Chapter 26: Two Is Company, Three’s A Crowd
“What… how… who are you?”
The woman smiled.
“Captain Jameston, and that’s all you need to know.”
“Trust me, no-one deserves to be Borg-ified. Now, let’s blow this pop-stand before they figure out what happened.”
“I want to save her too. But, 626, if we stay it will be almost certain that we will be defeated.”
“Anyway, ‘tis evil genius’ ship, and evil genius is driving. Computer, input co-ordinates 3-23-4 into hyperdrive and activate!”
Hardly 30 km away, the Borg woman watched the two ships blast off into the distance.
“No matter. Match co-ordinates and speed!”
The ship launched forward.
“Lilo Pelikai has been captured,” droned the drones.
“Good. Bring her up to my… ‘workplace’.”
“Wow, no duh.”
“Warning: Wormhole, 500km and closing.”
With a flash, the USS Serenity disappeared.
“Where are we?”
Ensign Ming picked herself from the floor and looked around. Everything was pitch-black; she could sense movement but didn’t know who it was, until…
“Computer, damage report!”
The computer didn’t reply. Ming picked up the sound of gas escaping a tube.
This time, the computer beeped.
“Warning: warp reactor core primary cooler failure. Hull breach on decks 13, 14 and 15. Outer hull breach in engineering section.”
“Computer, how many people are alive on this ship?”
“Twenty people, two are conscious.”
“Captain Jameston and Ensign Ming.”
“Computer, emergency lights!”
Dim light flooded the bridge. Jameston was on the other side of the room, near the comm. console, checking someone’s pulse.
Jameston looked up.
“She’s just knocked out. There are people in here looking alot worse.”
Ming tried not to look around in fear of throwing up.
“Computer, activate Emergency Medical Hologram.”
What seemed to be a thirty-year-old man materialised in front of them.
“Please state the nature of the medical emergency.”
“Must you say that?”
“Well, is this a emergency or what?”
“What a lovely bedside manor… let’s see, we’ve got a ship full of dead and injured people.”
“I’ll try not to spill any bodily fluids on the furniture, then.”
Meanwhile, Jumba was trying to manoeuvre around the bombardment of shots from the Borg.
“Warning: weapon systems have been disabled.”
“Chuuta, there is going my five percent discount…”
Suddenly, the ship stopped.
“Computer, what is the giving?”
“Propulsion systems have been disabled. Shields have been disabled. Jumba’s pop-corn maker has been disabled. Hull breach on deck three, sections II, V and CDXLIV. Power has failed.”
Immediately, every light on the ship went out.
“The Dakana has sustained substantial damage.”
The Borg lady smiled.
“Set a course to Unimatrix 527. They won’t be following us.”