“Rising stars” “other half”
“Captain’s log, the planet tricea has invited a federation starship senior staf to paticipate in a planet wide meating. The meating is part business but pegentry. It is reminiscent of the native American pow row. Usually off worlders are not alowed to paticipate. We have been alowed to attend. “Addison said.
“I am not alowed to have my comnunicator in the room. In an emergentcy i can be reached though the porter!” Addison said.
“I understand sir!”kyile said. “Commadore Wesley is near by. You can always contact star base 12.”she said. “I got it!” Kyile said.”manny will be going on shore leave. Just make they understand they are clear on star fleet rules on leave on non aligned worlds. Have them refer to star fleet general orders. You may want to brush up on them as well!”she said.
“I will addy!”kyile said. “Your cleared for clasified bulitens. “She said. “I know the pricedure and i know my responsibilities. “Kyile said.
The two entered the transporter room. “You want me to go now don’t you?”Addison said.”look i know the enterprise is just as mutch one of your kids as sarek and hannah but i can do this. I am a gradute of mit and Oxford and star fleet command school. I am a skiled engineering and command officer. I know what I’m doing !”he said.
“Ok. I trust you. I really do. I will leave you now. Good luck!”Addison said. “You too Addison !” Kyile said. “Coordinates set!”takigewa said.”enerzize!”She said. The chief activated the beam. The captain was beamed to the planet.
“If she tries to beam back up .. pretend you did not hear it!”kyile said.” Understood! ” the chief said. He chuckled.
“I have to prove that i can handle this don’t i?”kyile said. “Its not you. If ryian were in command she would worry. “Takigawa said.”i know! I don’t take it personaly. “Kyile said. “You will be fine john!”he said.
“Your sure your ok?” Nurse christine chepel asked. “Yes. Chris you traned a great nursing staf. I can muddle though for the next few days. I assure you i will be fine!” Dr. Mcbanga said.
“I can stay!”chepel said. “You need a break. I am not sure your choice of how you plan to leave is the best idea. “He said.
“Yes i think it is. Look rojer was my fiencae but he has been a good friend a lot longer. “She said. “Be careful. I just don’t want to see you hurt!”dr. Mcbanga said. “I apreciate that. I will be careful. ” christine told him. “Alright!” Dr. Mcbanga said.
A shartle bay came into the bay.the craft came in and landed. The scout ship completed the landing procedure. Lt. Robert Tomlinson was watching the craft comming in.
The door opened,a young women in a starfleet yellow dress. It was his fiencae angella martine teller.
“Angela !”Tomlinson said smiling. She lit up as soon as she saw him. He ran over to her and gave her a great big hug. The last time he saw her was after the incident with the Taiwan when they were held by the intergatic body. He saw an alien representation of Angela recently.
“I missed you!”robert said. “I missed you!” Angela said. They left the hanger bay walking hand in hand. The door closed behind them.
Qurters of ensign mescha davis.
Ensign davis was haunted by a previous mission. Memories would randomly come in to her.mind. the chime rang.
She did not hear it at first. She finally heard it. She opened the door. It was yeoman smith. “Are you ok?”smith asked. “Yes of course!”davis said.
“Are you sure?”smith asked. “Yes i am. A buch of us are going to part of the planet that does not observe the assambly. It is a high turest area want to come?”smith asked. “No i am not much of a tourest”davis said.”are you sure?” Smith asked.”yes but thank you! ” davis said.”ok!”smith said. The yeoman left.
“The area is mostly desolate. There are plenty of animal and plant life!” Galloway said.”you want to observe? ” leslie said. “Yes. That is it!” Galloway said.”i am not sure this is quite my cup of tea!” Leslie said. ” Come on! Will you come? I need someone to come with me!” He said. “Alright ! I will go with you. I hope i don’t regret this!”he said.
Checov ran to catch up with irina galiunion. He called her naime several times.finally she caught up with her. “Irina!”checov said. “Hello pavil!”she said. “I vas vondering if you vanted to go out somevhere on the planet?”he asked. “Pavil ve are not a couple any more!”she said.”i know that!”he said. “I am sorry. This is just not a good idea!”she said.
“Your probably right. I am sory i brought it up!”checov said.”no its ok!”she said. Then they dispersed.
Tim Mathews walked though the coridor. He said hi to yeoman Julianne hewit and a few orthers. He went to his qurters. He missed sotril. He decided to make the best of it. It would be a long time.
End of part one
“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.
On the view screen was displayed the federation surgon general.
“We have contacted the Klingon though a bavk chanel. They are not happy to say the least. Klingon news outlits are caling this a plot by the federation to destobolize there empire. They have sent ships to the Klingon -federation border. We are trying to share our information with them but they don’t want anything to do with that. “The surgon general said.
“Do we know how bad the virus has spread?” Dr. Pipper asked. “No we do not. We are getting varied reports but nothing tangible. This virus has spread beyond the orginal qarentine. “The surgon general said.
“I assume that we are planing to set up a new qarentine zone?”piper asked.”we are but we fear that any qarentine zone will be inacurate. We have to start somewhere! “The federation oficial said.
“This thing will continue to spread!”sotril said. “Yes. We need to find the Plymouth. We want you to escort the palmyra to the qarentine zone command and then look for the Plymouth !”the oficial said.
“Understood! We will get right on it. “Addison said. “We will stay in touch !” The oficial said. “Agreed!”she said. The message ended. The screen was deactivated.
“Captain’s log the enterprise has arived at the qarentine command center and is terning over the s.s palymyra to there custody. We are planing to move on. Our mission is to locate one of there sister ships and escort it to the qarentine zone and determine where they have been.”
“Addy you need to hear this!” Lt. Palmer said. ” a spokesman for the edenites is claming that the federation is persicuting the edenites. They claim that the edenites are being falsly acuused of carying the virus. They say this is part of a propiganda campaign to discredet the group. The press secritary for the president has stated that the qarentine is necessary to combat this virus. These acusations are ludacris. “The reporter jesica Armstrong said.
” Really ? The edenites are turning this political. This virus is devisating. It is no laughing matter!” Addison said.
“I know that! “Irina said. “Why won’t your people take it seriously?” Addison asked.
“Manny edenites suffer from persicution complex. Manny are from minority ethnic groups on there planets or in other minority groups . Despite the benevolent history of the federation,to the edenites they are an empire run by herberts who don’t understand them!” Irina said.
“Rad is the son of a diplomat. Severen was a leading scientific mind on his world. How can they not see this?”Addison asked.
“They have gotten caught up in there own ideology. Many see themselves as the man in the cave. They believe that like the priosonor who see the world outside the cave,they understand the true nature of the universe. We hold on to the cave. This was why i left. I came to see that they took it too far. “Irina said.
“They could cause this virus to spread to areas it need not have spread. We could have had this virus contaned. The edenites will be held acontible for this!”piper said.
“I have found the Plymouth. They are under attack by a Klingon battle crusher !”sotril anounced. “Dawn it! Alright plot an intercept !” Addison orddered. Irina ploted the course. The ship went to warp in order to rescue the Plymouth even though they have caused so much trouble. The enterprise was off.
End of part five
The security team suited up in the presure suits that would allow them to acess a potentialy desease rittled environment. Galloway,leslie and orthhers were ready.
“You don’t seam happy chief?”irina said. “Its these edenites. Don’t get me wrong i understand that technology has been put on a bigger pedistal that it needs to be. I understand that we are overelient on it. They don’t take anything seriously . Life is one big joke.”gioto said.
“You don’t like edenites?”irina asked. “They don’t respect authority . They don’t get things. They believe they can summon some magic peace fairy and every thing will be allright. That is not how it is! A few years ago i was stationed on the planet calrisian, some rougue klingon decided to make a name for himself. He tried to attack the planet. We were in a fire fight. The edenites there tried to surender. The Klingon don’t take prisioners. Four dead two injurred all edenites. “He said.
“We are all ready sir!” Lt. Galloway said. “Ok lets do it! “Gioto said. “Funy that why i left! “She said. “You were an edenite! I’m sory i was blowing off steam!” He said . “Relax commander i agree with you. That was why i left!”
They put there helmits on and entered the transporter room. “Coordinates are set!”chief takigawa said. “Phasers on stun?”Leslie asked. “Yea! I am to avoid confrontation !” Gioto said. They put the helmits on. Gioto gave the clearence to activate the beam. The landing party was off.
The team emurged on the bridge . Adam started chanting herburt. The others except for rad joined in. Sevrin was reluctant at first but did join in.
“Please can we talk!”gioto said. They were shouted down. Irina got there attention. “Irina?” Raf said. “You have joined the hurberts?” Adam asked.
“Look you all may be very sick. You must be screaned! “Irina said. “Sick that is pure bunk!”adam said. “We are perfectly healthy !”sevrin said.” This dease is very deceptive. It comes on suddenly. You can cary it and infect orhers without it efecting you!”irina said. “All hurbert talk. It is just jibber jabbwr designed to make herberts seam importent! We dont reach you any more!”adam said.
“This is unecessiary. We will not contact any world . Please just let us go on our way!”severin said. “Come on rotia,you headed up desease prevention on tiburon,you know i canot do that!”she said.
“You herberts! Everthing is a crises. You need to calm down,mellow out. “Adam said. Many agreed. “We are doing the screaning wrether you agree or not ! “Irina said. “Very well!” Severin said.
“Addison one of the ocupants is a catulan named tango rad. “Sotril said. “Oh no! His farther is the catulan ambassador. This just gets better and better! “Addy said. “I don’t care about charging them although i think they are up to what 9 violations . The one thing i have never understood is extreme views. These edenites have good points but they have to go to the extreme. It turns people that might listen off even drive them to the orther side!” Addison said.”it is how things go in many cases!”sotril said. “I know! These are parilous times. The entire federations security aperatus has been comprimised. We stil don’t know how bad. Romulons and Klingon are showing the flag at there borders. Who knows what the tholiens are up to. We stil have this silly embargo by the league of interstellar law.now this virus. The edenites have terible timing. “Addison said.
Dr. Pipper,mabanga and chepel and the rest of the medical team got to work. “T’pring it is agreible to see you again !”mcbinga said. “And you!”she said. “I am suprised to see you among the edenites!”the doctor said. “To the suprise of manny,the views of’edenite’ And surek are not as oposed to each orther as one may think!”t’pring said. “Perhaps. Fleaing a qarentine zone and risking spreading a nasty virus is hardly logical. “The doctor said. T’pring had no response.
Chief pitkaren looked over ships system. Pitcarin was impresed with the class of ships that the palyma was part of. The somerset class. The crew had made several enchancements. He was quite impresed. He wished he could hire some of these people. They were good.
“Judging by the long faces i take it you don’t have good news?” Addison asked. “Hardly!”dr. Piper said.
“Ok mark you first then pitcarin!” Addison said. “They all are infected with the bp. Why they have not shown syimptons who knows. ” mark said.
“I take it your news is worst chief?”Addison asked. “It is Addison ! The ship has been to several ports of call in the federation and the nutral planet of gandalf three. There was a Klingon vessel was present. It has returned to Klingon space !” Pitcarin said.
” Please tell me there is not more? “Addison said. “The ship met up with another ship s.s Plymouth. Some of there crew went on it. “Pitcarin said.
“This virus could be every where! “Dassale said. “It looks like it! “Pipper said. “Alright. Lt. Palmer send this to the surgeon general and to star fleet command. “Addison said.
“We will need to expand the qarentine!” Commander giito said. ” what do we do about the Klingons!” Yeoman smith asked. “The federation will contact them. They will probably claim we infected them on perpose as some kind of viral warfare. They may use this as justification for military action! “Addison said.
“I am thinking that they will!”sotril said.” This will be difficult days! Lets be on our game!”Addison said. Every one agreed.
End of part four.
” So i hear your planing to adopt miranda?” Addison asked . “I have given it a lot of thought and i think i can be a mom!” She said. “I think it is a good idea! You have my full support !” Addison said. “That meens so much comming from you! Look i was wondering you and ryan would be wiling to be her godparents ?”she asked.
“Sotril and tim asked us to be there child’s godparents. I would be honored!”she said. “If it is too much..” she asked. “I am happy to. I am going to keep you too heathy. On the freighter they said i was destened to have 80 cats!” She said.
“Mayby i won’t be known as a walking frezer unit anymore! “Danner said.”i would not get too hung up on that. Dasal was out of line. ” Addison said. “I gues i should losen up!”danner said. ” be who you are! ” Addison said. “Easier said then done at times!” Liz said.
“Look you ok liz. Ever sense you came back from that planet,you are different! “Addison said. “I am not ready to talk about it!” She said. “Ok if you need to talk about it,i am hear! ” Addison said. “Thank you!”she said.
Addison and danner entered the bridge. “Captain on the bridge !”yeoman smith said. Sotril got up from the command chair. The captain sat down in the command chair. Sotril returned to the science concil.
Addison noticed someone she did not recognize. “Who is this?” Addison asked. “This is ensign irina galiunion. She borded the enterprise at the elbeberen colony!” Dasale said.
“What did you say?” Liz asked. “I borded at the eldeberen colony. I was thrilled when i was asigned to the enterprise!” She said. “It is good to have you abored !”Addison said. “Thank you sir!” She said.
“Addison you have an incoming mesege from the federation surgon general dr. Andrae more !” Lt. Palmer said. “I will take it in the conference room. Sotril you have the bridge!” Addison said. “Understood!” Sotril said.
Addison entered the conference room. She sat down and activated the view screen. On the screen the oficial apeared.
“Captain! There has been a masive outbreak of bennetprosser 114 virus on the edge of federation space. The area has been sealed off and qarentined. “He said.
“I am sory to hear that. I have seen the results of b.p 114. I would not wish it on anyone. “Addison said.
“A civilian vessel palmyra atempted to get pass the blokade.unfortunately they suceded. We are not sure where they went. The crew was checked out on deniva and they did not apear to have the virus. This strain pops up without warning. We have no idea where they are. Under the law anywhere they go has to be qarentined. “The surgon general said.
“I understand sir!”she said. “Time is of the essence. I need the enterprise to locate the palmyra and stop the ship from getting any further. We then have to determine where they been. This is urgent!” He said.
“Will you send us all the pertinent data?” Addison asked. ” Sending now! Please find them before this epidemic spreads to all corners of the federation!” Morre said. “We will !”She said.
“We will stay in touch. Federation out!”he said. She turned off the screen. ” captain to the bridge !”Addison said.”go ahead captain!”sotril said.
“Lt. Palmer will receve coordinates. As soon as irina has them,set course for those coordinances best possible speed!” She said. “Will do!”sotril said.
Lt. Palmer got the coordinates and sent it to irina. She laid in the course. Lt. Dasal entered the course and the ship went to warp.
Asembled was captain mccomic,commander sotril,dr. Piper,dr. Danner,lt. Dasalle,irina,commander gioto,chief pitkarin,and lt. Palmer.
“The civilian vessel palymra has gotten passed the star fleet blokade. The vessel is on the lose. The vessel is manned by edenites!” Lt. Commander gioto said.
“Our mission is to locate and asertain where they have been and who they may have come into contact with!”Addison said.
“Did i hear you right? Edenites? “Irina asked.” Yes they are edenites?” Gioto said.
“What are edenites?” Dr. Pipper asked. “They are a group of people from several different races who are searching for basically the garden of eden. They believe the garden is on a planet. “Irina said. “They are esentialy space hipies!” Gioto said.
“Will they listen to reason ?” Smith asked. “We don’t know! Our orders are to get them back into the qarentine zone. “Addison said.
After a while the captain dismished the meating.everyone got up from the table. After everyone left Addison and irina were stil there. “Captain! I used to be an edinite. “Irina said. “They don’t seam to acknowledge any authority by the federation or any orther government. “Addison said. “They see the only government that efect them as there group. “Irina said. “Do they fear the virus?” Addison asked. “They do not believe they are imortal or indusyrible. They don’t like to be brothered. They don’t believe what goes on out side there organization afect them. I know it probably does not make any sense!”she said.
“I don’t want a fight between the enterprise and the crew of the palmyra. Will you act as a liasion between us and them?”Addison asked. “I will captain but i don’t know if they will listen. I am a trator. I Am coleberating with the hurbert. ” She said.
“I am glad your hear!” Addison said. “I will do all i can captain. I don’t want the virus to spread and i don’t want edenites to get sick or die. “She said.
“Thank you. Please for now on call me addy or Addison. I am not mych for titles especially within my senior staf!”she said. “Very well Addison !” Irina said.
“Well you sound crankier then normal mr. Gioto!”piper said. “Well mark the idea of space hippies. Science and technology has alowed us to solve a lot of problems. No it is not the end all be all but i don’t want to go back!”gioto said.
“Not all edenites want civilizations to go back!” Irina said. “I take it some do?”dassale asked. “Some lt. Not the mojority!”irina said.
“Addy i believe i have found the palmyra. “Pitkarin said. “Irina vincent you know your job. Lets get it done!”Addison said. The ship headed for the palmrya.
End of part two