(captain enters bridge)
"i'm reading 20 fighters and 1 carrier.....it's a Klingon ship!"
"scan the carrier and see if it is stolen"
"your correct sir,and the Klingon have on record they want her destroyed"
(9 of 10 enters bridge and takes up a engineering console)
"sir,the hell rider is hailing us!"
"this is the hell rider,we will deal with the pests.i dont want to see the paint on your ship damaged yet"
"very well captain"
"hell rider out."(screen shuts off)
on screen,the hell rider begins engaging the fighters,but it's sheilds are taking a beating
(9 of 10) "captain,the hell rider has a 12% chance of surviving this encounter."
"thank you nine,but i dont need the odds.the enterprise has never backed down from a fight,and it wont start now.
full impulse ,takes us towards the carrier.tell the hell rider we will engage the carrier and for them to join us as soon as they have moped up those flies"
"yes sir-hell rider is responding-they will do as you say."
"are we in range of the carrier?"
"photon torpedoes,max power and spread! fire phasers at will!"
"torpedoes away,firing phasers!"
6 torpedoes coming screaming out of the enterprise, a menacing look about them.phasers fire from the ship,pounding the carrier's shields with a furry worthy of a enterprise.the torpedoes hit their target true,and 1 manages to get through the shields,making a massive hole in the side of the former Klingon's side.crew and objects float into space,making her look like a wounded animal. enteprise zooms right past the carrier at full impulse.
hell rider,having taken out the fighters,makes it's run at the carrier.it fires 4 torpedoes,and manages to keep pace with them.they penetrate what little sheilds the carrier has,and hit their target where it hurts-the bridge,both bays and their core.zooming past,hell rider takes a hit to both nacelles as the carrier explodes.
"sir,the hell rider is hailing us"
"thanks for the help enterprise,that was some nice shooting.looks like we wont be joining you for the rest of the mission.deep space nine is just 7 light years from here,so we will be fine."
"very well captain,may you find your way to safety with no more trouble."
"thanks captain.best of luck-hell rider out"
"ensign,resume our heading and speed."
-end of chapter 2-