Nues chapter four

Planet Romulus
Capital city ki bartan
Doctor kalera ridert was interested in fashion. Manny professionals in romulan society were more utuliterien. Not kalera. She enjoyed styling her hair.  “Incoming message!”the computer said. “On screen!” she said
“Hello. I was just getting ready to head for the ministery!”she declared. “The preator wants you at the Senate complex. “Deputy minister kortal said .”what’s going on ?”she asked. “You will be briefed when you arrive. This is priority one . “her superior said
She had no idea what was going on.she knew that it was big.it had to be. It did not mean that necessarily. The current preator was a but of a drama queen. To him a paper cut was an intergalactic emergency. She had a feeling this was an actual emergency.
She Beemed to the Senate complex. She showed her I’d card to the porter. The porter let her in.she was escorted to the office of the preator.
The preator had his official office inside the Senate complex.he had the office he used in a nearby street.if he was using the official office,this must be a real emergency.
She saw the preator’s  chief of staff. “Ahh good. I assume that you heard the rumors of the mass targeting the Klingon empire!”dravet said.
“Yes I have . it is true then?”she asked. “We are not certain but it is likely that it is. The mass has appeared on the edge of our space. “He said.
She Was briefed by the preator’s aid.then she was brought into the office of the man who although he was third in line he was the defacto leader of the empire. Her grandfather used to say that the preator was the only person who mattered.
She saw the preator. Preator jihall was a former admiral,diplomat and member of a prominent family. In the room was members of his staf.she saw the proconsul ,the defense minister,and the chairman of the telshiar.
“Preator I know what minister terikiv is thinking but the tholien is not involved. “She said. “You are blunt !”the intelligence chief said.
Terikiv was new as top spy chief.he was an unusual pick. He was not a field agent.he had been an anylist.he was a bureaucrat.what humans called a been counter. The rumor were that he had all the dirt and they decided rather them deal with him,they pernoted him and made him a senator.
“I don’t like idle chit chat chairman . the tholien vessel did not do this. While I don’t like them being hear. He was not involved.
“You expect me to believe that they were not involved?”the spy chief said. “The tholien are enigmatic .I suspect they probably know more then we do. I an not convinced that they caused all this. “She informed her superior.
“Where do you think it came from ?”senator terlerna asked. “I suspect perhaps from another dimensions. I wish to travail to the sight of the mass. “She said.
“We can arange  that. “The Senate pro consul said. “Excellent. I will keep me informed.”the doctor informed him.
Elba two
Dr. Elizabeth  daner was informed of star fleet’s decision as well as her orders. She was a star fleet officer but was inactive. She had been reactivated. She did not want to face Addison. She trusted her and she failed her.
She asked the gourd to lower the force field. “Addison I assume you were informed?” Liz asked. “So I am not nuts?”addy asked. “Well I don’t know about  that but your not delusional about the mass! Star fleet wants to debrief you. I get to be your chaperone !”she said.
“Bet you love that one?”Addison remarked. “You have no idea ! I Will muddle though somehow. “Liz said.”I Will try to go easy on you. Key word try.”Addison said .”ok. Look addy I’m sorry I did not believe you. “She said.
“Its ok. If I was in your place I would not have believed me. I understand. I really do. “She said .
Liz Noticed that her communicator was beeping. “This is Dr. Dahner !”she said. “This is the federation frigate Athena. Stand by to transport. ” the voice said. “Time to go addy!”she said.
In the cramped transporter room the two emerged. “Welcome to the Athena. I’m lt. Marea bolt. I will bring to the task force. “She said. “Your in star fleet. Last I knew you owned your own freighter. Star fleet was afraid you were involved in illegal smuggling?” Addison said. “Ok so I served time In tentulous. I was rebilitated and not harry I’d rehabilitated. I made a mistake. “She said.
“I am glad I was wrong. Star fleet hoped you would rejoin the service. I am glad you have.” Addison said .”sorry you have to go to the neutral zone in a scout ship but it Was all we could spare. “Bolt said. “It is fine!”Addison said.
Romulin bird of prey
Bridge
“Now entering the x zone !” the pilot said. “Drop out of warp. “Kinera said. “We are at all stop!”the pilot said. “Begin scan !” kinera ordered.
“So far we are at a safe distance. That will not last. It is continuing to expand !”the science officer said.
“Sir ! I have something else. I have found the tholien ship. It has one occupant!” a seconds science officer reported.
“Pilot plot an intercept course. I want that ship in a tractor beam.”the doctor said.
The bird of prey went at high warp.it swooped down at the ship. The ship was trapped in the tractor beam. “We have the ships attention.”the doctor ordered.
The single occupant was Beemed to a decontamination chamber. The doctor arrived with several guards. “”Why have you captured me!”the creature said. “You activated that object. You are killing our space!”she remarked. “Mistaken you are !”the alien said.”you insist that it was not you?”karia asked. “I.. Did not do this!”the creature declared.”why were you hear?”a centurion asked.”I was hear to investigate the phynomina. “The tholien said. 
Office of the commander
“The tholien embassy claims that doctor xhivek is on it’s on. “The proconsul emack said. “Do we believe him?”the doctor asked.”I don’t know. The tholien are always up to something. “The proconsul said. “Excellently  if he or whatever  Investigating this thing. It could provide invaluable research!”she commented.
“What are you suggesting?”the preator asked. “Lets compare notes with the tholien. As my farther said distrust but trust!”she said. “Are you really suggesting we partner with a tholien?”the defense minister asked. “If the doctor is not with the tholien government then it is an informal consultation. I want that sansor datta.  I don’t think it will just give it to me!”kalera said.
“The telshiar has no objection as long as you are careful not to share classified information. The doctor is your responsibility!”the telshiar chairman. She agreed.
Klingon space
Near the x zone
A ship used a holowgrid to mask it’s signature.so far it had worked. The ship mantaned course for the zone.
Bridge
“What?”a young female asked.”I can’t believe You talked me into this!”the man who seemed to be in charge said. “Come on Jim. You said you loved a challenge!”she said. “I did not quite mean sneaking into Klingon space. If we get too caught we get two choices,death or exile to aurora pentae. Awsome choices. “He said.
“I have a visual!” the science technicion said. “On screen!”both the women and man said. She apolozed. On the screen the mass was displayed.
“Oh my!”the young lady said. “Hold on ! Are we at a safe distance?”the man in charge yet. “For now. I would not stay hear for long!”the science tech said.
“Is it a life form?”she asked. “I cannot be sure. It does not appear to be artificially constructed. “The tech said
“If it is alive what is it’s purpose?”she asked. “Expansion it would seam. “The captain said. “Come on. Jim! what something does is not always what it is. “She declared. “I know that Carol!”he said.
“It is starting to expand again.we have to move to a safe distance!”the tech said. “Do it Lee!”he ordered. The ship moved out of the way. The vessel tried to get to a safe distance.
“It is trying to find a way around the protomatter !” the tech reported. “Jim! The rate of the expansion is growing. “Gary said. “We need to fall back more!”Lee said. “Verry well!”the captain ordered. The pilot moved the ship away at warp eight. The man in charge took it all in stride but the female was worried.
The ship kept on going. The mass was stil heading for them.”Jim I have an idea. I recommend an anti proton burst!”Carol said.”do you realize how much energy that will requure? “Gary said. “I don’t see any other choice Mitch!”she said. “Do it!”Jim said.
The ship tried to keep away as long as possible. Carol and Gary got to work on the burst.
When it was ready the ship emitted the burst .the the burst hit the mass. The burst stoped the mass. The ship moved away. The burst like the proto matter was only a temporary solution. The threat still was present.
End of chapter four
Notes
According to the novels,the preator is third in line but first in importance. The next in line is the proconsul. The preator was first mentioned in “balience of terror” the title was mentioned again almost thirty years later in ds9 and again in star trek nemesis.

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