Literary Challenge #42 : I Am the Legacy of Romulus
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Join Date: Jun 2012
04-20-2013, 07:57 AM
*A small agricultural Colony at the edge of the Romulan Empire.
An ageing Romulan is tending the crops of his farm when a younger man walks over. The ageing man (Toramek) scowls at the dead vine at his feet.*
Toramek: Blasted Kali! How am I supposed to produce a meaningful harvest when every single one of my produce is dying in the fields?!
Younger man (Kortrel): Father...
*Toramek looks up to his son.*
Toramek: Yes Kortrel, what is it?
Kortrel: There's someone at the house to see you. It's an Officer.
Toramek: Starfleet or Klingon?
Kortrel: Romulan, father. Imperial Navy, by appearances.
Toramek: Probably a recruitment Officer.
*Toramek stands and walks with his son back to the house, where a Romulan Officer his age is standing at the door.*
Korak: Jolan Tru, Commander.
*Toramek nods to his son, who walks inside.*
Toramek: I've been retired for 15 years, Korak. What does the Star Empire want from me?
Korak: I'm not here on behalf of the Empress, Toramek.
Is there someplace we can talk, in private?
Toramek: Of course.
*Toramek leads Korak into the cellar, turning on a jammer.*
I never thought we would need to take such measures in our own Empire.
Korak: In this case, I'm afraid it is necessary.
You have heard of Mol'rihan?
Toramek: Korak, I am getting too old for the games of politics...
Korak: Do you think they can survive?
Toramek: I neither know, nor care to know.
Korak: The Empress has denounced them as traitors--
Toramek: Get to the point, Korak!
Korak: Sela is sending 3 ships to attack Mol'rihan with Thalaron weapons. I cannot warn them because it would jeopardise--
Toramek: Korak! Are you involved with D'tan's people?!
Korak: You believe in the Republic as much as I do.
Toramek: I may be against Sela's warmongering, but I never said I supported the Republic!
Korak: Toramek, please!
Toramek: *Sighs* If you cannot warn them, what makes you think I can...?
No. I will not put him in that position Korak!
Korak: He can warn the Republic and save Millions of lives Toramek! You always said that your Duty to the people came before your loyalty to the state. Prove it.
Toramek: Very well, but this is the last time!
*5 hours later, Toramek is sitting in front of a Comm unit.*
Toramek: Computer, connect to Federation Comm network.
Computer: Connection established.
Toramek: Contact U.S.S. Excalibur, Vice Admiral Soval.
Computer: Stand by.
*The Image of a Vulcan Starfleet officer appears.*
Toramek: Jolan Tru, Admiral.
Soval: Live long and Prosper, Toramek.
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