I've been playing Ace lately as being a student at the Time lord Academy on Gallifrey, a storyline the show would have followed had it not been canceled. Ace at the Academy leads to thoughts of Ace as a Time Lord, and considering what happens to Gallifrey and the Time Lords...
So this is a Time Lord Ace who survived the War. It's sort of an AU for the Last of the Time Lords. It's also a bit dark.
It's more painful then you ever thought it would be. More painful then being shot, or whipped, and even more then the chameleon arch that transformed you all those years ago, making this possible now. The fire of a million suns burns in each one of your cells, blazing away until you can't stand up. A bolt of lightening strikes though the middle of your being - you fall to your knees. You're almost ready to give in - can't take any more of this agony - not even sure you want to.
"Just a little more..." You grit your teeth, dragging yourself to the console of the TARDIS. The smooth C shape of it confuses you for a moment - your fingers seek out the buttons as they had been in the Professor's layout, not as they are here. The Professor - he's the reason you can't give into the darkness yet. He made you promise. When it happens, you have to get as far away from Gallifrey as you can. As far and as fast as you can - promise me Ace. You knew then - knew what was coming, knew what you must do.
"Come on, doughnut. I need you." With the last of your strength, you find the right switch, the fail safe code you had programmed weeks ago, ready for this eventuality. A light flashes, but your vision is going grey and you don't see it. All you can do is hope the old girl is able to function well enough after the damage she's taken. Either way it is out of your hands now.
Hands. As the grey gives way to black you can feel your hands burning, blazing, changing. ( It has begun.Collapse )