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31 October 2011 @ 02:46 am
Fic: ‘Teasers.’  
Title: Teasers.
Fandom: Doctor Who.
Rating: (G)
Time Period: During Silence in the Library.
Summary: He could swear he knows her from somewhere.

Author's Note: This is quick ‘n’ dirty (for definition see the F. A. Q.).

I was going to write something else but I saw these icons by calapine involving River and the Doctor’s previous incarnations; the below story wouldn’t leave me be until I wrote it!

Word of warning: it’s been a while since I’ve written for the 10th Doctor and I’ve never written River; this story’s also a way to ease myself into writing for her.

All characters contained herein are the intellectual property of the BBC & Steven Moffat; I am not affiliated with nor endorsed by them.


He squats beside her while she kneels. “Who are you?”

“Spoilers, sweetie.”

He briefly glances around; no one’s listening and everyone is busy with something, whether it’s talking to someone or setting a perimeter of lights. His hands dangle from his knees. “Look, I know you from somewhere and I don’t know where. Either I don’t remember, which we know will not be the case, or you’re someone very familiar that I’ve seen everywhere.”

She tilts her head and smiles. He’s beginning to hate that smile; it looks smug. “I know you but you’re so young,” her hand cradles his cheek. “Younger than I’ve ever seen you.

“I can’t say why you know me - spoilers - but I am someone yo—” A slight catch of breath and she straightens her jaw, lifting her chin. “Just accept I know you and you know me.

“Just remember to look from the corner of your eye.” She smiles again, the smugness (he feels) higher than before now she’s composed herself. “Besides, hallucinogenic lipstick?” She almost purrs. “Very useful.”

He rolls his eyes and stands; Donna needs him, he thinks. Well, she’s about to, regardless of whether she actually does.

On the floor, River softly chuckles as he bounces over to his latest companion.
TheSingingGirlthesinginggirl on October 30th, 2011 04:11 pm (UTC)
So she's been going round kissing younger Doctors, but always wearing hallucinogenic lipstick to avoid them remembering? Yep, sounds like River. :P
F. J.: Lantern & Candles: Warmmorethanacandle on October 30th, 2011 04:21 pm (UTC)
He'll probably wrack his memory now trying to remember!
clare009clare009 on October 30th, 2011 08:19 pm (UTC)
I love the idea of River messing around with younger doctors and covering her tracks.
F. J.: Lanterns: Warmmorethanacandle on October 31st, 2011 01:03 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't be surprised if she'd been doing that.
Armchair DM: Igor: Joy! Joy! Joy! Joy!armchairdm on October 31st, 2011 11:49 am (UTC)
Makes sense the lipstick wouldn't work perfectly on a timelord.

Mind you; she must have taken one look at Doc5 and thought too young; because no matter how you look at it, he'd look younger.

Though that makes me brain hurt... does that mean that, in theory, Susan could be River's granddaughter?
F. J.: Golden Candlesmorethanacandle on October 31st, 2011 01:04 pm (UTC)
does that mean that, in theory, Susan could be River's granddaughter?