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Doctor Who Drabble: Spoilers

Title: Spoilers
Author: badly_knitted
Characters: The Doctor, River Song.
Rating: G
Written For: Challenge 221: Entwine at dw100.
Spoilers: Nothing too specific.
Summary: River and the Doctor’s lives are entwined.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Doctor Who, or the characters.

River’s life is inextricably entwined with the Doctor’s long before he meets her for the first time in the Library, but they’re out of step with each other; that can happen when you’re a time traveller. She was younger than she is now when she first met him, but he was older, or will be. A later regeneration perhaps.

Really he shouldn’t be surprised that she needs a diary to keep track of their meetings, so she knows what it’s safe to tell him and what has to be kept secret. As she’s told him more than once, “Spoilers, sweetie.”

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Great drabble
Thank you!

Could River had known if he was going to be ginger?

I'm not sure if that makes sense but that would have been funny if she had whispered that in Tens ear instead of his name.

*laughs* It would have been!

I don't know, it depends which regenerations drop in on her really. She might have met future regenerations beyond Twelve. I kind of want her to meet Thirteen and call her Sweetie.

Thank you!

Tenth Doctor: River, you know my name. You whispered my name in my ear! There's only one reason I would ever tell anyone my name. There's only one time I could.

River: [smiles sweetly at the Doctor as the countdown reaches zero] Hush, now — spoilers.

I like to believe that Ten was more vocal over the name thing and was keeping the ginger thing to himself. It's conjecture.:)

Yeah. I'm still hoping that the Doctor will be ginger one day.
Me too, but they'd have to get the right actor. Perhaps that's why he hasn't been ginger yet, because they haven't found the right ginger to play him.

We have no idea what else River might have whispered to him. Then again, she might have considered him becoming a ginger would be a spoiler!

Worst case scenario...get the guy to dye his hair.

Turlough,who played Mark Strickson was blonde but dyed it red for the part.

I can imagine River and Eleven having one of their little quarrels. Her teasing him about it.:)

Edited at 2018-04-29 10:26 am (UTC)
They do like to bicker like an old married couple.

They'd have to be sure the actor wasn't allergic to hair dye first though.
Yeah, although the Doctor would clash sometimes with someone who was mature as River or Donna, since they have more life experiences compared to the younger companions.

I remember the Fourth Doctor getting a little impatient with Romana.:)

Fourth Doctor: I'll call you Romana.

Romana: I don't like Romana

Fourth Doctor: It's either Romana or Fred!

Romana: Alright, call me Fred.

Fourth Doctor: Good. Come on, Romana.

Yes, I almost forgot about the allergy thing. That was like how they had to change the actor who played the Tin Man in "The Wizard Of OZ" because he was allergic to the paint they would have to put on his body to represent the silver metal look.

Edited at 2018-04-30 10:50 am (UTC)
It's also why G'Kar's first aide didn't last long on Babylon 5, the adhesive was playing merry hell with her skin if I recall correctly.

Interesting. I heard Jim Carrey wanted to quit playing the Grinch.

Jim Carrey: So a guy that trained CIA operatives how to endure torture was brought in. That’s how I got through it.

Actors suffering for their art.
I think with some people it's an allergic reaction so they have to stop, but with others it's more claustrophobia, just really hard o cope with all that make-up. Some people can handle it, some can't.

The one I most admired was the late Andreas Katsulas as G'Kar. He was a very good actor without make-up, but in it he really shone. He was, in my opinion, the absolute best actor on B5. Despite most of his face being covered in latex, he put a tremendous amount of emotion into every line. He's sadly missed.

Yes. It depends on the individual. I freak out over my mascara running but that is a really lame comparison.

I only knew of Andreas Katsulas from The Fugitive. I read he died from lung cancer. It is very sad to know of an actors passing.
Diary is good - or maybe she could keep a bullet journal? XD
(I have kept a diary pretty much continously since 1984... )
The diary is real, it features in several episodes.

The only diary I keep mostly contains my daily writing word counts, lol!

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