"Doctor, I think it's time you went to bed." A tired River padded, bare footed, into the console room. Knowing instinctively where he was, she poked her head over the rails.

"You've been down there forever, Sweetie. Aren't you just a little tired?"

"Nah," he replied lifting the goggles off his eyes and snapping them onto his head, "I'm just fixing her up. Sexy needs a little adjustment." He swung round on the swing, fixed his goggles back on his head and started playing round with loose wires. Sighing River descended the stairs, "Don't make me have to force you." she smiled.

"Is that a threat, Dr Song?" The Doctor turned to face her, a smile on his face.

"Oh don't you know it." she flirted back, lifting the goggles from his eyes and flinging them into a corner. She grabbed his hands and started to walk to the stairs. The Doctor, with little complaint, followed her. As they reached the top, he sat down on the seats that were situated around the console.

"I think I'm going to stay here a while and read. I don't feel much like sleeping." he reached under the seats and pulled out a slightly tattered book, flicking through it he settled on a page. River just stood there. Watching. Watching him read every word on the page in a matter of minutes, watching he eyes flick through the book he'd obviously read so many times, but never seemed to tire of. After a while however, his eyes looked up and met River's. She went over to sit next to him. Resting her head on his shoulder she gazed at the book, all over the page were circles and patterns, it was in HIS language. It was in Gallifreyan. She smiled up at him, and noticed he wasn't looking at the book, he was looking at her, a bemused expression on his face.

"What?" she said.

"Nothing." He replied, his eyes still fixed on hers. And then she kissed him. She could tell he was surprised by this, but he took it in his stride. It was the 3rd or 4th time they'd kissed (depending on their timelines) but he was certainly improving. His arms were no longer awkwardly placed and he seemed just generally more of an expert. She smiled inwardly, daring herself to see how far she could actually take this.

And that's when she started to take off his bow tie.

"Too soon, River." he said, pushing her away slightly. She smiled again,

"We're this early in your timeline?" she winked and stood up. The Doctor looked slightly shocked, "River," he said, blushing slightly, "what exactly HAVE we done?" She winked again and spoke the word she was famously known to use.