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Family Squabble

Posted on Sat Nov 20th, 2021 @ 6:58pm by Captain Willian Targaryen & Kiala

Mission: Short Treks
Location: Ready Room, Starfleet One
Timeline: 0000-00-63, 19:07

"You're what?"

Captain Willian Targaryen barely glanced up from the computer terminal as his mother, Kiala, stared at him from across the desk. When Starfleet One was deployed to Ni'Var to investigate Gregory Coulson his parents had come along for the ride to keep an eye on the kids while Luzol and he worked to prevent Armageddon. When they got transitioned to this new timeline they had been pulled along with the ship. In the roughly four, almost five months that they had been here he'd barely seen them or his children. Most of his days were focused on ensuring that Starfleet one didn't fall apart around them.

"Nice to see you too, Mom," he typed on the keyboard. "Shouldn't you be helping out in Sickbay?"

"I'm trying to keep you from making the stupidest move of your entire career," the retired Admiral chided. "This is a suicide mission."

He looked at the schematic on his display, "This is our best chance to reconnect with Starfleet."

"This is your best chance to get killed," she countered. "This is clearly a trap!"

The Captain finally looked away from his work, his eyes focused on his mother, "I haven't ruled that out either."

"Then why the Hell are you chancing it?" The El-Aurian argued.

"You sound more like Dad than yourself," he answered as he picked up a PADD from on the desktop. "I don't have any other choice. We have not been able to connect with any Starfleet assets that are still in use. We tried to go to Earth, we nearly were blown out of the sky. The Andorians are part of the Emerald Chain. The Vulcans and Romulans have closed off access to Ni'Var and who knows how they'd take our arrival. I don't even want to go into what happened when we tried to go to Tellar. We're running low on options."

She sighed, "Why not just slingshot around the sun or flying through the Bajoran Wormhole and pissing the Prophets off?"

This time he sighed as he tossed the PADD back on the desktop. "Don't you think I haven't explored that option?" He reached forward and typed on the keyboard built into his desk. A holographic representation of the Enterprise appeared above with a replica of a main sequence star. As the simulation began a series of feedback pulses began to impact the model. The Enterprise engaged the transit, then immediately bounced back into normal space. Another simulation, the same result. A third, the same thing. "Every time we try we get thrown back here. It's almost like we were meant to be here."

She collapsed into the chair behind her, "So this is why you've updated the ship with new technologies."

"And why I am so intent on finding the Federation," he answered. "If we can find them they may be able to tell us why we can't go back in time or give us an option we may not have thought of."

"Do you really think that this Admiral is still alive? Are you sure this isn't a trap?"

"I have no doubt that it is," he answered solemnly, "But I can't take the chance that it isn't."

Kiala looked at her son with heaviness in her next question, "But what will you lose as price?"

Willian did not dare answer.


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