“Audry,send the specs for the irina,kyile fire wall to the federation ships we know are stil loyal to the fleet. Then have them head for kaleb sector. We will stage at kaleb four. “Addison said.
“Sending now captain !”lt. Palmer said. “Set course for kaleb four dassale!” Addison ordered. “You got it!” Dasale said. He layed in the course. The ship was off.
“I like this idea! I like your plan.i am inclined to go along with your plan. I would like a favor!”the andorian ilsik said.
“Alright , what is it?” Kahn asked.”i want to govern andoria. I want to be given control of andoria under you of course. “Ilsik said.”i think we can work something out. You would be an excellent vice roy,emparor of andoria!”kahn said. He smiled.
After a prolonged conversation the x inmates signed on to his plan. They pledged loyalty to kahn. Then the meating was ajurned. Every one got up from the desk. They began to disperse.
Alison went over to kahn. “I had time to observe ilsik. Don’t turn your back on him for a second !” Alison said. “I agree. I had that feeling myself. I will do just that!”he informed her. She nodded.
“Several ships are on there way to the randevez point including the Lexington !”lt. Palmer said.
“The Lexington ! Commadore Wesley’s ship! “Addison said. “Is there a problem ?”liz asked. “No i gues i should have expected it. “Addison said.
“It is a good thing is it not? We should have the best against kahn!”yeoman smith said. “Yes your right!” Addison reaplied. Addison tried to contain her aprehension but she did feel that way. Many picked up on it. Some did not.
Alison underwent reconstructive sergery using a methoud developed by a scientist using eugenics. She wanted her apearence restored. She had been very atractive by human standerds. That was before her acident. Now she would have it back.
“Did it work?”Alison asked as she woke up. A nurse got a mirror. She looked at it. She started to cry. It was her. The her she remembered. She was very pleased.
The door opened,jouquin entered. He was taken aback by her new apearence. He could never get pass the plasma scars. He believed in the neq order,there should be no imperfections. He was glad she decided to go though the alterations. “Mis crenic! Kahn wishes you to join him for diner!”he said. “I would love to!” She said. “Excellent i will let him know!”jouquin said.
“Captain’s log,the ships not efected by the device designed to take over any ship,are ariving at the randavez site. I am sheduling a meating of the starship commanders to discus the mission specifics. I have requested a private meating with the commander of the Lexington. The other commanders have the rank of captain but bob Wesley is a commadore and outranks me. I will have to tread lightly but be determined!”
“Hello bob. Cookies they are chocolate chip?”Addison asked. He took one. “This is delicious !”he said. “I baked them myself !”she said.
“I see. You are a bit of a conundrum Addison ! “Wesley said.”moi?”she asked. He laughed. “You were captain of phaser rifle team at the academy. You played on pherise square scraid. You have a bit of a tom boy persona yet you seam to be girlie as well. You ware dress uniform not pants. Your rumored to have a tedy bear colection as well!” Wesley said.
Addison laughed. “I am dynamic !”she said. “So what is the nature of this chat?”Wesley asked. “Well! Bob it was the enterprise that sucesfully stoped kahn’s initial gambit. The enterprise imobolized the clark’s sumit! The enterprise crew came up with the fire wall. The enterprise should head up the task force. I should command the task force!”she said.
“Your trying to butter me up. “Bob said. “Bob the isues are too big for a turf war within the fleet. I should command. “Addison said. “Is this personal. Against kahn! Against Alison ?”Wesley said. “Have you ever known me not to be professional bob?”she asked. “No i have not. “Wesley said. “I know how to beat kahn! I understand how he thinks. I know his weakness. Kahn has to be stopped. We are running out of time!” Addison said.
Commadore Wesley said. “I am not used to playing second fidle.your right. You should command the task force. I will defer to you.”he said.
“Thank you. This is important to me. I have to do this!”she said.”i believe you will suceed!”Wesley said.
She got dresed waring a ball gowan. She was escorted to kahn’s qurters. “You look very beutiful!”kahn said. “Thank you khan!”she said. He invited her to sit.
“So when earth is conquered,where will your capital be?” She asked. “I have not decided. I have given it a lot of thought. I am partial to new dehli or Punjab but sanfrancisco or paris are the most logical !”he said.”you could have operationl capital in paris and sanfrancisco. New dehli could be a cerimonial capital. ” Khan said.
“I like it. I must confes i don’t know about this transporter thing.McPherson asures me its safe. I stil don’t know!”he said. “I asure you,you have nothing to wory about! ” Alison said.
“We are going to create a better world a better universe. “Khan said. “I believe your the man to do it! “She said.
“I believe that the forces of conformity will soon trying to challenge us. I am ready to meat that challenge !”khan said. ” As am i ! “She said.
“I know you are!”he said. “I preceve that captain mccomic and you have a history .”he said.”you are quite perceptive kahn. She was my best friend. She sacrificed me to save her own skin. While i sufered in agony,she became a starship captain. She got maried had kids. All the things i wanted to do. She never wanted a family. Hear she is she has it all and i have nothing ! I have not forgiven her for that. Perhaps i should !”she said.
“The scales will be weighed. For opress us will answer for there deads. Have you read plato’s republic?”he asked . “No but i am familar with its content. I asumed that you want to set up a society run by the elete. “Alison said.
“I was made to rule. First by breading then by traning. I believe that it is my destiny. What do you see as your destiny Alison ?”he asked.
“I don’t think that i have one. Before the acident,i wanted to go on advantures,see the universe,meat interesting people,now i don’t know. Beyond revenge on Addison ,i am not sure i have any goals. “Alison said.
“You have so much potential Alison. If i am to be a prince once again,you should bea princes!” Kahn said. “I have not felt that way in a long time. “Alison said. “It is time for that to change. “Kahn said.
“You believe you can bring down the federation. You believe that you can impose your kind of order on the galaxy ?” She asked. “It won’t be easy. Maintaning it may be harder then conqering I welcome the struggle. I love a challenge !” He said. “You are a remarkable man!”she said. “You are remarkable as well!” He said.she was not so sure.
“All ships are standing by at your command!” Lt. Palmer reported. “Order all ships to leave orbit! “Addison ordered. The com officer sent the order. The ships in the vanguard left orbit of the planet. “All vesel have left orbit ! ” sotril reported.”have you located the ships circumvented by kahn?”Addison asked. “I have. I have sent the coordinates to lt. Palmer and mr. Dassale. “Sotril said. Both palmer and dasale anounced that they had the coordinates. On Addison’s orders,the coordinents were sent to the rest of the fleet. Then dasale set course. The fleet headed for the rougue fleet.
“Excellentcy! A star fleet task force is heading straght for us!”jouquin reported. ” plot an intercept course for them. I look foward to this engagement!”kahn declared. The two fleets headed towards eachorther.
“The rougue fleet is heading right for us.”sotril reported. ” they know that we are coming. “liz said. “Good! We won’t go qietly. We won’t just give up! “Addison said.
The fleet finally neared eachorther. The ships loyal to kahn fired first. Addison gave the clearence to return fire.
Kahn was thriled. Sence he woke up from cyro sleep ,he earned to conquer once again. He needed a perpose again. Now he had it. He hada struggle ,a cause. He could not be hapier.
The enterprise was hit by the uss constilation. The shields held together. The enterprise returned fire on the constilation. Then uss ajax a frigate conductes a dive bomb raid on the enterprise.
The enterprise was unable to return fire on the ajax. It was too munerable. The ship was too good.
“Addison ! Many of the ships are runing on a skeliton crew or unmaned!”kyle reported. “They must be linked to the constilation!” Marvic said. “Methuselah! They must be using methiselah!” Daystrom commented. “Can you find a way to jam the link?” Addison asked. “Working on it!”gioto said.
The battle so far was a stalemate.neither side had gained any ground. Both sides were holding there own.
Those not esential to the battle worked on finding a way to jam the signal. Gioto was a security expert. He was also a weapons expert. He knew security system. Kyile was an expert on engines,transporters and helm. He looked at this from the stand point of an engineering stand point. Dr. Daystrom and marvic looked at it from a technical stand point.
So far the ajak was a formidable advasary. It had made life for the star fleet very uncomfortable. The vessel did not have a crew. It ran totally on autimation.
The crew believed they had found a way to jam the methuselah. They sent it. Suddenly the ships with automated crew stoped being conbative. Ships with a small contigent strugaled to keep going.
“The jaming davice is holding!” Sotril reported. “Mantain fire!”Addison ordered. The enterprise fired on uss exciter. The exciter fired back.
The star fleet had no idea of what ships were automated or manned. The battle was stil in full swing.
“Get the fleet back!”khan incisted. “I am trying ‘”joiquin said. “Try harder dawn you!”khan declared.
The uss pokahuntas had a skelitan crew. The uss lexington was able to take out there shields. The pokahuntas started to retreat.
“The pokahuntas is in retreat!” McPherson said. “How dare they! Target the pokahuntas! Fire!”kahn said. The bridge crew was horified. They followed the order. The ship exploded.
“Kahn meens business !”liz said. “Indeed he does!” Addison said. The enterprise was hit. It was the exciter. The enterprise fired back.
The uss richmond,a ship under the command of a khan aly was nutrilized. The ship lost its shields and weapons. The ship tried to colide with the uss triconderago. The ship was destroyed by uss Belgrade.
Khan’s fleet was faling apart. Some were destroyed. Some ships surendered. “Only three vessels remain active !”McPherson said. “I will not give up! We will withdrawl. Atempt to regroup!” Kahn said.
“They are atempting to withdrawl!”sotril said. “Oh no you don’t. Your not leaving without our ships and crew! This ends now. Persue those ships. “Addison ordered.
End of part six