Number One drabblejust a little angsty thing about Number One's role in The Menagerie and Captain Pike's "abduction."And One...and I showed my face to him, knelt before his gnarled body, searching for meaning in those silent blue eyes....and I thought of them, of their lies and illusions, how they could make you believe anything, do anything....and I thought of the phaser, set to overload, no way am I going to let this happen, can your illusions protect you from a close-range phase blast?...and I thought of my words...it's wrong to create a whole race of humans to live as slaves....and they were just words....and they meant nothing....and I would cast millions into servitude to hear his laugh once more....and I would bear the burden on my soul for what I did, and why I did it....and I swiped the coordinates....and I encrypted the message....and I piggybacked the frequency.And Spock did the rest.
*applause*I will dig out my drabble I did before Christmas the other year when I get time. *g*
I dunno if you're still around, but I really... really loved this. Excellent work.