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 562: Regrets
Author's Notes: Written for Challenge 506: Regret at dw100.

Summary: Long life means more time for regrets.

The Doctor, in various incarnations, has been around for centuries, travelling from world to world and throughout time, fixing things that have gone wrong. Gallifreyans are naturally longer-lived than many of the universe’s sentient races, and as a Time Lord he also has the ability to cheat death by regenerating.

But the thing about living so long is that the regrets pile up. Things he’s done that he wishes he hadn’t. Things he didn’t do that he now realises he should have. People he’s let down or failed…

Worst of all are his companions; so many people he left behind.

The End

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