“A ‘pain’ phaser?” said Sisko.
“Yes Commander, it fires a deadly radioactive venom into the
victims blood stream and kills him slowly, there is no cure,” said Odo
“But it hit you?”
“I expelled it from my system easily enough,” he said,”Now, I
have work to do.”
“Very well Constable, Sisko out,” he tapped his badge and looked
down at Dax,”I’ve never heard of that sort of thing before.”
“Primitive,” said Dax quietly, thoughtfully,”Now, if they had a
weapon that could slowly drive a man mad, while retaining his sanity enough
to know what was happening…..but how to get past the paradox……?”
She looked up at the Commander in irritation, then her face
cleared and she smiled,”Sorry Benjamin, I was…….gathering wool I
believe the phrase goes.”
“Dax, are you all right?”
“Of course Benjamin, why wouldn’t I be.”
“Maybe you should…….” suddenly an alarm rang out, Sisko rushed
to the console that O’Brien was tinkering with,”Chief, what is it?”
“Nothing,” said O’Brien, turning it off,”The blasted thing went of
for no reason.”
Sisko turned and looked for Dax, but she was gone.
The Enterprise was moving towards DS9 at Warp 5, they were no
longer allowed to break that barrier and the slow pace was almost too much
for them to take.
Picard looked to Data, who was going over various calculations, he
grinned as Data stifled a yawn – now that he was capable of emotion he was
also capable of boredom.
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