“Captain’s log,the enterprise is traped in hostle space. We are up agest an advanced fleet. While the organians look human,it apears that there form is an ilision. There real form unknown. I cannot hope to defeat them militerily at present time or esape towarn the fleet. I am forced to acept a risky gambit. One with no promise of success !”
The baby was asleep . The boy said little. Miranda was qiet. Sotril was near the children. Gioto manned the helm. They waited for palmer’s go ahead.
“The enemy vessel is powering up weapons! “Alison reported. “So it begins!”ardvec commented. The ship fired on the warship.
Palmer sent a go ahead to the shartle. The phasers struck the flagship. The shartle pertended to drift into the explosion. The vesel went to its maxumum speed. Addison hoped they would make it. She might never know.
Addison knew she had to keep her head in the game. She owed it to her crew to be totally focused. She had an obligation to the entire crew. She would not let them down. She looked at ryian. She sumoned his strength.
The enterprise did minimal damage to the war ship. That was to be expexted. Two other ships tried to protect the flagship and fired on either side of the enterprise. Multiple parts of the ship were hit. The phaser fire caused the ship to rock back and forth. “Damage reported on several aft decks!”palmer said.”seal off those decks. Begin damage control proticals!”Addison ordered. “Sending now!”palmer reported.
The enterprise returned fire with phasers and photon torpedoes. The ship hit the.nearest vessel. The enteprise was hit from behind. “Transporter room 3 is off line!”kyile reported. A frigate fired. On the deflector dish. “Deflrctor dish off line!” Tim reported. The enterprise fired multiple voleys at several nearby ships.
At Alison’s advice,the warship hit what it needed to. The enteprise shield generator went off line.
“Our shields are off line!”tim reported. “Abandon ship! All hands!”Addison said. “Wait a minute!”dr. Piper said. “No argument mark! Look i need you to acess file 1616 pendora. “She ordered. “Alright !”he said. The bridge crew except for kyile and pitcarin left the bridge.
Ryian went over to her. He huged her and they kissed. “I love you more then you ever know !”Addison said. “I have a prety idea. Make it out alive add or i will find a way to kick your but,insorbidation or no!”Ryan said. “I will do my best!”Addison said.
Ryian huged her one last time then left the bridge. The ships kept firing. The crew began to flood into espae podes and shartles.
“They have begun evacuation !”an officer reported. “You were corect. She did fight till the biter end ” ardvec said. ” She won’t tand down. Now she will have no.choice !”Alison said. “Yes it seams she will!”ardvec said.
Suddenly the ship exploded. “They must have destroyed there own ship!”sporan said. “If there was survivors,they will warn there suporiors. We must perpare. We will have to strike soon. We do not have much time!”ardvec declared.
Dr. Piper,lt piper ran to the shartle craft capernicus. They found several orther crewman including ensign davis. They ran into the shartle.
They waited till the absolute last minute. Then dr. Piper gave the order to move out. “Take us out ensign davis!”dr. Piper ordered.the munuver was tricky. Takigawa had to triger the bay doors to open by acesing the shartle bays control by basically hacking in to the bay’s control. The bay doors opened. The shartle ran out. They wached the ship explode. The ship went to a safe distence from the ships.
“Are we heading to a star base?”tominson asked. “Negitive. I have special orders from the captain. I am feeding coordinates into the astrogator right now. Takigawa plot thosr coirdinates then mischa set course.”piper ordered. The pilot and co pilot set the course. The shartle was off.
“Do you think more go out?”mescha asked. “I definitely hope so but i don’t know. “Dr. Piper answered. He hoped more had. He had no idea.
The shartlw craft galalao had used the phaser fire to mask there presence. They had gone on inertia and thusters. They waited until they were at a safe distence and then went to impulse.
Miranda was in schock. Sotril tried to help her as much as she could. It was difficult for her to relate to children in general and human children in particular but she would have to learn. Soon she would give birth to a half human child. She would muttle though until she figured it out.
Lt. Commander gioto stayed focused on the task at hand. He piloted the ship. He was task oriented. He did not have much hobies. His qurters were prety sparten. Some have said he did not have much of a personality. For a voyage like this,sotril found it needful to have someone like him along for the ride.
“Anything ?”Wesley asked. “Not yet. “The science officer said. “Keep scanning ! “Wesley said. “Wait a minute. I have something. It is a shartlecraft. It is the galalao !”the science officer said.
“From enterprise?”the first officer asked. “Confirmed. “The officer at science reported. “Engage tractor beam! Bring that ship in!” The comadore ordered.
The shartle was tractered into the shartle bay. The commadore and a medical team flocked to the smal craft.
The shartle door opened,the team were greated by sotril.”commadore,i have all the pertent data hear and a message from Addison !”sotril said as she gave him a series of tapes. Wesley took the disk. The medical team looked over the ocupents.
“Get them to sickbay. We have much to discus!”Wesley said.”indeed we do!”sotril said.
The shartle capernicus headed to the planet that Addison sent dr. Piper to. The shartle neared the planet.
“What is this planet?”mescha asked. “It was mentioned by the organiens. They wanted it to be the capital of a peace keeping operation. The captain feels that it is inportent. Given there interest in it,she is probably right. “Dr. Piper said.
“I am detecting what apears to be a pre warp civilization. Really a pre industerial civilization. I would say it is comprible to mideval Europe!” Takigewa said.
“Are there any natural resources,anything of interest that could warent the interest on the part of the organians?”dr.piper asked. “Not that i can detect!”takigewa answered. “Set. Us down near the citty. We need answers!”piper said.
The shartle landed on the outdkirts of the town. The inhabitents watched the craft touch down. The shartle landed. Several walked towards the scout vessel.
The door opened,the shartle crew excited. A humanoid looking male walked over to them. There was a smal crowd but the man had three who seamed to be aides. One looked friendly but the orther looked stern.
“I’m…”piper started to say. “Dr. Mark piper chief medical officer of u.s.s enterprise. Yes i know. “The man who apeared to be in charge said.
“How do you know who we are?”yeoman Julianne milbary said. “I know many things. “He said. “Your telipathic!”Tomlinson asked. “After a fashion i supose. “The man said.
“You don’t seam to be suprised by us or our ships!”takigawa said.”you assumed we were primitive. We are aware of space traval. Well i have forgotten my manners. I am alyborne,this is my asociates trafane and claymare. Welcome to organia! ” he said.
To be continued.
Commadore Wesley a recurring character on star trek universe apeared in the original series episode, “the ultimate computor” he was played by bary russo who also played lt. Commander gioto.
Lt. Tomlinson was a torpedo specilist who apeared in “balience of terror” he was played by stephen mines. He also apeared in “intersteler law”
Mescha davis apeared in my star trek universe story,”interstellar law”
Alborne,trafane abd claymare apeared in erand of murcy.
I am a big fan of the poket book star trek novals. I am especially found of the new fronteer and vanguard series. I like how they created a sub universe inside the star trek universe. I wanted to do the same thing.
“Captain’s log,after discovering a secret tunel in space ,we have located the race behind Alison crenic. They call themselves the organians. They claim that they don’t like the way that humanoid life behaves and plans to subjugate them. First they will make the situation worse. Start wars and eventually a large war that will leave the galaxy in shambles. They will pick up the peices. ”
“I have come to the conclusion that the federation must fight this with every strength we can muster. I also know that this will be the hardest thing we have ever done. Time is not on our side. ”
“Your presence hear is quite a surprise. We did not anticipate that you would find us!”sporan said. “We had hoped to remain in the shadows. You have upset our time table considerably. “Uklan said. “It happens!”Addison said.
“You have forced us to revaluate our plans. We will have to ajust our time table. “Ardvec said.
“I see!”Addison said. “As you probably can gues,you are a liability. We are nit cruel people but we are determined. We canot let you leave and bring word of our program. We do not wish to kill or imprison you!”uklan said. “Our options are limited. We are wiling to negociate a non agreson pact with the federations. There is a planet near the borders between the federation ans Klingon empire. If you cede it to us to be a capital for our peace keaping operations. You agree to down grade your forces. In exchange we will privide protection for your fleet and teritories. “Ardvec said.
Addison knew she needed to stawl for time. She was forming a plan in her mind but it was a doosie. These were trying times.
“So what do we need to do?”Addison asked.”you will serve as a peace envoy. You will escort our envoy to earth to meat with the president to discus that non agreson ans friendship pact. “Ardvec said.
“Very well! I can see that we don’t have any chioce. The ascendence of the organians is inevitable. We must bloom how we are planted. I will need to get things ready. “Addison said.
“Of course. Make your preperations. I want to get underway quickly. We have much to do!”ardvec said.Addison thought to herself,”you have no idea!”
“You do know this is the craziest thing i have ever heard! “Lt. Kyile commented. “I agree. Given the curcumstances this seams to be the only thing that has even the remotest chance of working!”gioto said. “I know your right. It is stil prety out there!”kyile said. “I know. When addy sugested it ,i thought she was out of her mind. If course i thought that when she took command but anyways. I have come to trust her. This may be our only option. “Gioto said. “I know ! Do you think we can stop these people ?”Kyle asked. “We have to. The alternative is perpetual servutude. Something neither you,me or the captain will acept !”gioto said. He agreed.
Chief tacigawa activated the transporter controls. The senior staf emerged on the pad. “we are not really considering going along with this? “Yeoman smith asked. She was very confused. “Not a chance. I am certain he did not buy my little show. We are both playing the orther. Both of us knew it was empty bluster. He things he has the uper hand witch at present time he does. “Addison said.
“They will never let us get to warn the fleet!”dr. Piper said. “We can’t outrun them!”palmer said. “No we can’t. I am not going to sit by while an advanced race rampages though the galaxy.i have a plan. The ods of it working are slim but i see no other option!”she said. “What is this plan?”pitcarin asked. He was prety sure that he did not want to know. Then she told him. Then he knew he did not want to know.
“Alright lets get to it! We have a lot of work to do!”Addison said. The senior staf began to disperse.
“I regret that for our plans to work,she has to die. She is quite intreging!”ardvec said. “She does grow on you. I do admire her even though i also hate and despise every thing she stands for. “Alison said.
“Are all humans like her? Full of drive and tenacity ?”sporan asked. “Not all but manny. Expext to meat heavy recistence. You will be fighting star system to star system ,planet to planet,city to city to the last street corner! Humans will recist until they can’t!”Alison said.
“I like a challenge! I welcome the struggle we are about to embark on. This will be exciting no doubts about it!”ardvec exclaimed.
“She cannot posibly stop up! Will she wage a battle with us knowing she will lose?”uklan asked. “No she will wage a gurila war. A dirty war. Even that has little chance of working. Her people believe that better dead then be a slave. “Alison said. “Indeed !”ardvec said.
Qurters of sotril
“This is my updated will. Can i count on you to maje sure my wishes are met?”Addison asked. “You have my word!”sotril said. “Good. I hope it won’t be necessary but you never know !”Addison said. “I understand !”she said. “Thank you'”she said.”of course !”sotril said.
“Your sure it checks out?”tim mathews asked. “I checked and rechecked personaly!”kyile said. “That shartle has to run perfectly!”tim said. “I know. I asure you it is. I don’t have as much at steak as you do but i do have a steak in this. My reputation is at line. “Kyle said. “Your a professional . I am just a little rattled !”tim said. “I understand . We all are. “Kyle said.
Sotril and Addison entered the bridge. Sotril got some files from lt. Palmer. “That should be every thing. “The female Vulcan said. “Good luck sotril!”Addison said. “To us all! “Sotril said. Tim huged her. She wispered something in his ear. He watched her leave the bridge.she entered the turbo lift.the door closed.
Sotril teamed up with lt. Commander giito and the captain’s children. They headed to the shartle bay. They went inside the shartle. They waited.
“The simulation are not promising !”tim said. “I know. I see no orther option. If there was,i would go for it!”she said. “I know that!” Tim said. “Every thing is in place. We are as ready as we are ever going to be!”Kyle said.
“Adress intercraft!”Addison ordered. “Intercraft active. Ready !”palmer reported.
“Attention all decks! This is the captain! Sense i took command of the enterprise,i have asked for hard things. I have pushed and pushed. I am tough. I have done so because i knew that you were capible of it. I have never been dispointed. Today i am asking the most difficult. I wish i did not need to do this. This will be the hardest challenge we have ever faced. The fate of the universe is at steak. I have no doubt that you are the finest crew in star fleet!”she said.
She signaled to palmer to end the message. Palmer did so. “Chanel closed !”palmer anounced. “Order all decks to procede. May God help us all!”Addison said.
“Standing by!’tim said now maning the science consil. “Ryan! Target the lead ship. Once the target is aqired,mr. Dassale fire!”she ordered.
The ship fired a series of phaser blast on the organian vessel. The battle had begun.
End of part 6
” Captain’s log the enterprise has discovered some kind of doorway in space. Could it be an ancient tunel in space used by intergalatic pilgrims long ago?”
“While the prudent thing to do would have been to wait for the back up ships to arive,i believe we canot wait. I ordered the enterprise to go in”
On the captain’s order,ryian and dassale sent the ship inside. The enterprise went by warp into the vortex.
“We are inside !”sotril reported. “We are travelaling at astronomical speads!”kyile reported. “I have located an arpiture.” Sotril said. “Senr coordinants to navigation . Ry you know what to do!”Addison ordered. “You got it ad!”ryian said.
Ryan set the ship on course for the arpiture. Dasale engaged the warp drive. “On course!”dassale anounced.
The ship went at high warp for the arpiture. “We are in position .”sotril reported. “Gioto open it up!”Addison ordered. The security chief opened the arpiture. A large doorway in space had just become visible. “Take us in vince!”Addison ordered. The enterprise went inside the arpiture.
The vessel went inside the arpiture. The doorway acted like a sling schot. The vesel was schot across space. The ship stoped.
“Now at all stop!”dassale anounced. “I am detecting a fleet of ships. Ships are of an unknown design and configuration!”sotril said. “There are a lot of them!”dr. Piper said.”that is quite an undersatement mark!”gioto said.
“The vessels are heavaly armed.they had several canon that resemble phaser banks.they gave advanced shield grid!”sotril said.
“That ship is the enterprise! Its Addison’s ship!”she said. “You are well aqainted with the ship and the commander?”the alien captain asked. “All too well! She is ambicious but caucitious. We is not afraid to rush in where Angels fear to tread but only if she has a plan!”Alison said.
“What will her next move be?”the alien commander asked.”she knows she is outguned. She will want to evaluate you! Find your weekness. She believes in peaceful solutions. She is a warior if she has to be but she perfers a non violent solution. “Alison said.
“Excellent ! Hail her. Lets be friends !”the alien commander said. Every one knew what he ment by that. This included Alison.
“We are being hailed. It is the lead ship!”lt. Palmer reported.”they want to talk. “Addison said.”they could cut us down very easily. The fact they are not could be sugnificant !”Elizabeth said. “They want to know who they are. It may be a type of reconisance. Alright i’l byte. On screen !”Addison ordered.
Com oficer palmer activated the view screen. On the screen the image of the bridge of the alien ship was displayed on the view screen.
“Hello Addison !”Alison said.”we have got to stop meating this way. “Addison said. “I have been asked to convey greatings from the organiens. They want to invite you to there command ship. While there intentions may apear provocative ,they hope to convince you there intentions are benevolent !”she said.
“We hope to have peaceful coexistence with all races. I would like nothing else then to have friendly relations with these organiens as you call them!’Addison said.
“They want me to extend to you an invitation to come to there flagship. They are perparing a dinner in your hournor. In fact your entire senior staf is invited. “She said.
“I would be happy to attend!”she said. “Excellent ! We look foward to seing you!”she said. “As do i!”she said. “Chanel closed!”palmer said.
“Sotril i want you to remain abored. Your first duty is to the ship. Needs of the manny! “Addison ordered. “Understood!”sotril said.
“Gioto i want you to stay behind as well. I have a special task for you. “Addison ordered.
“Sir i am detecting only one life sign on the flagship. It is Alison !”sotril said. “They don’t register as life forms?”piper said. “A life form but not as we know it mark. “Addison said.
Addison and gioto went into the turbo lift. “Chief we can’t let the ship or crew fall into the hands of these aliens. I want you to stay behind. If nead be destroy the ship. Dont let it fall into enemy hands!”Addison said. “Understood!”gioto said.
Addison decided to dress in the green dress uniform. It was a diplomatic event though it was a bit of subtufuge on both sides. Protical is protocal and she did like the dress uniform.
She went to the transporter room joined by her senior staf. Present was dr. Piper,chief engineer pitcarin,lt. Palmer,lt. Dassale,Ryan,and liz. “Coordinates set!”takigawa said. “Lets get this overwith!” The captain said. They got on to the pad. The chief engaged the transporter. The team was beamed off of the ship.
The crew emurged in a transporter room. There Alison was there to meat them. “So you did find a side? You have a cause or does a cause have you?”Addison asked. “The organians have much to offer addy bear. They are advanced but not just in technology ,they are advanced in enlitenment as well. They have taught me much !”she said. “Was the attack on my family erlier this year sanctioned by them? What about the chioce between my old ship and my family ?”she asked. “They can explain there intentions far better then i can!”Alison said. They followed the crew.
“Addy,this is ardvec,commander of the organian expeditionary force. “Alison said.
Addison introduced her crew. The organians looked humanoid. They did not show up on the sansor scans.
“You did not bring your first officer. A pitty it has been a long time sence i have sean a Vulcan !”ardvec said. “Then you have been in our space before ?”ryian asked. “Clendestinlly yes! We have spent much your time in your corner of the galaxy ! “Sporan said.
“What is your perpose for coming now?”Addison asked.”well we are not quite as we apear. We apear humanoid but we are acualy non coporial. We were once solids but went though an alteration. We take on human form to contact humanoid life. We have done it on manny ocasions. “Ardvec said.”now you have a fleet. It seams you have been spying on us. Altering our people ,the stage seams set for invasion!”Addison said.
The organians laughed. “We have had the opportunity to observe humanoid life for a long time. We have come to see that the source of problems in the galaxy is humanoid life. There is a flaw in copirial excistence. It is an incurible one. There is a need for violence,domination,we have put out so manny brush fires over the centeries. We grow tired of it. “Sporan said.
“We over the centuries have come to one conclusion. Carbon baised life must be restrained. The rule of humanoid life must come to an end!”angrel said. “We do not advocate invasion but colinization. We plan to take control of the galaxy. Your life can prosper but under our oversight. In time perhaps we can grant your people soveregn indepennce but not for at least a milenia!”ardvec said.
“We have observed plots to destabilize the reigion. Rebelions,interplenitary scrables. You are formenting the very conflicts you claim to hate?”palmer said. “The only order that can endure is ours. It is not braging if it is true.”ardvec proclaimed.
“Why a qiet invasion ?”dassale said. “We don’t want a protracted war. We seak to avoid violence. We seak to qietly build then overwhelm and control. “Sporan said.
“Why alter those who are dying or brain dead. Alison is a different person. You altered her filter. Her control!”piper said.”it is necessary. “Ardvec said.”you claim to be benevolent and yet you do things that seam malevolent to say the least!”pitcarin said. “What is the human expreson,you have to break an eag to make an omlet. Before we can build,we must tear down. Earth myithology is full of ilusion of blis after apocalyptic events. The pheonix rising from the ashes. “Angrel said.
“Your pragmatic. “Addison said.”yes we are. Look i understand your fear but you simply don’t have any other chioce!”Alison said. Addison knew what that ment. Either they submit wilingly or they will be altered like Alison.
This was as she thought. This was her worse fears realized. The situation was grim. There was a chance.
“This is good for the universe. It is good for humanity. You will excell under our rule. You will thank us for it in time. “Ardvec said. Addison seriously doubted that.
Addison realized that the only hope was sotril and gioto. Addison began to see that they were not getting out of this alive.they will be altered or imprisoned or agree to there terms. Addison would never do that. The plan depended on secrecy. That had to be stoped. This would be the bigest challenge for Addison and the enterprise crew.
End of part five
I considered an alien race not fetured on star trek. I considered the anipovnoids a species i introduced erlier in the series but i don’t want to conect the story lines at least not yet.
I considered rojan’s species from “by any other name”. I decided on organians. Are these the same as alyborne and his ilk. Well we will have to see.
“Captain’s log, an unknown vessel has captured Alison crenic. Could this be the aliens who revived Alison. If so,why? What is the perpose behind all of this. Is this part of an invasion plot? ” Addison said.
“I can’t locate there signal!”lt. Kyil reported. She pounded on her command chair. “This just gets bad to worse to even worse!’Addison commented.
“Addy! I have an incoming message in response to yours. He wants a meating on delta vega!”lt. Palmer said.
“Understood! Commander you have the bridge. “Addison said. “Your going to delta vega?”Liz asked. “I am following up on a potential lead. It might not pan out but you never know! Got to start somewhere !”addison said.
“What planet did you say you were headed to? ” liz asked .”delta vega!”she said. Images flooded back to her. She had never been there before but there it was. She saw the desolate world. She saw the captian she did not recoznize. He was fighting another man,a command offcer she did not recognize. She saw herself dying. It made no sense.
“Liz! You ok?”Addison asked. “Yea I’m fine! ” she said. Addison pated her on the back then left the bridge. The door closed.
No one knew why she was leaving the ship so.abruptly. they trusted her. They knew she had a good reason for doing this. They did not understand it at that particular moment. They knew that to be true.
She hoped on the galileo. She left the ship. The shartle headed for delta vega.
The planet was desolate. Part was a desert where nothing grew. Other a frozen tundra. It did have an over abuence of di lithium cristles. Star fleet operated a craking station. It was usually not manned.
The shartle landed. She saw another shartle. She left and went to the ranvavez point.
“They gave you command of a heavy crusher. Can you reach the command chair?”the Klingon asked. “I stil can’t believe that Klingon have an intelligence division . I considered Klingon intelligence to be an oxymoron !”she said. He laughed. ” are we going to insult eachorther or get to business ?”Addison asked.
“Six years ago, a fraghter from rorilie two vanished. Six mouths ago,the vessel reapered. The captain ,a man who was as non political as they comes tries to forment rebelion against our benevolent rule. ” He said.
“Where did his ship dissapear?”Addison asked.” Near the the border with the federation.it was in nutral space . I can give you the coordiance. You believe there is some grand plot to destabilize the entire qudrent?”he asked. “It sure seams like it!” She said.
“Whoever is behind this has been planing it for a while now. Some kind of master plan. It seams to involve all of the major powers. They intend to ster up internal and external threats. “Hydakel said.”that is how i see it!”she said.
“Hear is all the data i have. I believe you will find it usefull. Die well Addison mccomic!”he said. “You as well or not! I perfer live long and prosper but that’s just me. “She said.
“Tell ryian we should get together some time. Go targ hunting or something !”he said.”i will mention it to him. “She said. The two parted ways.
Addison excited the shartle. Ryian was waiting for her. “What is it with you going off who knows where! Let me gues hydakel!”he said. “Hydakel says hi! He wants to hang out with you sometime!”she said. “Please don’t tell me you said yes. “He said. “No i did not! I considered it.”he said. “Funny !”he said. “I thought so!”she said.
“Audry please tell me you speak Klingon?”she asked. “I do. “She said. “Translate it then get it to mr. Gioto and kyil Become experts on the content. “She ordered. All thre said aye sir.
“The fraighter dissapered near a nutral trade route near the federation Klingon border. All near the planet drakell. There have been no reports of instibility in the area!”gioto said.
“There are legends of a star tunnel,it could be anything from an iconian gateway to hypergate.we just don’t know. Given that Alison went halfway across the galaxy ,i think there is a gopd chance of it. Some aliens located the network and now is using it to there own advantage. “Lt. Kyil said.
” If there is a prelude to an invasion,i suspect drakel may be the focal point. Its proximity to the federation and the Klingon is troubling. “Addison said.
“It seams there plan is multi faceted. There seams to be a plan to ster up trouble ,divide and conqur. There seams to be a second program. The military one. “Gioto said.
“I am heading to drakel. Star fleet is sending aditional ships but it will take time. “Addison said.
“Could int the Klingon misinterpret this as an act of agreson?”pitcarin asked. “They could. We will tread lightly but this is our first clue. We have to folow up on it. If there is some kind of transport hub can you find it?”Addison asked.
“this is a sate of the art ship with sate of the art technology ,we will find a way!”pitcarin said. “Mr. Kyile i want you to supervise the project to locate the tunel. I want all decks standing by!”the captain ordered.
“Now ariving at the spot.”dasale reported. “All stop ry!”she ordered. “Helm answering all stop!”ryian reported.
Kyle scaned the area. They had transfered any available power to the dedicated sansor aray. He found a smal blip on his screen.he enchanced the signal. He tried to further enchance it.
“Commander sotril check this out!”kyile said. The vulcan got up and went over to the engineering station. She looked it over.
“We found it. I believe it is some kind of arpiture. “Kyile said “set a course !”Addison ordered. Dassale and ryian ploted the course. The vessel headed for the sight.
On the view screen a smal dot could be seen. “I have it but it is a faint signal”sotril said. “My gues is that there is some kind of signal that activates it. “Kyle said.
“Can you find that signal?” Addison asked. “Working on it!”gioto said. Addison tried to be patcient. She had a nervous feeling in the pit of her stomic. The universe was in danger. Time was running out. The enemy was three steps ahead of them.
The crew got to work. They tried to find any way to open the vortex. Finally gioto believed that they had a way to open the vortex.
“It will either work or it won’t. “Gioto said.”that is not really reasuring but ok! Lets give it a schot. “Addison ordered.
Gioto presed a button. The tech sent a signal to the vottex. The doorway opened.
“Should we wait for the orther ships to arive?”sotril asked. “We don’t have enough time. Helm take us in!”Addison ordered.the ship headed inside.
End of part four
“Captain’s log,i have been tense after sense i captured Alison crenic following an esape atempt from elba two. Our jouney back to the asilium planet has increased my fears. Now the situation has gotten even more complicated. ”
“The tholiens have shown up. After bearly defeating them in battle,i have convinced there commander to meat with me”
Qurters of adison mccomic
“You do know its stil in the overnight addy!”Ryan said. “It is an artificial construct ry. Besides i am not that loud!”she said. She put a green dress uniform.
“Can you promise no more battle at least until 0700?’ry asked. “No promises! “She said. The door opened,it was commander sotril and yeoman smith.
“Don’t people believe in knocking ?”ry said. “What do you got?”Addison asked. “There have been rumors of attacks on the tholien’s outor fronter. The attack stoped not long before the incident with Alison on earth!”smith said.
“The commander is known to the federation. The commander is a veterin of the conflict with the shieliek. The commander is a member of the hardliners and is a known suporter of tholien expansion. She has an aunt who is a member of the ruling body. ” Sotril said.
“So it’s no acident she is in command of the ships that engaged us!”ryian said. “It is a plausible supisistion. “Sotril said.
“Dress uniform ? Is that required ?”smith asked. “Maybe ! Not that the commander will notice but you it might help. Its makes me feel better!” Addison said.
Addison kised ryian. “Come on we had better not leave the commander waiting. Besides we do not want to wake the babies up!”Addison said. “No we don’t!” Ryan said.
“Your up ?”Addison asked. “I was doing some routine inspection and maintinance! Never know when i will get another chance. Well that is until you decided to start a schoting war!”takigawa said.
“Funy i remember it somewhat differently! You have the coordinants?”she said. “I do. I’m ready when you are! ” the chief reported. “Energize!”Addison ordered.
The transporter chief activated the transporter beam. The tholiens emerged on the beam. “Commander loscene I’m captain mccomic!”she said.
“You crosed into federation space. You attack a federation starship. You comited what some would call an act of war. “Addison said.
“An act of war was perpitrated on us captain! Alison crenic is a criminal and terrorist ! Under our charter,we have the right to find enemy of the states even even into other soveregn planitary states!”the commander said.
“You have a case against her,present it!”Addison said. “We conduct non military scientific reserch. We wanted to developed new safer technologies. We employed non aligned groups to help us. Alison crenic ofered her services to help us. “The commander said.
“We provided her with a reserch outpost located in the pitjole sector. Gave her information ,equipment whatever she needed. Her research was a front. She secretly worked against us. ”
“She secretly created a bio genic weapon designed to target our phioslogy. She detonated it over one of our most populous colonies,that of the planet clunderswift four. So many dead. So many injured. She is a war criminal and terrorist !”the commander proclaimed.
“We demand her extradition at once!” The first officer said. “We have no extradition treaty with the tholiens. We have almost no relationship with your people ! Given tholien law,we would be reluctant to turn her over to you!”she said.
“We heard that she was in a hospital . This is unacceptable ! “The commander said. “This is our space ,unless you want to go to war over her,that is how it is!”Addison said.
The commander thought it over.while Addison beleved that the tholiens viewed the federation as a potential competitor,she was sure she would not want to go to war now. She hoped to use that to her own advantage.
“Why don’t we agree to an exchange of information. “Addison said. “To what end?” The aid asked.” I suspect Alison is not doing this entirely on her own. I suspect she is working for someone. A rival or groups of rivals. This may be part of a larger plot to destabilize the reigion. “Addison said. “You have proof of this plot?”the aid asked.
“Not as of yet! It is a theory. One that has not been disproven!”Addison said. ” Destruction and death is a ligitimate reason to go to war. “The commander declared. “We were not responsible !”Addison said. “You harbor s fugitive captain!”the aid said. “She is under a confinement order. “Sotril said.
“Look you trespssed In our space . It is a known fact tholiens do not recognize the sovereignty of other planitary authorities. I am wiling to overlook this incursions but i need some good faith on your part!”she said.
“We will not share our information with you. However we will agree to leave your space . The longer that women is in your space ,the more in danger you are!” The commander said.
The captain called a meating of her senior sath. In the confrence room was the captain,first officer sotril,dr. Mark piper,dr. Daner,chief engineer pitkarin, lt.dasale,ryian,lt. Palmer,lt. Commander gioto and yeoman smith.
“You have looked over the information ! Thoughts ?”Addison asked. “I suspect the tholiens are not being truthful about conducting non military reserch. I think they fell victom for there own gread!”lt. Commander gioto said.
“The bio wepons conbined with the alterations of Alison crenic makes me think there is some kind of master plan at work. The ultimate end i don’t know. Invasion seams a valid hypothoses.”dr. Piper said.
“Why mark i did not realize that you were so pesimatic !”liz said.”usually i am not. This is a different matter! The facts seams to fit that hypothosis. “The doctor said.
“Our mission is stil to get her to elba. Then i don’t know !”Addison said. “Do you think that there is an imidiate threat to the federation?”liz asked.
“I was not sure. Now i think there very well could be!” Addison said.
“Captain’s log the uss faragauit,republic and exciter have arived to escort the tholien ships out of federation space . We have resumed our course for the elba two facility”
Addison got dresed and then headed to see Alison . She had goten some sleep. She was stil excausted.
She entered the brig. Alison was up and eating breakfast. “The food is good! “She said.
“Alison . Who do you work for?”Addison asked. “You don’t think i did this all by myself ! I’m hurt addy bear!”Alison said.
“I know you worked with the romulins in the past!”she said. Alison laughed. “This is bigger then you could posibly imagine! “She said.
“What’s is going on? Who are these people ?”Addison asked.”humanity abandoned me. I have no great loyalty to you and your kind!”Alison said. “They are your kind too!”Addison said. “Not anymore!” Alison said.
“Audry i need you to send this mesege to the letter.”Addison told lt. Palmer. Palmer took the note. She sent it.
“Sir,incoming message,its from star fleet command! Its admiral komack! ” palmer said. “I will take it in the brefing room!”he said.
“You believe that some shadowey manace is thretining the galaxy ?”the admiral asked. “I doubt Alison is doing this on her own. My evidence is merky,i admit that. Something is going on. Is it a cadre or alience of worlds or an unknown power i don’t know!” She said.
“I take it that you want to folow up on this?” Komack asked. “I think i need to? This is a threat to federation security. Given what she dis last year,i don’t think that we can ignore it. “Addison said.
“alright ! You have my clearence to do so! ” the admiral said. “Thank you!”Addison told her. “Please keep me aprised!”komack said. “Will do!”she said.
Qurters of dr. Dahner
“You ok?”miranda asked. “Of corse hunie!”liz said. “You had the dream again !”the girl said.”you don’t miss a beat don’t you? “Liz said. “I have learned to observe! “She said.
“I don’t know what it meens. A crew i don’t recognize. An energy barier. An officer out of control. Were it not reacuring,i would dismiss it. It won’t go away. “Liz said.
“Whatever it is your get though it!”miranda told her. “Its funy,i am suposed to console you not the orther way around !”she said.”we help eachother!”she said.she huged miranda. “Thanks!”liz said.
“I am detecting an energy spyke!”lt. Kyile reported. “Where!”Addison asked. Sotril scaned the area with the area. “It is right on top of us!”sotril anounced. “Yellow alert! Shields up!”Addison ordered. The claxon sounded.
A large unknown combat ship left a doorway. The warship fired on the shield grid. The ship had a clear plan. They had a goal. They only wanted one thing.
The combat ship worked to cut the shields. The enterprise returned fire.
“They are trying to engage a transporter beam !”kyile said. “Block them!”Addison said. The combat ship increased power and there weapons fire.
Alison heard the battle. She waited for the rescue she knew was coming. She got up from the cot.
She felt the beam take her. She waved to the gaurds. She was gone. The combat ship went inside the doorway.
“Stay on um vince!”she told dasale. The pilot tried to acomidate the order. The ship was gone. So was the wave. Addison was clearly frustrated but not suprised.
This was not over. It had only just begun! Addison was determined to stop Alison and those behind her.
End of part three
I probably should have used a different admiral then komack. Star trek the original series had a different admiral the few times fetured one. I want to have a skiner like character.
After meating with liz,the captain decided to atempt to try to get back to sleep. She walked to her qurters. While she was walking ,she was interupted by a message on the public adress.
“Captain mccomic please report to sickbay”the vioce of doctor mark piper said. She went over to a com unit. She presed the button. “Mark this is addy! I am on my way!”she said.
She was suprised to hear that mark was stil awake. She was curious to know what he wanted her for. She headed to sickbay.
She entered. “Burning the midnight oil mark?”Addison asked. “Yes i am. It seams what’s keeping you up on night is keeping me up as well! Dr. Piper said.
“Ok mark, you have my attention!”Addison said.”i have been looking over the medical scans of miss crenic. It took me a while but i think i have partially figured out the mystery!”he said.
“Now you really have my attention mark!”she told him. “Her moral filter,her conscience is gone. I compared her medical records sense she was captured earlier this year with her last exam before the incident on the fraghter. “He said.
“There is a huge gap in her brain !”she said. “Her conscience ,if you will,has been removed. I speculate that this was done on perpouse.”the doctor said.
“Are you saying you believe that she was somehow regenerated?” Addison asked.
“I can’t prove it. It is an hypothosis that at this point,i can neither prove or disprove. It is a resonible model. “The doctor told her.
“I see! We could be looking at some kind of alien experimentation. Perhaps it is some kind of alien plot. That is beyond my job description. ” The doctor said.
“Fair enough doc!”Addison said. “It is some place to start!”he said.”indeed it is. Good work !”she told him. He nodded.
“I’m not done yet. I will continue to work on this. I will keep you aprised on my progress. “The doctor told her. She thanked him for that.
She excited sickbay. This confirmed what she had suspected but did not dare to say out loud. Now she had it confirmed.
She decided to roam the deck for a moment. If this was the product of alien munupulation,to what end? Was it simply to cause chaos? Was it part of an invasion plot? She had no idea. It woried her. She was tired but she knew she could not sleep. Not after this news.
Things were qiet on the bridge .things usually were at this time of day. Although there were no diferences between day ans night in space,federation starships ran on a 24 day structure. This was the time artificially constructed as night.
“Sir! I am detecting some energy signal! It is faint. It keeps coming in and out!”ensign mischa davis maning the science station reported. ” Are you certain?” Lt. Tim mathews in command asked. “Confirmed sir. It is getting stronger. It is getting closer. “Davis said.
It became more and more clear.”i have something sir. Detecting several ships. It is tholiens!” Davis anounced.
Mathews knew full well about the tholiens and there tactics. Tholiens would seround a ship and trap them in an energy wave. It was called the tholien web.
“Evasive action quickly !” Tim ordered. The ship tried to get away. The enterprise went at maximum speed.
“Target those ships fire!”mathews ordered. Tomlinson at helm opened fire. The enterprise fired multiple voleys of phasers and photon torpedoes at the ships.
The tholiens knew what the enterprise was doing. The enterprise knew what they were up to. They were trying to compinsate for that. The enterprise had uped there game.the tholiens would have to up there’s as well.
The tholiena fired on the enterprise. Addison felt the rumble from the weapons fire.she ran to a com unit. ” Bridge this is Addison! Report!”she ordered.
“We are under attack by the tholiens. They are atempting to form a web !” Tim said.
“Continue evasive action! I will right up!”Addison ordered. “You got it! Will do!” Mathews replied.
The ship continued to fire on the ships. They kept trying to evade the tholiens as well. While the bridge was maned by night crew,they were hardly the b team. They were the orther A team.
Addison felt strange going to the bridge in a bath robe,night goan,and bare foot. She did not feel she had time to change into a duty uniform. She ran into a turbo lift. She headed straght for the bridge.
The turbo lift door opened,the captain entered. ” We have so far been able to evade the tholien vessels captain!”mathews informed her.he then got up. She took the command chair.
“Target the aft section of the cloest ship and fire!”she ordered.the ship got as close as they could and then Tomlinson fired a voley of photons at the nearest hostile ship. The ship was struck by the enterprise. The enterprise hit another tholien ship. This time with phasers.
The enterprise hit the first two ships again. The two orther ships hit the enterprise. Several section of the ship was hit by plasma fire. There was exstensive damage on lower decks.
The enterprise undetered fired on the two vessels yet to be hit in a substential fasion. The enterprise hit them with phasers and photons.
“Question bob! If we take one of the ships out of the eqasion,will they be able to generate a web?”Addison asked.
“I don’t believe so!”he said. “I have a plan!” She said. The enterprise pounded the vessel that had taken the most damage. While the other ships tried to protect there comrade,the enterprise refused to let up. They just kept fireing.
“Sir! The vessels are powering down!” Davis reported. “Are they serendering?” The navigator lt. Dapaul asked. “Tholions don’t yield. They are simply acknowledging that they can’t beat us without being batered and blody themselves. They don’t want to risk mutual asured destruction. That tells me they want something . This is not a strictly military or sabotage mission. It is something more. “Addison commented.
“Sir! We are being hailed!” The night shift relief com officer rylie morel said.
“On screen ensign!” Addison ordered. The com officer activated the view screen. The screen showed thw bridge of a tholien vessel.
“Captain! I demand that you turn over Alison crenic to me at once!”the tholien said in a broken english wich was translated by a michanical sounding vioce.
End of part two
“So i would like to have your attention !”sotril in a dress uniform said. The room got silent. “Today we celbrate the promotion of captain addison mccomic to rank of admiral. Well i don’t but everyone else does!”sotril said.
Everyone laughed. “I would like to raise a toast to admiral mccomic !”she said. Everyone joined in even her young son who had a super surek sippy cup. “How does it feel to be the youngest admiral in star fleet?”liz asked. “I like the power. I like that jr officers fear me! I’m kiding. I have not let it go to my head too much!”she said.
“She makes me call her sir!”Ryan said. “No i don’t!”she said. Everyone laughed. “Don’t give your sucesor any idears!”tim mathews said. “We don’t have to wory about our new captain letting her position go to her head! “Yeoman smith said.
“Unless she reverts to an erlier form if vulcans!”dr. Piper said. “Great ! I had not considered that!”tim said.
“How does it feel to be the captain ?”lt. Palmer asked. “It is a job title,it does not define me. I am who i was before only with more responsibilities!”the vulcan exo said. Lt. Palmer was a bit taken a back by this answer. The crew had come to expect it from her.
Everyone was having a good time. Addison went over and picked up her son. “Can you say admiral mommy?”she asked. He said something very close. She put him back down and let him play.
Addison looked around the room. She was going to miss her crew. She liked the promise of the challenge of being an admiral. She got lost in thought.
She heard a comotion coming from outside the dining room. She heard phaser fire. No one was armed.
She had yeoman smith take her son and daughter into a closet. The door opened,Alison began to fire indiscriminately. She was about to go for Addison but ryian shielded her. She screamed.
Then Addison woke up. She had utered out load. “Addy its ok! You had a night mere!”ryian said.”again? I’m sory ry!”Addison said.”Let me gues ! It ends with everyone being slaughtered by. Alison !”Ryan said. “I don’t like that she is on bored. I will be very happy when we arive at elba and we will be rid of this pasinger!”Addison said.
She was waring a night gowan and was barefoot. She started to get out of bed. “Your going to go check on her arnt you?”Ryan asked. “I have to ! I won’t be able to get back to sleep if i don’t ry!”she said. “I know! You remember what 20th century psychologest roy masters said about checking the door to see if it was locked after you kept checking?”he asked. “I know! It is embracing my evil. Roy masters did not have an unknowns factor on a masive heavy crusher!” She said.
“I am going to go back to sleep! Wake me up if you need me!”he said. “Ok ry !”she said. She put on a robe and excited the qurters. The door closed.
She walked to the brig. She entered. She saw two gourds outside the holding cell. The cell had a force field. A tech sat at a monitor post. She looked inside. Alison was sleaping.
“Any trouble ?”she asked. “No mam! She was up when we came on. She soon fell asleep. “Lemli said.
“You two were briefed on her?”Addison asked. “Yes mam! Ve know vhat we are up against !”a security officer with a rusan acident said.
” Your phasers are ready?”she asked. “We know what we need to do! We know who this is!” Lemli said. “Do you doubt our abilities ?” The rusan jr officer asked.
“No i don’t. I am just concerned. She has been involved in two major incidents that thretened the stability of the federation. You canot be too careful!” She said.
“We apreciate the gravity of the situation captain!”lemli said. “Ok i won’t brother you any more!”Addison said. “Its fine mam!”the rusan said.
“Cary on! I won’t disturb you further!”Addison said. They noded. She took one last look at Alison before she left. Then she excited the brig. The door closed.
She could not sleep yet. She knew that she was not going to be able to fall asleep yet. She decided to give Elizabeth danner a visit.
Elizabeth danner was not doing well herself. She kept having a recurring dream of her own. One that,like the captain, could not shake.
In her dream,she enters the bridge with doctor mark piper. There is another man she fails to recognize. He was of scotish ansestry. There was also an asain. She did not recognize him either.
“This is dr. Elizabeth daner! She came abored from the eldeberen colony!”piper said.
It always ended the same way. The enterprise struck by an energy barier. She herself was struck. Then she awoke.
The chime rang just as she awoke. She was pretty sure she knew who it was. She got out of bed. “Come in!”danner said.
The door opened,sure enough it was captain Addison mccomic. “You had the night mere again!”liz said. “I can’t wait til we get to alba. I want to not have to think about her for a while! “Addison said.
“You really think she is a threat?”danner asked. “I don’t know. I think she is, if left to her own devices. Under lock and key i don’t know. I have a bad feeling i just can’t shake. Am i nuts liz? ?”Addison asked.
“Yes you are. I am not sure about this. She is definitely an unknown qantity. Your justified in being concerned. “Elizabeth said.
“She scares me liz. I don’t know why but she does. “Addison said.”i can see why!”Elizabeth said.
Dr. Mark piper was unable to sleep . He went to his office in sickbay. He looked over his scans of Alison crenic. He found something. He looked it over. He may have just made a breakthrough.
End of part one