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There's a fumbling at the door and no small amount of cursing in some ancient tongue.  The key jangles in the lock and River opens the door, closing it behind her with her hip.

She's cradling one hand against her chest and she looks like she's been crying.

Being angry is easier than acknowledging the ache in her chest, so she's going to go with angry.  For just a little bit longer.

Date: 2009-05-23 04:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] captainryan.livejournal.com
Richard's in the study putzing with his computer.

"Hello, love!" He's a little distracted, but who else has keys to the flat?

Damocles, of course, is thrilled to see her.

Date: 2009-05-23 04:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] captainryan.livejournal.com
Hi River! Wag wiggle wag.

"Is the bar still sane?"

It's a joke. Kinda. This is Milliways, after all.

Richard minimizes all his windows and heads to the front to say hello himself.

Date: 2009-05-23 05:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] captainryan.livejournal.com
Both eyebrows go up.

This is followed by a worried 'wolf crossing the room and taking her arm to inspect her hand.

"What happened?"

Date: 2009-05-23 05:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] captainryan.livejournal.com
It takes a moment to equate 'The Doctor' with that Doctor.

"You hit a time traveler for not knowing you," he clarifies, finishing his inspection and heading to the freezer to grab some ice. "Sit down. You'll need to have A doctor look at that eventually."

Date: 2009-05-23 05:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] captainryan.livejournal.com
Richard arches an eyebrow at her, taking pains to stick his head past the freezer door so she can see it.

"So you hit him because he didn't know himself, let alone you."

Date: 2009-05-23 06:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] captainryan.livejournal.com
Richard lets her let off some steam while he finishes putting together an ice pack.

"It makes sense if it's some sort of prank I'll admit, but that would require him remembering himself and you."

Beat.

"How does he know you? Companion?"

Date: 2009-05-23 06:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] captainryan.livejournal.com
She was married? To the Doctor?

He covers his surprise by pulling another chair up so he can apply the ice pack to her hand.

Then he keeps his head bent over her hand to hide the smile that's trying to grow on his face.

Date: 2009-05-23 07:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] captainryan.livejournal.com
"You're only now figuring that out?" It's mostly rhetorical and the mirth is plain in his voice. He glances up at her.

"Remind me not to get amnesia. Or for my younger self to time travel here. And please don't hit Maguire. I'm rather fond of the man if only because he shares my face."

He also gets the feeling Maguire might hit her back and then he'd have to kill the man. Frankly, he'd rather not.

Date: 2009-05-23 07:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] captainryan.livejournal.com
He's trying to be gentle! Really! Playing medic was never really his strong suit, though.

"Are you sure it was him? All I smell is human on you, but I haven't met a Gallifreyan."

He has, actually. He just doesn't know it.

Date: 2009-05-24 06:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] captainryan.livejournal.com
"For breaking your hand?"

Date: 2009-05-24 06:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] captainryan.livejournal.com
"And nearly, what, a hundred years ago?" He gives her a soft smile.

"I don't think you'd lead me on like that.

"Still not sure why you decided to hit the man, though."

Date: 2009-05-24 07:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] captainryan.livejournal.com
That sort of happened actually.

"Upset, yes," he admits, "but not particularly violent."

Date: 2009-05-24 08:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] captainryan.livejournal.com
"You'll only break a finger, I suppose," he says a little flatly.

He sighs a bit.

"I'm going to teach you how to hit properly. Once that heals."

Date: 2009-05-24 08:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] captainryan.livejournal.com
"You say that now," he rumbles.

He's trained humans before.

Date: 2009-05-24 08:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] captainryan.livejournal.com
He smirks. "You say that now," he says again.

That human? Was Deitmar.

Date: 2009-05-24 08:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] captainryan.livejournal.com
He smiles easily. "It's a distinct possibility." Head tilts. "Either that or too sore.

"I think you'll like trin tea, though."

Date: 2009-05-24 08:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] captainryan.livejournal.com
"That's true.

"I could argue that this works an entirely different set of muscles?"

Date: 2009-05-24 08:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] captainryan.livejournal.com
He frowns.

"You could try the infirmary and hope a healer is in." If she had a decent sense of smell, she could tell his scent's gone frustrated.

"If the infection had taken, you'd just have to wait a few days."

Date: 2009-05-24 09:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] captainryan.livejournal.com
"I thought you said he apologized? I highly doubt Security here would press the matter after that."

In his experience, good luck with getting them to press anything.

Date: 2009-05-24 09:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] captainryan.livejournal.com
That wasn't his goal, but it's a valid reaction.

"I'll come with. In case the idiot changed his mind."

'Idiot' being the Doctor, though Richard has his doubts about that as well.

Date: 2009-05-24 09:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] captainryan.livejournal.com
He raises both eyebrows, surprised.

"I'm not going to beat him up, if that's what you're thinking."

Date: 2009-05-24 09:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] captainryan.livejournal.com
"All right."

He quirks an eyebrow at her.

Date: 2009-05-24 09:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] captainryan.livejournal.com
He smiles at her. "Yes ma'am."

He lets her finish her own ministrations before he grabs his own boots.

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