A/N: Uploaded earlier than I thought I would, because one particular reviewer nagged me. (Thanks, Time Lady 802379). Well, just a quick re-cap on the events of Sky Riders.

Disclaimer: I don't own Doctor Who - and anyone who says otherwise shall be kidnapped by Sky Riders.




There was a war.

And it wasn't a little war either; it was a full-blown planet-wide assault. There had been no warning, and now, there could be no solution.

It was not a fair fight.

It was a slaughter.

"We want only one thing. We want the Time Lord. We want the Doctor."

"And what do we get in return?"

The lead creature leant closer to the screen. "Your planet will be spared."

"We have not heard of this 'Time Lord' you speak of," he said.

"You lie!" The creature was shouting now, paying no attention to what the Sergeant was trying to say. "This planet will suffer until he is given to us."

"Great job," Brittany hissed, as the Doctor lead her towards a stairwell. "You've just landed us in the middle of a war."

"No chance of a quiet night out?" Brittany asked resignedly, sitting down next to him.

"No. We have to find out what's going on here." The Doctor leant back and rested his feet on the chair opposite him. "There's something wrong. I can feel it."

"Faster!" the Doctor shouted, ducking instinctively as shots rang out. Brittany cried out and tripped, hands clutching at her leg. The Doctor paused long enough to see that the soldiers only had stun guns, which meant they were trying to capture the pair, but whether that was a good or bad thing he didn't know.

"I'll come back for you, I promise," the Doctor called out, reaching the foot of the stairs and taking them two at a time.

He wasn't just going to let them kidnap Brittany. He was just starting to like her, and besides, he had made a promise to both her and Sally, and he wasn't a man that went back on his word.

"Welcome, Captain Harvey, to Tiger Base Three."

The Doctor grinned widely, not doing anything to allay her fears. "That's me. Could you indulge a madman's curiosity, and tell me who these Sky Riders are?"

The woman shrugged, deciding that the Doctor had completely lost his mind, and nothing she did would help him find it. "They're from up there," she said, pointing at the sky.


She nodded. "At least, we think so. No one has actually seen what they look like and come back alive."

The Doctor pouted. "Aww, don't be like that," he said jamming his hands into his pockets. "Life's no fun if you're like that. Well, anyway, where was I?" He paused, deep in though.

"That's right!" he exclaimed, snapping his fingers. "Take me to your leader!"

There was a second flash of blue light, and the two aliens disappeared, taking the Doctor with them.

There was a long, drawn out moment of deathly silence, then the double doors blew off their hinges in a shower of green sparks. And there, standing in the doorway, was a whole squadron of Sky Riders.

"Thoraln," the Doctor realised, "the Sky Riders are Thoraln. But, how?"

"Hold on," he whispered, eyes watering, "that's Audek radiation. But that's brilliant! Use the radiation energy as a carrier to transfer life energy from a target into a converter, where it can be changed into electricity! I would congratulate the creator if it wasn't so unethical, and I wasn't about to be sucked dry of life energy…" He trailed off after he realised what he had just said.

"Ah, bad," he had time to squeak before the excruciating pain began.

The Doctor screamed.