Miles was at the Transporter, one of his usual 'things to do'. Suddenly the Transporter powered up. That was very unusual and strange. The figure slowly became solidified before Miles eyes. He hit the red button indicating a intruder alert. There stood a naked man with red hair knelt down. The transporter room doors opened to let in a couple security guards.
"Halt!" Tasha said, aiming her phaser at the target.
The T-800 stood up leaving a complete circle in the damaged transporter.
"Nice uniform." The T-800 said.
Tasha simply stared at the T-800 at first puzzled by the remark.
"Get him some clothes, Ensign Willis." Tasha said.
"Yes sir," Ensign WIllis said.
"Stand still." Tasha said.
The T-800 observed her in a way that seemed to be reminiscent of scanning. He turned his head toward the other ensign scanning him and his attire. Needless to say the transporter chief Miles had his eyes off the naked man for god knows how long. Our perspective changes from the Transporter room into John-Luc's room.
"Captain Picard," Janeway said. "Starfleet has been pressing me to take in Margh and help her. Do you have any room on your ship?"
John-Luc had a short laugh.
"Janeway, this is your assignment," John-Luc said. "Our only hope to end the war between the Klingons. Let her aboard . . ."
"But they could be responsible for the loss of the Enterprise!" Janeway said.
John-Luc took a ship of his Earl Gray tea.
"Janeway, we have heard numerous sources dating back ninety-nine years all indicating the ship vanished without Klingon interference," John-Luc said, calmly. "I believe our 'friends' the Romulans might have had a hand in it."
"Romulans,Romulans, Romulans!" Janeway said. "Why do you think it must be the Romulans so?"
"Because of what they did to The StarGazer." John-Luc said.
"They have already said it was the Ferengi." Janeway said.
"The Ferengi claim they didn't do it." John-Luc said.
"Why do you believe them over the Romulans?" Janeway asked.
"They are merchants, Janeway, not fighters," John-Luc said. "I saw that Romulan ship for my own two eyes!"
"Never change,John-Luc," Janeway said. "You remind me what Star Fleet should be. Janeway out."
John-Luc had been the odd-ball of the many captains of several warships. Long ago were they referred to as Star Ships. Long ago did they peacefully venture out into the open space for new worlds and civilizations. To boldly go where no man has gone before. That is until a entity calling itself Q flashed aboard the ship called the Enterprise and stated he is visiting for two days. Two days later he vanished. The Enterprise vanished in thin air seven months later en-route nearby the neutral zone.
Some members Star Fleet grew paranoid about this man and believed he is the one responsible. The reports sent by the crew of the USS Enterprise had all the indications that he claimed to be what he is. A godly being. Powerful beyond their wildest dreams. So powerful he made the Enterprise vanished. Others believed it was a star ships doing to get rid of the Enterprise.
Now a year into his captaincy, John-Luc expected to meet this entity.
He captained the Enterprise D.
Like its namesake, he expected second time the charm. He wanted to get the entity to admit so badly he would rather put himself at risk and the ship. He wanted the truth and nothing but the truth. The saying went about the Enterprise; the truth is out there. He finished off his Earl Gray Tea then had it be returned to the replicator for the next time he wanted the drink.
"Yar to Picard." Yar's voice came over the combadge.
"Picard here." John-Luc said.
"We have a unexpected visitor," Yar said. "He is in interrogation as we speak. His arrival is. . .rather odd."
"On my way," John-Luc said. "Picard out."
Then he went out in uniform to face what ever 'odd' visitor had come.