April 5th, 2009

doctor/donna burning bright

for writers_muses: We always may be what we might have been.

"No star is ever lost we once have seen,
We always may be what we might have been." - Adelaide Proctor

He can't save all of them.

As he stands in the darkened home, the sounds of Christmas outside and the quiet slumber of his former companion inside, he's only reminded of that fact. And it is a fact. As real and unchangeable as Jack Harkness. The Doctor can't save all of his companions.

"Jamie never spoke on ya," says the elderly woman introduced to the Doctor and Donna as Jamie's sister. "Oh, he always had fantastic dreams about travelin', but ne'er said nothin' 'bout a Doctor."

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Muse: The Doctor (Ten)
Fandom: Doctor Who
Word Count: 1,444
Special thanks to goldented for the beta and for craeg_an_tuire for suggestions in this thread that lead to this story!