Returning to humanity
Chapter 1 The Raven
I was in sick bay when I was told, when I was told the news that would change my life forever. We had just got back to Voyager Lieutenant Paris, Commander Tuvok and me. I was taken to sick bay to have surgery to remove the Borg implants that had regenerated. It was then after the surgery the doctor made the discovery
Seven I" The doctor paused "I have some news"
"What is it Doctor?" Seven looked up from her PADD
"Well Seven I suggest you sit down" Seven raised her eyebrows but sat on the edge of a bio bed
"Seven to be honest I don't know how this is possible but" the doctor stopped again looking back at his tricorder to double check the readings "Seven your pregnant"
Sevens face didn't change
"You must be mistaken doctor there is no way I could be pregnant"
"There's no mistake Seven I have run 13 different types of scan every one confirms that you are pregnant" this time seven looked shocked
"Doctor" she raised her voice "It is impossible"
"I know this is a shock Seven but try to calm down"
"Calm down I have just been told I am pregnant with an impossible pregnancy I will not calm down"
"Seven would you like to know some information on your pregnancy?"
"I want to get rid of it not know more about it"
"I'm afraid Seven that you have no choice you cant have an abortion" Seven stood up
"Why not" Seven was almost screaming now,
"Because with your Borg implants it would kill you as well I'm sorry Seven but I can't do it"
Seven sat back down muttering sadly to her self about how it was impossible
"Seven would you like to know more?"
"Well from the scans I would say that you are just over three months in to your pregnancy and …"
"Three months but I would still have been before voyager back when I was with the collective"
"Yes, that's what I said I didn't know how it was possible"
"I will go through the Borg logs on the ship see if there was any thing in the Borg database, continue with the information doctor"
"Well your baby is due around star-date 51715.2"
"Around? Shouldn't you be able to tell me the exact date?"
"Normaly I would but your Borg implants are making it difficult to tell, it won't be any earlier than that though. What will you call h…"
"Please don't tell me the gender" The doctor looked confused but replied
"Doctor Do you believe in doctor/patient confidentiality?"
"Of cores Seven"
"Then I would rather this stay between us"
"I would agree with you but as a matter of protocol we have to tell the captain"
"It is Starfleet protocol and I think that she would give you a lot of support" Seven looked down and sighed
"I shall tell her, but not yet"
"Very well Seven" Seven stood up and walked towards the door "Come back tomorrow"
"I shall, Thank you doctor"
"Oh seven" But she had already left
Seven walked she didn't know where she was going but she had to get away from sick bay. She found herself entering the holo-deck and activating Captain Janeway's Da Vinci program, she walked in looking at the flying contraption that she had been looking at when she had seen the raven, she walked up the stairs and simply stared at it. Now she saw no raven but she found her self thinking of her child and how it would be raised, one thing she was sure of 'I do not want to raise my child the way I was raised' when thinking that she began to think of her own childhood and how it could have been different.
"There you are" Seven turned to see Janeway "I wanted to tell you the doctor said he can adjust one of your implants so that receive any more homing signals" Seven let out a small sigh of relief 'he didn't tell her'
"Thank you, I hope you don't mind that I activated this program?"
"Not at all"
"I've been thinking about what you said, that this a place that encourage your imagination" Seven was imagining as she spoke 'if we had never encountered the Borg I might have grown up with my family and I might have fallen in love, gotten married'
"Is that appealing to you?"
"I'm not certain" she was telling the truth seven didn't know whether she wanted all these thoughts in her head
"I find myself constructing scenarios and considering alternative possibilities, What if my parents and I had never encountered the Borg? What would our lives have been? I would have been raised by them, learned from them. It would have influenced what I became, who and what I am" 'I want to raise my child like I should have been raised, with my parents influencing me'
"And you … would have done the same for them" 'I hope my child will influence me, help me to become more human'
"If you would like to know more about your parent's there's information in the Federation database"
"It seems they were fairly well-known, for being unconventional and for some rather unique scientific theories, you might like to read what's there it might … encourage your imagination" 'I do not wish to read about my parents they did not raise me'
"Perhaps I will, someday" Kathryn smiled
"Did you find anything on the Raven?"
"Yes a few PADDs containing data on the Borg, a holograph album, my … my drawings from when I was a child and four of my toys, I attached transport badges to them I now have them in the cargo bay, I will give you the PADDs if you would like captain"
"Yes thank you, toys and drawings hmmm what are they of?"
"the drawings are mainly of two different things, my family and friends back home we are all standing outside my house, and the others are of me and my parents making friends with the Borg and me sitting on the Borg queens throne" Janeway grinned "The toys there is: One teddy bear, One PADD containing many games, One PADD containing a diary game and two dolls joined together as if they are holding hands I think one of them was meant to be me but I cant remember who the other one is"
"Well maybe if you look through the records you would find out"
I told you that someday I might look at them but not yet, Good night captain"
Seven walked out of the holo-deck and back to the cargo bay she stepped in to her alcove and sighed it was going to be a long few months.
Well what do you think?