Happens To Everyone.

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Author's Note: Hi my wonderful lovelies, this is just a little drably bit that I'm writing quickly because I have been super busy and not written anything in weeks so I'm easing myself back in and hopefully will be able to get some updating done soon. Enjoy…

"Sweetie, it's okay." River murmured soothingly as she lent across to stroke the Doctor's arm.

"Don't," He mumbled quickly as he snatched his arm away from her and turned his back, folding his arms resolutely. "Just don't."

"Doctor, come on…" River pleaded at his turned back as she dropped her arms to her side and sighed. "Let's talk about it at least-"

"I do not want to talk about it." The Doctor snapped. "Not now, not ever."

"It's very common." River continued forcefully.

"I said I didn't want to talk about it." The Doctor muttered through gritted teeth.

"It happens to everyone. She ploughed on as placed one hand tentatively on his arm again.

"So it's happened to you, has it?" He snapped as he turned around to face her.

"Well… Not me, no." River admitted grudgingly. "But I don't, well, I just don't have that kind of… equipment-"

"Don't blame my equipment River, my "equipment" is perfectly fine and you know it!" The Doctor barked.

"Most of the time yes, but it was just a little blip. I mean you can't expect it to work every single time you pull it out." She tried to sooth him.

"Of course I can!" The Doctor almost shouted. "I mean what sort of Time Lord am I if I can't even…" He gulped, his eyes widening at he thought.

"Sweetie, come on." River sighed. "It was just one time and at your age you should be glad that it hasn't happened more often than this once."

"My age?" The Doctor gasped in alarm. "What has my age got to do with it?"

"Well your reflexes aren't what they were so things are bound to go wrong and not respond in the way you want but it's okay we can always do other, less strenuous things-"

"Right. No more." The Doctor growled forcefully as he backed River against the wall and she laughed at the look of concentration on his face. "This conversation ends now. There is nothing wrong with me, or my equipment. And I shall prove it once and for all." He routed around in his trousers as River smirked and raised one eyebrow. "A-ha!" The Doctor yelled triumphantly as he pulled his sonic screwdriver out of his pocket and extended it, twirling it around and making the lights within the TARDIS flash and the controls do all kinds of strange things in the back ground. "See, still in perfect working order. Don't know what you were talking about." The Doctor grinned.