Title: The Day the World Shook
Word Count: 500 words
Characters: The Eighth Doctor and OC
Spoilers: Not really
Episode Setting: Before “The Night of the Doctor”
Summary: I should have said yes.
Entry Log 305:
This is Private Maeve from the Eslir district. It’s day three hundred and five of my deployment in the Gallifreyan Army. We were able to fend off the Taalyen for some time before they overpowered us. Luckily, Commander Rach was able to destroy them before we lost the planet. She is amazing.
We have won a great battle against the Daleks and Commander Rach has given us extra rations. I made a new friend today, his name is Blake. The planet shook today, very strange.
This planet scares me. It’s a wasteland of quicksand, infested with geysers that blow up without warning. Legends states those who stay longer than a year die with the planet. Very creepy.
Today we invaded Vexa and won. I met a famous Time Lord called the Doctor. When I was fighting, a Dalek came up behind him and I shot it, thus protecting him. He said that he was impressed with my skills. He also liked my name. He wanted me to abandon my post and travel with him to escape this godforsaken war. But I declined. I thought that fighting for Gallifrey would be better than aimlessly running around the galaxy looking for trouble. I made the right choice right?
Commander Rach is dead. She was killed in a surprise attack.
We have a new commander, his name is Ike. The planet shook again, but Blake said it was just ground settling
I just saw the most beautiful dragon-like creature flying through space today. It’s scales sparkled brighter that all the jewel of the planet Midnight. Commander Ike said it was from Earth district and had hatched from its planetary moon. Suddenly, a Dalek ship came out of nowhere are shot it down. I begged the Commander to save it but it was against protocol. I’m, starting to see how terrible this war really it. I am starting to regret refusing the Doctor’s offer.
The soldiers are starting to complain. Rations are running low and the planet is starting to shake more and more. It’s really scaring me. Commander Ike said not to worry. I don’t believe him.
I found the Doctor and he wants to take me away. He said a disaster will happen soon. We agreed to meet on the roof. I can’t want to see the universe wearing a color other than red.
Ike caught me and I’ll been thrown in prison. Ike is not the great man I thought him to be.
I saw Ike kill Blake. The planet is shaking every hour now.
The planet hasn’t stopped shaking for a week. War has broken out among the crew.
The Daleks have found us and the screaming hasn’t stopped.
I want to see the stars again. Please Doctor.
Entry 2010:The planet is breaking open!!! I’m frightened! Doctor help me! Doctor