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: 2021.10.12


The Doctor Who Drabble Files by badly_knitted
Chapter 153: Burden Of Shame
Author's Notes: Written for Challenge 135: Shameless / Shameful at dw100.

Spoilers: Anything to do with the Time War.

Summary: The Doctor has a heavy burden to carry.

The Doctor has done many things over his long life that he’s not proud of, but one stands out above all, and the burden of shame and regret is heavy on his shoulders.

If allowed to continue, the Daleks would have destroyed every other race in existence; he couldn’t allow that. He thought of himself as a healer; someone who fixed things, made them better, someone who helped others. He wasn’t a killer, and yet…

To end the Time war, he committed genocide not once but twice, destroying his own people along with the Daleks.

And it didn’t even work.

The End

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