I commented in my ‘Asylum of the Daleks‘ post that I didn’t see how the Ponds’ marriage could have reasonably followed the arc Moffat wrote for it. I didn’t see how their longstanding relationship could come apart so fast, when all it would have taken to fix it was a simple conversation. So in the way of fic writers everywhere, I set out to correct the mistake.
As it turns out, I was wrong. I didn’t write the fix-it fic I intended. Instead, in the act of writing for these characters, I discovered they could in fact behave exactly the way Moffat portrayed. Amy is entirely capable of slamming the door on her own life and never giving Rory a chance. Rory is entirely vulnerable to her whims and her demands. Things could well have deteriorated in exactly the way they did.
The 2000 years thing, though, is still bullshit.