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Doctor Who Drabble: Forbidden Knowledge

Title: Forbidden Knowledge
Author: badly_knitted
Characters: River Song, Eleventh Doctor.
Rating: G
Written For: Challenge 229: Encrypt / Decrypt at dw100.
Spoilers: Nada.
Summary: River will go to any lengths to keep the Doctor from learning things he shouldn’t know yet.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Doctor Who, or the characters.




River seldom leaves her diary unattended, citing ‘spoilers’ as the reason she won’t let him read it. She doesn’t want him knowing details of events she’s already lived through that he has yet to experience. On one hand he knows it’s a sensible precaution, but on the other… Well, curiosity is one of his major personality traits, so from the moment he first set eyes on that bulging book he’s been longing to get his hands on it.


When he finally does it’s almost insulting; River’s written the whole thing in code! Does she really think he can’t decrypt it?



The End








Comments

Fanfic makes great filler for all those annoying plot holes ;)

It would have been good to have some mention of Rory's mum though. I guess she must have been gone a long time.
Yes they do.:)

Moffat focused on the dad's since mothers were RTD's area. That's probably the reason he didn't bother with specifics unless the plot needed it.

Notice Amy was referred to as a mother but she was robbed of raising her child. Yet is still a nurturer since she got impregnated.
I hadn't realised that, but you're right!

But Amy and Rory did get to adopt.
Moffat said dad's are "hopeless" but he was going from his own experiences as a father. Well Amy and Rory both had fathers that seemed decent enough. Even if it wasn't much of them to see.

I was referring to the time before they adopted. I do believe Amy went through alot emotionally but we didn't see it onscreen much.

Could you imagine having a "trouble maker" friend like "Mel" aka River who you had to look out for. Then later on find out it's your grown up daughter?!

I guess it's hard to compare that scenario to something in real life.
Amy and Rory did have a rather complicated relationship with their daughter in the end, having known her as two different people at various ages. None of what they went through is exactly commonplace.

Dads often are hopeless though. I know mine was. that's not always a bad thing, doesn't make them all horrible, just inept at a lot of things. Modern dads are more hands-on with babies and young children though. They're learning.
My mind hurts just thinking about it. Writing a fic is my therapy for story holes like this. That is if I can think of how to express it.

You know my dad was incompetent. I learnt what not to do as a parent from him. It depends on how a man is raised. Women will always be judged by their nurturing/child baring capabilities.

Edited at 2018-06-19 10:56 am (UTC)
Good luck with that! It's a complicated one.

My dad must have been waited on hand and foot by his mother. He wasn't horrible, and he could do some things, but mum did most things because of his ineptitude. He did try sometimes, but it was usually a disaster and resulted in breakages. He did take us to lots of interesting places, and to the theatre...
Thanks.:)

Well at least you had some fond memories. The frustration came out of not knowing what I could expect from my father so its best not to want anything decent in the end.:(

Edited at 2018-06-20 10:09 pm (UTC)
That has to be tough =(

My dad wasn't perfect, he bailed on us when I was 18 and cheated on mum throughout their marriage, but I didn't know that until I was older so I do have some good memories from childhood.
Sometimes ignorance is bliss. I still find out random things about my dad from my mum.

I told her, I don't want to know anything anymore. The opportunity to change the outcome has already passed.

I have one good memory of my dad as a little kid going to bed. I was afraid of the dark and I ask him to stay with me until I feel asleep.

Now a "normal" parent would have tried to distract or find a way for me to cope with my fear. Like say a bedtime story. He just sat in the dark on the floor. That was the best he could do with his mental state of mind.
It was a nice thing for him to do, so that's something to remember.

I didn't know about all dad's previous infidelity until after he left. I resent him for what he put mum through, but what's done is done.
As long as I was not interfering with what he perceived as me threatening his insecurities, sure.

That was your dads problem. He couldn't appreciate your mum. I hope she didn't let it effect her too much. Sometimes bad memories suck.:(
My mum was a strong woman, that may have been part of the problem in my dad's eyes. She was independent and he wanted someone to wait on him hand and foot. A traditional housewife. Mum was never going to be that.
I'm glad your mum was tough. My dad use to put my mum down and expect to be served too. That's not a wife's role. That's a servants! The whole concept is stupid!*not happy*
Mum was a feisty redhead, she took no nonsense from anyone!

Back in the 50s women were supposed to stay home and take care of the kids and their husband. I guess dad wanted things to stay that way. Mum moved with the times, but dad didn't.