"Doctor, chase me!" River spun and ran down the Tardis corridor.

After a few steps she stopped and turned back. He was standing in the console room, staring at her.

"River, what are you doing?" he said with a confused look on his face.

"Catch me!" she taunted and started running again. She stopped.

He was frowning at her, unmoving, completely befuddled.

With a sigh, she stomped back down the stairs. "It's really very simple, sweetie. I run, you chase me..." she prompted.

A little twisted smile peeked out, "Isn't that what we always do?" he asked, fondly.

"Honey," She threw her arms up in exasperation. "Play with me!"

He looked blank, then suddenly his face cleared with understanding. "Oh! Why didn't you just say so?"

He lunged toward her, fingers outstretched to tickle.

She squealed and whirled away.


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