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Khan's Mystery Girl

By Julie Hull

Scifi / Mystery

Mystery Girl on Kronos

Prologue

The Captain of the Enterprise suddenly felt his heart skip a beat...

One of the Klingons had just grabbed Uhura by her chin and in one swift moment lifted her off her feet which brought her face up close to his.

Kirk continued to stare through the side screen of the ship that they had arrived in with his First Officer - Spock, as usual, was showing no emotion as he watched his girlfriend trying to stand up against the Klingons that had just chased them through this wasteland known as Kronos.

Just at that moment, Kirk saw something explode right behind the Klingons just missing Uhura. He quickly looked up and around in confusion, but he knew there was no time to find out where it had come from because now he knew that Uhura was in more trouble than she was a moment ago.

Without thinking, he raced straight out of the ship, shooting towards the Klingons and hoped it gave Uhura time to get away.

Shot after shot started firing everywhere and the start of a battle began - Kirk couldn’t make much sense of what was going on around him, but he knew he was no match for the strength of these Klingons. He wasn’t one to give up easily, though. Especially with the energy building up in him over the death of his own mentor and friend; Christopher Pike. Which was one of the reasons why his crew were here!

He was in the middle of fighting one of the Klingons and before he knew what was happening, Kirk found himself on the ground with a rifle staring back at him.

As the Klingon continued to aim the rifle down at him, Kirk thought this was the end; He was going to die. He kept staring up at the Klingon until he heard the sound of the rifle go off. But instead of the shot hitting him the Klingon fall down at his feet.

He was very confused for a moment; He couldn’t quite believe what had just happened. That was until he realised the Klingon was shot from behind. Kirk stared up to where he could see the guy they presumed was John Harrison (who they had come to capture and take back to Earth for the actions he took against Starfleet Headquarters) fighting the Klingons that had advanced towards him, but it wasn’t him that had saved his life; There was now a second person fighting beside him who happen to be wearing a hood over their head.

Now Kirk was even more confused. But he didn’t get the chance to think... Uhura and Spock took that moment to appear and drag him to a rock away from the crossfire; He was glad they were alive, but his focus was on the two figures that were fighting off the remaining Klingons.

He continued to stare at this second figure wondering who this person was. Couldn’t tell if it was male or female. The person had the same strength as Harrison and was fighting the Klingons like they were nothing. To be honest, though he didn’t really know which one was John Harrison. From the image, he had seen the person who saved his life didn’t match his build.

When the two figures had defeated all the Klingons they both spoke to each other... they were too far away to hear what they were saying. But it didn’t last long and the one they presumed to be John Harrison jumped very high in the air. (A jump that would be impossible for any human being) He landed right in front of them with his rifle aiming right at them.

He stared back in shock; who was this John Harrison and how could he do what he had just done? Kirk took a moment to compose himself and looked back to where Harrison was a moment ago to find the other figure rushing after him. But this time with the speed of a human.

“Stand down!” Command Spock.

In a blink of an eye, Harrison fired his weapon towards Spock... Somehow managing to knock the weapon out of his hands. Spock looked unhurt just a mixture of emotions on his face which he showed when things weren’t explained with logic.

“The torpedoes...” Kirk quickly looked back at Harrison as he continued to say, “The weapons you frighten me with, in your message, how many are there?”

He found himself unable to take his eyes of Harrison. For some reason, no words came to him. Only that he was now confronting Pike’s killer. There were so many thoughts going through Kirk’s mind and all they consisted of was how he could get his revenge.

“72!” That was Spock’s voice again.

Sometimes Kirk was glad to have a half-Vulcan as his First Officer. Only sometimes, though...

John Harrison now stared at Spock in shock himself.

All he wanted to do was fire all of those torpedoes at him. But Kirk knew that would be too easy; He wanted Harrison to suffer like he was.

John Harrison quickly threw his weapon at their feet and suddenly announced, “I surrender!”

Spock quickly grabbed Harrison’s gun and aimed it back at its owner.

Slowly, Kirk started to rise which was quite painful for him; His muscles were aching like mad. Especially after the strength he had used to fight the Klingons, but somehow managed to stand on his feet. Kirk gazed right up into Harrison’s eyes - The guy seemed a few inches taller than him so he had to lift his chin a little to look right up into his eyes. “On the behalf of Christopher Pike, my friend. I accept your surrender.” Kirk couldn’t believe he had just said that. All he wanted to do was beat this guy up until he suffered like Pike had, but he knew his friend wouldn’t want that and deep down he believed the same thing.

He was truly struggling to control his anger; wanting to just punch the hell out of this bastard. Kirk instantly took that moment to turn his back on Harrison, hoping it would calm him down.

He stood there for a moment staring at everything that had just happened - Knowing they had only survived because of this guy and that was really starting to eat away at him. Harrison still had to suffer somehow for what he had done back at Starfleet Headquarters; where he had murdered all those innocent people in cold blood. At that thought, Kirk quickly turned back and gave Harrison one powerful punch. Or the most powerful he could manage with how weak he was.

For some reason, their prisoner didn’t even flinch from that punch and that really did annoy the hell out of Kirk. So he just continued to punch him, hoping to finally show Harrison how he truly felt.

“No...Stop!”

He could make out that the other figure had now appeared behind Harrison. He couldn’t bring himself to care what they were saying. The rage continued busting through him as he punched Harrison again. Even tried to knee him in the crotch a few times to see if that would affect him, but for some reason, it didn’t. Even though, Kirk could feel his arms getting tired and heavy from all this. He still couldn’t bring himself to stop.

"CAPTAIN!" Uhura suddenly shouted.

At that moment, Kirk lost all his strength in his arms and felt them pulling him down. He just about managed to keep his balance and he slowly tried to stand back up again.

"Captain!" Harrison mimicked back in a sarcastic tone.

He continued staring back at Harrison with an angry look, trying not to beat himself up over this. At the same time, he saw the other person move beside Harrison and take hold of his hand. Kirk could just make out the person’s profile as female, but still couldn’t see her face as that hood she wore was hiding it from view. He knew it didn’t matter anyway. She was still as guilty as Harrison - For just being with him.

He couldn’t deal with this any longer. So Kirk quickly turned around and started walking away, but not before telling Uhura and Spock what to do. “Cuff them!”

The Captain made his way back to the ship, but before he walked in he turned back once more to look at Harrison and the girl; Harrison was staring right into the girl’s face and even though he didn’t speak she still nodded her head as if they understood each other without words. Maybe they could communicate without words, he wouldn’t put it past this superhuman.

The girl was certainly a mystery to him. Was she capable of doing everything that Harrison could? Kirk only knew that she did have the same strength to fight like Harrison; Especially, the way she fought off the Klingons. The big mystery was how come they didn’t detect her here with John Harrison; The ship’s computer only picked up Harrison’s presents. Whoever, she was? Kirk was determined to find out, and at the same time find out how Harrison could do the things he did? No matter what happens, they will both face trial.

Captain Kirk thought no more as he walked into the ship and started to make preparations to get them back to the Enterprise - Where he hoped Chekov had finally fixed his ship.

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