In the briefing room
...USS Enterprise...The briefing room...
...2265...2 hours later...
"So let me get this straight," Kirk said. "You have time differentials."
"Yes," I said. "To you it has been a year since we spoke. But to me it has been thousands of years."
"You sound like a time traveler rather than a 'god' as you claimed earlier," Kirk said.
I had a small smile at that.
"I assure you; I am not a time traveler," I said.
"A time traveler, exiled, to our time claiming to be a former god," Kirk said. "Why should I believe you bare no harm?"
"I am powerless," I said. "Take me to the nearest star base. You will not have a piece of useless luggage on your ship."
McCoy frowned appearing to be concerned.
"No one is a piece of luggage," McCoy said. "Not on this ship."
"Unlike most humans, I know too much," I said. "And this knowledge...for the time being...Is useless to your era."
Spock is busy on the bridge doing something that I do not have a idea of what it is. He had already heard what he wanted to hear, apparently. Kirk and McCoy shared a look then turned back toward my direction. I felt like the odd one in the bunch.
Kirk cleared his throat.
"I will report about your unusual arrival and your claim about the continuum to Star Fleet," Kirk said, standing up.
Enjoy the ability to walk while it lasts, Kirk.
"Please, don't make it classified," I said.
"Why?" Kirk asked.
"You never know," I said. "There might be another Enterprise crew who will come across another me in the far future."
"All right," Kirk said. "I will recommend they make it public knowledge for any other captains who come across a Q. This meeting is over."