” captains log,the enterprise is now in federation space. The bendali ship has backed off . those affected by the worms have begun treatment. Those affected who have begun treatment have responded well. ” Addison said.
Addison and Ryan walked hand in hand to sickbay. “Nervous?” Ryan asked. “A little! You?”she asked
“Yes I am. I am excited to not have worms climbing around my body “he said. “I know what you mean. I feel the same way. ” Addison said.
They arrived at the sickbay.the door opened.the two entered. “Ok get change and get on the bio bed. “Dr. Piper said.
Ryan changed into the blue cover l like robe with a black shirt. She wore the blue night gowan. Nurse chapel took some readings.
“Ok ? Are You ready?”Dr. Piper asked.”not really . let’s do it any way. “Addison said. Dr. Piper took out a hypo spray. She was injected with the futuristic syringe.
She started to feel odd. She did not know what to make of it. She started to feel some mild discomfort.
She took some deep breaths .she tried to deal with it as best As she could. The pain got worse. It was barible but not awesome.
She finally fell asleep. She has bizarre dreams. She had one dream where she was in the house of her step parents. Where she spent most of her childhood.
She saw Ryan. S he saw her son and daughter. She saw her step parents. She saw a group of Klingon zombies.she tried to protect her family.
She woke up. “Addie your safe!” Dr. Piper said. “Am I cured?”she asked.”you stil Cary the worms but they are dead they should dissolve in your syistims or you should pass it .at this point it is inert. “Christine chapel said.
“That is a cheery thought. “The captain said.piper laughed. Ryan had his son and daughter with him
“Addie you will be happy to know that Hannah is fine. There is no evidence that she was ever infected with the worms. ” Dr. Piper said.
Nurse chapel picked up Hannah and gave her to Addison. Adison picked her up. She kissed her head. “I am glad to hear that doctor.”she said.
“Captains log the landing party has completed there treatments. We are now heading to star base 42. ”
“Now on course!”dasalle said.”alright lets go out there!”she said.
Universe one a Klingon ship that was assumed to be destroyed in the mass crises reaks havoc.
Universe 2. The enterprise visits star base 42.
“Medical log, chief medical officer Mark piper reporting. After discovering a direlect vessel behind an asteroid field. Itapeared.originally it had appeared that the landing team were unaffected by the ship. We were mistaken. Correction I was mistaken.” the doctor said.
“Aperently some kind of worms had infected the landing party. I am reexaming the members of the landing party. ”
“What’s going on?”Addison asked. “It seams that my exam on the landing party were incorrect. I found worms inside myself and nurse chapel! I am now going to test all of you as well.”piper said.
“What kind of worms?”Addison asked. “I don’t know yet. “The doctor said.
“Addison please get on the table. “Dr. Piper said. “Just relax captain!”Dr. Mcbanga said. “Who are you?”Liz asked. “This is one of my staf doctors. He came a bored at the aldeberen colony.”piper said.
“Did you say aldeberen colony?”she asked. “Yes why?”the New doctor said. “No reason. “Liz said.
“You have the worms!” piper said. “Mark you said I was ok. “Addison said. “I know addie.I thought you were. I don’t know what happened. “Dr. Piper said.
“I have been nursing Hannah. I could have infected Her. ” Addison said. “I will have her tested as well. “Dr. Piper said.
“Are they a threat to our health?”Addison asked. “I don’t know yet. “The senior doctor answered. “Are we contagious?”Addison asked. “I am not sure. “Mark said
“What do you know?” Addison said. “Look I am stil early in this investigation. The only way for me to figure this out is for me to do my job. I can hardly do that with you yelling at me. “Dr. Piper said.
“Of course . your right. Procede. “Addison said. She went over to a corner.Liz was next she was infected. All of the team tested positive for the worms.
Then the doctor tested Hannah. Addison held on to her. “She does not have the worms. It is possible that they cannot be detected at this phase or because of het size. Right now she is negative. I am not ready to declare her worm free at this point. This is a good sign so far. “Piper said.
“Ok. Look Mark I’m sorry. My mama bear instincts kicked in. “Addison said. “I know. I will do everything I can. “He said.
“What now?” the security chief asked. “We need to find out if the rest of the crew not on the landing party is infected. I want to check in with sotril. I am hoping to be able to scan the crew at once. “Dr. Piper said.
“Do it. ” Addison ordered. “For Now are we basically a plague ship?” the chief of security asked. “I am afraid so bary. We will have to send a warning single. “Addison ordered.
“I will get right on it “the chief engineering officer said. ” ok good. ” Addison said.
“I would like to run more test. ” Dr. Mcbanga said. “Very well. “Addison agreed.
Dr. Piper explained the situation to the Vulcan first officer. “It s workable but it will take some time. Tim can you give me a hand?” She asked.
He came over to her. “Can you clear out that station ?”She asked.”sure babe. I mean sir. “He said. He Sat Down and cleared out the station. He got the station ready to be used for the experiment.
Dr. Piper and sotril then worked on creating the scanning device. The two tried to get the parameters for the scan.
“Alright it’s ready for the scan. “Sotril said. “Hear goes nothing. “Piper said. The science officer activated the scanners. “Orange will indicate infection. I have had the landing party tagged. I am having the computer filter them out. The computer will now show them as yellow. ” the science officer said.
“Acording to this only the landing party is infected. “Dr. Piper said. “Could these worms only be able to service on that ship?” Tim asked. “I have found no evidence that the worms are dying. It could be. ” Dr. Piper said
“We will need to keep testing in case there is a long incubation process. “Dr. Piper said. “Agreed. “The female first officer said.
Seated were captain mccomic , commander sotril,Dr. Piper, chief enginer pitcarin,security chief giotto, helm officer dashale, navigator Herrington com officer Palmer,yeoman Smith and doctor dahner.
“All tests show the crew that were not part of the landing party are not infected by the worms. The computer will continue to be scanned periodically. ” the female Vulcan first officer said.
“Is the worms confined to the host bodies?” Addison asked. “So far. We are checking and rechecking. “Pitcarin said. “Is the worms perisistic?” Addison asked. “No . not so far. ” Dr. Piper said
“Alright. We will remane inside the asteroid field for now. That will be all.” Addison said.
She went over to the first officer. “Look I want from this point for you to attend all Keating involving me. If you feel that I am incapacitated,you have to take command your duty is to the ship. ” Addison instructed her. “I will sir. I will do what I have to. ” she said .
“Good. I hope it won’t be necessary. I fear it might be. ” Addison said. “It is a distinct possibility. ” the Vulcan said. “I fear it may. ” sotril said.
“You wanted to see us?” Addison asked. “Yes I did. I have developed a very crude primer. It may be exact but I believe it is fairly accurate. I have the computer run the translation. ” Palmer reported.
“I found a message from the ship. I believe it is from the government of the sending ship. ” Palmer said.
“Play the message Audrey.” Addison ordered. “Right away Addison. ” she answered.
She played the transmission. On the screen was displayed an alien person. The alien looked human except with a ridge near the eyes. “If get this heed! If go to this ship. Do not return home ship. If return return. Worms unclean. Incuruble. Leave behind. ” the message ended.
“It seams that only the landing party is in danger. ” Palmer said. “How can that be? “Addison asked. “They went to a lot of trouble to try to get us to leave the infected behind “the chief said . “indeed They did. ” Addison said.
“This does not make sense. We are missing something. What I don’t know. ” Ryan said.
“I agree. ” Addison said. She paced around the room. Addison did not like any of this.
Lt. Palmer continued to check the logs from the ship. She reported to the captain on what she found. “Alright. The worms were accidently brought to the bendali home world from a near by world. The dutril. The worms are benign to the dutril but cause discomfort to the bendali. The worms were brought to this ship to be marooned. The creatures cannot be seen outside a host. Like us they developed a way to detect and trap them. I suspect there probably was some kind of buoy but it may have been destroyed after all these years. ” Palmer said.
“This was a plague ship or sorts. ” Addison said. “It seams so. ” Palmer said. “Our curiosity got the best of us. ” Addison said.
The asteroid did rocked. The enterprise shock back and forth. “Report!”Addison ordered. “Captain I am detecting the use of spacial charges. ” Jr. Science officer David ported.
“Long range sensors detect a ship. The vessel is more advanced but it is bendali.”sotril reported. “Hail that ship. Quickly. ” Addison ordered. The com officer sent the message.
End of chapter three.
“Commander sotril I want you to analize the tricorder. See if you can translate the ships information. ” Addison ordered. “Right away Addison!”the female Vulcan said.
“I want the away team to undergo a full medical evaluation.”Dr. Piper saId. “Realy doc! We have though the transporter bio filters.we went though full decontamination. Now you want to proke and prod us? “Addison said.
“Only in the interest of health and safety Addison!” Dr. Piper said. “I am not totally sure I believe you but ok. “She said. Piper laughed.
She got up from the comma d chair. “I will go first to set a good example for the crew. I want everyone examined. No one left out from the fun. ” Addison said.
Addison disliked doctors . she also disliked hospitals. She had spent a lot of time in one. As a child she was rescued on a life pod. Her parents were assumed dead. There bodies were never recovered.
As a young women she spent time in a rehab facility after the freighter she was on was destroyed. Then there was her time on Elba two. She disliked hospital and anything To do with medicine.
She felt bad about that. She liked Dr. Piper. He was funny and despite some of his quips had a good bed side manor.she could not get pass the fact that he was a doctor.
” just relax addie!”piper said. “I will remind you you are bound by the terms of the solartis convention.”she said. Nurse cheple chuckled.
The nurse adjusted her scanners.both checked and rechecked. Addison got nervous.especially when he got really quiet.
After a long silence ,Dr. Piper broke his silence. “Everything seams fine. You may go!”piper said. Addison got up from the exam table. Adison left the area.
“Liz your turn!”Addison said.”I can’t believe I have to go next!” Liz said. “That’s what you get for being my friend Liz.”Addison said. “Great!”Liz said.
Liz got on the table. She laid back down. The Dr. Began the examination.then the security chief,the captain yeoman,the helm navigator and tactical team were examined.
“Everyone seemed fine. You are all clear. “Dr. Piper said. “Your poking and proding was unnecessary. ” Addison said. “Poking and proding is the defense of shipwide security is no vice. ” the doctor said.
“Well I don’t know about that but ok doc. “Addison said. Piper chuckled. The landing party left the Suckbay.
Sotril devoted herself to her work. She was working on translating the data from the derilect. Her husband lt. Tim Mathews knew to keep his distance while she was working. Especially on a project like this. He gave her her space .
“Timothy you May talk to me now. I could use a brief reprieve. “Sotril said.he chuckled. ” how is it going?”Tim asked. “Well if I we’re human I would be extremely frustrated. “She said.
“I figured. ” Tim said. “The language is not similar to any language known to the federation data base. This is unusual. ” she said.”no clues at all?”he said.
“None. ” she said “it’s odd.the ship seemed to be set up to have crew yet there is no evidence of a crew .”Tim said.
“It is quite odd. I do not comprehend it. ” She said.”nor do I. The good news is out team is fine. I am assuming that this is more academic at this point. ” Tim said. “Yes true. Our mission is to explore the unknown. This would qualify. ” she said.
Conference room .
“Hey ry.”Addison said. “So we are kind of at a stand stil. “Ry remarked.”well I want to not why this ship is hear. If this is missing,I would like to be able to inform there government that we found there missing ship. “Addison said.
“I had a feeling that was the plan. ” ry said ” I can’t resist a good mystery.”Addison said. “Ad why am I not not surprised?”he asked. Enterprise
Liz saw yeoman Smith. She seemed to have a bizare look. “Ate you ok yeoman?”Liz asked. “I am not sure. I weird weird. I understand it. “She said. “Perhaps we should get you to Sickbay?”Liz suggested.”no I’m fine. “She insisted.
“Look you have been on an alien ship. It might not be wise to dismiss this. ” Liz said. “I am fine. ” Smith insisted.
“Alright but be carefull. “Liz said.”I will mam I promise you that.”she assured the ship’s psychologist.
Lt. Commander gioto looked over the alien ship. “It had advanced weapons.comprible to our armerments. Where are the crew?” the chief said .
“Could they have been abducted ?”Galloway asked. “Mayby. It seams far fetched. Then I remember we are in star fleet. We major in the far fetched. ” the chief said.
“We can’t rule outside interference in or out at this point. ” Leslie said. “I suspect that the ship may have been unmanned. ” the chief said.
Nurse chapel felt really odd.she could not explaine it but she knew that she felt weird.
“Are you ok Christine ?” the doctor asked. “I’m not sure mark.” she said.”are you feeling light headed?”Mark asked. “No I just feel weird. “She said.”get on the table let me check you out! ” piper said .
“I don’t think that’s necessary. ” the nurse said. “Not your call to make. You we’re on an away team on an unknown Ship I am not taking any chances .” Dr. Piper said.
“Very well. ” Christine said. She got on the exam table. He took out his scanning equipment.he looked her over.
“I am not detecting anything out of the ordinary. I am going to conduct some more in dept test. I do think it is necessary. “He said. “Very well.”she said.
“Commander I Think I may have a clue to dicifering the langrege of the mystery ship. It appears to be a close cousin of the drabeki . it is av very distant cousign however. ” lt. Palmer said.
“Can you develop a primer?”sotril asked. “I am close but I am having dicharacter with several characters. “Palmer said
“Send me over what you have. I will see if I can go from there. ” the Vulcan officer said.
“Sending over information now. ” the com officer informed the Vulcan science officer. The information was transfered to the science data.as soon as she had it,she looked over the data.
Dr .piper checked and rechecked. Finaly he found something. What looked like tiny worms that were swimming in her intestines.
“Mark! What is going on?”she asked.”either the equipment missed it or the creatures are mutating. “Mark said. “Cretures! I am being infested by creatures?”chapel asked. “They appear to be worm like creatures. Yes I am afraid that you are. If I am right the entire landing party is infested by these creatures as well. ” piper said. “Is there any thing you can do about it?” chapel asked. “Not yet. I will work on it. “Piper said.
Dr. Piper suspected that he probably had the worms as well.he had one of his doctors mcbanga check him out. Sure enough he carried the worms.
Qurters of Addison and Ryan.
“You ok ad?”Ryan asked. “I am not sure ry. I feel weird. “Addison said.”should we get you to sickbay?”ry said. “I am not going to call the doc for every issue. I just need to lay down. ” Addison said.
Addison was about to go to her bed room . “now hear this,all landing party members please report to sickbay. “Lt. Palmer’s voice said .
“I gues that settles it !” Addison said. “I gues it does addie.” her husband said. They got ready to go to the infirmary.
End of chapter two.
“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
Captain mccomic was given a tour of the ship. She was completely impresed with this ship. It was all that she hoped it would be.
They came to engineering. “Chief enginer pitcarn! I am so glad you agried to stay on ! “She said. “I was in charge of the refit. I wanted to make sure it is kept in one peace! ” pitcarn said. “He does not trust us!”enginer kyile said. “I am sure it is not personal !”mccomic said. The younger enginer laughed.
“Will we be able to lunch on time?” She asked. “I don’t see any reason why we would not. Every thing is falling into place. “Pitcarn said.
“I am glad to hear that! Your are living up to your reputation!”mccomic said. “Did you have any doubts? ” kyile asked. “No !”she said. She left the engineering crew.
The turbo lift opened,admiral komack,comadore Wesley and captain mccomic entered the bridge. “Captain on the bridge !” An officer said.
She looked over the bridge. This was about to be hers. She almost did not believe it. She had familerized herself with the ship. Reading about it was one thing,seing it was quite another.
“I understand our first mison is to sector x104?” The helmsman said. “the area has never been charted by star fleet mr. Dashale. So it could be boring or masivley exciting or anything in between !” She said.
“Very true. I have learned that from my time as a comanding officer!”Wesley said.
At the archives ,Alison closly looked over the biography of captain mccomic. She saw something that interested her. Mccomic had two children. A boy and a newborn girl.
Alison had wanted to be maried and have kids. Her time on the freighter was a temporary one.she wanted to settle down. Adison had not been like that.she had no real plans. Now suddenly every thing had gone upside down. She would not take it siting down.
“Well it is time for me to meat my godchildren!” Alison said. It would not be a happy reunion.
“Is all of the senior staff abored?”addy asked. “The first officer is on the serface but is on her way back. Every one else is onbored!” Ships psychatrist Elizabeth daner said.
“Good. When my family comes abord! Could you let me know?”she asked . “Of course!”danner said. ” i was not informed of civilians going to be permerment residents !”security chief gioto comented.
“My two children aged 2 and two mounths will be abored for the jouney! Is that a problem commander?” She asked.
“No i just wished i had been told ahead of time. Is there anything else i should know?”he asked. “Not that i am aware of!”she said. This was not encourging.
“Your maried and have kids. I did not think carer officers had family ?”yeoman smith asked. “I have never believed you have to sacrifice one for the orther! “Adison said.
Home of wiliam and elane mccomic
Concord new Hampshire
There was a knock at the door. Elane came to the door. It eas Alison. She wore a scarf to hide the masive plasma scar. “Hello ! I am a friend of adison. “Alison said.
“She is over on the enterprise. We are going to go over soon!”wiliam said. “You must be proud of addy! A wife,a mother,starship captain. She has done it all”Alison said.
“We very much are. When we first adopted her,we had a sense she was special ! “Elane said. “When i first met her,her life was off tract. She has turned it around !”Alison said.
“We knew that she would ! We knew her potential . We are glad that she turned it around !”elane said.
“Its funy in a way she is living the story that was suposed to be myine. I was the one with asperations. It did not work out that way! ” Alison said.
“How did you know addy?”wiliam asked. “We served on the freighter southwestern. We were best friends. “She said
“The destruction was the tipping point. She really changed after that. She took it as a sign. She is not the same person ! It was that tragidy that did it” elane said.
She saw the children. ” They are so sweet! They look like addy. I wanted children !”she said. “Your young. It not too late!”wiliam said. ” No one will mary me !”she said angrily. She pulled off her scar. They were agasped. “I will never be maried. Never be successful . Never happy! All i will have us regret! It is all because of adison. She is what she is at my exspense. I have never forgoten or forgiven !” She said.
The two were woried now. They were very uncomfortable by this.they senced something was teribly wrong. They were in danger. They were not sure what to do.
End of part three.