All I’m saying is: how many babies have been in that cot?
… or why I think Moffat set up the perfect scenario to save River from the Library in the series finale.
I really, really like this idea, but I don’t want it to happen in canon.
I don’t want any Library fix-it to happen in canon, unless it’s a fix-it that reveals The Doctor’s data ghost was uploaded to The Library after his tomb was erected at Trenzalore.
Because if we save River from The Library in canon, then she has to die again at some point. And I can’t. Nope. I don’t think The Doctor could either. Just look at their goodbye in TNOTD. River had to come up with a way of allowing him to say goodbye without saying goodbye. It’s just too much. We can’t have Alex/River forever. Narratively speaking, what Moffat did with River was gorgeous. In a fictional universe where ghosts and the afterlife don’t exist, Moffat made it possible for River and The Doctor to still have a Happily Ever Afterlife. (And no, I don’t think that was retconned by TNOTD. Until we see The Library or River’s file destroyed, River will always be inside CAL. And TNOTD proves that The Doctor doesn’t live forever, but as to how long he’ll live it’s totally open ended. So, there’s nothing to say that in the far distant future, he won’t have someone upload his data ghost to CAL, but that would still be in Data Ghost!River’s future.)
Also, River and The Doctor are constantly fighting over the double bed, because apparently they can’t sleep in the same double bed as girlfriend and boyfriend. (Wut?)
The thing about that is, even though he never forgets and the sting of loss always hurts him, he has such a long history with loss that he knows how long it takes before someone’s “echo” fades for him.
And River didn’t. For, what? Centuries? She didn’t fade. Which means the loss of River Song is far above and beyond. She means THAT much to him.
I know she’s an archaeologist, but really?