RIKER: I didn’t want to leave without saying goodbye.
DEANNA: I don’t like goodbyes. How about, until next time?
RIKER: How about until next time.
DEANNA stands, trying to keep her composure.
DEANNA: It’s been a pleasure serving with you, Commander.
RIKER: The feeling is mutual, Counselor.
DEANNA stands there, biting her lip for a beat.
DEANNA: I’m supposed to know how everyone feels but, I can’t read you right now.
RIKER takes a step towards her.
RIKER: Perhaps your own feelings are getting in the way.
DEANNA: My job is to help others sort out their emotions. My own feelings are beside the point.
RIKER: Not to me. Our feelings are what make us all human.
DEANNA: (hopefully) Are you feeling sad?
RIKER: Yes, I am.
DEANNA: (starting to cry) So am I.
RIKER takes another step closer and hugs DEANNA. She cries into him as he continues hugging her.