Hello friends: This was a story written for the February 2009 writing challenge. I'd like to thank those who voted it as the best of the lot, and after a tie, it lost to another very good story. Well, after a disgusting intervention of normal life, and a drive failure that wiped out lots of pieces, here is the completed short story from the time of Kirk's Enterprise, about a young Lieutenant who goes from the out house to the penthouse. This is my first complete short story since HS 30+ years ago, so comments are very welcome. The last chapter will not be published at first, in order to let you, the reader, digest the story slowly. Thanks and Enjoy!