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Eleventh Doctor
Forgive Me by Traveling Companion [Reviews - 2] Printer
Author's Notes:
Based on the following exchange from the Doctor's Wife:
AMY: You want to be forgiven.
DOCTOR: Don't we all?


Forgive me. I’m so sorry. I can’t say I didn’t know, because I did. I can’t say that I was wrong, because I wasn’t, but I am really very sorry.

I’m sorry. Two words, so small, so pitiful, to defend what I have done. Two words can never be enough. I’m sorry, please forgive me.

Forgive me. There is nothing left. Nothing and no one. No one to condemn me. No one to forgive. I am the only one left. The judge and jury, priest and executioner.

I’m so sorry! Please! Tell me I am guilty. Tell me I was wrong. Say that I must die. But put the key back in my hand and I will do it all again.

Forgive me. No one understands. No one ever could. They put their arms around me. They say it will be fine. They weren’t there, they don’t know. They didn’t suffer, they didn’t die.

I’m sorry, I’m so sorry. If I killed your friends, your family, everyone you knew and loved, destroyed your planet in the name of justice, as if I’m God to save creation, how would you see me then?

Forgive me! But I’m met with silence, no one to hear my anguished screams. No one to condemn or hate me, no one to ease the guilt I hide.

I’m sorry, I’m so sorry. In the dark, alone and haunted, ghosts and demons stalk my thoughts. I stare into the sky and whisper, calling as though they can still hear me, willing my words across space and time.

Please forgive me! Please, I beg you! Someone answer one last time!
But no one hears me.
Only silence
Echoing back my empty words.

I’m sorry.

Forgive me.
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