to Alastria, for pressing the wrong
button at the right time and inspiring my latest bout of madness.
looked up just as a very naked Seven of Nine materialized on the bridge. Less
than a second later she was gone. Harry would cherish the memory for the rest of
later, Chakotay glanced to his right in time to see a slightly soap covered
ex-drone de-materializing in front of the ready room door.
By the time
Janeway registered the now completely lathered woman in her ready room Seven was
reappeared, still soap covered, on the bridge it was right in front of the main
viewscreen. This time the entire bridge crew witnessed her disappearance. For
almost three minutes they witnessed her apparent ignorance of the situation as
she flashed into and out of visibility, all the while apparently taking a
stunned Chakotay could order the slightly drooling Kim to contact the Captain,
she appeared again. This time the soap was just sluicing away under a sheen of
A few drops
of water on the carpet were the only sign they were not hallucinating.
seconds later they could see her holding a thick towel to her bare torso. Her
look was ice as she glanced disdainfully around the too quiet bridge. Then she
was gone. No one bothered to contact the captain as they waited to see where she
would appear next.
towel as she dried her hair. Then wearing a fluffy robe as she walked ignoring
the phenomena that had her bouncing from the bridge to her quarters and back
again. The robe gone with Seven reaching for something. That something revealed
to be a jet-black biosuit at the next appearance. Utter disregard as she dressed
without rush, while the bridge crew stared mute.
activity lasting less than a second as Seven appeared and disappeared from the
bridge again and again. The crew staring mutely, frozen in place, with only the
toss of a head to track the next appearance. It was not until the view became
simply Seven walking, fully clothed with apparent purpose that those on duty
were able to tear their eyes from the scene and begin to wonder what had just
scan the area for anomalies.” Chakotay finally ordered as he went to look over
the young man’s shoulder at the console. He could swear he saw Seven sneer at
him as she disappeared in a sparkling flash.
picking up excessive transporter activity on the bridge.” Kim reported.
Suddenly he added. “We just got a report from deck 9. Seven has been spotted
in the corridor appearing and then disappearing.”
barked Janeway as she stepped onto the bridge.
Tom was the
first to answer. “Seven keeps appearing on the bridge and disappearing
again.” He said unnecessarily, as the women in question appeared on the bridge
two times in as many seconds.
to be a transporter malfunction.” Chakotay reported from beside Harry. We’re
getting reports from deck 9 that she has been spotted in the corridors. She’s
apparently on the move but being sent here every few seconds.”
transporters are doing this?” Janeway asked incredulously. As she spoke she
could clearly see Seven materialize on the bridge and ignoring everyone keep
walking with her usual Borg stride.
are picking up transporter activity here and in the areas she was seen on deck
9.” Harry replied.
the area of her last appearance on deck 9. She seems to be going somewhere,
let’s see if we can figure out where.” Janeway ordered. Almost as an
afterthought she added, “What was she doing when you first saw her on the
turned to Chakotay and waited to see what their senior officer would say. While
he fidgeted, Seven appeared several more times. Luckily for him it distracted
can you hear me?” She called just before the blond disappeared.
on deck 11. There’s no report of her on the turbolifts, she must have used the
access hatches.” Kim supplied as he watched the reports roll in. “It looks
like she’s headed for engineering.”
can’t blame her. I wouldn’t want risk transporting back into an empty
shaft.” Tom stated.
appeared again and simply said, “Yes I can hear you.” before she was gone
yelled into the air, “Where are you going?”
In the next
second the still walking woman was again on the bridge. “Engineering.” Came
from her lips just as she vanished.
emergency transport to engineering.” The captain ordered. Immediately she
found herself standing in the middle of engineering as Seven flashed into and
out of her sight beside her. The ex-drone appeared again and headed with purpose
towards the office of B’Elanna Torres and the sound of thumping coming from
behind the closed door. Before she could disappear again she was through and had
B’Elanna’s hand in an iron grip.
damn thing doesn’t work!” She exclaimed while bringing her free hand up to
try and bash at the console before her yet again.
perfectly.” Seven stated calmly while grabbing B’Elanna’s other hand in
her meshed one.
hell is going on?” Janeway growled from the door. Both women turned at the
looked uncharacteristically sheepish as she stuttered. “What do you mean,
go of B’Elanna’s hands and crossed her arms over her chest. “The Captain
wishes to know why I have been transported almost incessantly to the bridge and
back for the last fifteen minutes.” Seven clarified to the now wide-eyed
B’Elanna looked from the console she had been pounding in a fit of Klingon anger for the last fifteen minutes to the steady blue of Seven’s eyes. “But, it doesn’t work.” She said lamely.
Seven stepped around the desk and looked at the controls. After only a few seconds she looked up. “When you reconfigured this engineering transporter you failed to reset the memory chips. As a result you have been, I believe the term is ‘hitting the wrong button’ ever since.”
“You mean…” B’Elanna faltered. All she could do is look between the two women. Soon Janeways shock would wear off and she would be in for a patented Janeway tirade. Then when the captain was done with her she would have to face Seven.
“I mean each time you struck the controls in your frustration, I was transported.” Seven clarified with a lift of her brow as she looked at the dented control panel. “Your attempt to transport me to your office for an amorous liaison resulted in my being transported to the bridge. My shower was made most unpleasant as a result.” B’Elanna paled as she looked at her wife. This was worse, much worse.
“Captain I’d like to apologi…” but Janeways raised hand cut her off. She’d got her bearings back and her evil side had kicked in.
“I’ll speak with you later,” she promised sweetly. “For now, I think I’ll let your wife deal with you.” With a nod to Seven she turned to leave the room. “Seven when you are done with her could you send what’s left to my ready room?”
“I would be most happy to do so, if there is anything left.” Seven promised while B’Elanna swallowed audibly.
With a small grin the two women said their goodbyes and B’Elanna waited to accept her fate.