This Isn't What I Signed Up For
Posted on Wed Jul 24th, 2019 @ 9:07pm by Lieutenant JG Eza Bergen PhD
"Chief Science Officer's personal log supplemental. We're about 4 hours from the patch, the crew is tired, the ship is slowly being made battle ready again. Every where I look I see people we lost, the Captain, the XO, 13 people from department. Dozens more across the ship. I know they won't be the last, this Borg invasion, I feel like it is very likely the end of the Federation. I've read reports, 4, four core worlds could likely fall with the Federation remaining intact, but past that. Resource scarcity would likely cause the other worlds to have to turn inward, without humanitarian aid to support the ravaged planets Starfleet would likely be faced with demands it can't meet and how soon after that would the various planetary governments say it was their citizens job to return home, put themselves first.
This new method of attack, as terrible as the Borg have been in previous engagements, they always followed a playbook, it had a single play in it, but overwhelm their defences and assimilate all life. Now, seeing the way they attacked us when they were aboard the ship, what it took from the Captain and XO to repel them.
I don't know if I can keep going, I didn't sign up to be a solider, I wanted to use science to make people's lives better, but now. I just don't know how I can keep going."