And of course the first thing this makes me think of is the “you were just a twinkle in your [parent]’s eye” idiom. Kindly excuse me while I sit under my rock and continue to make my Doctor + River + 24 years = Bill headcanons until broadcast when Moffat inevitably crushes my Time Tot dreams, thank you very much.
In happier news I am now okay to announce that- HUZZAH- I’ve written Picnic at Asgard for River and the Doctor, coming out next month with BBC books! Picnic at Asgard! I know! I’d heard Steven Moffat was writing the Singing Towers of Darillium for Christmas (and also that it was unbelievably awesome, which it was), and in my usual professional way, begged and begged them to let me do the companion piece and finally wore them down.
Anyway, it has robot dragons, augmented badgers, flying horses, and EMOSHUNAL ISHOES (and a picnic), and I really really hope you like it. It’s my favorite Who thing I’ve ever written.
Jenny Colgan on writing Picnic at Asgard for The Legends of River Song book (x)
Also, another note, this story is with River and 11, when River is in Stormcage, even though Moffat suggested it was with 10