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UNIT!100 - 040. Sight.
I Am Clever
Title: Wander in the Night (5/10)
Fandom: Doctor Who
Characters: John Benton
Prompt: 040. Sight.
Word Count: 378
Rating: T
Summary: John Benton just wanted to enjoy his 3 days of leave. Unfortunately, some beings have other plans for him. 10 chapters, each written for a separate fanfic100 prompt.
Disclaimer: I own nothing but my own OCs, should I create any for these stories.


Benton wasn’t entirely sure how long he had been unconscious for, but when he woke up, he found he was no longer in the chair, but lying down (presumably in the room he had started in) on a bed. He found that he had a pounding headache and he still felt rather weak and sick. But what was most horrifying was that upon opening his eyes slowly, he discovered that the drug he had been injected with had stolen his sight. "Good.. you have awoken."

Benton visibly started upon hearing the voice, not having known that there was anyone else in the room with him. "Who's there?" he called, hoping that his nervousness at being functionally helpless didn't show in his voice.

"It issssss I." Benton then recognized the voice as being one of the lizard creatures, and felt grateful for the fact that they hadn't abandoned him someplace. "Our testssssss are complete. You were a perfect match. We have managed to create a cure for our people while you were unconscioussssss. We thank you for your generosssssssity."

"While I'm glad you managed to save your people, your drug has left me blind." Benton pointed at his eyes. "Can you fix it? Please?"

"Unfortunately, we can not. We do not possess the resourcesssssss to determine what element of our chemical has caused thissssss unforeseen....reaction. No species has ever displayed this sssssssymptom before."

"You mean, I'm stuck like this? How am I going to get home, then?"

"Do not worry," the second lizard spoke up, startling Benton again. "We will take you back to the place we took you from. You will be returned to your mobility craft. All will be well."

"Now, we mussssssssst make preparations to leave, as we are required back on our world as quickly as we can be. Please excuse usssssss," the first voice spoke up again. Benton then heard footsteps, and a door closing, leaving him truly alone in his room.

He tried sitting up slowly, and winced as his head spun with that simple action. There goes any plan of trying to stand or move any time soon, he mused. "Well, this is bloody wonderful," he muttered to himself, head in his hands. "What am I going to do now?"

X-posted to FF.net, Teaspoon, AO3, and unit_family.

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I'm glad you're enjoying this. :)

I didn't think you were a Pertwee-era and/or Benton fan, though. :O You learn something new every day.

Oh, yes, definitely!

I am working on one called Triptych which has Two, Three, and a ginger Ten (and Donna) trying to figure out why Benton suddenly thinks he is the Doctor while Three is lying comatose.

That sounds awesome! I can't wait to read it. :D

I wasn't a big fan of Three at first (just a teeny bit resentful that he 'took' Two and Jamie away from me), but I've found that he's grown on me. Doesn't hurt that I love Benton and Yates and old-school UNIT, as well. :P

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