Pairing/Characters: Doctor/River, Clara, Jack
Notes: This is the sequel to “The lone and level sands stretch far away”. The ending is inspired by a lovely piece of fanart from okashishii. Many thanks to Charina and Pam for the beta!
Story title is from Maya Angelou’s “I know why the caged bird sings.”
Summary: A real marriage wasn’t all fairy-tale picnics and ice-skating on the River Thames. It had fights and periods of stony silence. It also had times when you watched your husband be smitten with his younger companion and wonder if, despite his pleas to let him make things up to her, that he would be really happy with someone else.
The caged bird sings with fearful trill of the things unknown