“You’re just squabbling like an old married couple”
No one really gets The Doctors fury more than River Song.
Looking back at all his friends and companions, he’s never been as harsh or as blunt as he is with River.
Of course he isn’t. They’re humans (or aliens) who have been invited on a life changing adventure. He’s off to show them the universe… to be adored and loved. And when he does get cross, it’s never like this. It’s never wounding and bare because he’s their hero and he knows it.
But with River, it’s different. He isn’t her knight in shining armor, she was his. Her sacrificing herself for him eliminated that God Complex he has of himself. It doesn’t exist between them, instead he can just be, a Timelord. Instant, and real, and it’s new.
For once, he doesn’t have to be the angel he’s tried to be for everyone else. She get’s all of him, and it’s beautiful and heartbreaking but that’s marriage for you.