On the view screen was displayed the federation surgon general.
“We have contacted the Klingon though a bavk chanel. They are not happy to say the least. Klingon news outlits are caling this a plot by the federation to destobolize there empire. They have sent ships to the Klingon -federation border. We are trying to share our information with them but they don’t want anything to do with that. “The surgon general said.
“Do we know how bad the virus has spread?” Dr. Pipper asked. “No we do not. We are getting varied reports but nothing tangible. This virus has spread beyond the orginal qarentine. “The surgon general said.
“I assume that we are planing to set up a new qarentine zone?”piper asked.”we are but we fear that any qarentine zone will be inacurate. We have to start somewhere! “The federation oficial said.
“This thing will continue to spread!”sotril said. “Yes. We need to find the Plymouth. We want you to escort the palmyra to the qarentine zone command and then look for the Plymouth !”the oficial said.
“Understood! We will get right on it. “Addison said. “We will stay in touch !” The oficial said. “Agreed!”she said. The message ended. The screen was deactivated.
“Captain’s log the enterprise has arived at the qarentine command center and is terning over the s.s palymyra to there custody. We are planing to move on. Our mission is to locate one of there sister ships and escort it to the qarentine zone and determine where they have been.”
“Addy you need to hear this!” Lt. Palmer said. ” a spokesman for the edenites is claming that the federation is persicuting the edenites. They claim that the edenites are being falsly acuused of carying the virus. They say this is part of a propiganda campaign to discredet the group. The press secritary for the president has stated that the qarentine is necessary to combat this virus. These acusations are ludacris. “The reporter jesica Armstrong said.
” Really ? The edenites are turning this political. This virus is devisating. It is no laughing matter!” Addison said.
“I know that! “Irina said. “Why won’t your people take it seriously?” Addison asked.
“Manny edenites suffer from persicution complex. Manny are from minority ethnic groups on there planets or in other minority groups . Despite the benevolent history of the federation,to the edenites they are an empire run by herberts who don’t understand them!” Irina said.
“Rad is the son of a diplomat. Severen was a leading scientific mind on his world. How can they not see this?”Addison asked.
“They have gotten caught up in there own ideology. Many see themselves as the man in the cave. They believe that like the priosonor who see the world outside the cave,they understand the true nature of the universe. We hold on to the cave. This was why i left. I came to see that they took it too far. “Irina said.
“They could cause this virus to spread to areas it need not have spread. We could have had this virus contaned. The edenites will be held acontible for this!”piper said.
“I have found the Plymouth. They are under attack by a Klingon battle crusher !”sotril anounced. “Dawn it! Alright plot an intercept !” Addison orddered. Irina ploted the course. The ship went to warp in order to rescue the Plymouth even though they have caused so much trouble. The enterprise was off.
End of part five
The security team suited up in the presure suits that would allow them to acess a potentialy desease rittled environment. Galloway,leslie and orthhers were ready.
“You don’t seam happy chief?”irina said. “Its these edenites. Don’t get me wrong i understand that technology has been put on a bigger pedistal that it needs to be. I understand that we are overelient on it. They don’t take anything seriously . Life is one big joke.”gioto said.
“You don’t like edenites?”irina asked. “They don’t respect authority . They don’t get things. They believe they can summon some magic peace fairy and every thing will be allright. That is not how it is! A few years ago i was stationed on the planet calrisian, some rougue klingon decided to make a name for himself. He tried to attack the planet. We were in a fire fight. The edenites there tried to surender. The Klingon don’t take prisioners. Four dead two injurred all edenites. “He said.
“We are all ready sir!” Lt. Galloway said. “Ok lets do it! “Gioto said. “Funy that why i left! “She said. “You were an edenite! I’m sory i was blowing off steam!” He said . “Relax commander i agree with you. That was why i left!”
They put there helmits on and entered the transporter room. “Coordinates are set!”chief takigawa said. “Phasers on stun?”Leslie asked. “Yea! I am to avoid confrontation !” Gioto said. They put the helmits on. Gioto gave the clearence to activate the beam. The landing party was off.
The team emurged on the bridge . Adam started chanting herburt. The others except for rad joined in. Sevrin was reluctant at first but did join in.
“Please can we talk!”gioto said. They were shouted down. Irina got there attention. “Irina?” Raf said. “You have joined the hurberts?” Adam asked.
“Look you all may be very sick. You must be screaned! “Irina said. “Sick that is pure bunk!”adam said. “We are perfectly healthy !”sevrin said.” This dease is very deceptive. It comes on suddenly. You can cary it and infect orhers without it efecting you!”irina said. “All hurbert talk. It is just jibber jabbwr designed to make herberts seam importent! We dont reach you any more!”adam said.
“This is unecessiary. We will not contact any world . Please just let us go on our way!”severin said. “Come on rotia,you headed up desease prevention on tiburon,you know i canot do that!”she said.
“You herberts! Everthing is a crises. You need to calm down,mellow out. “Adam said. Many agreed. “We are doing the screaning wrether you agree or not ! “Irina said. “Very well!” Severin said.
“Addison one of the ocupants is a catulan named tango rad. “Sotril said. “Oh no! His farther is the catulan ambassador. This just gets better and better! “Addy said. “I don’t care about charging them although i think they are up to what 9 violations . The one thing i have never understood is extreme views. These edenites have good points but they have to go to the extreme. It turns people that might listen off even drive them to the orther side!” Addison said.”it is how things go in many cases!”sotril said. “I know! These are parilous times. The entire federations security aperatus has been comprimised. We stil don’t know how bad. Romulons and Klingon are showing the flag at there borders. Who knows what the tholiens are up to. We stil have this silly embargo by the league of interstellar law.now this virus. The edenites have terible timing. “Addison said.
Dr. Pipper,mabanga and chepel and the rest of the medical team got to work. “T’pring it is agreible to see you again !”mcbinga said. “And you!”she said. “I am suprised to see you among the edenites!”the doctor said. “To the suprise of manny,the views of’edenite’ And surek are not as oposed to each orther as one may think!”t’pring said. “Perhaps. Fleaing a qarentine zone and risking spreading a nasty virus is hardly logical. “The doctor said. T’pring had no response.
Chief pitkaren looked over ships system. Pitcarin was impresed with the class of ships that the palyma was part of. The somerset class. The crew had made several enchancements. He was quite impresed. He wished he could hire some of these people. They were good.
“Judging by the long faces i take it you don’t have good news?” Addison asked. “Hardly!”dr. Piper said.
“Ok mark you first then pitcarin!” Addison said. “They all are infected with the bp. Why they have not shown syimptons who knows. ” mark said.
“I take it your news is worst chief?”Addison asked. “It is Addison ! The ship has been to several ports of call in the federation and the nutral planet of gandalf three. There was a Klingon vessel was present. It has returned to Klingon space !” Pitcarin said.
” Please tell me there is not more? “Addison said. “The ship met up with another ship s.s Plymouth. Some of there crew went on it. “Pitcarin said.
“This virus could be every where! “Dassale said. “It looks like it! “Pipper said. “Alright. Lt. Palmer send this to the surgeon general and to star fleet command. “Addison said.
“We will need to expand the qarentine!” Commander giito said. ” what do we do about the Klingons!” Yeoman smith asked. “The federation will contact them. They will probably claim we infected them on perpose as some kind of viral warfare. They may use this as justification for military action! “Addison said.
“I am thinking that they will!”sotril said.” This will be difficult days! Lets be on our game!”Addison said. Every one agreed.
End of part four.
Doctor sevrin liked to retreet to his private chambers. He was glad to have time in private. He was once a valued scientist on his homeworld of tiburon. He left it all for edinite philosophy.
This virus did worry him although he would not admit it publically. He knew what this virus was capible of. He had seen it first hand.
The virus efected people diferently. It had different efects. To some people it mimiced a cold that caused snifles and a runy noise. In its most potent form it could cause someone entire body to just shut down. It was difficult to determine witch was witch. If you were a carier you were a medical threat to anyone you came into contact with. Typhod marys were extremely common with this virus.
Edenites were nitorias for being stubern. Thet hated being told what to do. They saw themselves as there own government. They beleved in law as a concept but thought they knew beter then government of planitary states.
He believed that they were fine.he was convinced that he was fine and had no trace of the virus and never would. He waa stil woried but that they would get sick or spread it. He would not say so to his folowers only in his inermost thoughts. He would not give in to fear. He would not give in to the herberts.
“You don’t seam mellow brother rad!”adam said. “Don’t wory adam i reach! “Tango rad said. “You don’t reach the jibber jaber of the herberts do you?”the red head asked. “No of course not!” Rad said.
The edenite dresed simply. They wore lose fitting clothing. Many went barefoot . Even the vulcan t’pring was barefoot and wore a simple dress similar to the two orther female on the bridge. The vulcan did not engage in the conversation. Her opinon on this topic was not yet clear.
“We have a perimiter alert! ” the black haired female naimed Rebecca said. “Can you identify it?” Tango rad asked. ” Probably from the department of no fun !”adam exclamed. The others all chanted in agreement. “Get severen up hear!”rad said.
Dr. Rotia severen went right to the bridge.”what’s going on?”the doctor asked. ” We have a ship. It is hurbert ship! “Adam said. “The enterprise!”t’pring said.
“Got um!” Sotril said. “Irina lay in a persuit course!stay on um
Vincent!” Adison ordered. “Aye sir!” Dasalle said. The enterprise went at high warp. The ship caught up with the scout ship.
“Usually i would say hello first. This is a qarentine situation and they already got passed Wesley and his fleet. Mr. Kyile ready the tractor beam!” Addison ordered.
The ship moved towards the scout ship. Kyile activated the tractor beam. The ship tried to evade the federation vessel.
“They atempting to reverse the polerity on the tractor beam! “Kyile reported. “Who are these people ?” Palmer said. “Manny are professionals. Some are former star fleet!”irina said.
Kyile worked to counter there eforts to stop the tractor beam. The ship was able to esape from the tractor beam. “I have an idea! “Irina said. Irina got up and went to an aft station. She atempted to lower the engines on the ship. The ship started to go warp. Then it stoped.
“The engines are off line!” Another women anounced. ” Get them back on line!” Severen said.”i can’t! “Tango rad reported.
On audio a message came in. “S.s palmyra! You are in violation of federation qarentine law! Stand down at once !” Addison said.
“We need to try to get away!” Adam said. “Our engines are off line!” Tango rad declared. “Stand down!” Dr. Sevren ordered. “We cannot just give in! ” adam incisted. “We are not! We will play there game for now! We will win in the end! The huebert always loses in the end!”dr. Severen said.
“They say they are ready to cooperate!” Lt. Palmer said. “Reengage the tractor beam! Set course for the qarentine zone!” Addison ordered.
The tractor beam was re-engaged. Irina laid in the course.dassale activated the warp drive.the two ships headed for area qarentined.
“On course!”irina said. ” Mark i want you to go down there. Full decontemination geer. “She ordered. “You got it addy!” Piper said . “Gioto take a security team. Same orders!” She said. “You got it!” Gioto said. “Permission to go abored in e.v.a suit. I may be able to help!”irina said. “Go !” She said. “Thank you. Captain.. Addison !”irina said. She got up and another crewman took the navigators chair.
End of part three
” So i hear your planing to adopt miranda?” Addison asked . “I have given it a lot of thought and i think i can be a mom!” She said. “I think it is a good idea! You have my full support !” Addison said. “That meens so much comming from you! Look i was wondering you and ryan would be wiling to be her godparents ?”she asked.
“Sotril and tim asked us to be there child’s godparents. I would be honored!”she said. “If it is too much..” she asked. “I am happy to. I am going to keep you too heathy. On the freighter they said i was destened to have 80 cats!” She said.
“Mayby i won’t be known as a walking frezer unit anymore! “Danner said.”i would not get too hung up on that. Dasal was out of line. ” Addison said. “I gues i should losen up!”danner said. ” be who you are! ” Addison said. “Easier said then done at times!” Liz said.
“Look you ok liz. Ever sense you came back from that planet,you are different! “Addison said. “I am not ready to talk about it!” She said. “Ok if you need to talk about it,i am hear! ” Addison said. “Thank you!”she said.
Addison and danner entered the bridge. “Captain on the bridge !”yeoman smith said. Sotril got up from the command chair. The captain sat down in the command chair. Sotril returned to the science concil.
Addison noticed someone she did not recognize. “Who is this?” Addison asked. “This is ensign irina galiunion. She borded the enterprise at the elbeberen colony!” Dasale said.
“What did you say?” Liz asked. “I borded at the eldeberen colony. I was thrilled when i was asigned to the enterprise!” She said. “It is good to have you abored !”Addison said. “Thank you sir!” She said.
“Addison you have an incoming mesege from the federation surgon general dr. Andrae more !” Lt. Palmer said. “I will take it in the conference room. Sotril you have the bridge!” Addison said. “Understood!” Sotril said.
Addison entered the conference room. She sat down and activated the view screen. On the screen the oficial apeared.
“Captain! There has been a masive outbreak of bennetprosser 114 virus on the edge of federation space. The area has been sealed off and qarentined. “He said.
“I am sory to hear that. I have seen the results of b.p 114. I would not wish it on anyone. “Addison said.
“A civilian vessel palmyra atempted to get pass the blokade.unfortunately they suceded. We are not sure where they went. The crew was checked out on deniva and they did not apear to have the virus. This strain pops up without warning. We have no idea where they are. Under the law anywhere they go has to be qarentined. “The surgon general said.
“I understand sir!”she said. “Time is of the essence. I need the enterprise to locate the palmyra and stop the ship from getting any further. We then have to determine where they been. This is urgent!” He said.
“Will you send us all the pertinent data?” Addison asked. ” Sending now! Please find them before this epidemic spreads to all corners of the federation!” Morre said. “We will !”She said.
“We will stay in touch. Federation out!”he said. She turned off the screen. ” captain to the bridge !”Addison said.”go ahead captain!”sotril said.
“Lt. Palmer will receve coordinates. As soon as irina has them,set course for those coordinances best possible speed!” She said. “Will do!”sotril said.
Lt. Palmer got the coordinates and sent it to irina. She laid in the course. Lt. Dasal entered the course and the ship went to warp.
Asembled was captain mccomic,commander sotril,dr. Piper,dr. Danner,lt. Dasalle,irina,commander gioto,chief pitkarin,and lt. Palmer.
“The civilian vessel palymra has gotten passed the star fleet blokade. The vessel is on the lose. The vessel is manned by edenites!” Lt. Commander gioto said.
“Our mission is to locate and asertain where they have been and who they may have come into contact with!”Addison said.
“Did i hear you right? Edenites? “Irina asked.” Yes they are edenites?” Gioto said.
“What are edenites?” Dr. Pipper asked. “They are a group of people from several different races who are searching for basically the garden of eden. They believe the garden is on a planet. “Irina said. “They are esentialy space hipies!” Gioto said.
“Will they listen to reason ?” Smith asked. “We don’t know! Our orders are to get them back into the qarentine zone. “Addison said.
After a while the captain dismished the meating.everyone got up from the table. After everyone left Addison and irina were stil there. “Captain! I used to be an edinite. “Irina said. “They don’t seam to acknowledge any authority by the federation or any orther government. “Addison said. “They see the only government that efect them as there group. “Irina said. “Do they fear the virus?” Addison asked. “They do not believe they are imortal or indusyrible. They don’t like to be brothered. They don’t believe what goes on out side there organization afect them. I know it probably does not make any sense!”she said.
“I don’t want a fight between the enterprise and the crew of the palmyra. Will you act as a liasion between us and them?”Addison asked. “I will captain but i don’t know if they will listen. I am a trator. I Am coleberating with the hurbert. ” She said.
“I am glad your hear!” Addison said. “I will do all i can captain. I don’t want the virus to spread and i don’t want edenites to get sick or die. “She said.
“Thank you. Please for now on call me addy or Addison. I am not mych for titles especially within my senior staf!”she said. “Very well Addison !” Irina said.
“Well you sound crankier then normal mr. Gioto!”piper said. “Well mark the idea of space hippies. Science and technology has alowed us to solve a lot of problems. No it is not the end all be all but i don’t want to go back!”gioto said.
“Not all edenites want civilizations to go back!” Irina said. “I take it some do?”dassale asked. “Some lt. Not the mojority!”irina said.
“Addy i believe i have found the palmyra. “Pitkarin said. “Irina vincent you know your job. Lets get it done!”Addison said. The ship headed for the palmrya.
End of part two
“We have an incoming vessel. Private vessel s.s palmyra. “The science officer said.
“Hail the vessel!” The commadore ordered. The com officer sent the message. “They are responding!” The com officer said.
“On screen!” The commidore said. The view screen fliped on.”this is commidore robert wesly in command of the Lexington,by order of the federation council you must remain in the qarentine zone. Please retern to one of the planets inside the zone. ” The commidore said.
“Commidore. None of our crew are infected by the great blight. We are perfecly healthy. Please let us resume our mission. “The civialian in command said.
“I’m sory. No one under any circumstance is to leave the qarentine zone. This is a class one medical emurgentcy. “Wesley said.
“We must be alowed to resume our quest. ” The owner said. ” People have tested negitive for the viris and then have surcombed to it. We barely understand this thing. It is vital you coperate with qarentine procedues. “Wesley said.
“Vessel is moving towards us and the potrol fleet!”the science officer said. “Stand down palmyra! “Wesley ordered.
“We can outrun this hurbert!” A blond male said. “That may not be a wise course of action !”a vulcan female said. “We canot reach these herberts!” The male said. The leader decided to tempt fate.
“Vessel is atempting to flea!” The science officer reported. The vessel went to warp. It went towards one of the smaler vessels.
“Palmyra! Stand down return to port. You are dangerusly close to violating qaurentine ordee. Back off and we will forget this whole incident. ” Wesley said
“We follow a law higher then herburts law!”the leader said. The seven abored agreed. The vessel came at the scout ship.
“Authorise the uss Magellan to fire a warning schot off there port bow!” Wesley said. “Aye sir!’the com tech said.
The Magellan fired phasers off there port bow. The vessel did not flinch. “Vessel is stil on course!” The science officer reported.
The civilian ship apeared to have ploted a colision course right for the u.ss Magellan. It used the ships shields to propel the ship away from the potrol fleet.
“The palymra is gone!” The science officer said. “Where did they go? “Wesley asked. “They could not have been destroyed!”the first officer said.
“Found them. They are out of the qarentine zone! ” the science officer said. They went to warp.
“I lost them again ! They used some kind of scrambling device!” The science officer said. “Great we could have typhoid mary on our hand. “Wesley said. “Mayby they are not infected!” The com officer said. “You have not seen this virus in action lt. I have and it is not prety. “Wesley said.
“We cannot persue them. We are technicaly in the qarentine zone. We cannot go after them. Inform star fleet command. Its up to addy now!” Commadore Wesley said.
End of part one.
“Who are you?” Elizabeth asked.”my name is grozern. I am an itanite!”he said. “Your species died out thousands of years ago! Even that is just legend!” She said.
“Not quite! Our home world was destroyed. A remnent was spared that fate. An unknown race has moved species in order to preserve them. “He said.
“Is this your new home world?” Liz asked. “No! It is not. It is an outpost. We are observing. Colecting data. This is one of many. We keep a low profile. “He said.
” Why did you not contact ne right away?”she asked. “The last time we contacted humanity was during the time that European colonest were upending native land in north ans south america. We had no idea what you were like now!” Grozen said.
“What of miranda? The goodness i have seen in her should tell you something !” She said. “She has been amoung us more then with your people ! I have scaned your mind. I see that you and your federation is something we can work with. I have sent a message to your star fleet ! The enterprise is on its way to pick you up. “He said.
“Then they are alive!”liz said. “They said the same thing about you! “Grozen said. “What about the Klingon ?” She asked. “We can handle that. As i said erlier we are keeping a low profile these days. This planet has unusual capibilities. We will be using them. when the dust settles,we will contact your people!”grozern said.
“We know this is a difficult time for your federation. Your security codes were compromised. You will endure. We are not ready to come out if hiding,someday we will!” Katzune said.
“Are you on your own or do you have contact with the preservers?”she asked. ” That is a discussion for another time! I have a letter for your captain. A down patment if you will on a future allience. “Grozern said.
” I do have one request. Take miranda with you!” Kitek said. “I want to stay with you. This is my home!”she said. “You need to be with your own people ! You have had to grow up too fast. You need to be a child for a while. We will see eachorther again. I promise!” Grozern said. She huged him.
Kor and his team were on the move. Suddenly they were beamed off of the planet. They were back on the ship.
“What is this?” Kor said. ” Sir we are in orbit of qonos!” Korzok said. “How is that possible ?”kor asked.
“Sir the sansor datta for the few days! Its gone!” Korzok said. “How can that be? “Kor asked. “I don’t know!” The science officer said. “It is not just the sansors,every thing ,logs journal,reports gone. We have no record of the last few days!” Korzok reported.
” What is going on?” Khas asked.”i wish i knew!” The commander said. ” i doubt this was star fleet. I think something else might have been at work on that planet. “Korzok said. “Perhaps ! I will keep my eyies oppen. I will be watching ! “Kor said. “As will i my lord!” Korzok said.
” Elizabeth ! You are very troubled.”grozern said. “I still don’t know how i got hear. I can’t remember the last few days. These visons i have been having ! “She said.
“You were subjected to a Klingon mind shifter! They removed the last few days from your mind! It is a common techneque by the Klingon. Unfortunately even our technology is unable to restore memories removed by Klingon mind shifters. “He said.
“Why me? I am a physchologest who is on her first deep space mission. I hardly seam like a target of interogation by the Klingon !” She said.
“I don’t have those answers Elizabeth. You do have high esp. I would avoid the energy barier. Every one should. They call it a barier for a reason. You especially !” Grozern said.
“Those images! What were they?”she asked. ” there are paralel realities. You got a glimpse into one of those realities. It does not have to impact this one. “He said.
” I see!”she said. “The future is unwritten !”grozern said. ” I know that. I will try!” She said. “Good!” He said.
She and miranda walked around the forest. ” Enterprise to danner!” The officer said. “Are you in orbit?” She asked. “Afirmitive doctor ! “The officer said. “Two to beam up!” She said. She and miranda were beamed up to the enterprise.
After the enterprise left orbit. The planet vanished. It was like it was never there. Where it went,no one knew. They would be back.
End of part 7
Liz and miranda held hands as they ran from the Klingons. The Klingon eforts to capture the two seamed to be thawted. Liz was not going to take any chances. The two ran like there was no tommorow and liz feared that there might not be.
They ran and ran. Liz was so woried. She was determined. She let her determination overwhelm her. It seamed to be working.
Kor got a report. “What is this place?”kor asked. “It is a highly unusual planet my lord!” The science officer said. “I suspect that this planet may have been some kind of base for one of the old empires. The empire is gone,perhaps the race that built is is gone as well but perhaps the technology remains. ” Kor said.
“I have wondered that myself. “The science officer said. “This world is a marval. I believe that the secrets of this world could greatly benefit the klingon empire. If we could conqur it. Learn its secrets. It could be a potent wepon in our quest to be a force in the universe! ” The Klingon commander said.
“I believe that girl may be in control of the planet. Perhaps the planet interfaces with her!”karzok said.
“Your teling me a female child is in control of masive power?”kor asked. “Perhaps ! It is a just a suposistion at this point my lord.i suspect that this is true. I know you want to capture dr. Danner. This planet may be a bigger targ to capture!” Karzok said.
“I want both. I want this world but i must have Elizabeth danner as well! “Kor said. Karjok disagreed but would not challenge his commanding officer. A man with a lot of power.
The two stoped after walking for some time. They decided to rest. “So have you been hear on this planet all your life?”liz asked.” I was born hear! “She said. “There was just your parents? How did they get hear? Where were they from?” Liz asked. “They did not say. I asumed that they were always hear but i don’t know!”miranda said.
“This is quite a mystery! Nothing seams to add up. The more answers i get,the more questiones pop up ! I am runing out of answers but not questiones. ” She said.
“This planet is perfectly normal to me. This has been my home. I look at it differently then you do. I simply know it is hear!”she said.
“If this planet is not magic,if it is technology. The Klingon will try to capture it. They will try to figure out its secrets. If this was some kind of base for an alien race that may or may not exist. “Liz said.
After a while they walked more. Then they rested. They had no idea where they were going but they knew they had to keep moving.
Kor came towards them. “I come unarmed. I wish to talk! “He said. “If your hear under a flag of truce,that meens you can’t defeat us but are not wiling to give up. Either your staling or your hoping to score a victory another way!” The little girl said.
” you have got me perplexed i will admit that. I don’t know how to overcome it. You are far from the federation. You are one person. You have a wrecked shartle. You are far away from help. Perhaps we should not be enemies. “Kor said.
” kor your not a man of peace.your a pragmitist only when you have to. Your untiment goal is to bring glory to the empire and your hournor. “Liz said.
“Yea that is all true. I may not be able to subdue you for the moment but even with the suport of this planet you canot outlast me foever. Your playing a game you won’t win! You help me i will contact star fleet. Have you returned to the federation.” Kor said.
“Kor! I won’t help you. You will defeat me without my help. “She said. “The fact is i will defeat you Elizabeth !” Kor said. “Kor i am not going to help you.i won’t turn my back on the federation or star fleet. “Liz said.”you know who you are! You know the ugliness that reside inside you. You fear exposing it. You know its inevitable !” Kor said.
” I will give you 30 of your minutes. I believe human’s call it lead time! I would start moving if i were you” he said. He left. They started moving.
They kept moving. Sure enough the klingons kept there word. They attacked. Sudenly they felt themselves enveloped by a transporter like beam.
They found themselves in another place.liz guesed that she was in another place.she beleved that she was still on the planet. The door opened. “Dr. Elizebeth danner! “An alien said. ” Hello grozern!”miranda said. “Hello miranda.”the alien male said.
End of part six
Liz ran to find miranda. “Miranda we have to get out of hear!” Liz excalmed. She grabed her hand and they ran for the door.
The Klingon stormed the home. The two ran outside. One of the Klingons spoted them. “Run like you have never run before !”liz told her. She agreed. The two held hands and ran as fast as they posibly could.
The Klingon ran . They ran very fast. They both ran like there lives depended on it because it did. They found a hiding spot. Liz instructed to not make a sound. Liz hoped to wait him out. After that she had no idea.
They could not outrun them foever. They were two agest 15 plus they had a ship in orbit. A battle crusher with a crew of about 400,the same as the crew compliment of a constitution class vessel.
Liz tried not to think about that right now. One thing at a time. She had to protect miranda and herself. Right now the name of the game was to endure. She had to keep going. She could not give up or give in. She just had to persivere.
They hid under tries. They did not make any moves whatever. The Klingons began to patrol the forest hoping to find the two. So far they did not have much luck. Liz hoped that she could endure just long enough.
They stayed in the same area for a few hours. The Klingon were just as maticulous as the liz and the little girl was. They eventually moved on and went to another area. They stil waited just in case.
Then after not hearing any one,they decided to keep moving.they did so very qietly. They moved slowly but determined.
They made it quite a distence. They moved non stop for a few hours then stoped. They sat down. “I’m sory to get you caught up in all this! You are a kid. This has nothing to do with yoy. If it was not for me,you would be fine. “Liz said.
“Your sad arnt you liz?” Miranda said. “I am. Your very perceptive. I am just woried. My ship is gone,i don’t know where the crew is. I have no memory of what happened. The Klingon are after me and i don’t know why. Its driving me crazzy!”she said.
“Your afraid that your ship was destroyed and that your crew is all dead!”Miranda said. “You don’t miss a beat. Yes your right! “She said.
“Its more then that?”the little girl said. “What do you meen?”liz asked. “You feared you killed them?”she said. “Why would you say that?”liz asked. “You did not liz. Your a good person !”she said.
“The night mere! In it i am on the enterprise. I am on the bridge. The captain, its not addison but someone else. I don’t recognize him. Dr. Piper is there. Some i recognize some i don’t. I borded the enterprise from the el deberen colony. I borded the enterprise when it lunched. I think that i am seing images from a paralel universe mayby. I don’t know. It does not make any sense. “She said.
“If it is from a paralel universe,why worry about it?”miranda asked. “I am in esence the same person. The same factor that exist in that reality do hear as well. “Liz said.
“What happens in these night meres?”Miranda asked. she tried to remember. She saw images. She tried to focus. They flooded her.
“We were on the edge of the galaxy. Well what we had explored. We discovered an energy barier. I was injured. So was another crewman. I think he was the first officer. We both have high extra sensory perception. The barier made us stronger. Absolute power corupted absolutely. ”
” the man tried to take over the ship. I refused to listen. I joined him against the crew. In the end i turned against him. I died stoping him. “She said.
“Liz it does not have to be this way. That reality does not have to be this end. Change your destiny. Live in this reality. ” She said
“I will try! “She said . “Good!” The girl said. They stayed in the woods for a while. Then they started moving.
The Klingon did not give up either. They searched in a grid like paturn. They kept going. One of the teams found them. The two ran.
They ran until they were totally out of breath. They fell to the ground. A Klingon neared them. A pole from the ground rose up.the Klingon was traped.
Another Klingon ran to them. The Klingon was schot up by some kind of lazer from the ground. The two moved on. What was this planet? What was going on? This whole thing was just getting stranger and stranger. She had a feeling that it was not over yet. It had only just begun. Before this was over,it would get even more strange.
End of part five
“I have her location !”the Klingon weapons officer said. “Target her location and fire. Now we finish this!”kor said.
The gunner aquired the target. Then he hit the fire button. The disruptor canon fired.
The disruptors were repeleed. The ship had to dodge the weapons fire. The ship fell back. “Report!”kor ordered.
“The disruptor fire was somehow repelled! “The guner said. “How is that possible ?”the Klingon captain asked. “They must have some kind of anti mistle shield in place!” The science officer said.
“This is a primitive planet with one native life form abored. How is that possible ?”kor asked. “I do not know!”the science officer replied. That was a dangerous thing for a Klingon officer to say but it was the truth. ” I will not abandon this persuit! Prepare a bording party khas! Kor said. “Aye sir!”the first officer said.
“Excellentcy i do not recconend using the transporter! If they have anti mistle defense system,they may be able to stop transporting!”the science officer said.
“Very well! Prep the shartle. I will command it ! Khas take charge !”kor said. “Yes commander!”khas said.
On the planet liz saw the images.they were just as vivid yet they stil made little sense. As mysterias as that was even more so how she got hear. How did she get on that shartle? Why were the Klingons after her? Where was the enterprise?
She decided to go down stairs. “Hay i woundered when you would wake up!”miranda asked. “I stil wish i knew what was going on. I wish i knew why the Klingon were after me. We have not had any contact with them on our missions. They have standing orders to oppen fire on all federations vesels!” She said.
“You stil don’t remember anything about how you got hear?” The girl asked. ” Not a thing!” Liz said.
” you may have blocked it out! “She said. “You sound like a psiciatrist!”liz said. “Is it possible the enterprise was destroyed! ” she asked. “I considered that. Why i was the only one abored? If the Klingon destroyed the enterprise. Surely a shartle would be no match for them. None of this makes sense!” Liz said.
“Mayby in time it will come back to you!”miranda said. “I really hope so. This is really buging me. “Liz said. “Understandible!”the little girl said.
She decided to go outside after diner from the replicator. The wraether was nice out. The sun was shining with a nice breaze. She just wanted answers.
The shartle left the hanger bay of the d7 battle crusher. The vessel ploted a course to the serface.
The vesel neared the planet.”.beginning discent!” The pilot said. The vesel started its discent.”we have incoming !”the co pilot said. “Fall back! Fall back!”The commander said. The craft tried to veer away from the mistle. The scout craft bearly misshed the impact.
“This planet has serface to space anti space craft technology !”the commander said. The craft
“What is this world ?” The science officer karjok asked.”i don’t know but i intend to fight out! Get me khas!”kor said.
The Klingon war ship assumed a defensive stance. The shartle went to the planet. The serface to space mistle fired the mistle.the Klingon ship fired on the mistle. The shartle atempted to slip in. The shartle was discending.
The crusher continued to draw there fire. The craft discended. The shartle was able to get pass the mistle. The shartle had suscefully made it to the planet.
Kor had no idea if he could get off the planet but one thing at a time. This planet posesed secrets. Secrets that could give a tactical advantage to any who posessed it. He would have it. He would also have dr. Danner as well.
The crew left the craft. “Do you have her coordinances?” Kor asked. “Yes i do. This way!” Karzok said. The captain and the team folowed the science officer.
The planet reminded her of earth. It was peaceful. She wanted to be back on the enterprise. She was woried that the enterprise was destroyed. SHe feard addy and the rest of the rest of the crew was dead.
She heard a noise. She saw them coming. “Klingon s!” She said. She ran inside. “Miranda we got to get out! “Liz said. They ran to the other side of the house.
End of part four
The craft began to discend to the planet. The craft went into a free fall. The craft fell at a rapid rate. It roled upside down and back several times.
Eventually it fell to the ground. It noise hit botom. There was a smal explosion. The shartle crashed.
Elizabeth danner saw the images again. She saw the bridge of the enterprise. She saw dr. Piper. She saw the captain she did not recognize.
She saw the senior officer. The man who betray the c.o. the man who would betray them all.
She saw the battle on the mystery planet. She saw herself on the wrong side. Then she saw herself turning on the the officer who seemed to be mutating. Then it ended with her death.
She woke up. She screamed at first. “Your ok !” A vioce said. Daner had no idea where she was. She saw that she was in a bed room . She was in a bed. The room looked like it was a cotege.
“Where am i?” Liz asked. ” Your about a mille away from the crash site!” “The vioce said.” Crash site?” Liz asked.
“You were in a shartle? It crashed. I think you were under atrack! “She said.
The image came into focus. It was a little girl. She seamed to be anywhere from 9 to 12.”attack ! “She said.
She thought it over. Now she remembered. “Yes ! Now i remember ! I was in the enterprise. I went to bed. I woke up a shartle. I was under attack by the Klingon. I was hit. I thought i was a goner. I made it?”she asked.
” You were banged up but you were not in too bad of shape!” The little girl said. “Ok! “She said.
“Your still a little confused arnt you?” The girl said. “I am Very confused! The questiones just keep growing! “She said.
“I’m miranda!” The girl said. “Elizabeth !” She said.
“It is good to meat you Elizabeth !” Miranda said. “How old are you?” She asked. “11!” She asked . “Are you human?”liz asked. “Yes i am! What else would i be?” Miranda asked.
“I thought mayby you were an alien asuming human form ! “Liz said. “No i am as i apear!”the child said. “You act very mature. At least in the brief time i have known you!” Liz said.
“I thought i had a good imagination! At least you did not acuse me of being a targ!”the little girl said.
“Where is your parents?”liz said. “They are dead! My farther died a year ago. My mom died four mouths ago. “She said.
“How did you get hear?” Liz asked. ” my grandperents came hear. They were private people ! They wanted to be left alone!”she said.
“How did i get hear?” She asked. “You walked hear. I gues. I saw you a ways off. I helped you hear. You have no memory of that?” She asked. “No. Are there no one else hear?” Liz asked. “Just you and i!” She said.
She got up. “You should rest. You have been though a lot!”she said. “Your probably right!” She said.
She got back into bed. She decided to rest for a bit. “How did you servive?”she asked . “I have a replicator! Besies there are hurbs,buries, my perents set me up well just in case. My perents thought of every thing!” She said.
“Why did they not want to be around people ?” Liz asked. “I don’t know. They never said. They were a bit secritive!” The girl said.
“Do you have acess to a comm unit?” Luz asked . “My perents did not believe in it. They did not want to talk to any one!” The girl said. “I see!” The doctor said. “I will let you rest. I will check on it in a bit!”the girl said. The little girl left. She closed the door.
Liz was confused. She was tired. She decided to try to figure this all out later After she felt more rested.
In orbit,the klingon ship held position. “Captain ! I am detecting debree on the planet. I am also detecting aditional life sign! ” the. Tactical officer said. “She servived the attack ?” Kor said. ” It would apear so! “The tactical officer said. “Find her exact location !” The Klingon commander ordered. “Yes sir!”the gunner said.
End of part two