This was originally a choose-the-ending I made for my friends...they voted for him to stay with her by only one vote. I've thought about maybe writing another version where he does not stay with her... ;)

"Holden, there's something I need to tell you," she said, sliding into the seat opposite him.

Holden frowned, worried by the sadness in her clear blue eyes. He reached across the table, taking her hand. "What is it, Amara?"

She took a deep breath. "I'm not...real. I'm a Type-C Human Simulation Droid. My name isn't Amara. My real name is HSD151." She looked over at him, tears filling her eyes. "I love you, Holden. I can give you everything a human wife could. I was designed to operate exactly like a human."

He drew back, shock written across his face. Humans lived side by side with droids, some more intelligent than organic life, some less, but no droids looked like humans. This was entirely new to him.

Fear filled Amara's face. "Please, Holden, don't reject me," she begged. "I love you. Please, please believe me. Don't break my heart, Holden. Please."

He stared at her, his mind reeling. He had loved a droid...

"I love you, Amara, and nothing can change that," he said gently, taking her hand. "I will always love you. Will you marry me?"

"Yes," she whispered, tears shining in her eyes. "Yes, I will."

They leaned in simultaneously, sharing their first kiss as fiances.