After River opened the doors - to the amazement of the Doctor - she commented to him, “Now pull yourself together - you’re embarrassing me.”
River then slapped the Doctor across the face, but her hand just passed through him, and she was left ruminating, “Well that’s not as much fun as it used to be.”
As she strode off, the Doctor put his hand to his cheek.
- Edited scene from The Name of the Doctor, DWM guide to the 2013 series
#THE DOTOR PUT HIS HAND TO HIS CHEEK#because River is right#it’s not as much fun as it used to be#the experience is nothing more but a shadow#an echo of their memories from before#and like a slap#the constant reminder of her death is a sharp pain that often comes unexpectedly#yet it does not lessen the heartache he experiences#even the painful memories are missed#even the slap#UGH GOODBYE (via likeabookonashelf)