I shot at a few other Calecto guards who were head on my heels. Damn I got a good shot out of the fallen Calecto. I eventually made my way to the bridge doors. I had my back pressed against the wall thinking why the hell am I going to the bridge. Couldn't I have gone to the Shuttle Bay and left this piece of junk? No, I had to think about the well fare of others. Threatening the captain seemed like a reasonable choice.
Was I even at the doors of the bridge?
I assumed it was due to the two stationed Calecto.
I had seen a couple Calecto walk in earlier holding their versions of phasers.
I took in a deep breath them exhaled.
Come on, Carly, I told myself, a innocent Klingon may die.
I went to the doors holding a Calecto phaser to see three Calecto's holding theirs out in my direction. I saw a unresponsive Worf on the ground bleeding. Q,oh Q, he was at the mercy of the Calecto with a phaser aimed at his head. I shot out both of the assassins hands then into his chest, and next at the second Calecto who fired. I didn't know where he fired but for sure I fired on the other Calecto's making them fall to the ground dead.
The doors shut behind me.
I fell to the ground as though I had lost my lower walk support systems. I looked down to see a rather unusual circular shape in the middle of my chest that had gray lines similar to metal just like the scene where the T-800 fires on the T-1000 using a shot gun. It was a lot like that. I noticed sharp glassy edge poking out. I also noticed my feet were shattered into pieces. All of which were not bleeding and were of glass.
"You didn't have to do that!" Q declared.
"Why yes, I did," I said. "Where is the heart normally located?"
"In the hole you have." Q said.
"Wow," I said, then I laughed. It was funny. Why was it so funny? Q grew concerned. I was turned into glass and my heart was shot out. I should be dead right now. This is so silly. "Oh my god,that is absurd!" I fell back landing my head on the floor. "Hah. . . ."
Q managed to prop me up against the wall even without his hands.
"Carly, I am sorry," Q said. "This is all my fault."
I had a short weak laugh.
"You are forgiven." I said.
Q stared at me, with a grim but curious kind of expression on his face.
"How can you be so calm when you are on the brink of death?" Q asked.
"Because I have the heart to forgive and regret," I said. "Because I am a Cippallon."
"That is no excuse for putting yourself in harms way." Q said.
"Lance, one day you will learn compassion and mercy toward saving other people's lives in the face of saving your own life. . ." I said. He had a 'I-have-mercy-towards-children,does-that-count?' so I shook my head. "I want . . . to be . . .content with how I spent my life and how it turned out. "
"Regrets?" Q asked. "Is that it?"
"Yes." I said.
"You are not even a human but you sound like one," Q said. "It sounds like they have rubbed off on you."
"I used to be a human once,Lance." I said.
"You can't remember memories from your past life." Q said.
"That logic is irrelevant," I said. "That is what I have learned about being around you. Nothing matters. Life is crazy. . ." I sigh. "And we have to make the best of it." I could see my shoulders were cracking just by the corner of my eye. "Humanity is complex. Everyone's humanity is. I believe you have that in you,Lance."
"You . . . Believe in me?" Q asked, stunned.
"I believe everyone has goodness in their heart. No matter how wicked . . .evil. . . and twisted they are." I said.
I had trouble sighing.
"Enterprise to Carly, do you read us?"
I took off my combadge then put it on Q's shirt as there were cracks appearing in my glassy skin.
"Carly here," I said.
I heard glass chipping apart.
"We are close by, are you ready to be beamed?"
Q looked down toward the combadge then back to me.
"I am ready." I lied.
"Carly!" Q shouted as I broke apart and he was being beamed away as was Worf's body.
My world shattered apart to darkness.