|Star Trek TNG: Old Friends (standard:Fan Fiction, 12079 words)|
|Author: Kirk||Added: Mar 19 2006||Views/Reads: 3137/2267||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|While on a medical mercy mission, the Enterprise encounters a 100-year-old mystery.|
Star Trek TNG: Old Friends By Kirk ========================== "Captain's Log, Stardate 46526.3. The Enterprise is on an emergency mission to Utari IV, an isolationist system on the far side of the Vani Nebula. An unexpected virus has decimated hundreds of thousands of inhabitants on that planet in the last 3 weeks. It is spreading at an exponential rate and could claim the rest of the population within days. We are transporting the only known serum that has been found to be effective against this disease. Since the nebula disrupts most of the ship's systems, the Enterprise has been forced to skirt the edge of the nebula instead of taking the most direct route. I have asked Mr. La Forge for the highest sustainable warp until we reach Utari IV." ************ "Mr. Data, what's the ETA to the Utari system?" asked Captain Jean-Luc Picard. "Two hours and four minutes at warp 9.15, Sir," answered the golden android. "Geordi, what's the status of the warp engines?" asked Commander William Riker. "They'll get us there, Commander, but we're going to need maintenance while in orbit," answered the Chief Engineer over the Com system. "Captain, we are receiving a hail from Utari IV. It is from Viceroy Willim," said Chief Security Officer Worf. "On screen, Lieutenant," ordered Picard. The view screen came to life and the image of a male humanoid with elephant sized ears appeared. "Enterprise, are you reading this transmission?" pleaded Viceroy Willim. "Yes, Viceroy, we're reading you," replied Picard. "Captain, how much longer before you reach us? In the last hour alone over half a million people have died in hospitals all over the planet. By the end of the day we will have lost one fifth of the population, worldwide." Picard and Riker exchanged looks as Will jumped up out of his seat and headed toward the turbo lift. "Engineering," he snapped, as the doors slid shut. "We're still two hours away, Viceroy. We'll do everything possible to reduce that time." "Thank you Captain." Willim said as the screen switched back to a star field. "Picard to sick bay." "Sick bay here, Captain," answered Chief Medical Officer Beverly Crusher. "Do you have everything you need to make this transfer of the serum?" Picard asked. "The virus is spreading even faster than the worst predictions." "Mr. Worf has coordinated the distribution of the serum through six cargo bays. From there it will be beamed to the designated coordinates as each one comes into transporter range." "Thank you, Dr. Crusher." Picard said. "Mr. Worf. Make absolutely certain you have anticipated every contingency. I want this transfer to go as quickly as possible without disruptions." Click here to read the rest of this story (1846 more lines)
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