The Doctor Who Drabble Files by badly_knitted

Summary: A collection of drabbles set in the Doctor Who universe. Any characters and pairings from the show will be fair game; there will no doubt be both canon and non-canon, depending on inspiration.
Rating: Teen
Categories: Multi-Era
Characters: Amy Pond, Clara Oswin Oswald, Donna Noble, Martha Jones, Mickey Smith, Other Character(s), Rory Williams, Rose Tyler, The Cybermen, The Daleks, The Doctor (Unspecified), The TARDIS
Genres: Drabble, Mixed
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Series: None
Published: 2015.02.07
Updated: 2022.06.25

The Doctor Who Drabble Files by badly_knitted
Chapter 141: An Ordinary Man
Author's Notes: Written for Challenge 124: Remember at dw100.

Spoilers: Family Of Blood.

Summary: John Smith just wants to stay who he is.

He doesn’t remember. He’s John Smith, an ordinary man with an ordinary job, and a woman who loves him. That’s who he wants to be, a good man with a good life. Why can’t he stay that way?

Martha says he’s the Doctor, an alien who travels through space and time. She says everything he remembers is a lie, that the Doctor is needed, that John has to become him again. He doesn’t want to.

If he becomes the Doctor again, John Smith, with all his hopes and dreams, will be gone. It isn’t fair.

But he has no choice.

The End

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