Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Jennifer & Ro's Away Mission (Part Five)
Guest Poster: Ro Laren
Jenny Baxter and I are in the throes of saving the universe right now. I'll let you know if it all goes wrong. Although even if I do, there won't be too much point in telling, as everything will be in ashes.
It all started very easily when the two of us were scanning a nebula. We got drawn into the other universe, where this crazy alien, who looks like he escaped from Roswell tells us he's going to send a tri-cobalt megatron bomb through to our universe then take over.
We've managed to elimate the energy dampening field that was preventing Jen's multi phase disruptor from working, so now we have to work fast.
"Come on, Ro." Jennifer urges me as we run through the corridors towards the Control Room, "Commander D'Arta is counting down the release time to the bomb."
We head in and see D'Arta walking around, while his minions work on various control stations.
"The doorway to the other universe is open for five minutes, Commander." I hear one of them say.
"Very well." D'Arta says in his best screen villain mode, "Release the bomb."
"Jen....." I stutter, "Are we too late?"
"It's never too late to prevent the end of the universe." she replies, and gets the disruptor ready to fire.
The disruptor beam shoots out all over the complex machinary, and sparks start flying as if it's the Fourth of July and New Year's Eve all rolled in one.
"You foolish females!" shouts D'Arla, "Now the bomb will not be released in your universe, but instead will destroy this one."
The two of us look at each other swiftly. And know only one course of action.
Run to the shuttlecraft!!
When we get there, the announcer is saying in a slightly panicky voice "Two minutes to detonation."
We get in the shuttle and leave for the nebula exit
"Put the booster thrust on, Jen!" I shout, as I know it's going to be one of those last-second events we seem to get away with. The rift is closing, and the detonation is any time!
The shuttlecraft just gets through, and as the rift seals, I hear the beginning of the explosion in the other universe.
"So." says Captain Picard, as he talks to us later in his Ready Room, "Commander D'Darta, in his bid to destroy and rule this universe ended up blowing him and his own up?"
"Yes, sir." Jennifer concurs, "The bomb would have exploded had I tried to destroy it with my disruptor."
"Quite so." he tells me, "Well, it's good to know that both of you are on the Enterprise again. I was worried Data might not speak to me again after I let you go, Jennifer."
"I can take care of myself." she boasts, "I may need to adjust his male chauvenism circuit next time I see him."
We all laugh.