Title: I’m gonna love you til the stars fall from the sky Characters/Pairings: Eleven/River Rating: M Word Count: 4,440 Summary: Everyone has their demons. Even River Song. An AU of the events between “The Impossible Astronaut” and “Day of the Moon.”
Author’s Note: This story came about when reading the Brilliant Book 2012 and noticing the routes that Amy, Rory, and River took when they were separated from the Doctor between “The Impossible Astronaut” and “Day of the Moon.” Then I started chatting with Charina (areyoumarriedriver) and mused that Rory wouldn’t let Amy go on her own unless she was forced to. So what if Amy and Rory went off alone? What if Canton hadn’t captured the Doctor right away, and he went with River? Hence why the situation as it occurs at the beginning of this story. It developed into something else, but I do like the thought of it and might revisit it.
It also explores a theory that I have about River after “Closing Time.” You’re stuck for hours, possibly days, in a space suit under a huge body of water. Wouldn’t that create just the tiniest bit of a phobia? This explores the fact that River has her own demons, and they might not be what we think they are.
There’s one spoiler for series 7, just to warn folks