek's pet!"

"I am no one's pet!" he spat out.

Fuming, he went to find the Supreme Dalek.

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Everyone lay in their cells thoroughly bored out of their minds. There was nothing to do and nowhere to go and nothing to look at except the walls of their cells. The Doctor lay on his side while Rose lay up against him. Everyone else sat in the same places. A couple of people tried to start up conversations but there was nothing much to talk about and no one felt like talking anyway.

"So, this is how it ends," Mickey finally said. "We all die of boredom and Davros wins."

"Well, I for one am not gonna sit here and be bored. If there's no entertainment, I say we make our own and amuse ourselves," Jack said, hopping up.

Everyone stared at him while he cleared his throat.

"Okay, I'll start out and everyone divide into groups and jump in at the end of each round. Row, row, row your boat, gently down the stream. Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily life is but a dream. Row, row, row, your boat…Gently…um, someone else was supposed to start just then."

Everyone stared at him silently.

"No? Okay…um…Kumbaya my lord, kumbaya. Kumbaya my lord, kumbaya. Kumbaya my lord, kumbaya. Oh lord, kumbaya."

He sighed when no one responded.

"Look, I'm just trying to entertain everyone since we're basically stuck here with nothing to do. I know everything in creation is gone but we need to look past that and keep our hopes up so we can get outta here like the Doctor said."

He pointed to the teens in the other cell.

"At least keep yourselves happy for their sake," he said.

They all looked at each other. Donna shrugged and walked over to him.

"Don't go breakin' my heart," she sang.

Jack smiled.

"I couldn't if I tried."

"Oh darling, if I get restless."

"Oh baby, you're not that kind," Jack sang back.

The others watched quietly while they sang Don't Go Breakin' My Heart together. Once they were finished, everyone clapped politely while they bowed.

"Now see, we can do things like that and keep ourselves entertained and sane," Jack said. "We'll show those Daleks that they can't break our wills!"

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Davros glided off the lift onto the upper level. As he glided along he noticed more Daleks staring at him but quickly looking away when they made eye contact. He also saw a few of them clustered together whispering to each other. When he neared them, they immediately shut up and stood completely still until he went past and then they went back to whispering.

Davros finally found the Supreme Dalek resting on his dais.

"What is going on here, supreme one?"

He looked at his creator.

"I DO NOT UNDERSTAND THE QUESTION, CREATOR."

"I want to know why the Daleks are staring at me and whispering to each other and shutting up when I pass by them. What is going on?"

"I HAVE NO IDEA, CREATOR! I AM NOT AWARE OF THE DALEKS DOING THAT!"

"They've been doing since I've left the vault and came up here!"

"I'M SORRY CREATOR. I HAVEN'T MOVED FROM THIS SPOT SO I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT!"

Davros paused a moment.

"Am I your pet, supreme one?"

Supreme Dalek stared at him.

"I DO NOT UNDERSTAND, CREATOR."

The Doctor told me that you kept me in the vault because I was your pet. Am I?"

The Dalek stared at him.

"NO CREATOR. YOU ARE THE ONE WHO MADE US. WE HOLD YOU IN THE HIGHEST RESPECT. DO NOT LISTEN TO THE DOC-TOR. HE IS WRONG!"

Davros smiled.

"I thought as much. I am Davros, lord and master of the Daleks. I am no one's pet!"

"NO, YOU ARE NOT, CREATOR. YOU ARE OUR LORD AND MASTER. WE SERVE YOU FAITHFULLY!"

"Excellent. Carry on, supreme one!"

"YES, CREATOR!"

Supreme Dalek watched while he glided off. When he was out of earshot he looked around at two Daleks who were hiding in the shadows. All of them snickered and shook their domes while they made fun of him and made barking noises.

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Davros decided to go visit his captives and see how they were doing. This time he passed by the Daleks who were looking away and giggling and gossiping under his breath but he ignored it since he knew now it wasn't directed at him. After all, he was their creator and they venerated him and supported him no matter what he did.

"Dalek Caan is insane," he muttered to himself as he glided down to the cell block. "He doesn't know what he's talking about when he calls me an idiot so I can excuse his behavior. After all, his mind was fried rescuing me from the Time War so I can forgive him for his insane outbursts."

He glided into a corridor and noticed a Dalek coming the other way. Suddenly the Dalek veered slightly to the left and banged into his chair.

"Watch it!" Davros growled.

The Dalek stopped and swiveled his dome around.

"FORGIVE ME CREATOR, IT WAS AN ACCIDENT!" he said.

"Watch yourself in the future."

"YES, CREATOR."

He glided away while the Dalek snickered softly and went on his way.

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Davros neared the cells eager to gloat and taunt the Doctor.

"Perhaps a bit of Time Lord humiliation will cheer me up."

He neared the cells and paused when he suddenly heard singing. He frowned as he glided closer.

"Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree.
Merry, merry king of the bush is he.
Laugh kookaburra, laugh kookaburra,
gay your life must be."

He stopped in the darkness just beyond the cells and saw all of them singing aloud in their cells while the immortal child stood up and led them in the sing-a-long. He sat there shaking his head for a moment thinking how pathetic all of them were. He listened a moment more before he turned and left them while they started to sing The Lion Sleeps Tonight.

He headed back up the corridor.

"I must undo what I did," he muttered to himself. "I must find more people to subjugate and rule other than the musical idiots in the cell blocks. I must find a way to restore the universe, I…"

He grunted when another Dalek banged into his chair.

"I AM SORRY CREATOR. I DID NOT LOOK WHERE I WAS GOING, THAT WAS AN ACCIDENT!" the Dalek said.

"Strange how there are a lot of accidents lately along with a lot of whispered words and accusing stares!"

The Dalek stared at him, lifted his plunger and gun in a kind of shrug and glided away before Davros could say anything more. Davros watched him go and shaking his head, he glided off muttering under his breath about teaching disrespectful Daleks a lesson.