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 396: Walking Away
Author's Notes: Written for Challenge 348: Party at dw100.

Summary: There’s a reason the Doctor never sticks around for long.

In the aftermath of their deliverance from the ‘demons’, the entire population of the small community were throwing a gigantic celebration, a festival of thanksgiving, but the guest of honour was conspicuous by his absence.

“Aren’t we going to stay for the party?” Rose asked, almost having to run to keep up with the Doctor’s long strides.

“Best not,” the Doctor replied. “Stay for the party, then a bit longer as a guest, then just a few more days to help put everything straight… Before you know it they’re like family and then it hurts too much to say goodbye.”

The End

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