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"Isn't she a bit old for you?"

The Doctor tilted his head and blinked. He looked at River. Totally gorgeous River.

He tried to think about it from a human perspective. To them, she looked older than him, even though in reality he was older than her, centuries older.

Yet, that was one of the things he found attractive about her. Oh, not that she looked older than him. That was completely immaterial. He came from a race where the old could look young and the young could look old. It was only his long exposure to human society that made it possible for him to understand what they meant.

But River, even if she could have lived to be old in that body, (his throat tightened, and he refused to think about it) even if she'd lived to be old and gray-haired she'd still be glorious. All that hair would simply have become a halo of silver fire, and she'd be even naughtier.

He knew his River.

She was watching him, wondering how he'd answer the officer's question. A little smile on her mouth. That kissable mouth. Those sparkling eyes. That devilishly tilted eyebrow.

"I'm older than I look," he explained, straightening his jacket.

River tilted back her head and laughed.
It was the perennial question whenever he and River went adventuring together. But what does the Doctor really think?

Doctor Who, 11th Doctor, River Song, Humor, Romance, Fluff, PG

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ChibiHugs Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I adore your writing. Please keep the 11 and River stories coming. They are excellent. I can see them in my head as if it were a mini episode.
Bellaminion Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student General Artist
A halo of silver fire. Honest to God, will you replace my English teacher and just teach us how to write mind meltingly adorable fanfictions?
FukurouKimihiro Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I wanna cry at the beautifulness
killashandra-falta Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
Awesome! :)
love it
Froggygirl101 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Haha! I love it! It's so true and I just really love it!
Super-Skitty Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Student Writer
Oh wow, another lovely, adorable, well-written fic! You are one talented fanfiction writer, you know. <3
featherback Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is lovely! <3
TheIrritatingPenguin Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Another amazing short!
JoeyHazelLM Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's very sweet, I love it :heart:
I think I will watch you
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