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"Khitomer Crisis" is the first chapter of the zeroth volume of Star Trek: Federation Legacy written in ca. December 2012 and published on 11 June 2013 by CaptFredricks.

When the Borg attack the Vega colony, the USS Leviathan is ordered to join up with Starfleet there. They encounter the USS Khitomer, which has been boarded by drones, and Jason Fredricks leads an away team over to assist the Khitomer's crew.

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A Starfleet vessel is being pummeled by an unknown vessel, and its crew is barely able to keep the ship together. The captain of the Starfleet vessel orders his tactical officer, Jason Fredricks, to fire upon the enemy. The operations officer gives a report on their ship's sad state, and the captain realizes this may be the end for them. The enemy, now revealed to be Klingon, fires upon the Starfleet vessel, injuring Jason and waking him up; he was simply having a nightmare. He then calms himself and goes back to sleep.

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A Starfleet vessel is under attack, and red alert sirens are blaring all over the ship. On the bridge, the crew is trying to hold the ship together.

"Ensign, fire photons!" the captain orders.

"Aye, sir," replies Ensign Jason Fredricks, who is manning the tactical console.

There is an explosion. "Sir, shields are failing... structural integrity is at 32%!" the ops officer states frantically.

The captain's face looks grave as he stares at his opponent on the viewscreen. "This is it then," he whispers solemnly to himself.

The enemy vessel, a Klingon Vor'cha battle cruiser, fires another volley of torpedoes.

Fredricks' console explodes in front of him. "Ahh!" he yells in pain, as he falls to the floor.

He suddenly sits up and looks around him, realizing that he was having a nightmare. Everything seems as it should be; nothing is out of place. He gazes out his apartment window at the well-lit city of downtown San Francisco. He breathes deeply. "Calm down, buddy, you're getting too anxious. It's just graduation. Everything's gonna be okay," he reassures himself, as he goes back to sleep.

The following day, at the Starfleet graduation, a group of cadets are lined up on both sides of the stage. Many people are in the audience, mostly friends and family. Several admirals are sitting behind the podium. One of them walks up to the microphone to speak. "Thank you all for coming today to the Starfleet Academy class of 2408 graduation! First I would like to thank..." she continues speaking inaudibly in the background.

Lucas Wells and Jason Fredricks are sitting with the other cadets, talking. "This is it... you brought your speech, right?" Lucas says to him.

Jason looks over at Lucas. "Of course I did," he says in a smart tone.

Lucas chuckles, "Okay, it better be good."

An admiral walks over to Jason. "Jason, are you ready? You're up."

"Uh, yeah..." Jason says in a slightly nervous tone.

"Knock 'em dead," Lucas tells him.

The female admiral introduces him. "And now, I would like to introduce one of our graduates, Jason Fredricks." The crowd applauds as he walks up to the podium.

He begins to speak. "Thanks everyone, uh, they wanted one of the graduates to come up and speak, and it looks like they picked me..." Several chuckles are heard in the audience. Jason lets out a nervous chuckle as well. "I'd like to thank all of the admirals and Academy staff for putting up with me through these four long years. I hope I can give something back to you all with my service in Starfleet. I also want to thank my parents for always being there for me," Jason pauses to read ahead in his speech. He clears his throat. "I've wanted to go out and explore the stars since I was just a kid, and now my dream is finally coming true. Thank you for helping me achieve my goals and become a good Starfleet Officer." He takes a step back from the podium as the crowd begins to applaud.

"Thank you Mr. Fredricks," the female admiral says to him as he walks off the platform.

He returns to his seat next to Lucas. "So, how bad was it?" he asks.

"Eh, I've heard better," Lucas replies.

The female admiral continues speaking. "It is my pleasure to announce the names of the graduating Class of 2408! Hannah Freeman, Ernie Hauser..." As she calls each name, the graduates walk up to the platform one by one. "...Jeffery Davis, Dylyp Azeli, Lenerea Mendel..." Jason groans at the mention of Lenerea's name.

"What's wrong?" Lucas asks, noting Jason's disgust.

"Nothing," Jason shakes his head. "Just bad memories."

"...T'Vrell, Tala Jones, Elisa Flores..."

"There's a cute one..." Lucas says. Jason chuckles and shakes his head.

"...Stan Philips, Charles Oni, Serov, Lucas Wells..."

"Oh, that's me." Lucas walks up to the platform.

"...Sofia Wenner, Daniel Harvey, Zarva, Jason Fredricks..." Jason walks onto the platform.

"Here you are, son." An admiral hands him his graduation certificate. All of the students face the audience. The crowd applauds.

...

Jason reports to the assignment office at Starfleet Academy the following day. He walks up to Lieutenant Ferra, the personnel officer. "Name?" Ferra asks. "Jason Fredricks," Jason replies.

"Ah, yes, Mr. Fredricks. Captain Taggart wanted to talk to you. He's in the office behind me."

Jason proceeds to the office where Captain Masc Taggart is waiting for him. Taggart is sitting down, reading over some duty rosters. He notices Jason walk in. "Oh, just the man I wanted to see!" He stands up and extends a hand toward Jason, to which Jason shakes, returning the greeting.

"You wished to see me, sir?"

"Yes. I've heard of your skills in weapon tactics. You're the kind of officer that I need on the bridge of the Leviathan."

"The... Leviathan?"

"Yes. Is that a problem?"

"No, sir. I've heard a lot about her, sir. A fine ship from what I'm told."

Taggart chuckles. "Indeed; she's served me well for six long years. Now... about that position, what do you think?"

"What position would it be, captain?"

"My tactical officer, of course. That is, if you're up to the challenge."

"Aye, sir. I am."

Taggart nods in approval. "Good. I'll see you onboard later today. You should report to the shuttlebay, and meet up with the other senior staff."

"Aye, captain. Thank you." Jason smiles gratefully.

"No, thank you, ensign."

...

Jason enters the main building, and enters a turbolift. He exits the turbolift into the shuttlebay on the upper level, and walks over to the bar where some other cadets are chatting. One of the officers turns around to look Jason over. "What ship you get put on, newbie?" the rather buff human asks.

"I was assigned to the Leviathan," Jason replies, trying to get the bartender's attention.

"Name's Daniel Harvey, but people call me Buck."

"Why do they call you that?"

"Because, if you try anything stupid, I'll break your face, got it, cadet?"

"Yeah, I got it, Buck. Hey, wait, weren't you like the school bully or something?"

"Oh, so you've heard of me? Eh, Fredricks?"

"Yeah. But what I don't get is how an immature brat like you ever managed to graduate. Saying, 'the Academy is strict' is an understatement."

"You wanna go, punk? I'll take you down, right here, right now."

"I don't wanna fight you, man. You're not worth losing a career over." Jason takes his drink and begins to walk away.

"Get back here and fight me, you little coward!"

By now, all of the other cadets are staring at the two of them in shock. Jason sips his drink calmly.

"Hey Fredricks, was your dad as yellow as you?" Buck jeers.

"Leave my father out of this."

"Ooh, looks like I hit a sore spot. What you gonna do, cry?"

One of the higher-ranking officers steps in. "Enough, both of you! Get to your designated shuttles and prepare to leave!"

Jason sighs. "This ain't over, Fredricks," Buck says, walking right in front of him.

Jason walks up to the deck officer. "All cadets leaving for the Leviathan stand here, all leaving for the Khitomer, stand over there."

The cadets line up. The deck officer walks beside them, reading off a list of names. "Ernie Hauser?"

"Here," Ernie responds.

"Hannah Freeman?"

"Here."

"Jhael Onika?"

"Here."

"Jason Fredricks?"

"Here," Jason nods at him.

"And... Vance L'eher?"

L'eher nods.

"Alright, you guys will be boarding shuttle 7."

They walk over to the shuttlecraft and board it. The shuttle takes off, and heads for Earth Spacedock, in orbit of Earth.

...

The cadets are all sitting inside the shuttle. "Hi, I'm Hannah," Hannah Freeman says, directing her attention to Jason.

"Jason Fredricks," he replies.

"Man, what was all that about back there?" Vance L'eher asks.

"I don't take shit from people," Jason replies. "I managed to survive four years at the Academy without bumping into that jerk, and I don't care to meet him again."

"Guys, look!" Jhael Onika blurts out, pointing out the viewport of the shuttle.

They all look, and see the Leviathan docked inside Earth Spacedock. The shuttle continues closing with the Leviathan.

"The USS Leviathan, Miranda-class cruiser, registry number NCC-93151, crew complement of 200, maximum Warp Factor 5," the Saurian continues.

"She's a nice ship," Hannah manages, gazing at the Leviathan with awe.

"I dunno, seems kinda small..." Ernie Hauser comments.

"She may not look like much, but she's got it where it counts," the pilot answers.

The dockmaster's voice is heard over the comm. "Shuttlecraft Zeus, you are clear for docking."

"Acknowledged," the pilot replies. He turns to the cadets. "Alright guys, here we go." He docks the shuttle with the Leviathan.

Eight months later...

The mess hall door opens and Jason walks in. The bartender notices him. "Can I get you something?"

"Yeah, I'll take a Saurian Brandy," Jason replies.

Just then, Lucas walks up to him. "Jason?" Lucas asks, almost in disbelief.

"Lucas... when did you get assigned to the Leviathan?" Jason asks in a puzzled tone.

"A couple days ago, actually. I came aboard when the Leviathan was docked at Earth Spacedock. But anyway, how are ya?" Lucas asks him.

"Pretty good. I've been keeping busy," Jason replies.

"Here you go. One Saurian Brandy," the bartender interrupts to give Jason his drink.

"Thanks," Jason then turns his attention back to Lucas. "Do you know where our next assignment is?"

"Imaga I hear," Lucas says, taking a gulp of his drink.

"Imaga? There's nothing of interest in that system," Jason says, raising an eyebrow. Lucas shrugs.

The captain's voice is heard over the intercom. "Attention crew of the Leviathan, this is Captain Taggart. We've just received word that the Borg have attacked the Vega colony. We've been ordered to assist the fleet there. All hands to battle stations."

...

Jason and Lucas walk down a corridor as other officers run by them. "Hey, you two! Where you headed?" a voice calls them from ahead.

"I'm headed for the bridge, sir," Jason answers the officer.

"Alright, come with me," the officer tells them. They come to the end of the corridor and enter a turbolift. "Bridge," the officer tells the computer. The turbolift makes a whirring sound as it begins to move.

"Where'd you get assigned?" Jason asks, turning to Lucas.

"Bridge, same as you."

"Science station?"

"Yep," Lucas replies, nodding.

"Oh, Lucas, this is Commander Fuller, the first officer. Sir, this is my friend Lucas Wells," Jason introduces the two.

Fuller nods at Lucas. "Henry," Fuller says.

"Huh?" Lucas looks puzzled.

"My first name is Henry, but you don't know that," Fuller says, smiling. Jason laughs silently.

The turbolift doors open, and they walk onto the bridge. Captain Taggart turns to greet them. "Oh, Fuller, there you are," Taggart says.

"Captain," Fuller nods.

"This the new science officer?" Taggart asks.

"Yes, Lucas Wells. He graduated with several honors in chemistry and the physical sciences," Fuller comments.

"Hmm, good." Taggart waves Lucas to the science station.

"Sir! We're nearing the Vega system," the conn officer reports.

"Alright," Taggart acknowledges the officer. "Scan the system."

"Aye captain."

"Drop us out of warp," Taggart tells the conn officer.

"Sir, may I ask what we are looking for?" Lucas asks.

Taggart opens his mouth to speak, but Ensign Koja Nara suddenly pipes up. "Sir, I'm receiving a distress call from the USS Khitomer."

"Put it through," Fuller orders.

The message begins playing. "This is the USS Khitomer Emergency Medical Hologram – to any Federation ships who can hear me, we have taken heavy damage and many of the crew are injured. The Borg have boarded the ship, and are installing strange devices onboard. We require assistance..." The message fades into static.

"It's just as we feared. The Borg have been on the verge of attacking us, and they finally carried through," Taggart says gravely.

"We should send an away team over," Fuller says.

"Agreed," Taggart replies. He turns to Lucas and Jason. "You two, report to the transporter room."

"Aye, captain," Jason complies.

"Rescue as many as you can, and salvage the ship, if possible. We will be standing by to transport survivors."

Jason nods, and he and Lucas make for the turbolift.

Fuller turns to an officer. "Notify sickbay to prepare to receive wounded."

...

Jason and Lucas enter the transporter room. "So, do we get some security, or is it just you and me?" Lucas asks.

Jason starts to speak but is interrupted by Lt. Commander Mercedes McMary. "The captain told me to get a couple people to go with you," she says, gesturing to some crewmen next to her.

"Does that answer your question?" Jason says smartly.

"Yep. Let's go," Lucas replies impatiently.

The five of them step onto the transporter pad. "I'm transporting you to the location of the EMH. Oh... be careful ensign," she says to Jason.

"We will," Lucas responds in a smart tone. She transports them to the Khitomer.

As soon as the away team has transported over to the Khitomer, the Emergency Medical Hologram walks over to them. "Oh, there you are. I was beginning to think that no one got my message."

"How can we be of assistance?" Jason asks politely.

"I need one of you to help me with these patients." The EMH motions to the injured crew members who are lying on bio-beds.

"I can help," Ensign Hannah Freeman volunteers herself.

"Please scan one of the patients, ensign." The EMH walks over to another bio-bed as she scans one of the patients.

The ship's internal comm system comes on. "This is Lieutenant Thelis; I could use some help down here in Auxiliary Control!"

Jason walks over to Ensign Freeman. "Hannah, you stay here and help the EMH. The rest of you come with me."

"Aye, sir," she replies.

The four of them proceed to Auxiliary Control, where Lt. Thelis is. He is working at a console, with several Borg trapped behind a forcefield. "Hey, thanks for coming," Thelis says to them.

"What do you need us to do?" Jason asks.

"I need you to try to restore the computers."

Ernie Hauser begins typing at a console. "That should do it, sir," Ernie says confidently.

"Alright, now, see if you can get a transporter lock on those Borg and transport them into that section behind me," Thelis says.

The section behind him has been destroyed and an emergency forcefield is in place. Jason runs over to a console and begins typing. He looks up at Ernie, smiling, and says, "I got this one."

"Aye, captain," Ernie nods.

"Okay, Morgan, go to that console in there and get ready to rematerialize them." Jason directs Ensign Charlie Morgan to the console in the other section.

"Aye, sir," Morgan replies.

Jason transports the Borg and they rematerialize outside the forcefield and float into space.

Commander Davis' voice comes over the intercom. "To anyone who can hear this, we need assistance in engineering! The Borg are everywhere... please, help us! We are..." The message fades into static.

"Come on, we've gotta get down there," Jason says.

Hannah runs up to them. "Sir! Don't leave without me," she says.

"I wouldn't think of it," Jason replies. "Is the EMH done with you already?"

"Yes. I helped him the best I could, but I'm not a doctor. He said he had things under control."

"Sir, I think the comm system is being jammed. We need to find out what is causing it," Ernie tells them.

"Alright, that will be our first order of business," Jason responds. They proceed down the corridor to a turbolift.

The turbolift stops, and they exit onto deck two. "Uh, this isn't engineering," Lucas says in a sarcastic tone.

"No, it's not..." Jason trails off. He begins contemplating the situation.

"Sir, I think I've found what was jamming communications," Hannah directs them to the room ahead of them.

Jason and Lucas walk in. Several Borg are installing large devices on the walls. Ernie scans one with his tricorder. "Is it safe to blast them?" Jason asks.

"Yeah," Ernie responds.

"Morgan," Jason motions Charlie to shoot some of the devices.

Jason, Ernie and Charlie draw their phasers and shoot several devices. Some Borg begin walking toward them. "Come on, we've got to get through this corridor," Jason tells them.

They continue shooting Borg as they walk swiftly to the other end of the corridor. "Funny, I wonder why they're not adapting to our weapons?" Lucas asks.

"Good question," Jason replies.

They come to the end of the next corridor to another turbolift. "This one appears to be working sir," Charlie tells Jason.

"Good," Jason answers, entering the turbolift. The rest of the away team follows suit.

They exit the turbolift onto deck three. "Engineering should be this way, sir," Ernie motions down the corridor. "Lead the way," Jason responds.

They shoot down several Borg along the way until they reach engineering. As soon as they enter, Commander Davis motions for them to come to him. "Hey, over here!" he yells.

A couple Borg are between them and Davis. "Resistance is futile," one of the Borg says, in a robotic, monotone voice.

"Eat phaser you mechanical scumbag!" Lucas yells.

Seeing several more Drones burst into the room, Lucas stumbles backward. Jason and Ernie shoot down several of the Borg. Hannah and Charlie run ahead of them and shoot several more.

They come to where Davis is standing. "The Borg have invaded several decks, but we're putting up a fight," he says. "Thanks for the help. We can take it from here.". The officers that are with Davis kill the remaining Borg.

Davis's combadge chirps. "Commander, we have subdued the remaining Borg forces onboard," an officer says over the intercom.

"Acknowledged," Davis replies. He turns to Jason. "The situation is under control. You should get back to your ship."

"Which way to the transporter room?" Jason asks him.

"It's through there," Davis answers as he points to a corridor across the room.

"Thanks," Jason calls to them as they walk away. Davis nods to him and then begins giving orders to the other officers with him.

The away team walks down the corridor and enters the transporter room. "Chief, can you transport us back to the Leviathan?" Jason inquires of the transporter chief.

"Of course," Chief Pim Dalel answers him. The away team steps onto the transporter pad.

"Oh, ensign... Commander Davis wanted me to send an officer over to your ship with you," Dalel says as if suddenly remembering something important.

"Alright..." Jason answers in a puzzled tone.

Dalel motions to a female Andorian next to him. "This is Tala," Dalel says. Jason nods at her. Dalel continues, "We heard that the Leviathan was under attack, and you might need an extra crewman to assist you if she's been boarded."

Tala steps onto the transporter with them. "Energize," Jason says. Dalel transports them back to the Leviathan.

...

As soon as they rematerialize on the Leviathan's transporter pad, the transporter chief is there to meet them. "Ensign Fredricks, you'd better get to the bridge. I heard they're having some trouble up there," he says to them. Jason turns to Lucas and gives a worried look. They run to the turbolift at the end of the corridor.

Jason, Tala and Lucas exit the turbolift onto the bridge. Tala gasps at the sight of the dead crewmen all over the bridge. Jason runs over to the captain's chair.

"The captain?" Lucas asks anxiously. Jason shakes his head, indicating that Captain Taggart is dead.

Tala walks over to a console and begins reading off the damage list. "Warp drive is offline, weapons systems disabled, shields are down and we're running on emergency backup power."

Jason sits in the captain's chair, a shocked look on his face, the captain lying on the floor in front of him. "Casualties?" he asks her.

Tala reads the casualty list. "Including those on the bridge, at least 30. Sir, it looks as if most of those killed were senior officers. You appear to be the highest ranking surviving officer."

Jason stares out into space for a moment.

"So does that mean he's the captain now?" Lucas asks.

The turbolift door opens and Ernie Hauser and Hannah Freeman enter the bridge.

Hannah looks around sadly at all of the dead crewman. "Oh my God," she gasps, putting her hand over her mouth. Ernie hangs his head.

"Put the Borg ships on-screen," Jason orders.

"Aye, sir," Tala replies.

An image of the surrounding space suddenly appears on the main viewscreen. Several Borg ships fly around in the distance, exchanging fire with some Starfleet ships. Jason's face turns from a sad look to an angry one. He stands up and Tala and Lucas look up at him. Jason turns to face them and says, "This isn't over." The Leviathan is in space, dead in the water; the Borg vessels and the Starfleet vessels are firing upon one another.

To be continued...

The scene opens on the bridge of a Starfleet vessel. Red alert sirens are blaring all over the ship. "Ensign, fire photons!" orders the captain. "Aye, sir," replies Ensign Fredricks, who is manning the tactical console. There is an explosion. "Sir, shields are failing...structural integrity is at 32%!" says one of the officers on the bridge. The captain's face looks grave as he stares at his opponent on the view screen. "This is it then," he whispers solemnly to himself. The enemy vessel, a Klingon Vor'cha battle cruiser, fires another volley of torpedoes. Fredricks' console explodes in front of him. "Ahh!" he yells in pain, as he falls to the floor. Suddenly he wakes up, realizing it was all just a dream...

At the Starfleet graduation, a bunch of cadets are lined up on both sides of the stage. Many people are in the audience, mostly friends and family. Several admirals are sitting behind the podium. One of them walks up to the microphone to speak. "Thank you all for coming today to the Starfleet Academy class of 2409 graduation! First I would like to thank..." she continues speaking inaudibly as the camera shifts over to Lucas and Jason. "This is it...you brought your speech, right?" Lucas says to him. Jason looks over at Lucas. "Of course I did," he says in a smart tone. Lucas chuckles, "Okay, it better be good." An admiral walks over to Jason. "Jason, are you ready? You're up." "Uh, yeah..." Jason says in a slightly nervous tone. "Knock 'em dead," Lucas says to him. The female admiral introduces him. "And now, I would like to introduce one of our graduates, Jason Fredricks." The crowd applauds as he walks up to the podium. He begins to speak. "Thanks everyone, uh, they wanted one of the graduates to come up and speak, and it looks like they picked me..." The audience chuckles. Jason lets out a nervous chuckle as well. "I'd like to thank all of the admirals and Academy staff for putting up with me through these four long years. I hope I can give something back to you all with my service in Starfleet. I also want to thank my parents for always being there for me. And I think I'm speaking for all of the graduates when I say...thank you. Thank you for all of your hard work to help us become good Starfleet Officers." He takes a step back from the podium as the crowd begins to applaud. "Thank you Mr. Fredricks," the female admiral says to him as he walks off the platform. He returns to his seat next to Lucas. "So, how bad was it?" he asks. "Eh, I've heard better," Lucas replies. The female admiral continues speaking. "It is my pleasure to announce the names of this year's graduates! The Class of 2409 graduates are: Hannah Morrison, Ernie Hauser..." As she calls each name, the graduates walk up to the platform one by one. "...Jeffery Davis, Dylyp Azeli, Lenerea Mendel, Tovak, Tala Jones, Stan Philips, Charles Oni, Serov, Lucas Wells..." "Oh, that's me." Lucas walks up to the platform. "...Sofia Wenner, Daniel Harvey, Jason Fredricks..." Jason walks onto the platform. "Here you are, son." An admiral hands him his graduation certificate. All of the students face the audience. The crowd applauds.


Jason enters his quarters and walks over to a chair to sit down. Suddenly his computer beeps, indicating he has an incoming message. He presses the button to answer the call. "Hello?" he asks. "Hello, Jason," Admiral Quinn answers. "Oh, hi admiral, how are you?" "I'm doing well; I hope you are also. I'm calling to tell you that you've been assigned to the USS Leviathan. By the way, congrats on your graduation," Quinn smiles. "Thanks," Jason replies. Quinn continues, "You're to report to the Leviathan at 08:00. She's docked at Earth Spacedock." "Alright, thank you admiral," Jason says. "Always a pleasure, Jason." The computer beeps and the screen goes black. Jason turns and looks out his window at the stars in the night sky.

The next day, on a shuttlecraft headed to the Leviathan, Jason and a few other cadets anxiously wait for a glimpse of the ship they will be stationed on. A cadet named Hannah Morrison who is standing next to Jason asks, "You going to the Leviathan too?" "Yep," he answers. "She's a nice ship," she continues. "I dunno, seems kinda small..." says another cadet, named Ernie Hauser. The pilot answers, "She may not look like much, but she's got it where it counts." The dockmaster's voice is heard over the comm. "Shuttlecraft Zeus, you are clear for docking. The pilot replies, "Acknowledged." Turning to the cadets, "Alright guys, here we go." The shuttle docks with the Leviathan.

After they have arrived on board, some officers escort the cadets to their quarters. The door opens and Jason, Ernie and another officer walk in. "Here you are, Jason, your quarters. This is your cabinmate, Ernie Hauser." The officer motions to Ernie. "Sorry about having to share, but we have a limited number of rooms and a lot of new recruits," the officer starts for the door. "Make yourselves at home." He walks out. Jason and Ernie put their suitcases on the beds. "Well, I don't know about you, but I'm going to the mess hall," Jason says. "I'll catch up with you later," Ernie replies. "Okay." Jason leaves for the mess hall.

The mess hall door opens and Jason walks in. The bartender notices him. "Can I get you something?" "Yeah, I'll take a Saurian Brandy," Jason replies. Just then, Lucas walks up to him. "Jason?" Lucas asks, almost in disbelief. "Lucas... you were assigned to the Leviathan too?" Jason says in a puzzled tone. "Looks that way." "Wow. I wonder how many other people I know on this ship..." Jason ponders that thought for a moment. "So... how are ya?" Lucas asks him. "Pretty good. Glad to be out of the Academy," Jason replies. "Here you go. One Saurian Brandy," the bartender interrupts to give Jason his drink. "Thanks," Jason then turns his attention back to Lucas. "So where do you think we're headed?" "Imaga I hear," Lucas says, taking a gulp of his drink. "Imaga? There's nothing of interest in that system." Lucas shrugs. The captain's voice is heard over the intercom. "Attention crew of the Leviathan, this is Captain Taggart. We've just received word that the Borg have attacked the Vega colony. We've been ordered to assist the fleet there. All hands to battle stations."


Jason and Lucas walk down a corridor as other officers run by them. "Hey, you two! Where you headed?" a voice calls them from ahead. "Uh, we're not sure... nobody gave us our duty rosters yet," Jason answers the officer. "Alright, come with me to the bridge," the officer tells them. They come to the end of the corridor and enter a turbolift. "Bridge," the officer tells the computer. The turbolift makes a whirring sound as it begins to move. "So, are you the..." Lucas starts, looking at the officer's pips. "First officer? Yeah," he answers. "Well, sir...it's good to meet you," Jason says. "You too," the officer replies. "I'm Jason Fredricks, and this is my friend Lucas Wells." The officer nods at Lucas. "Henry Fuller." Fuller suddenly looks annoyed. "How long does it take to get to the bridge?!" he blurts out. Jason and Lucas glance at each other in amusement.

The turbolift doors finally open, and they walk onto the bridge. Captain Taggart turns to greet them. "Oh, Fuller, there you are," Taggart says. "Captain," Fuller nods. "Who are these two?" Taggart asks him. "A couple new recruits." Jason smiles sheepishly at Taggart. "Well then, ensigns..." Taggart begins, only to be interrupted by an officer on the bridge. "Sir! We're nearing the Vega System." "Alright," Taggart acknowledges the officer, then turns to Jason and Lucas again. "You know how to fire phasers?" "Yes, sir," Jason replies. Taggart points him to the tactical station. "And I assume you know how sensors work?" he says, this time addressing Lucas. "Aye, sir," Lucas replies. Taggart points to the science station, then sits down in his chair. "Entering the Vega System, sir," an officer tells him. "Drop us out of warp," Taggart answers. Ensign Koja Nara suddenly pipes up. "Sir, I'm receiving a distress call from the USS Khitomer." "Put it through," Fuller orders. The message begins playing. "This is the USS Khitomer Emergency Medical Hologram—to any Federation ships who can hear me, we have taken heavy damage and many of the crew are injured. We require assistance..." The message fades into static. "We should send an away team over," Fuller says. "Agreed," Taggart replies. He turns to Lucas and Jason. "You two, report to the transporter room." "Aye, captain," Jason complies. He and Lucas make for the turbolift.

They enter the transporter room and Lucas asks, "So, do we get some security, or is it just you and me?" Jason starts to speak but is interrupted by Lt. Commander Mercedes McMary. "The captain told me to get a couple people to go with you," she says, gesturing to some crewmen next to her. "Does that answer your question?" Jason says smartly. "Yep. Let's go," Lucas replies impatiently. The five of them step onto the transporter pad. "I'm transporting you to the location of the EMH. Oh...be careful ensign," she says to Jason. "We will," Lucas responds in a smart tone. She transports them to the Khitomer.

As soon as the away team has transported over to the Khitomer, the Emergency Medical Hologram walks over to them. "Oh, there you are. I was beginning to think that no one got my message." "How can we be of assistance?" Jason asks politely. "I need one of you to help me with these patients." the EMH motions to the injured crew members who are lying on bio-beds. "I can help," Ensign Hannah Morrison volunteers herself. "Please scan one of the patients, ensign." The EMH walks over to another bio-bed as she scans one of the patients. "This is Lieutenant Thelis; I could use some help down here in Auxiliary Control!" Lt. Thelis says over the intercom. Jason walks over to Ensign Morrison. "Hannah, you stay here and help the EMH. The rest of you come with me." "Aye, sir," she replies. The four of them proceed to Auxiliary Control, where Lt. Thelis is. He is working at a console, with several Borg trapped behind a forcefield. "Hey, thanks for coming," Thelis says to them. "What do you need us to do?" Jason asks. "I need you to try to restore the computers." Ernie Hauser begins typing at a console. "That should do it, sir," Ernie says confidently. "Alright, now, see if you can get a transporter lock on those Borg and transport them into that section behind me," Thelis says. The section behind him has been destroyed and an emergency forcefield is in place. Jason runs over to a console and begins typing. He looks up at Ernie and says, "I got this one." Jason smiles. "Okay, Morgan, go to that console in there and get ready to rematerialize them," Jason directs Ensign Morgan to the console in the other section. "Aye, sir," Morgan replies. Jason transports the Borg and they rematerialize outside the forcfield and float into space. Commander Davis' voice comes over the intercom. "To anyone who can hear this, we need assistance in engineering! The Borg are everywhere... please, help us! We are..." The message fades into static. "Come on, we've gotta get down there," Jason says. Hannah runs up to them. "Don't leave without me," she smiles. "I wouldn't think of it," Jason replies. "Sir, I think the comm system is being jammed. We need to find out what is causing it," Ernie tells them. They proceed down the corridor to a turbolift.

"Sir, the turbolifts aren't working..." Ensign Morgan groans. "We'll have to use the Jefferies Tube," Jason answers. They open the Jefferies Tube and crawl in. They crawl through the tube until they reach a junction, then climb down to deck 2. Jason crawls out of the tube, and onto deck 2. "Sir, I think engineering is on deck 3," Ernie calls to him. "I know, I wanna see something," he replies. He is followed by Lucas and Hannah. Several Borg devices are in the room ahead of them. "What are those?" Lucas asks. Ernie scans one of them with his tricorder. "I believe these are what's jamming communications. If we destroy some of them, that should weaken the signal that's blocking the comm system," Ernie tells them. Jason and Ensign Morgan begin shooting several of them with their phasers. They destroy several devices. "That should do it, sir," Ernie says. "Okay, let's get to engineering," Jason replies.


They crawl out of the Jefferies Tube and onto deck 3. "Engineering should be this way, sir," Ernie motions down the corridor. "Lead the way," Jason responds. They shoot down several Borg along the way until they reach engineering. As soon as they enter, Commander Davis motions for them to come to him. "Hey, over here!" he yells. A couple Borg are between them and Davis. "Resistance is futile," one of the Borg says, in a robotic, monotone voice. "Die, Borg scum!" Lucas yells. Several more Drones burst into the room. "Lucas, watch out!" Jason shouts. He and Ernie shoot down several of the Borg. Hannah and Ensign Morgan run ahead of them and shoot several more. They come to where Davis is standing and talk to him. "Thanks for the help. We can take it from here," he says. The officers that are with Davis kill the remaining Borg. Davis's combadge chirps. "Commander, we have subdued the remaining Borg forces onboard," an officer says over the intercom. "Acknowledged," Davis replies. He turns to Jason. "The situation is under control. You should get back to your ship." "Which way to the transporter room?" Jason asks him. "It's through there," Davis answers as he points to a corridor across the room. "Thanks," Jason calls to them as they walk away. Davis nods to him and then begins giving orders to the other officers with him.

The away team walks down the corridor and enters the transporter room. "Chief, can you transport us back to the Leviathan?" Jason inquires of the transporter chief. "Of course," Chief Pim Dalel answers him. The away team steps onto the transporter pad. "Oh, ensign...Commander Davis wanted me to send an officer over to your ship with you," Dalel says as if suddenly remembering something important. "Alright..." Jason answers in a puzzled tone. Dalel motions to a female Andorian next to him. "This is Tala," Dalel says. Jason nods at her. Dalel continues, "We heard that the Leviathan was under attack, and you might need an extra crewman to assist you if she's been boarded." Tala steps onto the transporter with them. "Energize," Jason says. Dalel transports them back to the Leviathan.


As soon as they rematerialize on the Leviathan's transporter pad, the transporter chief is there to meet them. "Ensign Fredricks, you'd better get to the bridge. I heard they're having some trouble up there," he says to them. Jason turns to Lucas and gives a worried look. They run to the turbolift at the end of the corridor. Jason, Tala and Lucas exit the turbolift onto the bridge. Tala gasps at the sight of the dead crewmen all over the bridge. Jason runs over to the captain's chair. "The captain?" Lucas asks anxiously. Jason shakes his head, indicating that Captain Taggart is dead. Tala walks over to a console and begins reading off the damage list. "Warp drive is offline, weapons systems disabled, shields are down and we're running on emergency backup power." Jason sits in the captain's chair, the captain lying on the floor in front of him. "Casualties?" he asks her. Tala reads the casualty list. "Including those on the bridge, at least 30. Sir, it looks as if most of those killed were senior officers. You appear to be the highest ranking surviving officer." Jason stares out into space for a moment. "So does that mean he's the captain now?" Lucas asks. The turbolift door opens and Ernie Hauser and Hannah Morrison enter the bridge. Hannah looks around sadly at all of the dead crewman. Ernie hangs his head. "Put the Borg ships on screen," Jason orders. "Aye, sir," Tala replies. An image of the surrounding space suddenly appears on the main view screen. Several Borg ships fly around in the distance, exchanging fire with some Starfleet ships. Jason's face turns from a sad look to an angry one. He stands up and Tala and Lucas look up at him. Jason turns to face them and says, "This isn't over." The Leviathan is shown in space, dead in the water; the Borg vessels and the Starfleet vessels are firing upon one another. The screen fades to black.

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