It’s been a week since Queen Elizabeth II passed away at the age of 96. Let’s not kid ourselves here though. We weren’t surprised, we’d been expecting it for some time, especially given her health problems over the last few months, problems that were more than evident during the recent Platinum Jubilee. But that didn’t shield us from the feelings of shock when we heard the news, and the feelings of grief we’ve felt over the past seven days.
You are holding in your hand Book One of the saga that is known as “Civil War”, although the war doesn’t actually start until Book Two...
Thursday, 15 September 2022
Friday, 26 August 2022
Tuesday, 16 August 2022
“Welcome aboard Mister Kim.” McCarthy said, shaking the young Ensign by his hand. “And you must be Tom Paris…the observer.”
Paris could tell instantly that McCarthy had taken a dislike to him. McCarthy made no attempt to hide his dislike for Paris, and Paris made this aware to McCarthy.
“As a matter of fact.” he said, “I’m observing right here, now. Have me met before Doctor?”
“Not exactly Mister Paris. I was stationed on Calder Prime about the same time as you. I treated the wounded from the Calder II incident. One of them was a friend of mine.”
Kim could see something was going on here. He tried to interject himself into the situation.
“Perhaps we should go and see the Captain.”
“You do that Mister Kim. She’s been asking about you.”
“Maybe I should go along as well.” said Paris.
The two of them then left Sickbay. McCarthy was pleased about this. He had no wish to even be in the same room with someone with Paris’ reputation.