Hi! I was just thinking... what would it be like to see River introduced to the Doctor instead of the way we're shown it? My first attempt at a Doctor Who multi-chapter, please, lots of CC and everything else- Enjoy!
Disclaimer: I do not own Doctor Who or anything else.
"There's a first time for everything."
"... And a last."
River Song sat in the small room, breathing silent, shallow breaths into her knees. She heard feet scuffle around her; the near silent feet. Ironic, considering who they belonged to. She was a hunted woman; but much was to be expected, she was even before she was born. But now... Now she was being hunted for betrayl.
And she kinda liked it.
One of the Silence "monsters" as she and some others had dubbed them came around the back and greeted her, unaware.
"Mels," it said, giving her the benefit of the doubt, not executing her on the spot. It was very un-Silence-like, but she was their best "agent", if you will; they couldn't afford to loose her. Not on such unstable grounds anyways; maybe there was a reason, some well calculated plan that hadn't occured to them... Mels had a knack for that. "Mels," it repeated in it's raspy voice. "Why didn't you kill him? Why didn't you kill the Doctor?" River Song pretended to consider this, tilted her head back and forwards as if contemplating this; then her eyes went cold and fierce as she looked one of her kidnappers in the eye.
"Because," she spat angrily. "I have a better idea?" Idea? Mels ideas were always good...
"What?" it exhaled eagerly. Not that one could really tell...
"I'll kill you instead." She raised a gun and shot the monster; it crumpled over and died. River smiled smugly; huh, that was shockingly satisfying... "By the way, I'm not Mels. I'm..." Then, with more confidence; "I'm River Song." She glanced at her watch; oh, damn, she was going to be late. She ran down the steps of the building; she'd just have the finish the job tomorrow, killing all of those bastards... But she knew deep down it would never be over, she'd never kill them all; it would never been. She inhaled a deep, brave breath and walked out the door, preparing to face a completely different civilization. University. She walked into her archeology class, tromping down the middle as everyone sat in class. Her footsteps rang throughout the classroom, the professor scowled angrily at her.
"Decided to join us, Ms. Song?" River shrugged.
"Momentarily." She sat down at a random seat, winked at the shocked, eager freshman who was stunned by her cockiness. She stayed for the rest of the lecture, and as the bell rang, she left and went to the park, her favourite place to wait in between classes. She stood in the middle of the park when she heard the soft whirring of the TARDIS apparating behind her. Grinning, she turned around and smiled at the man with the floppy hair, crooked bow tie and lopsided smile.
"Hello River!" he said exhuberantly. River smiled, slightly apprehencively.
"Doctor, what are you doing here?"
"I'm visiting, I like to visit, why, do we not visit yet?"
"Yes, where are we?" River was confused.
"What do you mean?" The journal I gave you; where are we in it?" He flicked through his own. "Have we done California yet?"
"California?" River asked, crinkling her nose.
"Well, not the one on Earth. Well, where are we?" River looked away, almost bashfully. It was funny; she had kissed him, tried to kill him; yet she was still sort of awkward around him. Yet he wasn't at all around her...
"I... I'm sorry, I haven't gotten around to writing in it yet." He looked crestfallen.
"You... You haven't?"
"I'm sorry, I didn't-" The Doctor smiled a sad smile, heartache ever prominant in his sad eyes.
"No, it's just means..." this is my last time to see you, a voice rang in his eyes. He didn't know how he knew this, but like how River knew that when he didn't recognize her would be the last time she saw him, he just knew it the bottom of his hearts that he wouldn't see her again. He smiled a weak smile. "It just means that this is the beginning of your timeline." She smiled.
"Yes, this is the first time I've seen you since..."
"Since you tried to kill me?" Her cheeks burned. She didn't know what to think of him, there was what he had said during his death to her, but she did, afterall, just meet him.
"Yes, since then. I'll write in my diary tonight," she promised. "There's a first time for everything, afterall." He felt both his hearts thud heavily in his chest.
"And a last."
I'm going to write more of River's memories, make up some adventures, some predicaments; they won't all be sad, though. Please review!