Author's Notes:
Six, mention of Peri. Warning for ambiguous character death.

"You—killed Peri?"

He wished he could believe it was another delusion.

When he'd been at his worst, after regenerating, he hadn't believed she was there. He'd thought there was an alien invader in his ship, and all the time it had been her, really her, full of life and care and concern. He'd come back to himself and found she'd survived him after all.

He didn't want to be ill again. But if he was, maybe she was really there, in the courtroom too. Maybe he'd recover his senses and find she'd been by his side all along.

(He tried to hope.)