. . . 2366. .
. . USS Enterprise. . .
It was like I had been blind my entire life when really it hadn't. Well, there was this one time I had eye contact lenses that infected my eyes and I had to get treatment to restore my vision but it left me wearing dark sunglasses for two months. Why wasn't there light? The atmosphere felt light.
"Spock, how did you figure out that they were projecting images of ourselves and that projection of me wasn't . . me?" Came young man's voice.
"We are relatively the same height,Captain," Spock said. "The projection was off two feet."
"Height . . ." The young man said. "What else?"
"The projection had bright blue eyes," Spock said. "And despite it being surprisingly realistic, you lacked a pinkie finger."
Fun fact; the pinkie finger is strongest part of the hand. Can't do anything without it. The pinkie finger has the most strength. How do I know that? My left pinkie finger was out of service due to me being clumsy by slamming my door into my fingers. That lasted for two weeks but . . . Getting my pinkie finger to work again is a totally different story. So when someone slices off your pinkie finger then you are screwed because it is very vital.
The young man had a short laugh.
Then the darkness vanished abruptly and I land on the floor right on my face.
"Ow." I said.
"That is a unfortunate fall, Mr Wallis," Spock said. "May I suggest you take care of that bloody nose."
I put one finger below my nose then lowered it and saw blood.
I was baffled.
How fast had I fallen?
I recognized Spock from the movies that my grandfather reran when the power had gone out in the house. Most of my life was spent in Missouri where there are known occurrences of tornadoes, water spouts, terrible hail storms, bad thunderstorms, and absolutely hell. Spock looked younger, though. That was for sure. I didn't recognize the other man but . . . He had on a yellow shirt with two bands on the sleeves that had crystal shapes in between them. I step aside apologizing for my unexpected fall (because it is only polite, right?), though Spock was right about him being the same height.
How had I recognized Spock?
It's the posture, that uncanny face, those eyebrows, those ears, and that dark hair.
I pretended to know where I was going heading right past.
Then I came to a elevator, or what seemed to be an elevator.
I recalled a hand of advice my grandmother gave to me regarding a bloody nose.
"Tilt your head up and put some napkins in it, boy!" My grandmother had said.
Then a set of instructions leading to my room landed in my head.
Was that from Trelane?