I originally started this story last April, and it sat on my hard drive only half finished, until recently. The completion of my first official Eleventh Doctor story left me with itching fingers and suddenly this was on my mind. It also helped that for my New Year's movie, I chose the Doctor Who movie from 1996. Unlike some, I actually like the movie and love the music. Robert's Master was…different from Delgado and Ainsley, which I think could have been a result of him taking over a human body, as opposed to his usual fare.

So, taking that into account, I present to you: Metempsychosis.

Summary: "The Time Lords only resurrected me because they knew I'd be their perfect warrior for a Time War." – The Master, "Sound of Drums"

Spoilers: The 1996 Movie, Utopia/Sound of Drums/Last of the Time Lords, End of Time, any references to the Time War.

Disclaimer: I do not own Doctor Who, nor, by extension, the Master.

Metempsychosis: (1) the moving of the soul, especially the passage of the soul after death from a human or animal to some other human or animal body (2) to pass from one body into another.

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Part I: Nothing

Darkness.

It was the first thing he noticed.

Silence.

Okay, so it was dark and silent.

Weightless.

He felt like he was in a zero-G environment. How did he know what that was?

Alone.

Well, not for long.

In the distance, what started out as a tiny blue dot began rushing toward him. Or was he rushing toward it? Hard to tell here.

Then…

Light.

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The first couple of chapters are short like this. But they will become more informative as time goes on.