Today’s #throwbackthursday is a little Star Trek fan fiction from my high school days. Enjoy.
Star Trek: There Be Dragons
“HAVE YOU EVER SEEN A DRAGON, MR. SPOCK?”
James T. Kirk let the question hang in the air for a moment, as his first officer studied his cards. Spock had managed a marvelous run over the past half hour and had mostly depleted Kirk’s chips. The captain was desperate. He should never had opened his mouth. Spock, with the deliberate coolness of a practiced card shark, was drilling him into the ground.
“Mr. Spock?” Finally the knife-edge brows appeared above the cards.
“Captain, how can I continue to play with any degree of success as along as you continue this ploy to distract me?” The brows disappeared below the edge of the cards again, almost like magic.
“Is it working?”
A chuckle came from corner. McCoy leaned against the wall casually, observing the game from across the room. McCoy had distanced himself from the captain as his luck had waned.
“Seriously, Mr. Spock. Have you ever seen a dragon before?” Glancing over at the grinning doctor and then back to his captain, Spock laid his cards down and folded his hands over them.
“If you are referring to the V’akvelsksis of Aengameron III-”
“No Mr. Spock, I mean a REAL dragon!” Kirk laid down his own cards and heard Bones pull up a chair.
“A REAL dragon sir. The term dragon is relative, depending exclusively on a culture’s-”
“Don’t you know what a dragon is?” McCoy leaned forward, relishing as always, his chance to upstage the Vulcan. “It’s a giant snake with wings that breathes fire and eats virgins.”
Not one but two brows rose.