Four time-travellers and a baby by Williams Fan 92

Summary: The Doctor and his companions encounter a human infant and attempt to return it to its parents.
Rating: Teen
Categories: Fifth Doctor
Characters: Nyssa, Original Companion, Tegan Jovanka, The Doctor (5th), The Master (Ainley)
Genres: None
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Series: None
Published: 2021.04.06
Updated: 2022.02.26

Four time-travellers and a baby by Williams Fan 92
Chapter 9: Chapter 7
Author's Notes: The Doctor and his companions return to Michael's home to try and reverse the effects of his condition. *Translated from German.

The Tardis landed right next to Michael’s house. He was first to exit followed by Nyssa. Michael looked at the house and then looked at Nyssa.

“I live here*?” he asked.

“Err… yes,” Nyssa replied still not 100% sure as to what he was saying.

The Doctor and Tegan then walked out of the Tardis with the latter carrying Amanda in her arms.

“How are we going to put it to them,” asked Tegan.

“We’ll just have to put it straight to them,” replied the Doctor.

“Ok, but I doubt they’ll react calmly to it,” Tegan replied.

“React calmly to what?” asked Brenda who had just come around the corner having been shopping.

The crew turned to face her.

“Hello Brenda,” said the Doctor.

“What’s happened Doctor?” she asked. “Why are you back so soon?”

“Who are you*?” Michael asked.

Brenda’s jaw dropped when she heard her son speaking German and in a German accent.

“I’m your mother Michael*,” she replied. “You don’t usually speak German unless it’s just us*.”

“He has lost his memory Brenda,” said Nyssa. “And he currently only speaks German and has a German accent.”

“Oh my baby!” Brenda exclaimed as she went to hug her son. Michael hugged her as well although he still wasn’t convinced that he was her son.

“I’m sorry about this Brenda,” said the Doctor.

“It’s alright Doctor, it’s not the first time something unearthly has happened to him,” replied Brenda. “But how do we change him back to English?”

“We don’t know yet,” replied Nyssa. “We’ve never encountered this sort of thing before.”

“Come inside and explain how this happened first then,” said Brenda.

Now inside the house, the Doctor, Nyssa and Tegan are explaining the situation to Brenda and James. Michael sits next to Tegan still not knowing what is going on or having any memories

“…and the Master’s drug seems to have both erased his memories and changed his accent and main language,” explained the Doctor. “I assume German was chosen because that is your nationality Brenda.”

“I see,” Brenda replied.

“What are we going to do?” asked James.

“I’ve just been trying to think of how to reverse the effects and I think I’ve got it,” answered the Doctor.

“You have?” said Nyssa and Tegan in unison.

“Yes,” said the Doctor. “I have encountered the condition before. It is called Linguist Jar. It is now being controlled by a device that is presumably in the Master’s possession. All we have to do is destroy it.”

“We’ll need to find the Master or wait until he comes here,” said Nyssa.

“Oh I’m sure he’ll come back here,” replied Tegan.

“What’s going on*” asked Michael, still confused.

“Don’t worry Michael*,” said Brenda. “We’ll return you to normal”

“Oh Brenda, I’m worried,” said James.

Brenda turned to James and hugged him.

“I’m sure we’ll find a way,” she said.

“Anyway, I say we put our plan into action,” said the Doctor.

A few minutes later, the Doctor, Nyssa, Tegan, Michael, James, Brenda and Michelle arrived in the centre of Remington.

“Okay, let’s go over the plan one more time,” Nyssa began as she held a blue device in her hand. “This device is a homing beacon. I’ll plant it in order to lure the Master here. Once he has, the Doctor and Tegan will distract him and then I can get behind and restrain him with this rope when he’s close enough. They will pass the antidote after grabbing it off him to you three who will then have Michael drink it to return to his normal self.”

“Got it,” said James.

“That’s good,” said the Doctor. “Let’s get into our positions.”

Everyone did as the Doctor said. Nyssa planted the beacon in an open space whilst Tegan and the Doctor waited nearby for her to activate it. A few metres away, the Anderson’s waited to play their part in the plan. Nyssa activated the beam and sure enough, the Master’s Tardis appeared after a few seconds. The Master himself exited it and looked around confused.

“I didn’t set the coordinates for this place again,” he said frustrated.

“Over here old friend!” called the Doctor.

The Master turned to see the Doctor and Tegan emerge from their hiding place. He grinned at them.

“This will be easy,” he said to himself.

But he couldn’t have been more wrong. Nyssa came up from behind and attempted to restrain the Master. The Doctor and Tegan went to help Nyssa and the Master was therefore unable to break free.

“Tegan, you find the antidote in his jacket,” called the Doctor.
“On it,” Tegan replied.

After a few seconds, Tegan located the antidote and managed to grab it from out of the Master’s jacket as he continuously fought to escape.

“Here, catch,” Tegan called to the Andersons.

She threw the antidote in their direction and James caught it.

“Got it,” he declared.

“Give it to Michael,” said Michelle.

James gave the antidote to Michael.

“Drink this Michael*,” Brenda said to him.

“Ok*,” Michael replied.

Michael was about to drink the antidote when the Master somehow managed to break free from the Doctor, Nyssa and Tegan’s grip.

“Look out!” the Doctor exclaimed.

But it was too late. The Master snatched the antidote back and then he took Michael hostage, holding his gun to Michael’s head.

“Help*!” Michael screamed.

“Oh no!” Michelle yelled.

“Unhand him!” commanded the Doctor to the Master.

“It’s too late Doctor,” the Master chuckled. “You’ve lost another one.”

The Master roared with laughter as he quickly lead Michael to the old pub which was scheduled for demolition.

“No, we won’t let you kill him!” yelled Tegan.

The Doctor, Nyssa, Tegan and the Andersons chased after the Master who very soon forced Michael into the old pub. They stopped a few metres away.

“I’m going in,” announced the Doctor.

But as the Doctor got to the entrance, the Master came out and pointed his gun at him.

“Not so fast Doctor, you have lost,” the Master chuckled.

“What have you done to Michael,” the Doctor demanded.

“He has been tied up,” the Master answered. “And I have placed a bomb inside the pub.”

“A bomb?!” cried Nyssa.

“No, no, no!” yelled Brenda in distress.

“Anyone who takes a step closer will be shot,” the Master announced before disappearing into the pub.

The Doctor returned to the others.

“We’ve got to get Michael out of there,” panicked Tegan.

“We need to think of another plan, fast,” said the Doctor.

Meanwhile inside the pub, the Master had tied Michael to a chair. The bomb had been placed right in the middle of the main area which the Master could use a remote control with to explode.

“Let me go you sick maniac*!” Michael demanded.

“I don’t think I will,” the Master replied calmly.

“I don’t even know who I am*,” Michael said shakily. “What have I ever done to you*?”

The Master didn’t reply. Outside the pub, everyone else had come up with a plan.
“We just have to sneak into the pub whilst the Master’s not looking so that we can catch him by surprise and give Michael the antidote before getting him out of harm’s way,” explained the Doctor.

He, Nyssa and Tegan put their plan into action with the Anderson’s looking on. The Tardis team snuck into the pub and saw the Master at the far end occupied with Michael. The remote control for the bomb was on the bar. The Doctor proceeded to sneak up behind the Master and grabbed him.

“Nyssa, Tegan, free Michael,” called the Doctor.

Nyssa and Tegan untied Michael from the chair. The started to lead him out, but the Master broke free from the Doctor’s grasp and knocked Michael over.

“Michael!” Nyssa cried.

The Master had also fallen over and was scrabbling to get the remote.

“Let’s get out of here!” suggested Tegan.

Tegan, Nyssa, the Doctor and Michael all attempted to leave, but the Master had managed to get up and got out first without them noticing. The Doctor, Nyssa and Tegan then made it out to where the Andersons were still standing.

“Doctor, the Master managed to get out before you did,” cried James.

“What,” the Doctor exclaimed. He then noticed the Master off in the distance about to press the button on the remote.

“Farewell my friends,” he announced chuckling. “Farewell forever!”

Michael then emerged from the pub.

“Run*,” he shouted.

Everyone else sprinted away from the pub. The Master then pressed the button and the pub exploded.

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