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6 Doctor Who Recs: River/Eleven


Pairing: River Song/The Doctor, Amy Pond/Rory Williams
Fic Title: Post
Author: easytheretyger
Link: http://easytheretyger.livejournal.com/24813.html
Rating/Warning(s): T
Genre: Grieving, I guess? Post-TATM
WIP?: No.

Why This Must Be Read: Lots of fics have been written about River dissociating her identity from the Doctor's, and rightly so, but "Post" takes aim at the good Professor Song as she relates to her parents. easytheretyger writes quite a bit of excellent Moffat-era fic, but this is one of my favorites.

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Pairing: River Song/The Doctor
Fic Title: You Can't Carry It With You If You Want to Survive
Author: dramaturgy
Link: http://dramaturgy.livejournal.com/794669.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: Big Bang
WIP?: No.

Why This Must Be Read: dramaturgy fills in the space of River's timeline between Berlin and her enrollment in Luna University. Honestly, I just reread the whole thing while pulling the necessary information to rec it--the story is that good, and the author manages an excellent balance between River Song and Melody Pond, and between the woman as an individual and the various ways her life is tied up with the Doctor's.

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Pairing: River Song/The Doctor
Fic Title: Four times River destroyed the universe with her hands (and one time she decided to save it)
Author: deborah_judge
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/670632
Rating/Warning(s): T
Genre: 5 Things
WIP?: No.

Why This Must Be Read: This fic does what it says on the tin, but it does it so very, very well while beautifully capturing an immensely complex character.

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Pairing: River Song/The Doctor
Fic Title: désolé, if someone is prayin’ then i might break out
Author: areyoumarriedriver
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/508879
Rating/Warning(s): G
Genre: Library Fix-It
WIP?: No.

Why This Must Be Read: Library fix-it fics can be joyous or angsty, and this one is a good mix of both--taking into account River's sacrifice and what the Tenth Doctor thought he was doing to save her while acknowledging their respective selfish tendencies when it comes to the other.

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Pairing: River Song/The Doctor
Fic Title: two by two in the ark and the ache of it
Author: areyoumarriedriver
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/586903
Rating/Warning(s): T
Genre: Romance
WIP?: No.

Why This Must Be Read: It seems to be fanon that, post-"The Wedding of River Song," everyone's favorite timey-wimey pair get married over and over in a variety of times and places and circumstances. This is a sweet and sweeping take on that; though it weaves in some of the enduring sadness of River's life, there's a healthy dose of wonder to be had, too.

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Pairing: River Song/The Doctor
Fic Title: counting stars and passing cars on the interstate
Author: areyoumarriedriver
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/504428
Rating/Warning(s): G
Genre: Romance
WIP?: No.

Why This Must Be Read: In between "A Good Man Goes To War" and "Let's Kill Hitler," the Doctor encounters a very young River who hasn't seen him since Berlin. Fluff and hijinks ensue, although this fic is most noteworthy to me for the attention it pays to the role of the TARDIS in their relationship. [Insert all manner of "shipping" jokes here.]
Tags: fandom: doctor who, ship: river song/the doctor
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