Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1510
Author's Summary: Just because he's not human doesn't mean he doesn't grieve. Time may heal wounds, but even time travallers can't escape loss. Eleven reacts to the death of Sarah Jane Smith.
Characters/Pairings: 11th Doctor, Amy Pond, Rory Williams, Luke Smith, Sarah Jane Smith, Sky
Warnings: Character Death
Recced because: This one's a bit of a change of pace. As we saw in “The Wedding of River Song,” the Doctor does not take it well when he learns he's missed his chance to visit a companion one last time. What we haven't seen in canon is how he reacts to Sarah Jane's death, and this story fills that gap. I'd advise having tissues handy.
He drops the phone back on its cradle. Maybe the noise will jolt him out of this nightmare. He hasn't been sleeping enough recently–he's overdue for a lie-in. Five hours or so, that should do the ticket. Lack of sleep can cause bad dreams, can't it? He'll ask Rory when he wakes up.
Because he will wake up, he always wakes up from bad dreams eventually. He pulls on his bow-tie, wondering why it's suddenly so tight. The patterned tweed scratches his skin like sandstone.