“I know and I’m sorry about that. I don’t have that kind of problem with her I guess because I don’t have those maternal instincts. But you know she loves you. She’s going to name her daughter after you. I only get a middle name.” Rory was not going to let that go anytime soon.
It really made Amy feel warm and fuzzy to know that River was naming her daughter after her. But at the same time she didn’t want to gloat about it, since Rory was obviously bothered by only getting a middle name. She smiled a bit, reaching out to gently pinch Rory’s cheek.
“We can’t have two Rory’s running about. I can barely handle one.”
“Ok sandwiches then?” Rory went to the fridge and started taking out supplies. He didn’t mind either. He was a man and a man could always eat. “So we don’t need to talk about River anymore do we?”
“I guess not,” she admitted, crossing over to the fridge to help. “I know she’s an adult, but it’s hard sometimes. I never got to really be her mum.”
“I try. Really hard.” He admitted. “So dinner or…?” Rory certainly didn’t want to talk more about their daughter’s living arrangements.
As much as Amy loved Rory and wanted to show him that, she couldn’t ignore the rumbling in her stomach. After all, she’d gotten a bit huffy when her own dinner went up in flames. Literally.
“Let’s have dinner. Something easy…”
“I thought every good husband knew how to please his wife…” Rory wrapped his arms around Amy’s waist.
“Well when you put it that way…then you are a very good husband…” She smiled and leaned in to kiss him lightly.
Rory grabbed his wife’s hand and pulled her inside the TARDIS. He didn’t know what to say that would make anyone feel any less stressed so he kept his mouth shut.
The TARDIS seemed to have a calming effect on Amy, although she was still quite obviously worked up about the situation. Her daughter was giving birth, she had a right to be a bit panicked. But at the same time she was so excited.
“New Earth…right. Okay.”
“Right now I have more of an interest in being a good husband.” Rory inched closer to his wife and kissed her hard on the lips.
Amy ran her hand down Rory’s arm and smiled against his lips. “Oh, is that what you call it now?”
Fleeing from the kitchen to be the first to great him at the door Rory nearly tripped over his own feet.
“Doctor! It’s you! Where’s River? Not with you obviously, but I mean is she in a hospital?”
Amy was hot on Rory’s heels, nearly crashing into him when he tripped a bit. God, she needed to calm down, but the Doctor and Rory were hardly making her feel peaceful.
“Talk on the way! Come on!”
“Well you weren’t there when I met the other guy. Talk about shocking. He’s nice though. Called me a great father.” He looked really pleased with that.
By now Amy was beginning to calm down enough to think normally. It was all really surprising and frankly a bit alarming, but she had long since come to realize that her life was going to be anything but normal.
“You are a good father,” she said, smiling a bit. “And a really good husband.”
“Why did you take the phone from me? You probably scared him away! The Doctor and I are bros now you know.” Rory rolled his eyes at his wife. He could only hope the Doctor was on his way to pick them up.
As he waited the grandfather-to-be paced back and forth worrying. It was what he did best. Not only did he have to worry about River and her safety during childbirth, but he had to worry about Amy’s reaction when she met Koschei.
Amy gave him a light shove. “I didn’t scare him! I don’t care if you’re ‘bros’ Rory!” She was feeling a bit panicked and wondered how Rory could be so calm. Well, he wasn’t calm, but he was definitely calmer than she was.
“Where is that raggedy man?”