‘So what happened? Did you ask her?’
'I did, as it goes. And she turned me down. I’d come on too strong, I guess, played my cards too soon. As I say, I was still adjusting to the regeneration - not quite calibrated. She just looked at me. She’s got a funny face, big mouth and big eyes…a big heart.’
'You are in love.’
The Doctor ignored Ali and ploughed on. 'And that’s why she couldn’t come. Because she cared more about what she’d have to leave behind than what I could offer her. Her family, her boyfriend, her life.’