{{ contest.story_page_sticky_bar_text }} Be the first to recommend this story.
Get Free Copy

100 free copies left

This novel is limited to 100 free copies due to its part in Inkitt’s Novel Contest.

0
Free copy left
You can read our best books
SibylStorm would love your feedback! Got a few minutes to write a review?
Write a Review

A Pursuit For Purpose

By SibylStorm

Romance / Drama

Chapter 1: All Alone

Hey guys, this is my first attempt at writing fiction & I hope this will be a successful one.

[Italics represent the personal thoughts of the character]

Disclaimer: I do not own the characters.

1: All Alone

The sun was scorching and causing a certain redhead to sweat profusely. The added weight of the charcoal grill he was carrying didn't help the situation much. Finally, he reached his destination, a building so old and creepy, it was a wonder no one had declared it as a Class 2 Heritage Site. This was his beloved Polar Star Dormitory.

"Konbanwa, Fumio-san," said the 17 year old boy to the ancient caretaker, "What's for dinner?"

Daimido Fumio greeted Yukihira Soma, First Seat of the Totsuki Culinary Academy Elite Ten Council."If you were expecting me to bow down, I assure you that's not gonna happen," was her sharp response.

Soma just smiled and went up to his room, the room which previously belonged to his father, the man called The Demon. He placed the grill on the table and ran his finger along a certain burnt portion of the floor. The mark left by a certain previous owner of this room. Soma hadn't called his father for some time now. Making a mental note to call him soon, he proceeded to take a bath.


At the Totsuki HQ, Director Nakiri Senzaemon had a surprise visitor.

"Is this true?" the question was directed to the man standing in front of him.

"Yes," was the deadpanned reply of Dojima Gin, former First Seat and current Head Chef of the Totsuki Resort.

"But that's not the only reason why you're here?" asked the Director."There's something you should know," he replied as he sat down.

"I've been summoned now? Look at the time," murmured a disgruntled Soma as he made his way to the Director's office.

Hisako sold me out I guess. I shouldn't have forced her to try my squid in mango chutney. Man, I'm in deep trouble.

Walking under the starry skies, he took out his phone and dialled his father's number. I gotta let him know. There's a new worst dish ever in the market. He smiled."The number you're calling is switched off. Please try again after sometime," a mechanical voice replied. That's odd.


Nakiri Erina was late. These reports were supposed to be submitted to the Director two hours ago.

Damn that Yukihira and damn his excuses. This is his job.

Increasing her pace, she arranged the stack of papers in her hand.

I am the Second Seat, and yet my status has been reduced to that of a delivery boy of that lowly commoner. I should throw these here and leave and let him face the aftermath.

"What the-," the blonde stopped as she saw her reason of frustration standing outside the Director's office and banging his head on the wall beside the door. Then the door opened and he went inside.

What the hell?

She went into the room beside the office, intending to leave the reports there.

"If this is because of Arato, in my defence, it was only a joke," she heard him say.

So, that's why Hisako took a leave due to sickness. He's responsible.

Erina's blood boiled, to think of the audacity of that man.

"Yukihira-kun, please sit down," said a deep voice.

Dojima-senpai? What's going on?


"Yukihira Soma," Nakiri Senzaemon questioned the boy, "what is the name of your father?"

If Soma was surprised to see Dojima Gin, this question disarmed him completely. The guy who couldn't shut up for a minute was rendered speechless.

"Eh? Yu-Yukihira Joichiro. But what is all this?" He turned towards Gin, a little caution dawning over him.

"Please," the Director's voice was softer now, "his real name."

Soma was still staring at Gin; caution overpowered his senses completely accompanied with a flicker of betrayal. He took a deep breath.

This was bound to happen sometime.

"Saiba Joichiro," he said quietly.

His confession was followed by a significant period of silence. Senzaemon continued to look down while Dojima was looking at Soma.

Soma was preparing to break the silence with a lot of questions, suddenly Dojima Gin spoke up."I received a call some time ago," he looked down, "I'm so sorry Soma-kun."Soma was bewildered, he began to stand up. Gin continued.

"Your father is no more."


Nakiri Erina forgot to breathe. She had to lean onto the wall for support. Tears were building up in her eyes, but she couldn't make a sound. Biting on her tongue as hard as she could, she stood as silent as the grave while her grief was tearing her body apart.

Then she heard him, in a voice that no one has ever heard from the Son of the Demon, a voice filled with so much pain."How?"

That one word destroyed her resistance, tears flowed out uncontrollably. Her whole body was shaking. She couldn't take this, it was too much. She ran out.

Well, chapter 1 is up. I know this is a short one. No worries, they will get longer subsequently. Thanks for reading it. I'll be waiting for the reviews.
Upcoming Chapter: Flowers & Futility
~(SibylStorm) Signing Off

Write a Review Did you enjoy my story? Please let me know what you think by leaving a review! Thanks, SibylStorm
Continue Reading
Further Recommendations

emmaneal74: I loved this booked. Would definitely buy it when published and read it again. The story flowed in such a way I just couldn't put it down. I was never confused about the characters or their roles in the story which can happen sometimes with so many lead. I'd recommend this to anyone wanting to r...

Giuliana Cassetta: My face is full of tears, I never cried like now with a book or even a movie. I loved every single chapter. I truly don't know what to say, I'm out of words and my eyes hurt from crying. Such an bittersweet story, it's so wonderful. One of my favorites for sure. Keep it up!

annie08c: I really like this story, I can relate to it a lot and with how she feels, the boyfriend and the events that happened but I'm a little bit younger. It was really good plot, really liked how you stuck to the topic and you had a new title for every chapter making me guess what's going to happen. Ma...

ernbelle: When I first started this story I was a little unsettled by all of the information that appears in the prologue, and wasn't sure if I would continue. However, I am very glad I did. The plot was very well thought out and really interesting. There were not any page breaks or markers to acknowledge ...

Sandra Estrada: I loved every minute of it and I thank my lucky stars that brought me to the story, it's been a whirlwind of emotions, plot twist after plot twist but I never got tired of them. Abby and Kade's story is a hard one to understand but once you're submerged in their story and love, you can't help but...

brettylee: The narrative is slick yet punchy. Life, Family and Friends I believe is the core message so it’s easy to relate to. It’s surprisingly action packed. The author does a good job at keeping you guessing. Just when you think all is right, whack, the unexpected happens. The dialogue is energetic and ...

Satabda Chatterjee: Each and every charecter develops during the whole course of the journey and keeps secretly love for the princess . However the way that writter expressed each situatuons that the princess faced quite relevant and keeps the suspense always at the end of the chapter. . . .which makes the reader m...

OpheliaJones: This story took a different kind of spin on the "normal girl lives with definitely not normal guy" plot. The plot points of Frey's father, Liam's family, and Frey's view of Liam's world were good to read. She did not fall in love with him in the first couple weeks. Their lives were not smooth in ...

Alex Rushmer: Chapter One: Not much is happening in this chapter, but I was absolutely fascinated by the depth of your character development. I love how you just sat there with the reader and explored Eddward. Usually, that sort of thing gets boring very fast, but this was actually really cool! He's so unique ...

More Recommendations

Jennifer Sibley Jannise: So, I originally read the book because my daughter asked me to. However, I read it in 2 days and thoroughly enjoyed it. It is well written and thought out. If the author writes and publishes any more books, I would definitely read them.

rihannabkj2: Great story,I can hardly stop reading this novel. it shows that compassion and love can still exist after so many years between two persons. I most say well done to the Author who wrote this book. Others should read this book inorder to know that there can still be LOVE among two persons no matt...

SPepper: I had a hard time putting this book down even to go to sleep. The story is compelling and beautifully character driven. I hope author will make this a series.

Jennifer Kane Martin: I am a high school teacher, and the dialogue and inner thoughts are PERFECT. However, the lack of capitalization, punctuation, and the typos are distracting. Don't let these get in the way of a potentially good story.

Alkira Joan: Great story, I found it hard to read especially the dialogue. You just need to fix up some spelling errors and the gramma .I enjoyed this book. was a little hard to get though.,.,..,.,.,,..,.,.,, , , , ,.,, , , , , , , ,., , ,.,,,,,

maewilde25: I am so in love with this story!!! captivated me till the very end, there wasn't a dull moment. Didn't particularly enjoy the lay out and some bits of info was missing along with how a 21 year old man amassed so much wealth that needed to be explained other than that and a few spelling errors, th...

About Us:

Inkitt is the world’s first reader-powered book publisher, offering an online community for talented authors and book lovers. Write captivating stories, read enchanting novels, and we’ll publish the books you love the most based on crowd wisdom.