Ok, here is the next part of this popular adventure folks:
“CRYSTAL”: Part 4
“Well?” Katie demands:
“Where can we get something to eat?”
One of the seated contemplators gestures to her and whispers:
“ The refectory should just be opening now. There is a full range of organic food and we bake our own bread. Its just out of the door and to the left.”
As Ben, Katie and Kyle start to leave, a blonde woman in her early 30s walks in and stops Ben in his tracks. She is emaciated and rather weak looking. He stares at her in horror:
“Ben?” she says in quiet surprise. Anger creeps over Ben’s face and he storms past her.
“Er sorry”, Kyle says to her and follows Ben:
“Ere Ben, she knows you? Why’d you ignore her?”
Ben ignores him and walks into the refectory. He orders some grilled chicken and roast vegetables and a bottle of white wine.
Later, they are sitting in silence, eating , with Ben clearly in a foul mood.
“Hey Ben, come on, whats up? That woman, was she an ex or something?” Kyle asks.
“Don’t ask stupid questions Kyle. Oh and mind your own damn business.”
Ben knocks back a glass of wine and pours another.
“I presume she is an ex then?” Katie exclaims, “I knew it! All this pretence of being queer is just a ruse to make yourself seem more intriguing.”
Ben stares into his glass of wine:
“Ok then. She’s not an ex, she’s my sister.”
Katie is confused:
“Your older sister? You told me you were an only child?”
“I lied. Look, you don’t understand the damage she did to our family. Always out every night doing drugs and sleeping with any guy who asked. She drove mum and dad crazy. Dad is a very traditional man and he had to watch his little girl turn into a lowbrow slut. In the end she left. She has tried to contact us a few times but I’ve just destroyed her letters. Probably asking for drug money.”
“But she’s your sister an all that. Don’t….”
“Oh shut up Kyle. Where you come from this kind of thing is probably normal , but it isn’t in our family….. Oh look, I’m sorry I didn’t mean that. But I don’t want to discuss this matter.”
Meanwhile, in Wales, the Doctor, Donna and the Torchwood team have entered the grounds of the retreat centre and are stealthily heading towards the building. The Doctor urges caution, however Jack and Owen are fully armed and ready to fire. As they approach the centre, two figures emerge from the building dressed in white robes:
“Hey, hold it there” Jack shouts “we mean you no harm. We need to see the people in charge here……”
However he no sooner finishes than an unseen, psychic force rips the gun from his hand and Owen’s as well. They find themselves surrounded by the robed figures……..
Back in London, the Supersave Supermarket in Camden is fairly busy with shoppers. Suddenly the sound of screaming erupts from one side of the store. A pack of dogs gas entered and they leap at customers, their teeth sinking into necks. The man behind the fish counter shouts in terror as a pitbull terrier leaps up and bites into him, the blood spattering into the ice keeping the fish cold………
.………. To be continued.