You know when, sometimes you meet someone so beautiful, and then you actually talk to them and five minutes later, they’re as dull as a brick? Then there’s other people, and you meet them and you think, ‘Not bad; they’re okay.’ And then you get to know them, and their face sort of becomes them, like their personality is written all over it. And they just turn into something so beautiful.
“Tell her she’ll go to see and fight pirates. She’ll fall in love with a man who’ll wait two thousand years to keep her safe. Tell her she’ll give hope to the greatest painter who ever lived. And save a whale in outer space. Tell her, this is the story of Amelia Pond. And this is how it ends.”
“When I was a little girl, I had an imaginary friend, and when I grew up, he came back. He’s called the Doctor. He comes from somewhere else. He’s got a box called the Tardis that’s bigger on the inside and can travel anywhere in time and space. I ran away with him, and we’ve been running ever since.”
I keep thinking back to Amy’s afterword and how it says everything the doctor needs to hear: she’s happy, she found Rory, and how they lived a good long life together. But then I think of River’s words “Don’t let him see the damage” and I can’t help but wonder if anything in that afterword is true