This is a story I've had in my head for a while inspired by this video I saw on Youtube and the song "It's All Coming Back to Me Now" by Celine Dion. I'll be updating it weekly (if I can). Hope y'all like it! =D
Coming Back to Me
River slammed the TARDIS door shut behind her as she stormed out to her door, ignoring the fact that she probably just broke the Doctor's nose with the wooden door. At the moment, she didn't care. She was trying to remember which key was to her back door.
She replayed the events that had happened only moments ago in her head. If he had called her any other name it would have been different.
Anything else would have been better than that...
"River!" the Doctor's voice called as River jammed her key into the lock. She heard his footsteps pounding hard on the ground as he ran to catch her. "River please! I'm sor-"
River cut him off by yanking the key to the TARDIS off from around her neck, chain and all, and throwing it at the Doctor. It hit his forehead and fell to his feet, and the Doctor was amazed at the girl's perfect aim.
"Get the he## out of my yard!" she exclaimed, "I want you and your bloody box OUT! I never want to see you again you alien FREAK! I want you out of my life! Forever!"
The Doctor felt his hearts break as her words sunk in. He had hurt her so much by just making a mistake. Now she wanted him gone.
A familiar void was forming inside him. But this wasn't just a void. It was a black hole that was beginning to eat away at him. He grew desperate, grabbing the TARDIS key and stepping towards her.
"No. River...Please don't say that. I'm sorry. I'll make it up to you." he touched her arm, desperate to hold her. To make it better. "Please, River. Forgive me..."
River slapped his hand away without a word as she unlocked and opened her door. "Go away, Doctor. Leave. And don't you dare come back." she said, her voice coated in acid.
K-9 rolled to the door "Welcome back, Mistress. Welcome back, Master." he said in his cheery mechanical voice.
"And what about him then?" The Docto demanded, trying to cling to what bit of her heart he still held.
This made River pause. K-9 looked up at her, then the Doctor, seeming confused. River could feel the sting of tears welling, but she refused to let him see her cry. She turned away.
"Take him if you like. I won't be out traveling to who knows where with a man who can't read the difference between twelve hours and twelve months on his own ship." Her voice shook for a moment, but she corrected it, "There won't be a need for a house keeper." Though K-9 had never been a house keeper. The robot dog was much more than that. "He'll be of much more use to you anyway."
The Doctor winced at the cold tone of her voice. She was serious. He had lost her. The Doctor looked at K-9, who was looking up at River. He knelt down to the tin dog's level and placed a hand on her head.
"You'll take care of her, yeah?"
The tin dog paused, then nodded "Affirmative, Master."
The Doctor nodded, feeling the sting of tears in his eyes. "Good dog." He stood, looking back at River, who had her back turned, refusing to look at him. It pained him so much to have her shut him out like this. "River..." he begged, his voice laced in anguish. "Please...I didn't mean...I don't want..." he was struggling for words.
River shook her head. "I can't take it anymore, Doctor. Don't you understand? I can't do this anymore. I'm staying home. I can't...I just can't take it..."
"River..." the Doctor said again, his voice shaky as he begged. It was an odd feeling, begging a companion to stay. He'd vowed when they wanted to go home that he would take them. No objection until now. Now he was regretting the promise. "Please...please don't leave me..."
River squeezed her eyes shut, clenching her jaw. The anger had faded, giving way to the hollow feeling of sadness. But she couldn't stay, as much as she wanted to. If she went back after what he'd done...she knew she'd never forgive herself.
It may have been a mistake on his part, but it was one that had shaken her to the core. Once again, she shook her head. "Just...go."
"River!" he protested as she walked into her house.
She shut the door, standing with her back pressed against the wood and the stained glass design of the TARDIS. It seemed too soon when she heard the whirr of the engines. Tears fell from her eyes as the sound faded. The TARDIS was gone. She sunk to the floor and cried. He was gone.
Good. He desurved it.
He desurved it for what he'd done to her. For making her feel so inferior. For making him feel like second best.
For breaking her heart.
Stupid Time Lord.