So, I went to grab a nap before work and wound up having this completely wonderful dream that was a redo of “The End of Time, part II,” but it featured River in the second half showing Ten the error of his ways during his farewell tour and helping to guide him back away from the brink so when he regenerates, he’s at peace with it. He develops an actual friendship with River (one of the last scenes is of Ten and River walking through an area arm in arm after having set of some magnificent explosions) and is looking forward to having a relationship with her in a future incarnation and at the same time, she is off on a dig, smiles and thinks of the same thing.
I surfaced out of sleep thinking, “How could I have forgotten that River was in The End of Time?”
Then I suddenly realized it was a dream and she wasn’t. My first clue should have been that Ten’s companions was Peabody and McNab from the In Death series.
I wish it had been real.