{{ 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 copies left
You can choose from our best books below
CrimsonWords would love your feedback! Got a few minutes to write a review?
Write a Review

Gallifreyan Ghoul

By CrimsonWords

Other / Horror

Chapter 1: The Change

(The Tenth Doctor's Narrative)

I strolled along with the crowd of Cardiff to feel the nostalgia of certain places. Going through old memories of the many people I've spend time with here. Now with no one to travel through the universe with, I'm beginning to feel alone and lost what to do next. I thought to myself on where should I really go besides rummaging through old memories. England is one of my favorite places to be, but now the good memories I have here are only making me grieve.

I know a place I've haven't visit yet, Japan, not? I know the language to get by and perhaps I can find a new companion. Yeah that sounds brilliant! I'll start off something new! I can't wait to see who can be worthy as my new companion!

I rush back to my TARDIS and pilot to Japan. When I arrived I noticed that dawn is barely breaking through over here so it's a little dark. The TARDIS is parked in a small alley but that's good because no one can spot it right away. I am way to excited for this that I can't wait to find my new companion!

I walked into the streets which I'm very surprised that there's more than a few active people roaming around. Okay then, where should I start? A cafe called Anteiku across the street has caught my eye. Looks like a lovely place to start off. I walked across the street to enter inside the cafe. When the little bell alerted the employees that they have a customer, a white haired waiter with a white eye patch covering his left greeted me. He bowed as a sign of respect as he said with a smile, "Welcome to Anteiku. Is it just you for today?"

"Yes it is." I said as I smiled.

"Then come this way."

He showed me to my table which is a small round table for one or two. Once I was seated he said, "I'll be your waiter for today, sir. Would you like a few minutes to take a look at the menu?"

"Yes, thank you. What's your name?"

"Kaneki, sir."

"Thank you Kaneki."

He went away for a little bit to be of service to the other customers while I look through the menu. In the middle of deciding a new customer came through the door. It was a woman who has long straight cyan hair. The hair color matches well with her blue eyes. The outfit she wears is a casual black outfit. It's really not often that I'll see people like her. I mean I've seen them around I just never address them.

Looking at her long enough she took noticed of me. She smiled and walked over to sit in front of me. She said, "You're not from around here, are ya?"

"No, I'm not. Mostly visiting."

"Your accent." she took noticed, "Are you from England?"

"Not really but I been there for a long time. What's your name?"

"Shian, you?"

"I'm the Doctor."

She chuckled lightly as she said, "Doctor who?"

"Just the Doctor."

"No way did your parents really name you that?"

"No I just like the name I suppose. Funny how I'm a doctor in many areas."

My waiter, Kaneki came over as he asked, "Are you ready to order sir?"

"Um-,"

"He'll get the Violet Lotus Coffee along with a Bloody Danish," Shian ordered for me.

"Will that be alright for you, sir?" Kaneki asked me.

"Um, yes that'll be fine." I said.

He went away to get me the ordered items. I looked at her as I said, "I'm guessing you've been in here before."

"Since you're new I just had to introduce it to you. Call it a treat to welcome you to Japan."

"Why thank you, Shian."

The Violet Lotus Coffee was divine indeed, and the Bloody Danish was the flavor of cherry, pomegranate and strawberries put together. The color was so dark red that it's no wonder why they called it a Bloody Danish. After that she paid for them and she given me a tour around some areas around Tokyo. I was getting to know her more, and the more I've found out something about her character. The more I wanted her as my new companion.

It makes me wonder why I didn't come to Tokyo in the first place. When it became already night, I finally decided. "Shian," I said, "Do you ever dream about seeing more?"

"What do you mean Doctor?"

"Um... Tell you what, instead of explaining it. How bout I show it to you?"

"Show me what?"

"Come with me."

I took her back where my TARDIS is. Once we got there she asked me, "What is that blue thing."

"She actually." I said, "This old girl here is my ship."

"Your ship?"

"Go on inside and see for yourself."

I snap my fingers as the doors to my TARDIS open. She smiled as look at it with amazement. "No wonder you smell different from the other humans." she said... What?

"What do you mean?" I asked. Before I could even react, all of a sudden something long, cyan, and sharp stab me straight through my left heart! I looked at Shian in shock as I see those black and red eyes. "Now I can feast upon you, Doctor! Hope you don't mind?!"

Another tentacle stab me through the abdomen this time as I coughed up my blood. There's no way I can regenerate now, for she stabbed me in my left heart! Is this it? This is how I'm going to die?

Suddenly she was ripped apart by a masked boy with white hair. He has a similar weapon as hers except it's red. "DOCTOR!" he shouted as he ran to me. But before he could even get close, the life stream from my TARDIS flown out to go into me and Shian. When pain hit me like a bolt of lightening, I fell into darkness.


"Who knew this would happen to me. I didn't expect your girl merging the both of us... It's not too bad I guess. I could get use to it... But one thing that's not good for you for sure, Doctor... Is that now you have to eat others to live.

When I woke up, I was starving as hell.

Continue Reading Next Chapter
Further Recommendations

Deleted User: I loved this story. It was so great that I did not expect it to be this awesome. I swear to you this deserves more than just 5 stars. Beyond amazing. Kept me wanting more and I felt exactly like Emma felt while reading. Although in the beginning I did not expect anything to happen. Then, when som...

C.K. Bachman: Just read the first chapter. Love how the main character thinks and is conflicted over his wife and the trickery he uses on her.

sujitha nair: What's so distinct about this story was that it could easily be real.Praveena can be your classmate, neighbor or that girl you saw at the coffee shop today. The important decisions she makes and the dilemmas she faces, remind us of our own twisted lives.

Shweta Somwanshi: I just chose to read this out of nowhere and now I can't stop. Hats off to the author who made the reader swoon away with words so beautifully! I loved how I was able to imagine everything so explicitly because the writing was simple and easily comprehensive with a touch of complexity somewhere b...

Sam: SamThank you. Your story was enjoyable reading that sucked me in and give me a stomach ache. Everything always works its way to good even when you think it is so bad as you go through it. Makes you appreciate life more. Great story, looking forward to reading your next story.Oct 20.2017

Kashaf Azmat: The concept is excellent everything is well defined that you can picture the whole scenario which makes you feel connected to the plot and this is the thing that catches my eye and this what i am looking for in every novel.Keep it up

Deleted User: This is a very clever story in the style of 19th century (and turn of the century) Gothic writing, very reminiscent of Stevenson's The Body Snatchers or even of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (less so of Frankenstein itself, since the author is more minimalist than Shelley's florid, Romantic rhetoric). ...

Lydia Sherrer: I first read The Speaker almost a decade ago when I first discovered author Sandra Leigh. I loved it then, and I still love it now. It is a simple, easy read, yet deep in meaning and rich in storyline. I do not know what kind of research or prior knowledge Leigh has of First Nation tribes, but sh...

Avintika Narayan: I quite liked this novel because it's horror. The start was brilliant. It made me so curious that I actually wanted to read it. The author did an amazing job. J.T's first encounter with Jeff the killer was amazing. The moment when J.T woke up and realised that nothing actually happened to his fam...

More Recommendations

Deidre L. Swain: I understood where the story was going but the writing skills were lacking a lot. There are some places that had no flow. The plot was good which is what kept me reading the whole story. I think the author shows promise. They just need to tighten up on their skills to really get it going

ArgyrisMetaxas: Thrilling story which builds layer ontop of layer. A few mis spellings every few chapters.What I found special was that it took a modern day problem and took it to its logical conclusion and plays this realism with gritting precision. I'm always on edge ready to shout from adrenaline. This is gre...

mariamalkorashy: Simply alluring, I have become addicted. Now the rest of this message is simply words because it notified me saying that my Review was to short haha. It has done it again so yup I am still here writing once more haha.

Althea Kerr: This is a tale that is all too familiar to South African readers having lived through a war era on our borders and beyond. It is obviously autobiographical as the mind under duress is so detailed and real. It has fantastic suspense if a bit disjointed - perhaps that is the fear and loneliness com...

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.