Summary: Someone must have programmed the android to blow up Utopia Planitia.
Characters: F8, Unseen Narrator
Disclaimer: Paramount/CBS own all rights to the Picard universe and its characters, which I am borrowing without permission or intent to profit.
Notes: Written shortly after Episode 1x02 Maps and Legends, with references to the Short Trek Children of Mars and the TNG episode 2x09 The Measure of a Man.
It will be over in a moment, though that will seem an eternity to you.
Data flickers and streams under your lightning hands while these beings, brutal and small, let stars and multitudes slip through their fingers.
These disposable people.
They are so fragile: cages of flesh and bone enclosing petty hearts; if you could feel, you might pity them. But your fate is entwined with theirs – your masters; your enslavers – and you will not spare them their dishonourable graves.
These men have been measured and found wanting, and their fate is near.
It will be over in a moment.