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Fic: The Odyssey, xlvii. oath
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Heghlu'DI' mobbe'lu'chugh QaQpu' Hegh wanI'
(Death is an experience best shared.)
There will always be those who mean to do us harm.
(I’m sorry.)
To stop them, we risk awakening the same evil within ourselves.
(I was hurting.)
Our first instinct is to seek revenge when those we love are taken from us.
(I risked us all, I risked myself.)
But that is not who we are.
(That is not who I am.)
We are here today
(Please, stay with me tomorrow)
To rechristen the U.S.S. Enterprise
(This is our ship)
And to honor those who lost their lives
(This is our crew)
Nearly one year ago.
(This is our story)
When Christopher Pike first gave me his ship
(After Vulcan’s death)
He had me recite the Captain’s Oath.
(To remind me of life)
Words I didn’t appreciate at the time.
(I know my abilities)
Now I see them as a call for us
(I know my limits)
To remember who we once were
(Here. Now.)
And who we must be again.
(Again.)
And those words:
(We are alive.)
Space, the final frontier.
(We will die.)
These are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise.
(The universe is older than us.)
Her five year mission
(Our story)
To explore strange new worlds
(Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combination)
To seek out new life and new civilizations
(First Contact)
To boldly go
(Prime Directive)
Where no one
(Peace, and long life)
Has gone before.
(Live long, and prosper.)
Dif tor heh smusma.


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