Author's Notes:
Written for Challenge 518: Care at dw100.

Summary: The Doctor cares enough to let the people he helps stand on their own feet.

The way the Doctor helps people, sometimes whole planets, then just leaves, often without saying goodbye, it would be easy to assume he doesn’t care, that he’s only there for the adventure, the challenge, and when it’s over he loses interest.

It’s not true, because he does care, so very much, and it would be so easy to stay, to help the people rebuild their lives, their homes, their society, but he can’t afford to. If he stayed he might never leave, and the people would expect him to solve all their problems instead of learning to rely on themselves.

The End