Literary Challenge #52 : Hello, again, Q
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Join Date: Jun 2012
10-15-2013, 03:58 PM
As I walk on to the bridge of my newest ship - the Avenger-class battlecruiser U.S.S.
- I notice that a security team is standing in front of my command chair, heavily armed. When I finally see past them, I notice an old "friend"...
"Q, what in the blazes are you doing on my bridge?! And get the hell out of my chair!"
"My..most sincere apologies, Captain Aubrey. I was hoping to get off to a better start than this! Before you have your "security" shoot me, I have a message of the utmost importance to give to you. Regarding the Solanae Dyson Sphere."
?! I tend to keep out of things like that, Q. Please explain to me AND my officers in the command centre."
"So what Q suggests - if we belie--"
"WHAT DO YOU MEAN, 'IF' WE "BELIEVE HIM"?! I have NEVER been so offended by a Human before! Give me one reason why I shouldn't ERASE you from existence, foolish girl..."
"Because you'd have to find me a new tactical officer and first officer, Q.That's why. As you were saying, Commander?"
"Right, sir. As I was saying, if we believed Q why would he tell us that the Voth are being influenced by - potentially - the Iconians? It could be just another "test" of his, like with the U.S.S.
and the Battle of Wolf 359...what I'm saying, sir, is that we can't
Q to tell the truth. At least not like a Vulcan."
"Noted, Commander. Has anybody else got any more concerns or obje--"
RED ALERT! WEEEOOOP!
WEEEOOOP! RED ALERT!
"Computer, initiate ship-wide broadcast. All hands, this is the captain speaking: Battle stations. I repeat: All hands to battle stations! End broadcast. Sorry,Q. Looks like we'll have to continue this meeting later. Senior staff to the bridge and appropriate stations."
"Captain, it appears that a
ship set off the proximity detection grid. Defensive armour has been deployed, weapons locked and shields up."
"Thank you, Ar'ryv. Broadcast a communique to the task force: modulate shield frequencies to a rotation of 89.07 MHz. We are being engaged by a Voth assault fleet. Prepare the VATA for Tachyon Armament Projectiles, power to engines. Emergency power to shields, then rotate shield frequency.
Retribution for our sins
Retributio pro peccatis nostris
Last edited by sharpie65; 10-15-2013 at
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