|Jenny (rejenny) wrote in tempus_alt,|
@ 2010-01-27 19:31:00
The Arrival of the Doctor's Daughter
Jenny runs down the corridor of the large temple, and then around the corner. She presses her back up against the wall, catching her breath before shouting, "Hey, I was just trying to help!" She winces at the sound of approaching gunfire.
Apparently, they don't want her help. Never did, really.
Jenny had arrived on the planet only hours ago, her shuttle in need of refueling. Moments after getting out of her shuttle, she had literally run into a group of Malinaks. Malinaks are tall, thin, blue creatures with two bulging green eyes and eight tentacles that line the tops of their heads. They speak a sort of broken English, an English that is combined with another language she doesn't know so that she literally understands only every other word.
But she had very quickly realized that they were panicked. And it had something to do with a glowing crystal, some sort of religious artifact that was out of reach for the Malinaks. Well, this is what exploring is all about for Jenny! Exploring new planets, meeting new races, and helping out where she can. So she asked where this crystal was supposed to be, and they lead her straight to it. It was in the back of these black caves, stuck up in a high spot, but not unreachable. To be honest, she hadn't been able to understand why the Malinaks couldn't just retrieve it themselves. Or why they had seemed so worried, shouting warnings, as she nimbly climbed the cave wall and picked the crystal up.
Jenny shakes her head at the thought now, muttering to herself, "Religious artifact." Which is only apparently allowed to be touched by the head of the Malinak clan, who happens to be missing. Which is why the Malinaks had been so worried---they didn't know who would be able to retrieve it for their daily prayers. She mutters again, "Oh, yes, I know all that now. Fat lot of good it does me, I've already committed sacrilege."
The footsteps and the gunfire are getting closer and closer. Jenny scans the corridor for anything, any way out, but apparently she's hit a dead end. And then she looks up. Jenny can't help but grin. She jumps up, grabbing onto a metal bar, wrapping her arms and legs around it. She waits for the Malinaks to pass her, to walk right beneath her.
But they never come. Because soon Jenny is falling, hard and fast, but she can't remember ever letting go of the bar. And, in one eye blink, she is slamming into the concrete in the middle of Cardiff.