episode seven

Jack of all trades part five

“Captains log,it seams that my life is coming full circle. Several years ago I lost a friend and colegue captain Jean luc Picard.back then I spoke to his brother . now once again we are coming face to face. ”
“I am not sure witch part of this mission I am dreading more. Facing the asana fleet or facing colony governor Robert Picard ”
In the cave,Robert headed into the light. Robert looked Jean luc over.they had only met once. Both had left a lasting impression on the orther. ”
Jack looked over Robert.he looked older.it was the same man. “Governor Picard! It has been a long time?” “Jack crusher said. “It has captain. I see you have been promoted. “The governor  observed. “Yes I have”Jack said.
Jack found it very uncomfortable.  He got where he was because of Jean Luc’s death.  When Jean luc Died,Jack was given command of the u.s.s stargazer.   Then after the. Stargazer was lost and presumed destroyed , despite a. Brief sebatical. From. Starship command.,Jack. Became. Prominent on the short list of potential commanders of a galaxy class starship. And eventually captain of the enterprise d.  Jack felt that had Picard lived he would. Probably. On the short list to command the enterprise.
“I wondered if you might be the one to show up. “Robert said. “We don’t take kindly to incursion into our space. We especially do not invasion. This seams like s job for the flagship of the federation. “Jack told him.
“The asana took no chances. They brought a heavily armed fleet. My people were discrete but thorough. “Robert Saud.
An aid gave the captain a pad. He took it. “This information will be very valuable thank you! Jack said.”I assume the fleet is near by! The governor said.
“It is. The plan us this. We want to want to wage a multi prong plan. Our plan is to bounce of the planets secondary Sun and. Cause a momentary emp and create a planet ride power outage. Hear Is the hard part. I need a planet ride revolt. I think you know what this means. I’m asking you a lot. I don’t have an estimate for casualties amoung the civilian population but I expect it to be very high. “Jack said.
Robert thought it over. As governor he was responsible for the health welfare and safety of the colonest. Before today it had been an easy task. Scrapes and brushes and calises we’re the major concern. Now he faces mass casualties.
” once the power is out and the revolt has begun,the fleet will move in. If all things we’re eaquil the federation fleet would easily overwhelm the asana occupation force and retake the planet. The problem is the wormholes .we have no defence yet from them. They could send In more ships!”Jack said.
“Why go to all this trouble? This is a farming colony in a remote region. “Lous said.
“We don’t know. It makes no seance I agree. Once we have secured the planet we Will make sure we get to the bottom of this. I know I am asking a lot. I need your support governor.we cannot hope to accomplish the mission without your help. “Jack said.
“I am a farmer. A vineyard grower. I never wanted to be a politician or sn administrator. I wanted a new challenge. Lois hear convinced me to go along with this crazy scheme. Now I am left with an awfull choice. Virtuel slavery or mass casualties. Most of the colonest have been with the project from it’s very inception. Some were friends of my one I knew sense my chimdhood. Others have become friends really family . sense we arrived I have seen kids become young adults marry and have kids of there own. This is home . we are a family. Now I will watch as citizens colegues friends family die. This is way beyond  everything I can handle. ” Robert said.
“I know that governor. Both these options are bad. I agree. We cannot ignore this. “Jack said.
“I know that captain. You Will have my support and the support of my people! You have sacred task captain. We are pledging everything. If this fails there is no where else for us to go. We are putting everything on the line. Do not let us down. “Robert said.
“I won’t. You have my word. “Jack said. “No offense but I will hold you to it. “Robert said.
After several strategy seasons and other discussions,the crew headed back to the scout craft.
Lous came out. Jean luc told the crew to head on. Jack went over to Lois.
“You will have to forgive Robert. People skills have never been his strong suit. “He said.”it is good to finally meat you ,Jean luc spoke highly of you!”Jack said.
“We got into a lot of trouble growing up. Nothing too serious. I do miss him. He spoke about you. It seemed you took my place out there!”Lous said .
“Jean luc was one if those people you never quite get over. If he were hear he would probably quote Shakespeare. Lois I know my responsibility. I know it is your people that will do most of the dying. I don’t look into that lightly. “Jack said.
“You don’t owe Jean luv anything. He did not consider his sacrifice a debt that had to be repaid. You don’t have to justify your life. I knew him like a brother. He would not ask that of you. You don’t have to cure the tarelien plaugue or negotiate peace between the Klingon and romulons. He would probably kick your but for thinking that way!” Lois said.
“He would. “Jack said. “I know you will come though for us. Not to pay some imaginary debt but because that us who you are. That is the man Jean luc knew you to be. That is the man I am fairly certain you are. “He said .
Jack said his goodbyes. He went back to the craft. He closed the hatch . “lift off Mr. Data !” Jack ordered. The craft left.
Capital city of Mitterrand
Goverment complex
“The federation fleet is Just on the other side. They have amassed everything from syidny class ,Robert,miranda,neba,new Orleans,excelsior and ambassador. “An aid said.
“There have been some odd emissions from the Sun’s. I believe that star fleet may be conducting renonisence missions perhaps even meeting with colony officIal. ” another commander said.
“Jack crusher! He is behind it!”kernel said. “The enterprise Is not involved in the fleet. “Another said. “Jack is hear. It is a destiny to confront each other. One of us will triumph,the other will be dead. “Keriek said.
“We must locate Robert picard and the orther  leaders. We need to have massive crackdown . “captain derex said.
“Not yet. Any crackdown will accelerate action by star fleet. We must be patienct. The battle will acur soon enough!” Keriek said.
“The cabinet and key m.p are insisting you return to asana prime. You are not a. Admiral any more. You are president ,emperor. You must return home!”Derek said.
“No ! I control my own destiny! I will not watch the battle from the home world. I did not seize control of the asana empire to hide in my office. I will lead our people to victory. Tell the cabinet ministers that I will return when the empire is secure. Not before. Remind them that most of them we’re back benches or so far at the bottom of civil service that 80 percent of our population had to die before they were In the line of sucesion. “Keriek said.
Keriek dismissed the advisors And commanders. They quickly left the office. “Why do you risk alienating your ministers and General staf. We need there support. “Jurome his chief of staf said.
“I am the chosen of the jurendra. I need no one but them. None of them are loyal to me or the empire. There loyalties are to the.ages.they would sell me out In a heart beat. They would sell out there families to save themselves. They have no love for me nor I for them. They see me as k see them a means to and end. Nothing more. There will come a time when it will come down to either them or me and I won’t hesitate to dispose of them before they dispose of me.the future does not belong to them. It does not even belong to me. It is the jurendra. “Keriek declared.
“Of course Excellency!” Jerom said.
U.s.s enterprise
Bridge
“I was beginning to worry!’bill said. “Not to worry number one ,I know what I am doing!”Jack said. “Of course sir. “Bill said .
“The colony is on bored. Mr. Data stand by the e.m. lt. Yar before we deploy it I need to send the message now using the code we agreed apon. “He said. “Understood!” she Said.
Later
Bridge
Everything is in place sir! ” Bill said. “Adres intercraft!”Jack ordered. “Your on sir!”yar said. “Attention all decks all divisions this is the captain. The mission of star fleet is one of peace and exploration. As a late friend of mine often reminded me star fleet is not a military organization. In s case of attacks we are empowered to defend ourselves and our protecorates. Today we put it all on the line. For the colony below it is everything. We can retreat they cannot . we don’t know how far the asana will go to hold on to the planet. We must assume that they will go scorched earth If they have to. End!”Jack said.
“Chanel closed!”yar reported. “Mr. Laforge take us out. Mr. Data procede!”Jack ordered.
End of

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episode seven

“Brothers in arms”

Previously on star trek the chronicles of Jack crusher.
While on an away mission,then lt.commander Jack crusher’s best friend captain Jean luc Picard is killed. Jack is given command of the stargazer.
At the visitation of the body,Jack meets Robert the brother of Picard. Robert tells how the two had been estranged. Jack gives his condolces.
Uss enterprise mission to farpoint is interrupted . the asana begging an attack on the federation.
An asana admiral who dissapered returns. The admiral has seized control of the asana empire.
The universe sealed to have been created as a q experiment. Several entities with the ability to discern temporal abnormalities object to the existence of Jack. Q has for the time being convinced them to not harm Jack. F
And now tonight’s episode.
U.s.s enterprise D
Qurters of Jack crusher
He had the same dream ever sense the creature had tried to envelop him.it was the event that changed his life in ways he could never quite understand. One that shock him if he knew. 
He was back on the away team. He saw his best friend and commanding officer taking a phaser blast ment on him. Jack ran over to him.
Then the scene flashed ahead to the morgue. Bevily had agreed to come with him to meet the brother of Jean luc.
Jean luc  had spoken about his brother Robert frequently. He knew they not see eye to eye on many things. Robert cared more about the family vineyard. Jean luc had been the only one In his family who had looked to the stars.
Jean luc had been the family favorite. He broke every rule his farther had made and got away with it. Then he broke his parents heart by going to star fleet. It steamed his relationships with his family.
Jack and heavily met up with Robert outside the morgue. “It was good of you to come!”Robert said. “It was the least we could do!”Jack crusher said .he had visible wounds.
They went to the vault. The body was retracted . “It should have been you Jack! You should be dead not him!”Robert declared. The blanket was removed. It was revealed to be him. Then he woke up.
“Jack! .you ok? “Bevily asked. “Yea! Bad dream!” he said. “You have been having a lot of those lately. “Bev said . “I know!”he said. ” you ok Jack?”she asked. “I’m fine bev. ” he said.
He started to get out of bed. “Where are you going?”she asked. “I am going to roam the ship for a bit. Tire myself out!”Jack told her. “Oh ok. “She said.
He kissed her. He then left the quarters. She went back to bed. He went though the hallways. There was little activty right then. Tecknically there was no night of day in space. Most federation starship ran on a 24 Hour day. If you were on day watch you got up when the cronomitor said it was morning and slept when it said it was night.
This reminded him of an event from his past. “Roming the halls at this time a night Jack?”Jean luc Picard said. “I could say the same about you?”Jack said. “True. I still can’t believe this is my ship. It may not be an excelsior or ambassador but I like it. “Jean luc said.
“You think I will ever command a starship?”Jack asked. “Tired of being my understudy Jack. In all seriousness I know you will. You will be a good one!”Picard told him.
  Jack got so lost in thought that he almost ran into lt. Worf. “Sorry Mr. Worf I did not see you there. “The captain said.
“It is quite alright sir!”Worf said. “I am usually not up at this time a night.”Jack said. “I did not think so.”Worf said. “I have a lot on my mind ” Jack said.
“You have seemed restless ever sense the gravity well tried to envelop you!”Worf said. “You noticed.it was probably petty noticible. “Jack said. “A little bit!”Worf said.
“14 years ago my commanding officer and close friend died saving my life. Ever sence then I have felt that I was on borrowed time. I can’t shake it!”Jack said.
“You were given an incredible gift by your former commanding officer. It is your duty to live to the fullest!”Worf said.
“I have tried. Odd I have thought what if I had not lived. I would not have two daughters and a son. I would not have commanded this ship. Funny I bet Picard would command the ship. “He said.
“Despite what could have happened. The most importent is what did happen. You are where you need to be. ” Worf said. Jack hoped that that was true.
Planet Cousteau
The planet was a New colony started a few years earlier .the colony was part of a project ten years in the making. The planet was a collaborative effort betweehn private group’s and teraform command.
Four years ago the actual community was started. People began to move in and start a life. The population included young families just starting out. It also included young adventures. There were middle aged and retires. There were humans and aliens. So far it had been a success.
The capital city was the crowning achievement. In the town square the governor looked over the town. He stil could not believe he was hear. He never thought he would leave France or earth. He was not an adventuer.
Hear he was. After the death of his brother his focus changed. He was different . he had been a committed belchor. He met Marie. They got married and had a son.
The colony was the brain child of a child friend of her brother. Lois talked about nothing but the project. Robert and Lois has never been close. After the death if Jean luc,he was his only link to Jean. Lois was the concept guy but did not have the practical fall though.that was where Robert came in.
Robert did not want to be governor but everyone wanted him to do the job. Finaly he took the job. The planet was in the heart of the federation and not considered in trouble.
Asana ship
Bridge
“We are in position !” the helm officer reported. “Excellent! Procede!” keriek ordered.
The door way opened, several ships entered the worm hole. The wormhole led the ships just outside the planet Cousteau.
End of part one.
Notes
There had not been a lot of details on the death of Jack crusher. It was on an away mission led by Picard. The Information we do have is from Wesley in encounter at farpoint. The other is a dream sequence perpetrated by a telepathic alien trying to steal memories. The flashback is not particularly realuble. I have tried to peace to gather the flashback using those sources.
Robert and his wife and son appeared in “family” Robert was played by Jeremy Kemp.
I did not have a name for this so I called it the Jack crusher chronicles. It is paying homage to terminator the Sarah corner chronicles. There is definate similarities beyond just the title.

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episode one

Encounters

Planet elderel four
The transporter beam emurged. The away team emurged on the serface. The team leader tapped on the com badge. “Picard to stargazer! “Picard said.
“No response!”jack crusher said. A large projectile came at the team. Picard pushed jack out of the way. Picard was hit by a phaser. Picard was hit. Picard with his last ounch of breath fired on the sniper. The shiper was hit. Another sniper struck picard. Picard died instently.
Crusher and the rest of the team hit the attackers. Jack feared that they would all suffer the same fate as his friend jean luc. He would not let that happen . No more,He thought to himself. He would not let anyone else die today. At least not on his watch.
Jack knew that they had to get passed the jamming device. He did not know how. The team fired on the attackers. The attackers were determined to bring down the team. Jack would not let them. They would not go down,not like this.
The team kept on. They fired there phasers. Suddenly the stargazer apeared in the sky. “Away team!we stil can’t lock on to your signal. We are trying! “The actimg captain said. “We will try to hold on until then!”jack said. The stargazer fired on the serface hoping to convince the enemy forces to standown. The stargazer tried to avoid serious fire.  they wanted to avoid injuries on both sides. The team had to get back to  the ship in one peace.
The team tried to move to a safe distence. They hid near a rock face. The stargazer kept mantaninting fire.
“Sir! I believe i have located the source of the dampening field!”one of the team members said. He informed jack where it was. The rest of the team covered him. Jack went and fired on the necklace of the enemy leader. The neclace was hit.
The team was beamed back to the ship. The stargazer went to warp.
Earth
Lavere france
The recovering jack crusher went to the door of the ansesteral home of picard. Robert picard answered the door. ” Mr. Picard. I regret to inform that your brother jean luc is dead. “Jack said. “Can i see him?”robert said.
Jack escorted robert to the mougue. “You don’t have to do.this!”jack said.”yes i do!”robert said. He brought him to picard. The blanket was removed from his head. Robert was in shock.
“Its funy,we were not that close. We really never had been. I regret that he is dead. I fugured.we evenualy work things out. Now i gues that wont happen !”he said.
“I am sory for your loss!”jack said.”you maried!”she asked.”yes i am! ! “He said. “Do you have children ?”he asked. “A son! “He said. “He would not consider his sacrifice a veign one!”robert said.
“It does not make it any better!” Jack said. “Understanible. Live a long productive life!make his sacrifice count! “Robert admonished him. “I will! I sware it'”he said. ” I wish you all the best lt. Commander crusher!”robert said. ” and you mr. Picard!”he said. With that they departed.
End of part one

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