Very late contribution to the Moffat Appreciation Day Countdown
(now at moffatappreciationlife)
Day 3: Favourite Ship - River Song/the Doctor
Because there couldn’t be a single doubt in the world that they are in love with each other, even if we never see him tell her explicitely.
You and me. Time and space. You watch us run.
Shut up! I can't let you die without knowing you are loved.
By so many and so much. And by no one more than me.
Nothing is ever forgotten
I’m not running away from things. I’m running to them before they flare and fade forever.
The Doctor & River Song + season finales
Doctor Who AU: River is never raised by the Silence, and her first meeting with the Doctor isn’t Berlin.
Huffing, she turns the map around and squints at the fine print, the ink smudged and the words crinkled together between the creases of the worn paper, making it difficult to read- though she doubts she’d recognize her current location even if she could read it; she has no bloody idea where she is.
With a sigh of defeat, she rests her head on the steering wheel, inwardly cursing her lack of direction.
The man’s voice jolts her back into sitting position and she turns to find him standing a few feet away, as if hesitant to approach her, a smile lurking at the edges of his lips and a laughter in his eyes as if he knows something she doesn’t.
Hands shoved in his pockets, he only looks at her expectantly, and she finds herself answering before she has time to think if she should trust him.
"Unfortunately. I’m supposed to be here," she holds the map out the window to him, pointing to the spot circled in red marker, “but somehow I ended up not there.”
He chuckles, a low rumbling sound that makes her hair stand on end as he glances briefly at the map. Pulling a pen and a notepad from the inside of his jacket pocket, he scribbles down directions before tearing off the piece of paper and handing it to her with a warm smile.
"That should get you to where you need to be."
Again he gives her a look like he knows more than she does, and for a moment it unsettles her as she skims over his writing. Shaking off the feeling, she looks back at him with a smile, “Thank you.”
He gives a nod in return, still smiling as he answers, “You’re welcome.” He pauses. ”Though you really shouldn’t take advice from strangers, you know.” He accompanies his last words with a gentle bop to her nose, something that all at once startles and flusters her, and she simply stares after him, at a loss for what to say as he walks away.
When she finally arrives to her destination, it is definitely not where she was looking to go. Instead she finds a blue box and mad man that changes her life forever.
As the golden light of regeneration energy ebbs away, she approaches him hesitantly. ”Doctor?” She asks softly, kneeling beside where he lies on the cold dirt.
Opening his eyes, he grins at her, and her heart nearly stops as she looks into the face of the man that gave her directions years ago.
“It was you.”
Tv Challenge in Threes → Shows
Doctor Who [1/3]
I can feel it, the turn of the earth. The ground beneath our feet is spinning at a thousand miles an hour. The entire planet is hurtling around the sun at sixty seven thousand miles an hour. And I can feel it. We’re falling through space, you and me, clinging to the skin of this tiny little world.
Q: Why did it have to be River Song who killed the Doctor in the space suit when Kovarian could have done it herself or used another assassin in the suit.
It had to be River in the spacesuit because… the Doctor wouldn’t show up for any other person….The only person he would do it for would be River. It’s kinda ironic that they created her to kill him but really he had to fall in love with her for their plan to work at all. For him to show up, he had to love her enough to sacrifice his own life…” -(areyoumarriedriver @14:30)
I am just going to add on to this epic epiphany -
So, Kovarian had been keeping tabs on River - her growing up with Amy and Rory, her regeneration in Berlin, Luna University, her transfer of allegiance. All of it. "You never really escaped us, Melody Pond…"And out of this came an even crueler fate for River. Because though Kovarian hadn’t succeed in her initial plan of having a brainwashed-Melody murder the Doctor, she did have an unexpected advantage: She witnessed the Doctor and River fall in love.
This unforeseen affair gave Kovarian the ultimate leverage. She would use the Doctor’s sentiment for River to lure him to his death. And it was seal-proof - this was the ultimate exploit, the only thing that would ensure his ‘cooperation’.
But even after learning that it was River in the suit, the Doctor ran from it for years. But instead of it helping him avoid his fate, it ensured it. Because for 300 years he fell even more in love with his murderer. The Doctor and River would spend lots of time together in these inter-years as seen through his own Diary in Day of the Moon. And in the end, what he was running from was what he had been running to - because his River, Doctor Song - was in prison, for murder. His murder. There was no changing his fate, and most importantly - theirs. Because he promised not to change a day, not one line. And so he went - for them.
And now they’ve taken a child. The child of your best friends.
And they’re going to turn her into a weapon just to bring you down.
And all this, my love, in fear of you.
Amy loved life with Rory, but sometimes it got a little too normal for her liking. She missed the Doctor, and she missed the adventures. One day, as a present, River decided to give her a small break, sending her back to Pompeii for a little while to enjoy herself, on the condition that Amy go in a disguise. Amy agreed, and was sent back. When she saw the box she knew it was him, and although he didn’t recognise her, she was happy to see him again
Why would I be lonely?