Hello, Qoy.

Hi, Data.

Are you preoccupied, at the moment?

No, I'm not doing much of anything, right now.

That is fine. There is something important I wanted to discuss with you. Would you mind if I visit you in your quarters?

Sure, Data.

That is fine. I will be there in approximately 2 minutes and 45 seconds.

OK.


Data in fact arrived in 3 minutes 24 seconds.

"Hello, Qoy."

"Hi, Data." They kissed. "You said there's something important you want to discuss with me."

"Yes, Qoy. But I must admit that I am a little…nervous about it."

She smiled. "Nervousness is a human emotion, Data!"

"Yes, it is!"

"Well, just try to relax and tell me what you wanted to tell me."

"All right. Perhaps it will be better if I first give you something."

"OK."

From his pocket, he produced a jewelry box. He gave this to her. Inside was a ring with a 1 caret diamond.

"Oh, Data!"

He then kneeled at her feet. "Qoyana Klix, will you marry me?"

"Yes, Data!"

He stood up again, and they hugged and kissed. She then put the ring on her finger.

"Is the ring acceptable? I bought it while we were stationed on Moon Base Alpha 14. If you do not approve of it, I can exchange it.

"No, Data, it's perfect!"

"I am happy. Happy—that is a human emotion, is it not?"

"Yes, it is, Data."

"I am becoming more human."

"Yes, you are!"

"Why do we not go out to dinner, tonight."

"Yes, Data!"

"It is now 1545. Would you perhaps like a foot massage?'

"That sounds nice, Data."

She lied on her bed, and he began massaging her feet. After couple minutes, she raised her arms, and he walked over towards her.