We were lucky that they didnt have their entire fleet here, otherwise we wouldnt have lasted two seconds. Their weapons will destroy some vital parts of our ship, but just before we would have been destroyed, they would have beamed much of our technology out for their own use.
The conference room remained silent for a moment.
Scavengers, Sarah said.
Tom looked at her and said, Exactly.
We should move away from their border and warn other civilizations and even give them quantum torpedo technology, Chris said. We cant allow them to continue.
I agree, the ships chief medical officer, Commander Kara Trieal, replied. They are mass murdering entire civilization, just as the Borg do.
Very well, if no one objects No one objected. Now, Tom, how did you know where we were so fast?
I had the visual sensors analyze the galactic core and had the computer determine where we were. It told me we are in the Kalium Galaxy.
I know it seems strange for me to ask that at such a late time, but a lot has been on my mind...as Im sure a lot has been on all of our minds, Chris said. How ever, lets not allow these events to allow us to stop being Starfleet officers. We have a duty to the Federation to protect all innocents.
Kalia, finish those warp field modifications immediately, Chris ordered the ships chief engineer, Commander Kalia Tarkent. How long will it take?
Well, four days if we work double shifts, Kalia replied.
it, Chris ordered. Lets show the Vorkalai what
Starfleet is all about
protecting innocents at all
Captains Log: Supplemental
remaining in this graveyard has kept the crew on edge. Who knows
if the Vorkalai will send re-enforcements to find their
missing comrade. We must also find a way to modify our shields so
that they wont be penetrated so easily. It seems as if we
will have to make several modifications to remain in this galaxy
Chris stared out the forward window of Ten Forward, the crew lounge named after the Galaxy class Ten Forward. It had been a long two weeks so far, and he knew things werent about to get any easier.
Day dreaming, Sarah asked as she approached from behind Chris. Chris turned around and looked at her as she sat down.
Chris smiled and replied, As a matter of fact
Two more days and we can get out of here, Sarah commented. Out of this graveyard.
Chris thought back to what the ships counselor had said yesterday. Lieutenant Terry Latrael had said, We cant stay here much longer. Its effecting the crew morale, and thats one thing we cant have. Chris wished he could get away from this graveyard, but they had to finish the warp field modifications his son had given him in one of the dimensions they had visited.
I wish we could leave sooner, Chris said. Even me, the Captain whos supposed to look good to keep moral up, is getting down. This is a very depressing place to have to wait in.
Sarah nodded in reply. Tarkent to Harriman, Kalia interrupted.
Chris tapped his comm badge and replied, Go ahead, Kalia.
With an enthusiastic voice, she said, Sir, warp field and deflector dish modifications are up and running!
Chris looked at
Sarah with a surprised look on his face. senior officers to
the bridge. Kalia, you stay in engineering. Chris stood up
along with Sarah and they exited Ten Forward.
Status, Chris ordered as he and Sarah sat down.
Engineering reports ready to engage the new drive, Tom reported. The new deflector dish modifications are in place and activated.
Very well, lets take this slowly, Chris said in reply. Sarah could feel the excitement building up in herself. Helm, take us away from Vorkalai space, warp nine point nine.
Aye, sir, James replied.
Engage, Chris ordered.
After a few moments, James reported that the speed was achieved. How are things looking down there, engineering, Chris asked. Sarah could still feel the excitement growing in her. They had been stuck here, but now they might be able to explore more than they might have hoped in a short period.
Excellent, Kalia replied. Its only effecting forty percent of the power output of the warp core!
Holding remarkably well, Kalia replied.
Very well, Sarah, if youll give the order, Chris said. This surprised Sarah for a moment, but she took the opportunity.
Helm, increase speed to warp twelve on my mark, Sarah said, anticipation growing rapidly with in her. Engage.
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