Soul's Shadow

by TardisGhost [Reviews - 79]

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  • Action/Adventure, Character Study

1. Chapter 1 [Reviews - 0] (2057 words)
(Shameless self insert ;P)

So, here I am, bored and still not out of ideas what to do with the Master. Besides... everyone seems to write these self inserts nowadays, and it's kinda fun to imagine oneself in these situations, isn't it? Especially when you're an extremely weird person.

I have no idea how long this will get. Let's find out together, shall we? ;)

Aaaaand, last, but not least. This is not (really?) a love story. Or rather not a romance story? Love takes on many forms and I don't think this will fit anywhere in the typical romance genre...?(?(?)?) If you are confused now, so am I. (It's also infuriatingly slow burn-y.)

Have fun! :)

Trigger warnings: Many dark topics in here, such as morally twisted actions, suicide or minor violence.
Most of the story should fit into the T rating and is not very descriptive, but if there are more explicit chapters, I'll warn you beforehand.

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The Master will be back, soon. ੧| ‾́ 〜 ‾́ |੧

Also: You ever have those random, ethical discussions in your head? And then imagine some character from a show or book or even real life and think about what they might think about it all? Or is that just me?

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Uhhhhh... guess I already warned you at the beginning, but this story is getting really dark somehow. (And this isn't even the really dark part, lol)

15. Chapter 15 [Reviews - 1] (2041 words)
So, I guess this is the really dark dark part, now (Very non-explicit I hope).

Thanks for your reviews! They really brighten my day! It's so cool to see that people enjoy this! Iiiiiiiiiep! (´ ▽`).。o
(Okay, way too happy A/N for such a dark chapter... let's calm down a bit... =v=) I'm actually a little anxious to post this... welp!

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Rewatching the first seasons I realised what a prick the Doctor sometimes can be to humans, lol. Guess being near the Master doesn't make it better.

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Disclaimer - I have no medical knowledge! No idea if this is realistic at all... but let's just pretend... uh... alien tech! That's it. That'll do... *hides*

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Let's just pretend this episodes never happened when Rose was aboard. For the mere sake of me having fun with it. Ehehehehe
This might deviate from the original material (quite a lot in some ways). I just had to, It's probably my favourite two-parter in the whole series!

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23. Chapter 23 [Reviews - 1] (1968 words)
Trigger warning: Fluff! 🤣
Also, it seems like I'm in some writing frenzy, right now... so here you have a new chapter, earlier than usual. Have fun! °v°

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My city is going into another lockdown and even my work and school might be affected... Writing really helps me staying sane in such times, and also always helps when depression hits too hard again.

So this it just a quick thanks for all the reviews so far! They mean a lot and I'm happy to see y'all enjoying this so much! x3

27. Chapter 27 [Reviews - 1] (2198 words)
Seems like my workplace will stay open, Covid or not. Which is good news for me, lol. Everyone wants to stay home, but I'm really glad I won't have to spend another few months in total isolation.

Anyway, on with the story.
Have a nice weekend, y'all! °v°/)

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So, this is what would have actually happened if it were truly me hanging on that cable, about to fall into an uncertain death...
Please don't take this too serious xDDDDDD

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The world is going crazy again. We'll probably get a total lockdown in two or three days, lasting into almost mid January. I'm not yet sure if my workplace will be affected by that, but I'd have some holidays in a week anyway, so whatevs xD

Keep your heads up over the long, dark winter months. The light will return soon and days will get longer again. Keep that in mind. :3

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One hour bus drive to work each day... So I decided to try and write on my phone... It's working surprisingly well. So, here, have another chapter already. xD
And if you're reading this on the 21. also have a nice Yule night! 💙

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Happy Holidays!

I hope you're all somewhat well and safe during those weird times. Wherever you are, if you're with family or all on your own, remember that this isn't permanent. You will not be alone forever. Try to use this time of silence to look deep inside of you. This is a chance you will not get a second time. Find out who you truly are and who you want to be, without anyone else speaking for you.

I know it's hard, I know depression might spit in your face and laugh like the devil. But you made it this far. You are strong and you can walk another step.

Please stay safe!

39. Chapter 38 [Reviews - 0] (2297 words)
Well, yeah... don't get drunk on mead, kids. Headaches are horrible. lol
It wasn't even that much... aaaaaanyway.... enjoy!

Also, I alway forget people outside of Germany celebrate on the 25th, not the 24th... so... Merry Christmas!

(Also, I'm really bored, rn. So have another chapter and another tomorrow, lol.)

40. Chapter 39 [Reviews - 1] (3905 words)
I swear, I have no idea how that happened! (No, I don't believe it either.)

Well... quite the long chapter, this time. Compared to the others...

Holiday chapters are done now. Next one will take a while. xD

41. Chapter 40 [Reviews - 1] (2972 words)
40 chapters in already... wow. That's either a good thing or I have serious problems...

Taking my Master obsession into consideration it probably is the latter...

Anyway. I wish you all a great start into 2021. May this year bring some well deserved peace and quiet back to the world.

42. Chapter 41 [Reviews - 1] (2493 words)
So... 2021... same old, same old. Somehow it's only getting worse instead of better... but that seems to be the process with every shitty thing. It has to get really bad before it can start getting better again... right?

Eh... that actually fits this chapter quite well...

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*breathes out*
Fighting scenes are so damn hard to write! Q_Q

So... I hope you enjoy this chapter. It almost broke me! AHhhhhhhhhh! xDDD

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Well... Time Lords are not humans... that alone makes for some funny ideas. *giggles*

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I found an ancient doodle on my hard drive. It's not the first time I had the idea for this setting. It actually had been planned for "The Master's Game" already, but back then I just wasn't able to put together something I was satisfied with...

How times change... :3

Also, this got horribly fluffy. *giggle*

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Sorry, not sorry *giggles* There are certain things I simply cannot resist doing. This chapter is full of those. Hope you enjoy. xP

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Whoops! *giggle*

I might have had a little fun with this... in so many ways.

Also, I hope you're all well in these times. Spring is slowly returning and my country is trying out a few strategies to loosen the lockdown-grip on society. I really hope it'll work out. I'm getting sick and tired of it all. *sigh*

53. Chapter 52 [Reviews - 1] (2697 words)
Confusion time! xP I mean... who wouldn't be after that.
Also, it's spring from today on! *jumps around*
I need to decorate my flat a little. Get out all the whites and greys and get in some green and other colours! UwU
Let's hope the new season brings some relief to all of us.

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Happy Easter time, folks! :3

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I promise, this will make sense... eventually. Until then, bare with me and enjoy the ride. Hehehehe

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Do you ever wonder what would have happened would you have met certain people under different circumstances? This part might get a little dark. But it has to... because uh... I say so!

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Time to go down the dark road again. As always, nothing explicit is mentioned. You're free to let you imagination roam free. ;D

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Heeey! I finally managed to draw a pic for this story. I mean, hey, it's only over a year now, but pffffff..... it's in the first chapter. Take a look °v°

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Since we're already dealing with odd perspectives... let's dive a little bit deeper into it, shall we? *giggle*

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Here ends our journey into the Master's past. ;P
But maybe there will be more in the future.
You know...I've been to the baltic sea for a week and thought about writing the next part somewhere by the sea... BUT! My brain decided to suddenly come up with a completely different topic out of absolutely nowhere...

Also, I'm finally fully vaccinated! °v° I really hope this next winter won't be as draining as the previous one. UwU

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Here we go... more angst, fluff, feelings™ and "I don't even know what this is, but I hope you will love it anyway"!
Have fun!

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I was with friends the whole last week, so I didn't find much time to write and also not to post anything. (I was busier tailoring my very own fancy vampire costume for Halloween xDDD ) It's my absoute favourite holiday! :3 I love everything spooky!
So, here is a new chapter, finally. Sorry for the wait. ;P

83. Chapter 82 [Reviews - 0] (3050 words)
Happy Halloween!
May your day be spoopy and your night filled with candy!
Also, don't touch the Ouija! (As we've all learned from creepy pastas xD (Yes, I listen to too many of those, lol) )

Also slight TW for... idk? It's not gory or so... just generally unsettling, probably.

84. Chapter 83 [Reviews - 1] (2590 words)
I like things the complex way *giggles*
Also, I'm sad Halloween is over. November is such a boring month. I hope Christmas markets are allowed again, so at least December will be somewhat pleasant. It's so gloomy again, I hate to always come home after dark. *sigh* least writing keeps me going :D

Have fun :)

85. Chapter 84 [Reviews - 1] (2222 words)
Okay, if some of you know a certain show you might not be too surprised about where this is going. (At least part of it) My mind just went there, okay UwU And then of course distorted it into something uh... I don't even know?

Also, I'm away again for a week, so there might not be a new chapter next week, cause I'm busy :V

Until then, have fun and have hugs and I love you all!

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So, I did find to write, here and there. I had a fun week, aside from that. I learned how to tailor teddy bears! xD

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It is and will ever be my head canon that the Master secretly likes children. xP
He would, of course, never admit that. But I think they might remind him of that daughter that gets only mentioned in a side sentence!!!!!!!!!!
So little information Q___Q
But my head snatched it away and clings to it now....

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Oh my, you're in for lots of fluff in the chapters to come. xD

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We all love a good old silly trope from time to time, don't we? *snicker*
I couldn't resist this one. And I hope you're having as much fun with it as I had.

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I hope you all had some great holidays, whether or not you celebrate. Yule has passed, the days are getting longer again.
So let*s celebrate with yet another silly trope! Yes, you heard me right.
I like them... I know you like them too. ;P

I want to thank every single one of you, new and old readers, silent or not. You're all dear and special to me, simply because you are here and on this adventure with me. Knowing that there are people out there in the world, who enjoy my silly stuff makes me feel a lot less lonely and misserable. So... whoever you are, if you*re reading this, know that I love you. :3

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Happy new year, everyone!!!!!!!!!! :3
I wish all of you the finest 2022 you can have. Let's make this a great year. (Or at least one that's more bearable than the last two :V )

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Sometimes it's really bugging me how the show never explains how the Doctor even knows where to look for stuff or ends up putting his clues together. Sure, it's unimportant for the show, but I still wanted to have a more logical approach to this one. xD
And yes! Donna! She is the best!

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Whoaaaa!!!!!!!!! 100 chapters! (if you don't count that one bonus scene). I have a serious problem Ô_o And I still haven't run out of ideas... and there are still so many unanswered questions... I didn't expect this to come so far, honestly. My largest story up until now had 50 chapters. (Well, it also had a real plot, in opposite to this one, lol) I mean... there is a plot. It's mostly hidden in the details. And you know... the journey is the destination? Uh... anyway. I hope you still enjoy this abomination of a story xD

And a huge thanks to everyone who reads and/or comments. It means so much to me, you can't believe it :3

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Slight trigger warning for those of you that aren't comfortable with that sort of thing. There is some slight (not very graphic) sexual content in the last part of this chapter. So, stop reading after Lucy wants to leave the piano and you're good. ;D

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We've been on a school trip to the Alps for a week, so I didn't have time to write. It was a lot of fun, definitely an experience I will carry with me with a smile.

Anyway, on with the story. ;D

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I really enjoy writing Donna. She's my baby

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Whoaaaaaaaaaaa, this story turns 2 years in a few days! WTF?

I'm amazed that there are still people sticking around... Which makes me glad, cause - at times - it seems like escaping into this story is the only thing keeping me alive and sane. Fictional friends you can dream about are better than none, after all.

Anyway... have some Master-Donna bickering, because it's fun xP

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A/N: Ahvhgedfweuagh! Donna is comming baaaaaaaaaaack! And ten! Can I be more grateful to be alive in this time? Probably not.
Also a short notice. I might not update as often, since I'm a little busy these days and not home so often... but I'll do my best :3

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Feels like I'm balancing on the edge of getting into burnout. With autism that's actually a lot easier than without. *sigh* But I got two weeks off of work and it already helps to have my head filled with something else for a bit. Nature and abandoned places and other cool stuff. So don't expect any regular updates right now. ;D I do have some chapters ready, though. And one in particular you'll certainly enjoy *giggle*

But for now we have more angst and more Donna!

Enjoy! :)

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Not much is happening in this chapter, tbh. It's more like a buildup for the next one. And that will hopefully completely make up for it ;D

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Alriiiiiight.... I think a fair warning should be given that you can entirely skip this chapter if you don't want to read any sexual content. (Although there is also lots of silly bantering and other stuff going on) Nothing important for the plot, however *giggle*

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A/N: I wanted to post a chapter, although I feel like sh*t right now. My dad died yesterday and I'm still in shock somewhat. Stupid me... I wanted to visit him a week before, but couldn't because of work. I should have insisted on getting that weekend off... Now I couldn't even say goodbye.

I wrote that chapter before I knew about this, but it's still quite dark at some point. Don't mind me. I'm just here, in my lonely corner, grieving and writing nonsense... Life has nothing positive to offer for me, but maybe I can at least offer some entertainment for the handful of people who still read this.

Love y'all

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It's almost Halloween again! Are you excited?!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Well, I am... I always love this time. It's so full of magic and creepiness.
And OH MY GOSH! The power of the Doctor... The dancing! I just loved every second of the Master. (Even though I think the whole episode was a mess regarding pacing and a lot of other stuff)
Also TW for sliiiiightly smutty stuff at the end. Hehehehehe

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There will be mentions of past abuse... nothing explicit, but it's there. Just a little TW here. :3

I hope you're all okay out there. The lack of light always makes me super tired around this time of the year *sigh* And I'm so absolutely not at all in the mood for Christmas. It just doesn't feel like it, idk.

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Here we go again. It's the night of Yule. The longest night of the year, followed by two more nights where it seems as if the sun isn't moving much. And when we hit the 24th the days will start to be noticeably longer again.
Did you also know that many old cultures treated the sun like a god?
Or... to make it short: God (the sun) dies during the winter's solstice, to stay dead for 3 days and then rise from the grave and ascent to heaven.

Sounds familiar? 👀

Aaaaaaaanyways.... this chapter might mark an extremely important moment. Also, there is #fluff!

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You know... I rewatched "The Doctor's daughter" and got obsessed with the idea of: What would have happened if the Master was there instead?

Also, I needed a new profile pic for Discord and stuff and included Kira. I actually picture him to be more black with a light purple shimmer, depending on the light... but is's so hard to do in a drawing X__x And for the sake of contrast and stuff...

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This chapter contains... no plot, seriously.
You can perfectly skip it if you don't like sexual content ;D

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Wow... this story is officially over 3 years old now... Time flies by so fast, it's crazy.
A huge thanks to everyone who is still reading and to everyone who joined the ride.
Love y'all

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Welp, this was the first thing I had in mind when I imagined the Master being there. I just had to do it.

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