4023"Doctor."4023 in Sci-Fi More Like This
The ghost spoke softly from the spacesuit's communicator as the timelord looked on. He stared at the empty shell now slumped in the silver chair, what had once been that brilliant, mysterious woman. She had known his name and she had saved his life. She had known his name and it was whispering now out of the data trapped in the suit's neural relay. All he could do was watch, handcuffed to one of the computer's metal supports, neither able to reach his sonic screwdriver nor the modified one that had belonged to Professor River Song.
Her voice continued to trickle into the room, though her lips did not move; eyelids closed in endless peace. "I'm sorry, Doctor. I'm sorry, Doctor." She had reverted to his custom title now, the circuit nearing its end as she began to loop.
"I love you."
The Doctor's hearts clenched. He stared helplessly, guilt and despair so overwhelming that he could only feel numb. The green lights had flickered out on the collar of R