Just a lump of hammered metal in a wooden frame. It looks almost innocent, compared to the horrors I’ve seen him face.
The woman at the head of the queue is taken away. He moves forward, hands shackled. I shuffle behind.
The blade falls, a wet sound. The machine is reset. Her body is carried away, and her head...
The guard gestures. The Doctor mounts the steps and kneels under it.
Such a little thing, to end his life. It will end him. He won’t come back. After all he’s survived, after all the good he’s done.
I can’t watch--