Tom & B'Elanna lock Kathryn & Chakotay in Kathryn's quarters to stop them arguing, Seven visits Unimatrix Zero and discovers something very disturbing and Morgan loses her Cherry Coke.
Marill as herself
Raichu as herself
Firera as herself
Susanna Thompson as The Borg Queen
Marill, Raichu & Firera
6th May 2001
23rd January 2005
Episode Based In
September 2376 (very late season 6)
Lilly and Morgan were sitting on Lilly's sofa. Lilly was sorting out her Pokémon Tazos and she obviously wasn't listening to Morgan's whining.
"They're driving me crazy," Morgan moaned.
"Who are?" Lilly muttered.
"Oh for crying out loud! I've told you who about three times now! Weren't you listening?" Morgan yelled.
"No I wasn't, sorry. Who's getting on your nerves?" Lilly asked.
"My parents, they're constantly arguing," Morgan replied. Lilly stared blankly at her. "You know, the Captain and Chakotay," Morgan groaned. Lilly's eyes widened in shock.
"They're your parents! I didn't know that," Lilly said. Morgan felt like strangling her.
"I give up," Morgan moaned. Emma ran into the room. She was giggling uncontrollably and she was holding a half empty bottle of Cherry Coke.
"Hiya Morgan! Wanna drink?" Emma said loudly. Morgan nodded and Emma handed her, her bottle. Morgan drank some and she handed the bottle back over to Emma. "What's up with your miserable face?" Emma asked. She sat down next to Morgan and she snatched Lilly's Togepi Tazo.
"Hey! That's mine!" Lilly snapped. Emma groaned and she handed it back.
"My parents are just.. annoying me that's all," Morgan muttered.
"They're still arguing over their accidental marriage?" Emma asked.
"Yeah," Morgan replied.
"What is there to argue about?" Emma asked.
"Yeah, they're great together," Lilly said. Morgan and Emma stared oddly at her. Lilly got back to her Tazo's.
"The usual. 'It's all your fault that it happened', that sort of thing," Morgan said.
"Why don't you stay over here tonight?" Emma asked.
"Don't ask that like if my parents live in the same quarters, because they don't. They argue on the Bridge, every time dad drops Kiara back off at our quarters, even during meetings," Morgan said.
"That's every time they're in the same room, right?" Emma muttered.
"Too true," Morgan replied.
"Don't worry about it Morgan. If I know those two then they'll just argue for one more episode and then they would of forgotten about it. Remember the original episodes Equinox & Survival Instinct? In Survival Instinct they were just acting like they weren't at each other's throats in the previous episode," Lilly said.
"Do you really think so?" Morgan asked.
"Definitely. She seems to know more about your parents than you do," Emma said.
"Yeah, how do you know my parents so well?" Morgan asked.
"Lets just say in the third dimension, where we used to live that is, Voyager was a TV program and the characters are identical to ten members of this crew," Lilly said.
"Oh Third Voyager, got it," Morgan said.
"Is that what you people are calling it?" Lilly asked.
"Why Third? Star Trek: Voyager was the first," Emma asked.
"Third, as in Third dimension," Morgan replied.
"Oh," Emma and Lilly muttered.
"Oh well, I'd better go. It's regenerate night," Morgan muttered as she stood up.
"You poor soul. You have to put up with Seven snoring all night," Emma said.
"Snoring? That's a funny thought," Lilly sniggered.
"I don't really care if she snores or not, as long as she doesn't wake me up. Anyway I have to put up with Tani telling me about her dreams of boys every time I wake up," Morgan said.
"I really do not see the point of Tani. She's just the female equivalent of Craig," Lilly said.
"Oh come on Lilly, she's not that bad," Morgan said.
"Yeah, she doesn't torture every single guy on this ship," Emma said.
"Anyway she only dreams about a few guys on this ship. Only two are main characters," Morgan said.
"Ooh, tell me," Emma said quickly.
"Harry and James," Morgan replied.
"Oh, I feel sorry for that poor guy," Lilly muttered.
"Yeah, my poor Harry," Emma moaned.
"I wasn't talking about him," Lilly said.
"Yeah, Harry would probably date her, that's what he's like, James would just run away or hide behind Jessie," Morgan said.
"He'd better not date Tani, he's mine," Emma said angrily.
"No he's not, you just fancy him," Lilly said.
"HE'S MINE!" Emma yelled.
"I'm definitely going to go this time, see ya guys," Morgan said. She slipped out of the room and she headed for the Cargo Bay.
Seven suddenly appeared in a strange forest. Some strange jingle like music coming from behind a bunch of trees confused her. She walked towards the strange noise. She pushed past the trees and she gasped at what she saw. There was a small red factory right in front of her. There was a large TV on the wall surrounding the factory. It was a Cherry Coke advert (one of the things you never see in England).
Seven saw familiar people appearing out of nowhere and going inside the factory. There was a very familiar man standing outside the factory. She walked up to him.
"Excuse me, but where am I?" Seven asked.
"Annika, is that you?" the man asked.
"That is not my name anymore. Where am I?" Seven replied.
"You're in Unimatrix Zero. It's great to see you," the man said.
"Who are you?" Seven asked. The man's face fell.
"You don't remember? I am Axum, we were very close friends," the man replied.
"Axum, that sounds familiar. And this place is familiar too. What is that building?" Seven asked.
"That is the centre of Unimatrix Zero. It appeared three years ago, nobody knows how, but the substance it creates is very addictive," Axum replied.
"What is that substance," Seven asked.
"Cherry Coke, haven't you seen the advert," Axum replied as he pointed to the TV.
"I can't get away from that stuff," Seven muttered.
"What?" Axum asked.
"Cherry Coke is the thing on Voyager right now," Seven replied.
"I'm not surprised, it's so gorgeous isn't it?" Axum muttered.
"I've never tried it and I never will," Seven replied.
"Oh but you should," Axum said.
"I'm leaving," Seven said.
"Why?" Axum asked.
"Because I am, and that's final," Seven replied.
"Please come again," Axum replied.
Cargo Bay Two:
Seven awoke. Morgan and Tani were already up and they were fiddling with the console. Seven stepped out of her alcove. She walked up to the pair who hadn't noticed she was awake.
"Explain," she said. Morgan and Tani nearly jumped a mile at the sound of her voice.
"Er explain what?" Morgan asked.
"Are you responsible for my dream?" Seven asked.
"What do you think we are, dream keepers?" Tani asked.
"I have never dreamt before, you must of done something," Seven said.
"As much as we'd like too, we can't make people dream. It's just isn't possible," Morgan said.
"Then why did my dream have Cherry Coke involved in it?" Seven asked angrily.
"How would we know," Morgan replied.
"Cherry Coke? Great dream, what happened?" Tani asked.
"I was in a forest, suddenly I found a Cherry Coke factory. I met this man called Axum, I've seen him before but I don't remember how and when," Seven replied.
"Cherry Coke Factory you say?" Tani asked nervously. She looked over at Morgan who looked as nervous as she was.
"Did anybody say what the place was called?" Morgan asked.
"Yes, Unimatrix Zero," Seven replied.
"Uhoh. Lian must of passed on the simulation into Unimatrix Zero," Morgan muttered.
"What are you talking about?" Seven asked.
"Three years ago the whole lot of us on the Borg Sphere made this device that connected us together when we regenerated. We would all go to the same dream, a Cherry Coke factory. Two weeks later, Lian was on a planet and he was reassimilated into the Borg. We knew all about Unimatrix Zero and what would happen if he had that mutation that would take him there. We just thought there wasn't much chance of it happening so we didn't even worry about it. It seems like Lian did have that mutation," Morgan replied.
"You mean that the Cherry Coke Factory simulation and Unimatrix Zero have merged into one program?" Tani asked.
"Seems like it. The only question is how come Seven's just visited it now? If she had the mutation she would of visited it ages ago," Morgan replied.
"I have. I must of because I recognised a lot of people there. Anyway your factory is causing a problem," Seven said.
"How so?" Morgan asked.
"All of the people there looked like they were addicted to the stuff," Seven replied.
"So?" Tani muttered.
"So, addictiveness is unhealthy," Seven said.
"Don't be stupid, Cherry Coke is harmless," Morgan said.
"Bwahahahahahahahaha! Off with their heads!" the Borg Queen laughed. Two Borg Drones stared oddly at her. One other drone walked up to her.
"My Queen, they do not have the mutation," it said.
"Off with his head!" the Queen yelled. Another drone dragged the innocent drone away. "Bring in the next drone," the Queen said. Another drone walked up to the door. It opened and one other drone walked into the room. "Disconnect him," the Queen said. The drone started acting normally all of a sudden. "You have been to Unimatrix Zero, haven't you? Tell me how to get into it so I can destroy it."
"Cherry Coke," the drone replied.
"What does that mean?" the Queen asked.
"I want Cherry Coke, do you have any?" the drone asked.
"My Queen, part of the simulation is a Cherry Coke factory. He must have the mutation," one drone said.
"Off with his head!" the Queen yelled. The drone dragged the normal one away. "This Cherry Coke Factory will make it easy for me to find everyone who goes to Unimatrix Zero. Nothing will stop me now! Not even that pesky Voyager! Bwahahahahahahahaha!" the Queen laughed. Two drones who were standing behind her shook their heads.
"She's talking to herself again," one said.
"She must be stupid, isn't it obvious that nobody is connected to her right now," the other said. The Queen heard and she pressed a couple of commands. Everyone turned into zombies again.
"Finally, perfection will be ours," the Queen said. She then began laughing evily again.
Captains Log Stardate 54167.8: Seven of Nine has reported something about the Borg that may give us an advantage over them. I have told her to go back into Unimatrix Zero and find out more about it.
The following night, Jessie/James' Quarters:
Jessie woke up to the sound of the door chime. She forced herself to sit up and climb off the bed. She walked out of her room and she headed towards the main door. She heard James' door opening. He stepped out of his room.
"Who is it?" James asked. Jessie shrugged and she pressed a button on the panel next to the door. The main door opened to a very annoyed looking Morgan.
"Morgan, do you know what time is it?" Jessie said angrily.
"Of course I do, I haven't been able to sleep. Those two won't stop arguing," Morgan replied.
"It's two o'clock in the morning, why are they still arguing?" James asked.
"Dad dropped Kiara off at our quarters at nine, and he and mum have been arguing ever since. You won't mind if I stay here for the night," Morgan replied.
"Sure, you can sleep on the sofa," Jessie replied.
"Thanks, I owe you big time," Morgan said. She walked into the room. Jessie walked over to a cupboard and she pulled out a sheet and she handed it over to Morgan.
"See you two in the morning," Jessie said and she walked back into her room. James walked back into his own room. Morgan lay down on the sofa and she pulled the sheet over her.
"So this Morgan is responsible for the factory?" Axum asked.
"Not exactly. The Borg Sphere she was on wasn't connected to the collective. Everyone on board made a dream place for them to go to when they regenerate," Seven said.
"And they chose a Cherry Coke factory as their dream place?" Axum asked.
"No, I don't understand it either," Seven muttered.
"I do, excuse me, I need some Cherry Coke," Axum said. Conveniently they walked past a Cherry Coke machine. He put a coin into the coin slot and a Cherry Coke bottle fell out the bottom. He picked it up. "So you're saying that because of the reassimilated of a member of their crew the dream place merged with Unimatrix Zero. The only way that could happen is if the drone had the mutation, there is hardly any chance of it," Axum said.
"Just by chance he did. But as Morgan said, this factory is harmless," Seven replied.
"It isn't," Axum replied.
"What do you mean?" Seven asked.
"Because of the addiction to Cherry Coke, a few of us have been caught and murdered by the Queen. She will only need a few more of us to find the frequency for Unimatrix Zero," Axum replied.
"I still don't understand. Why is the addiction helping the Queen find a few of you?" Seven asked.
"The Queen must disconnect the drones before they will fully answer her. She will want the frequency to Unimatrix Zero. Disconnecting them is harmless as long as they lie to her but because of the addiction some drones will want Cherry Coke. The Queen knows about the factory and she's using it to her advantage," Axum replied. He drank some pop out of the bottle. Seven became angry and she snatched the bottle off Axum.
"Then stop drinking it then!" Seven yelled.
"The harm has already been done. Three years of Cherry Coke has gone to everyone's heads. There is nothing we can do. The Queen will get the frequency and she will take this place away from us," Axum said.
"Can't we just get rid of the factory," Seven asked.
"No, I told you, it's too late. Everyone is addicted. Taking the factory away will just makes things worse," Axum replied.
"Then what do you suggest?" Seven asked.
"We have been programming a virus that will separate us from the hive as soon as we leave this place. The problem is that we have to release it outside of Unimatrix Zero," Axum replied.
"You're on a Borg ship, you can do it," Seven said.
"That's true but as soon as we wake up we lose all memories of this place," Axum replied.
"Maybe we can help you. My Captain has asked me to find an advantage over the Borg with Unimatrix Zero and she will be more than happy to help you deploy this virus," Seven said.
"It's too dangerous. You will have to go into a Borg Cube's central plexus," Axum said.
"My Captain will find a way," Seven asked.
"I'll have to talk with her," Axum said.
"That isn't possible, maybe I could get a Borg crewman to come in to represent her," Seven said.
"This Morgan will do. She knows something about the factory so she might know another way to deploy the virus," Axum said.
"Very well, just keep her away from the factory. Like most members of our crew she is addicted to Cherry Coke too," Seven replied.
"I'll try. Can I have my Cherry Coke back?" Axum asked.
The next morning, the Conference Room:
Everybody, except Chakotay, is sitting at the table. Don't ask how eighteen people can sit around the table. Anyway Seven was talking.
"This virus has to be deployed in the central plexus of a Borg ship," Seven said.
usual the extra members of the senior staff weren't listening.
Jessie and James were sharing headphones and they were listening to a
cd player. Tani and Triah were talking quietly about makeup and boys.
Craig was staring at Morgan. Morgan was reading a notepad. Kiara was
asleep. Naomi was staring at the ceiling. Emma was staring at Tom and
Harry. Lilly was the only one listening.
"Can't those writers make up characters that are actually normal. They sit around not doing anything yet they are in more scenes than we are," Tom whispered.
"Yeah, and we used to think Seven & the Doctor was bad in original Voyager," Harry replied.
"Tom, Harry! Show some manners!" Kathryn yelled.
"See, we're the ones that get told off," Tom muttered.
"I don't know what he's talking about. He's in more than I am," Triah muttered.
"Who are you again?" Tani asked. Triah groaned.
"Oh, I'd better make friends with fellow rejects," Triah muttered. She moved her chair over to the Doctor, Neelix and B'Elanna, who were conveniently sitting next to each other.
"It's not fair. Do you know the reason why I'm never in episodes. They don't need an aggressive crewmember anymore since they've got Jessie. She's got a lot more personality than I do supposedly," B'Elanna moaned.
"I'm only used for annoying members of the crew," the Doctor moaned.
"I'm only in to torture people with my cooking. Plus a few of the new characters cause more humour than I do," Neelix muttered.
"I know what you mean. Tani has a similar name than I have and she's more popular than I am," Triah said.
"Would you four rejects shut up! You've said too much," Tuvok said.
"I thought that he and Seven were rejects," Harry muttered.
"Seven's not in this episode. Tuvok is not a reject anymore since the writers are experimenting with his character," Tom replied.
"Can we get back to business?" Seven asked.
"Yes of course. We have to think of a plan to get into a central plexus," Kathryn said.
"Does it involve killing?" Emma asked.
"We haven't thought up a plan yet so we don't know if it's going to involve killing," Kathryn said.
"In other words yes," Tom said.
"Count me in then," Emma said. Chakotay walked into the room. Everyone who was paying attention stared at him.
"Dismissed," Kathryn said angrily. Everyone except Kiara, Jessie & James who were still asleep/listening to music left the room. Kathryn walked up to Jessie and James. She pulled out their headphones.
"OW!" they both yelled. They both looked up angrily but the look on Kathryn's faces made them cower.
"I said dismissed!" Kathryn yelled. The pair ran out as quickly as possible. Kathryn walked up to Chakotay. "You're late!" she said angrily.
"So, I don't care anymore," Chakotay muttered.
"I'm getting very sick of you! If you keep this up I'm demoting you!" Kathryn snapped as she put her hands on her hips.
"So, I don't bloody care, Peter Pan," Chakotay said. Kathryn went red in rage.
"HOW DARE YOU CALL ME THAT!" Kathryn yelled. Kiara woke up, she looked up at her parents. They noticed she was still in the room and they stared angrily at her.
"Er.. is this a good time to ask for replicator rations?" Kiara muttered.
"NO! GET OUT!" Kathryn and Chakotay yelled. Kiara started crying and she ran out of the room.
Kiara ran towards the turbolift crying her eyes out. B'Elanna walked up to her.
"What's wrong sweetheart?" she asked softly.
"My mum and dad yelled at me," Kiara cried.
"So, mum and dad yell at me all the time," Morgan muttered.
"Why?" B'Elanna asked, ignoring Morgan's comment.
"They were yelling at each other and then they yelled at me," Kiara replied.
"They're still arguing?" B'Elanna muttered.
"That explains why Chakotay was late," Tom said.
"Does it? How?" Harry asked.
"He probably didn't want to start an argument, it obviously didn't work," B'Elanna said.
"We have to get those two back together," Tom said.
"But how?" Kiara asked.
"I'll think of a way, I always do," Tom said.
"Uhoh. It starts," Jessie muttered.
"Oh be quiet," Tom said.
"Don't tell me to be quiet you dips***!" Jessie yelled.
some reason the writers appeared behind the command chairs.
"What's wrong with you two? We made a plot for this episode ages ago and now you're ignoring it," Marill moaned.
"No we're not. We're adjusting it. Don't worry about it, for the second part we'll use the plan," Raichu replied.
"Er.. who's idea was to put a Cherry Coke factory in Unimatrix Zero?" Firera asked as she looked at the notepad in her hands.
"Mine. It makes a good story. The addictiveness of Cherry Coke is killing drones, what's wrong with that?" Raichu asked.
"Nought really, it seemed like a bad idea at first," Firera muttered.
"Don't you think we put Cherry Coke in stories a little too much?" Marill asked.
"No, you can never have too much Cherry Coke," Raichu replied.
"Oh great, it's the writers again," B'Elanna moaned.
"What the hell are you three doing here?" Tom asked.
"Ooh, it's that pest again," Firera moaned.
"You know what, we haven't done the motto in a while," Marill said.
"We did it in the last episode," Firera said.
"You and Charizard did but we didn't," Raichu said. The Team Rocket music started. Everyone on the Bridge groaned. The writers disappeared for a few seconds and then returned with baseball clothes on.
"Attention lovebirds, it's prepare for trouble day," Marill said.
"But you're both out so it makes it a double play," Raichu said.
"To protect our team from devastation," Marill said.
"To excite our side with a big oblation," Raichu said.
"To strike out the evils of rabbits and love," Marill said.
"To extend our reach with a baseball glove," Raichu said.
Marill suddenly had a ball in her hands. She prepared to throw it. "Fifth Voyager, throws their baseballs at the speed of light!" she said as she threw the ball. As usual her aim didn't work and instead of Raichu catching it, James did.
"Strike three!" Raichu yelled.
"That's right," Firera muttered.
"This reminds me of that stupid Pokémon episode," Raichu muttered.
"What, when Team Rocket ran into each others arms and a Lion King background came up," Marill laughed.
"Ooh, into each others arms you say," Tom said.
"Not like that. They were just happy and they ran into each others arms and give each other a big hug," Raichu said.
"With the Lion King Background," Marill said. Firera smacked her hard on the head.
"Shut up! Two people hug each other and all you look at is the background!" Firera screeched.
"It's nothing I haven't seen before, geez. The way you go on it's like they've never hugged before in their entire life," Marill muttered.
"But it was so romantic. They hugged each other just because they were happy and it's so heart warming," Firera said. Marill pretended to be sick.
"Ugh, romantics make me all queasy," Raichu moaned.
"Romantic did you say? You two should have done what those cartoon characters did," Tom said. Jessie and James looked at him oddly.
"What do you mean?" James asked.
"Yeah, I wasn't listening," Jessie muttered.
"You don't want to know," Marill said.
"Fine, we don't," Jessie said.
"If it was Tom that said it, you know what the means, Jess," James said.
"Rule number twenty four, beat Tom up," Jessie replied.
"Uhoh," Tom muttered. He ran into the turbolift. Jessie and James just laughed at him and they stayed where they were.
"How do you plan to get me inside Unimatrix Zero?" Morgan asked.
"It's simple, I'll connect you to my cortical node. Then we both go into our regeneration cycle," Seven replied.
"Simple huh?" Morgan muttered. Seven picked up a Borg thing and she placed it on Morgan's neck. Seven stepped into her alcove. Morgan stepped into hers.
Tom and B'Elanna had their ears against the Conference Room door. In other words they were eavesdropping on the argument that was going on in the Conference Room. They heard Chakotay storm out of the other door.
"B'Elanna, I've got an idea," Tom said.
"Lets hear it," B'Elanna said.
"Chakotay has to drop off a report at Janeway's quarters tonight at 0900. Plus Kiara and Morgan aren't going to be sleeping in their quarters. We can fiddle with the locking mechanisms so that Chakotay and Janeway can't get out of Janeway's quarters," Tom said.
"What good will that do?" B'Elanna asked.
"If they stay in there long enough they will have enough time to work things out," Tom said. B'Elanna gave him a big hug.
"Tom, that's a great idea! Lets do it," B'Elanna said.
"Why can't I go in?" Morgan asked as Seven tried to pull Morgan away from the factory.
"This isn't the time to have Cherry Coke," Seven replied. Morgan pulled her arm away from Seven's grip.
"Oh fine, I'll have some when I get back," Morgan muttered. Axum walked up to them.
"Hello again. You must be Morgan," Axum said in a friendly manner.
"Yeah, can I have some Cherry Coke?" Morgan asked.
"No she can't," Seven replied.
"Lets get down to business then, what's the plan?" Axum asked.
"There isn't one at the moment but my mum said that she wants to help you," Morgan replied.
"Your mum?" Axum asked.
"The Captain," Seven replied.
"Oh, I see," Axum said.
"Don't worry, I'll tell you when we have a plan," Morgan said. They heard a scream. They turned to face where the scream had come from. A young woman was being chased by a couple of Borg Drones.
"Ohno, how did they get here?" Seven asked.
"Oh crap! My predictions were correct," Morgan said.
"What predictions?" Seven asked.
"One more drone would give the Queen a clue to how to get into Unimatrix Zero. I think they're gonna to destroy it from the inside," Morgan replied.
"We've got to stop them," Seven said.
"That isn't possible. We haven't got enough people to fight them. Maybe, you could help us fight them," Axum said.
"We can't help in that way. It'll break the prime directive, a little more than usual," Morgan said.
"But if you don't help, we'll die," Axum said.
"Sorry. My mum does break the prime directive once in a while but she would draw the line here. I'm going," Morgan said. She disappeared.
"I'm sorry, but she's right. We can't fight for you," Seven said.
"I understand, Annika," Axum said.
"Don't call me that," Seven muttered.
"Why not?" Axum asked.
"I told you, it's not my name anymore," Seven replied.
"Then what is it then?" Axum asked.
"It is Seven of Nine," Seven replied.
"That's your Borg Designation," Axum said.
"It is also my name," Seven said. She disappeared.
The next day, the Bridge:
Tom and B'Elanna were standing at Harry's station. They were trying to keep a straight face. Harry looked shocked.
"You did what?" Harry asked.
"We locked them in their quarters," Tom replied.
"Oh great. By the end of the day, one of them is going to be dead," Harry muttered.
"No they won't, trust me, Harry," Tom said.
"I've heard that line before," Harry muttered.
"I wonder where the Captain and the Commander are. They are ten minutes late," Tuvok said.
"I wonder," B'Elanna whispered. Tom just laughed. Morgan and Kiara ran onto the Bridge.
"All right, which one of you wise guys locked our quarters up?" Morgan asked angrily.
"What?" Tuvok asked.
"I was taking Kiara back to our quarters at 0800 like I was suppose to but the door wouldn't even open. I tried the door chime and the only got yelled at. Mum thought it was me, so I want to know, which one of you did it?" Morgan asked.
"I doubt anybody would have the guts to mess with her right now, it's like suicide," Lilly said.
"Who did it!" Morgan yelled. Everybody stared dumbly at her.
"Since when would you care about your quarters. You barely spend any time in it," Craig asked.
"I left my Cherry Coke in there!" Morgan screamed, she was nearly crying. Tom walked up to her.
"You can easily replicate more Cherry Coke," Tom said.
"No I can't! I was due my pocket rations today, I haven't got any because somebody locked my mum in our quarters!" Morgan cried.
"Morgan, can I speak to you in the conference room," Tom whispered.
"Why, do you know who locked my mother in her room?" Morgan asked.
"No, it's not about that," Tom said. He walked into the Conference Room.
"Oh fine, this better be important," Morgan groaned and she followed Tom into the Conference Room.
"I lied. It was me and B'Elanna," Tom said as soon as the door closed.
"YOU B******! Why did you do it!" Morgan yelled.
"It's the only way to get your parents to work out their problem," Tom said.
"My dad's in there too?" Morgan questioned.
"Yes," Tom replied.
"Oh great, I was going to ask him for rations," Morgan muttered.
"We'll get them out in two days time, I'm sure you can live without Cherry Coke for that long," Tom said.
"You're a dead man," Morgan said. The ship shook violently. The red alert lights started flashing and the alarm sounded.
"Tuvok to all hands. Battlestations, Borg ship approaching. Repeat all hands to battlestations."
Morgan and Tom rushed out of the room as another attack shook the ship.
"Lieutenant, take Tactical," Tuvok said from the command chairs. Craig rushed over to Tactical. "Fire phasers," Tuvok said.
"As usual, no effect," Craig replied.
"Commander, they're firing a weird kind of beam," Harry said.
"What kind of beam?" Tuvok asked.
"I don't know," Harry replied. The ship shook as the beam penetrated the shields.
"Report," Tuvok said.
"It's a power drain. They're draining our shields, just like they did to the Enterprise in the first Borg episode," Harry said.
"It's about time, they've never used that beam since that episode," Lilly said.
"Uhoh, our shields are down. You know what that means," Harry said.
"Divert power to shields," Tuvok said. The ship shook again.
"We can't, the shield emitters are off line," Harry said.
About six Borg drones beamed onto the Bridge. One dematerialised behind Harry. Before he could defend himself, the assimilation tubules penetrated his neck. His skin turned grey and a nanoprobe emerged from his cheek. He dematerialised
fired on the Borg drones. Quickly they adapted. One grabbed Tuvok
from behind and it assimilated him. He dropped to the ground and he
was quickly beamed away.
Everyone on the Bridge backed up against a wall to stop the sneak attacks.
"Paris to Engineering," Tom said as he tapped his commbadge.
"Tom, there is no spare guest stars to be in Engineering," B'Elanna said. Lilly kept stepping to her right. Soon enough she had slipped into the Turbolift.
"Good old Lilly, we'll finally have someone in Engineering," Tom said.
"Nope, I think she was chickening out," Morgan said.
"Then how come Jessie and James haven't moved a muscle?" Tom asked.
"Maybe they're even more chicken than Lilly is," Morgan replied. The drones got closer and closer to everyone on the Bridge.
"What are we going to do?" Jessie asked in a trembling voice.
"Morgan, does it hurt?" Tom asked. Despite the situation a few people laughed. As the drones got closer to the crew, their fears grew stronger and stronger.
"We are the Borg. Your biological and technological distinctiveness will be added to our own. Resistance is futile."
What will happen to the Bridge crew? Was Lilly chickening out or was she getting help? Will Kathryn & Chakotay ever get out of Janeway's quarters? Will they ever work things out? What will happen to the people in Unimatrix Zero? Will Morgan get her Cherry Coke back? The answers to all of these questions will be revealed next season on Fifth Voyager.
****TO BE CONTINUED****
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