WhoSliders #25 – ROSE’S SLIDERS: KEYQUEST 3 – STEALING ROSEMARY

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Captain Jack told Rose “Let’s get out of here, get the others and slide out!”
“Oh no you don’t. You give us the segment” Lassar pointed his gun at the captain now.
“No way” Jack moved towards Lassar.
“I warned you – don’t come any closer!”
Lassar shot Jack, who fell to the ground, dead.

This is the crossover fanfic in my fan-series featuring Rose from Doctor Who (the new BBC tv series) – and a new Sliders team.

Story (C) 2007-2015 Mr SciRev

For the Dr Who Timeline Related to this Fanfic, or to read what happened just before this fanfic, please see WhoSliders 24. It occurs during the 3rd series of the new Dr Who
SPOILER: the Key to Time arc (season 16 of Doctor Who’s classic series), Lazarus (new Doctor Who season 3), Parting of the Ways (new Doctor Who season 1)

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What you need to know:
What if you could go to different earths? Same planet, different dimension and universe.  Rose Tyler has found the gateway.

The Doctor is currently travelling with Martha. He is on a crusade to champion the cause of the innocent, the helpless and the powerless throughout the whole multiverse of multiple universes. He has lost Rose to Earth-776. Interdimensional travel seems impossible so he can never meet her again.
Rose Tyler has formed a Torchwood team of Who-Sliders – Computer specialist and expert Jade Wells, Quantum Physicists Professor Arthur Maximillian and Conn Mallory, Captain Jack Harkness (of Earth-777),  Mickey Smith and Medic Liz Parker. Together they slide from parallel earth to parallel earth, trying to find Earth-777, where the Doctor is located… but for the time being they have been entrusted with a special mission to locate the six segments of the Key To Time, once located by the Doctor himself, or the Multiverse will be at risk from the Black Guardian.

The Doctor is a Time Lord – a time-traveller from the alien world called Gallifrey [Universe-777, the Stargate Universe] who travels in space and time thanks to his TARDIS which looks like a police box, bigger inside than outside. When the Doctor is severely injured or even killed, he will regenerate into a new appearance and body. He is currently in his tenth incarnation (9th regeneration). He is the survivor of the Time War which saw his homeworld Gallifrey destroyed completely.

The original who-Sliders, after having managed to travel back to Earth-001, have kept experimenting with dimensional travel. Years have passed since the Sliders returned. They are no longer able to slide and have lost contact with the Doctor. ”


Earth-1001, 2007


Captain Jack told Rose “Let’s get out of here, get the others and slide out!”
“Oh no you don’t. You give us the segment” Lassar pointed his gun at the captain now.
“No way” Jack moved towards Lassar.
“I warned you – don’t come any closer!”
Lassar shot Jack, who fell to the ground, dead.

Bilis Manger was walking through one of the corridors in the building when he met the policeman. The officer had been enquiring about whether anyone had entered the place illegally. Of course he thought Manger was some meek mannered emotionless employee. That proved to be the last mistake of his life. Bilis shot him in cold blood.

Back outside, now Liz heard another two shots. She was getting doubly worried. The officer decided to call for reinforcements, then he just went inside leaving Liz and the others outside. So after a few minutes, Liz, Jade and the others decided to go inside too.

Jack lay in Rose’s arms. “You killed Jack! You’re a monster” she said looking harshly at Lassar.
Suddenly Jack came back to life as Max reached out his hand in an attempt to try to heal him, knowing that it would be for nothing. “Hi Rose! I’m back! Lassar, that was not nice.”
Lassar was confused. How could Jack have died and come back to life?
Rose was probably just as surprised. Jack told her it was Bad Wolf’s doing. Bad Wolf was the message she had left for herself after absorbing the power of the Vortex, way back when she tried to save the Doctor and the earth from the future from the Daleks. Was there an end to Bad Wolf, she thought… Jack explained how now he could not die any more, just grow old in age if not appearance. To all effects, he was immortal now.

Max told Lassar he did not want him on his team anymore. Lassar replied it was not his call, but the Black Guardian’s.
So they went down and encountered Liz and the others. “Max! You’re alright! What happened?” Liz asked.
Max explained what had happened. Soon everyone was gathered here. Suzie complained to Max about his allowing the other team to take the segment. It was clear the team did not want him as their leader any more. So Max asked Rose whether he could join them. Liz begged Rose to allow him, and she accepted.
Rose, though, feared that he would attempt to steal the segment. He would have to earn her trust. Max still believed the Key to Time was part of his heritage as King.
So Rose’s team operated the Stargate in Sliema and gated offworld, while the other team entered their wormhole and slid away.


Earth-300, 2007


A young woman named Romyne Loup was in a large garden collecting lots of firewood when she stopped to pick a sprig of rosemary from a shrub. Suddenly a handsome young man appeared practically out of nowhere and grabbed her. “You thief! stealing my firewood”
“I can explain…” she answered. The man listened to her carefully. She told the man that her father had sent her. He introduced himself as the Protector, and told her, “next time talk to me, and I will give you some firewood. But never go and steal it on your own”.
Romyne left, still fearing what had happened, and hurried towards home with the firewood the Protector had given her.
Not far away a wormhole formed and Lassar’s team appeared, landing on a grassy landscape. Lassar had been given leadership by the Black Guardian’s voice from the cube, to replace Max.

Towards the outskirts of the village, a black stone structure in the form of a ring began to shimmer and a blast of energy emerged from its centre. This was this earth’s Stargate, out of which Rose’s team came out. Conn and Professor Arthur looked towards the gate. “This seems quite different from the usual stargate”, the Professor commented.
To which Rose replied, “well even the one on P10X-920-300 looked different”.
“Yes, but it was different even from this one. I wonder why.” Conn said, examing the stone material. “It’s like it were made out of the material the Monolith in the movie 2001 was made of..”
The moon overhead made it look even stranger. “So you watched that movie too?” Rose asked.

Lassar and his group walked towards the village which could be seen in the distance. Lassar was hoping they would meet Rose’s team who would be seeking the next segment. Instead they met Romyne who was hurrying along with some firewood. Lassar transformed himself into the pure Krillitane bat form as soon he saw her. He devoured her completely. The Editor said “So we are really hungry.. I see”.
Bilis Manger just smiled at the scene, while St Claire complained that time was being lost.

Some minutes later, Rose and her group arrived in the same place. The indication given by her mobile phone was that the segment was in this area. “This is going to be easy”, the Professor commented.
“Too easy”, Jack said. “That’s the segment, the firewood!”
“Not exactly. It’s indicating that the firewood is a trace of the segment.. it’s part of it!” Rose clarified.
“We have to find where it came from!” Jack said.
“That nearby Village is the best bet. It’s where the next best signal is coming from”, Rose answered.

“Let’s try that garden adjacent to that large castle. The signal strength is over 99% when I point my mobile in that direction”
So Rose’s team checked the garden out. But some people were already there. It was the Protector and Lassar’s team. Lassar had been thinking the Protector might be an agent of the Black Guardian. So he started talking to him and trying to get the information out of him. If he were an agent he should be helping them get the next segment! Or was he a rogue agent? Or just an idiotic villager as Logan said.
“I do not know this Guardian you speak of. But I am busy and you should leave, now” the Protector looked very seriously towards Lassar.. Lassar was still not convinced.
So Lassar transformed into his Krillitane form which somewhat shocked the Protector. He was not expecting something of this kind.
“Having a party without inviting me?”
It was Captain Jack who had made the comment. Bilis Manger looked towards the new arrival and said “Captain, how nice to see you again”
“My pleasure entirely” Jack replied “Lassar, get away from the man or I will shoot you!”
Lassar did not move and Jack drew out a stun gun from his pocket, pointing it towards Lassar.
“That’s it” Jack said as Lassar was struck by the electrical charge, similar to a zat gun’s blast.
Lassar fell to the ground, stunned for the time being. The Protector looked towards Max, whom he called “you.. you are the King, you have returned!”
Meanwhile Rose detected the actual segment, which was the roseshrub itself. She used her smartphone to change it back into its true form, the second segment of the Key to Time. After she took the segment, the ground began shaking. The castle began to fall to pieces, the moon appeared to redden, and Manger started shouting “no!”. Jack, Rose and her team left quickly in the confusion, leaving the Black Guardian’s team in complete confusion.

Before they operated the Stargate, Rose explained to Jack, Max and the rest of the team about how the Protector and his ancestors had always kept the second segment under guard for hundreds of years. The Legend said that the King would return for this segment, one day, as indeed had happened today.

THE END…

Continued in the next Fanfic Who Sliders 26 “KEYQUEST”: “DIFFERENT LIGHT!” !

All Marks are owned by their owners.

Doctor Who, Rose Tyler, Torchwood, Captain Jack, Martha, the Black and the White Guardian are the BBC’s
The original Sliders are Fox/Universal/Sci-Fi Channel’s
The zat gun is the property of Stargate (II) Productions, Showtime/Viacom, MGM/UA.
Liz Parker, Max Evans are Jason Katims Productions and The WB

This fanfic is for entertainment purposes only and no money exchanged hands.
No copyright infringement is intended.
The original characters, situations and story are the property of the author.
This story may not be posted or printed elsewhere without the consent of the author.

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