Commander Sisko sat in his quarters reading over the evaluation
angrily, the contents were supposed to be confidential but the old Admiral
had sent it to him before his death at Klingon hands.
He swore softly under his breath, the new Klingon rebels were a
mystery – no Klingon ever went against the Emperor – it was without honor
and against tradition, but these young fools had read too much of the
Legends, and believed the peace with the Federation had weakened the
Empire, they wanted a return to the old ways. He threw down the computer
pad and swore again, it was the old ways that nearly destroyed
the Empire – when on the brink of collapse 89 years ago, a traditionalist
Klingon General had murdered a Klingon ambassador and thrown blame upon
Captain James T. Kirk, the resulting trial had nearly cost the Empire it’s
life when the truth was discovered.
The contents of the file listed the demands the rebels were
making of the Federation and Empire, if not met a number of space stations
had been targeted for destruction – DS9 was among them.
“This comes too soon,” he said aloud, referring to the recent
Cardassian invasion – three Cardassians had beamed aboard after using a
Computer program that belonged to Chief O’Brien to shut down the
station – if it hadn’t have been for the man everyone called ‘Scotty’ they
would have fallen into orbit around Bajor and eventually crashed, killing
thousands – which of course was what the Cardassians would have
wanted – Sisko still had the surviving Cardassian prisoner – No’Kase – on
the station as the Federation and Cardassian’s thrashed out the details of
a complicated prisoner transfer.
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