Well to continue my response to MirandaFave Homework challenge of a series of thirty Trek verse letters. Feel free to see the original post here: –
Anywat this second challenge post is a letter from one character to someone they have a crush on.
This clearly feels like a job for Martin Lallason to his favorite lady Captain Lily Fitzroy
To: Captain Lily Fitzroy
Reed Street, Valley View Town
I’m writing you yet another secret letter that you will never see. I suppose you’re wondering why? Now that is a good question, but then you did always have the ability to ask the right question. You’re so good at it that you do it even when you’re just a figment of my imagination. It’s one of your many talents I do admire you for.
Yes I know I am avoid answering the real question. The real answer (if I dare to truthfully answer in this letter), I tell myself that it’s to do with how low you have been feeling of late. You need a real friend more than a love interest, especially from someone you could do so much better than. So I can’t show my true feeling right now, so I put them in this letter to lock them away. So I will be your friend in this time of need, and my love will remain hidden.
I mean I am just a back room supply depot captain, who spends his day sorting out the supplies to keep everybody else going, not an glamorous ex-flagship starship captain like you.
I’ve spend the last ten minutes going through my Oxford Federation Thesaurus but I can’t find the words to do you and my feelings justice.
The closest I’ve got is the words of the old song I heard on the radio just now called “Angel Flying to Close to the Ground.”
The first verse or is it the chorus I never sure but the words that struck a chord with me were: –
If you had not have fallen
Then I would not have found you
Angel flying too close to the ground
And I patched up your broken wing
And hung around a while
Tried to keep your spirits up
And your fever down
I knew someday that you would fly away .
For love’s the greatest healer to be found
Odd isn’t that I need the words of the old red haired stranger to describe my redhead friend. Though in truth perhaps I would paraphrase my version as: –
If you had not have fallen ,
Then I would not have found you again
My Angel who has being grounded
And I’ll try to patched up your broke soul
And I will hang around while you need me
Trying to fix your heart
And keep your doubts down
But I know someday that you will fly away to the stars.
For this hidden lover is the greatest healer you’ll find.
It lame I know and that why this letter will remain hidden from your sight. To save us both from the embarrassment factor should you ever see it.
I want you back to your brilliant best to shine once more but I sadly suspect that when I heal you, then you will go back to the stars without me. I now this will break my heart more than you could or must ever know.
But as I love you so much that all I want, is for you to be happy and I do believe that the only place you can be happy is back on the bridge of your starship.
So I will do all I can to get you back there and fully happy.