[Mezoti has created a cube-shaped terrarium with a Teirenian ant colony]
Mezoti : The drones produce a fluorescent enzyme that's activated by the queen.
Captain Kathryn Janeway : "Drones and queens"? I thought we were trying to get these children away from the Borg.
Seven of Nine : The project was Mezoti's idea. I didn't want to discourage her individuality.
Mezoti : I like bugs.
Captain Kathryn Janeway : Well done. Let me know before you take up bee-keeping.
Seven of Nine : Anyone who values their own goals over the safety of their children is irresponsible!
Captain Kathryn Janeway : Are we talking about Icheb's parents, or yours?
Seven of Nine : Both.
Captain Kathryn Janeway : ...It's not like you to admit to something like that.
Seven of Nine : It would be naive for me to claim objectivity in this case. But I'm not prepared to return Icheb to parents who may be as careless as my own.
Captain Kathryn Janeway : Your attitude is making a difficult situation worse.
Seven of Nine : I was simply attempting to insure Icheb's well-being.
Captain Kathryn Janeway : By insulting his parents?
Seven of Nine : Those issues needed to be discussed.
Captain Kathryn Janeway : You could have done it with a little more tact.