The misson part six 

The enterprise crew start to solve the myatery.

“Acting captains log,while investigating a gass gient,the misson was sidelined by the mysterious arrival of an alien vessel from a criptic race. ”

“The investigation was fairly routine even mundane. The enterprise is staffed with some of the best scientist in there field. The prinary misson of the enterprise is contact with othet races. That is where the interest lies with many starship commanders. ”

“The unexpected arival of the horkani created a bit of a  mystery. There was exuberance before and after the arival. What if the arival and mystery was a distraction.some kind of diverson. Thr questone is what is the distraction. What are we not suposed to see and  why?”  sotril said in her log. 

Bridge 

Sotril entered the bridge. “Acting captain on the brudge!”smith said.”as you were. ” the acting captain said. 

“Ok what do we have on the gass gient? “Sotril asked. “The gass gient is larger then moat usually reported. It apears to be the largest known to alied science. “Mira romain said. 

“It was first detected by a long range setilite sojuner ten in the oyveigh sector. It sparked a lot of curiosity in the feferation scientific circles. The gient was tracked and srnce the enterprise was in the are we were sent in to investigate. “Tim mathews said. 

“To federation science without othet evidence, it seams to be a one of a kind.  Although that may not be the case.”xon said. 

“Putting aisde its size,is there anything else unsual about it?”sotril asked. “Its components are prety standard to gass gients. “Mira said. “I am detecting an anknown element.  I canot identify it. “Xon said. “It is not close to anything we know off. “Tim said.  “Is this substence the reason for all of this?”dapul asked. “Perhaps. We do not have enough evidence to rule it in or out.”sotril said. 

“I recomend we send it to the science council for examination.”mira said. “Make it so!”sotril said.”they will have a field day with this!”tim said.”sending now!”palmer said. “You really think this is the roseta stone to all of this?”dapual asked. “There is no way to know. “Sotril said.

“Acting captains log,the investigation into the reserch misson is continuing.  We are considering all avenues but are focusing in on a substece found in the gass gient. We have no idea where this will leed. We are not sure that this will provide the corect answer. We have to start somewhere.” 

Security office 

Lt. Commander giotto came into the office. “Look dave i have to do something. I am going crazy. You can head up secuity for now. I have to be doing something.  “Giotto said.

“Can you check the com log. I am curious if the transmison did not originate  where it claimed to. “Lt.galloway said. “Yes absolutly. You think that the transmisons were not real?”gioto asked. “I dont know. We are grasping at staws at this point. “Galloway. “I will get right on it. “Giotto said.

Gioto went to a work station in the office. He sat down and got to work on his task. He scaned the com logs. He checked and rechecked. The horkani transmisons were rerouted.he wanted to know from where. He traced it to a relay station used by the bezrel. He discovered it was rerouted. He tried to uncover where it was being rerouted to. This was quite a mystey. One that could blow the mystery sky high. 

He discovered that the mesege was sent though several sources. The investigation was pain staking. It was a distraction.  It definently sparked his interest and he really wanted to solve it. 

He used every resource he had to locate the saurce. He found it. It was a nazaka relay. The naxaka were a mystery race. They had made it clear that they were a compititor to the federation. They had conqyred words that could make ore to be used to power a weapon that nutrilizes ions. The nazaka had avoided direct confrontation and now focused on building up there defences and offenses.  Was this some kind of opening salvo?  He had no idea.

Bridge 

“Your sure all of the transmisons were from a nazaka relay?” addison asked. “Yes we have confirned it sir.”galloway said. “We confirmed that the vessel was horkani. “Sotril said. “Yes the transmission was from the horkani ship eventually. The ship did appear to be an horkani ship. “Giitto said. “Then did the nazaka procure an horkani vessel?” dapaul asked. “It apears to be what has occured. The vessel haul and other feture conforms to the horkani! “Tim said.  

“The question is stil why? What were they trying to accomplish.  I cant believe it was just to mess up our heads. “Addy commented.”i tend to agree. ” sotril said. “We are missing something but what?” galloway said. 

“That substence inside the gass gient?” galloway said. “The mystety substence we cant identify.  “Tim said. “Could it be made into a substence capible of powering up the ion weapon or a new kind of weapon?” giotto asked. “We dont know but how could  it be colected?”tim asked. “Some kind of ram skoop perhaps. ” pitkarn said. “Its very posible. “Sotril said.

“Where does the horkani ship come in?”addison asked. “Some kind of distraction.  Keep us from learning about there plot to build new fuel saurces to power there weapons. “Tim said.  “What if it is worse then that. What if the gass gient is from another universe? A paralel universe.  The substence might not exist hear. ” gioto said. “This does sound like something up there ally.”dapaul said.”indeed it does.”addison said. “They found a horkani vessel.all this to distract. It almost worked. “Irina said. 

“How do we stop this plot? We dont know what this substence does. If the nezaka develops a deadly weapon it could change everything. ” pitkerin remarked. “We cant let that happen.”addison said. “Agreed.”sotril said.

“We have to stop them from getting that substence. ” addison said. “We have to secure the substence in the gass gient and cut them off from the orther universe. Neither one will be easy. ” tim said. “No it will not!”sotril said. 

“We are not even certain that how it got hear. “Tim said.  “I believe i may have a solution. I can mind meld with the gass gient. “Sotril said. “Your not serious?”smith said “i see no other option”sotril said.

“I could go. “Xon said. “You are highly skilled but i believe that i am a better option at this point. I have had more extensive traning then you.”sotril said.

“I dont think this is a good idea. “Tim said. “I am the logical chioce. “Sotril said. “Tivora i have a high e.s.p rating. I beleve the gass gient may amplify my abilities. “Liz said.”you may not be able to make the conection. ” xon said. “Lizy no!”dashale said. “The needs of the many vincent. ” she told him.”i can do this. ” liz said. 

“You are tecnically in command Tivora.  You are needed hear. “Palmer informed her. “What do you think addison?” sotril asked. 

“I have an high esper rating myself.i will go. The buck stops with me?”addison said. “The buck?”xon asked. “Never mind. I will go. “Addison said. “Are you sure?”sotril said.

The enterprise moved near the gass gient. It held posistion.addison got into the enviormentle suit.  “Are you out if your mind?”ryan asked.”after almost five years of marriage you realy have to ask that? “Addison asked. “True. Add. I am stil off duty so taking off my navigator and asistent helm officer hat for a minute dont do this!”ryan said. “You get a hat?”addison said. “Ad! Im serious! “Ryan said. “Ry i will be careful. I cant ask anyone else to do this. I wont put anyone else at risk. “Addison said. “I know. “He said. 

“This is what you have to look froward to ry. Me going from one dangerous gambit to another. “Addison said. “I know. Try to avoid unnecessary risks. “Ryan said. “I always try!”she said.

She put on the helmet. She enteted the air lock. She sealed the airlock. The hatch closed. “Hatch is now sealed. “The vioce of the computor reported. She took a deep breath . she depressurized the bay. Then she opened the hatch.

She headed out. She activated the jet back.  She headed for the commit.  She arrived at the gass gient. She tried to acess the gient. She waited. 

She tried to establish some kind of telipathic link with the creture. Then she saw the gient. The images went backwards like a rewind function.  She saw a doorway. 

The nazaka had used a tri cobalt device inside a nebula. They had created a nexus between the two universes. They had placed the ore inside the gient. They planed to transport more ore. By introducing this genus of comets, it could bring oodles of unintentional consequences.  The doorway was also highly problematic for multiple reasons.  This was not good. Not good at all. 

She got the coirdinates for the doorway. She was able to assertain how to seal it. This was a potential crises. A huge one. She ended the link as soon as she got the info. She returned to the enterprise.  

Bridge 

“You got it?” ryan asked. “Got it!” addison said. “We have incoming. It is a nazaka heavy cruser. ” tim reported.  “Oh crap!” sotril said.

To be concluded. 

Misson part four

The landing party continues to act strange. More odd things occur.

“Acting captain’s log, the landing party disappeared upon beaming down to the horkani vessel. Then the vessel itself vanished. Eight houers later the alien vessel rerurned. As did the landing party. Where did they go. We have no idea. This mystery is very troubling. There are no clues to what might have happened to them. ” 

Confrence room

“You have no idea where they qent?”admiral komack asked. “No i dont. They have no memory of what occured. ” sotril said. 

“Are they them? Have you confirmed that they are our people? “The admiral asked. “The doctor beleves that they are our crew. There is no evidence of cloning or any orther fabrication. “Sotril reported.

“What about mind control?”the admiral asked.”we have not found any evidence of nind control. We have not rulled it out. “Sotril said. 

“Is the captain in charge?” the admiral asked. “The captain and the landing party are off duty.this was at the captains request. We are keeping a close eye on them. “Sotril said. “Keep me aprised. “The admiral said. “I will. “She said. 

“We will stay in touch. Star fleet out.”the admiral said. The scren went from the aadmiral’s office on earth to the syimbol of the ufp. Then it went dark. 

Captains qurters

“You ok add?” ryan asked. “I cant sleep. I dont know why but i cant. “Ryan said. “It might just be stress. “He remarked.  “Perhaps.  “Addy said.

Adison was dresed in a night gowan and was barefoot. She put on a robe and went into the main area. She tried not to wake up the kids especially the baby. She could not stay in bed. The sleepless night made her bored. She had to do something.  

She sat down on the couch. She took out a book. She started to read. Ryan came out. “Let me gues,andorian romance? “He asked.”i have to do something ry. “She said.

“Your woried?”he asked. “It makes no sence. The whole thing is odd. If i did not know better,i might think that this was a horkani pratical joke.even that does not make sense. ” she said.

“There humor may be different from ours. Mayby abducting people for no apparent reason and then reruening them again for no apparent reason is funny. “Ryan said.

“What if we are sleaper agents or under mind control. We might not activate for years. “Addison said. “I dont know if i have never been in a situation like this. I am not sure .”ryan said.

“I am woried about sarek and hanah.i am woried about the crew. Could we be a danger?”she asked. He hugged her. “I dont know those answers. I wish i did. “Ryan said.

“I think we may need the kids to stay with my step parrents on earth. “She said. “Your sure. You were deternined to have the kids stay with us. “Ryan said.

“I know. I thought it was importent.i wanted to be a mom and a starship captain. Perhaps that’s not possible to have both.”Addison said.

“Lets not rush to a decison ad. You are tired and stresed. Just wait a bit.”he admonished him. “Ok! Your right.  “Addison said.

“I know you want answers. So do i. Give it time. Everything comes out in time.”ryan asked. “I know. You kniw me ry. Im not patcient.”she said. He laughed. “Oh i do. “He said. They laughed.

Qurters of dr. Dahner

The chime rang. “Come in.” liz said.the door opened. It was l.t palmer,the com officer. “Audrey what’s up? ” liz asked. “Liz i go to parts of the ship and i have no idea why. I sleep walk but i am awake. I dont get it. “Palmer said.

“Ok. Sit sit down Audrey.  Tell me what happened.  ” liz said. “I go into rooms and i dont know why.i dont realize im there until someone talks to me. It is so weird. I have ended up in auxiliary control,torpedo room,swiming pool. It is just realy odd. “Palmer said.

“This happened after the visit to the horkani vessel?” liz asked. “Yes that is correct. I have never had anything like this before. “Palmer said. “Ok i want you to tell me about every occurrence of this. “Liz instructed her.

Security office

“How are you chief ?”leslie asked.”i am doing good actually.  I dont have any of the weird stuf the others are. I am just bored. Other then that i am good. ” giotto said.

“That could be your abnormality chief.”galloway said. “Hear i was feeling prety good. Way to discourage your supervisor.  I will remember that when it is time for your review. ” he said. 

“Mayby your not going though any abnormality! “Lemli sugested. “I hope your right. Being a security officer is not easy. At the acedemy the security cadets were the butt of the jokes. The future commadore wesley and i attended the Acedemy at the same time. I tried to introduce myself. He said that it was unnecessary for him to learn my time. I probably would not nake it pass the first week. Alas i did. ” he said. 

“You will make it pass this one. “Galloway said. “I certainly hope so. “The chief said. 

Bridge

“I have done reserch on every contact with the horkani. The u.s.s Olympic encountered a horkani vessel in 2180. The vessel declined contact.  The u.s.s Georgetown encountered a vessel in 2201. A vessel passed by a star base in 2220. Then there was the for exiter incident. In every occasion the ship were unable to scan the ship.  We know almost nothing about this race.  We have never seen what they look like or even sound like. “Tim said.

“My people have encounteted horkani vessel but they were much the same.  They encountered a horkani vessel. They atempted contact but it was unsucesful. After a while they did not even try. They just gave them a wide bearth. Other races did the same. Klingons atempted contact.  They opened fire. They did not return fire. They just kept on. “Sotril said.

“This time they atempted contact. The question is why?”tim said. “How did the horkani attempt contact? “Angela asked. “It was a text only messege to star fleet command. “Tim said. 

“It was in galatica?”dapaul asked. “Yes it was. ” tim said. “They were watching us. Monitoring us. ” sotril said. “It would apear so. “Tim said. “This gets weirder. It is q mystery with no clue. It is like having a puzle bored but no puzzle peaces. ” irina galiunion said. 

“It does. We have no information.  Yet we have to figure this out. “Sotril said. “Fun.” tim said.

Coridor

“How is it going vincent?”luz asked.”not bad. “Depaul said.  “You miss the helm?” liz said. “Being a pilot is my passion. Well one of them. I cant do any of my passion.  No helm,biology, enginering secuity nothing. They dont even want me in the lab or around the plant we acquired on the dureb planet.”dasale said.

“It is only a precaution vin.”liz said.”i know. If we never figure this out. Will we be on the inactive liwt forever.  Can we return to the federation. Can we rerurn to earth?  Will we be considered freaks?mutents ? I dont know. “Dasale said. 

“You know who you are vince. Dont lose sight of that.  This is not foever. This will pass. It will all be a distent memory. ” liz told him. “I hope so. “Dasale said.

She took hiw hand. She backed away. “Im sory.”liz said. “Its ok doc. “He said. “If you will excuse me”liz said. “Of course. “He said. They dispersed.  

Conference room.

“Why are we hear?”dr. Piper asked. “I have bo idea. Commander sotril asked me to round up the team. Hear we are. ” addison said. “Then where is she?”giotto asked. 

The door opened.  Sotril and tim entered.  A another vulcan entered. “I want to attempt a mine meld. Usualy it would be me. Due to my condition and uncertainty i assumed that you would not allow me to do it. “Sotril said. “You are right about that tivora. “Addison said.

“Ensign xon is well versed in vulcan mind meld techniques.  He has agreed to paticipate. ” Sotril said.

“You understand the risk. We have no information. You could be exposing yourself to a pathogen. “Dr. Pipper said. “I understand that doctor. I accept whatever risk there may be. I believe that the chances of ariving at an answer to this myatery outweigh the risk.”xon said.

“I explaned him the risk . i was through in my discussion of those risks.  “Sotril said.

“Alright. I will go first. “Addison said. “I assumed as much. “Sotril said. Both xon and Addison sat down.he placed his hand on hers.

“My mind to yours. My thoughts to yout thoughts. You were on the transporter room on the enterprise.  Discribe what happened. ” xon said.

Enterprise 

Bridge 

“We have an incoming. ” lt. Mira romain said. “Report.”lt. Dapaul ordered. “It seams to be some kind of storm cloud.bit is heading right for us. ” the acting science officer said. “Shields up. Evasive action. ” dapaul ordered. 

The wave headee right for the enterprise. It got closer qnd closer. It was about to hit.

End of part four.

Notes

Lt.depaul was a relief helm officer. He was played by sean kenery who also played the cripled captain pike. He apeared in “a taste of amigeddon” and “arena”.

Angella martine apeared in “balance of terror”,”shore leave”and” turnabout intruder”

Xon never apeared in star trek. He was to replace spock and lenoard nimoy in phase two show. Xon was a full vulcan. He did appear in the non canon fan series”star trek new voyages,a.k.a phase two”

Lt. Mira romain apeared in “lights of zetar”

The reference to gioto and wesly is an inside joke. Both played by bary russo. 

The misson 

The enterprise crew wind down during a research misson.things are about to change.

U.s.s enterprise 

“Captain’s log,the enterprise is on a misson investigating a gigantic gass gient travaling though the claben system. The assignment is research and exploration. The science staff is taking point on this. “Captain adison mccomic reported.  

“This alows for routine maintenance and diagnostic on equipment and other functions. As well as traning and refreshing. ” she said.

Qurters of the captain. 

The door opened. The captain was stil dresed in command gold uniform dress. Many female officers chose the pants adison did not. She prefered to ware the dress.she liked dress. She was a bit of an enigma. She loved fashion. She was very girlie. Even though she was a carer star fleet officer who commanded the flagship of the federation. She was cooking and feeding her baby daughter who was in a high chair. 

Her husband ryan entered.  His son huged him.he picked him up. “Your late!” addison said. “The captain made me stay late . ” ryan said.”i will have to have a chat with her about that!”he said. 

“Yes she us a bit of a control freak.”he said. “Watch it. The captain enjoys throwing insorbinate crewman in the brig.” she said. “I will keep that in mind. “He said.

He hugged and kiss her. He kissed his baby. “Cooking tonight. No replicator?” he asked. “I am usualy too buisy to cook. You know i oerfer real food to replicated. I am not thinking any hostile ships will show up hear.”addison said.

“Oh addy you did not hear. We detected a klingon warship hiding behind the gass gient. “Ryan said. “Ry you do realize that i can have you transfered to a barge that transport anti mater rezine to the depot. “She said. They laughed. 

“I am sure things will be qiet for the rest of the misson. ” he told her.”i realy hope your right.”she told him. 

Bridge 

“You do realize that you have been working non stop sense o400?” tim mathews asked. “I do.” she said. “Don’t you think it might be time for a break?” tim.asked. “i am functioning within desired peramiters. Besides i find this quite fascinating. “She said. “Of course you do. ” tim said.

“Fine. I will take a rest bit! Come back in an hour. We will have lunch. ” she said. “Are you trying to get rid of me?” tim asked.  ” no ! I  do want to get some things done before i take a break. ” she said. 

Like the captain, she wore a dress.she worevthe blue science uniform.she had long hair. Manny vulcan female chose to have short hair. She braided her hair. Sometimes she put it in a poney tail. 

“Ok! I will leave alone. I will be back in exactly one hour. ” tim said. “I am totally certain of that.  ” she told him. 

He got up and left. He headed to the turbo lift. He was about to get in. “Tim! ” she said. He turned around.”yes tivora?”he asked. “I am highly agreed to have you in my life!”she said. “I love you too. ” he said.

Lt.dasshale was maning the helm. It was fairly routine. It stil took skil.” those two are quite the couple!”dr. Elezebeth Dahner said.

“I supose so.” dasale said.”your not much of a romantic are you vincent?”she asked. ” i can be i dont have time to pyscho analyze other people’s love life. “He said.”what about your own?” she asked. “Not while i am on the bridge.  “Dasale said.”alright.” she said.

Engineering 

“Chief? You do know that this is engineering? “Chief enginer neal pitcarin asked. ” yes i do. It has the best diagnostic scanning equipment on the ship. I am checking my weapons system.  ” he told the chief.

“Try to get in my people’s way. ” pitcarrin said. ” no promises neil but i will try. “Chief of secuity bary giotto said. “Ok.” he said.

Sickbay

“Mark i am going to head out!”nurse christine chepel said. “Have a good night. ” Dr. Mark piper said.”you staying for a while?” she said. “Yes. I figure that i will catch up on paper work. ” he said. ” ok!”she said. Then she headed out. 

Bridge 

“You wanted to see me?” addison asked. “Captain. We just got a message from star fleet command. “Lt. Palmer..”i will take it in the brefing room. ” she said. 

End of part one.