Emerald watched as the three suns set on the horizon. The Persian had come far in her life, farther than most people, from any universe. She started life in a place, was turned into a slave, then freed and returned as a princess.
That alone would have been amazing, but her world died and she was saved. Since then, she has traveled with the Doctor, she has seen so much more than she could have ever imagined. Emerald has traveled to different worlds, different dimensions, and made countless friends everywhere she’s gone.
The sky went pitch black, for lack of a moon on this planet. But not after it sang a symphony of light. The crimson sky turned burnt orange, it changed to a cheery pink, then purple and blue, and finally settled on a deep green, that got darker and darker until the planet went black.
“So what happens now?” She asked, turning to where the Doctor and Captain Jack were sitting, even know she couldn’t see them.
“Night only happens every 9 and half years on this planet,” the Doctor explained, “The trees and plant life grow dependent on having light every moment. So when the suns set, they begin to die. In order to cope with this, the animals have evolved to save them.
Suddenly, every single animal in the forest lit up. It was a magnificent sight. The animals brightened the forest as if it were the middle of the day. “After four years of this, I thought nothing could surprise me anymore,” Emerald said.
Elsewhere, on another world, in another dimension, the situation was much more sinister. Just outside the massive Reach City, in a cave that wasn’t a cave, carved in the side of a mountain that wasn’t a mountain, extraordinary, some would say super powered, beings were being held against their will.
Among them, was a woman known as Tundra Wolf. What set her apart, in this instance, was the simple fact that they underestimated how much it would take to sedate her. Tundra began waking up, and found herself strapped to a medical table. She felt weak, and had no way of being sure if she could use her powers.
Looking around the room, she’d find 4 more tables, all empty, and the walls lined with glass pods, each one holding a hero from Reach City. Some of which she’d surely recognize.