Ripped Out Pieces
In the end they broke his heart.
That was true.
But he wasn't the only one who lost.
They give him their hearts to begin with.
To fly, to see the stars.
And they lose part of themselves to stay.
Or, perhaps, he rips him out himself.
And what they lose, it never returns.
The hole, it gets bigger.
They lose more of themselves.
Until, finally, it gets too big to stay standing.
And then, they fall.
Fall long and fall hard.
And he can only do one thing.
He can be there for them when they finally crash.
Leela of the Sevateem
When time finally catches up with them.
When their minds have gone, and the dreams that haunt them are things they forgot.
Sarah Jane Smith
When they've moved on.
Or when he has to find out they've died.
When he can't bear to deal with them.
When he has to push them away.
When he has to cut them off completely.
Lady Christina de Souza
So he says no.
Because a heart, even two, can only break so much before it's irreparable.
So he says it.
Because the list has grown so long, and he's not about to add another name.
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