Non aligned space
“Personal log, the beroliens and the federation have had a straned relationship. They deal almost exclusively with the romulans. This has made us suspicious. We have had little dealings with them.
After an event like this,the beroliens can prove usefull. The federation has had no contact with the romulons sense the tomed incident 50 years ago. This seams to be the only way to get in contact with them. ”
Jack was dresed in civilian clothing when he entered the bar. He was careful not to be watched.
He was not sure what he was looking for. He ordered a romulan asle. He figured that would get someone’s attention. He sat at the booth. He waited.
He saw who he preceved to be the romulin concil. This representive could be the contact he needed.
“I thought romulan asle was illegal in the federation?”the concul asked. “I am not curently in the federation besides it is not illegal to consume only to import it into federation space witch i have no intention of doing. “Jack said.
“I see. You seam to like to live dangerously human! This is not earth!” The romulin diplomat said. ” this is a dangerous galaxy. A romulon planet one of your most populated colonies obiterated just like that! “Jack said.
“what do you know about that?”the alien diplomat asked.”not much. Your people seam to be keeping a tight lid on information on it. We oford to help but your government was not interested. “Jack said.
“We can handle our own problems human! “The romulan said. “Of course! I was not sugesting ortherwise! ” jack said.
“Good! This would be a bad time for the federation to take advantage of our ill foutune!”he said. “We are not like that! We will not use this to our gain. ” Jack tried to asure him.
“Then why are you hear?” The ronulan asked. ” a threat to the empire is a threat to the galaxy. Whoever did this to you is bound to come after us eventually. I was hoping to get information ,something. ” jack said.
“The rihansu intend to solve this problem on our own ! We are the masters of our own destiny. No one else. ” The man said.
“No empire is an island ! Tell your people we stand ready to asist should you need it!”jack said. With that he left the bar.
He knew he was watched. Probably local security,romulan agentcies probably others. He got a weird feeling from alien he did not recognize.
Jack went outside. The alien left too. Jack tried to not look desperate but to be deteemined.he wanted to get back to the shartle and be on his way back to the enterprise.
While his mission did not quite yield the results he wanted them to, he did get a message to the romulan government . That was not nothing. The consul was a minor functionary but perhaps he could get the message to someone higher up.
He neard the shartle. He had a gnawing suspicion that he was being watched. He instinctivly took out his phaser.
He was struck. He fell to the ground. “You have no business being hear! “The alien said. ” who are you? I have never sean your race before?” Jack said. “Who i am is unimportant! Do not interfear!” The alien said. The man struck him with a waund like device.
Jack limped back to his shartle. He fell unconscious before getting to the craft.
U.s.s enterprise -d
Rycer was very nervous. The federation ships were staring down the asana and vice versa. It made rycer very aprehensive.
“We are stil being hailed by the flagship !” Yar said. “He does not give up!” Worf said. “The asana are known to be relentless! Thet never yield easily !”data said. “I sence that keriek feels confident. Right now he feals over confident! He beleves he is in charge. I sense he is anoyed over our refusal to talk to us. “Deana said.
“So the delay tatics is workng! ” rycer said. “It seams so ! ” deana said. “How long do we intend to give them the cold soulder?”gordi said. “For the foresiable future! “Rycer said. “Inquiry? Cold soulder!”data Asked. “Never mind!”data said.
Qurters of the crushers.
Leslie came in. “Hi mom!”she said. Bevily was feeding her baby daughter. “Where is dad!”leslie said. “I am not sure? ” she said. “Is every thing ok mom?” Leslie asked. “Of course ! ” bevily said.
Jack woke up in some kind of cave. He was restraned. He saw several in hoods.
“So your awake?”the leader said. “What’s with the hoods?”jack said.”we like to mantain a certain animimity. Sense your going to die anyway. Why not reveal ourselves. He removed the hood. It was an asana.
Perhaps jack was right. The asana were involved in the attack on tridex. How he did not know. He hoped he would live long enough to figure it all out and convince others. That would be a tall order.
End of part 8.