He is awake and you will worship him.
She should have put the lamp on. It's a small lamp on her bedside table, but it does the job. Highlights the room and keeps the darkness at bay. But now the darkness had seeped closer into her mind. A couple of hours ago everything was fine. Rose came aboard the Tardis to be greeted by a smiling Doctor. They hugged like they always did, clinging to each other tight, not wanting to let go. But after the intercom was switched off, her relief faded and she realised what she'd done.
She killed a man.
And that man who just left, that was Toby Zed, Archaeology…
He was an innocent, possessed by the Beast. But he was like her, scared and alone. She wasn't even sure if he was still inside or if the Beast's influence had taken over completely. For all she knew he was gone the minute the Beast took control and clawed its way in. Stripping everything that made Toby… Toby.
The Beast and his armies shall rise from the Pit to make war against God.
Rose twisted and turned under her duvet. Every time she pulled off the covers the cold hit her and sent a shiver up her spine. So she heaved them back up and not long afterwards she felt like she was baking. The Doctor knew Rose would be exhausted after their journey, so he told her to go to bed and rest. Rose quickly agreed and went to her room. But when she got into bed; sleep was the last thing she wanted. It was as if her mind was screaming for rest but her body wouldn't comply. She thought of ringing her mother but then she might accidentally call her during the middle of night and receive an ear full. Best not, she decided.
Rose hauled herself out of bed and towards the kitchen. She peered through the door and thankfully it was empty. No Doctor in sight. The door creaked as she trudged in. She pulled out a glass and poured herself a glass of water.
Rose gulped down the water quickly but still felt dry. She turned back to the door and screamed. The glass dropped from her hand, shattering on impact, pieces flew under the units as water splashed across the floor.
Standing in the doorway was Toby in his demonic state. Eyes glowing red with the symbols of an ancient language tattooed on his pale skin. He tilted his head and stared at her.
"No, you can't be" Rose stuttered. She clamped her eyes shut, blocking out the image. When she opened them, he standing right in front of her.
"You're not here. This is dream. You're can't be here" Rose stepped away from him and backed into the kitchen counter with a bump. She knew that would leave a bruise, but at the moment the pain was nothing compared to the sight in front of her.
Toby glared at her.
And then he smiled.
That was the worst thing.
A slickly smile that was neither human nor devil.
"Doctor?" Rose said with a shaky voice.
"How does it feel?" Toby asked in a deep voice that shook her to her very core.
"What?" Rose whispered.
"To be a killer?"
"I didn't mean..."
"Do not lie, child. You knew exactly what you were doing when you pointed the gun and pulled the trigger".
Rose knew she had to be brave, be strong. But the crippling fear that the Beast, the devil, was in the Tardis made her heart beat frantically. She knew it fed off fear but she couldn't control herself. But this couldn't be real; Toby was pulled into the black hole. Wasn't he? How could this have happened? Images of the last twenty-four hours whirled in her head, trying to think of what could have gone wrong. But she knew that she needed something else. She needed her friend.
"Doctor!" Rose shouted at the top of her lungs.
But there was nothing. No spiky hair or brown coat whizzing through the door to save her. This wasn't right. Horrid thoughts filled her head of all the worst case scenarios. What if the Beast visited the Doctor first? What if he was dead?
"I'm sorry" she muttered.
Rose's eyes glanced back up to his face. Toby tensed up, raising his hands to his face, he screamed in agony. Rose looked around, unsure of what was happening. He lowered his hands and the black symbols and red eyes were gone. Toby looked around the kitchen, confused. Completely human.
"Rose, how could you?" he whimpered "We were on the same side." He looked so scared. Tears welled up in Rose's eyes. She opened her mouth to respond but no sound came out. Instead she placed a hand on his shoulder to try to comfort him. Solid. She could feel the cold fabric of his shirt.
"How is that—?"
She was cut off by Toby grabbing her throat, lifting her off the ground with ease. He'd changed back to his demonic appearance, eyes glowing brighter than ever. Struggling to breathe, Rose fought against his grip. She kicked him in the chest with all the strength she had but he didn't seem to feel a thing.
"What would your precious Doctor think of you? So weak. So tiny compared to the Beast".
Like a rag doll, Toby flung Rose back into the other side of the kitchen. She felt her head collide with the wall behind her, cracking it. Blood rushed to her ears and she heard Toby roar like a wild animal. He was enjoying taunting his prey. Rose winced in pain, but tried not to show it, she wouldn't dare give him the satisfaction.
Rose tried to heave herself up, but her hand slid and she collapsed back the floor. Surely she didn't hit her head that hard. But her fears were confirmed when she felt blood trickle down the back of her neck.
"You will lose and I will live".
Rose looked at her hand, coated in blood. Feeling weaker with every second, she knew she was going to pass out but had to know one thing beforehand. Something to keep her going.
"Is the Doctor alive?"
He met her gaze, but a laugh escaped his lips. A laugh that echoed through the room and out into the corridor.
"Do you think the Doctor will save you?"
"I believe in him." Her voice was barely a whisper.
She knew it was bad but if the Doctor was still aboard and breathing, then it wasn't that bad. He would save the day and come get her. Right? She stretched her arm to the door, as if she was reaching the Doctor's hand. But Rose's body was failing her and she lost consciousness.
A/N: Really nervous about posting this, so please let me know what you think. Thanks xx