Summary: "Small-minded creatures! You destroy whatever you don't understand!" - Allos, The Omega Directive
Disclaimer: Paramount/CBS own all rights to the Voyager universe and its characters, which I am borrowing without permission or intent to profit.
Notes: Written to the prompt: Write a drabble (100w) from the perspective of a character you've never written before and inspired by the word "awe".
If this works, decades of theorising and experimentation will pay off, our power and resources will multiply, and centuries of hardscrabble will be at an end. I will be known as the saviour of my people.
If it works.
I activate the chamber.
Brilliant light washes over me. Eyes watering, breath caught, I peer inside the vessel, where tiny particles glow and coalesce.
I wish I could say I’m observing as a scientist should, but I’m dumbstruck. I have never seen anything so beautiful. It’s… perfect.
But like most things of beauty, it is fleeting, and it leaves behind destruction.