Disclaimer: See chapter one...
A/N: Another one! Please enjoy and review!
And I did. The Doctor called them, and they called Cherry, telling her to bring me down.
Here we are. Sitting in front of a computer terminal. On the screen, there is an image of my face. But it doesn't look like my face. There are ridges on my forehead, and some of my facial features look a little different. I don't think the 'Old Me' as the Doctor dubbed the image, is ugly. Just different. I used to look like that.
No one has said very much since we got here. Everyone's just standing around, studying the image. Finally, Tom speaks.
"What do you think, Miral?"
"I..I can't believe I used to look like that." I whisper.
"So you don't like it?" B'Elanna exclaims, self consciously putting a hand to her own forehead ridges.
"I never said that!" I counter, "It's just...different."
"How does this even happen?" Cherry asks the Doctor.
He shrugs. "Her Klingon DNA was covered by additional Human DNA. I'm not entirely sure how that's possible."
"Can you fix it?" Asks Tom.
"I don't see why not. I'll simply have to remove the grafted Human DNA."
"Simply." Cherry scoffs, rolling her eyes.
The Doctor glares at her. "Commander, I'd appreciate it if you leave the medical aspect of this to the professionals."
"Now," he turns to me "The question is, do you want me to remove the patch?"
"I...guess. I mean, if it's how I'm supposed to look." I say.
"We can begin whenever you'd like."
"No time like the present." I smile at my parents.
The procedure took several hours. Now, I'm sitting on the edge of a biobed, looking at my 'new' face in a mirror.
I gently trace my ridges with my finger. They're not as prominent as my mom's, due to the fact that I'm only one quarter Klingon.
"Hey." Tom walks in, followed by B'Elanna.
"Hey yourself." I smile at him. "What do you think?"
B'Elanna sits down beside me. "I didn't think it really was you, at first." she says
Suddenly, I get an idea. "Mom," I begin "Do you think it's possible, that Shoshana, my sister, might not be fully Human either?"
"Could be. If she was taken like you were, that's a possibility. Why do you ask?"
"It's just...maybe her family is looking for her. I'll bet they're really worried."
"We should find out." She smiles at me for the first time. "Doctor!" She calls.
"Yes? Is everything all right?" He moves towards us.
"Everything's fine." My mom stands, and walks over to the console where I discovered my Old Face. The Doctor follows. "Do you think it's possible that Miral's sister isn't fully human? But her DNA was patched in a similar way?"
"Would you mind running a scan?"
"Not at all." He taps his commbadge. "Doctor to Lolyflame."
"Lolyflame here. How was the surgery?"
"I'm happy to say it was a success. Do you still have Miral's sister with you?"
"Yeah. We were just going to grab some dinner."
"Could you bring her down here please?"
"Sure. We'll be there in a few minutes. Lolyflame out."