Hey guys. This is just a Christmas special that I've wanted to write for quite some time now. Y'know, getting into all the Christmas-y spirit and all. There will only be about three or four chapters, nothing special. But still, hope you like it.
All I want for Christmas….
He hadn't seen Amy and Rory in quite a while now, so he thought that they'd appreciate a nice visit from him. He smiled to himself just at the thought, and so he started to whizz around the Tardis, typing in co-ordinates for the Ponds' house. River already confessed to him that she told them he wasn't really dead. As much as he was quite annoyed she told them, he was glad really, only because that means he won't have to go through the 'why-didn't-you-tell-us-you-weren't-dead' speech. He rolled his eyes, already picturing Amy's annoyed face once he appears through those Tardis doors. Hopefully, Rory the Roman-still quite a catchy title-will be alright about everything. Specifically the 'I- married-your-daughter' part. Amy he wasn't really scared of because she guessed, right at the start in the Byzantium, that they were either 'married' or 'very close' later in his timeline. Which, infact, she guessed correctly. Well, the Doctor thinks she did anyway. Was that scene, on top of the pyramid, in an aborted timeline, with him inside a teselecta of himself, really classed as a real wedding? Speaking of marriage, he still hasn't contacted Marilyn Monroe…. No, scratch that. Speaking of marriage, what about the 'wife'? Maybe he ought to tag her along, well... For many reason actually. One, he doesn't have to see that Ponds awkwardly alone. Two, if all ends catastrophic, then he can hide in River's hair. What? It's big enough for him to fit in! And three, as much as he would hate to admit it, he really likes having her company. She is someone he can relate to. Talk to, debate with, and just be normal around, without the words.
'Watch it space man!' or 'What?' or 'You really are just a madman with a box' appear in almost every sentence. Course, he'll never admit that to her, but she probably already knows anyway… So he waltzed over to the keyboard, again, and typed in 'The Stormcage Containment Facility' instead. As he's holding on for dear life, as the Tardis rocks back and forth, a piece of him stops to think at which River he'll meet. Well, it's not so much 'which' River as it is 'when' River really. If that makes any sense. As much as he loves teasing younger River, sometimes having an 'older' River is more adventurous and contains more flirting. And when he thinks 'older River' he doesn't mean it physically older though, more so 'mentally' older, seeming her body slowly and gradually increases in age, due to her being half human plus timelord. He chuckles,
"Definitely not physically…" he mumbles out loud accidentally.
"What's not physically?" River askes curiously, with a huge smile on her face. "Hello sweetie."
The Doctor didn't even hear the Tardis land, probably the doing of the Tardis, trying to get him into trouble. He swears they both gang up on him. He snaps back to reality and jumps over to River, who was already running around the console- you'd think she owned the place.
"Nothing," he finally answers her. She looks up at him admirably.
'She really is beautiful,' The Doctor thinks to himself. She's wearing her ordinary combat outfit- which he really likes on her, he shouldn't, but he does anyway- and her hair is all puffed out and fluffy, he really wants to feel that soft hair twirl around his fingers. Ever since he saw it all puffy, when she went to see the Pandorica, he had always wanted to touch it. The temptation to just do it now is very strong, but he can manage himself… For now. She clicks her fingers infront of his face,
"Doctor?" she says his name, with a hint of curiosity. He coughs awkwardly and adjusts his bowtie, making River arch her eyebrow. She sighs and pulls out her blue diary,
"Shall we?" She asked with a mischievous grin. As soon as the Doctor sees her diary a sense of relief hits him. It looks old and tattered, quite the opposite to when he first gave it her, be he doesn't care. He nodded slightly and reached his hand inside his tweed jacket pocket. He pulled it out, and he swears he saw River's lips curve upwards and her eyes widen slightly. It's obvious that she's glad he knows of the diaries to. River places the book near her face-probably so as he doesn't get tempted to look- and opens the diary.
"Okay," she sighs, and looks up at the Doctor. "Early, not very early, but early. Knowing from you facial expressions and your body language I'd say you've just done Area 52," she confesses, while turning over pages in her diary. The Doctor looked at her astonishingly.
"You can guess that from my body language and facial expression?" He didn't mind, that much, it's these little things that he loves about River Song. And to learn that he is still 'early' is all very good aswell. It means a whole lot more to come!
"You underestimate my skills sweetie, I feel insulted," she says, now strolling over to the other side of the console.
"So where are we going?" She questions, already punching co-ordinates in to the keyboard. Really what was the point in asking?
"We, Doctor Song. Are visiting your parents," he announced, now skipping over to join her.
"We have millions on millions of places we can travel, and you choose my parents' home?" she replies sarcastically. He tapped her on the nose, due to the fact he couldn't' think of an intelligent, witty comeback, and pushed her out the way of the keyboard.
"You're going to wish you wouldn't have done that," she warned him, and starts pulling levers. He simply smiles in return and types in the co-ordinates. As soon as he enters them the Tardis sets off. Both of them are smiling and laughing as they both pilot the Tardis- well it's more like River correcting the Doctor's errors and mistakes. But she doesn't care. She loves moments like this. Pure paradise. As the Tardis lands to a sudden stop The Doctor is thrown across the console, leaving him land on top of River. She simply winks at him, which in all honesty, scares the Doctor more than if she were to push him off irritably. He lifts himself up and brushes off his tweed jacket. He looks down at River, who is still lying on the floor, and offers a hand. She complies,
"Thank you sweetie." She said, and kissed him on the cheek as a 'thank you'. She walks over to the Tardis doors, her heels echoing across the floor. She turns on her heels, literally, and looks at the Doctor.
"You coming sweetie?" She asks. The Doctor didn't realise it but he was frozen to the spot, his hand over his cheek. He shook his head and bounced over to River's side.