No, it's not Romance.
Romance??? What kind of relationships have you been in??
No, we're talking about Science Fiction, of course!
Let's start with these two characters. They are clearly on a vital mission to a planet not their own. They have important things to do. They have to bridge the distance between two worlds and.......no, they are not having a romance. Would you get off the romance thing please? Anyway, they are clearly doing something important, and we're going to write a story about it.
And that story, btw, will not have any romance in it. No sireee. No romance.
The story could, however, include some instructions about how to get rid of this slimy purple blob that keeps following us everywhere. Word to the wise: if you see a flying saucer and a slimy purple blob comes out of it, and it tells you that it's ex-girlfriend never understood it, and how lovely your eyes look in the yellow glow of the nuclear engine, do NOT invite it to dinner. Yes, it's tempting, but resist. You'll thank us later.
So, anyway, back to the story, which will include no purple blob romance whatsoever. What it will include, however, is: Science Fiction!
A CIC Science Fiction Masterpiece!