Star Trek Expanded Universe


A short character piece starring Jo Schmidt and her new sidekick Ensign Thule.


Josephine Schmidt and Ensign Thule are looking for some equipment on the lower decks of the USS Eternity and accidentally get locked in a small closet. Thule begins freaking out, apparently from claustrophobia. Schmidt tries to reassure him, and in his condition, he lets slip that he has a crush on her. The awkward moment is ended when Thule collapses in Schmidt's arms. They sit down next to each other in the dark with her arms around his shoulders and await rescue. Thule is happy because his secret plan worked.