Several years of time loops has greatly tampered with my memory and cognition. My apologies that it affected my previous reporting. What follows is based on my memory of events, the best I can parse together after the long and harrowing mission that nearly took my life and the lives of my colleagues, thousands upon thousands of times.
The first loop I remember began around February 11th. We assumed we were headed on a relatively simple mission to survey and recover the archaeological remains of the historical relic, the USS Shenzhou. Fleet Captain Knotts took control of a fleet consisting of the Enterprise, Narragansett and Voyager. I was tasked, in Captain Tuvok’s absence, with command of the Voyager for the duration of the mission. We set off with a very small crew consisting of the EMH and Jaime Bender as well as a compliment of engineering and science staff and some Klingon allies. My boarding of the Voyager during that loop was delayed by some Borg activity.
Surveillance photos of the Shenzhou were reviewed, and scanning was planned. We were ordered to conduct self-destruct drills, and did so successfully. We encountered two Borg fleets. While maintaining cloak and awaiting orders, we brainstormed transport solutions for the disabled remains of the Shenzhou. The Borg departed and left a probe, and we continued on our mission as ordered.
We encountered and encrypted data stream coming from the Shenzhou, which appeared to be completely undamaged, fully operational and armed. After a few failed approaches, we decided to employ the EMH to gain control of the Shenzhou, using encryption codes discovered in the mission bio and supplied by Admiral Janeway. The Shenzhou then sent a massive signal burst and we piggyback cloaked her. The Borg fleets moved to intercept us, but was successfully attacked by what we correctly guessed was the USS Discovery. It was unmanned and powered by a dangerous and repulsive mutilated Borg spore drive. The ship then took off, absconding with FC Knotts.
From there, things get a little hazy. There were thousands of time loops. During the first several thousand that I remember, the Borg took over all of the universe, over all universes and assimilated everything past, present and future. It was horrific. I witnessed the death, destruction, and resetting of my own life and that of my crew countless times. The omniscient being Q showed up for our help, and sacrificed his own immortality to help us to sort things out. It involved some fascinating experiences with spore jumping and time travel, and precise timing and measurements and calculated decisions, but in the end, it all worked out. Overall, the mission was a smashing success with no permanent loss of life.
LCDR C. Brunelle
Chief Science Officer