melon - my first impression of you
peach - what i like most about your blog
vanilla - what i like most about you
lilac - why / how i started following you
orange - my opinion of you now and our status
coconut - a blog that reminds me of yours
plum - a song that reminds me of you / your blog
sweet pea - would i go out with you
strawberry - i secretly think…
mango - anything you want me to answer about you
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
Summary: Just as she’d promised that night she came back to his bed, she hasn’t run away again. He can tell that sometimes she would like to – that she still thinks she’s too broken to be loved, that maybe she doesn’t deserve to be happy again after losing her daughter.
A/N: Chapter title from Bottom of the River by Delta Rae.
The Chess Metaphor: The Doctor as the King and River Song as the Queen of the set
"The Wedding of River Song"
"The queen is your only legal move. Except you’ve already moved it 12 times which means there are now 4 million volts running through it."
The Silence has moved River one too many times and she is now sparking and deadly; she refuses to be manipulated any more and cannot be moved by them again. The Doctor is winning the game, but to get what he truly wants— information, both during the chess game and in reality— he must concede the game. He concedes to River, allowing himself to trust her, and marries her, thereby winning his life, information, and her.
Nightmare in Silver/The Name of the Doctor
"You could sacrifice your queen."
While the game in TWoRS has the Doctor facing an outside enemy, the game in “Nightmare in Silver” is his battle against himself. This sacrifice gives up the queen, the most powerful piece in the set, for some positional benefit. The Doctor sacrifices the queen during the game to win in general, and saves the children and Clara. However, in doing so he had to face a darker, more painful part of himself. In the next episode, he faces his tomb, an internal attack on himself, but cannot bring himself to rescue Clara until he lets go of his wife, who he had been holding on to for years— so he “sacrifices his queen.”
She’s got ice in her heart and a kiss on her lips, and a vulnerable side she keeps well hidden.
“You’re the woman who married me.”
#and from the far left you hear the haters rise: #’THEY’RE NOT EVEN MARRIED’#’SHE’S A MARY SUE’ #’THE DOCTOR DOESN’T LOVE HER’ #but from the river of their salty tears i rise with this gif set displayed proudly in my hands #’here. go forth and sail de nile for your logic is no longer welcome here.’ #the end.
Falling in love is glamorous hell; the crouched, parched heart like a tiger ready to kill.
favourite unpopular characters meme ➤ a character you love who is often villianised for their relationships.River Song, Doctor Who.