"What if I ask you to stay, Chakotay?"
"What if I say yes, then what am I staying for? Or better yet, who am I staying for? The captain or Kathryn?"
"The captain needed you behind her, supporting her and this ship, for the last seven years. Kathryn needs you beside her. I need you."
"Because I can’t stand here and watch you walk away from me one more time."
"You never watched the other times, either. You turned away from me. I won’t stay because you need me. I’ll stay only if you want me."
"What’s the difference?"
"The difference, Kathryn, is between your mind and your heart. In your mind, you need me. Your heart has to want me."
"My heart has always wanted you."
"What happens now?"
"We begin again, Chakotay, and this time we get it right."