• Published 20th Feb 2017
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Lyra and The Doctor - Silver Inkwell

When Lyra Heartstrings meets the Doctor; Chaos and Adventure ensue naturally enough of course.

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The Daleks- Part Four

The Daleks (and Flashbacks, The Last Goodbye, Rebirth) -Part Four

“Well it’s not my fault that we’re stuck like this.”

“Actually, it’s entirely your fault!” Lyra shouted back at him.

“How was I supposed to know that making eye contact with an unknown alien species for a certain amount of time meant that you wanted to marry them?”

“Well maybe you should study more before we get chased down!”

“Please just shut up! You’re almost as bad as the Daleks!”

“Wait, who are the Daleks?” Lyra asked.

“A very powerful race of beings, highly intelligent, super powerful, almost impenetrable armor and a very explosive self-defense system and they repress their emotions. But I'll tell you all about them later, for now we run!”

Darkness. That was the first thing Lyra saw and remembered when she first awoke although it took a long time to realize that, but it was only be feeling around and pinching herself (repeatedly) that she determined that this was indeed real and not a dream. She didn't know where she was, she only knew that she was trapped, and she was scared, lonely, tired, and hungry too. And worst of all she had no light and she was cold, but she did know one thing that she wanted above all else, she wanted the Doctor here to help her out, but the last thing that she could remember was being taken away by Kronos… and there were these metal things? She didn't know, the memory was fuzzy around the edges, she didn’t know what was real and what was just a fantasy dream anymore. But she knew that she would not receive any help from the Doctor now, no, she would have to wait for him to come to her aid and rescue, which she knew that he would do because that’s just what he did, he helped others first. So, at least she had hope, but she still wished him luck in his efforts.

But that was when the metal machines and monsters came in and she screamed, for the first time in all of her time facing aliens she was genuinely afraid.

“Shut up pony girl! You will come with us and you will comply, move!”

The metal machine was harsh, strict, and demanding. “No, not until you tell me what you are and give me some food, water, and something warm too.”

The lights were on at this point but what it said next was terrifying.

“We are Daleks and you will come with us, food and water and other materials will be provided as deemed fit and proper with your compliance!”

“Alright, fine then,” Lyra said standing up, “Where are we off to?”

“You shall not ask questions! You will come with us and you will be silent!”

“Alright, fine then, calm down,” Lyra said.

“We are Daleks, we do not calm down.”

Lyra walked along with the Daleks to a chamber of what looked like thousands of them and gasped, there were so many of them, she knew the Doctor was good, but he described one of them as a monster, what would thousands do? This was completely hopeless, or at least it looked like it, but she hoped that the Doctor could find a way, no, she knew that he would, yeah, she did know that, she shouldn't doubt him, he would always find a way because he was that good.

“Supreme Leader, we are receiving an incoming transmission from the Doctor.”

“Open it up at once!”

A video screen came up and Lyra finally could see the Doctor for the first time and she was relived, and so was he that Lyra was still alive and unharmed too.

“Well hello there everyone, it’s me, the Doctor, nice to see you too Lyra but right now I’m trying to face the enemy, but don't worry, I'll find a way to save you, I always find a way because that’s just how good I am because I’m the Doctor.”

“You will do no such thing! If you try to save her you will be exterminated!”

“Yeah, your race keeps using that word, but you’ve never actually done it to me for whatever reason, sadly though Lyra, I don't have a plan of action, yet.”

“You always have a plan, what is your plan, Doctor?”

“You think I’m going to answer any of your questions Dalek? Well, you’re wrong.”

“Why did you call?”

“To see if Lyra was safe, and right now, she is, but if you hurt her in any way I will destroy you, if you kill her not even time itself will stop me from eliminating every single member of your stupid species even in the time war, if you kill her you will finally see what it’s like when you’re facing a mad and crazy Doctor, now then, doesn't that scare you? Isn't there a voice of reason inside your head?”

The Daleks seemed unchanged, but also silent too. “Oh, yeah, it does, I can see it, anyhow I’m coming for you, and not even an army of Daleks can stop me now.”

“We shall see Doctor!”

“Oh, shut up already, you’re just a smart and dangerous tin can full of garbage.”

“You dare to insult our species?”

“Yes, because you are machines, that’s all that you ever were and ever will be.”

“We are also warriors too!”

“So am I. And now then tell me if I am wrong, I haven't lost a single battle, and against me you’ve always lost, so what makes you think this time will be any different? What makes you think that you’ll finally get the last laugh?”

“We have numbers and strength.”

“Been there done that.”

“You will fail!”

“Said every villain I ever faced off against, don't worry Lyra, I’m coming for you.”

The Doctor after saying these words then turned off his screen and the Daleks screamed and shouted in fury, chaos, and confusion, but Lyra still remained calm because she knew that the Doctor would be coming for her no matter what it took. Meanwhile however, the Doctor was still not confident in himself.

“Come on man, pull yourself together, you can do this thing.”

His self-assuring words did very little to actually comfort himself.

“Come on, think, you can do this, you’ve faced off against worse and more than this, it should be a cakewalk, but this is Lyra we’re talking about, I can't let my feelings get in the way of my thoughts and ideas and genius logic too.”

He knew he was smart, wise, clever, and talented, but now he had to put that to use in order to save his friend and companion. He just had to think of a plan, or did he? He smiled, maybe he could just improvise it, like he almost always did. Well, whatever he was going to do, he couldn't do it from here, he needed to not be here for it, he needed to go straight to the source with whatever he had on him, and right now that was paperclips, some milk, cheese, and butter, a sonic screwdriver, and a Tardis too. He smiled and pulled the lever ready for quite possibly his last adventure, “Alons-y!” he shouted as he slowly pulled away and then went straight for the very source and center of all the Daleks, the main hub/hive. “Well hello there,” he said leaving it and smiling at the army, “I’m the Doctor and I’ve come for a friend and companion, and you’re not going to stop me, if you do then you will fail and you will die. You can't win against me.”

“Oh, Doctor, I wouldn't be too sure about that…” a new voice said.

“Wait, who is that, it sounds so familiar and yet different too.”

“Oh, come on now Doctor, tell me you that you till at least know an old friend, I mean after all, it’s not like they call me the Master for nothing.”

“Are you insane? You’re working with the Daleks?”

“No, I’m working against you, and currently I’m not on this ship.”

“Of course not, you’re a coward, you would never be where the danger is.”

“No, I’m just not stupid enough to near you.”

“You’re smarter than I give you credit.”

“Is that an actual genuine compliment? Well then, thank you Doctor.”

“What do you want?”

“I want to see you fail, you see Doctor, there is no way that you win, even if you do get to the controls on the ship past every single Dalek you won't have enough time to escape with your Tardis or her, you can only save her or yourself, you will lose and you will die and it doesn't matter what you try to do.”

“Well then, if nothing matters, I'll try my best to make sure that it does.”

“How so though?”

“Simple, the way I always do it, by surprise.”

The Doctor smiled and pointed his sonic screwdriver at a Dalek and made it blind, he then quickly tore off its laser and started to shoot at the army.

“The Doctor is armed! You must retaliate! But do not harm the girl!”

The Doctor however, was too quick for the army as he kept firing and he ran forward with Lyra in tow through the hallways towards the command center.

“Doctor, what are we doing? Where are we going?”

“The command center, we’re going to blow this ship up!”

“But we’re on this ship!” Lyra shouted back.

“I know that! But I have a plan, okay?!”

Lyra nodded, “Okay Doctor, I trust you.”

“Good, now follow me and try to stay quiet, please!”

Lyra nodded and silently followed him as he blasted his way through the hallways all the way to command central where he went to the control panel and hit the self-destruct button after playing with a few wires. “I can't believe they had a big red button,” the Doctor said with some slight shock.

“Neither can I,” Lyra said.

“Come on, we only have a few minutes before this place will blow up.”

“But we’ll never have enough time…”

“Exactly, that’s why I called a ride.”

The Doctor grinned as his Tardis slowly appeared before them, but before they could even take a step inside it they heard the loud clicking noise sound of a gun, “I told you Doctor, you can't win, not against me you can't.”

“If you’re going to hold a gun up against me, shoot first and talk later.”

“Good advice,” the Master said.

The Doctor turned around and grinned, “Goodbye.”

“I will find you.”

“I look forward to it.”

“You can run Doctor, but you can't hide.”

“We’ll see about that.”

The Doctor grinned, took Lyra inside and then turned to her.

“You know, I’ve been thinking a lot, and I’m curious, how do you know that humans are real? And when did you first know? Tell me all the details.”

“Like I said, it was a very long time ago, it was a carnival, I was lost, I was stuck in the maze of mirrors, and there were two voices actually, one male, one female, they told me, and I believed it, and it felt like I always sort of knew it, almost like it was destiny or fate or something. It was so strange and different and unique and also unusual, and I can almost make out the faces and voices too…”

“But you can't, and do you want to know why.”


“Because we were the ones that told you about humans.”

“No way.”

“Yes way, come on, let’s go back and tell yourself about something you already know thereby creating a perpetually repeating closed time loop forever!”

“Uh, okay, whatever that means.”

“That’s the spirit!”

The Doctor grinned and pulled his lever and off they went back in time…

A young Lyra Heartstrings was initially outside in the cold but then soon ran away and was lost, and now she was all alone in the dark, cold, scared, and worst of all, alone. But then she heard two voices speak up. “Are you lost?”

Lyra sniffled, “Yes, I am.”

“Don't worry, I’m here for you,” the first voice, a female said.

“Yeah, me too, always, and in more than one way.”


“Hey, no name calling, remember?”


“Who are you two?”

“Well, I’m your angel.”

“And I’m your friend.”

“And we’re both here for you.”

“Can you help me out?”

“We can, but we want you to do it so you’ll never forget how strong you are.”

“But I’m scared.”

“Don’t worry, just follow my voice, and hey, if you’re still scared, why don't I tell you a story? Would that help you out to be a big brave strong mare?”

“A story?”

“Yeah, you know, like a myth or legend, except this will be real and true.”

“Okay, I want to hear a story,” Lyra said getting up and slowly walking towards the voice.

“Okay, but just keep walking towards us, once upon a time there were these wonderful and incredible amazing creatures called human beings…”

Future Lyra told her story exactly the way she heard it the first time, and it was just as wonderful, incredible, and amazing now as back then.

Eventually the story stopped and Lyra found two very kind and gentle parents, and they took her to her parents who thanked them, but they soon found out that they were not staff, and they were gone, but Lyra did find it very curious that there was a blue police box in a corner of the room where almost nopony could see it.

Now, years later, it finally made sense to her.

“It all makes so much sense now, I’ve always known it because I have, and I knew it because I told it, who better than to trust other than yourself?”

“Indeed, but come on, our next adventure awaits us,” the Doctor said opening up the door for Lyra who stepped out and was greeted by Ponyville itself.

“Wait, I don't understand, what is this?”

The Doctor sighed, “I’m saying goodbye, I knew that this moment had to come eventually, but I never expected it to be this soon after all that we shared…”


“No, please don't cry or try to argue, there’s nothing you can do to change my mind, I need to go on, I can't stay forever, I have to move on from you.”

“Doctor, I love you.”

He nodded, “Yes, I know.”

“Wait, how though?”

“Form the very first moment that we met, but don't worry, we might see each other again, but I won't be like this, I'll be different.”

Lyra nodded, “Okay, good luck.”

“And to you too, Lyra Heartstrings.”

The Doctor nodded, smiled, and then left Lyra to the joy of Ponyville, it would be better this way, they could make her happy in a way that he never could, besides, he knew it was wrong to tear away others from friends and family. He shouldn’t do that, he couldn't, and he wouldn't if he could help it. But he knew where he had to go next, he had a deal to keep and an old friend to meet. He pulled the lever and went to go face his own doom. He slowly walked out and faced his friend, but it was also an enemy too. “I suppose it would always come to this.”

“Of course, Doctor,” Ash said.

“But why though?”

“Because I dare not stop him.”

“As I said Doctor, you can run, but you can't hide,” the Master said pulling out his gun and then shooting the Doctor directly in the chest. The Doctor groaned and moaned and started to bleed. “I am satisfied,” the Master said dropping the gun and then turning to leave. The Doctor fell down to the ground.

“I’m so sorry Doctor.”

“Don't worry, this will be my last life, I'll be just fine.”

“If you say so,” she said.

“No, I know so, I will always find a way,” he said.

The Doctor then burst out into a brilliant yellow golden light as he slowly started to regenerate from a brown stallion with brown hair into a much grayer coated pony with black hair too. “How do I look?” he asked.

“Well, you still have no ginger hair yet.”

“Damn it,” he said.

“Here,” Ash said holding a mirror up, “Take a look.”

“Damn, I look good,” he said.

“Yeah, I would say so too,” Ash giggled, “But now what will you do?”

“The same thing I’ve always done, help others,” he said.

“Even without Lyra?”

“Don't worry, I'll find someone else,” he said.

“If you say so,” she said.

“Yeah, except now I want a bow-tie, bowties are cool.”

Ash giggled, “If you say so, Doctor.”

She smiled and helped him up to his four hooves.

“I can't believe that after all this time you just stopped and gave up on her.”

“No, I just left her, I never give up on my friends.”

“Am I your friend?” Ash asked.

“Maybe, we shall see soon enough.”

“You’re such a tease,” Ash said.

“I know,” he said.

“So, would a date help with the whole friend thing?”

“Maybe, it depends how good it is.”

Ash giggled and laughed all the way to his Tardis.

“Well, good luck Doctor,” Ash said.

He smiled at her, “Trust me, I won't need it.”

Then he pulled down the lever and went off and away to his next adv

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I had a fanfic named Lyra and the Doctor so this caught my eye. I renamed it but I later abandoned it so I have no clue how it's doing right now. So yeah I'm excited to read this!

Thank you!
(This doesn't cover every episode, just major good ones that I like, plus some of my own stuff too.)

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