March 19th, 2013

Oswin - In Dalek Eye

Rec: "Conversion"

Story: Conversion
Author: Cinta
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1239
Author's Summary: A distant human colony has been taken over by the Cybermen as a breeding colony. Every 3 years they return to convert 500 humans. This is my story.
Characters/Pairings: Original Character
Warnings: None

Recced because: There is something particularly eerie about this tale. Though it doesn't involve any of the usual suspects, instead focusing around an Original Character, it's still incredibly gripping and poignant. It provides great sensory detail and brilliant insight into the thoughts of a person who knows what being a Cyberman entails, but is being forcibly converted.


The Cyberman drops his hands to his sides and looks towards the alcove — he waits…

My temples throb slightly and I realize that I have not taken a breath. I gently sigh and loop my thumbs into the top of my pants. In a swift movement, I slide them down my legs. Still hunched over, I remove my remaining clothes before I suddenly blush with embarrassment.

I look up; he slowly scans the room before his eyes lock with mine again. I shield my body like an awkward teenager as I stand upright, completely naked. His head tilts slightly, almost curious by the sudden modesty I am showing. A naked woman meant nothing to him; the last sexual urge was scoured from his brain many years ago by the very machine I am about to enter. It is highly likely that the memories of his sexual past had been discarded shortly after conversion.

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