River had just taken a shower and was wandering around the Tardis, walking up the steps to the console, “If you had any idea what that bathroom could be used for Doctor –”
Two big ears and piercing eyes stared at her with brows raised. “And who are you?”
Those words did indeed sound familiar but not with this face. River looked around the Tardis, this wasn’t her Doctor’s Tardis.
She hadn’t noticed the man with the leather jacket, who she very well knew was the ninth reincarnation, come to stare down at her.
“What are you and what are you doing in my Tardis?”
What are you doing old girl? River thought, glancing around the Tardis.
He didn’t seem mad, only curious. “And how did you know your way around it?”
She regained her composure, “Spoilers.”
“Ha! Spoilers, do you know where you are? Because you are very much not welcomed here.” He walked back to the console. “My friend will be back any minute.”
“I really don’t think you know how welcomed I am.” River smiled, laying her hands on a lever and pulling it up.
“Oi! Don’t mess with my Tardis!” He turned a finger at her. He looked down, “I was going to do that.” With another curious look he crossed his arms. “You still haven’t told me who you are and why you’re wandering around here without one bit of care where you’re going.”
“I know exactly where I was going, but you don’t know that yet.”
“Riddles are very funny Missus…”
“Melody, Melody Smith.”
“Melody, nice name, and now you would be going.”
He took her hand but stopped, looking down at their hands joined together. The Doctor looked up at River with a faraway look. “Do I know you?” He asked. “You feel… different.
She knew it was the Tardis starting to radiate through her veins. It always did that when she was inside it.
She tightened the grip, “Spoilers, Doctor.”Crossing The River