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February 22, 2013
“DO YOU see her?”

“I’m trying. So many motes. The dust. The... yes. Oh! Beautiful! She slings there, in that orbit. Ha ha! Enterprise.”

“Do you know the world?”

“They call it Tarsus IV. How... how do I know that?”

“You tell me.”

“I heard it. Oh, do you see this? Their compartments burn. Their crew are dying.”

“Yes.”

“Why... Why aren’t they uncoupling their... shield manifold? That fuel feeds the fire. Look. So many run past it. They don’t know.”

“What else?”

“What else... I don’t... Enterprise. The planet. Debris.”

“And?”

“And... another ship. Tucked away, waiting. ‘Klingons.’”

“Kor.”