Khan's Plan - Stage One
As Kirk stood there in silence, staring down at Alicia, he knew that she was now gone, his vision started going cloudy and realised that he was crying, crying over a girl he had hardly known. Why did she have to do this? It should have been him, not her.
Suddenly Kirk was violently shaken out of his thoughts when he heard a loud scream and for a moment there he thought Alicia had come back from the dead. But it wasn't quite as irritating as her's, it sure was loud thought, maybe that was because the person who had screamed was right next to him.
Khan slowly raised his head as he looked up to the ceiling and his screaming just got louder and louder. Kirk couldn't blame him, he was just glad Khan wasn't taking it out on the ship.
That was until Khan decided to turn and face him with a death-look on his face. "THIS IS YOUR FAULT KIRK, IF YOU HAD DONE YOUR JOB IN THE FIRST PLACE, NONE OF THIS WOULD HAVE HAPPENED," Khan yelled right into Kirk's face.
How dare he blame me, I wasn't the one playing cat and mouse. "I WASN'T THE ONE WHO MADE HER DO THIS," Kirk yelled back. He so wanted to say more but decided it wasn't worth it; Khan was that worked up, he properly wouldn't listen anyway.
"DON'T GIVE ME THAT BULLSHIT," Khan continued to yell back. "YOU MADE HER TAKE YOUR PLACE, SO YOU WOULDN'T HAVE TO DIE, DIDN'T YOU KIRK?"
"HOW DARE YOU..!"
"YOU'RE JUST A COWARD, AREN'T YOU?" Khan interrupted. "A COWARD, WHO IS AFRAID TO LIVE UP TO HIS OWN RESPONSIBILITIES."
This was really making Kirk's blood boil. It was one thing being accused of something, he could live with that, he had been accused of things all his life, even if some of those things were true, but he would never put up with being called a coward, cowardly afraid of his own duties as captain. He had been through quite a lot to get to where he was now. "YOU CAN TALK, THE GUY WHO GOES ON A MURDERING RAMPAGE, WHEN HE CAN'T GET HIS OWN WAY," Kirk yelled back.
"THAT IS ENOUGH, YOU TWO..!"
Did Khan just say that without moving his lips, no of course not, that was a Scottish accent, so it could only be one person.
"YOU ARE ACTING LIKE TWO SCHOOL BOYS FIGHTING OVER WHO IS BETTER THAN THE OTHER," Scotty yelled back.
Kirk slowly turned to face Scotty, knowing that he was right; this certainly wasn't the time or the place to argue over something so ridiculous.
STAY OUT OF IT!" Khan suddenly yelled.
This certainly made Kirk step away from them both as he started rubbing his ear; Khan had decided to yell that right into his ear.
"IF YOU TWO WOULD STOP YELLING AT EACH OTHER FOR TWO SECONDS, YOU MIGHT REALISE THAT THIS LOVELY LASS HAS BEEN WATCHING THIS WHOLE TIME." Scotty suddenly added making them all look back down at Alicia.
Could Scotty being telling a last minute joke, to detract us? But Kirk knew that he wouldn't joke about something like that, so that could only mean one thing.
Kirk found a pair of bright green eyes staring back up at him. How could this be happening? Alicia should be dead, he had seen her die. No-one could live through the radiation that was surely eating away at her.
"Alice!" Khan spoke her name as he crouched down in front of the glass that was separating him from Alicia.
This time Alicia didn't answer him back, the only way you could tell she was still alive was the way her eyes followed Khan's movements, but her head didn't move an inch. Kirk could only guess that she hadn't quite passed away yet, but you could tell how close she was; what with the way, she could only move her eyes and no other part of her body.
"Dr McCoy, is sending two men to pick her up." Scotty spoke quietly into Kirk's ear.
Kirk slowly nodded his head as he continued to stare down at Alicia; he couldn't seem to take his eyes off her... That was until he realised what Scotty had actually said. He quickly turned to face him in confusion, this surely was strange. "Where is McCoy?" He asked Scotty.
"Said something about a major situation in Sickbay."
Of course, people would be pouring in there by the minute. Wait a moment, 'Bones' had something to him before he left or tried to at least; something about an Emergency situation, that required his urgent attention. 'Bones' must have meant something that wasn't medical related. Kirk wondered what he could have meant? Either way, he knew he had to go back to Sickbay before he went to the bridge.
When Kirk finally did step back into Sickbay, Khan was in front of him carrying Alicia in his arms; he had refused to let anyone else carry her, even though he was warned that he shouldn't touch her, encase the radiation spread, but Khan being, who he was, wouldn't listen.
On the way over here Kirk had wondered how Khan could have carried her for so long, he was sure Alicia wasn't that light, but he carried her as if she was as light as a feather.
As Khan lied Alicia down on one of the empty beds, which he was lucky to find; Sickbay was packed, there was hardly room to move, but Khan just pushed is way past everyone, not really caring who got in his way. A few people fall to the floor, but Kirk just helped them back up again as he continued to follow looking around for his friend at the same time.
McCoy was over at the far end of the room attending to a patient. Kirk was about to approach him until he heard his rank being called out over the noise in the room.
Kirk turned to the sound of the voice and saw Spock walking over to him, he was glad to see he looked unharmed, but he wasn't ready to deal with everything just yet, he had to find out what 'Bones' was going on about first. He should know better, though. With being Captain, he had to be able to deal with everything at once.
Spock slowly approached him before saying "Good, to see you in one piece, Captain!"
Well, he certainly didn't feel that way, he was aching from head to toe. "I'm glad, you got us through, Spock."
"I hear, you were the one to get us through."
"Not me Spock, that would be down to one of our mysterious prisoners." He corrected Spock while turning back around to see that Khan had disappeared.
Alicia was still lying on the bed with her eyes right on him. If Alicia hadn't chosen that moment to blink, he would have thought she was finally gone, but was somehow still fighting this.
Where had Khan gone, why would he abandon her now, when he was so determined to stay close to her? Must have lost his patients and gone after 'Bones' already. He looked back over at his friend to find he had been right, there was Khan right beside him, but he wasn't demanding his attention, he was assisting him as if trying to help. Why would he do that? When his girlfriend was going to die any minute now.
"This girl is somehow still alive," Spock stated behind him.
Kirk turned back around to find a confused look on his first officer's face, which he didn't get to see very often. "Yes, I see that, but how? That much radiation should have killed her by now.
"From what I can see her body as already failed her, except for her eyes."
"Which is a big mystery! Now, how many times have I said that today?"
It's the first time you have said that to me, Captain." Spock tried correcting him in his usual way.
"Never mind, Spock. I'm sure McCoy will have the answer." Speaking of his friend... Kirk turned back around to see Khan was chatting to McCoy and he could tell it was about the patient they were attending to. Who was this patient? He couldn't see this person as McCoy and Khan were blocking his view.
He truly didn't want to leave Alicia on her own, not while she was like this, but he just had to know why Khan was so keen to stay over there, then be with his girlfriend? Kirk slowly turned back to Spock. "Stay with her Spock, I'll be right back."
"Captain, we have a situation that needs your immediate attention," Spock quickly added.
Great, another one! He could only deal with one at a time; he was only human after all. "Understood, but I think we have one here as well."
"Do you have medical knowledge, Captain?" Spock asked.
Of course he didn't, Spock knew that, so why was he asking me? "No, why do you ask?"
"Then I don't see how you are required here."
Tropical of Spock, everything had to be logical. He sure hoped he could change this and get him to feel some emotion once in a while, like his older self, but sometimes Kirk wondered if he would ever be able to achieve that. "I just need a quick word with Dr McCoy."
Spock nodded his head, which Kirk knew was a sign that he accepted that. He quickly turned around and took off after Khan, determined to find out what was going on and who this other person was?
As he slowly approached them, he made his way to the bottom of the bio-bed to where he would be able to see the patient clearly.
What Kirk saw took him by complete surprise; In front of him lay a young girl with a tanned complexion and white hair flowing around her face, she was the most beautiful girl he had ever seen. He just wished she would open her eyes so he could know the colour of them.
This girl just laid there with her eyes closed while McCoy was scanning her belly, which was very large and round; he could see that this mysterious girl was pregnant. Who could this girl be? She certainly wasn't one of his crew and how the hell did she get aboard his ship?