Characters: Ninth Doctor, Empty Child.
Written For: Challenge 293: Menace at dw100.
Spoilers: The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances.
Summary: Menacing monsters come in all shapes and sizes.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Doctor Who, or the characters.
The universe is full of monsters of all kinds, both natural and created, and the Doctor has faced down countless dangers throughout his long life; everything from Daleks and Cybermen to Macra and Zygons. This time, however, the menace is of an altogether different nature.
Beneath the gas mask welded to his face, the monster is just a small boy looking for his mother. It isn’t his fault he’s been killed and brought back like this, but he has to be stopped before the nanogenes that ‘fixed’ him spread his accidental mutation to the rest of the world, destroying humanity.