The Cost of Protocol

by Spiletta42

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A/N: I don't do drabbles, but here's a drabble I did. Set after Tuvix.

The Cost of Protocol

She's over there crying. Alone. I want to go offer a shoulder, but I can't. I want to hold her, but I can't. I want to tell her she did the right thing, but I can't. She won't let me see her cry. She won't let anyone see her cry.

I feel so helpless. That is what I hate about maintaining protocol; being unable to comfort her. I can live without a romantic relationship. I can live without physical intimacy. But it hurts to know that the woman I love is crying alone, and I can do nothing to help.

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