The day before Decommission of Enterprise NX-01
The moment T’pol heard the explosion she was standing on the bridge. She had heard explosions on board before but this felt different. She had a feeling of dread and then panic but she wasn’t sure why.
Trip was hurt and she could feel it. She had a sensation of not being able to breathe. In her mind she asked ‘Where are you?’
She heard him reply in her thoughts ‘I’m on my way to sick bay.’ She called out to Sato “You have the bridge.” She left at first quickly walking then running.
She arrived as Trip was being put into the imaging chamber. She told him with her thought, ‘I’m here.’
She heard him say ‘I have always loved you. Goodbye T’pol.’
She was startled by the sound of the monitors going into alarm. She looked at Phlox. He shook his head at the Captain Archer then seeing her he looked down.
Archer turned and saw her standing there frozen in shock. “T’pol, I’m sorry. He was a good man.”
She took a breath to stable her voice before she spoke then answered him. “Yes, Captain. He was an excellent officer.”
She turned quickly and headed for her quarters where she spent last night with him, their on and off relationship had started another of the on cycles as he had called it.
Trip was here and now he was gone. She never felt as alone as she did in that moment. Their bond was broken.