That archaelogical dig that I went on during my visit to Darius VI resulted in me having a nasty accident.
I fell off a crumbling cliff face and hit my head. The result was that for a few moments I lost my memory. Fortunately, Agent Luther Sloan was on hand to tell me that although I am Captain Picard of the Enterprise, I am actiually a top member of Section 31, the ultra-secret society that operates within Starfleet.
How lucky he was there to help me. I remember now, although there are a few patchy things.
"You had a nasty fall, Jean-Luc." Bev tells me, as she treats my scratches in the Enterprise SickBay, "Your head has had a nasty bump. Let me take a look through the medi-viewer."
"No!" I say firmly, "I'm fine Bev, I really am.". I remember that Sloan told me not to mention anything about losing my memory to the crew, or let them look at my head, otherwise they may not have confidence.
"Very well, Jean-Luc." Bev replies, "I hope you're all right. Are we still on to see the movie e Batperson Versus The Space Penguin?"
"Sure, Bev." I reply, "I'll be there."
I go up to the Breiefing Room where Riker is in charge of a meeting.
"We've just had a top-secret message from Starfleet Headquarters, which I had to take while you were in SickBay."
This could be interesting. Maybe a message to take to Section 31?
"What was it?"
"There is a high-level meeting in Starfleet. They are trying to drive out all infiltrators that belong to Section 31. After years of denying it exists, they are trying to do something about it."
"That's great!" pipes up Geordi, "It's about time something was done about them. What are they gonna do?"
"An Admiral Rickman has been appointed to lead a Task Force to remove all Section 31 people." Riker continues, "It looks like it will be a serious move."
Everybody in the room cheers. I maintain a calm face.
What a disaster. I've got to get this news to Sloan. I might get a few brownie points in Section 31 for reporting this!
After leaving the meeting, I head to my Console and call Sloan on my Private Channel and tell him all the plans.
"You have done well, Agent Picard." Sloan tells me, "Without your advance knowledge, we would have been unable to act immediately and stop Starfleet from destroying us."
"Thank you, sir." I reply, "The crew here are very anti- Section 31."
"Indeed they are." Sloan answers, "We will eventually get them replaced. In the meantime you are promoted to Section 31 Field Agent Class 1"
I feel elated at this promotion. Pretty soon, I'll be running it!
Still, that said, I can't help feeling that something is wrong.
To be continued...