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End of the Line
Two Borg ships flew out of a trans-warp conduit, they flew towards a large planet. Three Species 8472, and two Softmicron ships followed them out of the conduit.
All of the ships exchanged fire. One Borg ship was hit, and it fell into the planet's atmosphere. It turned into a fire ball as it fell towards the surface.
The last remaining Borg ship quickly jumped into another trans-warp conduit. The Softmicron and 8472 ships fired towards the planet at the same time. The whole planet imploded.
The Red Alert lights were flashing, people were running down the corridors in panic.
In: "Bridge to the port side of the ship, evacuate the area. Repeat, everyone on port side, evacuate area."
James and Tani turned the corner, they bumped into several people going in the opposite direction.
All of a sudden everyone was thrown into the same wall. Something crashed into the other side of the other wall.
James stood away from Tani, "are you ok?"
Tani put her left hand over her head, "yeah, what the hell was that?"
"Maybe a hull breach," James replied.
The lights went off, the side panels all switched off. "That's not good, I hope the turbolifts..." Tani muttered. Two people switched on torches.
James put his hand up, "shh, do you hear that?"
Tani stepped forward. "Yeah I do, it's like a windy noise." She went closer to the damaged wall, she placed her hand on it. "It's coming from behind here."
"Get away from it," James said.
Tani moved away from the wall, "maybe it was a hull breach."
The whole area trembled like there was an earthquake. Everyone stumbled into the wall or someone nearby them. The shaking stopped.
"Ok, what's going on?" Tani asked. She pushed a guy who had a tight hold on her away. She glanced James' way, he was staring at one of the doors which was open just by an inch. "What's wrong?"
James ignored her, he went closer to the door itself. He looked through the gap, all he could see was darkness, stars and a Softmicron ship. "Holy shit."
"What?" Tani said, sounding nervous.
"Everyone go, now," James said. The Softmicron ship then fired a torpedo in their direction. The light from it was blinding as it got closer.
"Geez, what is his problem?" a posh girl's voice said.
"I don't know," Lena's voice said.
James felt somebody touch his shoulder. He turned around, just then the lights came back on and Lena was in front of him. "Lena, what, what's going on?"
Lena raised her eyebrow, "I'd ask you the same thing."
"Look can you get this weirdo away from my quarters?" a posh woman asked. Lena glanced at her.
"Your quarters?" James said. He turned around, the door was now fully open and it led to some posh looking quarters.
"Yes, can you please leave? You're creeping me out," the woman moaned.
"Look come on James, let's get you to Sickbay, ok," Lena said softly.
"For once that's a good idea," James muttered. He stepped away from the door, the woman then ran back into her room.
Kathryn was pacing the centre of the room, while Chakotay watched her. Harry looked up from his console looking all serious, "we're in."
Chakotay stood up, "knowing them, we probably entered their space a long time ago."
"It makes you wonder what happened to the Borg Resistance, doesn't it?" Ian said.
Kevin glanced at everyone from the helm, "I have no idea what you guys are talking about. Is that ok?"
Kathryn smiled, "yes it's ok, it was ages ago. Keep going, so far so good."
"Yes Captaine," Kevin said. He turned back to the helm.
Chakotay went over to stand by Kathryn's side. "Second time round, what do you think?"
"We didn't have a smooth trip last time, but this time we have more advantages," Kathryn replied.
"A few extra ships, maybe," Chakotay said.
"Not just that. I have a feeling that the Resistance are winning the battle against the Borg. Think about it. When was the last time we saw a Borg ship that wasn't a Resistance ship?" Kathryn said.
"Probably the last time was Thrown Key," Chakotay said.
"Woah, two whole seasons ago," Harry muttered in amazement. He looked at his hands, "I was Borg that long ago, weird."
Kevin turned around, "what the hell are Borg?" Everyone stared in his direction.
Doctor Jones appeared in the middle of the room. "Please state the nature of the medical emergency." He looked around the room, he noticed Lena and Nikki standing nearby James. "Does that other EMH ever get activated now?"
"We like you better, I thought your ego would like that idea," Lena replied.
Doctor Jones smiled, "really? Oh of course."
"Well you don't smoke in my face, that's a plus on your behalf," Lena said.
"So, what's the problem this time?" Doctor Jones asked.
Lena folded her arms, "according to several people, James just stopped in the middle of the corridor, outside of someone's quarters and went into a trance." She glanced in James' direction. "You can tell him the rest."
"I didn't go in a trance. Your voice went over the intercom, you told everyone to evacuate the port side. Then something hit the port side," James said.
"Sounds to me like an hallucination," Doctor Jones said. He walked over to the group, he picked up a tricorder on the way.
"Maybe but, you've got to hear the rest," James said.
Doctor Jones started scanning him with the tricorder. Lena sat down beside him, "go on."
"That door I was standing outside, well when I first saw it, on the other side was just space like something had smashed into that part of the ship, and tore those quarters apart. A Softmicron ship was there," James said.
Lena glanced Doctor Jones' way, "please tell me it was just a run of the mill hallucination, and not one of those become reality visions."
Nikki pulled a face, "it's quite common now, can't keep happening."
"Hmm," Doctor Jones murmured. Everyone stared his way looking annoyed. "This is different, unless you count the time you killed Crewman Threepwood."
Nikki giggled, "funny name."
Doctor Jones raised his eyebrow, "yes um, there's telepathic activity in your brain. That could mean a vision."
Lena pulled herself off the biobed, "crap, you know what that means."
"Posh woman's going to lose her quarters for one thing," James said.
"It means we're going to have a run in with the Softmicron, in Borg space. I don't get it," Lena said.
Nikki shook her head, "no that's not going to happen."
"Why not, a Softmicron colony isn't exactly far away from here," James said questioningly.
"You don't get it, this is Borg Space, it's been taken over by the Resistance. They have thousands of powerful ships in their possession," Nikki said.
"I don't follow you. Softmicron are supposed to be a lot stronger than Borg," Lena said.
"Yeah but the Softmicron haven't got as many ships as the Borg, they never did. The Softmicron aren't stupid, they won't attack a species so powerful unless they have an advantage. They don't have one," Nikki said.
"Is that a guess, or is it actual fact?" James asked.
"I spent a long time in the Tolg, the Softmicron and the Tolg never really fought against each other," Nikki replied.
"Maybe it's cos we know too many races, but why don't I believe her?" Lena muttered.
"I know what you mean," James said.
Doctor Jones closed his tricorder, "you are both reading too much into this. Everytime James has seen something that has happened, he has seemed his version of normal." James glared in his direction. "This time I detected something. Maybe it was a telepathic crewman's dream."
"Or he overheard someone else's vision," Lena said.
Nikki felt her forehead, "this hurts, how on earth can a human do that?"
"It could happen to me too," Lena said.
"Oh it's a Slayer thing," Nikki said.
"Wait a second here," James said. Everyone looked at him. "Can't be either of those. It was me in the dream or vision. Do you get it, whatever it was, it was mine."
"Or you swap bodies with someone telepathic," Nikki blurted out.
"He has a good point Doc," Lena said, ignoring Nikki. She pouted.
"I'll do a more detailed scan, if I may?" Doctor Jones said.
"Ok fine," James said.
"Don't worry people, we'll figure this out. We always do," Lena said.
"Should I inform the Captain?" Doctor Jones asked.
Lena glared at him, "I am the Captain."
"Oh yes, this is the Enterprise, of course," Doctor Jones stuttered.
"Look Lena, I have a bad feeling about this," James quickly interrupted. Lena looked at him instead. "This is going to happen, I can tell."
"Not to my ship it's not," Lena said.
some abandoned quarters:
The entire room was dark, three figures were sitting on the ground. Two more beamed in, they stood near the others.
"It's working, he got it alright," a posh voice said.
"Good, all we have to do is wait for now," a familiar girl's voice said.
"Captain, transwarp conduit alert," Harry stuttered.
Kathryn stood up, "on screen."
"Red Alert," Chakotay ordered. The lights dimmed, the red light started flashing.
Harry sighed, "they're hailing. That's good right?"
"We'll see, open a channel," Kathryn commanded.
The Klingon Korok appeared on the viewscreen, minus a lot of Borg implants. "Voyager, it's an honour to see you again."
Kathryn smiled, "General Korok, it's good to see you again too. I take it the Resistance is going well."
"Three years ago it was going well, Captain. I am confused though, why is Voyager back at Borg Space?" Korok said questioningly.
"Old enemies brought us back to this quadrant, it is a longer story than that," Kathryn replied.
"What did you mean by it was going well three years ago?" Chakotay asked.
"For the last month we've been under attack," Korok replied.
"By who? Borg people?" Kevin asked.
"Species 8472," Korok replied.
"Is it because we're here, cos we did this the last time we were here," Ian commented.
"That's not all," Korok said.
Harry sighed, "that's good right, cos you have weapons against them and we've done this before."
"Species 8472 are not alone this time. Species 23 is aiding the attacks," Korok said.
"Who's Species 23?" Kathryn asked.
"Softmicron?" Jessie muttered.
Lena glanced behind her, she looked back with a raised eyebrow. "Yeah, why comment like that?"
"I thought they didn't use ships that much," Jessie replied.
"I know, it doesn't make any sense. For starters James hasn't seen something from the future, he's always seen stuff that's happened before," Lena said.
Jessie stood up, "he has. I mean he has seen stuff from the future."
"Ok, did any of those times turn out to be a fluke?" Lena asked.
"Just the really silly ones yeah, in other words they were just nightmares," Jessie replied.
Lena rolled her eyes, "ok, give me an example of one that came true."
"Only once, unless he hasn't told me or I've forgot," Jessie said. Lena folded her arms impatiently. "Oh um, he went to open a door or something and Iinan was there. He stabbed him like he really did later, just in a different place and stuff."
"So James' visions aren't accurate, but they get to the point," Lena said. She smiled, "get to the point. Did you get that?" Jessie stared blankly at her. "I'm a very sick person."
Jessie smiled nervously, "yeah um whatever. Look this could be just a plain old hallucination, or like you said it wasn't accurate."
"Meaning another part of the ship gets smashed in, and James is there too?" Lena said questioningly.
"He might not be there at the time," Jessie said.
Lena groaned, "maybe he's only right about the Softmicron attacking, and everything else is just made up."
"You said they get to the point, maybe everything happens but like you said in a different place. Or the ship doesn't get smashed in, maybe it just gets a tiny bit damaged," Jessie said.
"There's no way to know for sure. We just have to remember that the Softmicron will cause a lot of damage if we meet them, so we get the hell out of there when we do," Lena said.
"Look Lena, I don't mean this as an offense to James, he's just new to this whole telepathic thing. But I figured if something like this happens in the future, you or Faye would have sensed it too," Jessie said.
Lena stared at her in shock, "Faye? Thanks for reminding me, better check her." She ran out of the room.
Jessie shrugged, "fine."
The two standing figures sat down nearby the other three. "What do you mean by we have to wait? Wait for what?" Craig asked impatiently.
"You know the plan. We can't do anything else until we have what we need," Lilly replied.
"But why did we have to do that telepathic thingy?" Craig asked.
"Oh come on Craig, stop it. It's not like we're in a hurry," James said.
Craig stared angrily in his direction, "how can you say that. Were you asleep or something?"
"Enough!" Lilly yelled. Everyone glanced at her. "We're not going to get anywhere like this."
"She's right guys, we have to wait or it won't work," Faye said.
"Yeah but what even makes you think the Softmicron will come from the right place?" Craig said.
"They will, they have fast but very few ships so why would they come out of a portal every time?" Lilly said.
"Exactly, besides Tani said it herself. She knows more about them than anyone that was left," Faye said, getting quieter with each word.
Lena hurried through the main doors, she looked around the entire area. Tani made her way over to her. "Hey, looking for something?"
"Yeah, where's Faye?" Lena replied.
"Upstairs, why?" Tani said.
"Explain later, maybe," Lena muttered. She headed over to the lift. Tani shrugged, and went back to work.
Lena stepped off the lift as it got to the second floor. She made her way over to Faye, who was actually at a console.
"Faye," Lena said.
Faye turned around, "oh hi Lena. I'm all better before you ask."
"It's ok I know, Doc told me. Look I just want to know if you've had any visions or hallucinations recently," Lena said.
Faye shook her head, "no, not since the Iinan incident."
"Ok thanks. If you do have any though, you'll come straight to me ok?" Lena said.
Faye nodded, "yeah sure."
The entire room shook briefly. Lena tapped her commbadge, "Janeway to Bridge, report."
"You won't believe it if I told you," Tom replied.
In: "Try me."
Tom stood up, he looked in the direction of the viewscreen. On it was two Softmicron ships, and a dozen 8472 ships. "Well the Borg Resistance's new enemies, along with their buddies, have joined us."
In: "Do we know them?"
"Oh yeah," Jessie replied.
"Our good friends the Softmicron, isn't that great," Tom said sarcastically.
Lena's eyes widened in shock, "I don't believe it."
In: "I told you."
"Talk later ok," Lena stuttered. She ran towards the lift.
"Sure," Faye said nervously.
"So they are Species 8472's new allies, it can't get any worse," Kathryn said.
"Not really," Chakotay said. He turned to Ian. "Get the old anti-8472 weapons ready."
"Um, that takes time you know," Ian said.
"I know that," Chakotay muttered.
"Evasive maneuvers, Kevin," Kathryn ordered.
"Yes ma'am, but I must warn you that my..." Kevin said.
"I don't care, unless you mean your evasive maneuvers are crap," Kathryn said.
"Good, better fasten seatbelts then," Kevin said.
Kathryn and Chakotay stared at each other. "Wanna sit down?" Chakotay said. Kathryn nodded. The ship jolted to the side, they both fell over.
"Holy crap," Tom stuttered as he stared at the viewscreen. Lena appeared on the bridge. "Lena, who flies Voyager now?"
"Dunno, I think Kevin said he'd have a go since he can fly shuttles," Lena replied.
"Well let's just hope nobody who gets space sickness is on that ship," Tom said.
Lena glanced at the viewscreen, "ookay, that's worrying."
"You know what else is worrying?" Jessie said. The ship shook violently. "I don't know how to work those 8472 weapons, I wasn't really at Tactical back then."
Lena rushed over to Tactical. "I think we should worry about the Game Cube lovers, we've tried firing at them and they barely get damaged," Tom said.
"Have you even tried torpedoes?" Lena asked in Jessie's direction.
Jessie rolled her eyes, "no cos Mr Dunce head thinks we should always start firing with phasers."
Tom pulled a face while he had his back to Jessie and Lena, "yeah but we don't run out of phasers."
"But we could run out of power to use them if we get our butts kicked, which we will if we're just using phasers," Lena said.
"Voyager's firing those Borg weapons, how the hell did Ian beat me to it?" Jessie said.
"The reason why you're having trouble is because we don't have any, Jess," Lena said.
Tom turned around, "what? You've got to be kidding me."
"They were created, designed and built on Voyager, we don't even have the Borg nanoprobe idea in the database," Lena said.
"Like I said before, we should just worry about the Softmicron," Tom said nervously.
"That sounds like a good idea," Lena said as she stepped away from Tactical.
"I have an idea, a very old idea," Jessie said. Everyone looked in her direction looking surprised. "Don't look so shocked."
Lena leaned on the banister, "ok, what is it?"
"Remember when we were trying to recover the Lillyia F9 and Seventh Voyager interfered," Jessie said.
Tom smiled deviously, while everyone else looked confused. "You mean Seventh Voyager's old..."
"Seventh Voyager's shuttle maneuver, yep," Jessie said.
"I dunno, I don't know what that is," Lena said.
"Trust me," Jessie said.
Tom sat down in his chair, he fiddled with the side panel. "Shuttle Bay 1, release a shuttle and give me control of it's helm."
In: "Yes sir, but why?"
"Just do it, quickly," Tom replied.
"Are you nuts, shuttles only crash into planets and none are around," Lena said.
"It's ok, we know what we're doing. Triah tell Voyager, the Lillyia fleet, and the Borg ship to keep away from the shuttle. Bryan you get us away from it too, but keep us in weapons range," Tom ordered.
"Right," Triah and Bryan said.
"What are they doing?" Chakotay asked.
"I hope coffee isn't in that shuttle, I'm not falling for that ploy again," Kathryn replied angrily.
"Boy I wish I didn't miss that," Ian said. Kathryn glared at him.
"Jessie now," Tom ordered.
"Aye aye, Commander Parasite," Jessie said, she pressed the fire button.
Tom sulked, "hey, meanie."
"I'll do it, Bryan get us out of the way," Jessie ordered.
"Um yes ma'am," Bryan said.
One torpedo hit against the shuttle's hull, it exploded sending out a shockwave. The shockwave collided with one Softmicron ship.
"Bingo, their shields are down," Jessie said.
"Good plan, now firing at shields free Softmicron ship would be a good idea," Lena said.
"I know," Jessie muttered.
"Um, another portal's opening up," Triah said.
Lena and Tom looked at the viewscreen, two more Softmicron ships flew out of a purple and blue portal.
"I'm guessing we can't use your shuttle maneuver again," Lena said.
Lilly was hovering behind James, as he was working on a small computer. "Well?"
"Second portal, same signatures. That's good right?" James said.
"It's great, you know what to do," Lilly said. She turned to the others in the room. "Faye, get prepared for stage 2 of the plan." Faye nodded her head.
"Borg ship is hailing us," Harry said.
"On screen," Kathryn commanded.
Korok appeared on the viewscreen. "Captain, we cannot take anymore of this, we must retreat."
"Not very Klingon of him," Kevin commented.
"I'm crap at history but shouldn't humans from the 21st century not know about Klingons," Ian said.
"22nd century buddy," Kevin muttered.
"Oh right," Ian said.
"Doesn't matter, Kevin get us out of here, warp..." Kathryn said.
"I have a better idea Captain, just follow us," Korok said. The viewscreen changed to show the battle.
"Ok, inform the others," Chakotay ordered.
"Aye sir," Harry said.
"Captain, Voyager's following the Borg Resistance into a transwarp conduit. They said to follow," Triah said.
"Bryan you heard her," Lena said.
"Just barely," Bryan said.
"God like father like son," Lena groaned. Tom glared at her. "Just follow Voyager."
"Right, did you know they're going into a transwarp conduit?" Bryan said.
"One more comment like that and I'll fly," Lena said.
"Lena, don't punish everybody that's not really fair," Tom said. Lena glared at him instead.
"Like before we're in the transwarp conduit," James said.
Everybody else glanced his way. "Oh crap, that's not good," Faye muttered.
"Doesn't matter, we still have time. Come on, stage 2 James," Lilly said.
James groaned as he stood back up, "great again. Why do I have to do the hard part anyway?"
"Well maybe you'd do Faye's job if you knew what you were doing," Craig said.
"I know but," James said.
"James, for goodness sake, now's not the time. Please?" Lilly snapped.
"All right sorry, it's just Faye's memories is probably a hell of a lot better than mine," James said.
Faye knelt down nearby, "not really, somebody got blown to pieces near me."
"Ok let's do it," James said. He knelt down in front of Faye.
Faye held out her hand, "you know the drill." James took a hold of it.
Lilly glanced at Craig and the posh girl, "quickly people, we need to know if it works again."
"Sorry," posh girl said.
"Oops," Craig muttered. He and the posh girl went over to a console. They dematerialised.
the Enterprise Sickbay:
Doctor Jones left the office while reading from a PADD, "this is just like last time. The telepathic activity came from somebody else." He looked up from the PADD.
"That doesn't make sense," James said.
Doctor Jones sighed, he stopped walking nearby him. "I'm afraid that's what it is."
James put his hand over his forehead, "oh god, what the hell is that."
Doctor Jones picked up a tricorder, he scanned him. "It's happening again."
"But I don't see anything," James said.
"I don't get it either, lie down again," Doctor Jones said.
"Ok what will that do?" James said questioningly. He cringed, and he fell to the ground. Doctor Jones knelt down beside him.
"Jones to Janeway, you'd better come back to Sickbay," Doctor Jones said.
Craig and the posh girl rematerialised in the office. The posh girl glanced back at Craig. "It looks like it's working."
"Yeah let's go before anyone notices us," Craig said.
little while later:
James woke up but everything in sight was blurred. Something moved in front of his face.
"Yassie, pack it in," Lena's voice said.
"Lena?" James said.
"Hey sleepy head," Yasmin giggled.
James sat up, his vision a bit better. Lena, Yasmin, Kathryn and Doctor Jones were standing nearby him. "Jesus, what happened?"
"You received a much bigger dose of the telepathic pill, so to speak," Lena replied.
"Who the hell could, it doesn't make sense," James muttered.
"What did you see, people dying?" Yasmin asked.
"Actually yes I did, but it hasn't happened before and it's like before but just a bit bigger," James replied.
"Bigger, how?" Kathryn said questioningly.
"I mean I saw more than just that one thing, I saw quite a lot of things happening. It was from me I can tell, but I don't get how," James said.
"No I do not either, the telepathic activity belongs to someone else. Definitely human," Doctor Jones said.
"Species 8472 are telepathic but I don't see how they could do this," Lena said.
"Wait, Species 8472, Softmicron... what's happened recently?" James asked.
"We were attacked by 8472 and Softmicron. How did you know the Softmicron attacked us?" Lena replied.
Kathryn quickly interrupted, "we also went into a Borg transwarp conduit."
"How long have we been in it?" James asked.
"Ten to fifteen minutes, why?" Kathryn replied.
"Whatever you do, don't leave it," James said.
"Huh, what?" Lena said, sounding confused.
"I just know we're going to get attacked until nearly everyone is dead, trust me on this," James said.
"Ok if you know what's going to happen, and it was you in the visions and stuff, then who's telepathy is doing this?" Lena asked.
James put a hand on his head again. Doctor Jones scanned him again, "I think all of you should back off. Judging by my scans he must have seen a lot more than the last time. It was major shock and it's not possible to be able to make sense of it all."
"Deck 6, room 420. Whoever did it is in there," James said.
"How can you be sure?" Kathryn asked.
"Because I remember being in there near the end of the whole thing. Faye, Lilly, Craig and that annoying posh woman was there too," James replied.
"In the future?" Yasmin said.
"No, they were in the present at that time. I'm trying my best to fix it all together," James said.
"Ok, whoever's doing this must like to give people major headaches," Yasmin said.
"Whoever it is has got a lot of explaining to do," Lena said. She left the room.
Yasmin put a hand on her head, "and should supply me with some good painkillers." Doctor Jones injected her with a hypospray. "Thanks."
"It worked, but I have major headache now," James said.
"I bet," Craig muttered.
The doors exploded, leaving a hole in the wall. Lena stepped through the hole holding a phaser rifle. "Knock knock, who's there."
"Uhoh, shouldn't you have sent a message to tell them what to do instead?" the posh girl said nervously.
Lena looked around the room, she looked very confused. "James, what the hell? I thought you were in Sickbay."
"Maybe you should have hid," Faye said.
"I didn't have time," James said.
"Ok someone should tell me what's going on before I use Mr Zappy here," Lena said.
"Maybe we should tell... wait, Mr Zappy?" James said.
Lena pulled a face at him, "shut up, just tell me what's going on."
Lilly stepped forward, "we're here to screw up the timeline anyway guys, why not?"
"Timeline, oh geez, you're from the future then. That would make more sense," Lena said. She glanced in James' direction. "I take it the telepathy came from you, and I could have thought of a better name if I had more time."
"Sure you could have, I shouldn't use Kiara as a good example of your name calling," James said.
Lena pressed a button on the phaser, "don't make me put it on kill. Wait, mum named her."
"She has a point," Craig pointed out.
"Take her side all you want, I said I shouldn't use it as a good example. Oh forget it," James said.
"Ok just wondering, how far in the future are we talking about?" Lena asked.
"Two months, give or take," Lilly replied.
Lena lowered her rifle, "so all the stuff James saw actually happens in those two months?"
Faye nodded, "yeah, it's an old technique of mine. Enhanced of course."
"Why didn't you just put the memories into somebody more used to telepathy?" Lena said.
"It was easier to do it to your James, and anyway James didn't want you or Faye having his memories," Lilly said.
"Hey, you'd be the same way," James muttered.
Lena shrugged, "I wouldn't want his memories, good point." James rolled his eyes.
"Actually, what I tried to tell him was that only relevant memories would go into his past self, or whatever," Faye said.
"Doesn't matter, forget it. You're here to change the past, how do we do that?" Lena asked.
"Easily. Turn around, and stay in the conduit for as long as possible. We have the codes the Softmicron used to open the realm. We can open a realm that'll hopefully take us to the Games Control Centre," Lilly replied.
"So why don't we just drop out of the conduit here, and do it?" Lena said questioningly.
"Near and on the border line is safer, all the attack ships have already worked their way into Borg Space," Craig replied.
"Ok fine. I'll tell Voyager and the Fleet, but you've got to explain this a bit better," Lena said.
"What more is there to explain?" Faye said.
"I'm just curious, god," Lena muttered.
Conference Room, Enterprise:
Kathryn, Chakotay, Lena and Tom were sitting at one side of the table, while James 2, Craig 2, Lilly 2, Faye 2 and the posh girl were sitting at the other side.
"I'm surprised I allowed you lot to do this," Kathryn said.
"No you didn't, you're kinda dead in the future," James 2 said.
Lilly 2 glared in his direction, "James shut up."
"What, she's my mum unfortunately," James 2 said. Lena tried to keep a straight face.
Kathryn rolled her eyes, "oh get over it."
Chakotay quickly interrupted, "anyway, that's nice. We just want to know what made you come back in time. What makes you think going to the Softmicron's homeworld will make things better?"
"It was basically Tani's idea. It would take months to get through Borg Space, and take it from us you don't want to go through it. The Softmicron and 8472 alliance, Borg, it's like comparing cats with dogs," James 2 replied.
Everyone but Kathryn stared at him with a raised eyebrow. "Surely dogs..." Chakotay muttered.
Kathryn smiled, "cats are quite vicious towards him."
"Yeah well I should have said puppies or dogs. The Borg probably won't lick your face and tear up your enemies. Cats can leave scars for life, but they can't kill you. Borg are kinda like that now," James said.
"Tear up enemies? I've really got to get a dog," Faye said with a grin.
"Can I just also mention that male drones won't try humping your leg," Craig said.
James glanced in his direction, "I was a drone briefly, I'm so glad you cleared that up."
Craig looked nervous, "he's a good example see."
"Harry was a drone too," Lena pointed out.
Craig pouted, "so much for that."
"And I'm allergic to cats, you know like I was with Seven," Kathryn said quickly.
"Ah, that's the reason why you don't like being around Lena and I," James muttered.
Chakotay smiled smugly, "good point." He tried to hold back a squeal as Kathryn grabbed his leg.
Kathryn smiled sweetly, "ok. Your plan is to go to the Softmicron homeworld, and do what?"
"There they control the Game Cubes, we can program one to go anywhere we want," Lilly said.
"You mean, we can get home?" Kathryn said questioningly.
"Exactly, but the Softmicron homeworld is really dangerous. Luckily with the war going on their defenses will be a little scarce. Just send all the Slayers down, and get the Game Cube to land somewhere on the planet. Finally, we all fly into it. Any questions?" Lilly said.
Tom put his hand up, "I was asleep, what did I miss?" Everyone groaned. "What?"
"Can I do the telepathy thing on him, it's really a painful headache?" Faye said.
James looked at her, "are you kidding, that's too much work. You only gotta hit him."
"I heard all the Game Cube plan, it's just I don't get why. I mean the Softmicron are powerful, they nearly kicked our butts, and who says the Slayers can fight them. Can't they change to anything they want?" Tom said.
"Oh my god, Tom has a point for once," Lena said.
"Hey, I make a lot of good points," Tom muttered.
"Sure anyway, what makes you lot think that we'll be better off in this plan?" Chakotay said questioningly.
"Believe me, it's the only option," Lilly said.
"Why, what's so bad about the original timeline?" Tom asked.
"Where to start, where to start? Did I mention the body count?" Lilly replied.
"The Softmicron can't be that bad," Kathryn said.
"You wanna bet? We may as well tell them," Lilly said.
"Hell yeah," Craig said.
The posh girl looked up from filing her nails, "what, what are we doing?"
"Keep at it posh girl," Lena muttered.
"Ok," the posh girl said. She continued filing.
"Why don't we start just when the Borg conduit was opened?" Craig suggested.
"Good idea," Lilly said. She leaned on the table. "Hope you're listening good, cos I don't want to repeat a single bit."
"Tom get out of here," Lena said.
"I'm paying attention," Tom said.
"Ok, I'm starting. I don't want any interruptions," Lilly said.
"Ok," Kathryn, Chakotay, Lena and Tom said impatiently.
"All right, once the ships were at a 'safe' distance they all dropped out of transwarp," Lilly said.
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