September 9th, 2008

doctor/river the end is where we start f

for museimagination: The world has changed in your image. What has it become?

At least he's in good company hating this situation.

He loves it best when he and River are running away from some sort of danger or other, and River's smile is second-widest when she's running with him, as well (widest, of course, when she's proving him wrong about something). He doesn't like the sedentary stuff, the stuff where they have to do the paperwork, read up on the history, or, as in River's case, prepare the presentations.

This is a presentation before a wide variety of historians, archeological supervisors, and scientists. She's doing it on something and something or other in the 24th century, he pretends he really cares, but she's got her history wrong and correcting her would just irritate her. Basically, it's a way of showing what she's done so that someone out there will help her pay for doing more of it.

It's not necessary, he tells her. He can do a little time manipulation and fund every project she'd ever want for the rest of her life, if she desired it. But, no, of course not.

"This is my career," she says.

"I know," he replies, though he's more than a little confused and he's not pretending that he's not.

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Muse: The Doctor (Ten)
Fandom: Doctor Who
Word Count: 2,826
Special thanks to youwillobey for the muse-inspiring suggestion!
Also, this would not have been possible without the immense assistance of savagestime! Thank you!