Captain's log, star date 48323.5. The peace conference on Charon has finally begun, two months after its original expected date. The conference was attended by myself as well as other representatives of the Federation. Presidents Jevail and Myklos have both, surprisingly, stepped down from their posts and the two planets are now being treated as one power, ruled by a democratic system. They have asked to join the Federation and their application is now being seriously considered. I, Ensign Monroe and Commander Data had been safely transported to the Enterprise and are now all attending to our usual duties.

"End log entry," Captain Jean-Luc Picard ordered his computer as he settled down in his quarters to read his book. It was the copy of Moby Dick which he had received when he was spending time in prison.

Data had been painting when the interruption came. He placed the brush down delicately in the pallet, being very careful not to let the handle fall into the paint. He stood up and then said loudly, "Come."

The doors to his quarters slid open and Gina Monroe walked in. She noticed that Data was painting, so she said apologetically, "I'm sorry, I didn't realise you were busy."

She was about to leave, when Data said to her, "You are not disturbing me." His face displayed that tiny smile.

She smiled sweetly and walked over to him. "What are you painting?" She asked him.

"I am attempting to reproduce the system in which Thanatos and Hypnos are located," he replied simply. "In order to replicate it in exactitude, I have consulted several astrometrics diagrams..."

"You can make something so beautiful sound so scientific," she said, laughing. She looked at the picture. It wasn't quite finished yet, but she could tell that it would be very good once it was. There were four spheres in the painting: Hypnos, Thanatos, Charon and the star. They were lain upon the dazzling black velvet blanket which was space.