like imagine if you’d never seen a dog and you saw a saint bernard and you were like, what’s that and then someone was like, thats a dog. and then you saw a chihuahua and you were like ok whats that and they were like, that’s a dog. wouldn’t you feel lied to? wouldn’t you sense that something was amiss
You never answer your phone.
River got the idea because when she was younger she saw Amy do it, Amy got the idea because when she first started traveling with the Doctor, she saw River do it.
She tries to hide the damage and never let him see her hurt or age, but he is, himself, so old and so damaged. One hiding the pain and insecurities behind a mask of limitless strength and the other behind a mask of youth. Both losing a fight against time, but united in their love and their pain.