At the moment, we have been caught by the Lurkers.
They are a shadowy race who live in the darkness, and have been observing our moves and our secrets so they can plot an invasion.
When Riker, Beverly, Geordi, Deanna, Worf, Data and myself went down to the suspected planet, where where was hardly any sunlight, a cloaked figure by the name of Anonymous had thrown us in a darkened prison.
However, we have got our lightbeams ready....
"Are you ready?" I tell them, "I think I can hear one of the Lurkers coming down now."
We hear the creak of the steps, like an old style radio show as his footsteps grow louder.
The Lurker comes up to us. It's not the Anonymous, the one who imprisoned us earlier, but he does tell us that they are ALL called Anonymous.
"It could amount to a lot of confusion at Christmas and birthdays." says Riker.
"You'll be spending a lot Christmasses and birthdays here!" sneers the Lurker.
I look at the others and exclaim "NOW!!"
The senior staff all point strong lightbeams at the Lurker. He screams out and disintegrates. His cloak if left lying on the floor. Fortunately, the keys are nearby. Data manages to stretch out and retrieve them. We are out.
I manage to get my Com Badge before the other Lurkers find we are out and order us to beam out.
"It seems that strong light will eliminate or scare them off, sir" I say to Admiral Jensen.
"That's all very well, Picard" replies Jensen, "But we can't have all lights in the Federation at eye-watering density in order to frighten off these creatures. We would all have to talk around in eyeshades or visors like your Geordi La Forge."
"I think Commander Data has helped there, sir." I tell him, "He has perfected a light variant that we can fit in all illumination. It is perfectly normal, yet is harmful to Lurkers. Once they are fitted, they will retreat to the darker areas they come from."
"Let's hope so." Jensen tells me, "We can't have Lurkers reading classified documents and looking at our conversations. It would turn everything chaotic"
"Indeed, sir." I say, and close the conversation, knowing that the Lurkers have received a heavy defeat.
A good day for Starfleet. We can only hope that the Lurkers don't get specially adapted eyeshades.