Even the Doctor CriesEven the Doctor Cries5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
He has to be strong. He's got to be. Who else but him? Because he's the rock. Always there, never moving, never wavering. If he's not strong then what about the rest of them? What about Nyssa and Tegan? They've just witnessed it too. They're grieving as well. They're crying.
Tegan tries to be strong at first as Nyssa buries her head in silent tears. She approaches the Doctor, a sense of urge filling her voice. But even then, when the Doctor doesn't respond, she cries. The two women cry and the Doctor just stares, too numb to even fully register the seriousness of the situation. To numb to realize what has truly happened.
He quietly leaves the console room, leaving the women to comfort each other. In one of the back hallways, a place that neither Tegan nor Nyssa have ever reached, the Doctor cries. His sleeves become soaked. He cries for Adric and he knows it's his fault.
So when Tegan takes it out on him, he doesn't snap right back. He tries to avoid the conversation and mildly control