Title: As Stars Fly By
Codes P/7, D/7
faces a classic dilemma.
Kim is turning over chairs and setting
them on the tables.
"Hey partner, save some of that for the customers."
"How about a song, Harry."
"You played it for her, you can play it for me."
And when you rendezvous,
Harry packs up the clarinet.
On his way out, he passes Seven coming in.
"Is this an efficient use of your time."
"It could be worse. How long did we last?"
"I didn't count the days."
"I did, every one. Mostly the last one."
"You know why I had to leave."
"And now you're back. What can I do for you?"
Seven reaches behind her back and pulls out a phaser.
"You can hand over the transport controller."
Paris isn't impressed.
"Go ahead. You'll be doing me a favor."
After giving her a moment to think
about it, Paris gets up,
"Come back tomorrow night, and be
ready to travel."
Paris is behind the bar, counting
the evening's receipts.
"What's in the bag, Doc?"
"My latest concoction, and a regeneration unit. That's all we're taking."
"Don't forget this."
Paris places the controller on the
bar. Tuvok strides into the club,
"This can't be happening. I have rights!"
"You should always be prepared for treachery."
Paris has the phaser leveled at Tuvok.
"So should you, Vulcan. Let's go!"
They travel down the corridor without
"We will be inspecting the transporter
The Doctor steps onto the transporter pad. Seven installs the controller, and tests the transporter console. She looks at Paris.
"Is this what you want?"
"What I want doesn't matter.
The Doctor has a job to do,
"We'll always have the holodeck."
As Paris sets the transport co-ordinates,
"Mr. Paris! What's going on here?"
"It's a Bon Voyage party, sorry you weren't invited."
The captain takes a step toward the transporter pad.
"Doctor, I'm under orders to deliver the Mobile Emmiter to Star Fleet."
"I'm sure you are, but protecting its secrets is my responsibility."
Janeway pulls a phaser from her hip,
and turns to fire at Paris.
"My destiny awaits."
"Of course. What are you waiting for?"
"Just looking at you kid."
Paris activates the transporter. A shimmering, and they are gone.
Paris flips the phaser to Tuvok,
who slips it under his uniform.
"The Allisian ambassador is on screen. He insists on speaking to you."
"The captain has been detained. Make up the usual excuses."
Paris considers his new life on Voyager.
"It's going to be hell when she wakes up."
"The captain will realize that events
have merely proceded
"You know, Tuvok, this could be the
beginning of a beautiful starship."