Later that year, when Torres suggested that the holonovel Insurrection Alpha could use "a little heart, a little emotion", Tuvok reminded her that he and Paris were not writing a romance novel. (VOY: "Worst Case Scenario")
- "He walked toward her, the wooden deck heaving to and fro beneath his booted feet. Her hands moved to the brooch at her throat. She unclasped it and the cloak fell from her shoulders, her wet skin glistening in the moonlight. Lightning flashed and heaven's thunder roared in rhythm with the beating of their hearts."
... until Odo told him to stop. He explained that reading such works of literature helped him with his work as security chief, given that many homicides were motivated by romantic obsession. (DS9: "The Ascent")