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Consequences of Past Transgressions

Posted on Tue Jan 14th, 2020 by Captain Neela Izal & Captain Iazil Naadel [Engstrom] & Commander Chelsea McDanielson [Moneaux] & Commander Yvanka Dravex [Hayashi] & Lieutenant Commander Jordyn de Planca & Commander Stephen O'Malley M.D. & Lieutenant Commander Kara Stevenson Ph.D.

Mission: Episode 5 - Past Consequence
Location: Izal Quarters, Vidal Fleet Yards
Timeline: Day 10, 2335
1079 words - 2.2 OF Standard Post Measure

It had been nine days since the girls had been rescued from their captor and there were still so many things that Neela failed to understand. She sat quietly rocking Lauren back and forth in her chair as she listened to the report from Doctor Jennings.

Lillian leaned back in the chair she was sitting in and took a sip from the glass she had in her hand. "When the girls were taken it set off a series of events which led to the destruction of this station. Temporal Affairs was aware of the alternate timeline, but no matter what we did nothing seemed to correct it."

Jordyn was still trying to get used to the teal uniform she was wearing. She didn't know whether or not being made the deputy director of science was a promotion or if she was in the same place where she had been. It didn't matter to Jordyn her daughter and the others were safe.

"How many times have we been through that sequence of events?" Jordyn asked Doctor Jennings. Her daughter was resting comfortably in their family home down on the planet. Her husband was down there with both of her children and they were safe.

Lillian had waited for that question, "Eight," She answered.

"Eight times?" Chelsea asked horrified. She had been made director of engineering in the reshuffle. So many others had been moved around with the closure of the installation on the planet. She got up after nearly spitting out her drink and walked over towards Lauren and smiled.

Chelsea looked at the black hair on the girl's head, "Have we broken the loop finally?" She asked and looked up.

Lillian nodded, "Yes, with the capture of Tra'Pel the loop was broken." She answered the other Commander. Lillian had already explained to them what had happened in the previous loop and tried her best to smile. "The first seven times Tra'Pel managed to escape and she would just kidnap the girls again."

Stephen came out of the back bedroom with another blanket for his baby, "And, we would end up in the exact same scenario each time?" He questioned rhetorically before placing the blanket on Neela' shoulder.

Kara couldn't believe that, "When I talked to the girls after their rescue they seemed to have come out of it relatively unharmed mentally and emotionally. Though, I must admit I think it had an impact on Elizabeth," She commented and took a sip from the glass in her hand.

"Don't worry though Jordyn," Kara said next. "The timeline was restored and the girls, including your daughter, are fine."

Yvanka nodded from where she was sitting, "So exactly what happened in those repeated alternate timelines?" She asked finally.

Lillian smiled softly, "That would be telling wouldn't it?" She asked with a slight shrug of her shoulders. "In the alternate timeline the station was destroyed all eight times. Though, the most recent alternate reality the station's destruction was called by the de Planca girl," She answered.

Kara nearly spit out her drink, "What?"

Lillian nodded her head slowly, "She used her gifts and accidentally sent the station spiraling into the planet below," The Temporal agent answered her.

Neela had finally gotten Lauren to fall asleep and quietly took her back to the bedroom and laid the baby into the crib. When she returned she had closed the door behind her and was holding a baby monitor in case Lauren woke up again. She sat down and grabbed the glass of wine that was sitting there, sipped it, and put it down.

Neela looked towards the Temporal Agent for a moment, "So what was Tra'Pel attempting to accomplish?"

"The Vulcan wanted to destroy the Federation and Starfleet. She was hoping that the capture of the girls and the station would help her build up her forces then they could launch an attack against the Federation," Lillian answered the question. "Tra'Pel was a victim of the Dominion and Cardassian alliance prior to the war. When she learned about Elizabeth de Planca it was all the information she needed."

Stephen sat next to Neela and had taken her hand when she had returned from laying their daughter down onto the bed, "Crazy for a Vulcan," He said. "I understand she was part of the Maquis at one point and time. I just don't understand how she was allowed to learn about the implant."

"Clearly Starfleet made a mistake," Yvanka said. "For whatever reason they thought that Tra'Pel could be trusted and they were wrong. What happens to her now?" She asked.

Jordyn shrugged, "It's obvious," She said before Lillian could answer the question. "They will put her in a penal colony for a few years and let her go free." She remarked.

Lillian shook her head, "That's not entirely true," She said. "Shortly after we got Tra'Pel onto the ship that was taking her to Earth for her trial she managed to commit suicide. While they were taking her from the brig to the mess she wrestled a phaser away from Security and shot herself with it set on kill."

Chelsea blinked, "She did what now?"

Lillian nodded, "We were just as surprised as you are. But, security was able to find a message on her that admitted to everything and rather than stand trial she just wanted to be with her friends that had been lost when the Dominion destroyed the Maquis."

"A pity really," Stephen said with a shrug. "But, at least she is no longer a threat."

Neela agreed, "True," She said quietly and realized what time it was. "We probably should head to bed it's gotten really late," She said and finished off her wine. They hadn't sat down together until late anyway. At least the worst of the situation was finally at an end and that the crew could finally move on.

Neela stood up and saw their guests out knowing that Lillian hadn't divulged everything but really couldn't. She was too tired to care and headed back to the bedroom to take one last look at her daughter with a smile on her face.

"She's so peaceful," Stephen whispered quietly, "Wait until she's a toddler though," He concluded quietly and dragged Neela away from the crib, "Come." He said.

Neela grinned sheepishly, "I believe that," She whispered in response. At least they were safe from the likes of Tra'Pel though she wished they had gotten more information out of her...

 

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