Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Picard Loses His Memory (Part Two)

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...


Linda said...

Uhm, Jean-Luc? Would you please let Bev look at your head? Please? This can't possibly be good as Sloan is a rat ... remember?

Lahdeedah said...

You've been assimilated by the Borg.

You were the Queen's Best Borg Boy.

Come on, your mind is better than this....

Eye Candy said...

~Allocution Jean-Luc~

Speaking of bad SOL 3 fashions! Bev and Geordi’s eye wear is so passe! If that is the best Starfleet can do perhaps you are better off with Section 31 dear…

The Mistress of the Dark said...

Someone bop the captain on the head so he gets his memory back!

Professor Xavier said...

And don't forget, Captain, you owe me $20.

Jon the Intergalactic Gladiator said...

Uh yeah, and you said that you were going to let me take the Enterprise out on a test drive.

Nepharia said...

Gee, they must have hit you on the head pretty hard.

The Curmudgeon said...

Oh... I hope you've remembered that you were going to forgive my bar tab in Ten Forward? You do remember that, right?

Jean-Luc Picard said...

It figures. Suddenly I'm owing a lot of people some money!

MOTD, we don't want a queue of people hitting my head!

Eye Candy, it seems like Starfleet fashions can be stuck in the 1980s sometimes.

Vegeta said...

You told me I was allowed to put Worf in a dress, and and make him dance in front of evreyone.

Titania Starlight said...

This isn't looking very good at all. What a stinker for taking advantage of an injured Captain!

Michael Manning said...

I must differ with the lovely-looking Titania. Nice rebound (no pun intended). Had you not maneuvered so well, Ensign Britney might very well have been sitting on The Bridge! Also, I enjoy these photos of the team as it relates to your predicaments. Is there an Official Photographer on board? :D)

Footsteps said...

This is not good at all. If I say that I hope a brick drops on your head, you'll understand that it's only in hope of knocking sense back into you again...

tammyswofford said...

Jean Luc,
Whe I was in Mongolia doing medical relief three years ago, one of our men became heat exhausted and fell off his camel. He was packed back to the base camp with global amnesia, which lasted approximately a day. Probably a concussion, but seventy miles from Siberia, who knows? Not a CT scanner in sight, just Mongolians along the steppes with their livestock and children.

Anyway, we did the standard every fifteen minute orientation checks. For hours we would ask, "Ray, do you know where you are?" He didn't. When we told him he was in Mongolia, he would say, "MONGOLIA! What am I doing in MONGOLIA!!?" It is funny now, but not funny then. His first sign of lucidity was to remember his car. Go figure. It's a man thing.


Ellee Seymour said...

I hope you won't lose your memory for too long Captain.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Everybody seems very willing to hit me with a brick. I hope it's just to get my memory back.

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I don't mean this in a bad way, of course! Ethical concerns aside... I just hope that as the price of memory decreases, the possibility of transferring our brains onto a digital medium becomes a true reality. It's a fantasy that I daydream about every once in a while.

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