Picard awoke when his bed hit the ground, which he found odd considering that he'd fallen asleep in his quarters. He sat up, taking a look at his surroundings. He appeared to be in a small, American Midwest farmhouse, circa 1930. Picard wasn't sure about the date, as this part of history was not his specialty. He soon decided it was more than it seemed because, in his sweep of the room, his eyes alighted on a small black dog (a terrier, Picard thought) regarding him intently.
"Hello there," he said to the dog.
"Hello, Captain," the dog replied in Will Riker's voice.
Picard sat down hard on the bed. Definitely not what it seemed. Just like everything else in the galaxy. "Commander?"
"Yes, it's me. I woke up here about when you did," the dog said.
"Do you know where we are?" Picard asked.
"We could go outside." Riker suggested.
Picard conceded the point, and they walked through the small house to the door. Picard caught a glimpse of himself in a mirror as he walked past one. He was wearing a blue checkered shirt and his uniform pants.
"Curious," he commented to himself.
They stepped outside, looking around at their surroundings. The sun was shining and the sky was blue, in contrast to the gray interior of the farmhouse. A quaint little village was arranged around a circle that consisted of two paths, one red and one yellow, spiraling around each other. Unnaturally large flowers in brilliant colors bloomed everywhere.
"Number One, I don't think we're on the Enterprise anymore."
A/N Yes, short, because this scene just turned out that way. That's why it's a teaser, not a chapter.