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An Intergalactic Adventure Through Time and Space

Title: An Intergalactic Adventure Through Time And Space [Part 19 of ?]
Pairing: Baekhyun/OC with side Kyungsoo/main girl
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Friendship/Fluff/Fantasy
Summary: Once upon a time, there was a boy with a blue box. With his companions by his side, they traveled through time and space.
A/N: This is a three-parter! featuring VIXX members as the Pater Noster gang and The Great Intelligence, and Baekhyun's BFF and one half of the ByunTae duo, Winner's Taehyun haha. This is Part 3!


Sparks were suddenly flying out of the consoles as the three of them held onto the desktop. “What’s happening?!” Kyungsoo called out, holding onto the handrails at the side, groaning when the mugs fell to the floor, the contents spilling out.

“The TARDIS figured out where we’re going, she’s against it!” Baekhyun held the Time Lady close, suddenly letting go when they felt a very powerful crash. “I’m about to cross my own timeline in the biggest way possible, the TARDIS doesn’t like it,” he pressed a few buttons, the Time Lady ducking while she fished out her sonic pen from her pocket. “Hang on, hang on!!” he shouted, pulling another lever that sent them flying across the room, the three of them holding on to the handrails as more sparks were coming out of the consoles.

The Time Lady pointed her sonic pen at the console, but it did nothing. “The hot chocolate’s all over the place” Kyungsoo said, swinging from the handrails.

“Now what?” the Time Lady looked at Baekhyun, who got to his feet and rushed to the door, opening it.

He leaned against the threshold, staring at the dark mass of land streaked with orange below, Kyungsoo and the Time Lady standing behind him. “Okay, so that’s where I end up,” he said. “I thought I could retire, take up watercolors or singing in bars or something, I was always told I could sing well” Baekhyun sighed.

“How do we land there?” Kyungsoo asked.

“We can’t land, we fall down there” Baekhyun shook his head.

“I’m on it,” the Time Lady went back to the control panels. “The TARDIS turned off everything except the anti-gravity, so this means,” she pressed a few buttons. “I have to turn off one last thing,” she reached under and pulled a cord.

~~~~~

The TARDIS doors opened and the three of them stepped out. Trenzalore was a wasteland, littered with hundreds of tombstones and destroyed buildings and monuments. “Where is it?” Kyungsoo asked, as the three of them looked around. Baekhyun said nothing and walked on, the two of them following behind.

“Why didn’t you tell me your real name?” the Time Lady suddenly asked Baekhyun. “All this time, I don’t even know it, I only know you call yourself Baekhyun”

He stopped turned around. “I didn’t tell you because I don’t need to tell you,” he said softly, leaning in to press his forehead against hers. “I don’t need to tell you because you will know, you’ll figure it out, you will know my real name, it will kick in”

“Will I really?” the Time Lady said, and Baekhyun nodded, turning around to continue walking.

~~~~~

Leo opened his eyes and found himself lying on the ground. “Where are we?” he looked up and at his surroundings. He saw Hyuk leaning against a pillar, opening his eyes and getting up as well. Leo helped him up. He let go of Hyuk’s hand once he saw a body a few feet away from them and ran up to it. It was Hongbin. “Hyuk!” Leo called out.

Hyuk followed, taking out a blue device out of the pocket of his robes and pointed it at Hongbin. “Complete cardiovascular collapse. Shock induced” he read the inscription that came up on his device.

Leo looked up at him. “Get him back, bring him back for me or I will cut you into pieces” he grabbed Hyuk’s collar.

Hyuk pushed him away. “Don’t touch me, peasant” he said as he pointed his device at Hongbin again. It emitted a few beeps and all of a sudden, Hongbin opened his eyes, coughing as he sat up.

“Thank god you’re alive” Leo pulled Hongbin into a hug.

All of a sudden, the tall, white, eyeless creatures appeared, marching towards them. They were led by another man, wearing a suit and carrying a cane. Hongbin and Leo got up. “I was only attracting your attention,” the man said, while the creatures surrounded them. “I presume I have it”

Hongbin’s brows furrowed as he turned to Leo. “But he died, you told me” he said.

“Ken died. But the creature that possessed him lived on. I take it I am talking to The Great Intelligence” Leo said.

“You had a mind without a body the last time we met” Hongbin said.

“Yes, that is correct” Ken said. His body suddenly fell to the ground, and his face appeared on the body of the creature next to him.

“It was a minor encounter with The Doctor’s blood-soaked track record here on Trenzalore. In the end,” Ken walked towards the door behind them. “It was too much for the old man”

Leo scoffed. “The Doctor has been many things but never blood-soaked”

“The oncoming storm, the beast, the valeyard, the predator. Tell that to the leader of the Sycarax, or Solomon the Trader, or the Cybermen, or the Daleks” Ken said. “The Doctor lives his life in darker hues day after day” he touched the threshold. “He has thwarted me in every turn, and now I’ll have my peace, as I take my revenge” he turned back to them.

“Even if all of this were true, which I take the opportunity of doubting, how did you come across this information?” Leo asked.

“I am information” Ken answered. He turned back to the doors behind him. “This is the final resting place of the cruel tyrant, of the slaughterer of the ten billion, the vessel of the final darkness,” he looked at the three of them. “Welcome to the tomb of the Doctor”

~~~~~~

They stopped all of a sudden as they saw the TARDIS in the distance. Only it was bigger, the size of a mountain. The top was burnt down and its windows were shattered.

“It’s a TARDIS” Kyungsoo stared at it.

“A giant TARDIS,” the Time Lady nodded. “Doctor?” she turned to him.

“When a TARDIS is dying, sometimes the dimension barriers start breaking down, it’s called a size leak,” Baekhyun explained, looking up at it. “Bigger on the inside starts leaking through to the outside. It’s not just a TARDIS, it actually is the TARDIS, my TARDIS from the future” he said. He sighed as he kept walking, Kyungsoo following close behind.

The Time Lady looked around, stopping when he saw Taehyun appear a few feet away from her. “Prof-“

“Shh, don’t speak, don’t say my name, Baekhyun can’t see or hear me, only you can” Taehyun whispered.

“But how-?” the Time Lady asked.

“It’s the conference call, I kept the line open” Taehyun answered.

“Hey, who are you talking to?” Baekhyun turned back to her. “We need to get-“ he stopped in his tracks. “Taehyun”

The Time Lady turned around to where Baekhyun was looking to see a tombstone with “Nam Taehyun” written on it. “He’s dead?” the Time Lady asked, as Baekhyun bent down to examine it.

“Oh yes, he’s dead. He’s been dead for a very long time” Baekhyun said softly.

The Time Lady turned to Taehyun, who was standing beside her. “Yeah, I should have mentioned that, never the right time” he shrugged.

The moment Baekhyun stood up, an eerie rustling could be heard and the creatures appeared, marching towards them and surrounding the three of them. Kyungsoo took his gun out of his coat and held it up to them. “Stay back” he said.

“The man who lies, will lie no more, where this man lies, it’s Trenzalore” the creatures were slowly closing in on them.

“This man is all, is all but must, the fate of all is always dust” the creatures whispered, their voices raising the hairs on the Time Lady’s arms.

“If this isn’t my grave, then what is it?” Taehyun whispered in her ear.

The Time Lady turned to Baekhyun. “What do you think this gravestone really is?”

“Maybe it’s a false grave” Taehyun whispered, and the Time Lady repeated it.

“Maybe it’s a secret entrance to the tomb” he whispered again and the Time Lady’s eyes widened.

“Maybe it’s a secret entrance to the tomb!” she reached for Baekhyun’s hand and held it tight, her other hand reaching for Kyungsoo’s.

Baekhyun turned to her and nodded. “Okay yes, it makes sense, they’d never bury my best friend down here” he said, stomping on the ground near the tombstone a few times.

The three of them fell in, and saw a torch-lit hallway before them. “What is this now?” Kyungsoo asked, still holding up his gun as he got up.

“Catacombs” Baekhyun answered, motioning for the two of them to follow him, taking one torch as they walked on.

Kyungsoo kept his gun held up, and the Time Lady was behind him. She stopped again when she heard Taehyun behind her. “I died saving him. In return he saved me to a database in the biggest library of the universe, left me like a book on a shelf, didn’t even say goodbye,” he said. “He doesn’t like endings”

“Doctor!” the Time Lady shouted as the faces of the eyeless creatures appeared, and Taehyun disappeared. Kyungsoo began shooting at it as they ran through the hallway, stopping as they climbed down a staircase and into another level of the catacombs.

Kyungsoo put his gun away as they kept walking. “I can really use a hot chocolate right now” Baekhyun said, reaching for the Time Lady’s hand and lacing their fingers together.

“I would take my flask out, but I have a feeling those creatures will appear the moment I do” Kyungsoo said.

“Well, I think the three of us are set. Two of us can regenerate, and you can’t really die if they get to you” Baekhyun nodded. “No problem, no problem at all” he said. “We should hurry if they’re catching up to us,” he heard the familiar whispers again and walked faster, his grip on the Time Lady’s hand tightening. “They are catching up to us”

As they walked faster, the Time Lady almost skidded to a halt, but kept walking to catch up with Baekhyun and Kyungsoo. Images were suddenly coming to mind. She could see a room where Jongdae was, she could see creatures and events she wasn’t aware of. “The Impossible Astronaut” she blurted out.

Baekhyun turned to her, holding both her hands. “What?”

“Why am I seeing things, people, events that I don’t know of? Who are those people? What are those things?” the Time Lady slowed down, blinking a few times.

“The TARDIS telepathic circuit must have gotten to your head, you’re seeing things, people you don’t know, you weren’t even there to begin with before you turned into a Time Lady” Baekhyun explained, letting go of her hands to cup her cheeks. “The time vortex is beginning to take effect in your head, trust me, you will be okay” he said. “Come on, we have to hurry up” he took her hand again and led the three of them out.

~~~~~~

They found themselves standing in the middle, between Leo, Hongbin, and Hyuk behind them, and Ken in front of them. Baekhyun let go of the Time Lady’s hand. “Here I am, late to my own funeral, so glad you could make it” he said, eyeing Ken.

Ken turned back to the doors behind him. “These doors require a key, the key is a word, the word, is the Doctor’s” he walked up to Baekhyun.

“I will not open those doors” Baekhyun said.

“The key is a word lost to time, the answer to one question, the oldest question in all of time and space, hidden in plain sight” Ken walked closer, gently gripping Baekhyun’s jaw. “Doctor, what is your name?”

Baekhyun said nothing.

“The Doctor’s friends, stop their hearts” Ken commanded. The creatures began closing in on the Time Lady and Kyungsoo as well.

“Let go of me! Surrender your women and intellectuals!” Hyuk said. He threw a punch to one creature, but it only made his face disappear and reappear again. “Do you want me to do that again?!” he said.

Kyungsoo fired a few rounds, but to no avail. “If I’m going down, I’m going down with dignity” he said.

“Doctor who?” Ken asked.

“Please, stop it” Baekhyun said, turning back to see Leo and Hongbin already kneeling on the ground as the hands of the creatures suddenly reached in their chests.

“Doctor who?” Ken asked again, this time firmer, letting go of Baekhyun’s jaw.

“Stop it, please stop” Baekhyun begged.

“Don’t worry, Doctor, I think I’ve got them rattled!” Hyuk said, falling to his knees on the ground, gripping the creature’s arm.

“Doctor!” the Time Lady whimpered as she found herself against the pillar, one hand fishing for her sonic pen in her coat pocket. “Doctor! Ah!” The creature reached in with both hands, and she cried out from the pain surging through her body.

“Doctor who?!” Ken demanded.

“Please!” Baekhyun pleaded.

And all was quiet as the doors suddenly opened. The creatures pulled away. “Why did you do that, Doctor, I had them on the run” Hyuk said.

“I didn’t” Baekhyun shook his head, his eyes widened slightly in surprise.

“No, but I did” Taehyun stood next to him. “The TARDIS can still hear me, since you and doors have always been so useless” he said.

Baekhyun walked up to the Time Lady and pulled her in a hug. “I was going to see if any app I had would work on them” she coughed, her voice strained.

“I don’t want you regenerating anytime soon” Baekhyun whispered in her ear.

The Time Lady shook her head. “Not for a while, no” she whispered.

~~~~~

The inside of the TARDIS was covered in vines, and a bright light could be seen from the doors. In the middle of the control room was a beam of white light, smaller cord-like beams separating from it. “What is that?” Leo asked.

“It’s beautiful” Hongbin said.

“Should I destroy it?” Hyuk asked, and Leo shook his head instantly.

“What is it?” Kyungsoo and the Time Lady turned to Baekhyun.

“Were you expecting a body? Bodies are boring, I’ve had a few of them” Baekhyun said.

“So what is this then?” Leo turned to Baekhyun.

“The tracks of my tears” Baekhyun answered.

“No need to be poetic, Doctor. Just tell them” Ken ordered.

Baekhyun pointed his sonic device at the light, and with a buzz, they could suddenly hear Jongdae’s voice in it as well as a few other voices. “That is the scar tissue of my journey through the universe,” he explained. “My path through time, and space, from Gallifrey, to Trenzalore” he gestured to the light.

He could feel his eyes getting heavy, and his head feeling light. “All the days I’ve lived, even the ones I haven’t lived, yet..” he collapsed.

“Baekhyun!” the Time Lady ran towards him. Baekhyun’s cries of pain filled the room.

“Which is why, I shouldn’t be here, the paradox is too strong” he cried out.

Ken walked towards the beams of light. “The Doctor’s life is an open wound, and an open wound, can be entered,” he said. “I can rewrite your history, I can turn your victories into defeats, deliver pain, to your every breath” he said.

“You will die, you will be scattered along my timeline, like confetti” Baekhyun said, his voice weak.

“It will kill me, it will destroy you” Ken watched him squirm as he slowly backed away. “For me, peace at last, for you pain, everlasting” and he stepped in the beam of light.

The lights began to turn red, and Baekhyun squirmed. “What’s happening to him? Baekhyun?!” the Time Lady held his face as she knelt down beside him.

“He’s being rewritten!” Leo looked worriedly at the device he pointed at Baekhyun, seeing the lights on it blink and beep. “Ken is attacking his entire timeline, he’s dying all at once!” he said, reading the information that he could see from the screen of his device. “The Dalek Asylum, Androzani,” he glanced at Baekhyun. “Now he’s dying in Victorian London, with us”

“My whole life-my life is burning” Baekhyun sobbed, and the Time Lady held him close, tears falling down her face.

“You can’t, you can’t” she sniffled, taking one of his hands and holding it tightly.

“The universe without the Doctor, there will be consequences” Leo said, turning around. “Hongbin, come with me” he rushed out, Hongbin following him instantly.

“It is done” Ken’s voice filled the room, and the creatures disappeared.

Leo stepped out and pointed his device at the sky. “What are we looking for?” Hongbin said as he followed him out.

“Local star systems, they’re slowly disappearing. Ken’s corrupted the Doctor’s timeline, his every victory reversed, think of how many lives that man saved, how many worlds” Leo said. “He saved your life when we-“ he turned around, and Hongbin wasn’t there.

“Hongbin? Hongbin?” Leo looked around. “Hongbin!” he called out.

“Peasant scum” Hyuk suddenly appeared. Leo stepped back in surprise.

“Hyuk, your past is changing, but I swear, we are comrades” Leo said.

“Die, peasant!” Hyuk took out his gun, and like a reflex, Leo took out his gun and fired a round at him. Hyuk fell to the ground.

Leo dropped his own gun and knelt down beside his body. “Hyuk? Hyuk! Oh god, what have I done”

~~~~~~

Leo stepped back inside, looking at all of them. “The stars are all gone, and Hongbin and Hyuk are dead, there must be something we can do” he looked down.

Baekhyun’s cheeks were stained with the Time Lady’s tears. “I-I-my life, it’s burning..” Baekhyun wheezed, whimpering in her arms.

The Time Lady looked up at Kyungsoo, and at Taehyun who stood in the corner. “What can we do? My sonic won’t work, it won’t work” she said, wiping her eyes. She pressed a kiss to Baekhyun’s forehead.

“How can I save you? Do I go in there?” she whispered.

Baekhyun shook his head weakly. “No, don’t, please” he whispered.

The Time Lady looked at the beams of light, then looked up at Kyungsoo. “I think there’s only one way” Kyungsoo shrugged. He knelt down beside the Time Lady and held Baekhyun’s hand.

In that moment, the Time Lady knew. She pressed another kiss to Baekhyun’s forehead and stood up. “Whatever you’re thinking of doing, don’t” Taehyun suddenly said, looking at her with an apologetic expression on his face.

“If I go in there, what will happen?” the Time Lady asked.

“The time winds will tear you into a million pieces, a million versions of you, living and dying all over time and space, like, echoes” he explained. “But you, you will have to risk your life, you will use up all your regenerations”

“But it can save the Doctor, right?” she asked.

“But you have to stay alive now. You won’t be able to regenerate any more” Taehyun answered.

“But will this save the Doctor?” she asked again. Taehyun slowly nodded.

She turned back to Baekhyun, and more tears fell down her cheeks. “I’d do anything just to save him” she said. The Time Lady walked closer. “Once I’m in there, Kyungsoo, bring Baekhyun out of here as fast as you can, okay?” she said. Kyungsoo nodded.

“No, you can’t, please” Baekhyun sputtered, looking up at her.

As the Time Lady approached the beams of light, she looked back at them. “Remember me as I am, my love” and with a blinding flash of light, she jumped in.

“No, No!!” Baekhyun cried out, the beams of light turning red, and turning white again.

~~~~~~

With another flash of light, Leo found himself standing next to Hongbin and Hyuk. “That was an unprovoked and violent attack but that’s no excuse” Hyuk suddenly said to him.

“All that matters is that we’re all together” Leo wrapped his arms around both of them.

“Baekhyun?” Kyungsoo found Baekhyun standing upright again.

“We’re not all restored,” Baekhyun spoke.

“She’s still alive?” Leo asked.

“My Time Lady’s got an advantage over The Great Intelligence,” he said.

“And that is?” Hongbin turned to him.

“Me” Baekhyun stared at the beams of light.

“No, you can’t do that, it’s your own time stream for god’s sake” Taehyun said.

Baekhyun turned to the three of them and Kyungsoo. “Kyungsoo, bring them back to the TARDIS, the fast return protocol should be on, she’ll take you home then shut herself down” he said.

“No, Baekhyun” Taehyun called out.

“I have to save her” Baekhyun said.

“Yes, but not like this” Taehyun shook his head.

“I will cross my own time stream if it means saving her” he muttered.

“Baekhyun, listen to me, use the TARDIS, use something, save her yes, but be sensible!-“ Taehyun lifted a hand to hit him, only for Baekhyun to grab his wrist.

Taehyun looked at him in surprise. “How-How are you doing that? I’m not even here” he shook his head slightly.

“You are always here to me, Taehyun,” Baekhyun said, looking him in the eye. “I could always see you, I could always hear you, brother”

“Then why didn’t you say so?” Taehyun asked.

“Because I thought it would hurt too much” Baekhyun answered.

“I could have coped-“ Taehyun nodded.

“No, because it would hurt me, too much. You were the brother I never had” Baekhyun murmured.

He pulled Taehyun into a tight hug, and slowly pulled away. “If there’s anyone else who could see you, it would look so weird” Baekhyun glanced at Leo, Hongbin, Hyuk, and Kyungsoo, who had confused looks on their faces.

Baekhyun slowly backed into the beam of light. “I don’t know how to say goodbye to you, you should have faded by now” he said softly.

“Then,” Taehyun smiled. “Say it like you’re going to come back”

Baekhyun nodded, and a smile appeared on his face. “See you around, Nam Tae” he said.

“’Til next time” Taehyun held a hand up in salute.

“Don’t wait up” Baekhyun smiled and turned around.

“One more thing,” Taehyun suddenly said. Baekhyun turned back to him.

“And that is?”

Taehyun smiled. “I was mentally linked with her. If she’s really dead, how can I still be here?” he asked.

Baekhyun’s smile faded. “How?” he said.

“Can’t tell you, figure it out” Taehyun chuckled. “Goodbye, Byun Baek” and he disappeared.

~~~~~~~

The Time Lady was standing in the middle of what seemed to be a wasteland, covered in rocks and patches of the ground in flames and smoke. “Where am I?” she said, pointing her sonic around to see if anything came up that she could read.

She stepped back when she saw Jongdae running past her, as well as a few other men that she felt she had seen. Baekhyun’s previous faces were starting to appear. “What’s happening?” she whispered, wiping her tear-stained cheeks, pointing her sonic at anything that came.

“You’re inside my timestream, everything in there is me”

“I just saw Jongdae, and all of you” she said.

“These are my ghosts, my past, every good day, every bad day” Baekhyun’s voice filled the place, and the Time Lady could see Jongdae running back in a flash.

The ground began to shake, and the Time Lady fell to her knees. “What happened now?” she said.

“I’m inside my own time stream, it’s collapsing in on itself”

The Time Lady wiped away the tears that were about to fall. “Get out then!”

“No, not until I’ve got you” Baekhyun said.

A thick layer of smoke covered the Time Lady’s surroundings. Once the smoke cleared, she could see Baekhyun standing ten feet away from her, his arms outstretched. “I’m here now, come to me, please” he called out to her.

She staggered as she walked towards him, squinting to see if he was real. “How many times have you saved my life? Just this once, let me save you, you have to trust me, I’m real, I’m here” Baekhyun called out.

And the Time Lady found herself in Baekhyun’s arms, the beams of light gone. “I love you, you’re here with me now, you’re safe” he whispered in her ear. “I-I love you too” she said, resting her head on Baekhyun’s shoulder as they walked away.

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