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This takes place during the events of Part 14:Late Arrivals
so please read that first.
Things were getting a little dark for me, and I wanted to know what Sam and the Doctor did after they left the others, but there was no room for it in the main story. So here it is:Interlude: Labour Intensive, or What Sam and The Doctor Did Next
“Right, helmic regulator and then…would you throw that lever for me?” The Doctor shouted across the central console of the TARDIS.
“What does it do?” Sam asked before doing as he asked.
“That? That’s the handbrake. Sorry, parking brake.” The Doctor grinned, “Now hold on!” he yelled as the TARDIS jerked into life, sending Sam careening across the floor. She regained her composure and grabbed a railing.
“How exactly are we going to get the weapon and my designs? You can’t exactly just stroll through the front door of Cheyenne Mountain.”
“No, you’re right there, I wouldn’t get in, even with psychic paper.” The engine died as they came to a stop. “But who said anything about using the front door?” The Doctor said as he bounded over to the door and held it open. Cautiously, Sam followed and poked her head out. She gasped as she realised they were inside her lab.
“Amazing, you can transmit matter over any distance?” Sam asked as she stepped out.
“It’s not really matter transmission, the ship travels like any other, it just uses the time vortex rather than conventional space.”
“So like hyper-space or wormhole travel?”
“Sort of.” The Doctor beamed, “You know, you’re really quite intelligent. Don’t suppose you fancy travelling with me for a bit?” Sam regarded him for a moment, seriously contemplating his offer.
“I think I’d really enjoy that Doctor, but I’m needed here. We’ve still got so much to do to defeat the Ori.” The Doctor nodded his understanding before clapping his hands together and looking around the room.
“So, where’s this weapon then?” Sam went over to her workbench and picked up a modified zat, handing it to the Doctor before grabbing a pile of plans and notes that lay next to it.
“The rest is stored on my laptop. That’s back at the warehouse. We should go anyway; security is bound to have spotted us on the camera by now.” As if on cue the red warning light flashed and a siren rang out. Grinning, the Doctor ducked back into the TARDIS with Sam and a few seconds later it vanished. A few seconds after that, several guards rushed in to the lab, stopping just inside the door and looking around, perplexed.
Inside the TARDIS, the Doctor put his glasses on and examined Sam’s notes.
“Hmm, this is very good. I’m not overly fond of guns, but I think you’re right, I think this will do the job. It just needs a small adjustment…” He picked up the zat and pulled out a small tubular object from his jacket pocket. He pointed it at the zat and pressed a button and the tube produced a high-pitched hum and a blue light.
“What’s that?” Sam queried.
“Huh? Oh a sonic screwdriver.” He said casually, as if it were the most normal thing in the world. Sam snorted so the Doctor stopped what he was doing and looked at her.
“Seriously, it’s a screwdriver and it’s sonic. See?” He waved it at her. She nodded her head, but couldn’t suppress a small chuckle. The Doctor took his glasses off and looked at the zat. “There, that should do it. I’ll be able to adjust the others when we get back to the warehouse.” Sam looked suitably impressed, so he forgave her previous sniggers.
“That’s it? You just wave a blue light at it and it’s done?”
“Wow, where can I get one of those?” The Doctor grinned at her and returned to the console to bring the TARDIS to a stop.
“You know,” he said, “I can travel in time as well as space. If you came with me then we could come back to only a few minutes after you left. It would be like you never went anywhere.”
“I’ll think about it.” Sam replied, “Let’s just defeat the Dalek first shall we?” The Doctor beamed at her, flashing his teeth in an enormous grin.
“Good enough for me. Come on!” Then he ran out of the door. Sam shook her head, smiling, before gathering her things and following.The L World will continue in Part 15: Lurking in Shadow