otp: when i saw him i just knew

Say what you will about love at first sight but I believe in all of my soul that chakotay knew that he was going to fall in love with janeway from quite possibly their first exchange. I don’t think he loved her immediately by any stretch. But I do think he knew somewhere in the back of his mind when he beamed into her ship and saw her standing there, when he put his weapon down just because she told him to, that he was already gone. Even if he didn’t yet love her, he knew that he would.