"Yes," Reinette admitted, giving the Doctor a small smile. "It was worse at first, but I fear it has only improved because there are not so many people around. It is just...so much. The things they feel...their pain. A person is not meant to feel " She stood up, walking over to him and tucking a strand of hair behind her ear.
"I do find myself comforted by your presence, however," she told him, and it was true. Somehow, his emotions didn't seem to add to the weight she felt. If anything, he made her forget about it, however briefly.