The ship had done every thing it could think of to avoid detection. The crew all genetically augmentedy combined there colective skills to accomplish this task. The ship was able to dodge all ships and bases in order to make it to elba.
“We have cleared all obsticles until we arive at elba!”McPherson reported. ” Very good!”kahn said. “Elba is a psiciatric facility. It is hevily shielded. Most of the patcients are criminally insane!” Jouquin said. “Can you get us pass the shields ?”kahn asked. “Working on it now !”zoey said.
Zoey tried to hack into the security network. She had to do it without alerting the facility that was her plan.
On earth she had been a computir hacker. She did it for the thril. She had no ideology or aganda. It was just about the fun of it. She did not know that she was a genetic alteration. When she was put into foster care,her origens were carefully hiden.
She ended up in jail in ilinois. After completing her sentence,she was recruited by kahn. She was a key aset in his rise to power.
She hoped that she would be a key player in his hoped return to power. This was quite a challenge. She was happy to take up this challenge.
She refused to believe that she was washed up. She could thrive in this century. Her apearent age was early thirties. She was stil vibrent and would prove it.
She atempted to gain acess to the facilities shields. Things were not as hard as she feared it could be. She stil did have it. She was about to have it proven to others,her crew,her leader and to herself.
“There shields are down excellentcy!”zoey proudly anounced. “Well down !”kahn said.
“Orders?” The helm asked. The pilot was not confident in and of himself. He was very much a yes man.
“Take us to the administration complex!”kahn ordered. The pilot quickly complied. The vesel speaded to the command and control complex for the planet.
“Stand by all weapons !”kahn ordered. Jouquin got the weapons ready. “Turets standing by Excellentcy!”he reported. “Very good ! “Kahn said.
The ship came in to the planets sky. A planitary serface to space platform fired on the clark’s sumit. The sumit dodged the attack. The mistle detonated without impacting the civilian vessel. The vesel came about. The ship fired on the turets. The mistle was powered by smal versions of methusilah.
“Complex imobilized!”McPherson declared.” Take us to the command building !”kahn ordered. The ship headed to the command and control building.
While Addison was giving her adress,the room went into full panic. Addison sprung into action.she tried to clear out the room. Orthers also sprung into action.
The hearing room exploded. The room had already been clared out. There were no casulties from that strike. It was not over. There would be more!
The sumit hit another mistle shield platform found on another island. That platform was nutralized. The sumit then fired on an unmaned power station. The power was off line all over the planet. The entire planet was venerable.
Alison had been in her cell. The cell was a smal cubicle with a force field. She wore a blue jump suit. She was invited to atend the heating but declined to paticipate. She did not care. She felt the deck was stacked against her. To her all of this was a sham. She refused to be involved.
She was laying on the cot. She was barefoot. Suddenly the force field was deactivated. She saw other inmates run.
The gaurds were unable to restore order. She saw a transporter beam. She walked saw several people emerge. They apeared to be wairing some kind of uniform but one she did not recognize.
“Alison krenic! It seams we have a comon enemy! Addison !”kahn declared. “Who are you?”Alison asked. “I am kahn. I am about to create a new order. I want you to be a part of it and you can revenge on Addison at the same time!”kahn said.
“How do you so much about me?”she asked. “I know what i need to know miss krenic. Come on. This is your big chance!”kahn said. She thought over it quickly. “Fine! Lets do it!”she said. They had to duck phaser fire. Addison entered with gaurds. She had a phaser rifle in hand.
“Well well the two bigest thones in my side together !”Addison said. “You can’t posibly think you stop me Addison ! As we use to say in my century,i have all my bases covered “kahn said.
“You have a ship designed for non military scientific reserch. You can’t possably hope to take down the federation in an obsolete ship with a rag group of has bens!” Addison asked.
“You underestimate my powers and my abilities Addison ! That is your undoing !”kahn declared. “I am no amatur kahn !”Addison said.
“You are a litle girl trying to take on an avalanche. I asure you hunie you will fail!”kahn told her. Addison was about to fire the rifle. As she got ready to fire,kahn fired on her. He fired on her rifle. Using his enchanced abilities,he used percision fireing and vaporized just her weapon. She droped the enurgy weapon and got away in time.kahn fired on the gaurds. “fall back!” She ordered the security officers to back off. They fell back.
“Joquin get Alison to the ship! I will be joining you shorly. After i settle some unfinished business!” Kahn said.
“Kahn don’t trust her! She will betray at her first opportunity ! “Adison told him. “mis mccomic your concern for me is quite touching !”kahn said. Alison and the folowers of kahn beamed up to the ship. “now this is between you and me! As it should be!”he declared.
“I could not agree more! ” Addison responded. Addison made a play for kahn’s phaser rifle. Kahn tried to strike her with the rifle. Addison sumoned all of her strengh to recist him. She tried to get control of the weapon.
“You canot defeat me! I am an uber man and you are an ant. An act cannot harm a god!”kahn told her. She grabed the gun with all her might. “You sir are no god!”she said. She took the gun and threw it across the room.
Kahn went for the weapon. She struck him. He hit her back. She deflected him. She came back at him and punched him.
He hit her. She met his punch and punched back. “Not bad for an unter mench!” She declared.
He kicked him. She fell acros the room. She ran at him. He ran to her and she fell into a wall. She slamed into the wall. He hit her before she could come tu.
She quickly rose to the ocasion. She got up and hit the super man. Kahn hit back again. She hit her. She hit back. She was not going to be overcomed by kahn. No way she thought to herself.
She hit him. She and him roled around on the ground. They traded jabs. Both tried to over power the orther. It was quite a grudge match.
“Addison ! Give up!”kahn said.”never! I never yield. It is why i was academy boxing champ four years running !” She said.
He tried to pin her down. She grabed him and hit him back.she turned the tables and pinned him. “I am laughing at your superior intelect !”she said.
He was highly anoyed by her words. He tried to get the uper hand. She refused to let him. She was not going to give up . Not this time.
She struck him. She let her survival instinct take over. She hit him. She did not give him time to react. She just kept coming.
He waited. He toyed with her for a while. Then he sprung into action. He strck back. She hit her head on the floor. She was rendred unconscious.
He went over to her. “I could end this all right now! Tempting.i am not ready to end our relationship just yet. I am having too much fun. I gues we are destened to meat again! Until next time!” Kahn said.
He went over to the phaser rifle.he picked up the rifle. He stuned her. Then he beamed away.
The clarks sumit avoided target that would cause heavy casulties.the ship fired multiple voleys on command and control targets. They destroyed a hanger bay. Then the ship left orbit.
“We have cleared elba air space excellentcy!” Jouquin reported.”well done people ! Welcome to the future Alison !” Kahn said. “I was expecting a juno class reserch ship!”Alison said. “It is temporary. You use whatever you can get your hands on !”he said.
“I am quite impresed with what i have seen thus far!”she said. “I hoped you would !” He said.
“Comadore i have located the proxima. The ship was badly damaged!”masada reported. “On screen ! Lets have a look!”comadore decker ordered.on the view screen was displayed the uss proxima. The ship has a gaping hole in the ship near the cargo bay. “My gosh!” Decker said.
“Damaged area were sealed off. Incoming message from proxima. Captain terrel was not injured!”the com officer said. “Begin coordinating rescue operations!”decker said.
Suddenly the bridge went dark. “Report!”decker said. “I have lost helm control !” The helmsman anounced. “Navigation is out!” The navigator reported. “Science is off line !”masada said. “Com unit is stil working !”the com tech reported. ” Life support is active!” An enginering officer reported. ” they dont want ua dead yet!”decker said.
“Entire fleet reports similar incidents!” The com oficer said. “They are going to atempt a hostile takeover of the fleet! Kahn!” Decker said. “What do we do? “The exo said. ” We wait!”decker said.
“The fire wall is active!”kyile reported. “Unfortunately we won’t know just how good it is until we test it in acual use!” Irina said.”unfortunately that is how it goes! Regardless good work!” Sotril said. They thanked the commander.
“Captain! We have lost contact with elba Two !” Palmer said. “The asililum planet?”dr. Piper asked. ” The fleet under decker reports that they have been imobilized! ” palmer said. “We will have to test out that fire wall! Irina set course for elba! I am guessing kahn may be still be there!” Sotril said.
“Guessing ?”piper said. “A figure of speach mark. “Sotril said. “Course laid in!” Irina reported. “Engage mr. Dasale!”sotril ordered. The course was activated. The ship was off.
“Meret dead?” The doctor asked.”there is a good chance of that. I am thinking that may be the case!” Hadley said. “We have to do something !”the doctor said. “We are currently traped in a brig!”the exo said. “We cant just do nothing ?”the doctor said. “We will! When the time iS right!”he said. “When in blazes will that be?” The doctor said. “I don’t know yet. I will be looking for it!”Hadley asured him. ” I hope it comes soon!” The doctor said. “So do i!” The first officer said.
End of part four
S.s clarks sumit
“Captain i find myself quite fitigued. May i rest?” Khan asked.”of course. The libery is available. You have a lot of catching up to do. I am available. Should you need me! “Captain merek said. The man thanked him. The captain exited the sick bay.
“I can’t reach command or any base! “The com tech said. “What is the cause?” R.m merek asked. “Some kind of subspace interference. I cannot pinpoint the exact source! ” The tech said.”if we can’t contact the federation,what do we do?”the exo asked.” I don’t know! We do not know these people from adam. I would rather consult with a controling constitional authority before acting unilaterally. “Merek said.
“Do you not trust him?” The pilot asked. “I don’t know. I have nothing that makes me not trust him. I just don’t know. I want to consult someone in authority before acting. If we can’t contact the federation or star fleet,i don’t know!” Merek said.
Khan studied the records intently. He tried to trace what hapened from the time he left until the present day. He was not impresed. He felt that something was lost. This society lacked pasion. That was he intreperted those events. He valued strength above all else.he preceved that they lacked that strength. He disliked it.
This was a new universe. He was excited by the oportunities it ofered. He decided to investigate further. He wanted to learn all there was to know about it. He was quite inteligence. He had the meens to gain that knowledge. He would learn those secrets. He would not wait.
“Captain’s log,under the supervison of chief engineer pitcarinan and doctors daystorm and marvic,final prelerations are underway to test out the new power saurce. All is going well so far. ”
“I have your diner!”smith said. “I’m not hungery!” Addison said. “You have to eat! Doctors orders! “Smith said. “Dr. Piper sent a yeoman to do his dirty work. Alright i will eat. I don’t promise to eat it all or enjoy it!” Addison said. “I can’t control that!”she said. Then she left.
The chime rang.”please don’t tell me he ordered desert! Come!”she said. The door opened,it was Elizabeth danner. “Is this a bad time?”daner asked.”yes but you can come in!” She said. “You seam down. I know you talked to lt. Shaw on sb 12. “Llz said. “Liz i don’t want to do this right now!”Addison said. “Look i know this is difficult !”liz said. “Lizzy this is beyond difficult. My best friend tried to kill me and thretened my family . Except she is not my friend or is she? I want to remember Alison as she was. Had she lived i would have wanted her as my maid of hournor,she would have been there at the birth of sarek and hanah. “Addison said.
“Had the incident not occured,your life might have taken a completly different course!” Liz said. “I know. That haunts me. How could it not? “She said.
“Addison why now? “Liz said.”i had moved on. I have been kept buisy. From our visit to Vulcan,the anipovnoids then the qaurentine,i had no time to think about it. Then seing shaw brought it all back. “Addison said.
“So are you going to give a satement?” Liz asked.”i have to say something. What i have no idea. I don’t have an opinion on. This. I have six and they all contradict eachorther. “Addison said. “Write that. The rehab commission will understand!”liz said. “Maybe ! I don’t want to think about it right now!” Addison said. “Fine!” Danner said.
The uss enterprise left the planet. “We have cleared orbit!”Ryan anounced. “Ok doctors! Its your show!” Addison said. Dr. Daystorm assumed one of the aft station. He presed a button.
The test ship cleared orbit. The vessel came alongside the enterprise. “Vessel is in position !”dassale reported. “I am in control of the test ship!” Daystrom anounced.
“Ok lets get it down. Set course for the test site Vincent !” Addison ordered. The navigatator set the course for the test site. “course plotted and standing by!” The helmsman reported.
“Doctor daystrom! Have the test ship set course for the test site!’Addison ordered. Dr. Daystrom. The doctor punch in a few buttons. The test ship course was ploted.
“Ready when you are captain!”marvic said. “Lets do it!” The captain said. The two ships went to warp.
End of part three
“Ok ! Let me get this straight you want to challenge a vulcan who has the eqivolent of multiple black belts in vulcan martial arts. A man who was moroned on a gasious planet with bairly enough oxygen and servived! “Adison said.
“I understand vulcan law premits a challenge for any reason including from a non vulcan. Tisek cannot refuse me! “Tim said.
“I am aware of vulcan laws and customs tim. Look if your ready to settle down,there are easier ways them challenging a vulcan ! Its a big universe ! There are plenty of electron in the universe!”she said.
“This is not a whim ! I did not wake up and decide to go pick a fight with a random groom! There is more to this!” Tim said. “Alright perhaps we should start from the beginning !” Addison said.
” i met sotril at the academy. A bunch of us were touring the plans of abraham in old qubec. I did not know most of the people on the trip. ”
” There was a battle hear?”sotril asked. Tim had no idea who she was. ” Yes! This area was controled by the french. Back then they usually did not engage in warfare at night. The french got very drunk. Thr british in long red over coats,don’t ask!,scalled the clifs and suprised everyone. This all but gurentied british dominence over most of north america. This ended french expansion in north america. It created a french province in an otherwise english nation ! ” he said.
” why would one be drinking and paryting in the middle of an unresolved conflict. It is ilogical!”sotril said. “I agree! To us it seams like a no braner. It is easier to coment hundreds of years later! “He said.
“You like history !”she asked . “Very much so! Its fasinating. I an not as versed on vulcan history . I know a little hear and there. “He said.
” I find a lot of humans clasify vulcan history as pree surek,post surek,human first contact,federation. ” She said. “I wish i could refute that but your probably right. I believe profesor gill is working on writing a vulcan historical primer for non vulcans. I am sure that his will be more informitive!”he said.
“Profesor gill is always very thorough with history . I am sure it wil be an excellent work! ” she said.
“I’m tim by the way! “He said. “Sotril! She said. “It is good to meat you!” He said.
“I considered it a chance encounter. It is a big campus. I never expected to see her again. We kept poping into eachother. Library ,sporting events, courtyard, we just kept running into eachorther. ” Tim said.
“May i speak to you?”she asked.” Of course! “He said. “I understand the sadie hawkins dance the women ask the man to be his date?” She asked. “It is a bit of a relic of a bi gone era. For some reason it has become part of academy tradition. ” He said.
” Will you be my date?”she asked . “Really ? Your really asking me. This is not some pratical joke! You were not put up to this by an uper classman?”he asked . “I am really asking you!”she said.
“She is always serious looking.at that moment i had never seen her so serious. I could tell by the look in her eyes that she ment it! I said yes. ”
“This one is a slow dence! Do you want to sit this one out?”he asked. “Are you tired? Do you need a break?” She asked. ” No!”he said. He took a hold of her. She was softer then he expected. He expected an non logical species to be cold,she was not. Bioligically they were not too different except that several organ like a heart is in a different place.
“I figured it was a one time event. I figured a long term relationship was out of the question. ”
“Then there was tisic. There was always tisek. Apearently they grew up together . They were neighbors. They frequented the same social circles. There was nothing between them. At least not as sotril saw it. Neither one was bethothed to anyone . Tisek hoped to presude her to mate with him. Had i not come into the picture ,they may have been maried long ago. She probably would have relented. I came into the picture ! I gues i upset his apple cart! ” he said.
” our relationship was ill defined for a long time. At some point we decided we decided we were a couple !” She said.
” Look i don’t know how to ask this but are we a couple ? Is this a friendship,more? I have no idea!” He said. ” I am agreible to us being a couple as humans define it!”she said.
“Graduation i decided to pop the question. We had both been asigned to uss. Nimitz. I tried not to give her any hints. I wanted it to be a complete surprise. ”
He tried to find her. He was beraged with every one and his grandmother literily. He finally came to her.
” Sotril can i talk to you?”he asked. “Of course! ” she said. They went to a sicluded area if the courtyard. ” Sotril ? We are at a turning point in our relationship! “He said.
“Yes i have noticed that as well!”she said. “Sotril !”he was sweting. He was nervous. He took out a box with a ring. He got on his knes. He had not planed that part. “Sotril will you marry me?” He asked.
“Yes i will !”she said. “Really ? Your sure? “He asked . “Yes i am sure! ” She said. He put the ring on her finger.
“It was great! Best six mouths of my life! Then she had a crises of faith in surek. She began to explore emotion. When she came to her sences,she asociated her brief flutation with emotion with me. I asured her nothing needed to change. I never expected her not to be logical . I fell in love with her! That included her logical side. I felt our diferences made us stronger. It made me a better officer. It forced me to look beyond the superficial or the serface. I can credet Vulcan philosphy with saving my neck on more then half a dozen ocasions. She just could not see it. One night i came home from my duty shift and all of her stuf was gone. She asked me for an anulment. She transferred to another ship. I never saw her again until now! Look nothing has changed. Not for me! I thought i moved on. I figured she maried tisek years ago. I can’t just let this go!” He said.
“Have you tried to talk to her?” Addison asked. ” i tried. It did not go anywhere . Smal talk mostly ! “Tim said.
“Maybe you should take this as a sign to move on. You can find someone else!” Addison said.
“I am not some raw cadet ! This is not a crush. It is not going to go away!” He said.
“You don’t stand a chance,not against tisek! Not even with the help of a championship. It would be a fight to the death. There has not been a challenge like this in cencuries. It is not worth it. You are a decorated officer with a bright future ahead of you. He will kill you because cultural codes demand it. ” Addison said.
” would you be wiling to settle for someone orther then ryian? “‘He asked. ” good point! Are you sure. You will either have to take a life or have it taken from you. Are you really prepared for that?” She asked.
” Yes i am !” He said. “I will talk to the ambassador but i can’t promise anything ! She said.
Home of ambassador sarek.
“Fasinating! Do you think this request was made with sound mind and judgement?” The ambassador asked. ” Not totally but i think he has thought it though. He has been though advanced combat training . He has been in several difficult situations. I stil don’t see him defeating tisik in combat!”Addison said.
“Tisik is an hournerable man. I have a great respect for him. I have eaquil respect for sotril. I suspect lt. Mathews will go ahead with the challenge regardless of my help or lack. With my help he may have a chance. “Sarek said.
“I would feel better if you did train him!”she said. “Tell him to meat me in my court yars at 0500 sharp!” He said. “You got it!”she said.