In Which

Gallifrey Rises!

So, this chapter is a bit random, not that you people mind, hopefully! I actually quoted the script though, so I got what they said right, me thinks. The episodes I used were, in this order, Last of the Time Lords (season 3), School Reunion (season 2), and Silence in the Library (season 4). Enjoy!


In Which…

Gallifrey Rises!


Katrina Lycanthrope sat at her desk in the Torchwood hub, typing away at her laptop. She had to finish the list of every being in the universe-a task that Jack Harkness had been assigned, yet had refused to complete. She had wanted to look around Torchwood one day, but Jack would only let her come with him if she finished all the work he didn't feel like doing. Katrina didn't mind, though, because she had found a vortex manipulator in the storage section. As soon as her shift ended, it would be time to put her sinister plan into action.


The old man that was the Doctor pointed the laser screwdriver at the Master, who was watching him with a lack of surprise on his face.

"Oh, I see," The Master said, raising an eyebrow.

"I told you. I have one thing to say," the Doctor murmured.

"Gallifrey rises!" shrieked someone on the other side of the room. The teenage girl had seemingly materialized out of nowhere. She had completely confused everyone in the room, ruined the drama of the scene, and then had left again.


The Doctor walked into the physics classroom and wrote the word 'physics' on the board.

"So, physics," he said with a grin, capping the pen and chucking it onto the desk. "Physics. Eh? Physics. Phyyyyyyyysics. Physics! Physics. Physics, physics, physics, physics, physics, physics, physics."

At the amused looks the class gave him, he tossed his head slightly.

"I hope one of you is getting all this down. Um, okay; let's see what you know. Two identical strips of nylon are charged with static electricity and hung from a string so they can swing freely. What would happen if they were brought near each other?" The Doctor pointed to a student. "Yes, you. What's your name?"

"Milo," the kid replied.

"Milo! Off you go!"

"They'd repel each other because they have the same charge," Milo answered and the Doctor grinned.

"Correctamundo! A word I have never used before and hopefully never will again. Question two; I coil up a thin piece of micro wire and place it in a glass of water. Then I turn on the electricity and measure to see if the water's temperature is affected. My question is this; how do I measure the electrical power going into the coil?"

Milo raised his hand again immediately.

"Anybody else?" the Doctor asked and a girl in the back raised her hand. She had chin-length golden brown hair and green eyes; she was dressed in a black t-shirt and blue skinny jeans, not the school uniform at all. The Doctor pointed to her anyway. "What's your name?"

"Kat," the girl replied, grinning hugely.

"Okay, Kat, have at it!"

"Gallifrey rises!" she shouted, standing up and putting her hands on her hips in a triumphant motion. The Doctor blinked a few times in shock.

"What did you say?"

"Gallifrey rises!" Kat shouted again. Before the Doctor or any of the other people in the room could say anything in response, she twisted a knob on her writs and disappeared.


The Doctor looked at the curly-haired woman in the astronaut suit before him, trying to decipher who River was, how she knew who he was, how she knew his future.

"You've seen me before, then?" he asked and River's eyes widened a little. She grabbed his hand.

"Doctor, please tell me you know who I am…" she pleaded and the Doctor shook his head slightly.

"Who are you?" he asked and River looked at him sadly.

"Gallifrey rises!" shouted someone, startling both the Doctor and River. River blinked a few times.

"Kat, sweetie, I don't really think now is the best time…"

"Oh, sorry?" she replied, her voice a little sarcastic. Katrina Lycanthrope turned a knob on her wrist and disappeared again.


Katrina Lycanthrope appeared back in the Torchwood hub, her spine very sore. She decided that traveling through the vortex non-stop for the past few hours was not her best idea, but it was worth it.

Continue Reading Next Chapter

About Us

Inkitt is the world’s first reader-powered publisher, providing a platform to discover hidden talents and turn them into globally successful authors. Write captivating stories, read enchanting novels, and we’ll publish the books our readers love most on our sister app, GALATEA and other formats.