Star Trek: Omega Force
Episode 2: "Some Other World"
Act (Chapter) 1
The Yagami's crew slowly came to. "Uhh. Damage reports, all stations," Adrian said.
"OPS fully functional," T'Vara said. The other Bridge stations also reported all clear. "Then, what the hell happened?" Nicholas said.
"I have a theory," a voice from the Science console said. Adrian turned in his chair and saw a black-haired human female in Science division blue.
"And what is your theory, Lieutenant…" Adrian started, realizing that he did not know the officer's name. "She must have come aboard at Starbase 115, just before we left for Romulus," he thought.
"Amelia Pacitti, sir," she said. "Well, what is your theory, Mr. Pacitti?" Nicholas said.
"I ran an exterior sweep of the Yagami's hull as part of the ordered damage check," Amelia said, rechecking her boards. "I noted that verteron particles with a Romulan signature had saturated the Yagami's nacelles."
"A further check indicates that one of the ships we encountered while in orbit of Romulus had a leak in their propulsion systems," Amelia said in finishing her report. "I therefore can only assume that these particles interacted with our warp field in some way and caused a malfunction."
"What is our current position, Irina?" Adrian said. "Checking, Captain," Irina said. "Astrometric sensors indicate that we are in the Alpha Quadrant, but that there are no Federation installations or vessels."
"Captain, we are picking up a distress call on all subspace bands," T'Vara said. "Let's hear it," Adrian said.
"I am Federation Ambassador Lilo Jameson," a female voice said. "My transport is under attack. Anyone who can hear me, please assist! We are unarmed! Repeat…"
A loud hiss of static silenced the woman's voice. "Transmission jammed at the source, sir," T'Vara said.
Adrian turned to Amelia. "Mr. Pacitti, could warp travel cause further harm to us?" he asked.
"Verteron density reads negative," Mia said, scanning her boards. "Very well," Adrian said. "Red Alert! All hands to battle stations! Mr. Nielsen, set course for the origin point of that transmission—maximum warp. Engage!" The Yagami leaped into warp.
Fifteen minutes later… "We are approaching the distress call's origin point, Captain," Irina said.
"Mr. Selev, what is our weapons status?" Adrian asked. "Phasers and quantum torpedoes are on-line. Shields are at full capacity. Ablative armour at 100 percent," Selev said.
"Very well," Adrian said. "Mr. Nielsen, slow to impulse power. Take us in."
On the viewscreen, the rainbow lines of a ship at warp shrunk to pinpricks of light.
On it, a small vessel the size of a Federation shuttlecraft was under attack from a vessel that appeared to be twice the size of the Yagami.
"Hail that ship, T'Vara. All language forms and frequencies," Adrian said. "Channel open," T'Vara said.
"Alien vessel, this is the Federation Starship Yagami. Cease your attack, or we will attack you. Close channel," Adrian said.
Suddenly, the larger ship turned to face the Yagami and fired three green bolts of energy. It then turned around and sped away.
"Captain, the smaller vessel is losing engine containment," Commander Io Shinoda reported from her Engineering console.
"Bridge to Transporter Room 2. Lock onto the occupants of the shuttlecraft 4,000 kilometers off our forward bow and beam them directly to Sickbay," Adrian ordered. "Aye, sir," the operator said.
Then, Nicholas spoke: "Dr. Phelps, this is Commander Batali. Prepare for incoming casualties." "Standing by, Commander," Dr. Richard Phelps said.
"Transporter 2 to Bridge. The shuttle's occupants are safely aboard and sent to Sickbay," the operator said.
"Mr. Nielsen, back us up 10,000 kilometers," Adrian said. "Aye, sir," Irina said. The damaged shuttlecraft receded on the Yagami's view-screen. Suddenly, it detonated in a shower of sparks, radiation and debris.
"I'll be in Sickbay, speaking to our visitors," Adrian said. "You have the Bridge, Nick," "Aye, sir," Nicholas said as Adrian stood and left the Bridge.
Down in Sickbay, Dr. Phelps scanned a Hawaiian woman on one of the biobeds. "Ms. Jameson, you'll be all right," he said. "It's Mrs. Jameson, and thank you, Doctor," the woman said.
The doors into Sickbay opened, revealing Adrian. "What is their status, Doctor?" he said.
"Some minor cuts, scrapes, bruises and burns, but nothing serious," Phelps said. "Ambassador Jameson here suffered a broken ankle, but we already fixed that."
"Thank you, Doctor," Adrian said. As Phelps moved off to treat another patient, Adrian turned to Ambassador Jameson.
"I am Captain Adrian Dorsey. You are aboard the United Federation of Planets Starship USS Yagami," he said. "We picked up your distress call."
"Your vessel is unfamiliar, Captain," Jameson said. "But thank you for rescuing me, all the same."
"Our vessel must be as unfamiliar to you as this region of space is to us," Adrian said. "On that is our common point, Ambassador."
"That is true, Captain," Lilo said. Adrian turned to a nurse. "Can she leave?" he asked. "As long as she returns tomorrow for a follow-up examination," the nurse said.
Adrian turned back to Lilo. "Ambassador, would you care to take a tour of the Yagami?" he asked. "I would be honoured," Lilo said as she hopped off of the biobed.
The tour wound its way to the Bridge. But, as Adrian was showing Lilo around the various stations, Selev reported, "Captain, an unknown vessel is approaching at high warp speed!"
"Stay here, Ambassador," Adrian said. Then, he moved over to the command chair. "Take us to Yellow Alert, Selev," he ordered.
The vessel came out of warp. It appeared to be the size of an Akira-class Federation starship, but looked to be made out of solid chrome.
"The vessel is hailing us, Captain," T'Vara said. "On screen," Adrian said.
The screen image switched to the apparent command center of the unknown vessel. A humanoid-looking female sat in the command chair.
"Unknown vessel, this is the U.G.F.-registered civilian defense vessel SS Ponyo, Captain Stargazer Seville commanding," the female said. "You have attacked a diplomatic transport without provocation. Stand to and prepare to be boarded."
Adrian turned to Lilo. "Why does this person think we attacked you?" Adrian asked.
"Well, with my transport gone and only you here, they can only assume that you were the ones who attacked me," Lilo said.
"Open channel, T'Vara," Adrian said. "Channel open, Captain," T'Vara said.
"I am Captain Adrian Dorsey of the Federation Starship Yagami," Adrian said. "It is Federation policy to not attack an unarmed vessel without cause, Captain Seville."
"Captain Dorsey, no starship of your name and design exist in the Federation," Seville said. "Not in our Federation, anyway," Lilo said as she entered range of the Yagami's visual receptors.
"Ambassador Jameson! Are you all right?" Seville said. "Yeah, Star, I am," Lilo said. "Star, the Yagami and her crew come from a dimension other than our own. Captain Dorsey?"
"Captain Seville, I'd like to invite you and a couple of your people to come aboard for a tour, so you can see the Yagami for yourselves," Adrian said.
"We'll be glad to take you up on your offer, Captain Dorsey," Seville said. "Jon, take command. Kyla, Zeo, with me."
"We'll be waiting, Captain," Adrian said before the channel closed and the image switched back to an exterior view of the Ponyo.