SPOCK: I'll try.
(Spock approaches the creature which backs away. He clips his phaser to his belt and is able to get closer. He raises his hands and establishes a 'no-contact' meld)
SPOCK: Ahh! Pain! Pain! Pain! (he breaks the meld and staggers back)
That's all I got, Captain. Waves and waves of searing pain. It's in agony.
(The creature climbs onto a rock ledge and etches letters into it.)