by Matthew Killmer
“One day, I shall come back. Yes, I shall come back. Until then there must be no regrets, no tears, no anxieties. Just go forward in all your beliefs and prove to me that I am not mistaken in mine. Goodbye Susan. Goodbye my dear.”
-The Doctor, “The Dalek Invasion of Earth”
The Doctor sat alone in the console room of the TARDIS. A somewhat blank look covered his face as if he was trying to remember something. Something important. The Doctor was 1200 years old and he was doing his best to ignore that fact. A series of memories began to drift through his trail of thoughts. Memories of those he had loved--and lost. Donna… Martha… Rose. But there was one more: one whose memory he had held onto for more than nine hundred years.
Just then, the Doctor’s companion, Clara Oswald entered the TARDIS console.