So this is the ask made by @riveranddoctorsong123 Which i feel you might be exited to hear may or may not have started up a series. Not exactly the request, I hope you don’t mind. Less like River’s nickname more like each character has their nickname which applies to everyone else. So, this is the first of what may be a series, ‘Sweetie, Darling, Love’ Hope this is close enough to the request, you may have more to come! And remember anyone can request an imagine or one-shot, whatever you call them, or even another story for this series here.
Word count: 1057
Bit of a rant, anywho
“River” You whined, your voice echoing off the stone walls. “River” You huffed at the lack of response, shifting under the incredibly uncomfortable cot in your cell. Stormcage was never known to be fun, but you had honestly never thought it to be this boring. “River!” You called again, annoyed. You heard a huff from the cell next door and smirked, knowing you were the cause of her irritation. “River!” You shouted one last time.
“What the hell is it, (Y/N)?” River snapped. You bit your lip in an effort not to laugh, knowing it’d just make her more annoyed and then she would be likely to hit you next time you decided to escape for the night. Speaking of which…
“When’s your husband coming to pick us up?” You asked, not caring if anyone heard. Even if the guards knew you were planning to leave that night, they would never be able to stop you. And everyone knew you’d simply break in again later that night or the next morning.
“Sometime tonight actually” She responded easily, knowing there was no danger in saying so, same as you did. You gave a small nod before grimacing at the uncomfortableness of the cot once more. You sat up, walking over to the bars by the door of your cell, leaning on them with your arms outside.
“Any possibility he’d let me have a nap in his box for a while?” You asked, resting your head on the cool bars.
“I doubt he’d mind, but we’re not waiting for you” River said simply. You frowned.
“Rude” You muttered. You sighed, standing silent and unmoving for a minute or two.
“River” You drawled out. “River, I’m bored”
“You’re always bored” She shot back.
“It’s always boring here”
“No one ever said prison would be fun, Sweetie”
“No one ever said prison would be boring, Darling”
“I think you’re meant to assume that” River told you, her voice betraying her amusement. You heard the snap shut of a book and smirked.
“Are you writing in that diary again?” You asked knowingly. There was silence for a moment.
“No” She said slowly. You laughed, completely unconvinced.
“You were. Even if you’re not writing, you’re rereading old stuff. God, you’re mushy in love” You said, faking disgust at the thought.
“You’re just jealous” She said confidently.
“Why would I be jealous? You love me already” You shrugged, enjoying the banter. There was a reason you called her when you got bored. Messing around with River Song made everything more interesting.
“Well, that’s a little true” River agreed, her voice suddenly closer as she stood at the bars of her own cell. Her arm reached out the bars and grabbed yours.
“He’s late” She commented after a moment, making you realise she had been looking at her watch.
“When is he not?” You shrugged. Just as the words left your lips, the sound you loved the most in the universe started up, wind blowing the hair away from your face as you grinned. “Speak of the devil” The blue box materialised before you and it wasn’t a moment after she landed when the man you’d been waiting for dashed out, a grin on his face as he made his way over.
“Hello, River, (Y/N)”
The two of you spoke at once, grinning back at him.
“Gonna get us out of here?” River asked, and you could practically hear that raised eyebrow expression. The Doctor’s grin turned to a smirk as he looked between you.
“Still debating it” He teased.
“Oh come on, Doctor. It’s boring in here. I know a way we could have a lot more fun” You complained jokingly. He raised an eyebrow.
“Tardis” You nodded over his shoulder at the box in question, before raising your eyebrow right back at him. “What did you think I meant?” You asked innocently.
“Tardis” He copied, pulling out his sonic screwdriver. It wasn’t very long at all until you and River were tugging the Doctor back onto the beloved ship.
“You miss me, Darling?” You whispered, leaning into the console as you stroked it lovingly.
“I did” The Doctor replied instantly, smirking as he stood behind you. You rolled your eyes with a grin before turning to him.
“Down boy, you’re married” You teased.
“She doesn’t have to know”
You couldn’t help yourself, laughing at that. His face lit up as he joined in and you heard River chuckling to herself on the other side of the console.
“I missed you, I was out last time you and River saw each other” You pointed out. The Doctor gave you a soft smile and pulled you in for a hug, which you accepted readily. He just held you tightly for a moment and rubbed your back before pulling away.
“Okay, where to? I know, there’s a great planet I found a couple centuries ago. If we-“
“Now, now, Sweetie” River cut him off, smirking at him. “I think it’s about time me and (Y/N) chose, don’t you?” The Doctor huffed, looking much like a child who was told he couldn’t have a cookie before dinner.
“Okay, fine” He muttered, moving to stand at the console between you and River. You laughed at his behaviour, taking up your usual position at the console. You looked over the two panels that were your own before looking back up as River spoke again.
“What was that?” She asked, looking up at the Doctor expectantly. He sighed before a smile broke out.
“Yes, of course, Love” He corrected.
“Much better” River nodded, looking up at you. “Don’t you think?”
“Much” You agreed, nodding.
“Plotting against me, always” The Doctor muttered, shaking his head. You grinned.
“You love it” You countered. He gave a small nod.
“Possibly, but only a little” He agreed, flicking a switch and looking up at River expectantly. She finished up typing in the co-ordinates and shot you a smirk as she pulled the dematerialisation lever.
“Here we go” She declared.
“Onwards!” You cried happily.
“Geronimo!” The Doctor followed as you took off and the Tardis shook in the unstable but always interesting manner you and the Doctor never let River fix. As it should be, the three of you, the Doctor, River and (Y/N) in the Tardis.
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