Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 586
Author's Summary: The Doctor learns how to be human in ten painful steps.
Characters/Pairings: Adric, Ace McShane, Jamie McCrimmon, Jo Grant, Katarina, Nyssa, Peri Brown, Rose Tyler, Sara Kingdom, Tegan Jovanka, The Doctor (10th), The Doctor (1st), The Doctor (2nd), The Doctor (3rd), The Doctor (4th), The Doctor (5th), The Doctor (6th), The Doctor (7th), The Doctor (8th), The Doctor (9th)
Warnings: Tissues may be needed
The Doctor’s life has never been an easy one. There have been loses and sacrifices every step of the way – and gains, at the same time. This is a concise history, economical, and pulsing with everything that makes the Doctor the Doctor across all of his incarnations, in the face of any loss or confrontation:
The faith and love he shows his companions, his sorrow when he must let them go, and the regret when cannot save them.