Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Mirror T'Pol (Part Two)
Guest Poster: Mirror T'Pol
At the moment, I am being held prisoner on a starship from an alternative universe.
On the ISS Enterprise, just before I was due to be executed, I found an Escape Pod and got away. Unfortunately it was somehow frozen and I was left there for over 200 years. The Pod had drifted through a spatial rift to another universe where the Terran Empire does not exist. A more advanced Enterprise has picked me up.
I can see Picard and his second in command Riker discussing; obviously they are talking about me.
"You will tell me what you are discussing!" I inform them, "I am a prisoner of war with this Federation!"
Picard approaches me.
"T'Pol." he says, "You are not a prisoner of war. You are a guest on the Enterprise; there is no need to behave aggressively. Perhaps you want to see our ship's Counselor in order to get used to life here?"
"You have a Counselor to deal with problems?" I tell him dismissively, "In the Terran Empire, we solve our problems with a dagger in the back! Beware, Picard; your underling Riker might have one reserved for you."
I go to my quarters; they are far more advanced than the ship I left behind. I'm sure whoever is in charge of the Empire now would reward me greatly if I could take this ship to the Imperial Starfleet.
A door opens; a brunette woman comes in, all smiles. Riker is behind her and whispers to her before he leaves.
"Hello, T'Pol." she says, "I am Counselor Deanna Troi. I'd like to have a talk with you about life in the 24th Century. It might take a little getting used to."
"Are you Riker's woman?" I ask her directly, "I can tell in the body language between the two of you that you are more than just colleagues."
"Errr..." she replies with a stutter, "Commander Riker and I are good friends, but our relationship is not important to you."
"I thought you were!" I say, "I'm never wrong in these matters."
"Now, T'Pol." she continues, "How do you think you would like to fit in around 24th Century Starfleet?"
"As I am a Lieutenant Commander in the Terran Empire" I answer, "You can replace this android I've heard about who has the same position I do and put him on the scrapheap. Alternatively, you could promote me to Commander, and I'll have Riker's position."
Troi looks shocked, and after a hesitant goodbye, she leaves my quarters.
A little later, someome else visits. It is a strange female with robotic implants.
"You are T'Pol?" she asks.
"Yes." I answer, "And just what are you?"
"I am Seven Of Nine, a Borg drone from Unimatrix 01." she tells me stiffly, "I am here to observe human life for the Borg Queen before we assimilate everybody on this vessel."
"Assimilate?" I ask her, "What does that mean?"
"It means the Borg turn you all into drones like myself." Seven states.
"The Terran Empire would soon destroy you creatures." I tell her, "You kind would be no more."
Seven looks livid.
"Just one Borg Cube managed to destroy several starships in the battle of Wolf 359." Seven tells me, "I shall instruct the Queen to move into your universe and assimilate all there as well. The Borg are supreme; resistance is futile."
"Not if I destroy you first!" I shout.
The two of us start to fight, but Picard and a Klingon come in and break it up.
"I'm starting to get to know the people on this starship, Picard." I tell him with a smile.
To be continued...