Chapter 5 he awakens
The sun was beginning to rise as the day began on Cherry Jubilee's cherry farm. Inside her house Cherry Jubilee had fallen asleep next to the couch waiting for The Traveller to wake up earlier in the night. While she was busy sleeping her guest on the couch was shivering, not from cold air but from a dream he was having in his head. He was inside his TARDIS at the control console. Setting a destination away from Gallifrey and away from the time war when an energy beam struck the console. He turned in the direction the beam came from to see a shadowed figure with a round blue light repeating the same thing over and over.
After the word was repeated over and over again Rift's eyes snapped open and he rose from the couch "oh no it can't be possible I thought for sure it was destroyed" said Rift. Cherry Jubilee was startled Rifts awakening "oh goodness your awake finally" said Cherry Jubilee "yes I am but that's not important right now and we have no time for introduction nonsense now I know I sensed the Doctor here cause that's what we time lords can do now where is he" asked Rift "oh you mean the brown earth pony from last night he said he would be inside some police box but" before she could even finish her sentence Rift had already ran outside and was now banging on the door of the police box "DOCTOR I know your in there I need your help right now its an emergency" he yelled as Cherry Jubilee exited her house and walked over to him "are you sure you should be banging on it like that I'm not sure he would even fit in there" said Cherry Jubilee "well that's how it appears here but wait till you seen this thing on the inside" said Rift. He continued knocking until Ditzy Doo opened the Door "oh your awake I guess you must be feeling better me and the Doctor were worried about you" she said "well thank you for your concern and who might you be I wonder cause your obliviously one of his companions, oh but let me introduce myself I am the Traveller but just call me Rift and who might you be" said Rift. Just then the Doctor came out next to Ditzy Doo "ooh your awake at last, I was hoping you would be it is almost noon you know and I see you've met my companion Ditzy Doo" said the Doctor. "Yes Doctor I have thank you very much but there is a very pressing matter I must speak to you about and I can describe it in exactly one word" said Rift with a serious tone in his voice. The Doctor looked at him with sudden concern in his expression "Rift did something follow you through the wormhole" asked the Doctor "a Dalek" Rift said. The Doctors eyes widen in shock and horror "Quickly Everypony into the TARDIS right now Ditzy go find that earth pony and that unicorn they very lives are at stake here" said the Doctor "okay" said Ditzy as she left to go and find Red Gale and Bell Perin.
Quickly the Doctor, Rift, and Cherry Jubilee entered the TARDIS. Cherry Jubilee's jawed dropped when she entered the TARDIS and found a whole room on the inside of the police box. While she looked around the Doctor and Rift were at the control console with two unicorn's, one a filly and one fully grown and both alerted to the situation "are you sure that Dalek came with you through" asked the Doctor in a serious tone "yes because when I took my TARDIS off of Gallifrey it had somehow gotten aboard and shot the control console which opened a wormhole that sent me to this point in time relative to this dimension and it to another point in time" said Rift "blast that means it could be in the past, present, or future" said the Doctor as he turned to the pink and slightly purple unicorn on his right "Sparkler you and your sister if the Time-Space Visualiser can find it" said the Doctor. "Alright father come on Dinky" said the unicorn known as Sparkler ran off with the filly known as Dinky. Upon hearing the word father Rift gave the Doctor a puzzled look "did she just call you father" asked Rift "well
biologically speaking no
but after a few months of travelling I um" he said "you fell in love with their mother who I imagine is the grey Pegasus I saw you with" said Rift "yeah that's it" replied the Doctor. Just then Ditzy returned with Red Gale and Bell Perin in tow. Their jaws dropped as well when they saw the inside of the police box "aha good work Ditzy now every body hold on" said the Doctor as he pulled a lever on the console and the whole room shock a little while the entire police box disappeared from the outside area.
"What the hay was that shaking about" asked Red Gale "not to worry that's just how the TARDIS takes off these days" said the Doctor as he walked about the console. Cherry Jubilee was the one most confused by all of this "hey Rift is it" said Cherry Jubilee "yes" he replied "what exactly are we in right now" she asked. "Well on the outside you might call it a police public call box but it's really a TARDIS in disguise thanks to a chameleon circuit" said Rift "but that doesn't answer my question and what exactly is a TARDIS" she asked "its an anagram for Time and Relative Dimensions in Space" Rift replied. Cherry Jubilee thought this over in her head "wait a second are you telling me that right now
we're travelling in time" she asked "well not exactly currently we are in temporal orbit above Equestria we can't jump anywhere before we know where that Dalek is hiding" said the Doctor. Cherry Jubilee noticed that Rift was franticly checking a screen that was placed right above the control console of the strange machine. After a few moments he turned his attention back to the control console. See as how he was busy with the strange machine Cherry Jubilee walked on over to Red Gale and Bell Perin "miss Jubilee how could something like this even be possible" asked Bell "I'm not sure dear but whatever's going on we seem to be apart of it now like it or" said Cherry Jubilee "but why did he have to drag us into this so called time machine" complained Red Gale "listen Gale I'm sure Rift will be able to explain everything once we've landed" said Cherry Jubilee.
After a few more minutes Sparkler and Dinky came running back into the room "Dad we found something on the Time-Space Visualizer" said Dinky "aha brilliant my dears now what have you found" asked the Doctor "three months ago strange lights appeared in the sky over Dodge Junction and a meteorite was reported to have crashed outside the city in the wastelands" said Sparkler "my best guess is that's the Dalek we're looking for Rift why don't you relax for a bit it will take a few minutes for us to land at precise coordinates" said the Doctor "very well Doctor" said Rift. He walked away from the console and took a seat on one of the sofas at the far end of the room. Cherry Jubilee, noticing how he was still a little tired walked over to him and sat on the other end of the sofa "hey you all right" she asked "yes I-I'm fine its just
I thought I had escaped from the Daleks when I left my home planet Gallifrey
and that terrible war
but forgive me my mind is still lingering in the past I'm sorry that I got you swept up in this miss" said Rift "its all right Rift I'm sure whatever's going it most be something that requires your intervention
names Cherry Jubilee by the way" she replied "a pleasure to met you miss Jubilee I just wish it was under better circumstances" said Rift. "if you don't mind me asking just who exactly are you" she asked "I'm a Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey
one of the last of them the Doctor over there being the only other one besides me" said Rift with a sorrowful tone in his voice. Red Gale and Bell Perin came over and also listen to his story "The Last Great Time War was a war fought with the whole of creation at stake
my people fought against the Daleks
as it raged on the war began to change my people to the point where they wanted the end of time itself" he continued "but how did this war come to end" asked Bell Perin "the Doctor locked the entire war into a time lock along with Gallifrey
the war had quickly become to much for me and I took off in my TARDIS intending to jump as far into the future as I could go
but the Dalek we're currently after had somehow gotten aboard it and shot the console opening up a wormhole that brought me here to this dimension
now I can never return to my own universe" said Rift. Cherry Jubilee was shocked by Rifts tale about how he had come to be in Equestria even though she still couldn't make sense of any of it "well
sounds like you've been through a horrible ordeal dear
tell me this Dalek how dangerous is it exactly" she asked "extremely dangerous
one blast from their energy beam and you'll be dead on the spot
hopefully the Dalek was damaged in the crash so it won't be able to use its weapon
it will make it easier to shut it down" said Rift. Cherry Jubilee was about to speak again when the TARDIS shock again throwing Everypony off balance "sorry about that this TARDIS is a bit unpredictable at times anyway we have now landed so follow me Everypony" said the Doctor as he went to the exist followed by the others as they left the TARDIS and emerged in an alleyway in the middle of Dodge Junction "wait hold own we were at miss Jubilee's orchard how are we in the middle of town now" asked Red Gale confused "the TARDIS can move through space and time my boy now then Doctor lets get to work shall we" said Rift "yes quite so Sparkler, Dinky I want you two to stay with the TARDIS while the rest of us go and find the Dalek" said the Doctor. Sparkler and Dinky nodded their heads as they re-entered the TARDIS and shut the door while the others walked into the alleyway.
They walked for several minutes as they came to an open area in the alleyway as the Doctor held a strange device in his hoof "still using the old Sonic Screwdriver I see" said Rift "well I had to replace it a few times over the years but yes you are correct my friend" said the Doctor. They kept walking until they heard the sound of wood falling over. Rift and the Doctor looked to door that had been busted down and saw a portion of a shadow coming from it "I think that might be it Doctor" said Rift "only one way to find out
hello I'm the Doctor" said the Doctor. Suddenly a blue light appeared in the door way along with two other lights that blinked "DOC
TOR" said a voice. The Doctor and Rift took a few steps back towards the others "so it did survive" said Rift "THE DOCTOR" the voice said again. After a few seconds a large mechanical creature emerged from the doorway and the Doctor and Rifts eyes widen in shock as they saw they were searching for
the Dalek came closer as it repeated one thing over and over again.
"EXTERMINATE, EXTERMINATE, EXTERMINATE"