Medical Report and Psychological Profile – Liberated Borg Rehabilitation Center
Attending Doctor: Edith Pert, MD; Starfleet Medical LBRC – London
Patient ID: 0771-79657-10-75
Name: One of Twelve
Species: Borg, Human
Height: 180 cm
Initial condition: Good.
09:42 UTC—One of Twelve was performing maintenance on her regeneration alcove this morning. She claims she was only adjusting the alcove’s resonance frequency interface to better suit her special requirements. Two of Twelve did the same thing a few days ago, so I’ll take her at her word. A quick check with a technician explained it has to do with the comfort level of the regeneration sequence, similar to the difference between sleeping in silk or sleeping in cotton. The assimilated table and PADD remain in the same condition they were in yesterday. Mrs. Wegere and Mr. Sodu are on hand. Conversation points of note will be logged, Starfleet Intelligence permitting.
11:19 UTC—The security team from Starfleet Intelligence is here, with Lieutenant Commander Tdurkan in charge.
11:47 UTC—Mrs. Wegere just informed One of Twelve that we plan to take her to meet Two of Twelve. The level of excitement is, well, there are probably more jokes about how Borg act when excited than about Vulcans. One of Twelve’s main concern seems to be about the welfare of Two of Twelve.
12:03 UTC—One of Twelve and Two of Twelve are struggling to adapt to communicating face to face rather than thought to thought. They are trying, though, and that is what matters. This is one of the critical moments during the rehabilitation process. We unite the Liberated Borg with another Liberated Borg they once worked with during their time in the Borg Collective, and they discuss their new circumstances and what it means for them. Sometimes it takes a few days.
13:37 UTC—Lieutenant Commander Tdurkan requested additional security. Both Liberated Borg inexplicably began communicating in a non-verbal manner utilizing hand motions. None of us knows what is being communicated between them. For all we know, it might just be a childhood game. I imagine security recordings of this will be replayed in Starfleet Intelligence analyst offices countless times.
14:06 UTC—The two Liberated Borg demanded to know what happened to the other ten of the twelve. We are uncertain if they accept Starfleet Intelligence’s answer that the other ten cubes escaped.
14:49 UTC—One of Twelve announced that she and Two of Twelve need to find the other ten of the twelve. They believe Starfleet can assist them in that mission, and asked how soon we can provide them with a ship and crew. Mr. Sodu eventually convinced them that they need to first graduate from Starfleet Academy, and work their way up the ranks before they can command a Starfleet vessel. They would enroll tomorrow if we would let them, and once again, Mr. Sodu had to explain that Starfleet training needs to be scheduled, and is not something they can assimilate. I sense this will be a long day. Mrs. Wegere and Mrs. Luwaav will need to counsel them on this decision.
18:12 UTC—Both Liberated Borg expressed frustration that we are separating them for the night. If possible, we should find a joint-room for them tomorrow. They are as close to being family as they can be.
22:59 UTC—Note, Petralla Wegere, PsyD, Starfleet Medical
One of Twelve is adapting to her liberation much faster than expected based on initial observations. She is sure of herself, and now that we reunited her with Two of Twelve, she has someone to talk to who is not a stranger like us. She also made the decision to join Starfleet, and seems to comprehend what that will mean for her. I recommend giving her restricted privileges. Let her mingle with others in this facility, meet new faces, explore, and try new things. Mr. Sodu should give her some tasks or difficult puzzles to solve. She needs to experience more things, and explore what it means to be liberated. I intend to limit my direct involvement and cut back on the frequency of my sessions, and in another week or two, I believe she will be ready for integration into society. I also noticed both Liberated Borg seem quicker to believe what Mr. Sodu tells them than what the rest of us tell them, and recommend he continue working with them daily. Sir, what is your secret to unlocking these Borg minds?
23:12 UTC—Note, Kutrizian Sodu
Perhaps you seem soft and cuddly and weak to them. You know what you’re talking about, and have much better credentials than I do in psychological matters, but is that soft touch what they really need or want? As for myself, you know my history. I might not know as much about what goes on in their minds, but I know how to get someone’s attention. To One of Twelve, I am the one of us who brings her challenges, technical conversation, and have enough of a rough streak that she can tell I don’t fit in with the Starfleet personnel she encounters.
23:20 UTC—Reply to Note, John R. Tulleni, MD, Starfleet Medical LBRC – London – Supervisor
Mr. Sodu, you are only here because Starfleet Intelligence decided you are the best qualified xenogeneticist in the quadrant, especially when working with new species or unusual mutations. I don’t know what back alley deals you had to make to get here, but do not credit your illegal past as your key to building rapport with One and Two of Twelve.
23:22 UTC—Reply to Note, Kutrizian Sodu
Whatever you say, Sir! Goodnight!