36. A android's feelings
. . . 3000. . .
. . . Enterprise Z. . .
Everyone was leaving B-4.
The civilian family, who bore a strong connection to Spock, moved on before his eyes taking on the form of white flying balls.
It made B-4 feel sad.
B-4 cried in private.
He had his brothers memories.
B-4 felt sad when Geordi died, then Riker, then Troi, then Worf, then Wesley, then Picard, and so on. B-4 carried the grief around him where-ever he went. He would never see the civilian family as solid organisms who had needs to be met with. He wouldn't see them, period, again. When Picard had died; B-4 felt so angry at the word and upset. Why couldn't he die? Why did he have the memories of his brother? Honestly he believed these memories were a curse. A living curse that his brother had left him in a attempt to help. Data only made B-4's life harder and tougher.
B-4 became operational shortly after Geordi figured a way to make him stabilized and intelligent with a organized mind.
B-4, under no doubt, earned some of Data's quirks due to the memory exchange.
B-4 could feel that his brother was there, watching, nearby, watching over him.
He was aware that he had two brothers.
He believed that Data and Lore felt like they had some duty to make sure he got out okay.
Being alone was terrible. Isolated, scared, and afraid to step out of the darkness. The thought of starting over again terrified the android. He wiped off the tears from his golden tinted face using his sleeve. Sure did he have the dedication to explore the galaxy, meet new civilizations, and help those who need it without going over the rules of the prime directive. It was fun really. Fun as being aboard the Enterprise Z. The tears came pouring out of his eyes once more at the thought of the Enterprise Z. For sure B-4 was mad at the evolution chain. Who wouldn't? He thought he would be crushed to see them die. One by one those around him was moving on to a different level.
The civilian's farewells?
"We'll see you one day!"
B-4 wanted to delete Data's memories.
They were giving him a heartache.