Ripped Out Pieces

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In the end they broke his heart.

That was true.

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Martha Jones

But he wasn't the only one who lost.

They give him their hearts to begin with.

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Tegan Jovanka

To fly, to see the stars.

And they lose part of themselves to stay.

Or, perhaps, he rips him out himself.

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Dodo Chaplet

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.

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Astrid Peth

And then, they fall.

Fall long and fall hard.

And he can only do one thing.

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Jamie McCrimmon

He can be there for them when they finally crash.

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Leela of the Sevateem

When time finally catches up with them.

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Zoe Heriot

When their minds have gone, and the dreams that haunt them are things they forgot.

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Sarah Jane Smith

When they've moved on.

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Liz Shaw

Or when he has to find out they've died.

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Jack Harkness

When he can't bear to deal with them.

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Rose Tyler

When he has to push them away.

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Donna Noble

When he has to cut them off completely.

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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.

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Katarina

Sara Kingdom

Adric

Kamelion

River Song

Romana

Susan Foreman

Because the list has grown so long, and he's not about to add another name.

End.

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