Truly I enjoy River and the Doctor. They have the appeal to me of a typical 40's male/female sexual tension relationship, a la Myrna Loy and Cary Grant However, you have written a very amusing story and yes, sometimes River takes it too far. BTW the Doctor looks way too shocked when she whispers in his ear for the phrase to be insignificant.
With much of the Whoniverse seemingly enamored with River these days, it's comforting to realize that I'm not the only one who can't stand her. And I liked your interpretation of the brakes and the noise. Because, come on, the Doctor knows how to fly the TARDIS.
Well all Tardises make the noise and does that mean every time lord ever couldn't fly Tardises either then.
I think River should just leave the doctor to fly the Tardis by himself it much more fun that way, she just takes the fun out of everything -_-
and I just don't like her
I always assumed he left the brakes on to give him some time to do everything as he's doing the work of six people, and maybe he manages to find shortcuts in the future which he then tells River when he teaches her. It would explain why other pilots/TARDISes make the noise.
love this, it makes you think of different ways the TARDIS makes that sound.
i thought after she said it was the brake that the Doctor left the brake on all the time because the TARDIS has a habit of jumping threw time without it, i think there was a ep with 10 that he says something about the brake... oh well
i also agree with you about river, i just dont like her, they have dragged it out too long aswell which makes it more annoying.
love your work please keep it up :)
I find this to be a very interesting interpretation of the events to date in the River Song story arc. While River Song is finally starting to grow on me a smidgeon, I do not think there will ever be any kind of intimacy between her and the Doctor. I do believe it likely that she did not say his name but used some other Gallifreyan words that surprised him. I've never thought she said his true name.
I interpreted it as: the TARDIS likes the noise, too, so she just never bothered to correct the Doctor's driving (who can blame him for making a mistake; it's not like the TARDIS came with an instruction manual). I'm sure the TARDIS could have told him, "Hey, Doctor, sweetie, take the brakes off before driving, please; it's that lever over there, thanks muchly." River has the presumption to take the noise away! And use the Blue Boringers! Bad River! And I agree with you about River, I can't see the Doctor (especially not Eleven) in any sort of intimate relationship. Though I figure he DOES tell her his name for real because he HAS to (gotta love that timey-wimey). She tells it to Ten, so Eleven/Twelve/Thirteen HAS to tell it to her so that she can tell it to Ten later on. "Her" Doctor teaches her to drive the TARDIS because she HAS to know how to drive it when she meets up with Eleven. He might not WANT to tell her that stuff, but he has to preserve the timeline. But anywho. I like your interpretation, too! :D
Author's Response: Given that other TARDISes have made that noise too, the idea of it being the brakes didn\'t make sense to me on any level, but we\'ll just have to agree to disagree on that issue. (Name-wise, though, if you want an alternative explanation for why the Doctor might have told it to River, check out \"A Long History\", featuring Rose and a younger version of the First Doctor; the Doctor says that he can only share his name with someone when it will save their lives)