A Teaspoon And An Open Mind: A Doctor Who Fan Fiction Archive

Penname:ErtheChilde ()
Member Since:2013.09.05

ErtheChilde is a hobby writer and high school history teacher based in Quebec, Canada. An avid reader since childhood, she discovered fanfiction in the summer of 2001 and started writing under the pseudonym KuriQuinn in January 2002. Since then, she has penned several works (most of which are incomplete due to her pursuit of post-secondary studies in Classics, History and Education). She is currently working on her first novel, an urban fantasy, when she isnít being distracted by her favorite Science Fiction and Fantasy Series.

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2015-01-06 - WATW has all chapters up to Six posted. I will be away until January 15 and will probably be without internet, so in that case all updates planned for this week will be posted then in a mass update. If this is going to change, I'll let you know via twitter, as my phone has tethering.

2015-01-02 - WATW Chapter Two is up, gotta get back to writing the rest of it now!

2015-01-01 - Happy New Year everyone! This year my New Years Resolution was to write more and complete more of my stories - and I've challenged myself to trying to update everyday or as near to every day as possible. So, in that vein, I've just posted the first chapter of a new TSL Timestamp called Worth A Thousand Words. Hope you enjoy it!

2014-12-30 - As of today, The Shortest Life has been completely revamped and updated. This is the last major revision that I intend to do, as I really want to get along with the story. You may have noticed that the entire Velopssi arc has been taken out and turned into its own stand-alone timestamp. I just felt it deserved more than to be stuck into two measly chapters. Other arcs within TSL have been given some extra work, but for the most part everything is the same. As usual, I remind you all that I don't have a beta for TSL and I probably won't go looking for one until I've completed that particular fic. However, now that From This Day Forward is complete, I will be looking for someone to edit my spelling, grammar, descriptions, etc. Someone who can Brit-pick would be ideal. Regular updates will continue January 1, 2015.

Series Chronology:

The Shortest Life: Prologue to Chapter Three

DW Canon: Episode: Rose - Short Story: The Beast of Babylon - Episode: The End of the World

The Shortest Life: Chapter Four

DW Canon: Episode: The Unquiet Dead

TSL Timestamps: From This Day Forward [Full]

TSL Timestamps: Kindred Spirits [Full]

DW Canon: Short Story: Doctor vs Doctor - Comic: The Forgotten - Episode: Aliens of London - Episode: World War Three

The Shortest Life: Chapter Five to Chapter Six

TSL Timestamps: Worth A Thousand Words [Full]

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The Shortest Life by ErtheChilde [Reviews - 0]
A collection of the Doctor's adventures after the loss of Gallifrey and up to his encounter with the Daleks at the Gamestation.
Ninth Doctor - - None - Action/Adventure, Drama, General, Het, Humor, Introspection, Missing Scene, Romance, Series
Characters: None
Open: No

When Worlds Collide by ErtheChilde [Reviews - 0]
The universe is too large a place and with too much potential for the Doctor not to run into a few familiar faces every now and again. These series showcase those times when the Doctor crosses over into different worlds.
Multi-Era - - Swearing - Action/Adventure, Alternate Universe, Crossover, Drama, General, Humor, Introspection, Mystery, Romance
Characters: None
Open: No

Crossed Wires by ErtheChilde [Reviews - 2]
When the TARDIS gets caught in a barrier that forces people to rely on their mothertongue, the Doctor and Rose are left unable to communicate. After landing at the location where the barrier originates, the Doctor leaves the TARDIS intending to fix the problem - only to go missing. Rose braves the mysterious moon to find him - and ends up caught up in the movement to overthrow a xenophobic government.
Ninth Doctor - Teen - None - Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, General, Introspection
Characters: Other Character(s), Rose Tyler
Series: The Shortest Life
Published: 2015.01.18 - Updated: 2015.01.25 - Chapters: 4 - Completed: No - Word Count: 13352

Curtains by ErtheChilde [Reviews - 3]
Not every day is an adventure - sometimes everyone needs a little downtime. When the Doctor parks the TARDIS in the Vortex to carry out some routine system repairs, Rose thinks she's in for a boring couple of days. But in her explorations of the TARDIS, she begins to see not only the beauty within the "frankly magnificent timeship" but gets a little more insight into the Doctor as well.
Ninth Doctor - Teen - None - Angst, Drama, Fluff, General, Het, Humor, Hurt/Comfort, Introspection
Characters: Rose Tyler
Series: The Shortest Life
Published: 2015.01.19 - Updated: 2015.01.27 - Chapters: 8 - Completed: No - Word Count: 21186

From This Day Forward by ErtheChilde [Reviews - 11]
After their disastrous adventure with the Gelth, the Doctor and Rose reflect on whether travelling together is a good idea. After a snap decision and an unexpected row result in Rose leaving the TARDIS, the Doctor discovers heís made a monumental and dangerous mistake. One he needs to correct before itís too late. [Timestamp to The Shortest Life]
Ninth Doctor - Teen - None - Action/Adventure, Drama, General, Introspection, Missing Scene
Characters: Other Character(s), Rose Tyler
Series: The Shortest Life
Published: 2014.12.30 - Updated: 2014.12.30 - Chapters: 9 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 24331

Kindred Spirits by ErtheChilde [Reviews - 1]
With their misadventure on Velopssi behind them, the Doctor finds heís been given a second chance to strengthen his friendship with Rose Tyler. When the TARDIS lands them in ancient Rome instead of back at the Powell Estates, both of them make discoveries about themselves and come to a mutual conclusion.
Ninth Doctor - All Ages - None - Drama, General, Hurt/Comfort, Introspection
Characters: Rose Tyler
Series: The Shortest Life
Published: 2015.01.14 - Updated: 2015.01.17 - Chapters: 2 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 5944

Parched by ErtheChilde [Reviews - 1]
While having dinner in Boston, the Doctor and Rose witness a horrifying event that leaves some of their fellow diners as no more than dessicated corpses. While investigating the strange phenomena and trying to figure out the identity of a the mysterious bald man who fled the scene, the Doctor and Rose encounter a division of the FBI whose jurisdiction are so-called "fringe" events. Meanwhile, Agent Olivia Dunham finds herself suspicious of the odd Dr. John Smith and his young intern but forced to work with them in order to capture a remorseless killer [Doctor Who/Fringe Crossover]
Ninth Doctor - Teen - Swearing - Action/Adventure, Crossover, Drama, Het, Mystery
Characters: Rose Tyler
Series: When Worlds Collide, The Shortest Life
Published: 2015.01.14 - Updated: 2015.01.20 - Chapters: 2 - Completed: No - Word Count: 9647

The Shortest Life by ErtheChilde [Reviews - 19]
The Doctor never intended to survive the loss of his people and planet. Likewise, he never intended for Rose Tyler to be more than just a temporary companion. However, as always, Timeís plans are a little different from his own. Seeking redemption and respite from his past deeds, the Doctor accepts a final task as Timeís Champion and takes on Rose as a new companion. Despite the instant connection they share share, the first days of their friendship are heavily marred by the shadows of the Time War and a quest. As the Doctor struggles to heal his damaged psyche, Rose faces her own challenges in adapting to a universe that is much more complex than she ever imagined.
Ninth Doctor - Teen - None - Action/Adventure, Angst, Hurt/Comfort, Introspection, Missing Scene, Romance
Characters: Other Character(s), Rose Tyler, The Doctor (9th), The TARDIS
Series: The Shortest Life
Published: 2013.09.05 - Updated: 2014.07.23 - Chapters: 8 - Completed: No - Word Count: 52166

Worth A Thousand Words by ErtheChilde [Reviews - 6]
Following their adventure in the Horsehead Nebula, the Doctor and Rose take a trip into the past to tie up a few loose ends. While dodging secretive agencies, escaping exploding islands and hunting a doomed ship for an alien parasite, they encounter new (and old) faces and adjust to each other as friends and travelling companions.
Second Doctor, Multi-Era, Ninth Doctor - Teen - None - Action/Adventure, Drama, General, Introspection
Characters: Other Character(s), Other Character(s), Other Character(s), Rose Tyler, Rose Tyler, The Doctor (2nd), The Doctor (2nd), The Doctor (9th), The Doctor (9th), The Master (author created), The TARDIS, The TARDIS, The TARDIS
Series: The Shortest Life
Published: 2015.01.01 - Updated: 2015.01.15 - Chapters: 9 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 30633

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