,,Can you detect any life-forms in the sphere?'' asked Picard
,,No. All the ships are empty! All their power has been drained.''
,,Who did this to them?''
,,Apparently the ones that created this!'' said Wesley. He pointed to the screen. On it a small sphere ship decloaking.
On the screen appeared a head. Or what looked like a head. It was a head of a artificial life-form. Long, gray, with a read glow in it's eyes. It said with a lifeless voice.
,,You are organic life-forms. If you cannot give us the technology we need you are to be terminated.''
After some time Picard answered ,,What kind technology do you want?''
,,We need the technology that can help us slow down or terminate the process of a supernova explosion that is going to occur within this sphere in nine days, four hours, nine minutes and fifty six seconds.''
Picard looked at Worf.
,,If you are planing to escape that will not be possible because of the force-field that is surrounding the gate!'' the android pronounced.
,,Hmmm... I know of a matter that could help you! It's called ,,Red Matter'' and it can turn a supernova star into a harmless black-hole. But to get it you will need to open the gates so we could...'' the android interrupted Picard.
,,We are not programmed to let anyone go!''
Picard took a deep breath and quietly said:
,,Did you capture all these ships?''
,,We thought that the technology from the ship's data banks could help us. But it didn't. The organic life-forms just got in the way so they needed to be terminated.''
,,We will not get in the way. I'm sending our whole data banks to your ship.'' Picard spoke.
,,We will need seven hours to check your data banks.''
The transmission ended. Silence took over the bridge crew. Nobody talked for a few minutes. Then the captain said:
,,I need suggestions of how to destroy that force-field and how to destroy the source of the beam that is jamming the weapons and the engines!''
,,We could take a shuttle and destroy it with mines!'' spoke Riker
,,Too risky! Who know there might be thousands of enemy ships cloaked.''
,,Might i suggest that we decompress the shuttle bay and blow out a shuttle filled with mines and torpedoes so it could hit the force-field and hopefully destroy it.'' said Data.
Captain was thinking for a moment and then pressed his comm badge and said:
,,Geordi, can you find the source of the beam that's jamming us?''
,,I believe i have found it! It's on the the gate trough which we entered!''
,,We'll use Data's plan! Fill the shuttle with two protomatter torpedoes four quantum torpedoes and ten antimatter mines. That should bloody their noses!''
,,Aye sir!'' happily said Will.
In the bay Will and a young Bolian were loading the mines and torpedoes. He pressed the comm badge and said:
,,Two more minutes! We have loaded the mines. We just have to get out of the bay!''
,,Acknowledged Will!'' answered Picard.
Two minutes later the bay doors opened. Behind them a blue force-field. In the control room Will said to the Bolian:
,,Cut power to the force-fields!''
,,Cutting power to the force-fields!''
,,Decompressing the shuttle bay!''
The shuttle was blown out into space. It drifted toward the gate. When the shuttle hit the force-field it exploded. Then a blinding light.
,,Captain! The force-field is destroyed!'' said Geordi
,,Engines coming online now sir!'' spoke Wesley
,,Get us the hell out of here mister Crusher! Are the weapons online Worf?''
While the Enterprise was moving toward the exit seven small sphere ships decloaked behind her.
,,Captain they are firing some kind of energy beam!''
,,Photon torpedoes mister Worf!''
The Enterprise exited the sphere. But the ships didn't follow.
,,Cowards!'' whispered Worf to himself.Captains log stardate 63402.1. We have brought back the Nanomatter and are waiting for the wormhole projector to be fixed. The last message we got from the Cardassians was that the repairs are to be finished in four hours. I finally figured out why the Dyson sphere didn't take the Galor. It is because they already had a Galor ship in their ,,collection'' .
Data said to Picard:
,,We got a message from the Cardassians that the repairs are complete but the wormhole will only be able to deposit us in the Delta quadrant.''
,,Why is that?''
,,Because of some malfunctions.''
,,With our transwarp technology we could shortly get home from the Delta quadrant!''
What do you think?
Edited by Commander Lazar, 15 June 2011 - 11:15 AM.