Fandom: Doctor Who
Genre: Mild Angst
Paring: Fourth Doctor and Sara Jane Smith (Implied. Not a direct pairing.)
Summary: The Doctor makes a realization
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He was a Time Lord.
By essential definition he controlled Time. He had Time. He owned Time. Time answered to him as a servant to its Master. Time was simply there; manipulated in order to evade the inevitable ennui of an insufferably long life.
He was a man with all the Time in the world at his fingertips.
All the Time in the Universe at the twist of a dial.
He clutched at her dead body, her beautiful face streaked with tears, her neck at an impossible angle, and came to a sudden realization.
He had no time at all.
[Author's Note: I purposely neglected to capitalize the word 'time' in the last sentence. It shows a change in perspective and meaning to the Doctor.]
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