As the Tides Turn: Chapter Three Jim Kirk knew exactly when Chancellor Gorkon was doing. The Klingon had known that Ael sat in on yesterday's staff meeting, so sent his General to observe today's.As the Tides Turn: Chapter Three by ninjazzkat
This meeting was much lighter on the reminiscing and focused more on duty shifts and who would replace Ensign Minnerly as the Beta shift helm officer now that she was about four months pregnant. That bit had disgusted Chang a bit, but he made no mention of it.
"So, in all, we can just rotate the pilots in the shuttlebay up to the bridge for a week's worth of shifts to give them some experience doing something other than fixing shuttlecraft when they're not piloting," Jim recapped.
"That does sound logical," Chekov said, teasing Spock a bit. The half-Vulcan captain just looked at him.
"Son," Bones started, "I wouldn't. Humor dies on Vulcans like humans die on worlds with no oxygen."
Valeris lifted an eyebrow at that but declined to comment.
Fviudh nnea lhael u'liorae: erh'mne Subcommander Lucius was already having a bad day. A sudden appearance by another warbird dropping out of warp almost on top of him really didn't help.Fviudh nnea lhael u'liorae: erh'mne by ninjazzkat
So, he tapped into their communications system, and heard a conversation that made him curse loudly. The warbird was reporting the progress of a Federation convoy to Romulus itself. Proconsul Tomalak was on the other end. It went something like this:
"Warbird S'Harien to Proconsul Tomalak."
"Tomalak here. Report, Commander."
"Sir, the Federation starship Titan is on her way here along with three more Federation vessels. They brought Klingons with them, three Birds-of-Prey. Commander Donatra doesn't know we're here sending you this transmission."
"Hmm. I will inform the Praetor. Carry about your duties to the Empire, Commander, and report when you have any new information. Hall of State out."
Not five siuren later, a transmissio
As the Tides Turn: Chapter Two "What the hell are you doing here? I though you had an Empire to lead."As the Tides Turn: Chapter Two by ninjazzkat
Ael t'Rllaillieu tried her hardest not to laugh, but failed.
"If you think that I would send an inexperienced Senator or one of the new Praetors to deal with such a situation, Captain, I'm afraid you are quite mistaken. I would not entrust such important negotiations to anyone and you know as well as I that sending your young Senator is a very dangerous thing to do. Especially now with suspicions being cast about as such. Besides, someone has to keep an eye on you when it comes to Klingons."
Seeing the look of pain flash across his face, she softened her tone.
"Do not think I don't know of what happened to your David. It is always a sad day when a parent loses a child," she continued.
James Kirk stifled a sigh, "I suppose I can't convince you to keep out of trouble?"
"That's what I am here to prevent you from doing. It is not
Fviudh nnea lhael u'liorae: erh'sei It wasn't every day that someone tried to sneak onto Romulus, especially someone as conspicuous as Soleta, being half-Vulcan. So, she wore merchant's clothes and had a bandana on her head, which helped to hide her lack of forehead ridges as well as hold her hair back.Fviudh nnea lhael u'liorae: erh'sei by ninjazzkat
"Is this really necessary?" she asked Charvanek, who wore similar clothing.
"To meet with my contact? Yes. We won't easily be noticed unless the Praetor is actively looking for us," the older woman replied.
They weaved through streets and alleys, getting information about patrols from Lucius, who remained on the Spectre, which sat in orbit in silent running mode.
When they reached a wooden door that looked about ready to fall apart, Charvanek tapped it once.
It swung open to reveal a woman with grease stains on her face.
"Oh! Commander Charvanek! We didn't know you were coming or we would have tried to clean the house up a bit," she