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Summary: "Small-minded creatures! You destroy whatever you don't understand!" - Allos, The Omega Directive

Characters: Allos

Codes: n/a

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".


Rated K

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.


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