This song is ending. But the story never ends.

Suddenly occurred to me... So naturally... Here it is

Amy Pond held tightly onto the Doctor's shirt, sobbing for all she was worth. The shot had left him barely conscious. His bow tie hung limply around his neck. His screwdriver lay forgotten on the Tardis' glass floor. Somehow she'd managed to drag the Time Lord inside the blue police box, despite a rain of shots pouring down on them.

"Doctor," she pleaded, "Doctor, please. Do something" Tears rolled down her cheeks, leaving wet patches in his blood stained shirt. She buried her face in his still chest, "Regenerate… Doctor… Please regenerate"

His voice made her jump. He was stood, projected beside the console. Amy stared through her blurry vision at the Time Lord hologram. She smiled; even the hologram had that ridiculous bow tie.

"This is Emergency Programme Eleven. Amy, now listen; this is important. If this message is activated, then it can only mean one thing. I've chosen not to regenerate. I'm dead, or about to die. And that's okay, Amy, it's okay. I've lived a good life, twelve good, long happy lives. Hope it's been a good death. But I promised that I would never let anything happen to you, and that's what I'm doing. The TARDIS is going to take you home Amy…"

"No…" Amy protested, "No! Doctor… Don't do this. You can't die. I don't… I don't want you to go…" She burst into uncontrollable sobs, clutching his limp shirt tightly in her balled fists.

"…And I bet you're fussing and moaning and being… Pond-ish. But just listen to me. My enemies can never get their hands on this machine. So here's what you're going to do Amy: let the TARDIS die. Just let her gather dust. No one can open her; no one will even notice her. Let her become a strange little thing standing on a street corner, in Lead worth, near the duck pond. The world will move on and she'll be buried. But I want you to do one thing for me Pond"

The Doctor turned to face her. In that second Amy felt as though he was with her, she felt as though he was alive. He smiled that smile, adjusted his bow tie for the last time, and straightened his tweed jacket, "Love Rory... You were brilliant Pond… Brilliant"

"So were you Doctor," she uttered wiping the hot tears from her cheeks.

"Bye-bye Pond" His voice echoed as he faded and the engines started of their own accord.

Amy planted a kiss on the Doctor's forehead, before covering him with her jacket. It killed her to, but she obeyed his final words and pulled the Tardis door closed behind her with a click

In the console his Sonic was docked in its port. As it prepared to die, the Tardis made one final download.

A single file

To be locked away in the largest database in the universe. She'd be faithful to her Master long after their deaths, and she'd do this one last thing for him.

His song had ended. But his story would live on.


The Doctor looked down at his hands, turning them over and over in amazement.

"She just couldn't let me go," he said softly, "Thanks dear…" he added with a whisper.

"Sweetie? Is that really you?"

He looked up. And he realised exactly what the Tardis had given him. It was more than just eternal life. More than just another chance. More than just one last run.

"River?" His eyes brimmed with tears. He found himself suddenly choking on his words, "Ri… Riv…"

"You impossible man," she whispered embracing the Time Lord. A tear escaped down her cheek.

She'd waited a lifetime for that man,

And he for her