The other Barnabas awoke with bright white light piercing through his eyes. He could see the shape of a lamp daggering in the way of his adjusting eyesight.
But mostly it was blindness.
Pure nothingness at first.
"Get that light out of my way." The other Barnabas said.
The light was moved out of his line of sight letting various circular shapes appear with shades of red, orange, and yellow.
"Where. is. our. captain?" Chief Security's deep voice had a really vengeful tone to it.
"I AM your captain!" The other Barnabas said.
Chief Security backed away letting his fingers rest against the wall.
"I said, STOP IT!"
"I AM THE CAPTAIN OF THIS SHIP AND I ORDER YOU TO STOP IT!"
"Halfbreed Cardassians cannot hear the sound of fingernails dragging against the wall from another room," Chief Security said. "You are not a halfbreed. You are a thoroughly pure Cardassian." Chief Security held his hands up displaying he lacked fingernails. The other Barnabas's eyes widened. He just blew his cover: Oh shit. "What kind of plan involves abducting our captain and posing as him?"
"Even if it were not a abduction, I am James Barnabas." The other Barnabas said.
"You are no Barnabas to us," Chief Security said.
In the room came B-4 royally pissed off.
"We are in orbit along the transport colony Romulon ship armed with weapons and is expecting us to fire at any given time," B-4 said. "I just got off the bridge from talking to the leader of the planet regarding your unauthorized threat on their ship. We also discovered malware on our systems and have shut down the ship except for the life support in order to get rid of the malware through our technicians." B-4 picked up the other Barnabas by the neck slamming him against the mirror making a crack in the glass. B-4's grip tightens around the other Barnabas's neck. "WHERE IS HE?"
The other Barnabas merely smiled.
"Why don't you ask the human captain behind you?" The other Barnabas asked.
B-4 narrowed his eye at the other Barnabas.
". . . Data?" Came a old french accented voice.
"Commander. . . You might want to see this." Chief Security said, in shock himself.
B-4 tossed the Cardassian, in range, toward the Romulan holoprogram turning toward the source of the voice. He stopped abruptly seeing Captain Jean-Luc Picard in the interrogation room who appeared as though he hadn't aged a day. B-4 looked down them up almost as if he was scanning the man. He calculated the possibilities which year Picard could be from. But since he had a prosthetic left hand it gave a good indicator this might be a version of Picard who lost his left arm while under the control of the Borg and Data was the reason why it had to be removed.
"Commander B-4 of the USS Enterprise-Z," B-4 said. "I am not my brother," He stepped forward. "And how the hell did you get here?"
"If I die, SO DOES YOUR CAPTAIN!" The other Barnabas shouted.
"Shut up," Chief Security applied a mouth clamp to the other Barnabas. "Excuse us."
Chief Security towed the other Barnabas out.
Picard stepped back.
"I am nothing like Lore," B-4 said. "My interests are in the best place."
"The last time I heard that, Lore tried to kill Data." Picard said.
B-4 could have sighed right then.
"That makes six people in the Milky Way who are not telepathic," B-4 said. "Have you come across a man by the name Sonny under any chance?"
"Why yes, I have." Picard said.
"Hm. . ." B-4 said. "Let me guess, you are currently working on a way to send him back into our time and I assume we have to instigate the matter."
"In a sense, yes." Picard said.
"Trust me, Captain," B-4 said. "We have no intentions on stranding you here."