Tucker Archer

Chapter 249: Interlude: Milk and Smoke

In Uncategorized on September 6, 2011 at 1:28 am

The Doctors all had Doras of their own. And nearly all of them lost her at 18 months in a house fire.

Now, whenever a Doctor-Margery inhales a quick draft of woodsmoke, they all share the same bitter train of thought.

She smiles, remembering pancakes, log cabins, the smell of soot. Christmas.

And then, like a rock, her stomach sinks, and she remembers the night her baby Dora died.

There was nothing she could have done, but a mother always blames herself.

Some of the Doctors drew strength from tragedy, devoted themselves to their work.

And then there were the others.

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