Doctor Who and the Great Kaiju War
Chapter 01: Other Earth
Disclaimer: Doctor Who is owned by the BBC. Godzilla is owned by Toho. I wish I owned either.
Amy Pond stood leaning back against the TARDIS console. She twirled her red hair around her finger, "So where are we going Doctor? You won't tell us." Rory Williams held his wife's free hand but watched the Doctor throwing numerous switches and levers.
"Somewhere fantastic," the Doctor grinned, "c'mon Sexy, let's take the kids on a vacation." Amy shook her head. She always found it so weird when he spoke to the TARDIS, let alone his name for her.
"Fantastic or dangerous?" Rory asked though with the Doctor both were the same.
The Doctor smiled as he stood before Rory and Amy. "In a universe filled with infinite planets and infinite possibilities the chance of second Earth filled with humans does exist! Amy and Rory, may I present to you, OTHER EARTH!" The sound of the TARDIS landing filled their ears. Very excited the Doctor ran to the doors. In one fluid motion he threw them open and stood speechless.
The city before them was a desolate wasteland. "What happened here Doctor?" Amy asked stepping past him. "Where are we?"
"The scans on the TARDIS said this was Tokyo, Japan." The Doctor murmured.
"What happened here?" Rory asked. He chose not to ask how there was another Japan or if the rest of the continents were identical as well.
"I believe I can answer that Doctor," a familiar voice called out. The Doctor's eyes widened even before the circular creature flew down in front of them. It was a slim metal sphere with a screen built into it. The screen flashed to life and an all too familiar face stared into the Doctor's eyes. "Welcome."
"It's not possible," the Doctor whispered.
"Who is that?" asked Amy.
"The Master..." stuttered the Doctor in astonishment.
"That is Master Emperor now Doctor," the Master smiled at them, "I see you've found new friends. Would you like to meet one of mine?"
"Amy, Rory, get back in the TARDIS now." The Doctor ordered.
"That's no fun," The Master chuckled, "did you not miss me, Doctor?"
"But how? You were dying? You were time locked?" The Doctor asked, noting Amy and Rory hadn't moved an inch.
"A story for another day Doctor," the Master laughed, rhythmically tapping his fingers on the desk he sat behind, "you see old friend, for now you are standing on one of the new friends I wished for you to meet." The earth beneath the Doctor's feet began to move. The TARDIS began to sink into a rapidly growing hole, before it disappeared entirely.
"Run!" The Doctor shouted to Amy and Rory, leaping off the rising rocks. They did not have to be told twice and followed suite. All the while the Master laughed. Two great stone hands, each finger being larger than the TARDIS, broke from the ground. Using them the great beast tore itself from the earth. Its body began to glow, burning magma coursing through it like the blood in a human's veins.
"He must be 98 meters tall," the Doctor yelled with a big smile on his face.
"Could you pretend not to be excited?" Amy shouted back.
"But look at him," the Doctor grinned, "he's beautiful!"
"And trying to kill us," Rory added as the three ran.
"What about the TARDIS?" Amy asked, turning a corner hoping buildings would give them some cover.
"She's a tough old girl," the Doctor replied following her, "she'll be fine."
"And us?" Rory asked grimly.
"Well let's look at the facts," the Doctor slid over the hood of a wrecked car like he was in an old episode of the Dukes of Hazzard, "The Master is back. He is controlling that monster, most likely by some kind of neural telekinetic wibly wobbly connection, we have no TARDIS, and we don't know where we are."
"And you still sound excited," Amy smiled.
"This is amazing!" The Doctor exclaimed.
"In here," two voices called out.
"What was that?" Rory whispered stopping in his tracks. The ground itself quivered as the creature chasing them neared.
"Help hopefully," the Doctor replied.
"Follow our voice," the two said very clearly.
"This way," Amy pointed down an alley. The three ran, the stone beast looming closer with each second. "In here," Amy ordered her boys pulling open a door. A small hatch was on the floor of an empty room. It was locked. The Doctor pulled his sonic screwdriver from his pocket and pointed it at the lock. With a flash of emerald light, the mechanism opened.
"Inside both of you," The Doctor ordered. While they went down, he peaked his head outside just in time to see the monster slammed its claws down on the roofs of both buildings. The mortar shattered under its weight and strength. The Doctor turned and dove down the hatch. He hit the ground with a soft thud as debris blocked the entrance he had just come through. Luckily, the hatch was small and evidently the foundation of the building was strong.
"Come on Doctor," Rory extended his hand to help his friend up, "nowhere to go but forward now."
"You two should have stayed in the TARDIS," the Doctor replied angrily as he stood.
"And been eaten alive?" Amy gasped.
"Emergency Program 1 would have activated," he replied coldly, walking off, "it would have sent the two of you home safely."
"And left you here," Rory whispered grabbing the Doctor's shoulder. Amy took his hand.
"We aren't going to leave you when you need us Doctor. Who is the Master?" Amy held him tightly, not letting him move on.
"He's a Time Lord like me," was all that the Doctor said.
"But he's mean, yeah?" Amy asked.
"The Master has as of now been executed by the Daleks, taken over the bodies of humans, controlled the world for a year using the bodies of every human alive at the end of time, died in my arms, brought back the time lords, and sacrificed himself to the time vortex, in that order." The Doctor pulled away walking deeper down the long tunnels.
"Any idea how he is alive now?" Rory sighed his question, not wanting to upset the Doctor in this state.
"He could have escaped the vortex. He could have used a Deathworm, which are symbiotic creatures used to escape death. There are a million different ways he could have come back," it was the Doctor's turn to sigh, "if anyone can cheat Death itself, it is the Master." The walk turned silent. The Doctor didn't want to talk and Amy and Rory were afraid to anger him. The long hallway turned to a downward slope, leading deeper underground.
"Welcome," the two voices chirped in unison. As the trio rounded a corner they saw a well-lit shrine with two tiny women standing on its surface. Each was small enough to fit in a human's palm.
"Well hello," the Doctor replied straightening his bow-tie, "I'm the Doctor and these are the Ponds, Amy and Rory."
"We know who you are Doctor," the twins sang, "we have been waiting for you."
"For me?" Both nodded at his words.
"You are the only one who can stop the Master," the two girls spoke in unison, "we need your help."
"Well then you've got it ladies, but may I ask who you are?"
"We are the Cosmos, servants of Mothra."
"And who is Mothra? A God? A person?"
"And that creature before," Amy added, "what was it?"
"The creature you saw is named Obsidius. Mothra is our mistress. We serve her and she protects the Earth. Since the Master arrived, he has taken control of almost all of the monsters on the planet. There are only three left free from his will."
"And who are these three?" The Doctor was clearly intrigued.
"The first is Mothra," the girls explained, "the second is a great guardian known as King Caesar, but he is locked in a deep sleep."
"What about the third?" Rory interjected.
"The third is Godzilla, King of the Monsters." They whispered, "But we must not free him."
"Is he a prisoner?" The Doctor stepped closer.
"The Master trapped him in ice and keeps him frozen," the shobijin replied, "he cannot be controlled and he cannot be stopped."
The Doctor spoke a single word, "Where?"