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Side Sim- Duality At Its Finest (Risa)

Posted Sept. 26, 2020, 2:56 p.m. by Lieutenant Commander Liam Madison (Chief Science Officer) (Janice B.)

Posted by Gamemaster Conspiracy Theorist (Weaver of Webs) in Side Sim- Duality At Its Finest (Risa)

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Madison’s grey eyes continued to linger on the scenery around them. A weathered, aged aura seemed to seep into his very being the longer he remained silent. His arms folded behind him as he considered how to summarize the event up.

“We were exploring a new nebula and its inhabitants. While on the Away Team, I was kidnapped and the creature forced into me.”

His fingers tightened their grip about his wrist until they turned white. Feeling the sharp pain, the CSO released it immediately. The memory of the hooded man’s hand holding his mouth open while the strange female guided it down his throat still remained strong in his mind. Each scent, touch, and more felt more real than this moment. If his logical mind hadn’t argued it, he might’ve thought he was reliving it again.

The most bitter thing was these scars refused to leave him alone. They just lingered and haunted his calm moments. He took a breath then continued.

“I had no choice in the matter. By the time the Captain,” he looked about when everyone starting to converse with their copies before he returned to gaze forward, “found me, it altered my DNA and replaced my back muscles. So far, we are still learning about the overall damage and how to reverse the procedure.”

At this point, they only had a decent knowledge of the physical damage. Any mental evaluation had been less than satisfactory and ignored in favor of his fear. Thankfully, he didn’t need large amounts of sleep to function properly. A useful habit from his Academy days, even if it was harmful in the long run.

–CSO, Liam J. Madison, Sci

“Nasty”, Liam exclaimed, “I was okay until they sold me out to the Klingons as a living battery in a Borg inspired nightmare factory. However, in my case I enjoy the power, perhaps in time you might feel the same?”

Junior Gamemaster Conspiracy Theorist

A darkened shadow crossed Liam’s and he looked to his mirror copy. It was obvious, he didn’t agree. With a soft breath, he turned his attention back to the scenery.

“If I had a choice, I would remove the blasted thing and return to normal. I don’t see the purpose in keeping it. We know so little of it and honestly, there has only been a small benefit.”

–CSO, Liam J. Madison, Sci

Puzzlement was on Liam’s features as he pondered what his twin had said. “I’m afraid I can’t help you there, I have never tried to have it removed so I know nothing about how that could be accomplished.”

Junior Gamemaster Conspiracy Theorist

“When I came back to the ship, we attempted to remove it. I nearly died on the table and when I woke up, I was told it couldn’t be removed. Not without killing me.”

Liam inhaled, not sure what to do with the words he uttered.

“I don’t suggest doing it.”

“Wouldn’t dream of it,” was the reply.

A moment of silence passed before another question surfaced.

“What are the creators of the… creature inside of us, like? I only met one and I wasn’t in a good state to ask many questions.”

-CSO, Liam J. Madison, Sci.

“They embraced Borg technology and anything else that would enhance humanity and make it more powerful. i wouldn’t say they’re the most ethical bunch, but I wouldn’t say that they were evil either,” pausing for a moment Liam continued “However considering the differences between my universe and yours there is no guarantee that they are the same in yours as mine”.

Junior Gamemaster Conspiracy Theorist

Liam’s eyes narrowed at his counterpart. A long, quiet look lingered over the man before he returned to the skies. He couldn’t understand why anyone would choose to keep it. It didn’t make sense to him and he felt it was better off never understanding it.

“From what I understood, the individual that placed it inside of me was acting on her own agenda. Not of her people.” He stated, then added.

“Can you see any good in the parasite? I don’t understand that.”

-CSO, Liam J. Madison, Sci.

*Liam” shrugged, “It hasn’t tried to take control of my mental faculties and it gives me survival and attack abilties beyond my peers,” he said with a tilt of his head, “Perhaps if you stopped calling it a parasite and started thinking of it as a symbiote?”

Junior Gamemaster Conspiracy Theorist

Liam sighed then shook his head lightly. “Maybe, but that doesn’t hide my personal feelings. I don’t think a simple adjustment in naming would fix things so easily. ”

Once more he took a breath and added. “I have two questions left. Do you know the name of the race that created it and have you ever tested the extreme limits?”

He hoped to make the unknown more tolerable, even if they were very different. Liam doubted it would ever be all right, but he could try and endure it.

-CSO, Liam J. Madison, Sci.

OOC: I think after this, we can likely wrap up.
-Janice B.
OOC Got it

IC
“I’m afraid I don’t know the race that created it other than it was closely allied somehow with the Borg… as for testing the extreme limits I’m afraid I must disappoint you again as to date I haven’t found a limit. They were essentially using me as a humanoid battery for the greater portion of a research station with thousands of lifepods. That should give you an idea of the transfer rate at least. Sorry I can’t be of more help.”

Junior Gamemaster Conspiracy Theorist

A series of questions surfaced into Liam’s mind. His eyes lifted to the graveyard of stars above him and absorbed the tragic beauty. How does one stay strong when they feel alone? He knew no confident answers. The echoed words left him weighed down by the future of possibilities and fear.

Liam inhaled then nodded. “It helps, some. I wish you luck as I’m sure you’ll have a lot of thinking to do now that you’re free. Try not to leave it in ruins.”

He turned to walk back to the group. Inside, he debated on where to go from here and where to look to for help. Even with all his time on the ship, the loneliness stalked him.

-CSO, Liam J. Madison, Sci.

Liam stayed silent as his counterpart left, he had a thoughtful look on his face.

Junior Gamemaster Conspiracy Theorist

OOC: I want to say thank you for the thread and you did a wonderful job. ^-^
-Janice B.


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