The Games Matrix

Special Guest Stars
Jeri Ryan as Annika
Gareth Gates as Damien
Johnathan Frakes as Riker

Written By
Raichu & Vulpix

19th - 20th October 2002

Episode Based In
September 2378


The Pegasus:
Annika was gleefully sitting at Tactical, getting ready to fire some weapons. Damien was standing in the centre of the Bridge looking way too pleased with himself.

"Ready Hexade... er I mean Annika?" Damien asked.

"Ready!" Annika exclaimed.

"Fire when read... oh just fire," Damien commanded.

The control centre:
The entire room shook violently, a few consoles exploded.

"One more hit and we'll lose shields," Turanga said.

"That's some portal closer, it must come with a torpedo array absolutely free," Craig said sarcastically.

"Craig this is no time to joke," Lena muttered.

Jessie and James finally arrived in the main control room. "What's going on?" Jessie asked.

"We were hoping you'd tell us," Harry replied.

Lena turned to them both, "I doubt Damien told you.. Voyager and the Enterprise are gone."

"Gone... what do you mean by gone?" James asked. The whole room shook again, more consoles exploded.

"The shields are gone!" Turanga yelled.

"When I say gone, I mean they're both in the Games Matrix," Lena replied.

"Doesn't matter, they've got it better than us, we're dead. This damn control centre doesn't have any weapons," Harry said.

"They're aiming for us again," Turanga said.

The Pegasus:
"Getting ready to fire," Annika giggled.

"No, destroying the control centre will cause a large explosion that'll hit us too... and killing our future servants," Damien said.

"But Damien, I've been wanting to kill those freaks down there for ages. Please," Annika moaned.

"No," Damien said.

Annika narrowed eyes, "to hell with it." She pressed a button to fire.

"No, you idiot!" Damien yelled.

The Pegasus fired another bunch of torpedoes towards the control centre, a small green shield blocked them.

The control centre:
"We're not dead, cool!" Craig bellowed. Jessie smacked him across the back of the head.

"Are you hyper or something, shut the hell up!" she yelled.

Craig pouted, "don't treat me like that. I'm the Guardian."

"Ok, the ReBoot references stop now!" Lena yelled.

"Yeah, I mean it doesn't work without the annoying hyperactive lad and the girl that fancies him," Yasmin said.

Right on cue Duncan and Kirsty came into the room. "Hi mum, hi dad!" Duncan yelled.

James and Jessie glanced at each other looking rather worried. "I don't know what to be more worried about. Them being here, or them coming in after Yasmin said that," Jessie said.

"Ooh lovebirds," Yasmin sniggered.

Duncan and Kirsty glanced at each other with rather disgusted looks on their faces. "Eeew!" they both exclaimed.

"Duncan, what are you two doing here?" James asked.

"We snuck down, Jones was doing a lecture on biology again," Duncan replied.

"Erm, can I ask now.. what stopped those torpedoes?" Harry asked, looking rather annoyed.

"Oh, I put in a Borg style shield. It'll last a while but I don't know how long it will hold," Lena said in a rather annoying accent.

"What did you just say Lena?" James asked.

Lena's eyes widened, "oh my god, did I just sound like Mouse from Reboot then?" Everyone nodded. "Oh dear god!"

An alarm went off, Turanga went over to another console. "Another Game Cube is coming, it'll arrive in five minutes."

Suddenly a huge TV screen appeared at the end of the room, it appeared to be floating. And no it doesn't look like a Windows 3.1 window like in Reboot. Damien appeared on the screen.

"Hi all welcome to Damien Ville, my new home town, mwahahahaha!" Damien laughed.

"That's a crappy name, it sounds like that cheesy Nelly Ville from that Dilemma video," Craig muttered. Everyone shuddered.

"Er.. shut up! Anyway, I've already started with my brainwashing plans, the device as Jessie so nicely put it.." Damien said. Jessie rolled her eyes. "..Is on and it has already brainwashed a hundred of your people so they are on my side now! In two hours the whole colony will be under my control!"

Craig cleared his throat, "since I'm the Guardian I should give the brave hero speech."

"What makes you think you're the 'Guardian', and what makes you think you're getting the speech?" Harry asked angrily. He and Craig started fighting.

"What speech are they talking about? I thought that was supposed to be at the end of the second part," Jessie said.

"Yeah and what the hell is a Guardian?" James asked.

"Would you hurry up, I haven't got all day you know," Damien muttered.

"Ok, ahem.." Harry said, complete with a black eye. "Um there is a Guardian, Megabyte.. er I mean Damien. I and my loyal subjects will defend this colony from you. Er guys, just so you know, I'm making this speech up. One of the writers didn't even watch the program we're skitting."

Everyone collapsed, even Damien and Turanga. Craig jumped onto his feet, with a nasty looking bruise on the side of his face. "I knew the speech Harry, I could of done it now you ruined it!"

"How come, what makes you think the writers will suddenly know it because it's you talking?" Harry asked.

"He's got a point," Lena muttered.

"I dunno, the one that did watch it could of took over," Craig replied.

"Oh screw you, I'm getting back to work," Damien said. The TV disappeared.

"I want one of those TV's," Yasmin giggled.

"Look, we really should go to the Game. It's the best we can do at the moment," Lena said. She glanced over at James, he nodded. They both headed out of the room. Little did the two of them know that Duncan and Kirsty had disappeared.

"Oh crap, this shield of Lena's has just gone off," Jessie said.

"Get it back up again," Craig said.

"I can't... and don't ever tell me what to do!" Jessie growled.

"Why not, I outrank you," Craig muttered.

"Well I can beat you up," Jessie said.

"Oh great, this is already sounding like a future Bridge scene between Tom and James," Harry muttered. Craig and Jessie glanced at him looking really confused. "Oh forget it!"

The Pegasus:
"Heheheh, so long freaks! You'll never bully me again!" Annika laughed evily.

"No, won't you listen to me this time. We could lose most of the colony if you do this," Damien said.

"Screw you Damien, I only joined to kill off my past crew mates," Annika grumbled. She got ready to press the fire button but Damien jumped on her. They both started fighting, but Damien decided to cheat cos he was losing.

"Ah ha, bye bye Barbie!" Damien laughed. He pressed a button, Annika beamed away.

She rematerialised about thirty metres from the ground. "Damn you Damien!" Gravity finally kicked in and she fell. Annika landed on the ground, leaving a huge Annika shaped hole there. She climbed out of it.

"Warning Incoming Game! Warning Incoming Game!"

Annika looked up, the Game Cube emerged and it was heading straight towards her. "Oh crap!" She climbed out of the hole as quickly as she could but she just fell back in.

The Game Cube hit the side of the Pegasus, it went flying towards a part of the colony. Eventually it crashed into a porn magazine's factory. Hundreds of people cheered, some people looked devastated.

"Nooooooooooooooooo!" one guy screamed while on his knees. His wife smacked him hard.

Meanwhile James and Lena were rushing towards the Game Cube, trying to avoid run in's with any Softmicron as they did. "Oh s**t!" Lena yelled.

"What now?" James asked.

"Duncan and Kirsty are going towards the game, they're ahead of us!" Lena yelled in response.

They both saw Kirsty trip over, Duncan stopped. "Go Dunc, I'll catch up!" she yelled. Duncan hesitated and he continued.

"I'm ahead, you get Kirsty!" Lena yelled.

"No you're not!" James yelled back.

"Stop arguing, just do it!" Lena yelled.

"God's sake," James grumbled. Lena ran straight passed Kirsty, she turned pale as she did.

"Uhoh, I'm in trouble," Kirsty muttered. Suddenly James picked her up, she looked nervously at him. "Hi Uncle James, can I have a cookie?"

"Hell no," James muttered. He continued to go towards the Game Cube.

Meanwhile Annika had just climbed out of the hole but the Game Cube was just a few metres above her. Lena grabbed a hold of Duncan just as they got into the Game Cubes range. Then the Game Cube landed, Annika's foot was just in the way of it and she got electrocuted. She fell on to the ground looking rather frazzled.

"I didn't see that one coming," she stuttered. She then fell onto the ground.

The Game Cube:
Lena and Duncan found themselves inside what looked like a graveyard. Lena groaned and she covered her face with her right hand. "No, this better not be a platform game."

"Cool, they're fun!" Duncan giggled.

"Yeah they are when you're not the bloody things the player has to shoot!" Lena snapped at him.

"Yeah I guess.. oh, oops," Duncan muttered.

"Ooops indeed. Why did you go to the Game? Do you have an obsession for them or something?" Lena asked angrily.

"Janeway told me that you started your Games Training early," Duncan replied.

"Oh come on, James' dad didn't even make him start his 'training' when he was your age. I started when I was eight," Lena said.

"Meh," Duncan shrugged.

Lena pulled out a tricorder, she scanned around. "Yep, this is a platform. That means we'll have to find a way to log into the game."

"Why do we have to do that?" Duncan asked.

"Cos if we don't we'll be invisible to the player plus we won't be able to touch anything. In other words we won't be able to win the game," Lena said.

"Ok, so how do we do it? Do we double tap our commbadges and say reboot?" Duncan asked.

"You really do have your dad's really odd sense of humour," Lena muttered.

Duncan grinned, "mine's better."

"If you say so. Now maybe the tricorder will tell us how to do it," Lena said. She fiddled with the tricorder, she groaned. "Oh god, the writers are desperate."

"They are, wow you learn something new everyday," Duncan said sarcastically.

"Shut up James," Lena said sarcastically.

"That's my middle name," Duncan said.

"I know, but you sounded just like your dad there," Lena said.

"Um, thanks. So er, what do you have to do to log in?" Duncan asked.

"Double tap our commbadges and say.." Lena said.

"Reboot?" Duncan asked.

"No, log in," Lena replied.

"You're right, they are desperate," Duncan muttered.

Lena shrugged, she double tapped her commbadge, "log in." She dematerialised, then after a second she rematerialised in a black dress. She had vampire fangs, plus her hair had turned curly. "Great, I'm a vampire with bad dress sense."

Duncan giggled. "I wanna try, log in," as he tapped his commbadge twice. He turned into a zombie. Lena shuddered and she turned away. "This is going to be fun," Duncan said slyly.

"Great, we're both dead.. why aren't I freaking myself out?" Lena asked.

"Ok Miss Dracula, what do we have to do?" Duncan asked.

"Avoid getting killed I guess. Let me check the tricorder though," Lena replied. She felt around but she didn't have any pockets. "Oh great, damn programming. I guess we're just going to have to kill him when we run into him, let's go."

She and Duncan started to make their way through the graveyard.

Outside the Game:
James and Kirsty were still hanging around in the middle of the colony. "When will the game finish?" Kirsty asked.

"I don't know, I guess it depends on the type of game," James replied.

Kirsty looked like she was going to cry as she looked up at James. "I'm sorry Uncle James, I didn't mean to be naughty. Duncan said it would be fun. I want to go home."

"No it's ok, why don't we get back to the control centre," James said.

Meanwhile on the other side of the Game Cube, Damien and Riker were looking over Annika's fried corpse.

"What a waste of a hot chick," Riker muttered.

"You just noticed?" Damien asked.

"Nah, I noticed when I first met her. She rejected me," Riker replied. He scoffed a burger.

Damien rolled his eyes as some brainwashed Softmicron came up behind him. "Take her to my ship's lab. Let's have some fun."


End of Part III

Part IV


The Game Cube:
Lena and Duncan caught sight of the player, it was a huge looking guy with a chain-saw. "So Lena, you're a Chosen Slayer who can beat up everything, right?" Duncan asked nervously.

"Yeah, a Chosen Slayer who can barely even walk in this damn dress!" Lena grumbled. She tore the lower part of the dress off her, now it was just a short dress.

"Hmm, groovy," the player said.

"What was so groovy about that?" Lena asked angrily.

"Groovy," the player said. He raised his chain-saw.

"Ok, Duncan.. run!" Lena yelled.

Duncan looked around, he spotted a convenient house. He ran towards it. Lena quickly followed him. She slammed the door closed behind her.

"I thought you were going to fight him?" Duncan asked.

"I will, I just have to figure out a way to get that chain-saw off him," Lena replied.

"Ok, I'll seal the door," Duncan said. He started pushing chairs and stuff towards the door. He tried to push a piano but he couldn't. Lena just shook her head and she pushed it towards the door.

Suddenly a chain-saw came straight through one of the walls. "Why didn't I know that was coming?" Lena mumbled.

"Lena, I've got an idea. Can you flirt?" Duncan asked.

"I dunno," Lena replied. She knelt down beside Duncan, he whispered his plan into her ear. By the time he finished the player had cut a hole in the wall.

"Groovy," the player said.

"Hey groovy guy, do you want a piece of this?" Lena asked trying her best to sound flirty but failing miserably.

"Groovy," the player replied. What he didn't know was that Duncan was too busy stealing the player's knife from his side pocket. He stabbed the guy in the leg. He looked down at his leg after dropping his chain-saw. "Groovy!"

"Is that all you ever say, god," Lena groaned as she picked up the chain-saw.

The player noticed she had a hold of it, "groovy!" Lena rolled her eyes.

"Duncan, cover your eyes," Lena said.

"Oh fine," Duncan groaned. He did so. Lena then attacked the player with the chain-saw.

"Game Over!"

The Game finished and it went back up into the sky. Lena knelt down and she hi-fived Duncan. "Come on, let's go," she said.

The control centre:
"The Pegasus won't be causing bother for a while, the Game Cube hit it really hard, it crashed somewhere," Harry said.

"Speaking of that, the Game Cube has gone," Craig said.

"I take it that they won," James said.

"Duh, if they didn't I'd be turning into Evil.. uh Evil Security Chief," Craig said.

"Does everyone have to steal my jokes?" James asked angrily.

"Uh, James.. technically he didn't steal your joke. You only said the Evil Helmsman joke in the alternate reality of Turn Back Time," Jessie whispered.

"Oh.. damn it!" James grumbled.

"Yey, I have my own joke," Craig said happily.

"Don't push your luck," James muttered.

Lena and Duncan arrived in the control room, Kirsty noticed first. "Duncan!" she screamed, she ran over and she hugged him to death. Everyone else then noticed them.

"Lena!" Craig yelled, he ran over to Lena. She smiled slyly, then stepped to the side at the last minute so he ran straight into a wall. He turned around with a bump on his head. "Lena, why did you do that?"

"I'm sorry, couldn't resist that," Lena replied. Craig rubbed his head and tried his best to look cute as he did.

"Can you at least kiss my forehead better?" Craig asked.

"I said don't push your luck, Craig," James muttered.

"I wasn't asking you," Craig said. Everyone was surprised when Lena actually did kiss the bump on his forehead.

"Is that better?" Lena asked in an attempted flirty voice.

"Oh my god, she's flirting with me. Somebody pinch me!" Craig yelled. Lena pinched him him hard in the arm. "Ow, not that hard!"

"Don't worry Craig, I was only showing off my newly formed flirting skills that I learned in the game," Lena said. She winked at Duncan, he just giggled.

"What kind of game was it?" James asked like he was going to be sick.

Lena glanced at him with a raised eyebrow, "a platform game."

"Ok, never mind," James muttered, sounding rather confused.

The Pegasus, a science lab:
"Mwahahahaha, this new plan is guaranteed to work," Damien laughed.

"What plan?" Riker asked with a mouthful of cake.

"Weren't you listening you fool!" Damien snapped.

"Nope," Riker replied.

"Good, cos I don't have one yet," Damien said.

"So what are we going to do to Annika? Torture her?" Riker asked.

"That would be too easy, all we'd have to do is blind her and hook her up with you," Damien replied.

"All right, another date," Riker drooled.

Damien rolled his eyes. "Just shut up, I have better ways to get revenge on Barbie here."

"Aaaw," Riker moaned.

"Anyway I've finally have a way I can get rid of the remaining Voyager crew without destroying the control centre," Damien said.

"Really... how, tell me how?" Riker asked.

"Simple, after the next game we surprise the ones that were in the game, most likely the Slayers, with a surprise attack. Then others will have to do the next game, then after that one we do the same thing until none of them are left. I'm such a genius," Damien said.

"Or we could just blow up the colony," Riker said.

"When we can't actually leave the colony, why the hell did I recruit you!" Damien growled.

The control centre:
"Do you know when the next Game Cube is due?" Lena asked.

"About ten minutes, they are very constant now," Turanga replied.

"Well I think the Game Cubes are the last of our worries at the moment. Damien has hundreds of Softmicron recruits on his side, he could attack us any minute," Harry said.

"Hang on a mo, where are all of his recruits?" Lena asked.

"Around where the Pegasus crashed, why?" Turanga replied.

"If we extend the control centre's shields so they just go around the Softmicron and the Pegasus, then we can protect the whole colony from an attack. At least then it'll give us more time to actually re-open a portal to get Voyager and the Enterprise back," Lena said.

"That's a good plan, there's just two minor drawbacks," Turanga said.

"Ok now we're skitting Red Dwarf?" Harry groaned.

Turanga ignored him, "one, there are still some citizens around that area. Mainly ones that were regular porn magazine customers. Two, to get a shield around that area only we'd have to set up seperate emitters. If the shields aren't around the control centre, they won't work at all."

"It's ok, I have a plan now. I saw it in a TV program," Yasmin said.

"I wonder which one," Lena said sarcastically.

"We put these weird emitters around the area using a really cool ship, we then activate it and then a fire wall appears around the bad guys," Yasmin said.

"A fire wall? Oh please, all the Pegasus crew have to do is call 999," Craig muttered.

"No, it's 911 you moron," Harry said.

"No yank, it's 999," Craig said.

"911!" Harry grumbled.

"999 is easier to dial, idiot!" Craig yelled. He and Harry started fighting again. Everyone ignored them.

"He does have a point though, they could easily put out the fire. Besides from that Yasmin's plan is ok, even though there was nothing really different about it to mine," Lena said.

"You didn't mention the cool ship," Yasmin said.

"Uh for god's sake, we don't have a cool ship," Lena said.

"The plan's ruined then," Yasmin muttered.

"No it isn't, we have small shuttlecrafts that could do the job," Turanga said.

"I hope you have a lot cos they'll spend more time crashing," Jessie said.

"Our shuttles never crash," Turanga said.

"Well let me just say, they will now," Jessie said.

"Well we'd better get going, the game will be arriving soon," Lena said.

"Yeah, good idea," James said. He and Lena headed towards the door but Jessie grabbed a hold of James' arm quickly.

"Wait a minute, you could use a hand. I'm coming too," Jessie said.

"Actually that's a good idea," Lena said.

"Are you kidding? No, she can't come," James said.

Jessie put her hands on her hips and tried to look menacing. "And why not?"

"But you might get hurt, you're still tired off yesterday," James replied.

"No I'm not, I'm fine. I'm going," Jessie said.

"Oh for crying out loud, she seems fine to me. We could use the extra hand, come on," Lena said. She headed towards the door again. Jessie followed her after sticking her tongue out at James. He just groaned.

The Pegasus:
Damien and Riker were standing around like they were waiting for something to happen. A Softmicron, in it's cute form, pressed a button on a remote. Annika appeared looking a bit worse for wear. She stood up.

"What, where am I?" Annika moaned.

"You're on the Pegasus again, you will never ever go against my orders again," Damien said.

"You'll never have full control of me," Annika said.

"Oh yeah," Damien sniggered. He pulled out his own remote, he pressed a red button. "Now kiss Riker."

"No way!" Annika squealed. For some odd reason she was going over to Riker, she grabbed a hold of him and she kissed him. "How did you do that?"

"Let's just say I had a fiddle with the Borg implants in your body, your body thinks that I'm the Borg Queen so you do my every order," Damien said.

"You're a queen," Riker sniggered.

"Smack Riker," Damien ordered. Annika did so, and Riker fell unconscious.

"Warning Incoming Game! Warning Incoming Game!"

Lena, James and Jessie were rushing towards the Game's landing spot. James kept glancing back, when he did once he saw Duncan following them. "Ohno, Duncan's following us," he said loud enough for the girls to hear. Jessie groaned, she turned around and went back towards Duncan.

Lena and James got to the landing spot, a few seconds later the Game landed. They both found themselves on a country road. "No, not this platform game," Lena moaned.

"Played this one before?" James asked.

"Yep, it's not an easy one," Lena replied. She glanced around. "Where's Jessie?"

"I stopped her getting in the game," James replied.

"You did, why, how?" Lena asked.

"I told Duncan to follow us, I knew Jessie would go back for him," James replied.

"You did, how?" Lena asked.

"Well she gave birth recently, she's very motherly at the moment," James replied.

"Ah, ok... wait, Jessie?" Lena said, sounding rather confused.

"Uh huh. So, how do we log in?" James asked.

"Double click commbadge and say log in, yeah I know it's cheesy," Lena replied. She double tapped her commbadge, "log in." She turned into a biker, complete with a motor bike. "What the hell is this thing?"

"A motorbike," James replied.

"What does it do?" Lena asked.

"I tell you what, maybe I should take that," James replied.

"You know how to use it?" Lena asked.

"Yep, I had one. My stepdad got me one as a bribe, so he said anyway," James replied.

"Fine.. log in," Lena said.

"Log in," James said as he double tapped his commbadge. All that happened to him was that he got an old fashioned gun.

"Oh crap, we're doomed," Lena muttered.

"What because I have a gun?" James asked.

Lena sighed, "no. Look what's coming." James looked where Lena was pointing, a raccoon thing was coming their way. Suddenly it jumped onto Lena, and it started licking her.

"So, the platform game players have heard of your legendary flirting," James said.

Lena grabbed a hold of the raccoon, and she threw it as hard as she could. After several stupid events that made it go flying in all different directions it eventually landed on a railway line. A train came straight away.

"Well, that was easy," James muttered.

"Um, it's got two lives to go," Lena said.

"Oh, it's one of those games," James said.

"So how does it work?" Lena asked as she sat behind James on the bike.

"I dunno, it's been a while," James muttered in response. He managed to switch it on just as the raccoon was heading back towards them. Suddenly the bike jolted forward and all that was heard a squishing sound.

Lena grinned, "ah that's what this is for."

James looked confused, he looked over the side and he saw a squashed raccoon "So, got any original ideas on how to get rid of it's third life?"

"Not an original, but it's good," Lena replied slyly.

Much later:
The raccoon was in the middle of a small town. The words Level Two was written across the side of one of the buildings. The raccoon started getting rid of all the sprites that got in it's way. Eventually it came to an alley, it got stuck in some drying cement.

As it tried to pull it's feet out of the cement it spotted a huge roller thing coming towards it. It panicked, it pulled it's feet frantically but they still didn't budge. Eventually the roller went straight over it.

"Game Over!"

The Game finished, and it went back up into the sky. James and Lena were immediately faced by Damien, Riker, Annika and several Softmicron behind them.

"Well done with that game, now you die," Damien said. He clicked his fingers, the Softmicron went into their second forms. "But first I have to show you something cool. Annika, pick your nose."

"No, I will not!" Annika screeched. She did pick her nose.

"Now, feed it to Riker," Damien said evilly.

"Don't be sick Damien, it isn't big enough to fill me," Riker said.

"How could you do that to your own sis... er I mean your own recruit?" James asked.

"How dare you nearly say she was my sister!" Damien screamed, while pointing his finger at him.

Riker giggled. "He fiddled with her nanoprobes so she thinks he's the Borg Queen. Why don't you try it on your sister. Woah, she's hot..."

"Try anything and you're barbecue meat," Lena muttered. Riker backed off.

"Hang on, you guys better step backwards just twice," James said.

Damien shrugged, he stepped backwards twice. Riker, Annika and the Softmicron did the same.

Lena tapped her commbadge, "ok guys, now!"

Suddenly a huge yellow shield appeared around the Pegasus and all of Damien's recruits. Annika burst out laughing, "you're so stupid Damien! In your face!"

Damien's eyes narrowed, "Annika go and look at the porn pictures of girls."

Annika screamed, "noooooo!" She went towards what remained of the porn magazine factory.

On the other side of the shield some really funny looking woman appeared out of nowhere. She starting singing, "a power wall! A power waaaaaaaaaaallllllllllll!" Lena rolled her eyes, she smacked the woman in the head. "Slayers... see the power burning in their eyes... er forgot the words... A fire, er power waaaaaaallllllllllll!"

James and Lena glanced at each other, they both nodded. They then pushed the woman into the shield, she got the shock of her life before falling on the ground, unconscious that is.

Back on the other side of the shield Damien was angrily organising his army. "Right, this wall won't stop us.. we'll get through and attack the control centre. Take no prisoners!"

Riker tapped Damien on the shoulder, "uh Damien. How are we going to get through it?"

"That's easy. Annika come here and use your assimilation tubules on that shield," Damien replied.

"No way on your stinking life..." Annika said but she still went over anyway. Her assimilation tubules went into the shield, a small hole started to form.

The control centre:
"What's going on?" Lena asked as she and James came in. All the alert lights were flashing.

"Damien's breaking into the shield already," Harry replied.

"We've got to use the shuttles, they can fire on anything that comes through," Turanga said.

"Why didn't you mention that before?" Jessie asked.

"The shuttles don't stock that many weapons, plus they have a huge blast radius, whatever we use them for it would have to be something big," Turanga replied.

"I think we should use them now, Softmicron are going through the hole Damien's made," Craig said.

"No, if we fire now we might miss Damien coming through," Lena said.

"Lena, do you really think that coward will come through?" James asked.

"Maybe, he's stupid enough," Lena replied.

"The longer we wait the higher the chance the blast will hit the centre," Turanga said.

"No, we wait," Lena said. She pressed a few controls on the console, a small screen popped up showing the Softmicron coming through the hole.

"He's not coming," Craig said quietly.

"Come on you stupid spiky haired brat, come and get us!" Lena screamed.

"We've got to fire now," James said.

Lena sighed, "you're right, fire!"

Annika was laughing manically again, "your Softmicron are getting blown to bits!"

"What?" Damien muttered. He looked through the hole, he saw Softmicron bits flying everywhere. "That's not pretty."

"Go on all you Softmicron, get blown to bits," Annika laughed. The Softmicron did as they were told.

"Hey, you idiots don't take her orders. Come back here!" Damien yelled.

"Too late," Annika giggled.

Soon there were no Softmicron left to attack, Annika closed the hole trying her best to get her breath back. "Right that's it, Annika.. go on a date with Riker," Damien ordered.

"What.. nooooooooooooo!" Annika screamed.

"All right, where do you want to go? McDonalds or maybe even Pizza Hut?" Riker asked. He dragged Annika away kicking and screaming.. ok just screaming.

The control centre:
Everyone but Lena were celebrating, Lena just made her way to an empty room. Craig spotted her, he quickly followed.

Lena sat down on the nearest chair, she put her hand over her face. Craig quietly came over to her side. "Are you ok?" he asked.

Lena jumped slightly, she turned to him. "Yeah, I'm fine."

"No you're not, what's bothering you?" Craig asked.

"What's bothering me? Hmm, let me think. Number one, Voyager and the Enterprise are trapped in a dangerous alien realm. Number two, we're all stuck on a planet with Damien and constant visits from Game Cubes. Number three, I'm really angry that I'm just starting to feel bothered about it. Ok," Lena replied.

"Look now Damien's got no army he can't pose any threat, now we can find a way to get a portal open," Craig said.

"What makes you think Voyager and the Enterprise will be able to survive in that realm? The Softmicron are the most powerful species in our galaxy," Lena asked.

"Both ships have managed to get out of tougher situations," Craig replied.

"What about us then, we're stuck here and it's all my fault," Lena said angrily. She covered her face again.

"I don't get it, how is it your fault?" Craig asked.

"I actually thought Damien wanted to help these people, how could I be so stupid? Now for all I know the rest of my family are dead," Lena replied.

Craig sat down beside her, he took a hold of one of Lena's hands. "Listen to me, you don't know if anyone's dead. Damien tricked us all, it's not your fault. We can still get out of this situation, there's less of chance of that happening if one of us doesn't believe it."

"You're right. Thanks Craig," Lena said just as James came into the room. Craig obviously didn't notice, he leaned in and kissed Lena by surprise. She angrilly pushed him away. "What are you doing!?"

Before Craig got a chance to answer James pulled him to his feet. "What the hell do you think you're doing with my sister?"

"Oh great," Craig muttered.

"If I ever catch you touching my sister again I will kill you," James said angrily.

"James, I can take care of this myself," Lena said as she stood up. Craig and James both ignored her.

Craig tried to pull himself out of his grip, "look, this isn't any of your business. I love her."

"If you loved her you wouldn't of accused her of seeing me ages ago. She dumped you, so get over it," James said.

"Well excuse me, don't you get jealous of other guys going near Jessie and flirting with her?" Craig asked.

Lena groaned, she sat back down. "This is different, I trust her. You obviously didn't trust Lena," James replied.

"It doesn't mean I don't care about her. I mean Jessie got suspicious about Lena remember, you didn't go dumping her did you?" Craig said questioningly.

"He's got a point," Lena muttered.

"You're supposed to be on my side!" James snapped.

"Ok, whatever.." Lena said.

"Listen your sister isn't a young teenager, she's eighteen.. you shouldn't be interfering at all," Craig said.

"Why not, you just forced yourself onto her. If you really loved her you wouldn't of done that," James said.

"Did you hear that Lena?" Craig laughed as he still struggled to get out of James' hold on him. "That's rich isn't it, coming from a guy who constantly kept forcing himself onto Jessie."

"That is different, we both have feelings for each other. As far as I can see Lena doesn't have feelings for you," James said.

"Ok then, you teach me a lesson about love then. I mean you're the expert, I mean Jessie's the girl who has the highest pregnancy record out of the Voyager crew. That sure shows how much you love her," Craig said.

James pushed Craig onto the table hard. "Why don't you repeat that now?"

Lena stood up, she pulled James over to her. "Ok, that's enough. Both of you just come and talk to me when you grow up!" She stormed out of the room, slamming the door behind her.

"There's another Game coming in five minutes. We'd better head over there," Jessie said.

"That's good, I've got something to let my anger out on now," Lena muttered.

"What's going on?" Jessie asked.

"Oh you don't want to know, let's go," Lena replied. She headed for the main door.

"Wait a minute, are we bringing James with us?" Jessie asked.

"I don't care, bring him if you want to," Lena replied. She left the room.

"Does everyone have the same theory on what happened in there?" Harry asked. Everyone but Turanga nodded their heads.


End of Part IV


What will happen to Voyager and the Enterprise? When did Annika get brainwashed anyway? Does she even have a brain to be washed? Why is this episode so god damn long? What other nasty things will Damien make Annika do? And how will the crew get out of this sticky situation anyway?
Find out the answers to most of these questions in the next installment of Fifth Voyager!



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