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22 September 2013 @ 10:25 am
DW FIC: Subliminal, Continuous  
title Subliminal, Continuous
author charlottetrips
genre, rating, wc drama, PG, 323
character the Master
summary It. Never. Stops.



The pulse never stops. A beat to the rhythm of my heart. Over and over and over again.

Beat-beat-beat-beat, beat-beat-beat-beat

Thousands, millions of years, it’s thrown its pulse against the walls of my head. Pounding.

Pound-pound-pound-pound, pound-pound-pound-pound

Chipping away at solid barriers until it finally bursts forth into the open, leaving behind a cavity from which my brain can leak through. I can see myself laying wide-eyed on my side, people passing around me, ignoring this man that lays supine at their feet. The internal force escaping.

Chip-chip-chip-chip, chip-chip-chip-chip

Sometimes I think it’s gone away. Then I realize that I’ve just covered it with other noise, other distractions. The screams of those lesser-minded beings as they dissolve under experiments, the terror in the faces of those unfortunate enough to stand in my way, the laughter of a Time Lord who doesn’t quite understand what’s going on. All of this can drown it out, but not for long.

It always comes back.

Beat-beat-beat-beat, beat-beat-beat-beat

Insane. I’ve been driven insane. Or have I ever been sane? Has there ever been a time when this—beat-beat-beat-beat, beat-beat-beat-beat—wasn’t there? There are times when I’m sure that others hear it. One cocks his head to the side, another taps it out with her finger. Or they could just be toying with me, taking advantage of the crazy one, stirring him up, making reality right for him for just a moment before taking it away.

Tap-tap-tap-tap, tap-tap-tap-tap

It’s only ever been for me. Special. Is that the word? Special is as special does. Unique. That’s it. That’s me! No one else gets driven forward by this. No one else experiences the cadence, the pulse. Maybe it’s just the universe communing within me, through me. It’s chosen me. I hear it now, a message within the noise. The lesson that I’m supposed to learn. Can you hear it, too?

It’s telling me what I must do.

Beat-beat-beat-beat, beat-beat-beat-beat

T-A-K-E-O-V-E-R
 
 
 
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     Mandy: DW - The Mastera_phoenixdragon on September 22nd, 2013 05:38 pm (UTC)
OH WOW. This was just phenomenal!! Chiling, deep and ohhh, so satisfying. This is the Master. This is perfection.

*HUGS*
no matter how improbablecharlottetrips on September 23rd, 2013 03:51 am (UTC)
thank you love! :)
wanted to try my hand at the Master and it seemed that a one shot about "noise" was the best way to go :)
F. J.: houseoficons; ewan belly!someplacetobe on September 23rd, 2013 03:21 pm (UTC)
That would be quite insane driving, that noise. I thought reading it, I'd be fine but, no! It drives me nuts all the same!
no matter how improbablecharlottetrips on September 23rd, 2013 09:39 pm (UTC)
Haha, well I hope you recovered!
F. J.: houseoficons; ewan belly!someplacetobe on September 24th, 2013 08:54 am (UTC)
Barely! I kept thinking of all the Master's incarnations and then it looped ... it tok a while! =P
Silver M: a-greyhousemaldeluxx on September 24th, 2013 11:47 am (UTC)
Chilling, and very like him... maybe the beats make it hard for him to remember how they started? It definitely could have an effect on his concentration, so doubt it could do that to his memory. Loved this :)
no matter how improbablecharlottetrips on September 25th, 2013 09:21 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

Did you see "The End of Time"? The episode explains why the Master couldn't remember, but definitely the drumbeats would interfere with his concentration!
Silver M: b-scaredwombatmaldeluxx on September 26th, 2013 10:26 am (UTC)
I haven't watched it yet (though I have the DVDs), but I think I might watch them sooner now *lol* :)
priarani560priarani560 on September 25th, 2013 12:13 pm (UTC)
Excellent
no matter how improbablecharlottetrips on September 25th, 2013 09:22 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
Kathleen 'Charlie'pony_express on September 26th, 2013 10:13 am (UTC)
Wow! Just wow!!

I just. . . Wow!
Good luck in the challenege, not that I think you'd need it!
no matter how improbablecharlottetrips on September 27th, 2013 02:30 am (UTC)
THanks :)
Kathleen 'Charlie'pony_express on September 29th, 2013 06:11 pm (UTC)
You're very welcome!
mihnn: DW girl who waitedmihnn on September 28th, 2013 01:40 am (UTC)
This is stunning! That incessant beat, driving him to madness and beyond... Brilliantly written.
no matter how improbablecharlottetrips on September 30th, 2013 04:29 am (UTC)
thank yoU! :)
run_remember: Eleven tux red blackrun_remember on September 29th, 2013 02:55 pm (UTC)
You writing The Master with such amazing clarity and understanding. The noise theme is so prevalent. Great story. Thank you for sharing. :)
no matter how improbablecharlottetrips on September 30th, 2013 04:39 am (UTC)
thank you! It really was the only thing that came to mind looking at that prompt :)
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no matter how improbablecharlottetrips on October 4th, 2013 04:10 am (UTC)
thanks. I liked digging into his darkness :)
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