Naturally, the question takes him off guard.
At first, he’s fairly certain that she should already know the answer to the particular question that just tumbled from her lips. However, he supposes, in a relationship (relationship?) built on rivalling intelligence and veiling genuine feelings, it’s not as though he’s particularly startled.
The question is addressed with a sense of caution, as if her words had an obnoxious HANDLE WITH CARE sticker on them.
❝ Yes. I trust you. ❞
Furrowed brows straighten themselves out and, before long, the Doctor is gesturing in front of them both. After all, spend a few months (months?) with this woman and you learn a few things.
Like how she just loves to —
❝ — Lead the way. ❞