"Doctor?"

"Yes?" the Doctor replied, looking at Rose. She took a deep breath, then sighed.

"Never mind," she said.

Rose had been trying to work up the courage to say it for ages, but she still hadn't been able to. She didn't know why, they were just some silly little words.

"I -" Rose stopped again.

The Doctor was still looking at her expectantly, but she averted her eyes, sighing once more. He said nothing, but his hand found hers and held on tightly.