11th doctor/river song

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“River you know my name, you whispered my name in my ear. There’s only one reason that I would ever tell anyone my name, there’s only one time I could”

“Hush now, spoilers” 

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Series 6, The Day of the Moon:

The Doctor: “Have I forgotten something?”

River Song: “Oh, shut up.”

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Series 7, The Name of the Doctor:

River Song: “I believe could have coped.” 

The Doctor: “No, I thought it would hurt me…and I was right.”

River and Nixon

“Richard Milhous Nixon. Vietnam, Watergate. There’s some good stuff too.”

“Not enough.”

Of course River sticks up for Nixon, he was her first source of comfort as a child. When she regenerates as Mels and finds Amy and Rory, they provide a stable home environment for her, even as her peers. But her earliest years were spent being tortured, controlled, and isolated by the Silence and Madame Kovarian. So anytime she was alone or frightened she’d make a phone call and Nixon would answer. He was kind to her and promised to help her. President Nixon was the equivalent of River Song’s teddy bear.