Eng. Alt. Book Report 14.
Star Trek Spartan: Wounds Never Forgotten
By: Peter Wildes
Chapter 1 Wounds of the War
“Space thought," Captain Wilson as he lay drunk in his quarters at Starbase 375. “How cold and lifeless it is. At one time I thought of space as a wondrous place to be explored. Now all it is to me is a place full of bad memories of the war." Then he got up from his chair and poured himself another glass of Saurian Brandy, and downed it as if it was water. "If only I could forget what I did, or better yet if only I could reverse what I did."
Then the door of his quarters slid open and a young Lieutenant walked through the door. She was about 5.7 had short brown hair and had spots on both sides of her head, she was obviously a Trill. Then in a kind but professional voice she said, “Hello I’m Ezri Dax from Deep Space Nine. I’m the counselor, do you want to talk?”
“No. But I have a feeling we’re going to talk anyways,” Wilson said drunken and somberly.
“I understand you were Captain of the U.S.S. Stallion during the Dominion War,” she asked.
“Yes,” he replied.
“And that your ship was destroyed by the Breen at the battle of C’hintoka’"
“So where do you want to start?” she asked.
“Oh I don’t know, but I’m guessing the beginning might be the best," he said sarcastically. "But before we start do you want anything? A Black Hole or a Saurian Brandy perhaps?” he asked as well mannered as he could considering he was drunk.
“No thank you. She replied politely Why don’t you just tell me what happened at C’hintoka’ .”
“Alright," he said gruffly as he sat down with glass and a bottle of Saurian Brandy. "About a year ago we were still at war with the Dominion. As you know The Federation sent a task force of 311 ships to retake C’hintoka’ after the Breen attacked. Of course my ship was one of the many ships that was disabled and destroyed by the Breen’s Energy Dampening weapon. My crew and I fought until our ship was disabled once that happened I ordered the crew to abandon ship. By now Wilson was on the verge of having an emotional breakdown. I was h-heading to the escape pods with my f-first officer Commander Staten when, when . . ." There was a pause then he finally manage to say, "That’s all I have to say Lieutenant. Now please leave.”
“But you were doing so well James really what’s wrong? What happened?” Ezri asked understandingly.
“I SAID GO AWAY!” he shouted angrily. Dax surprised at his reaction got up and left.
“How is he?” asked one of the doctors.
“He’s feeling guilty about something that happened during the war, so now he’s trying to forget whatever happened by getting drunk over and over again," Dax replied. "He was about to tell me what happened then just stopped and screamed go away at me.”
“Well you’ve made more progress with him today than we have in the past 10 months. Would you please try talking again with him tomorrow?” The Doctor asked Hopefully.
“I was already planning on it. Something is eating at Captain Wilson and I plan on finding out what it is and helping him,” Dax replied, with a slight sound of pity in her voice.
“Good your session with him will be at 0800 tomorrow mourning. Goodnight Lieutenant,” said the Doctor.
“Goodnight Doctor,” replied Dax.
Ezri then left and went to her quarters and wondered, “What happened on the Stallion that made the Captain like that?" Then she got out of her uniform and into her sleep gown . And as she laid down she thought, “How can I get through to him and help him? And more importantly how could she help him to help himself?”
Later in the story.
Later in the Story Captain Wilson is finally able to get the help he needs and gets the Command of a Starship. Once this happens you begin to see many of the characters from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine The Never Ending Sacrifice and The Television series Star Trek: The Next Generation. When this happens it leads up to an old terrorist group everyone mistook for dead. The question is will Captain Wilson and his New Ship, and Crew be able to stop them. There is also many twists and turns in this story that makes this a wild Science Fiction ride. If interested I have the first ten chapters in rough copies that are free to be read for more details on this story.