Story: The Time I've Spent
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1869
Author's summary: "I don't wait for people, Rory. I make them wait for me."
Characters: Eleven, Amy and Rory
Recced because: It's a perfectly in character post-ep conversation between Rory and the Doctor. Rheanna gives Rory his due; she doesn't belittle him for his insecurities but through his conversation with the Doctor, she also points out his strengths and shows us the triangle of strength that the new three-way TARDIS team could live up to. And it's imaginative and sweet, and funny and lovely, so go read it!
"Have you ever been married?" Rory asks. The question slips out before he's really thought about it. He's not even sure why he's asking.
The reaction is immediate. The Doctor leaps to his feet and walks up and down, in front of the steps where Rory is still sitting. He tucks one arm behind his back and raises his other hand in the air, waving his hand in a declamatory manner. "Married? Well, I mean, it very much depends on what cultural definition of marriage you're applying... and then, in the more general sense, you can be married to a cause or to an idea or, in one case I know of, to a sentient five-bar melody, and that worked out very well for all concerned, and the children were delightful little tunes, all of them... but if we're talking about the kind of marriage that requires a ceremony and a celebration involving copious amounts of food, drink and everyone doing the conga to Dancing Queen in the early hours of the next morning... no. Not that kind of married."