A Time of Fracture

Summary

The Sixth Doctor and Peri arrive in Westeros, and thanks to their presence, change the timeline by saving Robert Baratheon's life when he is supposed to have been killed by a boar. Now deeply involved

Genre:
Fantasy / Scifi
Author:
Cyanwrites
Status:
Complete
Chapters:
7
Rating:
โ˜… 5.0 1 review
Age Rating:
16+

A CHOIR OF BONES: Prologue

PERI

Peri was standing at the TARDIS console, staring at the dials in front of her, trying to be distracted by the coat draped over a rail to the left of her. It was a multicoloured monstrosity that she'd probably never stand to look at, let alone get used to. A voice called out from under the console.

"Okay, Peri. Read out the numbers."

"Okay, Doctor. 17, 21, 14, wait, the 14 changed to fifteen."

"Fifteen? Are you sure?" The Doctor crawled out from under the console and looked at the readings himself. He was silent for a few seconds.

"Is...Is something wrong, Doctor?" Peri asked.

"Wrong?...WRONG?! We're falling out of flux with the time vortex! Of course it's wrong!"

"In English, Doctor?"

"In English, Peri, hold on to something." The Doctor replied as the TARDIS shook with the magnitude of a moderately powerful Earthquake.

Perpugilliam Brown, or 'Peri' for short, had been travelling with the Doctor for what had been at least six months her time. She was a botany student who was saved from drowning by him. At first, the Doctor was a nice, caring man with an undeniable charm that made you want to follow him anywhere, but then he changed. He became...not that. Despite that, he was still undeniably the Doctor. He strived to do the right thing, and if there was a problem, he would not rest until he had fixed it, and people were happy. Peri could at least admire that, if not his ego, attitude or dress sense, all equally terrible.

The shaking stops. The Doctor instantly springs back up, opens the doors and grabs his coat, starting to put it on.

"Come on, Peri," He near shouted, the excitement of adventure taking over him, "Let's see where we've ended up this time. Peri sighed, rolled her eyes, and followed him out.

They were in a forest. It looked just like Earth.

"Doctor, this looks like...Earth."

"Looks like, sounds like, smells like. Even has the same air, but something tells me it isn't." The Doctor furrowed his brow. "Peri, stop...can you hear that?"

Peri listened carefully, and she could hear it. The sound of hoof beats and men's shouts in the distance. Before she could say anything, the Doctor was already striding towards the sounds. "Doctor, wait!"

She saw a party of men in medieval-looking armour. They were chasing a boar. The boar turned back and was starting to charge towards the fat, bearded one, but it saw the Doctor and, getting frightened by the number of humans around it, fled. The fat, bearded man got off his horse and grabbed the Doctor by the scruff of his neck, drink in his breath.

"What do you think you're doing, you darned fool? I almost hat that pig!"

"From the way I saw it, he almost had you," The Doctor replied, perfectly calm and even a little condescending. He shook free of the man's grip and straightened his polka-dot cravat.

"You will address King Robert Baratheon as 'your Grace'," said a mousy blond man by the King's side, holding the wine, and looking annoyed, though not at the Doctor, but something else. The Doctor smiled begrudgingly.

"Where are you supposed to be from anyway, talking an' dressing like that?" demanded the King. The Doctor's smile grew a little.

"I am a traveller, and I'm not from here. I'm a Time Lord, from the planet Gallifrey, in the constellation of Kasterborous," the Doctor replied. The whole party was silent. Finally, the King replied.

"You're coming back with me to King's Landing. We'll find out who you are."

The King and his men set off in the direction they came from when the Doctor saw them. The Doctor followed behind, and Peri followed behind him.

"I wish you'd be more respectful to people, Doctor. I don't think he likes us now."

"My dear Peri," The Doctor replied. "If he didn't like us, I've a feeling we'd be dead."

"That's reassuring..." She responded sarcastically.

When they got to the gates, the King and his men went inside, while the Doctor and Peri remained outside. After a long time waiting, a bald man in a gold robe approached them, his face blank, though there was an air of being pleased about him that was somewhat comforting and eerie at the same time.

"I had heard there were two strange people at the gates. I heard right. You don't look like you're from anywhere I can place in all of Westeros or Essos. Tell me, where are you from?"

"Oh, my friend, we come from a place much, much further away than anywhere you'd have heard of."

"I should doubt that," the man pondered, with a cock of his head and the tiniest hint of an unsure expression,"...but I don't."

"I'm the Doctor, and this is my assistant, Peri."

"Welcome to King's Landing, Doctor. My name is Varys. I would like to know more about you and where you're from. You are something of a puzzle to me, and I enjoy puzzles."

"Well then," said the Doctor, walking with him, hands in pockets, "I would like to know more about where exactly I am and what is going on here. I'm out of the loop, as you'd say."

"I don't believe I'm quite familiar with that expression."

Peri watched the two men go. Both of them were total enigmas to her, but at least she could trust the Doctor, and the Doctor seemed to trust Varys, or at least trusted himself more than he distrusted him. Peri shrugged her shoulders in frustration and followed the two reluctantly. She could already tell this wasn't going to be a fun trip.

Continue Reading Next Chapter
Further Recommendations

Jossy: I loved every bit of this.Its just too good. Kisses for you Author.If you're reading this review, you should definitely read this, you won't regret it.

Arh: It's so good I just loved it the writing the details that are presented it so good . Making u get wet too

carmenvansittert: Not perfectly written, but I am really enjoying this series. Cannot wait to see what happens next

nica2555: Great story! You can broaden your audience by publishing your story on NovelStar App. Also, there is a competition happening right now till the end of May on the NovelStar, I hope you can consider joining. If you have more stories like this, you can also publish them there just email the editors ...

nica2555: One of the most striking features of this book is the uncompromising approach of its author. Great Job! I want to introduce to you the NovelStar app, a new platform for authors where you can publish your stories with great benefits. For more info, you can email our editors [email protected], jo...

nica2555: Broken Luna is amazing and unique. I am so hooked on the characters. I love the plot and everything about this book. You did well! You can join in the NovelStar writing contest happening right now till the end of May with a theme Werewolf. You can also publish your stories in NovelStar, just emai...

carmenvansittert: Really loving this series. Cannot wait to see what happens next, and who her sister isJust loving it.

webepraising: I really enjoyed this story book ๐Ÿ“– seven. Great job now time for book ๐Ÿ“– eight. โค๏ธ

Antonella Pintley: Amazing book.. ๐Ÿ‘ it shows the feeling on true life trauma.. mixed emotions from both parties.. the different pain and cries but all ends in one road of love, faith and trust in one another.. simply love it.. still waiting for the Alpha Alex book to come out.. looking forward to it.. Welldone.. ve...

More Recommendations

chell15: Really worth the read. If you have some great stories like this one, you can publish it on Novel Star, just submit your story to [email protected] or [email protected]

mich79: Finally a book without a cliffhanger. If you have some great stories like this one, you can publish it on Novel Star, just submit your story to [email protected] or [email protected]

Danaphrael: Great story, impossible to put it down, it keeps you on the edge, I'm very eager for more. Well done dear author!

xxmoonxx: GOSH! this made me laugh, gush and cry especially to spot's babies, freyna's mate and the thought of korom dieing ๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ’” Love this story โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’œโค๏ธ

Cris.mx.: I'm enjoying this book very much on Galatea. I wish it was an app that was more on the affordable side, because I can hardly wait the 6 hours in between chapters. I can't wait to find out the secret Sebastian has been hiding and if she will choose him- her mate, fated by the moon goddess, or her ...

Jennifer Leigh Anne Ciliska: Awesome read thank you for sharing your story with me

About Us

Inkitt is the worldโ€™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 weโ€™ll publish the books our readers love most on our sister app, GALATEA and other formats.