Q's mistake

A story in which Q brings back I-B to the Enterprise in Star Trek: The Next Generation. Started: 8.15.2015 Completed: 8.16.2015 at 3:57 PM. Book 2 of 2. Extra chapter added 8.18.2015.


11. Silence does not continue

"Enjoying your silence?" Came Q's voice.

I turn towards the direction of Q.

My eyes dagger towards Q and I really wanted to say 'You!'.

"I suppose not," Q said, with a snap of his fingers. "Try speaking."

"I can't leave now," I said. "I haven't made my goodbyes to Sharuf."

"And the crew," Q said.

"What?" I said. "I didn't befriend anyone."

"You never know what the little things count to different people," Q said.

I pause.

"Lakota," I said.

"Uh, Lakota who?" Q asks.

"Lakota the Keeshond," I said. "I want to use one of the healing devices to heal a old dog so she won't be leaking because she was spayed as a puppy."

"Ah, you don't trust me to heal a old dog?" Q asks, sounding insulted.

"I don't," I said, getting up. I go over to the counter then pick up a device. "I recall being showed how it works by Doctor Crusher before the Romulans came."

"I would say that is rather convenient," Q said. "But the universe has its ways of resolving things."

"That way Lakota can be inside being lazy and rest by my feet," I said.

"Aw, poor dog," Q said.

I frown.

"How many times have you bugged the Enterprise and not felt pity?" I ask.

"That was for fun," Q said. "Much different from this given situation of the dog." He folds his arms. "You better make video message for those you've met on this ship before I take you back. OTHER than Sharuf!"

"Program; end survival mode," I said. "Specification: Klingon."

I saw Junior leaning alongside the doorway clipping his nails.

Junior looks exactly like the image on the Star Trek Pedia for his article.

"When you get the video done; you will be in spirit mode," Q said. "Once you've made your goodbye to Sharuf, you will find yourself back on Earth."

"All right," I said. "So I'll start disappearing after I finish the goodbye video."

"Precisely," Q said.

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