so, I’ve been reading a lot of fan fics lately, especially Wholock. 🙂 oh the fun! so I was inspired to write a little story about Harkness and River meeting, the two biggest flirts in the universe. so here goes nothing…
The scene was dark and foggy, it was nearly midnight in the middle of New York, the year was 1960.
A woman walked down the dark street, it was seedy part if the city, especially at this hour, but that was the least of her worries. she took a turn down an alley way and through a back door to a dimly lit pub or sorts. she stood at the entrance, a smile slid across her face as she let her eyes adjust scanning across the room, there he was, just the man she was looking for.
“Hello, sweetie.” she whispered to herself as she smiled temptingly and approached a man sitting at the bar, drink in hand. her thick blond hair bounced as she drew nearer. the man was talking to another fellow sitting next to him, “Hello, Alonso.” he grinned.
The man was stunned, “How do you know my name?”
“I’m kinda psychic.” the dark hair man winked, charm oozing out of him, “The name’s Captain Jack Harkness.”
Alonso looked at him stupidly, his big ears didn’t help the look.
The woman stepped in, “Hello, Captain.” she smiled, leaning against the bar on the other side of him. He quickly turned to see who it was, he wasn’t disappointed, “Hi, the name’s Captian Jack Harness,” he smiled, “and who might you be?” he asked looking her over head to toe. she returned the glance,
“Professor River Song. ”
“A professor huh?” Harkness said, “What do you study?”
“Archeology.” River smiled as she put a hand on her holstered gun
“Well, you don’t find much of that here in New York.”
“No, I won’t.” she sighed, flipping her frizzy blonde hair away from her face, “But I’m not looking for any of that right now, I’m looking for something more important, I’ve been told by a mutual friend that there’s a Time Agent here that has something that I can use.”
“Oh really?” Harkness smiled, “and what do you need from this Time Agent.”
River looked down at his wrist, “Just a little of your time.” she paused, “or more specifically, your time vortex manipulator.”
Jack stepped closer, “Who is this mutual friend?”
River laughed a little, “Spoilers…”
Jack wasn’t getting much from this River Song, but he was intrigued, “What makes you think it’s for sale?” he asked
“I know it’s not.” she replied, “but, I can do a little trade with you. ”
“What exactly are you wanting to trade?”
She pulled out the gun from her holster, “It’s the last one, there’s a banana grove in the heart of Villengrove now, this is the last Sonic Blaster. ” she showed it to him, “Actually, I’m pretty sure that this one is yours anyway.” she said matter of factly.
“So you want me to trade for something that already belongs to me for something else that’s mine?”
“Exactly.” she smiled, “You see, I’m in a bit of a mess, I’m late to a very important wedding, and if I’m right, as I usually am, you’re going to need this gun more than you’ll be needing your vortex manipulator in the next few years. and besides, you’ve got your spaceship anyway.”
Harkness was baffled, “No I don’t, it exploded.”
“Ah, yes it did, he told me about that, well then, I suppose I’ll have to make sure I return this to you a little sooner.” River smiled, “I’m sorry, time is a little confusing sometimes. You’ll be getting your things back as soon as I can return them, you won’t even miss it.”
“How would you know…?”
“Spoilers.” she laughed, “So, how about you give me that, and I’ll give you back your gun.” she motioned to the cheep trick time machine and the blaster, “After all, I’ve heard that you can’t die, so you have plenty of time to wait, there’s no need to be skipping around time and space now.” she looked up to the ceiling as he tried to recall something she had heard a while ago, “What was it, oh yes, ‘So many species, so little time.’ why don’t you live in the moment and spend all the time you want?”
Harkness had gotten over his shock mostly, he took his drink from the counter behind him, “Why is this wedding so important?” he asked
“It’s my parent’s wedding, a darling one at that.” she smiled, “and I’ve got to save my husband, he doesn’t know it, he’s a little clueless sometimes.”
“and who might this lucky man be?” he asked
“You might know him as our mutual friend, the Doctor.” she replied.
“The Doctor!?” Harkness nearly choked on his drink, “You’re married to the Doctor?!”
She laughed, “and the best part? He doesn’t even know it yet.”
The Captain couldn’t help but smile, “Well, once you save him, we should all meet up sometime.”
River put her finger to her lips, she chuckled again, with that, she took his arm and unlatched the time vortex manipulator and set the blaster in his hand.
” I’ve got to be going now. Enjoy.” she said she began clicking away at the device she had put on her own wrist. she looked up at him again “Oh, by the way, 1963 London, you’ll meet someone there you might not expect in a back alley junk yard, it’ll be a real treat, Tell him I River says hello.” she winked, “And well, the rest? that’s all history.” she clicked another button and looked up, “Until we meet again, Jack.” she blew a kiss and winked as she vanished.
Harkness stood alone in amazement, a smile spread across his face. He took another sip of his drink and looked around, as he did a young couple walked in through the front door of the pub. The man was wearing plaid button up flannel, with denim jeans, and what a nose he had! The woman with him was tall and fair skinned with long red hair. They walked over to him. The woman was staring at him oddly, she was holding a box, “Do you think he’s the one?” she asked quietly to her husband.
“River did say that he was wearing a long blue coat.” her husband replied
“oh Rory, there are so many blue coats in the world, that’s hardly any way to identify someone.” she walked up to Harkness,
“Hello, this might be a little strange, but are you Mr. Jack Harkness?”
“Amy!” Rory trotted over to her,”What are you doing?.”
“I’m doing what we were told.” she defended her self.
Harkness cut in,”Well lucky for you, I am Mr. Jack Harkness, Captain Jack Harkness, actually, and who are you?” he asked
Amy blushed a little, his charm was overwhelming, “Amy. ” she said. she totally forgetting about the package in her hands
Rory took the package, he was quite annoyed, they were in a hurry, after all, and there was no time for flirting, “It’s good that it’s you, cause we’re in a hurry, we have to go, but River said that this was for you.” he handed him the box. Harkness took the box and opened it, Inside was his Time Vortex Manipulator, it was a little worn, but it was still the same one he had given away just a moment ago. He pulled it out and out and found a note.
thanks for letting me borrow it for a quick moment. I’m sorry I couldn’t give it to you in person, but I’m investigating some angels. I’m looking forward to seeing you in the future, perhaps.
PS. meet mom and dad, they were so kind to deliver this to you.”
he looked up, Amy and Rory were already walking away, he didn’t say anything, but he heard them talking, “I’m so excited that we’re in New York!” Amy said.
“I hope we get to see the Statue of Liberty while we’re here.” Rory replied as they left.
Harkness chuckled to himself, he turned around and looked back at the fellow next to him, “I’m sorry, Alonso, where were we?” he sat back down, charm once again up to it’s highest, there was no stopping him now.