Absolutely lovely! I really enjoyed this!
Saw the rec on Calufrax. Great story! Cute and a little melancholy and quite clever.
Here via Calufrax, and oh it's *utterly* delightful.
*wipes tears of laughter and absolute delight*
Oh, this is GLORIOUS! I absolutely howled over "The couch was almost certainly bad for his back. He hadn't had this back long and he didn't want to ruin it, but the other option was sharing a bed with an attractive woman who quite wanted to have sex with him.
Yes, things were certainly different in Doctor-Land."
And of course this whole bit was heart-stoppingly lovely: "She was quieter than he'd expected, her moans mixing with the thump of the headboard and the creaking of the bedsprings. Maybe she was trying not to scare him off. The Doctor was less restrained, having given in to the apparently inevitable and determined not to hold back in his failure.
She was beautiful, her hair messy and her skin flushed. They moved together perfectly, her past with him more than making up for his inexperience in this body. She whispered what she wanted and he responded to her needs as best he could.
She said his name when she came and he followed her with an admission to himself that perhaps being married to River Song wasn't as bad as he'd thought it would be.
This has got my morning off to a great start! Thank you so much for writing it .
This was just so wonderful. Poor Eleven--he just doesn't know how to get on with this maddening woman, does he? Good thing she's patient...and has a sense of humor.
I really loved this! As always, you've captured their voices perfectly! :D
Nostalgia! I love everything that you do. You know you created some amazing lines and I love that you took your time with the pacing. I felt the days pass. I felt the doctor giving in to her seductions. It was a wonderful read. (I'm in class reading it on my phone. THANK YOU for the distraction. Ha!)
Sweet and lovely!
I enjoy these two so much; the idea that every time they meet one knows more than the other does, and it's not always the same one.
I adore your writing, and this is no exception. Some many wonderful turns and phrases and nods and laughs - in particular SETI and the Doctor's stiff back and this:
The Doctor hated the emptiness of them, thought of them as photographs of a lost lover.
Magic!! I love how you write the Doctor and River together. Part comedy, part angst, all VERY beleivable.
I loved the playfulness of this, and too many lines to try to quote them. Well done!
This is brilliant. I have loved River since the moment she stuck out her hand and said "River Song, Archeologist". This story was so playful, smart, and engaging and reminded me of the best of what I recalled the Tom Baker/Romana years.
I'd offer you a virtual cake but as River says: They'd know. They have some sort of radar where home-baking is concerned." Of course, Iím favoring this and recommending it on my LJ.
This is really, really cute. Great work.
Oh oh oh, I love this. I love it to pieces, honestly. Love River trying to bake, and the Doctor saving the world from an alien invasion, and the TARDIS and the radio and this:
There were police boxes everywhere in this decade. The Doctor hated the emptiness of them, thought of them as photographs of a lost lover. They weren't right, they weren't complete, they just reminded him of what he didn't have.
Because we all know who the Doctor's first love is.
And hooray for a happy ending! This was just sweet and fun and clever, thanks for sharing it.