. . . One week later . .
. . Enterprise . . . 2266. . .
I was in the transporter room in what is apparently scuba diving gear with a water-phaser. A water-phaser is capable of rippling through the water to strike at the impending target. I never been beamed before. How does beaming work? Does it rip you apart atom by atom? It has been years since I watched the Star Trek movies so I am very afraid of this. Spock and Kirk acted natural. This is my first time.
I got onto the transporter putting the helmet on.
"Energize." Kirk said.
Oh, and yeah, Robin is with us in scuba gear.
My surroundings changed before my eyes followed by a melody ripped out of a musical. I had my googles on, thank goodness, to see ocean blue. Kirk went first heading straight down toward a cavern of some sorts. I followed after the captain's direction along with Spock, Robin, and two other security officers. I looked over seeing a massive whale like shark waving its tail up and down. I turned my head away focusing on the mission in hand. It got dark, darker, and even more darker as we went in. Then suddenly one of us took out a light. It had to be the Vulcan who was in a blue scuba diving gear.
"Fascinating." I heard Spock.
I saw rows of crystals from the inside glowing because of the light reflection.
I had a bad feeling about these crystals.
Robin went forward towards one of them, however I stopped Robin by grabbing her shoulder.
Robin turned toward my direction with a frown on her face.
"What is it, Willis?"
"I have a bad feeling about these crystals."
"Bad feeling, what kind?"
"That something terrible is going to happen."
"All right, I will be careful. Don't worry about me."
I let go.
"Okay." I said.
"Silly man." Robin said, turning toward the crystals.
Then Blanderish, I believe that is his last name, touched one and then he was stabbed right through the chest by a sharp crystal like thorn. Robin screamed turning away with her face covered in fear. I caught Robin into my arms as the crystals were all moving in sync. Blandish's body was being devoured it being turned into crystal slowly being dragged inside. There was no response as I shouted his name. Nothing what so ever. There was only silence coming from him but the captain was sending out plenty of orders to escape.
I turned around with Robin in tow.
The hole leading inside the cave was closing.
"Uh, Captain!" I shouted. "It is closing!"
Robin was close to me visibly terrified.
"Beam us up, Scotty!" I heard the Captain.
I watched as the three vanish before my eyes.
I didn't leave.
My communicator must not be working.
I quickly swam down the path scared for my life. I looked over seeing the crystals were moving right in my direction. I hurried fast seeing my surroundings chain for the best. I could see the captain standing beside Mr Spock along with a trembling Robin. Kirk appeared to be concerned coming over to the guy with the curled back brown hair. Scotty. That must be him.
"What is going on, Scotty?" Kirk asked.
"I don't know," Scotty said. "The Transporter is not materializin' him."
My surroundings returned to the one in the cave. I saw a flat wall. I had to place all chances of survival on a flat wall for petes sake. I swam right over to it feeling my skin sweating. I could hear Kirk's voice over the helmet communicator, "We are trying to beam you back, Mr Wallis." I turned around with my back to the wall watching the crystals coming my way. I could feel my heart thumping against my chest. I could hear my heart race. I then realized my hands were stuck to the wall. It was goo. Strange goo dragging me inside. I struggled only for it to be a complete waste of time.
I had crystals headed my way and here I am struggling against nature.
The crystals poked through my knees.
"TRELANE!" I shouted.
"Mr Wallis, we are beaming you up." Mr Scotty's Scottish voice came over.
Here I was, crying, wishing for this ordeal to be over.
"Help me!" I cried.
I felt so helpless and in hot licking pain as the murk dragged me in making the crystals slide on out. I had a scream out in pain. The viewing screen of the helmet is covered in black and I knew for certain I wasn't beamed back to the Enterprise. My lights went out. My lights? As in my eyes. I felt like I was floating peacefully in a sea of grass. I had passed out due to the pain. My heart had slowed down. My mood became relaxed. When I tried to force my eyes open they refused to do so probably protecting me for a cruel sight.
Very impolitely, really.
"Mr Wallis, where are you?" I heard Kirk's voice.
"Captain?" I asked.
"We have picked up your signature after 18 hours," Kirk said. "Thought we lost you."
"18 hours and my eyes are still closed, how cheap." I said.
I forced my eyes open to see little rays of light swamping over my helmet. I was alive. I was alive!
"Do you have any idea where you are?" KIrk asked.
"No, captain." I said.
I tried moving my hands.
I tried moving my legs.
"Ow. ow. ow." I whined.
"What is it?" Kirk asked.
"My knees are yet to have recuperated from being stabbed." I said.
I tried to lean forward only nothing came of it.
Where was I?
"We will find you, Mr Wallis," Kirk said. "Just . . . tight .. ."
"Do you mean sit tight?" I asked.
"Yes, that. . . .what. . . said . . ." I heard his voice sizzling.
"Captain, you are breaking up on me," I said. "I can't hear every second word you say."
"Captain. . . . seems. . . . interference. . ." I overheard a woman's voice.
"Wallis . . ." I heard the Captain.
"Yes?" I said.
"Don't . . ." Kirk started.
Then the line went dead and I was alone.
"Captain?" I asked. "Captain!"
So very alone.
Where was I?