35. Struggling to stay
. . . Medical Bay . . 3000. .
. . .2:40 PM. . .
"Captain, lay still," Sonny said. "Your struggling is only making it worse!"
"I am not going to leave without a fight." Barnabas said.
"So it gave you a fever because you refuse to leave?" Sonny asked, in shock as he briefly glowed a pure white.
"I refuse to abandon my great friend." Barnabas said.
Barnabas was half Romulan and Half Cardasssian.
He had those scales along his neck, the face of a Cardassian, the ears of a Romulan and the forehead of a Romulan. He all, by all accounts, had the anatomy of a human being. He was gifted with the height of 6'7. He was a interesting mix. His great grandparents were human so he was quarter human that happened to still affect him. Most of his crew members had human ancestry except for the ones who were built or were programs.
Sonny put one hand on Barnabas's shoulder.
"I know what you are thinking," Sonny said. "You can't just go back in time and discuss this with Picard."
"I . . ." Barnabas said. "I want this . . to be . . in. . " Barnabas closed his eyes balling his fists up concealing the energy. "Here."
"But captain, you are in no position!" Sonny said.
"How. . . how are you so healthy?" Barnabas asked.
"I am not fighting to stay like you. I am letting it take the natural course."
Barnabas closed his eyes visibly having trouble controlling the pain.
"No. . ." Barnabas said. "I refuse. . ." He cleared his throat. "My Romulan half has evolved so long . . . I feel like if I stop fighting then I will leave everyone. I feel like doing that will be deserting B-4!"
Barnabas felt relaxed and at ease, but mostly relieved, for telling the truth.
"Captain?" Sonny said, concerned while taking his hand off Barnabas's shoulder. "Captain!"
Barnabas was glowing a perfect white color.
"I. . . won't LEAVE!" Barnabas shouted, becoming solid once more.
"All right Captain," Sonny said, as he faintly glowed. "I will arrange it."