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DOCTOR
It was Jack’s, He and River just use them to make squares.
Not everyone who had those weapons was as noble as them.
Besides they’ve had proper weapons training,
Jack is an ex-time agent and River is a trained assassin.

RIVER
I’m not sure that helps prove your point, Sweetie.


INT. - “AFTERNOON ” - THE DOCTOR AND RIVERS BUNGALOW
The table still covered in Tablets, scans, books lay scattered on top, YAZ, GRAHAM sit, RIVER and the DOCTOR pace about and Look as RYAN projects plans of The Library above the table.

YAZ
No, it doesn’t help.
With that sort of description, it’s a bit contradictory,
it almost sounds like they shouldn’t have access to weapons.

DOCTOR
Why? They’re Amazing!
The Universe wouldn’t be the same without them!

RIVER
Sweetie...

DOCTOR
River Song and the Face of Boe!!
Could you imagine if they met?

RIVER
Yes, my love, actually I can.

DOCTOR
Oh, Brilliant!
Did the Universe survive it?

RIVER
Well, Technically no.
Once we were at the end of the universe, having cake.

DOCTOR
Oh, Did you see Me?
Her theory was that I was the Hybrid not her.

RIVER
You know, I’m also a hybrid so to speak.

YAZ
So how can you be a hybrid if you’ve got 2 Human parents.

RIVER
You could say my third parent is the TARDIS.

DOCTOR
Essentially True, yes, I suppose River is a Hybrid.
One that’s never been to Gallifrey!

RIVER
Oh, I know, yet I remember it like faded yesterday’s.

DOCTOR
What??
*confused shakes head*
Yes, maybe, but no we never ran through the Citadel in this reality.
So the important thing is, you were never subject to High Council Laws.
The Sisters treated you like any other Gallifreyean, but you not!!
You’d barely done any time travel, back then!
*Grabs River shoulder and turns to stare*
You’d just regenerated yourself,
to pour all that remaining energy into me was taxing.
What if you just needed time to rest and recharge,
maybe you can still regenerate?
Or even just regenerative healing in a zero room?
You broke your wrist, and weren’t going to tell me!!
Were you going to try it? Did I mess up your test?

RIVER
With my training, I do have a high tolerance to pain.
And on the rare occasion I am injured,
My wounds do heal much faster than the average human.

DOCTOR
Even if you are doubling your chances of survival, still that kind of damage;
River you’re going to need assistance.

RIVER
Don’t worry I’ll take care of it,
I’ll still need Lux to take me to the Sisters.
Wait, who removed your handcuffs?

DOCTOR
Well the sonics were out of reach, though I did try to get them.
There was a flash...I looked away, they just opened, but it was too late.
I checked you...the burns River, you weren’t breathing and there was no pulse.

RIVER
*jots notes in diary*
“So, auto release, timed for this flash, perhaps..”
If that was my duplicate that would be expected.
And even if that was me, you’d assumed I was human.

DOCTOR
Oh! your right, I didn’t even think to check for a second heart or respiratory bypass.
I was still the Me that had counted all the Children of Gallifrey I’d killed.
To even consider any TimeLord had escaped the War or that one could be part human was beyond my imagination.

GRAHAM
Doc? You killed Children?
But you're the Doctor! a pacifist!…Why?

DOCTOR
I didn’t! I only thought I did Graham.
Three of me found another way, but because two of me were older than the me that fought in the War, I didn’t remember what we did until the oldest me had done it. Times like that, in the end it took 13 of me to...move Gallifrey and the Daleks ended up getting caught in their own crossfire.

YAZ
Somehow that’s not as confusing as it sounds...even if it seems impossible.

RIVER
The Doctor had a different Name during the War, and for a long time they didn’t count that regeneration as the Doctor.
But to those at the fall of Arcadia and all of Gallifrey, from the Citadel Guards to the Outlanders, The Doctor of War is a Hero to the people.
It was said the first thing anyone noticed of the Doctor of War was he carried no weapons; it was the last thing the Dalek’s noticed too.

DOCTOR
How do you know all this, I don’t talk about it, did the TARDIS tell you?

RIVER
A bit, plus I’m an archaeologist from the future, Sweetie.
From the universe's perspective the timelords vanished and were thought to be extinct after the Time War. At Luna there are courses and other researchers that study Galifrey, Timelords, Shobogans, its class structure, it’s rise and fall from whatever scrap of information is left in the records of the other Old Races, after all its very difficult to have a dig when the planet is gone missing.

RYAN
What’s she talking about? We’ve been to Galifrey, it's not missing.

DOCTOR
In the time zone that River normally lives linearly Galifrey hasn’t come home yet.
Missy told me to go home, so I looked once but it wasn’t there,
It took me the long way round to get there back then.

YAZ
What do you mean, about where River normally lives linearly?

DOCTOR
River’s a professor in the 51st century, we are in the 54th right now.

YAZ
So, you're not living linearly, Now?

RIVER
Oh but I am!
As much as anyone can live linearly with the Doctor for 24 years on Darillium.
I suspect with our frequent day trips off world our years living linearly will actually be closer to 36.

DOCTOR
More like nearly 45, I wanted to make it last.
In the end you claimed you needed to get back to Luna, said the faculty was starting to notice you were aging faster than themselves.
Then you sent Nardol to be my minder.

RIVER
I’m sure you loved it, even though you no doubt complained at every chance.

DOCTOR
’ You know me well my love’

RIVER
Are we all agreed on the plan?

DOCTOR
Yup!

RYAN
No? When did a plan get agreed upon?

DOCTOR
Ryan, we need to set the security protocols so the access to the core where River is planning on using is the preferred route.
Basically make sure that the TARDIS plans are what’s built not Rivers permit plans. Have that doorway into the secondary access large enough to conceal Rivers' plan….about TARDIS size from what I recall, etc, etc...
Make sure all of the matrix equivalent safeguards are prepped.
Then we need to invite River, Yaz and Graham to the opening night!
Explore and then sneak down to the core, River you’ll have to…
I’m not sure you should go there, you don’t know what’s in the core,
at least let me think that you didn’t know.

RIVER
You know I can keep a secret sweetie.
After all, I've had to pretend my mother wasn’t my mother.
Is there time for me to go tonight?

RYAN
How can there be? We haven’t even been there yet,
To make sure the changes occur!

DOCTOR
(starts “organizing” the table)
No, I’m afraid not, River.
Not if you actually have those reports to score before our next trip to Luna.
(awkwardly fidgets in front of River)
Fam, I'll meet you at the TARDIS?

RIVER
It was a pleasure to meet you all.
I’m sure I’ll see some of you sooner rather than later.
Until next time.

EXT. - “EVENING” - THE DOCTOR AND RIVERS BACK GARDEN.

RYAN
When the Doctor sent us out here I thought that meant she’d be right along?

GRAHAM
Pull up a chair Ryan, relax and enjoy the moon “rises”.

RYAN
(Sigh)
Do you think we should go and check on ‘em, make sure everything is alright?

YAZ
NO! Look It hasn’t been that long.
The TARDIS did open for us, if you’re that bored you can always go back in…


DOCTOR
(Saunters out humming)
’Ohhhh wife, I’ll be seeing you Professor Song’

RIVER
’You’d better!’

DOCTOR
(Notices team TARDIS lounging in the Garden)
Come on Fam, getta shift on.