The fog that clouded Amy's head began to clear only to be replaced by searing pain. Her hearing grew clearer as she heard low rumbling voices. Her eyelids fluttered open and the bright clinical lights dazzled her.
"The female is awakening." a voice drawled through the clearing fog that still enveloped Amy's consciousness. She forced her mind to sharpen as the room shuddered into focus.
Before her stood a tall man all in black, sporting a billowing cape; then he was swiftly joined by three other identically dressed men. Amy found herself handcuffed to a railing and she could tell that there was something very wrong with her. The pain in her head seared and she was pretty sure that she had broken her leg along with a few of her ribs. She could also feel a hot trickle down the side of her face. Whatever had happened it was not good and yet she had no recollection of the events leading up to this.
A whimper escaped her lips as she shifted her weight slightly and she resigned herself to remaining still. Where was the Doctor? And what had left her in this much pain? She could feel it all now and it was worse than anything she could have ever imagined.
"Your friend is looking for you, girl." Spat the man who appeared to have the most authority. "But I wouldn't get your hopes up if I were you, we have him surrounded!" He sounded thrilled at the thought.
"No.....don't...you can't..." Amy struggled to get any words out and she could taste blood in her mouth.
"If only he hadn't been so foolish, you would be safe." Drawled a second man, "Alas he stuck his nose in business that does not concern him and so we made sure he paid dearly. We saw you as our best way of getting to him and so here we are." Amy coughed, moaning in pain as the man continued. "Our operation is strictly none of your friends business and hopefully this...episode will show him that we are deadly serious. Ah!" he exclaimed, "He is here."
Amy was getting colder and colder, her body aching with every shiver. She forced her eyes open to see the Doctor just once more, that would be fine, just one more time, stay strong a little longer and she can tell him she doesn't blame him and she...The door in the next room burst open and she could hear the voice of the Doctor calling her name.
"Amy? Where is she? I want my friend back and then I want you to leave." His tone was, as usual, clear, calm and full of authority.
"Doctor..m'here." Amy let the whisper pass her lips. He was so close, can't let go now!
"Amy?!" His voice grew closer, still containing hope, he had yet to see her. And then the darkness clouded her consciousness.