Ok folks, here is the second part of this adventure:
The crazed felines scratch and tear at the writhing man as Ben wades in trying to pull them off, helped by two other patients. The cats sense that they are being overpowered and leap back out of the window, leaving their victim groaning with pain…..
Meanwhile the Doctor and Donna are leaving the zoo after making some enquiries:
“Hmmmm now that is annoying.” The Doctor muses.
“What, the fact that those tigers killed five people yesterday after showing no signs of abnormal aggression before?” Donna replies.
“Nah. Well yes. But I mean’t the fact that the tigers have been shot and already cremated . I’d have liked to have examined one of them. Anyway, too late now. What do you fancy doing while we wait for the others to visit Kyle’s mum? How about a quick visit to the Tate Modern?”
“Not my thing. Lets just find a café.”
Back at the clinic, the ambulance is leaving with the injured man as Ben & Katie are sitting in Sharon’s room explaining what has happened.
“…. and he was in a terrible state when they took him away… eyes all gouged” Ben finishes.
“I ‘eard the screaming, but I thought it was just one of them ‘avin a panic attack from goin’ cold turkey.” Sharon replies.
The door opens and in walks Lavinia Hendridge smiling:
“I hope the noise downstairs didn’t disturb you Miss Scott. Just a little disturbance but its all sorted out now. While your son is here, may I take the opportunity to offer you some literature on our post-rehab lifestyle adjustment centre. It is in the lovely Welsh countryside and run along Christian principles. We feel that once the body is free of impurities then to stay that way the soul must be de-toxed as well.”
Ben takes the leaflet:
“This is fascinating. A religious retreat to give a new direction to the lives of ex-addicts.”
Meanwhile the Doctor and Donna are enjoying a coffee and piece of carrot cake in a café, the radio blaring in the background. Suddenly the news comes on :
“… reports are coming in from Wales of a heard of cows going berserk in Laffdiggogg town centre after breaking through the fence keeping them in their field. Emergency services are reporting many fatalities as the animals bit and trampled shoppers…..”
The Doctor’s face goes cold:
“Donna this is no coincidence. Come on, lets get to the scene in the TARDIS , pronto.”
“What about the others?” Donna asks.However the Doctor is already rushing out of the café.
In Laffdiggogg, The Doctor and Donna emerge from the TARDIS to find the town centre deserted apart from the corpses of dead cows strewn around and a team of people examining them. The Doctor grins:
“I might have known . Its Torchwood.”
Jack spots him and runs up:
“Hi Doctor, good to see you again. Come and meet my team.”
Jack introduces the Doctor and Donna to Gwen, Tosh, Owen & Ianto, giving Ianto’s left buttock a squeeze.
“Nice to meet you all. Now whats going on here?”
“Well this cow was still alive when I got here despite the bullet wounds” ,Owen replies
“And this alien device I have here which measures brain patterns was registering massively heightened emotions and awareness in the animal. And an energy source flowing into it from an external location.”
“What external location?” The Doctor asks. Toshiko looks up from her laptop computer gadgety thing:
“Ok I have a fix on it. Its that Christian retreat centre on the outskirts of town. The Cedars its called………..”
………..to be continued.