Four reasons - 13th Doctor
The Doctor is jealous of themselves and the reader so the reader builds a necklace which projects reasons why she is important
A/N: I changed the request a wee bit, I hope it’s okay also it’s really late where I am rn and I wrote this with my phone so please bear with me.0
Sometimes Y/N noticed Doctor’s behaviour spiking up. Everyone was used to the fact that she was protective and was ready to lay her life on the line if it meant saving the universe. Sometimes it just got a tad too much, and Y/N was afraid if it was actually pure selfness or something else.
It had been after one praticular mission where they had to banish an unfamiliar alien back to its home planet. Nobody got hurt, not fatally at least. Y/N had gotten a few bruises, Ryan and Yaz too but no one died or was shot. The Doctor however was not as lucky, as on their way back to Tardis she saw a robbery take place near the alley her time machine was. Not thinking or even stopping to tell her plan, which she probably didn’t even have to be honest, The Doctor joined into action and jumped between the woman and the gun.
The bullet grazed her side, The Doctor just waved it off saying how much worse she had gone through. ”You should’ve seen me when I lost my hand. Now that was nasty.” And it seemed to calm Yasmin, Ryan and Graham but not Y/N.
The Doctor didn’t think of herself. She was so ready to put her own life on the line even though she might not be able to regenerate again.
That’s why with help of Tardis, Y/N made her a list. List of reasons she loves her and why she is important, fit into a small medallion.
And it wasn’t until they were separated during the battle of wizards and witches when Doctor opened it for the first time.
”Okay, I don’t know if it’s recording. Is it recording?” Y/N voice asked and the Tardis gave an approving beep. She chuckled at the tape. Doctor could hear paper being opened as Y/N sighed.
”I know what kind of person you are Doctor. And I’m not here to change it. I just want you to remember what you have to life for, that you have a reason to continue,” Y/N voice wavered and she sniffed. ”Sorry at the time of recording this I’m a bit sick, so bear with me.” She laughed.
”Okay. Let’s start,” The Doctor sat better at her hiding spot and brought the necklace to her ear. ”Number one. You always think that you’re alone. And in a sense yes that’s correct. But you’re also one of a kind. It might seem sad but there are many other species also dying away and being the last ones left. But they keep living, so should you. Besides who wants to be like everyone else,” The Doctor hummed in thought.
”Number two. Or b I don’t know I haven’t really marked these properly. You are a saviour, a hero to many probably. All the lives you’ve saved, all the planets, hell you even dragged earth back to its place with a police box,” Tardis made a sound at the tape. Y/N laughed gleefully and apologized. ”You’ve done so much good to so many others. And I thought you should be reminded of that.”
”Part three. You have me, Yaz, Ryan and Graham. I know that you say eventualy we will leave you, grow old maybe even forget you. But from the bottom of my heart I can assure you that the day I leave this box for good, is the day aliens kidnap me,” she stopped for a while and hummed. ”Actually now that I’m considering that, that has happened before so let me rephrase that,” The Doctor chuckled again. ”I can’t promise to live forever, but I can promise to live the rest of my life with you.”
The was a long pause. Y/N seemed to ponder what to say. The Doctor would have thought the tape ended had it not been for the familiar humming of the Time machine in the background.
”I wanted the last reason to be important. And hopeful, and something to hold on to when we are seperated,” Y/N stopped for a second to blow her nose. ”Ugh sorry, but as I was saying. You’re not perfect,I’m not perfect no one is perfect and that’s okay. I don’t care what you’ve done in the past, what matters is what we do now. And how we choose to live right now. And… I’ve chosen to be with you, and love you and care for you,” The Doctor felt her hearts stop for a second. Y/N chuckled lazily on the tape.
”I’m not sure when you’ll listen to this but if it’s the first time me saying this then here it goes… the last reason for you to keep going. Is because I love you. And I don’t want to lose you. So I’m trusting you not to get yourself killed okay?”
The tape made a crackling sound and the gleam on the necklace faded away. The Doctor hear cackling and shouts from behind her, sounds of war filling her ears. But one things that was louder than those screams was your voice.
I love you
She grinned to herself and dug out her sonic. It was time to run.
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