The Slayers

Episode Synopsis
Voyager and the Dellia Fleet encounter a Liger planet that has been taken over by a planet sized Game Cube, which can only be defeated by the chosen slayers.

Guest Stars
Marill as herself
Charizard as himself
Crysta Macalush as Talia
Tom Lenk as Scot
Nicolas Brendon as James Johnstone

Written By
Marill & Charizard

Written
14th October 2001

Episode Based In
September 2377

 

Five large Liger ships flew into orbit of a large beautiful green planet. The light from the nearest sun shone upon it and reflected a beautiful green light onto the ships.

A pale yellow anomaly opened nearby the planet. Two small alien ships flew out of it, followed by what looked like two Species 8472 ships. The five Liger ships flew towards the newcomer ships. One 8472 ships fired a beam onto one of the Liger ships, destroying it easily. The two alien ships flew past the Liger convoy and flew into orbit of the planet.

Within only five minutes all the Liger ships had been destroyed. The 8472 ships flew into the planet's orbit. The other alien ships flew to the surface.

Meanwhile, on the planet:
A large mansion:
A man in his early forty's was sitting on a bed, with a five year old girl sitting next to him. The man was showing a large book to the girl.

"Do you think you'll ever find them, daddy?" the girl asked.

"Well it has been my life's work, so I hope so," the man replied. He turned the page, it showed a picture of a strange creature. "This is Inti," the man said.

"It looks strong, just like you daddy," the girl said.

"I'm like Inti, am I? Well then I must be Inti," the man said. The girl climbed onto his back, and he got off from the bed. He started going around the room, pretending to roar.

He and the girl both heard a strange beepy noise. The man put the girl back on the bed, and he walked over to a small computer on the nearby table. He typed in some commands, and a man appeared on the screen.

"Ragha, I have found the legendary cave, you have to come and see this," the man on the screen said.

"I'm on my way," the man said. He switched off the computer, he picked it up and folded it up. He then put it inside a small bag that was near the door.

He walked back towards the girl. "I've got to go back to work, Talia," Ragha said. The girl's face dropped. "I'm sorry, lets get you into bed," he said. The girl lay down under the covers, Ragha kissed her on the cheek. "I'll be back tomorrow morning, I promise," he said as he stood up. Talia closed her eyes, as Ragha walked out the door.

An hour later, a dark cave:
Two rays of light shone inside a dark room, as Ragha and the other man came in holding torches.

"This looks like the Softmicron shrine," Ragha said as he walked towards a stone wall. He shone the torch at the wall. Strange symbols had been calved onto it. Ragha put his computer in front of the wall, and he worked on it. Pictures of the wall appeared on it as he worked.

"I wonder if we'll see any," the other man muttered.

"I'd doubt we'd be that lucky," Ragha said. He turned to look in the corner of the room. The torch shone on a large box. Ragha walked over to it. He then opened it. Inside there were tiles, with the strange symbols on them. He picked up a few.

A few creatures that looked exactly like the symbols appeared, and they surrounded Ragha. A strange light shone on him from above. He looked up to see where it was coming from. A strange cloud had formed above him. He felt a strange tingling sensation coming over him, then he disappeared in a flash of light.

The other man turned to look where Ragha had been, he saw nothing, but the open box and Ragha's computer.

"Ragha, where are you? Ragha!" he yelled, his voice echoed throughout the entire room.

The next day, back at the mansion:
Talia ran down the stairs and she ran into the nearest room. Her smile disappeared when she saw the other man, and an older man inside instead of her father. The younger man stood up and he faced her.

"Talia, I'm sorry," he said quietly.

"Let me tell her," the older man said.

Later that night:
Talia sat at a large table, with the computer facing her. She worked on it, and pictures of the symbols appeared on it.

"Softmicron," she said quietly. She looked at the box that was on the floor beside her. She climbed off the chair and she opened the box.

She picked up some of the tiles and she put them on the floor. She spelt out 'dad, mum, me," with them. A tear came down her face, and it dropped onto one of the tiles.

"Daddy, please come back," Talia said quietly as more tears came down her face.

The tiles started to glow as more tears landed on them. The strange cloud reappeared above Talia. The creatures came out of the cloud and they circled the girl.

"Softmicron," she said quietly. The rest of the tiles started to glow as well. The tiles turned into crystal, and the rest of the room shone brightly as the floor and the walls also turned to crystal.

The two men came into the room and they gaped in horror at what had happened to the room. Suddenly the doors slammed shut as crystal took over the door.

Talia heard something behind her. She turned to see what it was. A creature that looked like the Inti in the book appeared.

"Are you the one who has called me here," it said.

Talia remembered what her father said and she smiled.

"Daddy, is that you?" she asked.

"If that is what you wish," Inti replied. Talia ran up to the Inti and she hugged it.

Outside the mansion:
All the servants ran out of the building. They watched as the building turned to crystal right before their eyes. They were forced to run when the ground around the building turned to crystal as well.

Voyager
Holodeck One:
PokéBall were once again performing an Aqua song on the stage as a holographic audience watched.

The music stopped, and the audience cheered. Tom and B'Elanna came onto the stage.

"Yet another great song from PokéBall," B'Elanna said.

"Yeah, and that's all we have time for today. Goodnight Voyager," Tom said. The holo cameras were switched off.

"Do you guys perform any of your own songs, it's always Aqua?" Tom asked.

"What's wrong with Aqua, jerk?" Morgan asked angrily.

"Nothing, it's just Aqua only had twenty four songs, you'll run out," Tom replied.

"Plus most bands come up with their own songs," B'Elanna said.

"Correction, they probably had thirty six songs, but they just didn't release their third album," Morgan said.

"Do you know those songs then?" Tom asked as he folded his arms.

"Well, I know the names of three of them," Morgan muttered. Tom smiled in victory.

"Either make your own songs for the show and finish the Aqua songs, or we'll just find somebody else to perform," Tom said. He walked away.

"He is right though, after all those songs, you'll have nothing left," B'Elanna said.

"He's talking crap. Chain Reaction was a Steps song, well sorta. And She's A Barbie Girl was our song," Craig said.

"We adapted Barbie Girl for that song, Craig," Jessie muttered.

"And it didn't rhyme," B'Elanna said.

"So? It was funny," Craig pouted.

Tom came back onto the stage.

"And another thing. That last performance was crap. Jessie looked half asleep, Craig was like a statue throughout the whole thing, Morgan's voice was too squeaky, and James was just a prat like usual," Tom said.

"Squeaky!" Morgan screeched.

"I moved, I was not a statue," Craig muttered under his breath.

"Prat, you can talk," James said.

Tom thought, "god help us all."

"I can't help it, if I was half sleep. If you didn't make us babysit Duncan all the time I'd be fine," Jessie pouted.

"She's got a point, Tommy boy," B'Elanna said.

"That's crap talk, B'Elanna. Everytime I come to pick up Duncan, she and James are always asleep on the sofa," Tom said as he folded his arms.

Jessie and James turned red and sulked.

"Duncan must of tired them out then, and plus nobody can sleep well on a sofa, I should know," Morgan pointed out.

Tom shook his head and walked out muttering something under his breath.

"What did he say?" Morgan asked.

"I think he said, typical the cow always sticks up for those two parasites," B'Elanna said. Tom heard, and he ran for his life. Morgan, Jessie and James ran after him.

"I think I'll not get involved," Craig muttered and he walked out. B'Elanna smiled and shook her head. She walked out.

The next morning
The Mess Hall:
Danny walked through the doors. She picked up a tray from the galley, she looked around. She spotted Jessie on her own at a table. Danny walked over to the table and she sat opposite Jessie.

"Hiya Jess," Danny said.

"Hi Dan, where's Ian and the kids?" Jessie asked quietly.

"Ian, he's still asleep. He was up all night looking after Kyle and Kirsty while I was on the night shift," Danny replied and she started eating the so called food on her tray.

"So why aren't you in bed?" Jessie asked.

"I'm not tired, I'm hungry," Danny replied. She looked at Jessie briefly and she looked back at her 'food'. "But you look tired, were you on the night shift too?" Danny asked.

"No, I went to bed early last night, which is strange," Jessie replied.

"Is it? How come?" Danny asked.

"Well I'm not as tired after waking up on the sofa, than I am now. You would think I'd sleep better in my own bed," Jessie replied as she took a drink of Cherry Coke.

"Sofa, why were you sleeping on the sofa?" Danny asked.

"Everytime me and James babysit Duncan, we, er, I fall asleep on the sofa," Jessie replied.

"We? Do you both sleep on the sofa on babysit nights?" Danny asked.

"Well, yeah," Jessie muttered in response.

"I know what that's like. It was like that with me and Ian. Just try babysitting two noisy kids on a Saturday night," Danny said. She ate some more of her breakfast. "Personally I sleep better in my bed. The sofa's not comfortable at all. I think sometimes it depends on the company," Danny said and she ate some more food.

"What do you mean by that?" Jessie asked.

"Well you sleep on your own usually, don't you?" Danny asked.

"Yeah, of course," Jessie muttered in response.

"Then that explains it. You can't sleep cos you're lonely, and you miss the company," Danny said.

"That doesn't make any sense, what so ever," Jessie said.

"It does. Correct me if I'm wrong, but when your mother adopted James when his father went, well nuts, you two had to share a bed for about, er, nine years," Danny said.

"Yeah, what's that got to do with it, we were only kids," Jessie muttered.

"Let me finish. For about eleven years you've been sleeping on your own, right?" Danny asked.

"Yeah, mostly," Jessie replied.

"Well, all of a sudden, you two are now babysitting this kid of yours, every few nights. You admit that you're sleeping better on the sofa with him, than on your own in your bed. Correct?" Danny asked. Jessie just groaned.

"I know where this is going," Jessie muttered.

"Correct?" Danny repeated.

"Yeah," Jessie said quietly.

"Well then, my theory is that you miss his company," Danny said. She ate some more food. Jessie looked at her like she was waiting for Danny to say more.

"Is that it? I would of thought you'd have a disgusting remark," Jessie asked.

"I've ran out. I said em all when I found about him living in the same house as you when we were in Comprehensive school," Danny replied.

"You run out of disgusting remarks? Are you feeling okay?" Jessie asked.

"Yeah, I think so," Danny replied and she ate some more food.

"I don't think you are," Jessie muttered.

"I've got an idea how you can get better sleep without sleeping on the sofa," Danny said.

"Ohno, here it comes," Jessie muttered.

"Move in with James," Danny said. Jessie stared at her funny.

"I already live with him, idiot," Jessie said.

"No silly. Move into his room, you know what I mean," Danny said.

"I shouldn't have to, I have my own room, plus we're not kids anymore, we can't just share a bed again," Jessie said.

"Come on Jess, rumour has it that you two are seeing each other," Danny mumbled with her mouth full.

"Danny, who told you that?" Jessie asked.

"I think it was that Emma lass," Danny replied.

"Emma? How the hell does she... oh yeah, she was connected with Morgan in the movie and she knows," Jessie muttered.

"So, is it true, I'll not tell anyone?" Danny asked.

"Doesn't matter," Jessie replied.

"It'll make the moving in with him thing a lot easier, Jess," Danny muttered.

"I don't care, you're suggesting moving in with him like fiancee's," Jessie said.

"No way, me and Ian lived with each other before we got engaged, that didnt stop you before.." Danny said.

"Yeah but that's you and Ian. Plus Ian proposed to you, I somehow doubt that James would," Jessie said. Danny laughed.

"I could imagine it now. He'd probably stutter with the whole thing. The entire sentence will take five minutes for him to say, when it should take five seconds," Danny giggled.

"At least he wouldn't propose when we're both about to die in a battle with Borg," Jessie growled.

"Good thing too, he'd never get to finish," Danny giggled. Jessie groaned.

"Oh give it up, Danny. He will never even think of it, ever since that forced engagement with my sister, he's been put off marriage," Jessie said.

"Oh yeah, hehe, your twin sister. That was funny," Danny giggled. Jessie stood up and she walked out leaving Danny giggling on her own.

The Dellia Z5
Lilly's Quarters:
Lilly was still asleep in her bed when the door chimed. She didn't even stir. The door opened and a figure walked in, the light from the corridor shone into the room. Lilly pulled the cover over her head. The figure pulled the cover off her head, and he/she shook her arm.

"Hey, Lil!" the figure yelled. Lilly woke up suddenly.

"What the hell are you doing here, James?" she exclaimed. Her brother just grinned.

"It's 0800, weren't you due on the bridge at 0730?" Johnstone asked.

"Crap, I've slept in," Lilly said and she sat up. Johnstone just laughed.

"It's not like you to sleep in," he said.

"Oh shut up, and can I have some privacy?" Lilly asked.

"Meh, I'm only your brother geez," Johnstone muttered in response, he walked out of her bedroom and he stopped in the main room. "I think you should hurry up, we're nearing S'Tarui," Johnstone said.

"You mean that Liger colony?" Lilly asked from inside her room. Johnstone walked up to the door, and he waited outside her room.

"Yeah, that used to be dumpy planet our Uncle used to take us to. You'll be surprised at what it's like now. It's like a holiday hot spot," Johnstone said. Lilly walked out, brushing her hair.

"That's hard to believe. Don't say we're stopping by there," Lilly said.

"Yeah, Voyager and this ship are okay for supplies, but the F9 has ran out. You know we've had to give the F9 food supplies ever since we've found it," Johnstone said.

"I can tell there is another agenda," Lilly muttered as she put her brush down on the nearest table.

"Yeah, according to Emma and a girl called Danny, Voyager hasn't had a shoreleave for months. Since S'Tarui is a holiday hot spot, I suggested it to Janeway," Johnstone replied.

"And?" Lilly said questioningly. Johnstone sighed.

"And Uncle Ragha is on that planet," Johnstone replied.

"How come?" Lilly asked.

"I thought you knew, he was lucky enough to get into a stasis unit on Venus," Johnstone replied.

"I would of thought he'd be too drunk to get into one," Lilly muttered.

"Well, the last time I visited him he was trying to get off alcohol," Johnstone said. He and Lilly headed out the door and they both walked down the corridor.

"Ok, this is all hard to believe. S'Tarui a holiday hot spot, a sober Uncle Ragha. What's next? Emma becoming a pacifist, Craig becoming gay," Lilly muttered. Johnstone laughed.

"I don't know about this Craig, but I know what you said about Emma will never happen," Johnstone said as they both went into the turbolift.

"Well stranger things have happened. I never thought Jessie would go off makeup. I didn't think Morgan would go out with Craig even once. I didn't think Janeway & Chakotay would be drunk enough to get married," Lilly said.

"Well then, there's hope for Emma yet," Johnstone muttered.

"I hope she doesn't become a pacifist, everybody likes her the way she is," Lilly said. They both walked onto the Bridge.

"Captain, we got a message off Voyager," Carly said.

"Carly? Why are you here?" Lilly asked.

"Why did you sleep in?" Scot said quietly. Lilly ignored him.

"What's the message?" Lilly asked.

"They're holding a main character, er I mean senior staff meeting. Janeway invited us," Carly replied.

"But you lot aren't main characters," Lilly said.

"Not yet," Johnstone said.

"Not yet? Please tell me you're joking," Lilly muttered.

"Yeah, even these writers know when to stop the cast list from growing," Johnstone said.

"I find that hard to believe," Emma said.

"Well, Togepi's Voyager series is worse. How many new characters has she got?" Lilly asked.

"About twenty," Emma replied.

"When's the meeting?" Johnstone asked ignoring Emma's comment.

"Now," Carly replied and she grinned.

"For god's sake, I've just woken up," Lilly muttered.

Voyager, the Conference Room:
Somehow all of the main cast, and the Dellia guest stars had managed to get around a new Conference table.

"Is it just me, or has this room gotten bigger?" Tom asked.

"Bigger," B'Elanna replied. Kathryn stood up from her chair, and she stood behind it.

"Ok, people. We'll be arriving at S'Tarui soon for shore leave. Of course not everybody can go on shoreleave at the same time. We'll have to organise a new schedule. Chakotay?" Kathryn said as she sat down.

Chakotay picked up about twenty PADD's from a bag that was at his feet. He stood up and he handed one out to all of the main cast.

"Of course, some of you will be assisting the Dellia crew to gather supplies," Kathryn said.

In: "O'Tani to Bridge. I hate to interrupt but we've received a distress call."

"Okay, that was a quick meeting," Morgan muttered. Everyone stood up and they all headed out. Tom, Harry, Tuvok, Kathryn, Chakotay, Morgan, Jessie, James & Craig assumed their usual positions. Everyone else just stood around somewhere.

Faye walked away from the helm as Tom replaced her.

"Put it on screen," Kathryn commanded.

"Can't, it's just an audio transmission," Harry said.

"Well then, lets hear it," Kathryn said.

In: "This is the Dellia Z4 calling all ships in the area. S'Tarui has been attacked by 4 alien ships, a strange anomaly has overtaken the planet. We need assistance."

"Typical, so much for shoreleave," Tom muttered. He looked at his PADD. "I think I'll shut up."

"How long until we get to S'Tarui?" Kathryn asked.

"Not long, about ten minutes," Tom replied.

"We'll get back to the Dellia," Lilly said. She and the other Dellia crew headed into the turbolift.

Ten minutes later:
"Captain, we're in visual range," Tom said.

"Put the planet on screen," Kathryn commanded.

The viewscreen changed view, it showed a large purple sphere, and the two 8472 ships surrounding it. An anomaly had opened nearby, and more 8472 ships were coming out of it.

"What the hell is that?" Chakotay asked.

"It's a Games Sphere," Morgan replied. Everyone but Tani looked at her with confused expressions on their faces.

"Captain, the Dellia Z4 is hailing us," Tom said.

"But where is it?" Chakotay asked.

"It must be cloaked," Harry replied.

"Put them on screen," Kathryn commanded. The viewscreen changed view.

"You'll be detected if you are not cloaked. We'll put a cloak beam onto you," the Liger on the ship said.

"A what?" Kathryn asked as the viewscreen turned back to show the Games Sphere.

"Captain, the Z4 has locked a beam onto us. We're cloaking," Tuvok said.

In: "Dellia Z5 to Voyager, Captain, if you shut down shields the cloak beam will last longer."

"Tuvok, you heard her," Kathryn said. Tuvok nodded.

Chakotay walked over to Morgan. "What is a Games Sphere?" he asked.

"It's like a Game Cube, but much worse. They cover entire planets. They automatically tap into one person's dreams and fantasies, and change the planet into that person's fantasy. The only way to get rid of these kind of games is to either get the person out of the fantasy, or defeat them in a Games Match of their choice," Morgan replied.

"Sounds straight forward," Tom said sarcastically.

"That's not it. It's nearly impossible to get the person or user out of their own fantasy's. It's like leaving a perfect life. Of course the user can make themselves as strong as they want, so beating them at any Games Match is extremely difficult," Tani said.

"Yeah, only chosen slayers have a chance at winning the game. And there's only two in existence," Morgan said.

"Chosen slayers, isn't that the same as natural born ones?" Tom asked.

"No. Chosen Slayers are much stronger. Also if they're experienced enough they can manipulate the Game anyway they can," Morgan replied.

"This is beginning to sound like the Matrix," Craig muttered.

"Well it's a similar concept, the Game itself uses the planet as the battlefield," Tani said.

"So the only way to win this game is to find the chosen slayers?" Kathryn asked.

"Yeah, but it's like looking for a certain piece of dust in an assembly hall," Tani replied.

"It's a tiny bit easier than that. According to my Games Watcher, the Chosen Slayers are born within the same species, yet a lot more powerful than their own race," Morgan said.

"So that planet's done for?" Tom asked.

"It would seem so," Craig muttered in response.

"If we send all of our slayers into the Game, they might all have a chance at winning," Kathryn said.

"But mum, the chosen slayers would have a difficult time winning this game. A run of a mill Slayer will have no chance," Morgan said.

"But you and James are Natural Born Ones, that might help things," Kathryn said.

"Yeah, but we have a chance at winning as much as Tom being nice all the time," Morgan said.

"Yeah exactly, hey, wait a second," Tom muttered.

"Morgan, this is Fifth Voyager, do you really think you'll lose?" Kathryn asked.

"She has a point," Tani replied.

"Yeah, but who says it'll be easy. This is a two parter after all," Morgan said.

"Which'll probably end up longer than the movie," Tom sniggered. A brick appeared out of nowhere and hit Tom on the head.

"Don't anger the writers, Tom," Kathryn said.

Tom rubbed his sore head. "Yes ma'am," he muttered.

Transporter Room 2:
"Are you sure you can transport us into the Game?" Tani asked.

"Yeah," Morgan replied.

"If that is the case, can we beam back out if something happens?" James asked.

"Conveniently for the plot, no," Morgan replied. She looked at James and she groaned. "Why the hell have you got Duncan with you?" she asked.

"Tom told me that Bryan was coming down to pick him up," James replied.

"Good, I think I'd rather die than put up with Duncan being a pain in the game," Morgan said.

After five minutes Bryan still hadn't arrived.

"For god's sake, just leave Duncan here," Morgan said angrily.

James put Duncan on the ground nearby the door. "Now, you just stay here," he said. Duncan just giggled at him.

"Do you really think he'll do as you say. Tom can't even control him," Harry said. To his surprise Duncan sat where he was told to. "Bloody hell, how did you do that?" Harry asked.

"I don't know," James replied. Morgan groaned.

"Lets go," she said. She pressed some controls on the console, and she joined everybody else on the transporter PADD. A few seconds later they beamed away.

S'Tarui:
Morgan, Tani, James, Jessie, Craig, Triah, Faye & Harry dematerialised in the middle of a field. Not far away was the mansion, that had been turned into crystal.

"What the hell is that?" Jessie asked as she looked at the mansion.

"I don't know. It might be the Game adjusting the planet to suit the user's fantasies," Morgan replied.

"So the user likes crystal," Harry muttered.

"It would seem so," Craig said.

The awayteam heard what sounded like the transporter. They all turned around to see Duncan.

"Duncan, I told you to stay where you were put," James said.

"I thought it was too good to be true," Harry muttered. Jessie picked Duncan up.

"Well he's just like his father, he can't stay still for a second," she said, she briefly looked James' way. He just pouted.

"Yup, he's just like Tom," Triah said. Jessie laughed quietly, and she looked back at James.

Meanwhile in the mansion:
Inti and Talia were sitting on Talia's bed watching a computer screen. It showed the awayteam.

"Daddy, I want a mummy," Talia said. Inti stood up.

"If that is what you wish," Inti said.

Back outside the Mansion:
"What should we do? This Game is dangerous enough without a five month old baby around," Tani asked.

"We can't beam him back, so we're just going to have to be careful when we're attacked by sprites," Morgan replied.

"Can he walk yet?" Harry asked.

"Yeah, do you really think Tom's son would not know how to walk," Triah said.

"Good point. Anyway I was thinking we could get a few of our Game Creatures out to walk with Duncan, and guard him when we encounter sprites," Harry said.

"Good idea," Morgan said. Morgan, Faye and Harry got out a ball each and they dropped them to the ground. Phrog, Chikorita and a Marill appeared.

"I didn't know you had Game Creatures, Faye," Tani said.

"Yeah, I was a Slayer on Betazed for two years," Faye said. Jessie put Duncan down. Morgan, Faye and Harry told the three Creatures what to do, and they all looked at Duncan briefly then nodded.

"Good, lets go," Morgan said.

"Wait a second, what's that?" James asked. Everyone looked at what he was looking at. They all saw Inti coming towards it.

"I have no idea," Morgan replied. Inti stopped in front of them all. It looked around and he kept his stare on Jessie.

"You will do," he said. Suddenly he fired a strange beam from his mouth at the away team. They all dived out of the way to escape the blast, a cloud of smoke surrounded everybody. Inti walked up to Jessie. He looked at her, then his eyes turned red. He picked up Jessie without any resistance from her.

The smoke cleared, and everyone saw what was happening. James stood up and he threw out two Creature Balls as far as he could. Victreebell and Arbok came out. They saw what was going on, and they attacked Inti. It fired another blast at the two, it easily knocked them unconscious, then it ran off. James recalled Victreebell and Arbok, and he ran after Inti. Morgan followed, Craig followed as well.

Inti noticed the three running after them. He fired another mouth beam, and he ran faster. Morgan eventually managed to catch up with James, and she held him back. Craig caught up and he helped her.

"You can't follow that thing, it could kill you!" Morgan yelled.

"Morgan, let me go!" James screamed back at her. The others caught up.

"She's right. The last thing we need is one of our natural slayers getting himself killed," Harry said.

"We can still save her," Morgan said calmly.

"Yeah, we're heading that way anyway," Craig said.

"Let me go then," James said.

"Just don't do anything stupid," Morgan said. She let go of him, so did Craig.

The Mansion:
Inti came back into the room where Talia was. He gently put Jessie onto the bed next to Talia.

"I brought you what you wished for," Inti said. Talia looked at Jessie, she was unconscious.

"Mummy?" Talia said quietly. Jessie woke up and she looked at Talia. "Mummy, it's me Talia, don't you remember?" Talia asked. Jessie picked Talia up and she put her on her knee. Talia hugged her. "I'm so glad you're back," Talia said and she started crying. Inti smiled at them both. "Thank you, daddy," Talia said quietly.

"I am happy if you are happy," Inti said.

The City Hall:
The away team were inside a small room. Morgan and Tani were at a computer, the others looked on.

"Inti, it's a legendary Games Creature. The Game must of created it as part of the user's fantasy," Morgan said.

"But who is the user, and where is he or she?" Craig asked. Morgan worked on the computer and a picture of Talia came up.

"A little girl called Talia Nystral, she's the daughter of Ragha Nystral. He recently disappeared when he was researching the Softmicron," Morgan said.

"A kid's fantasy world can't be a good thing," Harry said.

"Yeah, it will be even more difficult to get her out of her fantasy world, than it would be to get an adult out of theirs," Tani said.

"So that means we have to battle her, it can't be that hard if she's only a kid," Faye said.

"It doesn't matter, she can do what ever she wants as long as she's the user," Morgan said.

"Do you have any idea why this kid would want Jessie?" James asked.

"No, it is a little strange," Morgan replied. Craig walked over to the window. He saw what looked like a bulldozer going towards the crystal fields.

"Hey guys, look," he said. Everyone came towards the window and they looked out. The bulldozer thing smashed through the crystal fields, and it continued towards the mansion.

Meanwhile in the mansion:
Talia was watching what was happening on the computer screen.

"Go away, leave us alone!" she screamed angrily. She stamped her foot on the ground in rage.

Back outside:
The crystal rebuilt itself, it hit the bulldozer and crushed it.

"Guys, we're getting a message from the mansion," Tani said. Everyone came back over to the computer and looked on as Tani opened up the message. Talia was on the screen.

"Go away. Me, my mummy and daddy want to be alone. So just leave us alone!" she yelled.

The screen changed back to the desktop.

"But I thought you said that her dad had disappeared," James said.

"I did, maybe she wished that her parents were there, so it happened," Morgan said.

"I think we should go to that mansion," James said.

"That's crazy. We can't get past the crystal wave that's turning everything into crystal," Craig said.

"If we do nothing the Game won't leave and we'll die anyway," Morgan said.

"How will we die? We can't die in a Game," Tani asked.

"This is no ordinary Game. Even if we escape the crystal wave, we'll starve to death. The Sphere is blocking out the sun. If this planet has replicators they will run out of power eventually," Morgan replied.

"Well I'm going to that mansion to get Jessie back, I'll go on my own if I have to," James said.

"Why are you acting so brave all of a sudden?" Harry asked.

"Nothing can be more scary than losing Jessie," James replied. Tani just groaned and she rolled her eyes.

"You're not going on your own anyway. I'm coming with, Jessie's my friend, plus we all came here to fight this game anyway," Morgan said.

"You're not leaving me behind," Craig said.

"Me neither, this is my chance to have a big part in an episode," Faye said.

"We'll stay behind just in case something happens to you. If something does, at least we'll be backup," Triah said.

"Oh thanks for the confidence," Morgan muttered.

Voyager:
"Bryan, I told you to pick up Duncan!" Tom yelled. Bryan looked at him strangely.

"When did you tell me that?" Bryan asked.

"About fifteen minutes ago!" Tom yelled.

"Oops, I mustn't of been listening," Bryan said.

"Computer locate Duncan Paris," Tom said.

"Duncan Paris is not aboard the ship," the computer's voice said.

"Bryan!" Tom yelled.

"Hey, I didn't do anything," Bryan moaned.

"Exactly!" Tom yelled.

"Oh," Bryan muttered. Tom tapped his commbadge.

"Paris to Bridge. Duncan's disappeared, can you locate him?" Tom asked.

In: "Standby."

"He'd better be okay, if not, you're grounded for the rest of your life," Tom said. Bryan tried not to look at Tom.

In: "Tom, can you explain how Duncan is in the Game Sphere?"

"Bryan!" Tom yelled.

"Look, I'm sorry," Bryan said quietly.

"I told you to pick him up in the transporter room, now look what's happened," Tom said angrily.

"Well he must be clever to activate the transporter. Plus why the transporter room?" Bryan asked.

"James and Jessie were in a hurry, they had to go into the Game," Tom replied.

"Well blame them, I can't take this abuse," Bryan muttered.

"I can't yell at them since they're not here, can I? And I can't ground them! Plus you won't punch me in the face!" Tom yelled.

"Are you afraid of them, dad?" Bryan asked quietly.

"I am not afraid of them!" Tom yelled.

"I think I'll go to my room," Bryan muttered and he walked into his room.

"Great, what am I going to tell B'Elanna," Tom said.

 

****TO BE CONTINUED****

What did Inti do to Jessie? How will Morgan, James, Faye & Craig get to the mansion? How will the awayteam win the game? The answers to all of these questions will be revealed next time on Fifth Voyager.

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