Reinette sat across from him and listened silently, though she wanted nothing more than to move over to him and hold him. She didn't, worried that he wouldn't accept it.
"You may be a clone," she said, "but you're the same man inside. Mortal, yes, but the same in all the ways that count. If Rose cannot see that...then I truly pity her." It surprised her after the conversation she'd had with the girl, where they had agreed that the Doctor was worth the monsters and the danger. She knew it was unfair to judge the girl without hearing her side of things, but she couldn't help thinking that Rose was very much a child.
"I do not know how welcome this sentiment might be," she said, "but I am truly sorry that you have suffered such pain. It is something I wish you had never experienced. And if you need anything, you can come to me. You have done so much for me, Doctor, and I can only hope to one day be able to repay you."