episode 8

Mystery ship part six.

“Captain’s log, the enterprise discovered dibre that appeared to be a federation ship. The ship turned out to be from another reality. This led to a confrontation to an alien ship. Now we are in another reality”
Bridge
“Captian originally we suspected that the debre from the explosion was fixed. Upon deeper scrutiny we have concluded that the wake is expanding. It is at a slow rate but it has gotten wider and wider. “Data reported.
“Do you believe that this will continue ?”Jack asked. “I do ! “Worf announced. “If it continues at the current rate it will envelop the alpha qudrent within filthy earth years.”data said .
“Will the same thing occur in our universe?”bill asked.”I cant give you a definitive answer but I am prety sure the answer is yes!”data said.
“Is this preeminent?”Bill asked .”we have no way to know but I suspect the answer is yes. At least for quite some time. It is probably like any other deluge! There are always as humans call them scars!”data reported.
“Can you find an area not under the curse of the Gray field?”Jack asked. “The closest is the Pendleton sector. !”Worf announced.
“In our reality that is home to star base 345. Hopefully it is in there space as well.
Plot a course helm!”Jack ordered. “Aye sir!”gordi responded.the enterprise went to warp.
Star base 345
Control center
“At least three star syistoms have become a waste land. ” the tech announced. “We have lost so Manny ships. “Commander qunceros said. “We have incoming. It has a star fleet warp signniture however it is not any vessel we have on fille. “A com tech said.
“Do you have a visual?”the commander asked. “Yes I do!”the tech said. “Lets see it!”qinceros ordered.
On the screen,the image of a gigantic starship was displayed. “That is like no other ship we have in the fleet. “Qunceros reported.
“The ships call letters is issued enterprise ncc 1701-d. “The science tech said. ” enterprise? The enterprise name was retired after the destruction of the enterprise b. .there will never  be another enterprise!”Qunceros commented.
“We are being hailed. “The tech said .”on screen !” the commander said. The screen was activated. On the screen was displayed the image Of the enterprise bridge.
“This is captain Jack crusher of the starship enterprise!”Jack said. “That is not possible. Jack crusher died 15 years ago.”Qunceros said.
“Orphil we are from a parallel realty. The deviation that has transformed part of your galaxy into a waste land has had effects on ours as well.”Jack said.
“Why should we trust you captain. Parts of the universe are gone. Why should we just accept your story ar face value?” the second in command asked. ”
“We are both Starfleet officers. We both took an outh to defend the federation and to be loyal to it. I take it very serious!”Jack said.
Argyile stepped out of the shadows.”come on Orphil. We need to help each other! We can’t do this alone!”Argyile said.
“You commanded the argonaught. The ship is missing, assumed destroyed “Qunceros said.”the arganought was destroyed. I saw the dibre. In my reality I was a chief engineer. I naver became a starship captain. ” Argyile said.
“This is hard to believe.”the commander said.” “I understand. We need your help. We have to work together. “Jack said.
The commander found all this hard to take. “Is any of this possible ?”the commander asked. “Theoreticaly yes. It is possible but quite improbable!”the tech said.
“Orphil I know this is all very hard to take in but we don’t have a lot of time. “The chief engineering officer said.
The starbase commander considered his next move. “Captain you May come down. We will fully cooperate. “The commander said. “Thank you commander. We will be right down!”he said. “Please bring commander argyile with you. “The station commander said.
Operations center.
Star base 381
The captain,first officer and the chief enginer emerged inside the command center. “Hello big!”qinqeros said. “It is good to see you Orphil. I gues we are friends In the other reality as well !” the commander said “I don’t know about that!”he said in a jovial manner. The commander laughed.
“I have looked over the research you sent US. It does seam that the expense is expanding and will continue to expand!”the tech said.
“It destroys everything it touches?”the station commander asked. “Yes it does. As it expands it will destroy what it comes into contact with. It renders the area inert. ” the engineering officer said.
“Do we have options?”Jack asked.”I believe the first law of thermodynamics would suggest there is not however we could Break down it’s chemical component into a smaller form. “Data said.
“It is possible. We cannot totally stop the spread of this but we might be able to leson the affects. “The tech commented.
Jack got to thinking . he stepped back a bit. “There may be another option!”Jack declared. “What is that?” the commander said in a confused tone.
“I need to go to planet m145. “Jack said. “That is nothing on planet m 145!”a tech said. “That may not be true . in our reality there is a device that scans the time line and creates a psych profile of universe along with possible predictions. “Jack said.
“You want to Chase mythology?”the tech asked.”in our universe it exist. That is a fact. I believe there is a good chance it exist hear. It can be a help. ” Jack said.
Argyile suspected that Jack was two steps ahead of everyone else.he  knew he already had a plan. He suspected that he knew what his plan was. He suspected that it might work.
Planet m144
A.k.a planet Cousteau
In this reality,there was no colony. The enterprise entered and asummed a standard orbit.
Planet Cousteau
“Sure enough it is hear!”argyile declared. “You doubted me chief?” Jack asked. The chief laughed. “Mr. Data!”Jack ordered. The android went to the device and implemented several commands. The device activated and scanned the time line.
Images were seen. The star fleet engineering division headquarters. Then the me eating between various engineers and top brass. Then argyile working on the Argonauts class starship. Then the lunching of the vessel. Then other vessel of that class. Then smaller vessels with a similar philosophy were launched. Then there was the arms race. Thent the aliens nicknamed the lightning.
Then the device factored in Jack’s idea. It created a prediction of what could happen.
It showed images of the spreading Gray mass.  Planets starships. Also shown was various alien races trying to implore military solutions. The military solution only made things worse. Then images of the federation being disoved. The old member worlds trying to solve the crises on there own.
Then serious wars. Then the gray mass stopping. Not before enveloping most of the alpha quadrant. Then wars between refugees and races who don’t want them in there space. Then on ads becoming raiders and pirates. After a while Jack stoped it.
“I think I have seen enough!”Jack said. ” this varifies what we have feared. ” the chief said .
“Mr. Data I have another set of  calculations I want you to input!”Jack instructed him. “Of course sir!”the android said.
U.s.s enterprise
Bridge
“Time travel ?”Bill asked. “Yes the only answer is to stop this before it started. This time line will spiral out of control. “Jack said.
“Why erase this time line?”yar asked. “The events won’t be contained in one reality. It will spread to our reality and probably to others as well!” Jack said.
“What would our objective be Jack?”Dr.  Crushed asked. “Stop the destruction of that ship. Stop the hostile ship from exploding !” Jack said.
“That is a tall order! ” gordi said. “Yes it will lt. We have no other choice. It might not work. It Will spread out if control. We don’t need the Cousteau device to tell us that. We already can figure out where this will go. ” Jack said.
“I think your right. I think it is a long shot but it could work!”the chief said. “Ok Mr. Data set the ship for time warp. Lets secure the future by saving the past. ” Jack ordered.
“Captains log we are preparing the ship to go back in time. Our gaol is to stop the destruction of the alien dreafnaught and hopefully stop the creation of the spacial wasteland. “He said.
“Time warp computation complete. Ready at your command!”data announced. “Very good. Mr. Laforge make it happen !”Jack ordered.
The enterprise warped into the Sun. Then it went backwards .it went to the past.
End of part six

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episode 8

Mystery ship part 4

Planet
The away team began to start leaving the planet. They started to move equipment back to the enterprise. While several peaces of the ship was brought to the ship.
“What is it?”lt. Romos asked a younger security officer. He looked at the tricorder reedings. “I am picking up energy readings. It is coming this way.”Youngblood said.
The two walked deeper into the forest. The reading intensified. The two got closer to the reading. “It is the black box!” the younger officer reported.
U.s.s enterprise
Bridge
“Captain! They recovered the black box!”yar reported.”Mr. Data I want you to go over it with a fine tooth comb! I want answers!”Jack told the android.
Data was confused. “Sir? Do you really want me to use a comb to examine the flight recorder?”data asked.
This was a very serious somber time on the enterprise. Despite that lt. Gordi laforge found it hard to resist the urge to laugh.
“I was speaking figuratively commander. I ment that I want you to be thourough. This is very important!”the captain informed the android.
” oh ok I see. I will endeavor to be accurate and intricate sir!”data said.”please do !” the captain admonished him. The commander agreed.
“Captains log the remaining members of the away teams have returned.the enterprise is preparing to leave orbit . we are going to head for what we believe may have brought the mysterious ship hear.”
Bridge
“All decks standing by!”worf reported. “Mr. Laforge take us out of orbit. ” the captain ordered. The blind officer who saw though the use of a device called a visor plotted the course that took the large starship back to open space.
“We are now in open space. ” gordi reported. ” set course for the source of the disturbance! “Jack ordered. The helm protest the course.the enterprise went to warp. The ship was off.
“Now on course!” chief obtain who was meaning the ops station said.the captain wanted this mystery solved. He figured that the investigation would go in a hundred different directions.
Mr. Data was able to access the flight data recorder. The device Was designed to withstand almost anything. It was set to automatically eject in an emergency or imminent disaster. Data activated the recorder.
Paralel universe
A few days earlier
U.s.s argonaught
Bridge
” vessel destroyed. “The computer voice announced. “Pilot get us out of hear. Just in case they have friends nearby!”captain argyile said.
The smal but powerfull vessel went to warp.the ship went away. They had been attacked at every turn. The enemy used hit and run raids. There tactics was snal sustained attack overtime. Take a part of space and hold it. Then anex teratory near and just keep expanding. It had worked.
It was unnoticed at first. Then it became unavoidable.
Ciridor
“The ship held!”enginer Singh said.”of course it held Rajesh! I told you it would. Star fleet doubted my idea of leener leener. With the threat of the lightning,no one doubts me now!”argyile said.
“You really think that there is a paturn? “The Indian enginer told him.”I can’t see one. There has to be! Everything they have done has been part of an intricate plan. I can’t believe that they would just go random now. There is a plan,there has to be. “The enginer turned captain.
“Is it really necessary to figure out there paturn? Overwhelming force should surfice against the lightning.”sighn said. “Perhaps . I stil think we need to know there strategy. Something is going on. I can’t help but think we are being manipulated some how. “He said.
“Am ambush! There is no evidence of that! The engineering officer said. “I know. I stil think that it was going on. “Argyile said.
Bridge
“Detecting incoming vessel. It is a lightning battle cruiser. ” the computer voice announced.
“Shields up! Red alert! Hear we go again!”the captain declared. The tactical officer lt.Ramos raised the shields. “Shields up! Weapons standing by!”the Hispanic officer said.
The argronaught got the first shot.the vessel fired a full volley of phasers and photon torpedoes.the volley struck the ship.
The warship fired back on the federation ship. The star ship hit back with a vegience.the ship had a lot of power in it.it used it.
The warship tried to drain the enemy power. The vessel fired a pod that detonated ans emitted a pulse that drained the ships energy.
“Shields holding but the shield intregrety is a bit down!”Ramos reported.
Enterprise
Bridge “what have you found?”Jack asked. “The ship was involved In a battle. Computor display last time sequence!”data ordered.
On the bridge of the vessel, they watched the bridge crew of three. They had overcome a series of ship.  The argonaught over came the ships.
Then a hole opened,a large dreadnaught came out.the large capital ship exploded. The explosion caused a rift In space.
“Then the explosion caused the rip in the space time continuum. “Ryker said.”why go to all this trouble to destroy one ship?”Deana asked.
Conference room.
“Mr. Data!”the captain said.”in thus reality at the urging of there commander argyile,star fleet went to smaller ships that rely on less crew. The access power created more powerful ships. It was misinterpreted by non alignedand enemy races. It created an arms race.a cold war developed. Then a mysterious race nicknamed The lightning began attacking the federation and nearby races. ” data said.
“The federation was forced to engage the ships. The argonaught was commanded by Mr. Argyile!”data said.”me becoming a command officer! It would never happen. “The enginer said.
“The argonaught was lured to the sector.they sacrificed ships to bring them there!”data said.
“This makes little since. The argonaught is impressive.it is such a threat that Warnents going to all thus trouble to destroy it?”the first officer asked.
“That is not the only issue!”lt. Yar reported. “The explosion ruptured the structural intregrety of the space Time continuum.right now it is smal. I am not sure it is contained.”word said.
“This region is already showing signs of instability. I believe it will increase. ” data said.
“This area should be quarantined. “Yar said.”we will have markers planted.I believe we should continue the investigation. “Jack said.
“There was nothing to indicate the purpose of the hostile s?”the enginer asked. “No the captains log indicate that he was confounded by the irrationality of the attacks. “The android reported.
“Is assume this phynomina is only ocuring hear?”heavily asked.”yes no other sector is affected. “Worf said.”I believe that that could change. It may take time even centuries.I believe this rupture Will expand!” data said .
” we can’t get a break ! We deal with the asana,furengi,trapped outside time,sentient trafficking, space orhism trying to kill me now this!”Jack said.
” it is never boring!” Bill the second in command said. ” no it’s not!”Jack said. The crew got up.
“I never thought my ship would cause so much trouble. “The enginer said.”you never know. Eve. A smal act can alter the flow if history. Had it not been for the rulture. This one would not have affected us.  Now it has!”Jack said.
Engineering
“Hi wess!”the enginer said.”hi chief! “Wes said.” your not guming up my engines are you?”he asked.the teen smiled. “If course not commander!”he said.”good!”he said.
“So! Your ship got built in the orther  line?”Wes asked.”it seams it did. You know at the time,I was devastated. I really thought I had a great ship. The future of the fleet. Then I totally forgot about it.in the scheme of things,it was a major non event. It was a major event in another time line. It destroyed them!”argyile said.
” I understand you were a captain ?’ve asked. “Man.nothing esapes your attention. Arnt you supposed to discovering girls about now?” the enginer asked.
Wes laughed. “I looked into my doupleganger as it were, the creation of the argonaught made him or me a celebrity. Star fleet command insisted he command it . he did. Then not long into his command everything fell apart. “The engineering officer said.
“You have no plans to change carers?”we asked. “Engineering is my pasion Wesley.my job us to so what I love? How many can say that.I am chief enginer of the federation flagship. The pride of the fleet. I would hate to do anything else. I hope to do this until senility kicks in and maybe a little bit after that!”the chief said.
“This ship would not be The same without you. ” wes said.”what about you Wes. What do you love?” he asked. “I don’t know. I am busy  to know !”he said .”find out and persue it with all your might!” he admonished him. “I will!”Wesley said.
Bridge
“Estimate ten minutes to the rupture at present course and speed!”gordi reported. “Steady as she goes helm!”Jack ordered. “Aye sir!”the blind helm officer said.
“Sir we have a perimeter alert!” Worf announced.”can you get a reading on it?”Jack asked.”it is the same type of vessel that engaged the argonaught in the orther reality!”yar said.
“Hail the vessel!”Jack ordered.”hailing frequencies open. No responce!”yar reported.”there weapons and screens are up!”the Klingon reported.
” what do they want with us?” bevily asked. ” I wish I knew !”Jack said.” sir? I Sense they ate agitated. Unerved. “Deana said. “At us?” the doctor asked. “No! Not us as a whole . it is chief argyile. They are terrified of him. I cannot figure out why!” Deana exclaimed.
End  of part four.
Notes
I am not sure how to portray Wesley. I can see Jack being torn on Wesley. On the one hand he would  Wes to follow in his footsteps. He would be sensitive to bev who would be afraid for Jim given the dangers with starship life.Wesley would probably feel that stugle. As I write wess journeys end is definitely In my mind.
Argyile is a fun character to write. Even though there is not much Canon information on him,you can see his personality in those few scenes.

 

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episode seven

Brothers in arms the conclusion.

“Captains log a surprise invasion of a seemingly insignificant colony deep in the heart of federation had taken several surprising turns. The federation fleet has engaged the asana occupation fleet. We have been able to give them a run for there money.”
Uss enterprise
Bridge
“Sending order for surrender!” yar reported. “Do we send ground trops or do we wait for there response?”worf asked. The captain thought it over.
“Send ground trips to the outskirts. Have them stand by!”the captain ordered.
Outside the capital,ground forces from multiple ships emerged. They began to set up base camps. They followed the captain,s orders and did not engage.
Asana flagship
“We cannot get a hold of the emperor president . under naval law it is up to you!”the first officer told the commander.
“Can we gain the super hand?”the captain asked. “Without the wormhole,reinforcements will be days away. We have detected federation reinforcements. ” the tactical officer reported.
“Order the fleet to stand down. Get me the commander of the federation fleet.” the commander said.
U.s.s enterprise
Bridge
“I have the commander of the asana fleet!”yar said. “On screen !”Jack said. Yar transferred the message to the Maine view screen.
“I have ordered my fleet to stand down captain. I wish to be able to withdrawal my forces from the planet and return to asana space!”he said.
“Captain you committed an act of war. I am not thrilled with just letting you go on your marry way . “Jack said.
“Do you really want a long drAwn out conflict over sn issue that is resolved?”he asked.
“You struck a world that was no threat to you. You really want to acuse me of being unreasonable?”Jack said.
“If you wish to continue the conflict I can. “The captain said. “I will allow your fleet to leave. Your fleet will leave under escort until you arrive at the border of federation space. Your personnel can leave the planet but the equipment stays. “Jack said.
“This is crazy!”the asana commander declared. “So is attacking and invading a planet you could not hold! Your government stil may face repercussions but that can be discussed at a later date. Willl you agree to my terms or do we resume the battle?”Jack asked.
“Very well! We will agree to your terms!”the commander said. “Good! We now know your people are capable of anything. We will not be ignorant of you captain. “Jack said.
The asana commander seamed annoyed by that last statement. He was hardly in a position to protest.he decided to let it go. The tramison was terminated.
On the surface,Dr.crusher,nurse zerberst and the rest of the medical team got right to work. The asana had been unable to use heavy artillery against the coliny ,they did plenty of damage with hand phasers and rifles.
There was damage to structures and to people. There was evidence of davisation especially in the capital citty.
“I wish I could have done more. I truly do. “Jack said. “You did what you could. Had you nit more of the colony would have died.”he said. “Perhaps but I don’t feel a sense of vistory. “Jack said.
“That will come later. When we rebuild. I a sure you we will. I figure we will be seeing more of you!”Robert said. “I am afraid so. Star fleet will want to take charge of asana technogy. “Jack said. “So much for the tiny colony that time forgot. “Robert said. “I feel bad for that. “Jack said.”we will make it work!”the governor said. “Of course!”Jack said .
“Argyile to captain crusher!”the chief enginer said. “Go ahead chief!”the captain said. “I need to see you right away and the governor. I think I know why the asana came hear. ” the chief said.
Underground chamber
“The device is somewhere fuised into the planet. It cannot be removed at least not yet. “Argyile said. “What it is?”Robert asked. “We don’t know yet. We think that it might scan the time line! It is temperal!”argyile said. “That’s what they want!”Robert said. “It seams they do !””Jack said.
The end.

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episode seven

Brothers in arms part six.

U.s.s horatio
Bridge
Under star fleet poetical,when there are more then one ship involved in a situation,the commander of the largest vessel commands the mission. In the absence of the enterprise,the next in line was the ambassador class vessel horatio. With crusher gone,captain walker keel was in command.
“Captain! Incoming message from the enterprise, they are about to procede. “The tactical officer said. “Ok order the fleet to stand by. It is almost time!”keel said.
Planet coustea
Cave.
“Sir! The order just came in !”Lois said. “Send the planetwide order. There is no turning back now. “It will be a shamefull matter for the king if these men die badly'”Robert said. “Funy I don’t think I have ever heard you quote Shakespeare. “Lois observed. “It seams to apply.maybe Jean luc rubbed off on me more then I want to admit!”Robert said.
All over the planet,the rebellion began in Ernest. The population of the colony staged massive protest of the occupation. While the protes were non violent,the people involved knew that the response of the occupation force would be anything but.
While the occupation had been benevolent,the comfortable of slavery was still slavery. The asana were erratic.they were unstable. They were whimsical. They were touchy. The most inconsiqencial act of unintentional disrespect could be misinterpreted as an insult and be answered with disporticional retribution. The ovulation had to be dealt with now.
In orbit the enterprise went to  maximum warp. The vessel used the gravity of the secondary Sun to be propelled to the planet. It took percison flying by gordi. While word at one of the science station activated the em pulse data and yar had designed.
The pulse eminated to all corners of the planet. The enterprise then got out of the way. It went to warp. The ship left the orbit of the planet quickly.
Government complex
“There is a massive indirection all over the planet!”the second in command informed Keriek. “I sm declaring a planet wide insurrection…”the leader said. Before the admiral termed emperor and military governor could get out the rest of his order,the room went dark.
Keriek was very angry at this development. “Report!”the admiral demanded. ” excelentcy! The power is off line. I believe it may be planet wide!”a tech reported.
How could this have happened? The admiral was astonished. They had believed they considered every contingent. What they had not factored in there evasions was the creativity of an android lt commander named data.
All over the planet the power was out the rebellion was In full swing. The occupation force was overwhelmed . This was only the beginning.
U.s.s enterprise
Bridge
“The Planet is almost totally dark Sir. Mr. Data ‘s plan appears to be sucesfull. “Yar reported. “Did you doubt me lt?”data said. “No! Of course not commander!”she replied. 
“Tasha send to fleet command,move in !”Jack ordered.”sending now!”the eastern European female tactical officer responded. She quickly sent the order to the u.s.s horatio.
U.s.s horatio
Bridge
“We are instructed to go In!”the tactical officer informed the captain. “Order the fleet to move out! The time is now!”keel said.
The ships moved out. The fleet had everything from frigates to ambassador class. The fleet was impressive. So was the asana.
Asana flagship
“Federation fleet is moving out. They are heading on a direct intercept course for us!”the sandor tech reported.
“Break formation. Intercept that fleet!”captain hirjez ordered. The ship broke formation.the asana ship plotted an intercept course of there own. The two fleet headed straight for each other.
The u.s.s renegade got off the first shot. The frigate fired a full volley of photon torpedoes. The torpedoes smashed into the nearest enemy warship. Two warship fired on the renegade. The Thomas pain dodged there fire. The renegade narrowly escaped a fire ball.
The battle was in full force. Both sides engaged the orther. Both sides inflicted heavy casualties on the orther.
A New orlions class vessel was sliced In half by a asana warship. The vessel then exploded. The warship was hit by the hood.
On the planet,the asana could nit use there ground based mistle or there air based vessels or equipment. Using hand phaser and rifles they did just as much damage. They shoot anything that was not asana. They used there weapons at budings.it was not as efficient as bombs or mistles but it worked.
It was not as deadly as it could be. It was deadly enough. As an early 21st century earth professor Seth widgets on observed ,”dead was dead” unfortunately there was plenty of that.
Thanks to chief argyile a dampening field was established. It stoped at least temporarily any more ships coming though via a wormhole.
This was the first battle waged by star fleet since the timed incident in the early days of the 24th century. The federation may be a little rusty but was ready. The federation and enemy forces were just about evenly matched.
The federation had home field advantage. They knew the terrain. This was there home. This was personal.the colony was family. Though many of the crew had no ties to the commonest,none of that mattered.
Several ships had been destroyed. Many more were damaged. The star fleet had taken out several
Of the enemy as well.
“We have to get pass the enemy lines. Order all ship’s to get pass the battle lines. The uss renegade tried to get pass the blockade. The vessel went up and down. The shipping though. Several ships followed though.
The asana fleet was overwhelmed. The enterprise headed to the Planet. Several ships headed to the enterprise. Several scout ships covered them.
“Send to enemy fleet! Order them to surrender!” Jack said. He hoped that the asana would not be fool hardy. There was no way they could hold this world. That did not mean they would just Give it away.this could get berry bloody very fast. The ball was now in the asana’s court. What would there next move be?
To be continued.

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episode seven

Brothers in arms part four

Planet Cousteau
The asana military was everywhere. They had set up checkpoints on nearly everywhere corner. Things were quiet eerily so.
The human colonest were watching. They were taking mantle notes. They were learning all they could about The military deployments. They would act when the time was right.
The governor and his i her circle were in a cave. “We got more information. The citizens are helping imensly.”Lois said.
U.s.s enterprise
“Captains log,the enterprise has randevezed with much of the federation fleet. Manny are some of the best commanders in the fleet. Many are those I know well. ” Jack said in the log.
In The conference room was captain’s of multiple ships. This included captain walker keel of the u.s.s horatio. Also there was captain Robert desoto of issues. Hood. There was captain tails Scot of the renegade. There was captain rix off use Thomas pain and others.
“The asana have already started to fortify the planet. They are getting ready to construct an orbital base. They are multiple regiments of combat and security forces on the planet. We have limited contact with the planet. “Jack said.
“Sence we are all hear,I assume star fleet plans a direct assault?” keel asked. “We can probably take back the planet fairly easily. I suspect they plan to enploy a gurila total war. They will make it as uncomfortable as possible  with a staggering loss of life amoung civilian and star fleet troops. “Captain Scot said.
“Agreed! It will be bloody. Perhaps the bloodiest confrontation the federation has since the Klingon conflicts in the last century. Perhaps far worse. That is why I want to attempt a different tactic first. “Jack said.
The commanders listened intently to the captain who was basically in charge of the fleet. “There is a moon called Tolkien . half of the moon is virtually hidden from sansors. I want to Use the magnetic field of the moon to propel the enterprise to the colony. We can hide inside the secondary Sun wich is no where near as bright as The primary Sun.we can make contact with the planet. We can sabotage there wormholes. Use it to our advantage!” Jack suggested.
“Why the enterprise?”captain rix asked. “Yes why not use one of the scout ships. Surely there is no reason to use the flagship of the fleet and the federation!  “Scot said.
“I want to make to make contact personaly with the governor and the planetary leadership. I want to assure them We have not not will we abandon them. No Czechoslovakia moment.no sudatonland. “Jack said
“I get that you want to send a message to the colonists. You could send me or the horatio. You would stil send a powerfull a message. “Captain desoto said.
“I understand your positions but I make it a point to never send a subordinate to do something I would not do myself. ” Jack said.
“We trust your commitment . Jack I am willing to do this and I know any one of us is!” captain keel said.
“The decision has been made walker. I understand that this is a but unnerving but so is a peacefull colony in the middle of no where deep in the federation being conqured. I am going!”Jack said.
Walker loved Jack like a brother.he had no desire to publicly take him to task or challenge his decision or his authority.walker decided to back off at least in public.
Captain desoto was not as close as keel was but both considered each other friends. In many ways desoto resembled his late friend Picard beyond the fact they were both French.
The meeting went into a briefing. Then after a while the captain ajurned the meeting . the starship commanders got up from the table. They started to disperse.
Walker stayed behind after everyone left. “You think I am making the wrong decision?”Jack asked. “You can fool the brothers Jack but not me. In your mind you failed Jean luc now you can’t fail Robert. Jack you can’t do everything on your own. Your not super man ! “Keel said.
“I could not save Jean luc,maybe I can save Robert and his family and the other colonest,”Jack said. “You don’t owe Jean luc anything . you don’t have to justify your continued existence. You did not sin by serving or having more kids. If he was hear he would smack you and tell you to smarten up. Jean luc wanted you to servive.he did nit consider his sacrifice a veign or empty one . you hournor his life and his sacrifice for living. “Keel said. “I know what I am doing walker. ” Jack said. “I hope for all our sakes you are. ” keel said.
The captain of the ambassador class vessel left the conference room. Jack stared out of the window . he tried to make sence of all of it.
Enterprise
Bridge
“Chief you don’t look happy!”Jack said.”that is an under statement sir. This is a crazy scheme. It is pushing the ship way beyond the safety limits. It is a bad idea. “Argyile said.
“Can you make it work?” he asked. “I beleve I can but I got a say I really don’t like it!” chief argyile said .”I  understand. I will note your objections in my log. “Jack said.
“All decks are standing by!”bill said “very good!”Jack said .Commander rycer had little to say. Jack suspected that he had objections to it. Jack felt like this was an acceptable risk.
“Mr. Data Mr laforge let’s do it!”Jack ordered. The enterprise went to the moon. The ship bounced off the moon. The ship was pushed to a high speed. The ship landed near the minor Sun.”we have arrived at the destination “data reported.
“Lt. Yar prepare a security team but small compliment.”he ordered. “Aye sir!”she said. “We will ware civilian clothing. We will use the captains yaught.Bill you have the ship. “Jack said.
“May I speak to you in private?”Bill asked. “Of course !”he said. They went to a corner. “Sir you should not be going to the surface during basically a time of war. “Bill said. “It is critical I go. The planet must know we have not abandoned them.”he told him.
  “I could send that message just as pottently as you could!”Bill said.”perhaps but I am going to any where.” Jack said. “If you die ,I am putting you on report. “He said.”very well!”Jack said.
Coridor
“The treaty of algeron bars the federation from building there own cloaking device. I can mask our signature.it won’t be fool proof but I beleve it can work. “Data said.”we Will make it work commander. “Jack said.
The two entered the private bay where the scout ship was bearfed. The two entered the craft. The ship launched.
The ship was able to land. The ship landed in a secluded area. Every colony had designated shelter areas. Data had it on file. They proceeded to the caves.
They encountered several of the governors body guards.” “who are you why are you hear?”the guard asked.
“I am from star fleet. I am looking for Robert Picard!”Jack said. A man came out of the shadows.”it has been a long time commander crusher. Excuse me captain. “Robert said.
He was older but it was the man he remembered. It was not easy to see him again. He had to keep his composure. They needed to work together.
End of part four.
Notes
Captain walker keel appeared in the tang episode “conspiracy” he was played by Jonathan farewell. Captain rix and Scot also appeared in that episode.
Captian desoto was mentioned in multiple episodes but only appeared in season three episode “tinman” he was played by Michael Cavanaugh.

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episode 6

“Brothers in arms” part three

Planet Cousteau
The asana was able to overcome the orbital setilites.the asana quickly took over the space line.they controlled the stars above the colony.
“The space above the planet is under our control Excellency!”the tactical officer Informed the captain.
“Very good. This was the easy part. It is going to get a lot harder after this!”keriek ordered.
“We don’t run away from a challenge Excellency. “Captain duranible said. “That I know full well captain. Have all ships send ground forces. It is time to take control of this world. “Keriek declared.
Planet Cousteau
“They have a lot of ships !”Louis said. “We cannot hope to stop this!”deputy chief of staf Lee Elson said. “No we do not. Our only hope is star fleet. Order our forces to fu back! We will try to hold out till star fleet arrives. No recistence but no active endorsement. “Robert Picard said.
The asana vessels beamed down ground forces. Forces also landed using trop transports. The crafts landed. The hatch opened and the marines quickly fled the ship. The marines had there phasers ready. They advanced into The citty.
On every street corner,there were The occupying force. The citizens were holed up in there Holmes.
The trips met almost no recidtence. The troops stormed in to the home of the governor.”the governor is gone. “One of the officers  Said to the unit  commander.
Against the wishes of his commanders,keriek Beemed down to the Planet. He went to the government building. “Welcome to the first asana protectorate that once belonged to the federation. ” major ferdkat said.
“Thank you. I wish to adres the population of this planet. ” keriek said. “Of course exclecently. “Ferdjat said. 
The leader went further into the complex. The leader was very happy of how it went. This was the opening salvo in an even bigger war. That he knew.
Robert did not like going into hiding. He felt he had no choice. They went into a cave complex. “I suspect that they are using some kind of dampening field. We have to try to have to get though there jamers.we have to lul the occupation force into a false Sense of security. “Robert said. “What if they never come?”an aid asked.”We will cross that bridge if it comes!”Robert said.
Government complex
Capital city of Mitterrand.
Office of the governor
“People of  the planet Cousteau. Forces of the asana empire have anaxed this planet. We have done so without fireing a shot. This anaxation was bloodless,I hope that the administration of this planet will be just as quiet. If you leave us alone I assure you that we will do the same.”
“I ask you to please go about your lives. Do your business. Live peaceably . things can be the same as before. ” keriek said.
Planet earth
Paris France
Office of the president
“Mr. President! We have confirmed that the planet Cousteau has been captured by the asana. “Admiral hildalgo said.
“How did they accomplish this?”chief of sath hall chulek of bolias asked. “We beleve they used the wormhole the enterprise encountered.”admiral Gregory quin said.
“Is star fleet on there way ?”president shilek of Vulcan asked.”yes they are madam president ! We are sending everything in the region and some a little further away. The enterprise is going to command the fleet!”hdalgo said.
“Why attack a strategically unimportant sector that they almost certainly cannot hold it for long?” intergalactic security advisor javlok qulin from planet tril.
“We beleve we can take the planet back fairly easy. With the wormhole technology,they could send In reinforcements. Eventually the sector will be reclaimed. Perhaps they figure they can ware us out. Mayby force us to spend resources hear and hit us some where else!”quin said.
The door entered. An aid entered.”madam president ,there is a recorded message. It is purportedly from keriek!”the aid said.
“Play it!”the federation president ordered.the tape was played. “Madam president and members of the federation government. This is president keriek supreme leader of the asana empire. We have anaxed the planet Cousteau. We intend to hold it.we ask you not to try to retake it. If you do, you will be met with over whelming force. Keriek out!” keriek said.
The screen faided. “They intend to hold it?” the chief of staf chulek said.”do you beleve them to be sincere?”the president asked.”without sufficient  information  I beleve we have to assume that that the answer is yes!”admiral hildalgo said.
“I would agree! We will proceede with the plan to retake the colony!”the president said. They all agreed.
U.s.s enterprise
“Captains log,the enterprise is continuing on course to the Gaul syistom where the Cousteau colony is. I find myself very uneasy upon hearing the news that the governor is the older brother of one of my closest friends!”
Ready room
The chime rang. “Come in !”Jack said. The door opened,the ships counselor entered. “Counselor ! “Jack said.
“You have become more and more tense since the enterprise headed for the Gaul syistom !” Deana said.
“Yes I have. “Jack admitted.
“Care to talk about it?”Deana asked.”not really! “Jack said. “I know your file, the governor of the colony is the brother of a close friend who died!”Deana said.
“He was one of my beat friends. Me and walker keel and him. I knew him before I met bevily. Walker introduced me to bev. Picard was The captain. Back then we did not have the rule that bared c.o from participating in Away missions not that Jean luc would have listened. “Jack said.
“You blame for yourself for his death?”Deana asked. “I know there was nothing I could do to save him but I don’t know it. This is bringing everything back. Things I had pushed aside for a long time. I am  really surprised he is leeding a colony. He was a whine grower in lavere France. He barely left the vilege let alone the soller syistom!”Jack said.
“Once again I May hold the power of life and death over a Picard. I hated it then,I don’t like it now! ” Jack said.
“I never met Jean luc Picard.I wonder if my farther knew him.He was a Starfleet officer as well. “Deana said. “He may have. Jean luc was wild in The academy. The minute he graduated from the academy he became instantly serious. He was stick but never cold. “Jack said.
“Bridge to captain crusher! “Data said.”go ahead! “Jack said. ” we have randavezed with most of the fleet. “Data said.”I will be right there.and so it begins!”Jack said.
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episode five

Isn’t it romantic? Part six

  “starship log,commander wiliam rycer reporting. What was to be a romantic getaway for the captain and his wife the ships medical officer has taken an unexpected and negative turn.”
“While at a resturant in the capital’s citty,they were taken hostege by a group of slavers who suply workers for mines. While the planet’s security force has sucesfully sicured the resturant. Some of the bounty hunters esaped,they took dr. Cruser with them. ”
Outside the resterant the thugs and there captors kept moving. They were determined to get away. They headed for a wooded area.
“Move!”bezek barked to bevily. “I am not part of this. Just let me go!” Bevily demanded. “You are inocent in all this. I need you for levege!”rulnof told her.”don’t you have respect for anyone besides yourself?” She asked.
“The universe has finate resources. There is not enough to fuel the fancies for the avarice of every cretures. It is simply how it is. This reigion remote,distent has resources in abudence. It is vertily desolate. Totally open for whoever can subdue it.”rulnof said.
“It is almost perfect except for one thing!” Bezek said. “You don’t have the manpower to mine the resources !”bevily said.
“If we advrotize the need for minners it will atract the attention of competitors!”qozek said.
“Nor just that,suddenly an uninteresting reigion becomes very unteresting. You become a siting duck to the romulons,ferengi,asana,breen and any orther power. Your gold mine becomes a war zone. You kidnap people ,lure in ships. “Bevily said.
“The success of our operation depands on the use of slave labor. We have to do it this way doctor. “Rulnof told her.
“We can’t have even one esape. “Bezek said. “It is over now!”she insisted. “Hardly. We have you. We have power. As long as we do we can still salvege this situation “he said.
Resturant
  Jack was treated by one of the orther staf medical officers from the enterprise. Commander rycer,and several security officers came over to him. “Bill both the captain and first officer should not be out in the open. “Jack said.
“I agree entirely sir. You should head back to the enterprise at once!” Rycer pleaded.
“Nice try bill. There is no way i am leaving until bev is safe and sound. “Jack said.
“I figured as mutch but i had to try!” Rycer told him. “Of course. I understand your position on this but i am not buging. “Jack told rycer. “Very well!”bill answered.
The swat team commander went over to captain crusher. “Captain ! The capital is under full lockdown. Security forces and local police are seting up blokades all over the capital. We suspect that they are heading to the forest. “The leader of the swat team informed him.
“The forest is shielded from detection due to triderium deposit!”major shivest ,the seccond in command said.
“I assume the forest is going to be searched?”rycer asked. “Indeed commander! A team is perparing to go in shortly. “The leader said.
“There is no way that they can get off planet?” Rycer asked. “I don’t see how! The planet is on lockdown. “The leader said.
Shalnof and his girlfriend went over to captain crusher. “Captain i am so sory that you got caught up in all of this. This was never my intention!”shalnof told the captain.
“I know that. I don’t hold you responsible for this. Every one has the right to be free. This was not your fault!” Jack assured him.
“I apreciate your words but it is stil hard for me to acept. I can’t help feeling responsible”shalnof told him.
“I deplore the use of forced labor. Your not at fault hear. I truely believe that. The blaime lies with the telcrit group. “Jack said.
  ” i will do anything i can to help out. I want her fried as well and as soon as possible !” Shalnof said.”i apreciate that. “Jack said.
“What do you think that these people will do?”the swat leader asked.”they will atempt to leave the planet.  I suspect that they have a getaway vessel on the planet. There are probably orther ships nearby!” Shalnof told them.
“We must stop these people !”the major said. “Yes there first prority is to get off planet. If cornored they will comit suiside or they will commit homicide while comiting suiside.” Shalnof told them.
Jack’s heart sank. He felt like he had failed her. He tried not to show any emotion. He tried to mantain his stoism. It was not easy to do so. He felt that it was important to mantain at the ilusion of that control.
Jack knew one thing. He was going to go after bevily now matter what. He would make sure that she was ok.
The telcrit mining group sucesfully made it to the forest. Rulnof ordered them to stop. “This is pointless. Your crusade is not pratical. To persue one fugitive. Now your traped!”bevily told him.
“You don’t understand us. You don’t understand who we are.” Rulnof said. “I don’t think i want to. I am prety sure i do not. “Bevily answered him.
U.s.s enterprise
Bridge
“Mr data do you have anything ?”jack asked over the communicator. “I am still unable to get pass the minerals that disrupt the scaners. I am atempting to get a reading sir!”data informed him. “Keep working on it. “Jack said. “I will sir!”data said.
Jack went with the security forces with hover cars. The cars moved out. The vehicles headed to the woods. The security force was not sure if rulnof had to made it to the woods. No stone would be unterned. They would be located.
The hover cars entered. Jack got off of the hover car and joined the foot patrols. Jack moved out.
Jack had his phaser in hand. There were star fleet officers who folowed the captain. “Tricorder still not working !”yar informed him. “We will have to use our natural sansors. “Jack declared. Yar agreed.
Jack tried to hear everything. He took in every smel. He took it every sounds. He heard something. This way. The team folowed jack. Ramos,youngblood and hudson were right behind him.
The team kept on going. Jack took out 24th century. Banoculers. He enlarged the image. He saw bevily. He saw the orther thugs.
“We have to do this carefully !”the colnel said. “Agreed. “Jack said. The team got prepared. They had a plan and now it was time to impliment it.
End of part six

 

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