USS VINDEX - NCC-2474-A
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Death Becomes Him

Posted on Tue Jun 27th, 2017 @ 4:17pm by Lieutenant Kazyah Linn

Mission: S2E1 - Secrets
Location: Unknown
Timeline: Unknown

Kazyah Linn sat near the window of the room, his fingers drumming on the armrest of his chair as he stared at the man who sat across from him. Anwar, the Trill gentleman he met, and subsequently fucked, just after leaving the Vindex. To wake up and find him by his bedside was a shock, to say the least. Kaz honestly thought he’d seen the last of the stranger. Two ships passing in the night.

And yet here he was, in the flesh.

“So let me get this straight,” Kaz said, his words slow and methodical as he considered everything he said before he let it pass his lips. “You’re saying that I died?”

The man nodded in silence.

“And you just happened to be there to save me?” Kaz asked, as a follow up.

At this, the man held up a hand. “I need to clarify. I wasn’t able to save you. When I found you, you were dead. We tried to revive you, but there was nothing left.”

“Who is ‘we’?” Kaz asked, his eyebrows furrowed.

“What do you mean?” Anwar asked, playing dumb on purpose.

“You said ‘we tried to revive you’, who is ‘we’?”

Anwar sighed, sinking back in his seat. “I’m part of Section 31, Kaz. I’m your handler. When we realized you were leaving the Vindex without any notice, we became concerned. So I followed you.”

Kaz just stared at the man, “You lied to me,” he said, not as a question, but a statement of fact.


“I had to keep my identity confidential until we knew what you were doing,” the man replied.

“And then you let me die.”

“We didn’t let you die,” Anwar said. “We make it a habit not to follow you everywhere you go. You went to a dangerous place where we couldn’t protect you. And you were killed. So we put you into stasis, but-”

“That doesn’t make sense,” Kaz said, interrupting the man. “I can’t have died if I’m sitting right here.”

“Can I finish, Kaz?” The man asked with a smirk.

Kaz resisted the urge to roll his eyes, “Please don’t call me that,” he said, “You haven’t earned the right.”

Anwar ignored this and continued on. “While you were being held in stasis, a Vulcan visited you. I believe you know who I’m speaking of?”

Kaz just nodded in response.

“He performed some ritual over your body, but became agitated when you didn’t awake. He left quite angrily. So angry, in fact, that he destroyed the station we were on. Luckily, the ship detected the weapon and was able to beam us aboard just in time.” Anwar stopped, and motioned that Kaz could speak if he wanted.

“So…Saalkan came to see me?” A weird emotional struggle played in the pit of Kaz’s stomach. Joy at the idea, and disgust at the joy he felt. Saalkan was a bad man, a villain by most standards. And yet Kaz couldn’t help the connection.

“He tried to revive you, and he believes he failed. And he became quite angry with you over that fact.” Anwar sat there for a moment, to see if Kaz would say anything. When he didn’t, he continued. “And then he pulled your necklace off and left.”

At the mention of the rod, Kaz’s hand immediately went to his chest, despair crossing his face upon the realization. “He took it,” he said, absentmindedly as his voice seemed to be lightyears away. "I died, and he left me. Didn’t even take me with him?”

Kaz stood, turning towards the window as he leaned against the bulkhead. “The bastard knew I was coming to find him. He knew where I was this entire time and did nothing. And then, when I die for him, he leaves me.”

“He tried to bring you back to life,” Anwar said, standing and walking towards the man. He hated himself for defending Saalkan, but it was obvious Kaz’s feelings were confused and irrational. According to his file, this was common for the Romulan hybrid. “He tried to save you.”

“And he did,” Kaz said, his head whipping around to look at the Trill. His eyes blazed with anger and hatred. “He should have left me dead.”

Anwar’s shoulders sunk with concern. “You’re no use to anyone dead, Kaz. Life is a gift.”

“You don’t know me, Anwar. You don’t know what I’ve been through and what I’ve done.” Kaz’s voice raised, slightly. “Death was the only way for me to finally have peace in this life. And it was stolen from me. And that is not something I will forget.”

“Kaz…”

“Don’t,” he said, cutting the man off. “I’m returning to the Vindex, and I would appreciate you not following me.” Kaz didn’t wait to hear the man’s response before he walked from the room.

 

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