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 five

Isn’t it romantic part 4

“Captain’s log,my grandmother used to say don’t make promises you can’t keep. I now understand that there man is not in control of his own destiny. There are always outside factors. There are things that you cannot predict. ”
“I really wanted a romantic getaway. I wanted time alone with my wife bevily. It seams that’s not going to happen. ”
The building was fully serounded by the adaren security ministry. They sicured the area.
“Ok people ! You are all hosteges. Be calm and cooperate and we all be home before you know it!”rulnof said.
“Look! These people are inocent. Let them go!” Shalnof said. “You caused this. If you had just serendered. You refused. You caused this!” Bezek said.
“You kidnaped me. I was in an area of space where slavery was iligal. You brought me to your space witch is not recognized by any government. How did i cause this?” Salnof asked.
“The rule of law,universal rights of sencients,it is all a lie. The universe has one law,might makes right. History is writen by the winners. We got you. We will keep you. Your life ended the day you were captured. You can’t win. “Rulnof said.
“It seams you are the one that can’t win. The planet ardaren is opposed to slavery and sentient trafficking. They have a masive security and military force. You can’t win this!” Jack said.
“I don’t cace easily young blood. I fight until i can’t. Danger does not repel me. It excites me,energizes me!” Bezek said.
All of a suden a holow image apeared. Everyone was a little freaked out. Rulnof calmed every one down.
“This is supervisory agent beket huran with the ardaren security ministery. “He said.
“I am rulnof. We are with the telcrit mining group. We are engaged in figutive recovery. Under the fugitive extraction treaty of 2327,we are in our rights. “Runof said.
“No the telcrit mining group is not a recognized government or non governmentle entity. You are outnumbered. Give up!”he said.
One of runof’s thug went for bevily. Jack tried to put himself between his bride and the thugs.another thug struck jack. Jack fell to the ground. He was staring down the beril of several phasers.
Bevily was pulled up from the ground. Runof held a phaser to her temple. “I will schoot her if you do not wuthdraw your forces. She won’t be the last. ” The slaver bounty hunter declared.
“Come on. Let her go! Is it really worth it. Either this ends in bloodshed or you give up. There is really no orther option. “The supervisory agent said.
“Leave now or i will schoot!”the thug declared. Jack tried to get up but was prevented from doing so by the thugs.
“We will not withdraw completly. If you let her go we will pull back a short distence. ” The hostege negociator said. “Very well. You first!” Runof said.  The planitary security force did wuthdraw as reqauested. “We fulfilled our part of the bargun!”baket said. Runof let her go.
Bev ran away from runof. Jack pushed pass the thugs and went to bevily. He gave her a great bug hug.
“Business partner you say?” Runof asked. “Partner with banefits?” Qozok said. The thugs laughed.
U.s.s enterprise
Qurters of commander wiliam rycer.
Rycer was asleep. “Bridge to commander rycer.”the bridge duty officer said. Rycer was a bit grogy but came to his sencess. He hit the com button near his bed. “Go ahead!” Rycer said.
“Sir. There is a 7-7 sutuation at a resturant in landa citty. It is believed that enterprise crew members amoung the hosteges. “The bridge officer said. “Understood. I will be right up!”rycer said.
Planet adaren
Office of the chancellor
” We have atempted to beam in. They must be using transport inhibitors. “The security minister said. “Do you know how many of our people they are holding?”rycer asked.
“We believe only two. A male and female! We believe they are a romantic couple!”the minister said. “Do you have any closed circut recording outside the establishment ?”lt. Yar asked.
“Yes it can be called up from my station. “The chancellor said.
The security minister called it up. They played it back. “I’l be darned!”rycer said.
“This is not good!” Yar said. “Who is it?”the chancellor asked.”it is our captain and medical officer. “Rycer said.
” The telcrit mining group has no recognition any where. Not even with the romulons or tholiens or breen. They resent it. They do not recognize our sovrenghty either. Many hostege situation involving the t.m.g don’t end well!”the security minister said.
“Minister jalbin i would hate for anything to happen to the captain and his wife!”rycer said.
“Not would I. Many races considered the telcrit to be terorist. We do not bargain with terrorist. ” The chancellor said.
“I respect that. We have a similar policy. Do you have a plan?”rycer said.
“An armed strike force armed with phasers could go in. There may be casulties but we may be able to keep it to a minumum! “The security minister said.
“This is risky! To send in an asult team is inviting trouble.”rycer said.
“We can’t sit by while our citizen’s are thretened. “The security minister said.” “We should not act in a hastily manner!”yar said.
“I agree but we do need to prepare. I am authorizing the ministery of security to prepare operations to storm the complex. No action is to be taken until i give a direct order.”the chancellor said.
“Understood!”the minister said.”that will be all.” The chancellor said.
“Commander i will do all i can to sicure the hosteges. “The chancellor said. “I know that sir. I apreciate that. ” The commander said.
The two left the office. “This is not a good situation!”yar said. “No it is not! “Rycer said.
Inside the resturant the telcrit were getting nervous. This was not how it was suposed to happen. Now the local authorities are involved.
“You can’t win this rulnof!”shalnof said. “We let one go the entire operation is doomed. You have to be made an example. “Rulnof said.
“Eventually this will end. I doubt it will end with your side victorious. ” Jack crusher said.
“The government won’t risk the lives of the hosteges. I will win in the end. ” rulnof said.
“You would really die for this or kill for this?”shalnof asked. “You know i would. “Rulnof answered.
“What about all of you? Are you really as insane as he is?” Shalnof’s date asked.”You can’t devide us! We have an unshakible bound!”qozic said. No one was sure if that was true or not.
“What will happen ?”bev wispered to jack. “The telcrit don’t give up. I have heard of hostege situation in the past. They did not end well!” He said.”way to chear me up jack!”bevily said. “I try to be honest. “He said. “I know . I do apreciate that. There has to be a way to get out of hear in one peace !”she said.
“There is a solution to every problem. One just has to find it. One has to always be looking. I intend to do just that. “Jack declared.
Bevily trusted him. He had never let her down before. This was a difficult time. These men were not to be trifled with. She had no idea how the adaren government would react. There were so manny uncertinties.
The owner of the establishment was getting impatient. He would not sit by and do nothing. He and some of his employees decided to act.
They began to rush at the thugs. The thugs reacted. It was pure pandimonium.
“Something is going on inside there!”a troper said. “Stand by to go in!”the major in charge said.
End of part four
I did not want to have rycer in this story. It did not seam to make sence to not have him so i decided to have him apear in a limited role.  Yar as security chief also seamed like she should be in this.

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