“Captain’s log, while on a mission of exploration, the enterprise answered a distress call from a vessel that hit caught in a trap. A race that seams to able to influence females against there crew. ”
“They have pasionently warned us against this enemy and there capabilities. Now they have arrived.they are preparing to move against us. We have prepared.we think we are ready but are we,”
“Usualy my place would be on the bridge. While so far I have been able to resist the telepathic suggestion . I cannot count on that .I have been compelled to stand aside. I have turned over the ship to the command if security chief gioto. I have left the bridge in case I do succumb . ”
After leaving the Bridge.Addison went to a turbo lift. She was uncertain what to do now. Where would she go? She decided to head for the crew quarters. The door opened,she excited the turbo lift. The door closed.
She roamed the corridor. She felt so out of place. She was unsure if herself . this was not the usual confident Addison mccomic. While she hated not being on the bridge .her crew knew there job. She had the best crew in the fleet. She was confident it would be proven today.
Klasic was known for confidence.he was also known for overconfidence. This ship has proven a harder opponent then He had suspected. That was alright.he enjoyed a challenge. Perhaps they would be one or perhaps they would fizzle out as so many had before.
“All decks on alert!”Leslie reported. “Stay on um!”gioto ordered. “Now in fireing range. ” Tim announced.
The hendrini vessel fired a plasma like burst that resembled a Romulan plasma beam. It hit the ship. The burst was largely repelled by the ship’s shields.
“Shields holding!” kyile said. “Return fire!”gioto ordered. The enterprise fired multiple phaser volleys on the enemy ship.
The plasma weapon did some damage. It was not just the goal of the weapon to do physical damage to the ship. There was another objective of the weapon.
Adison ft some kind of burst. Her head ached. She tried to stay calm.there was intensive pain. She just wanted it to go away. Was this the beginning of the process?
Could her mind be sucombing to the control of the siren weapon. She hoped not.
She kept fighting the attacks or whatever it was. She would not just surrender to these people. Finaly the head aches were gone.maybe the mind attack was over.she hoped that that was the case.
After being relieved of duty,sotril went to her quarters. She would
have perfered to have stayed at her post. She understood the reasoning behind the decision. She felt it was probably the best decision given the circumstances.
Then she felt the mind attacks. It was similar to what the captain experienced. She came to the same conclusion that the captain had. She tried to fight it. She knew she had to.
In suckbay Palmer went nuts. She tried to break pass the restraints. She was unable to get out of the bed. Dr. Piper had her sedated again. The sedatives were not working. He was Reluctant to up the sedatives but felt He had to. He upped the dosege slightly.
Then the other patients turned against him. Dr. Piper was overwhelmed. The night gownan clad patients were becoming an obstacle to the doctor. The patcients kept chafing against the restraints.he kept sedating the patients. The sedatives were not working. He did not want to keep using them. He was not sure he had a choice. He had to slow them down.
Sudenly They had gotten free. Dr. Piper was rendered unconscious.they had tied him up. The door to sick bay had been sealed. Palmer and the others tried to override the security lockout. It was not going well for them. They did not give up. They kept trying. Eventually they were able to oppen the door.
The hendrini vessel hit the enterprise with conventional weapon.the weapon was similar to photon torpedoes. The enterprise hit back with phasers.
“The patients has broke free of suckbay!” Leslie said .”seal off those decks!”gioto said .”I am getting reports of disturbances all over the ship!”Leslie reported. “Dawn! ” the acting captain said.
Security officers were deployed all over the ship. They were overwhelmed. There were not enough guards to deal with the multiple crises all over the ship.
The guards could not handle all of this. One team was quickly overpowered. They wanted to keep going. They won this round.would they keep wining was not certain.
“I told you this would happen! You have lost the enterprise!”klasic said. “Would you be be quet? “Gioto said.
Palmer went to a Jefferies tube. She took out a device. Though her mind was altered. She stil had her technical know how. She had her knowledge of technology. She was using it. Unfortunately It was being used against the enterprise and there crew.
The lights went dark. “Report!”gioto ordered. “I have lost helm control. “Dasale said. “I can’t get it back!”Ryan said. “I am unable to access back up power!”Tim reported. “I stil have com syistom!”Leslie reported. “Of course we do” gioto commented.
Lt. Styles and others were barricaded In the secondary bridge. The door opened. Styles went for his phaser. He and the others were stunned. Ensign mescha Davis and nurse chapel and other female crew entered the a.c.
“We have lost control of the a.c. “Leslie announced. “You have really blown it ‘captain’ your not qualified to command an ice cream ship. ” klasic said. “Either you calm down or I will throw you in the brig or out an airlock whichever is more convenient !” gioto said .
The alien captain did not say anything after that.”seal the bridge! “Gioto ordered.
“We cannot sucesfully retain control of the enterprise!” the exo said .”i have come to the same conclusion evhen. We will beam up the females them leave The ship. You know what to do !” klasic ordered. “Yes excelentcy I do. ” vhen said.
“Detecting multiple transports. “Tim reported. “Are we being boarded?”gioto said. “Negitive the women are beaming out.the hendrini vessel us heading out!” Tim reported . ” out no! “Gioto said.
Gioto knew what was going on.he did not have to check. He knew what was going on. The ship was set on self district. Unless they acted quickly the ship would be destroyed. The female would be lost.
End of part five .
“Captain’s log,while testing out an experimentle power saurce,we have come against an unexpected threat. ”
“A civilian exploration vessel has arived near the test ship. It has refused to respond to any of our hails. For an unknown reason it is interested in the test ship. I have been forced to fire on it!”
The enterprise fired on the clark’s sumit. The ship was hit. “Shields holding excellenty!”jaquin anounced. ” I have you unglued captain! You have no idea what your up against ! Its knawing at you. The unknown. The phantom manace’ the shadow threat. It is real captain. I assure you if that!”kahn declared.
“Orders captain!” The women at comunications asked. “Helm! Mantain course for the test ship! I will not be detered!”kahn said.
“Vessel is still on course for the test ship!” Sotril anounced. “Come on merek. It is not worth it. This can only end one way!”Addison said.
“Vesel is stil on course for the test ship!”sotril said. “Target the clark sumit! Fire!” She ordered.
Lt. Dassale ajusted the targeting sansors. Then he presed the fire buton. The ship ship fired on the clarks sumit.
The vessel was able to calcuate where the projectiles would hit. The clark’s sumit managed to dodge most of the phasers.
“How did they evade those phasers? The calculation are near difficult if not imposible!” Lt.commander gioto said. “Mereks smart but he is not that smart!” Danner said. “Something is definitely off! “Smith commented. “Agreed!”Addison said.
The ship remained on course for the test ship. The enterprise fired. The ship did not dodge all of the phaser impact but dodged most of them. It was still very impressive but it was also odd.
The clark’s sumit neared the test ship. The enterprise was right there. The enterprise fired on the clark’s sumit. The vessel shields held.
The clarks sumit fired on the enterprise. The clarks sumit then fired on the test ship. The ship fired on the shield emitor.
The clarks sumit phasers hit the enterprise. The photon torpedoes struck the test ship’s shields.
“Can you activate the transporter beam?” Kahn enquired. “Almost but not yet!”jouquin anounced. The clarks sumit headed for the test ship. It hit the enterprise and the test ship almost simultaneously.
“Now!”McPherson declared. One of kahn’s henchman activated the transporter beam.
“They have activated a transporter beam!”kyile said.”they are going to try to steal methusilah!” Dr.daystorm anounced.
The device was fuised into the computer but the thug operating the transporter was not about to just give up. The device emurged on the transporter beam.
“Transporter to bridge i have it! ” the chief said. “Well down Rodrigo !”kahn declared.
“Excellentcy the transport has caused a chain reaction. I believe the ship is highly unstable ! It could blow at any minute! “Jouquin reported.
“Helm get us out of hear!” Kahn ordered. The pilot piloted the ship away from the test ship.
“The clarks sumit is trying to esape!”kyile declared. ” The test ship is going to explode! “Sotril reported.
“We have to get out of hear!”dr. Piper commented. “I’m well aware of that mark! Dassale ry make it happen !”Addison ordered.
The helm and navigator tried to veer away the ship from the zone of danger. The enterprise went at maximum warp. The ship did all it could to evade the explosive wake from the test ship.
The large wave neared the enterprise. “Alter course. Take us inside !”Addison ordered. Ry and dassale ploted the ship into the explosive wake. The enterprise picked up speed as it flew out.
The enterprise made it out. The enterprise kept going just in case. They wanted to keep a safe distence from the wake. The wake went in the oposite direction. The storm had passed.
“I have lost the clarks sumit!”sotril reported. “You have to find that ship!” Doctor daystorm said. “Doctor! I know what i have to do!” The captain incisted. The doctor backed off.
“Sotril! Try to locate where they might be! “Addison ordered. “You got it Addison !”sotril said.Addison was woried. She had no idea what was going on.she had no idea what this was all about !
” Why did merek do this?”lary asked. “I don’t know. He was a bit eratic,unstable . He seamed to have bettered himself !this does not fit. Its plusible. It is highly parcular!”danner said.
“What will he do with methusilah now that he has it?”smith asked. “Sell it on the black market? “Gioto said. “Even civilian captain’s are carefully vetted. They look for warning signs of going rougue!”danner said.
“Palmer contact star fleet command. Tell them what occured. Send it priority one!” Addison ordered. “Sending !”palmer said.
Kahn and several of his senior henchman went to the transporter room. They were eiger to check out there newly aqired item.
“The device is stil functional!”the transporter operator said. “We might be able to power a ship for 20 Years!”jaiquin said. “I had a different idea! ” kahn said.
End of part six
“Captain’s log against my better judgement i am heading for a planet that may help cure the virus infecting a good chunk of the federation and even into the Klingon empire. ”
“This could all be for naught but i am hopeful that I
t is not. I hope that they are right. I don’t know. ”
“The virus continues to spread. The qarentine has been expanded. The federation is on high alert. “Piper said.
“I have detected tholien vessels. So far they have not taken any action !” Kyile reported.
“Don’t give them any reason to take any more notice !”Addison ordered.
The bridge crew was on edge. They tried to keep calm. They tried to do there job.
Irina went on her cofee break. She went to her qurters. “Irina!”severin said. “You are disipointed in me!”she asked . “I don’t understand it. You believed in our cause!”he said. “I still do. It has mushromed beyond its original perpose. It had become a cult,a gestalt,it was ment to be a new way of thinking. To challenge conventional thinking. Now it has become a convention in and of itself. I fear a mesianic image has been developed around you and i fear you have brought into it.”she said.
” You cannot live in two worlds. You know in your heart we are on the right path. Eden is out there. Someone has to have the courege to lead us there. When we cure the virus and i believe we will. They will have to admit we are right. “Severin said.
” I can’t join you. You have chosen a course i cannot follow . In star fleet i can be who i am. I can be the sceptic and the dreamer. I don’t have to sacrifice reason for idealism or vice versa. “She said.
” we will cure the virus. They will see our worth. Mayby we will a noble z and mangies prize. Mayby we will be granted sate hood satus within the federation. “Severin said.
“That will never happen ! Not with you as the leader. They will never trust you. I don’t think they can. I know i don’t. If tongo was the leader maybe but not you. “She said.
” At least i know where i stand and where you stand. I see i don’t know you anymorr. Perhaps i never did. You were a seaker but never a belever. You were convinced but not persaded. A convert but not a follower. You will miss out!”he said.
She thought to herself ,i only fear for those who won’t. She knew what was coming.
“We are in scanning range of the planet!” Sotril said. ” Comence scan. “Addison ordered.
“Begining scan!” Sotril reported. The tech began scanning the planet. “I am detecting substances that could have madicinal properties !” Sotril said. ” alright ! We will begin sending landing teams to the planet. They will take samples. ” Addison ordered.
“I hope this works. I don’t want to give severen any crebility but i do want want to find a cure or at least a treatment.”dr. Piper said. “As do we all doctor !” The captain said.
The team began to emurge on the planet. They started convulsing. Dr. Piper called for imidiate transport back up to the ship. The crew was back.
“The planet is toxic to humanoids!” Dr. Piper anonced.” Nothing showed up as toxic on the sensors!” Takigawa said. ” we will have to use e.v.a suits !” Sotril said. “Alright ! Lets get to it!”Addison ordered.
“Captain’s log we have been able to get a sample of the properties that may be the bases of a cure to the benet proser virus. We are coordinating with the united federation of planets center of dease control. We are hopeful that it will produce a cure!”
Addison was taking a nap in her qurters. The door chime rang. “Come in!” Addison asked. The door opened.
“We have a cure! “Dr. Piper asked. “Your sure it works. “She asked. “We tried it on the crew of the palmyra,they have no signs of the virus. They are going to try on it on those bad off. “Dr. Piper said.
“Is the crises over?” She asked . “For all intense and perposes yes. We dodged this phaser blast.” Dr. Piper said. “Good! “She said.
“They have decided to drop the charges of ignoring the qarentine order except for me. I have to serve six mouths in a rehab colony. My crew will not be charged but we will liqidate our ships. My lisence to operate a ship has been revoked!” Dr. Severen said.
“You spread the virus . You almost started a war. You got off easy!” Irina said. “I intend to one day resume my search for eden. I am certain it is out there. I intend to find it. ” He said.
“Captain’s log the enterprise is on its way back to the federations. The medical crises is over as well as the diplomatic crisis with the Klingon empire. Things for the most part has calm down!”
The ship went to warp.
“Star ship log ensign irina galion reporting. When i was young i got caught up in iddelism. In searching for myself i almost lost myself. Every one strugles with identity. We try to determine who we are.in my case it almost tore me apart. ”
“I vanted to leave all that behind. I wanted to move on. My past has caught up to me. It is difficult for me to revisit all of that. It seams i have to. I am forced to confront it. My old friends are in danger. This is of great concern for me. While there goals are no longer my goals, i still want them safe!”
A few moments erlier.
“We have incoming ! Klingon battle crusher. ” the technician who manned the sansers. The vessel fired photon torpedoes on the vessel.
“Evasive action !” The person in command said. The vessel tried to evade the war ship. The vessel pilot worked to take the ship out of the line of fire. The ship did have phasers and used the phasers. They were not as potent as the Klingon disruptors and photon torpedoes,the Plymouth crew made good use of them.
The Klingon wanted to stop the virus from continuing to spread.this was also about revenge. The Klingons took this personaly. They wanted the Plymouth destroyed.
The Plymouth did not bow out qietly. The ship did what it could with what it had. It was not much but they would make a go of it.
The Klingon ship continued to fire. They hit a nichele. The nichelle was hit. The energy hit the nearby area causing plenty of damage.
The Plymouth continued to try to get away. The vessel would not yield but of course neither would the Klingons.
The enterprise worked to get there as fast as they could. Pitcarin and dassale pushed the engines to the breaking point.
“The Plymouth is holding there own but it has taken quite a beating!” Gioto said. “Why are we on there side again ?”yeoman smith asked. “I don’t remember ! “Addison said.
“Almost in weapons range! ” kyile said. “Come on! Come on! “Addison said. The enterprise finally arived and opened fire on the Klingon vessel.
“Pick on someone your own side!”addy said. The enterprise released a full volley of phasers and photon torpedoes at the enemy battle crusher.
The Plymouth fired a volley of there own. “Audry advise the Klingon vessel to stand down!” She ordered.
“Klingon vessel this is the enterprise. You are advised to stand down! Repeat you are advised to stand down. ” Palmer said.
“Vessel is maintaning fire!” Gioto said. “The Plymouth has sustained damage but they are holding together quite nicely !”Kyle said.
The enterprise hit the Klingon ship. The enterprise fired on the reigion near there engines. The Klingon vessel returned fire on the enterprise.
“Shields holding !” Sotril reported. The enterprise fired on multiple targets on the battle ship.
“we are being hailed !”lt. Palmer said. “On screen!”Addison ordered. On the view screen,the bridge of the Klingon war ship was displayed.
“That ship and crew is myine star fleet! “Kang said. “Your in federation space kang! You have no jurisdiction hear! Return to Klingon space at once! “Addison said . “That ship is commiting viral warfare. It is a plaugue ship ! They don’t seam to care about borders ! Why should we?” Kang said.
” kang stand down or you risk a military response!”addy said. “Come on Addison ! You would fight a war over a plague ship. Your fleet is vanerable due to the taiwan incident. Your under a boycaught by half of the non aligned words. You won’t do it!” Kang said.
” You sure about that kang! Stand down ! ” she said. The Klingon swore in his native tounge then ended the conversation.
“Vessel is heading back to Klingon space ! ” sotril said. ” i cant believe that that worked! ” smith said. “Kang would rather we deal with it. He wanted to bluster a bit!”Addison said.
” addy the Plymouth is trying to get away from us! ” sotril said. “Really ! Fire a warning schot!”addy said. “Can we bring the Klingons back?”Dassale asked.”don’t tempt me Vincent !”she said.
The Plymouth was hit. The vessel tried to get away.”stand down Plymouth ! Stand down!”Addison ordered.
“They are going on about how they don’t listen to Herberts.”palmer said. “Disable there engines!”Addison said. The enterprise fired near the engines. The enterprise fired multiple voleys.
“There engines are off line!” Sotril said. “Activate tractor beam. I have had enough of these people ! I’m sory irina!” Addison said.
“I sware your frustration captain! ” she said. ” I value all opinion and ideas. I don’t mind my own beliefs challenged In fact i welcome it. I draw the line at risking the health and safty of home space. “She said.
“Incoming mesege from qarentine command. The palmyra had gotten away. They are on the run!”lt. Palmer anounced.
“What is it with these people ? We will bring this ship to the base. I am removing there warp core. Then i am going after that ship! ” Addison said.
“What will you do when you find them?”smith said. “Right now i am leaning towards handing them over to the klingons. “Addison said.
“We have incoming !”rebecca said. “Addy the herbert captain and her lap dog irina'”dr. Severin said.
“Hail the hurbert ship!” Severin ordered. The com tech sent the message.
“We are being hailed!”lt. Palmer said. “Seams we want to talk now!” Addison said.
“Do we ablige?”sotril said. “On screen !”she ordered. The screen was activated. “Dr. Severin,we really need to stop meating like this!” She said.
“Captain i apolozize for ignoring the qarentine but it was necessary ! I may have a solution for you!”he said.
“Please tell me your not going to try to peddle one of your homeopathics?” Addison said. “No. I have a solution ! I hope you will hear me out. Try to keep an open mind!” He implored her.
The bridge of the palmyra transmission was piped into the brefing room of the enterprise. “This virus is devisating but i believe i may know a solution. There is a planet known for its heeling properties. The planet is not myithical not magical. It is science. ” dr. Severen said.
“The planet is far away. I have heard the stories but most repuable scientist dismiss it as fanciful !” Dr. Piper said. “These repuable scientists have a limited imagination captain!” Sevrin said.
“While i understand your scepticism ,there is mutch we do not understand about the universe. Some planets have natural heeling properties. While it sounds far fetched. It is not!” T’pring said.
“The planet is near tholien space. The tholiens tend to claim every thing in there field of visson. They could claim it as there own. ” Sotril said.
“We could cure this. I am sure of it!” Severin said. “This could be a wild goose chase! ” dr. Pipper said. “I don’t believe that to be the case!” Rad said. “If it turns out to be nothing we have wasted time. This is hardly the time to waste time ans eforts!” Addison said.
“That is why we must go captain. You don’t like us. I can acept that. Don’t sacrifice the lives of those suffering out of spite. ” Dr. Severin said.
“Irina what do you think?” Addison asked . “I see it as a 50 -50 chance. “She said. “Irina what happened to you?”adam asked. ” I saw your irationality first hand!” Irina answered.
” Mark what do you think?” She asked.” It could be a wild goose chase but it could be true. “Mark said.
“The fact is you have not earned our trust. You seamed to have done the very oposite. We have every reason to distrust you? ” Addison said
“Please captain. Don’t condem those afected in federation and Klingon space out of spite!” Severen said.
The captain thought it over. She gave it some serious thought. “We are going to go? Gioto i want every arsenal we have at our disposal. Pitcarin i need the engines at a thousand percent. Irina Vincent you know your job. Severen i am in command of this mission is that clear?”she said. He said it was. They had work to do.
End of part six
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
“The court will be in order!” The judge said. Finally silience swept though the court room.
“Captain kravnosky do you intend to plea guilty ?” The gorn jurest inquured. “Yes mr. Chairman! I am pleading guilty !”kravnisky said.
“What is going on?”lt. Commander giotto asked. “I wish i knew !” Addison said. ” Do you speak for the crew or yourself !” The judge asked. “Myself !” He said.
” Very well. We will revisit the plea of the crew at another date! ” the judge said. “Mr. Chairman defense advocate ask we set aside the plea until i can consult with my client!” Commander shaw asked. “I object. I see no evidence of coersion. I move the plea be acepted!” Mr. Crete said.”i see no reason to delay this procedings. The plea is acepted. We will revisit the matter later!” The judge said. The courtroom was ajurned.
“They would not let mr. Cogley or myself talk to the captain. They claim that he does not want consul. ” Commander shaw said.
“His tone was unusual. It was not scripted but disjointed. It seamed to be forced somehow. It did not seam like him!”liz said.”he could have been druged. Without a close scan i canot be sure!”dr. Pipper said. “The fact that they won’t let us see him is quite odd! ” gioto said.
“What is the end goal? Make people not like us. Slap sanctions on us?” Dassale said. “The league as a whole does not like the concept of the federation. There are races who are enemies for the most part.”sotril said. ” It could be a ploy to get us to do something rash! ” pitcarn said. “I have considered that.”Addison said. “His confesson dooms the iner circle. My gues is that they will convict the first officer and a few orther senior bridge officer. The rest they may get a conviction but let them go,they may even let them all go. They want the conviction !”cogly said.
” We have to get the ship back. That is a big threat. Every rougue group can use it to build defenses ans get an uper hand !” Gioto said. ” we will keep on things. I am not ready to make any moves yet!” Addison said.
Lt. Leslie rang the chime. The door opened. She smiled when she saw who it was. ” I was wondering if i could show you around the ship!” The lt said. “I would like that!” Lenore karidian said. “Excellent ! Is now a good time?” He asked. “Now us a great time!” She answered.
“This is one of my favorite views!” Leslie said. “It is beutiful.”she said. “Space is just as woundrus as it was the first time i left earth. I fugured the alure would ware off. It has not yet! It may but it has not yet!” He said.
“Are you an iddelest paul?”she asked. “Not really ! Although i am enginer and bridge officer,my primary duty is security . My duty requires me to cyinical. Being in a place like this tends to cool my cynism a little bit. “He said.
” Think a hundred years ago we had just started to branch out beyond our home space ! I wounder where we will be a hundred years from now!” She said. “I think the skies the limit!”he said. “I don’t believe that you are a cynic!” Lenore said.
“It makes no sense captain!”commander jannice lester said as she paced in her cell. She wore a blue v neck scrubs witch was worn by prisoners of the i.c.c.
“He vowed to fight this with every fiber of his being. Now they wont let us talk to him. Something is up! Lester said.
“I thought the same thing jan. I don’t know what! ” she said. “If i suddenly change my plea. You know something is up! I know what happened! I know this is a bunch of targ manure!” She said. “Tell me how you really feel! I will get you out of hear janice!”she said. “I know you will Addison ! ” jannice said.
She left the cell. She went outside. “Mccomic to enterprise! “She said. No one responded. She really wished she had her phaser. They would not permit it. She ran. There was an explosion. Addison roled around. She made it out.
“Tim! “Sotril asked. “Yes hun?” He said. ” Do you resent that i left you?”she asked. ” No of course not sweet heart!”he said. He hugged her. ” I am concerned that you mught change your mind on that latter.”she said. “I wake up next to you every morning. I fear this is just a dream. I wake up and see your hear. This is real. I don’t see that changing. I wish it had happened differently. I am not going to lie. I was hurt but i understand. I know why it happened. “He said.” there is something i need to tell you!” She said. ” I already know. “Tim said. “You do? Your ok with it?” She asked. ” Definitely ! I am not too suprised. ” tim said. “Nor am i ?” She said. ” Am i going to be the odd man out? The most ilogical in our family ?” He asked. “We could get a dog! “She said. “So yes i am going to be the odd man out! Tim said. “Bridge to commander sotril. Your needed on the bridge !” Palmer said.
Addison had servived the attack . No one was injured or killed. The goal was to send a message. Behind the ruble was a tall alien.the alien head and stomich resembled a human. The creture had one limb. It was a big. The alien was ten feet tall. It was an anipovnoid.
End of part four
“Captain’s log, i am beeming down to the serface along with doctor,piper,nurse chepel and lt. Commander arial shaw and Samuel t cogley. The medical team is to evaluate there health and well being. I am to meat with the secritary general uda naruka. ”
Addison,dr. Pipper,nurse chapel,shaw and cogley emurged on the pad. “Captain mccomic ! I am maris halza chief of staff to sacritary naruka! “He said.
“This is dr. Mark pipper. He is in charge of medical team!”mccomic said. ” dr. If you follow mr. Crete he will show you to the acused!” Halza said. “I would like to meat with them after the medical evaluation !”cogley said. “That can be aranged. ” Crete said.
Crete did not seam happy about this. He had no chioce. The decision had been made up the chain of command and he was bound by it.
“I wil bring you to the secritary? ” halza said. “Of course. We will catch up later mark?” Addison said. “You got it!” Pipper said.
The office looked like a forest. The secritary tried to make it look like his home world. He woundered if his sucsesor would revert it back,keep it or make the office look like his home world.
“Mr. Secritary!”Addison said. “Captain mccomic ! I understand your not much for formality! May i call you Addison ?”he asked.”of course! “She said.
“How do you like my office?” He asked. “Its different ! “She said.”you know we live outside. No houses. Diplomats from other planets hated it. We designated an area far away from the capital witch can have stuctures. Apearently we have a reputation as an independent vioce of reason!”he said.
“I hope that is the case! Why dredge up this case. The ship was clearly a combatent. It was part of the orion fleet. ” Addison said.
“Why not put it to the test? If the crew of the taiwan is inocent,why not let the process play out? “Naruka said. ” This seams cut and dry. I don’t know you but it seams mr crete either is trying to make a name for himself or is being used to make a mounton out of a mole hill!” She said.
“Mr. Crete is a professional. He is only seaking the truth. If the crew is inocent they have nothing to worry about!”naruka said. ” I understand that. Justice must be fair,eaquil and blind. I am not sure there is not an agenda hear. ” Addison said.
“This will be fair. We believe in the principle of the rule of law.” Naruka said. “Can you speak for every one in the group ?”she asked. “I canot speak to every one in my organization . We are not monolithic Addison. “He said. “Another thing. We wish the tawan returned to us. It is federation property. “She said.
“It is evidence. The security council has ordered it terned over to mr. Crete. ” he said.
Dr. Pipper and his team was brought to the detention area. The crew of the taiwan’s uniform was replaced with a two peice blue scrubs. “Can your men back up a bit?”piper asked.
“You have gotten yourself in quite a pickle uri!”pipper said. “Would not be the first time mark. My first officer jannice lester! “He said. Mark checked her out after examoning the captain.
“Angela ! Bob says hi. He is thinking about you! “Chepel said. “Tell him i miss him!” She said. “I will!”the nurse said. “Have you been treated ok?” Cogley asked. “We have been treated fine! Better then fine! More like guest. The fun comes after we are convicted i supose!” The captain said. “Well i hope to avoid that last part!”commander shaw said. “Don’t count on it!” Crete said.
“You look down paul?”lt. Galloway said. “During our visit to the league i am persona non grata!”leslie said. “You can understand why?”galoway said. “I can. I stil don’t like it! ” he said.
A young women came in. It was lenore. Leslie went up to her.”hi there I’m lt. Leslie. Excuse me paul!” He said. “It is good to meat you. “She said.
“Your kinda exiled hear until the trial is over!” Galloway said. “Well my production crew will miss me but we can make a big to do about my trumphent return performance when i get back. I can see star fleet in action. “Lenore said. “I think we are the best crew in the fleet!”leslie said. “From what i have seen,i am quite impresed!” She said.
“I would like for commander shaw and i to be alone with my clients! “Cogley said. “That is not premisible!” Crete said. “The gaurds can remain. You don’t need to be hear mr crete. I need to be able to talk freely with them!”he said. Crete left in a huff.
“Do we have a chance?”lester asked. “There is always a chance! It will be tough!” Shaw said. “I like a challenge !” Cogley declared.
Sotril was looking over paper work. Tim leened in and kissed her neck. “I am trying to work. “She said. “Dont mind me!”he said. “There is kinda hard with you leening over me!”she said. “I could see that!” He said.
“Hold on come hear!” She said. She huged him and they kissed. “I really need to get some work done. Don’t you have something to file? “She asked. “Ok i will get out of your hair! I will catch up with you after you get off!”he said. “Agreed!” Sotril said.
He went to the door. “Tim! I love you!”sotril said. He smiled. “I love you!” He said. Odd he thought . Just being around her made him smile.
“They are in good health.all indications are they are being well treated!”pipper said. “Right now they are treated more like guest. There cells resemble hotel room. They are well fed. ” Shaw said. “I get the impression this is a game to them! I think they want to make us look bad!” Cogly said.
” Don’t they risk us looking resoniable while they look like bulies. ” Gioto Asked.
“It is difficult to know what there agenda is? “Sotril said. “The first hearng is tomorrow ! “Shaw said. “Are you ready?”Addison asked. “Yes !”she said.
“Where is sotril?” Liz asked . “She was not feeling well! “The captain said. “Oh! “Piper said. “Is that not omeal quzart?”gioto said. “Why is he in the prosicutor’s box?” Dr. Piper asked. “I don’t know. He is an activist. ” Liz said.
“Look its the tribeneral bored!”pitcarin said. “Rougue gallery. We have anipovnoids,tholien,kzinti,at least there is a few impartial races sutch as the argelian!” Gioto said. “How can they possibly get a fair trail? The deck seams stacked against them!” Liz said.
Then the presiding judge got up to the chief judge’s bench. It was a gorn. “This aleviates my fear!”Addison said.
“This court is in order! This is the case of the universe vrs commanding officer and crew of the taiwan acuused of murder and destruction and crimea against sensients! What is your oficial response ?”the gorn jurest asked.
Shaw was going to rise. Suddenly captain kravnosky got up instead shocking every one. Addison got woried. Something was up. “We are guilty!”he said.
The court room went into an outrage. The judge had to restore order. What was going on?
End of part three
“I am surprised you agreed to help a human challenge a mariege of a noble familly marying the son of a prefect. It is a logical union? It is not?”amanda said.
“On paper perhaps. Tisic is an hourerable man. It does seam to be a resonible union!” Sarek asked. “Then why help a human challenge it? “She asked.
“Well sotril is a dynamic person and tisic is a bit of a dulered! Even in a Vulcan mariege there has to be some glue that holds it together. I am not sure there is between those two!” Sarek declared. “Why sarek i think i am rubing off on you!”amanda said. “I don’t think so. I think i have come to a well resoned conclusion. I doubt surek himself would aprove of this union! “He said. “Surek would think of him as a dulered?” Amanda asked. “He might not use that terminology but yes i believe he would !” Sarek said. “Of course!”she said trying not to laugh.
“Thank you so much captain!”tim said. “Look tim! This was the easiest part. You are going to have to do a lot of work! The traning will be beyond any traning you have ever done!”Addison told him. “I know that Addison ! I am prepared well as prepared as i can be! ” he said.
“Well i wish you luck! I am rooting for you for all its worth! Some things are worth puting it all on the line for! “She said. “I really believe this is one of those events! “He told her. She believed that was true. She just hoped that this will suckeed.
She was concerned that this would get him killed but she was hopefull. Maybe he would bow out or tisic would bow out. There would be time for all that to short itself out later.
Tim went to sleep early.he had the computor wake him up at 03:30. He got right out of bed. He showered and then had cofee and a light breakfast.
He went to the transporter room. ” Chief your already on duty?” He asked. “I like to get an early start. I like to do some diegnostic test and things that are difficult to do during the day!”takigawa said. “I see! One to beam to the serface!”tim said.
“You sure about this?”tagigawa asked. “No! I feel i have to do this! Good idea or not!” He said. “I understand !”the operator said.he went to the pad. “Good luck! Energizing now!” He said.the chief activated the controls.the lt was beamed off the ship and on to the home of ambassador and amanda sarek.
“Lt mathews?”sarek asked.”ambassador sarek!” Mathews said. “You are atempting to do something that at best is difficult,at worst imposible. You have little hope of servival,your only chance is to do exactly what i tell thee!”sarek said.
“I am prepared to do just that ambassador !” Tim told the ambassador.
“Tisik is a grand master of six disiplines. He has a black belt in several human martial arts as well. He is going though the early stages of pon far!” Sarek said.
” I was not aware of that!” Tim said. “You are aware of pon far?’sarek asked . “Sotril explaned to me!”he said.
He remembered them being at his perents home on earth. They were holding hands as they walked in sotril’s favorite spot of the property.
“Men go though pon far every seven years. They experience a rush of emotion. While men can conceve aside from pon far,they are super futil. Many chose to time wedings with pon far!” She said. “I see! Women don’t go though pon far?” He asked. “Not usually ! It can occur! “She said. “I see! “He said. “You might be in the clear!”she told him. “I gues this will be an adventure !” He said. “We Vulcans are non emotional but not boring!” She told him.
“Tisic filter wil be gone as will his self regulation. His impulse ,hus instinct will kick in. He will be brute force. He won’t hesitate to kill you ! He will make a Klingon look like a trible! ” sarek said.
“What do i do?”he said. “Follow me!”he instructed him. He folowed the ambassador. They went to a court yard.
He put a blind fold on him. “Thet say when a teren loses eye sight other sences quick in. I want you to focus. Listen. Get a sense of your seroundings! Know there is of this place. To defeat tisic you must find an advantage or create one! “He said.
Uss enterprise bridge
“Are we going to do a bridal shower for the commander?” Yeoman smith asked. ” I don’t think so. It is not the Vulcan thing. I am not sure how this is all going to play out! Andrea!”Addison asked. “What do you meen?” She asked. “Never mind !”Addison said. “Your not really on bored with this are you addy?”daner asked. “Its really not my place . Sotril is a big girl. She can make her own decisions!”addy said. “You have an opinion on it?” Liz asked. “Yea i do!”she said. “Care to share with the class?”kyile asked. “Not really !” She said.
Home of tired and voshan
“It has been far too long!” Sotril morther said. “I know. I have been buisy. Being on a deep space mission makes returning to ones homeworld problimetic. “She said.
“Are you doing alright?” Her farther said. “I am. My past dificulties were just that. I don’t know what happened. I have corected it!” She said.
“Sotril! You have never brought us shame. Quite the contary. You have always done well for the family !” The farther said. “I thank you for that! I know thou are syincere. I value the words and the syincerity behind it. “She said.
“Are you sure that marying tisic is the best “her morther asked. “It is a most logical pairing !”she declared. ” Is it?”her brother asked. “What do you mean?”sotril asked.
“There is a difference between logical and convenient !”her sister said. ” there is more to consider then philisophical simularities. Are you compatible ?”her morther asked. “I am a Vulcan ! I need not consider such things!” Sotril said.
“What of surek? He decided to mary a former mage alied with the tyrent zackel over one of his principle lt!” Her farther comented.
“You and tim had something ! “Her morther said. “Please this is an old debate!” Sotril said. “We believe that it was a mistake for the anulment!” Her farther said.
“You disagreed with it at the time! ” she said. “We were mistaken !” Her morther said.”have you heard from him?” Her sister asked. “He is on the enterprise. We have bearly spoken!” She said. “Does he know ?” Her morther asked. “He must by now!” Sotril said. “You have not spoken to him about this ?”her farther asked. “I did not feel the need!” She said.
She recaled an event from her past. She and tim were in the courtyard. “You ok? “Tim asked.”I’m cold! Your planet is too cold!”she said. He took off his jacket and put it on her. “You don’t have to do that!”She said.”its fine!”he said. ” You know your never getting this jacket back?”she said. “Yea i figured. Some things never change!”he said. She woundered what was tim doing right now.
Tim spent houers under a blind fold. He could not believe how his hearing intensified. He heard birds and cretures far away as if they were right next to him. At first he found being blind disoriented. Later he had gotten used to it. It became part of who he was.
“Ok now the difficult part! I am giving you a sword. It is from jeremy greyson!”he said. “The pacifist ?” He asked. “He was hardly a pacifist . He did believe that war was not always the answer. He believed that war should not be contiplated as a first resort. “Sarek said.
“I see! How did you come by sutch an artifact ?”tim asked.
“I maried a disendent of greyson!” He said. “Oh! That makes sense! “He said.
“I want you to fight me?” Sarek said. “Alright ! I asume you too have a sword?” Tim asked. “I would not assume anything.”he said.
Tim took his sword. He tried to wield it. Sarek came at him with his sword. He tried to predict where he thought sarek’s sword was and counter him.
Tim was doing better then he expected. He was definitely holding his own. He tried to focus. He had been able to counter sarek. Sarek took advetage of tim’s oversight and took out his sword.
“You are doing well?” Sarek said.”stil not enough to beat tisic?”tim said. “Take off your blind fold!”he told him. It felt weird at first. He had forgotten what it was like to see. He almost fainted. “Give your eyies a chance to ajust!”he said.
“Should i just walk away. Mayby i am not cut out for this! Tisic is a good man. Sotril and him must have something. ” Tim said.
“Tisic is safe. He is familer. Safe is not always corect. The ilusion of safty can cloud one’s judgement. Spontanaety does not have to eaquil danger. Tisic is a fine man. Is he corect for sotril? Is sotril thinking this though?” Sarek said.
“If i die,she may stil chose to mary tisic?”he said. “How important is this to you? It is all on the line? How far are you wiling to go? “Sarek asked. “I want to fight you again without the blind fold!”he said. “Very well!”sarek said.
Addison had a reception for sotril and tisic. Tim felt very out of place. “I would like to perpose a toast to sotril and tisic. May your weding be long and prosperous. The hunie moon will be short. I need my exo back!” Addison said.
Tim remembered a similar reception. “I can’t believe it. Tim and sotril are finally getting maried. I thought they were already maried. I figured they found some justice of the peace and just did not tell anyone !” His best man said.
Tim could not handle this any more. He leaned over to commander gioto. “I need some air!” Tim said. Tim got out and left the mess hall. The door closed.
He tried to make a qiet exit. He tried not to be noticed. He had been noticed. Sotril noticed. She tried not to think about it. She tried to cary on.
End of part five
As soon as liz heard the news,she ran to the captain’s qurters. She was frantically racing to the captain’s room. She almost plored over a couple of jr officers. She needed to be there. She was determined to do that in a timly fashon.
She ran into the qurters. “Addy i am so sorry! “Liz said. She huged her. “I am so bewildered! I can’t describe it. Its like nothing else maters! I don’t care about nothing. Not even the ship. Not even star fleet!”she said.
“I wish there was something i could do. I wish there was something i can say. Look i know your beyond devisated but don’t make any decision right now! ” liz said. “Alright !”she said.
She was in schock numb. Liz had known Addison for several years. She was an intern at the rehab colony that Addison was asigned to following a nervous breakdown. They had developed a friendship. Liz was woried about her and ryian. She did not know how to help.
Pallice de la concord
President elisia crazal part human,part rigelien sat in her office. She was the first female president of the federation. Before that she was a cabinent member,federation council member and governor of rygal 10. She was very accomplished.
” There have been ten sneek attacks by the doorways. We have lost three ships,four have been critically damaged. Only one was a heavy crusher. The orthers were light crusers. “Admiral komack said.
” i take it the attacks will continue?”the president asked. “There is no reason to believe they won’t madam president!” Secratary of defense tisorden said.
“The romulans have butoned up there side of the nutral zonen that is only the ships that are not cloaked. “Intergalatic security advisor wade benson said.
“Is this a rougue group or is this from romulin high command?”the president asked.”we are trying to find that out madam president but frankly we have verry little information on the romulans. We did not even know what they looked like. We don’t know much about there government although we have heard they have a preator. We asume he is in charge but we don’t know!” Admiral komack said.
“We suspect that these attacks are to soften us up,a prelude to a larger invasion” the defense sec said.
“I want to send more ships to the border. I want the entire fleet on high alert! ” the president said. ” Will do on both counts madam president!” Komack said.
“We need to get information on the romulans. There must be a way to comunicate with them. A third party,an ambassador some where!”she said.
“We are looking into it !”foregn afars secritary t’sera of Vulcan said. ” I don’t want a war,i want to avoid conflict. I am a person of peace,i want my presidency to reflect that. I will protect our people !”she said. She had made that clear.
Uss enterprise bridge
“Captain! Star fleet wants us to procede to the nutral zone as soon as the athena is ready to get underway!”lt. Palmer said.
“Acknowledge recipts of the order and send our satus. Lay in the course mr. Dasale!” She ordered. ” Aye sir!” Palmer said. Lt. Tim mathews the relief navigator set the course and dasale had it laid it but did not press the engage button.
“I won’t cooperate with you !”Alison said. “Is this worth it?” Commander gioto said. “Yes it is.i was abandoned by every one.”she said. “Are you working with the romulin government or a faction?”he asked. “I don’t remember !”she said. ”
“Is she Alison ?”sotril asked. “No ! She has her memories,even some of her manorism ! It is not her!”liz said. “Why did the romulons recruit her? “Gioto said.” Or did she recruit them?”palmer asked. “Good question !”sotril said.
The door opened,yeoman smith entered. She had a food tray.”i can’t eat right now!”Addison said.”doctors orders! Please take a bite! For my shake! Dr. Piper will dog me until you do!”she said. “I have no desire to eat or do anything else!” Addison said.”you need to eat as well lt!” She said. “I don’t have much of an apitite either! ” he said.
The door opened, it was halak. “Halak hello!”she said. “Thanks to your crew we can limp our way to starbase 11! Thank you. I can’t tell you how sory i am that our rescue came at such a high coast!”he said.
“It would not have made a difference my friend !”she said.”i know about the mines. I stil don’t like it. I am sory that our salvation came at there expense.”he said. “I don’t hold it against you or your crew!”she said.”i apreciate that. “He said. “Safe jouneys!”she said.
“Now on course for the border!”mathews reported.”very good ! “Sotril said.
“The enterprise is on course for the border!”the science officer anounced. “Excellent ! ” tridex said. “You will be defeated just as you were 100 years ago!” Mrs mccomic said. “Perhaps ! One can never predict these things.if we go down,it will be in battle! I could ask for nothing more!”tridex said. They were no impresed.
End of part 11
In sickbay,Alison monitored what was going on to the best of her abilities given her curent satus. She was able to surmise that the enterprise had goten a distress call from the athena. Her plan was working.
This was how she wanted it to go.her revenge was very close at hand. She would get back at those she felt betrayed her.
“The athena reports that they are holding there own!”palmer said. “Come on! Go faster! “Addison said.
Scout ship athena
The helm officer found a soft spot in the romulan vessel’s shield ans atemped to take advantage of it. It brought them a little bit of time.
Commander halak was an orion.he was the only one in star fleet.he had come up though the ranks fairly quickly . Addison had recomended him to replace her. The scout ship was no match for the three warbirds and he knew it. His only hope was the intervention of the enterprise.
“Now nearing the battle!”ryian anounced. “Oppen fire on the nearest ship!” Addison ordered. The enterprise fired on the nearest bird of prey and hit it with every thing they had. They went at the second vessel next.
“Captian i am detecting a romulon vessel dirilect. It is on course for the sector’s sun! ” sotril said. “Dawn it! Life signs!” She asked. “Four humans!”sotril said.
“Sickbay mark get Alison on the line now!”Addison said. “why addy you seam in quite an agitated sate. We would want to have you commited again !” Alison said. “what’s going on? “She asked.
“Isint it obvious addy! You have two ships in distress! Both can’t make it without your help. Do you save the crew of Forty on the athena? Most of them are close friends ,many you would consider family or do you save five on the scout ship. Do you sacrifice your loved ones or the crew of the athena? Chioces!” She said.”you!”Addison said.
“I can’t contact the bird of prey! They must have activated some kind of dapening field ! “Palmer declared. “Alison !come on this is cruel!”she said. “Any more then leaving me to die on an explosing ship !”she said.
” i am gusing that they have probably set the ship on a direct course for the sun. Its probably fully automated!”pitkarn said. “If we do nothing?”she asked. “They are doomed!” Pitkarn said. “Can the athena hold out?” Addison asked. “Maybe !” Gioto answered.
“Dawn you Alison or whatever you are! Mantain fire!”Addison said. “Addy?”ryian said frantically. “Follow my orders!”she said.
The ship fired on the romulin vessel. The vessel was hit. The enterprise was able to imobolize them. The two vessels continued to fire.
While the battle waged on,the direlect fell into the sun and exploded. The ships recloaked and left.
“Sir i am detecting risidual energy. I believe they planted gravitic mines. We could not rescue them if we wanted to. “Kyile said.
” Begin aid to the athena!”Addison said. “Aye sir!”palmer said. “Commander take charge of the ship! “Addison said. “Of course! Addison i am so sory!”sotril said. “I know !”she said. She ran off the bridge.
Ryian ran off the bridge.he did not even ask for permission. He just left.
She ran to her qurters. Ryan came in as well. “Return to the bridge ry that’s an order!”Addison said. “Negitive!”he said. “Ryan i can’t do this right now. I don’t want a lecture. “She said. He took her in his arms and he embraced her. They both started to cry. “No lecture i promise! ” Ryan said.
Romulon bird of prey
“Why did you do that? Why make Addison think she caused our death? That was sick !family is every thing to her!”Addison’s farther said.
“I was curious how she would react! “Commander tridex said.”you are a sadist!” Her morther said. “It was Alison’s idea. It was a bit too dramatic for me! ” Tridex said.
“Please let us go. I do like being a pawn in this power play!” The grandmorther said. “This is necessary ! It is not over yet! ” tridex said.
End of part 10