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Scene: Sick Bay. The Doctor is working on reports when Sloane and Duffy enter.

Dr__Warrick ACTION: looks up

Lt_Duffy ACTION: walks with a limp, arm hanging at his side

Cmdr_Sloane ACTION: walks in laughing, and holding his left arm

Lt_Duffy: "Hey Doc."

Dr__Warrick ACTION: jumps up from desk

Dr__Warrick: "Gentlemen, what happened?"

Lt_Duffy: "Just some good old fashioned fun."

Dr__Warrick ACTION: grabs tricorder

Cmdr_Sloane: "Well, Lt Duffy invited me to one of his workout programs. And, well, nevermind..."

Dr__Warrick: "Ahem, fun, yes. Well you both have several injuries."

Cmdr_Sloane ACTION: laughs again

Lt_Duffy ACTION: looks at the Doctor funny

Lt_Duffy: "Honestly Doc, I'm fine."

ACTION: Biobeds start to run and all the lights begin flashing

Dr__Warrick ACTION: looks at Duffy

Cmdr_Sloane WHISPERS to Duffy: "Should we tell her?"

Lt_Duffy WHISPERS to Sloane: "Tell her what?"

Dr__Warrick: "Oh no, not again... Yes, tell me what Commander?"

Lt_Duffy: ACTION: laughs

Cmdr_Sloane: "Well Doc, Duffy and I were fighting holo-Borg soldiers, and well, I changed them to look like the Admiral..."

Lt_Duffy WHISPERS to Sloane: "Tell her Mike... hahaha..."

ACTION: EMH appears

Dr__Warrick ACTION: snorts, trying not to laugh

Lt_Duffy: "Hahaha..."

EMH: "Please state the nature..."

Dr__Warrick: Computer, deactivate the blasted EMH!"

Lt_Duffy: "Doc, you really don't need the EMH."

Dr__Warrick ACTION: glares at Duffy

Cmdr_Sloane ACTION: stares at the EMH

Lt_Duffy ACTION: smirks

EMH ACTION: picks up tricorder

Dr__Warrick ACTION: taps combadge

EMH ACTION: scans Duffy, scans Sloane, scans Warrick

Lt_Duffy: "EMH, please state the purpose of the medical emergency... hahaha..."

Dr_Warrick: "Warrick to Engineering. The EMH is acting up again."

Dr_Warrick ACTION: snatches the tricorder away from the EMH, then glares at Duffy again

Cmdr_Sloane: "So Brian says, 'Hey, let's disengage the safety protocols and really go at it!.'"

Dr__Warrick: "Yes, quite humorous, Lt."

EMH: "I see the problem..."

ACTION: music starts to play

EMH ACTION: begins to dance with Warrick

Lt_Duffy: "Hey Mike, I think Tija set this up, so she doesn't have to do any work and can go to breakfast with you... hahaha..."

Dr__Warrick: "Stop that!"

Cmdr_Sloane ACTION: glares at Brian

Dr__Warrick: "Warrick to Engineering! Respond!"

LtCmdr_Weller: (out of breath) "Engineering here."

ACTION: three more EMH appear in Sick Bay

Lt_Duffy: "Hey, it's the Dancing Doctor... hahaha..."

Dr__Warrick: "Commander, the blasted EMH is trying to dance with me! For God's sake, get up here!"

LtCmdr_Weller: "On my way, Doctor."

Cmdr_Sloane ACTION: bursts out laughing

All 4 EMH: "How can we help you, Doctor?"

Dr__Warrick: "Gentlemen, a little help here... Computer..."

Dr__Warrick ACTION: gives up

Lt_Duffy: "Doc, have some fun. Lighten up!"

LtCmdr_Weller ACTION: arrives in Sick Bay carrying an Engineering toolkit

Cmdr_Sloane ACTION: applauds the dancing Doctors

Lt_Duffy: "Dance with him... hahaha..."

EMH ACTION: begins to scan Sloane

Dr__Warrick: "Commander... help!"

LtCmdr_Weller: "Hmmm..."

Dr_Warrick ACTION: snatches the tricorder away

LtCmdr_Weller: "Computer, deactivate all Sick Bay holo-emitters."

Cmdr_Sloane: "I'm no Engineering expert, Doctor, but I think you have a problem here..."

Lt_Duffy: "Aww, you're such a spoil-sport, Weller, they were entertaining!"

Scene: Battle Sim, Shuttle Bay 3: Xendra, Merrick, Weller and Putnam are testing new program.

Adm_Merrick ACTION: walks into the Holo-Deck

Adm_Merrick: "You know something, Xen? I went to update my holo-Borg program and some damn fool changed it! Now they all look like me!"

Capt_Xendra: "Really? Umm, how funny!"

Adm_Merrick ACTION: takes the Tac Console

Chief_Putnam ACTION: suppresses a laugh

Adm_Merrick: "You know anything about that?"

Capt_Xendra ACTION: sits at the Science Station

Adm_Merrick: "Oh, I see, you ALL are in on it!"

Capt_Xendra: "No, but with any luck, our Lyrus won't have your face!"

Chief_Putnam ACTION: takes Helm

Adm_Merrick ACTION: smirks at Xen

Chief_Putnam: "No, sir!"

Adm_Merrick: "Funny hun, very funny."

Capt_Xendra ACTION: snickers and tries not to laugh out loud

Capt_Xendra: "Honestly we are not doing it..."

Adm_Merrick ACTION: looks at the Tac Console

Adm_Merrick: "Ok, ok, let's try out this program. I hope no one has changed it."

Capt_Xendra: "Are we missing someone?"

Adm_Merrick: "Yes we are..."

Lyrus_of_Borg ACTION: hologram appears

Adm_Merrick ACTION: taps combadge

Adm_Merrick: !! Merrick to Weller>

LtCmdr_Weller ACTION: is seated across simulated bridge, at the Engineering Console

LtCmdr_Weller: "Yes, sir?" ACTION: suddenly, several more Borg appear, all looking like Merrick

Adm_Merrick: "Maybe I need to see the Doctor..."

Kyte: !! Kyte to Captain Merrick>

Lyrus_of_Borg: "WE ARE THE BORG"

Adm_Merrick: "Oh, this is funny..."

Capt_Xendra: !! Yes, Kyte?>

Adm_Merrick: "Weller, what's going on here?"

Adm_Merrick ACTION: walks up to look alike

Capt_Xendra ACTION: bursts out laughing

Kyte: !! There have been some problems with the Sick Bay EMH's, thought you should know. Weller has a team on it.>

Lyrus_of_Borg ACTION: walks toward Merrick and the other Borg follow

Chief_Putnam ACTION: laughs

Capt_Xendra: !! Oh yes... We can see them!>


Adm_Merrick ACTION: walks toward the Tac Console

Adm_Merrick: "Computer, Arch please..."

ACTION: Borg drones appear by Xendra and Merrick

LtCmdr_Weller: "Computer, end holodeck program."

Capt_Xendra: "Hey Admiral, think of it this way, the crew WILL enjoy the holo-sim!"

Adm_Merrick ACTION: looks at Arch Computers

ACTION: Borg drones spread out around the crew

Drone1 ACTION: starts to kiss Xendra's hand

Adm_Merrick: "You're not going to like this folks..."

Capt_Xendra ACTION: bursts out laughing again

Capt_Xendra: "This one is even more romantic than you, Admiral!"

Chief_Putnam ACTION: laughs harder

Adm_Merrick: "Arm yourselves, the Safety Protocol is shut off and I can't get the damn thing back on!"

Adm_Merrick ACTION: runs back to Tac

Drone2 ACTION: starts to pull on Merrick's sleeve

Capt_Xendra: "They seem nice enough though..."

Adm_Merrick ACTION: punches Drone2

LtCmdr_Weller ACTION: grabs the nearest Drone and pulls it's tubes out

Capt_Xendra: "Oh, fine then..."

ACTION: Borg drones continue closer

Chief_Putnam ACTION: draws phaser and shoots nearest drone


Drone2 ACTION: falls down and and starts to kiss Merrick's feet

Capt_Xendra ACTION: kicks Drone1

Adm_Merrick: "Not today, you bitch!"

Adm_Merrick ACTION: kicks Drone2's head

Capt_Xendra ACTION: rips Drone1's cords out while it's down

LtCmdr_Weller ACTION: moves to the wall where the internal holodeck controls are located, and taps in a command to freeze the program

Drone3 ACTION: pats Putnam's head

Adm_Merrick: "Putnam! Find a way to get us out of this!"

Adm_Merrick ACTION: grabs phaser

Chief_Putnam ACTION: kicks Drone3

Chief_Putnam: "Aye, sir!"

Capt_Xendra: "Ok, Admiral, they don't seem to be trying to assimilate us, just a little, um, off the wall."

LtCmdr_Weller: "Hmmm..."

Adm_Merrick: "The Protocols are off, Xen. We can't take a chance."

Chief_Putnam: "They don't seem to..."

Capt_Xendra: "Ok, ok..."

LtCmdr_Weller ACTION: taps in a command on the internal holodeck controls to open a comm-channel to the Bridge

Kyte: !! Kyte here.>

Capt_Xendra ACTION: picks up phaser rifle

Adm_Merrick ACTION: moves towards the Arch

Capt_Xendra ACTION: starts shooting the Borg

ACTION: Drones just absorb phaser fire

Chief_Putnam ACTION: shoots at Drone3

Adm_Merrick: "Weller! Get us outta here!"

Kyte: !! Kyte here, Weller. I'm on the Bridge.>

Capt_Xendra: "They've adapted, Admiral!"

Chief_Putnam: "They're adapting like REAL drones!"

Adm_Merrick ACTION: raises butt end of the phaser

Adm_Merrick: "Time to get down and dirty!"

Capt_Xendra ACTION: cracks rifle over Drone1's head

LtCmdr_Weller ACTION: grabs a phaser, sets it on Level 16 and blasts the doors

Kyte: !! Are you having problems down there, Weller?>

Adm_Merrick ACTION: hits Drone2 across the head

Adm_Merrick: "Weller!"

Capt_Xendra ACTION: kicks Drone1 while it's on it's knees

Chief_Putnam ACTION: grabs phaser rifle and bashes Drone3 with rifle butt

Lt_Cmdr_Weller ACTION: points to large hole in door/wall

LtCmdr_Weller: "There's the exit, Admiral. I suggest we take it!"

Capt_Xendra ACTION: hits Borg drone sneaking up on the Admiral from behind

Scene: Bridge. Kyte and Xanatos are on duty.

Kyte: "Mister Xanatos, there seems to be problems everywhere. Can you check the computer?"

Ens_Xanatos: "Aye, sir."

Adm_Merrick: !! Merrick to Kyte>

Ens_Xanatos ACTION: checks computer console

Kyte: !! Go ahead, Admiral.>

Adm_Merrick: !! We are okay Kyte. Weller gave us an exit. Better shut down the holo-programs.>

Kyte: !! Ok? What's happening?>

Ens_Xanatos: "Sir, the computer checks out fine. Strange..."

LtCmdr_Weller ACTION: returns to Engineering

Adm_Merrick: !! The whole holo-system seems to be on the fritz. I've got Putnam working on it from down here.>

Ens_Xanatos ACTION: links with computer and continues to search for problems

Kyte: !! Are you still in Shuttle Bay 3, Merrick?>

Adm_Merrick: !! Ok, Kyte, I see Putnam needs my help inside the Holodeck. Try to find out what's wrong.>

LtCmdr_Weller ACTION: returns to Holodeck Ensign1: "Lt, incoming message..."

Kyte ACTION: hits audio Audio: "...few remain, where the hell is Star Fleet? ...out."

Kyte: "This is the Raven. How can we help you?"

Ens_Xanatos ACTION: looks up from terminal Audio: "...ications breaking up, one ship???..."

Kyte: "Identify yourself, sir!"

Ens_Xanatos ACTION: walks up behind Kyte and knocks her out Audio: "Not today, lass. Where's Merrick?"

Scene: Sick Bay.

Dr__Warrick: "So Commander, all in fun?"

Lt_Duffy: "So, Doc, ya gonna get me fixed up or just dance with another EMH? I wanna get outta here."

Cmdr_Sloane: "We were just trying to let off a little steam."

Dr__Warrick: "Yes, Lt. Please be patient."

Lt_Duffy: "I AM a patient, that's the problem... hahaha..."

Cmdr_Sloane: "Yeah, Doc, I have to get up to the Bridge."

Dr__Warrick ACTION: applies synthetic skin to Sloane's abrasions

Lt_Dar-Teala ACTION: walks over to Lt_Duffy

Cmdr_Sloane ACTION: tingles at Warrick's touch

EMH ACTION: begins to spin the Doctor around

Dr__Warrick ACTION: looks at him as she treats his injuries

Lt_Duffy: "Hey, Teala, when did you get in? Did ya see the dancing EMH... hahaha..."

Dr__Warrick: "Hey!"

Lt_Duffy: "Hey! There he is again! Hahaha..."

Lt_Dar-Teala: "Yes, the dam thing knocked me out with a sedative."

Dr__Warrick ACTION: clenches teeth

Dr__Warrick: "Computer, deactivate this blasted thing!"

Lt_Duffy: "Sorry, I think it is quite amusing however..."

Lt_Dar-Teala: "Materialized right next to me with the hypo."

EMH ACTION: starts to play with the medical instruments

Dr__Warrick ACTION: sighs

Dr__Warrick: !! Warrick to Weller>

LtCmdr_Weller: !! Weller here. Let me guess...>

Lt_Duffy: "Here we go again."

Dr__Warrick ACTION: shoves the EMH

LtCmdr_Weller: !! ...the EMH?>

Dr__Warrick: "Yes, Commander."

LtCmdr_Weller: !! On my way.>

Dr__Warrick: !! Thank you. Warrick out.>

Cmdr_Sloane: "Well, I have to go to the Bridge."

Lt_Dar-Teala ACTION: grabs the laser scalpel out of the EMH 's hand

Dr__Warrick ACTION: turns back to Sloane

Dr__Warrick: "Very well, Commander."

Lt_Duffy: "Hey Mike, lookout for the EMH's. They are REAL dangerous... hahaha..."

Cmdr_Sloane ACTION: meets Warrick's eyes

LtCmdr_Weller ACTION: arrives outside Sick Bay with n Engineering toolkit, forces open the doors and enters

Dr__Warrick ACTION: places hand on Sloane's shoulder

Lt_Dar-Teala ACTION: applies dermal regenerator to Lt_Duffy

Cmdr_Sloane: "Meet you for dinner later, Tija?"

Lt_Duffy: "Thanks, Teala. That's a lot better."

Dr__Warrick ACTION: blushes

Dr__Warrick: "Yes, Commander."

LtCmdr_Weller ACTION: removes access cover and puts on insulated Engineering gloves

Lt_Duffy: "Man, Mike, put your tongue back in. You can't even talk... hahaha..."

Dr__Warrick ACTION: turns slightly and glares at Duffy

Lt_Duffy: "Hahaha..."

LtCmdr_Weller ACTION: decouples holo-emitter power coupling and removes it

Cmdr_Sloane: "Remind you of when you're near Kyte, Brian?

Lt_Duffy: "Relax Doc, I'm just ribbing him."

Dr__Warrick: "Commander Weller, what is going on?"

Lt_Duffy: "I talk around Kyte just fine, Mike."

Dr__Warrick ACTION: looks sidelong at Sloane, unable to keep her gaze from him

Adm_Merrick: !! Merrick to Weller>

Lt_Duffy: "And I always check on her. Hell, I went all the way to that planet to save her!"

LtCmdr_Weller ACTION: slaps combadge with more force than necessary

LtCmdr_Weller: !! Weller here.>

ACTION: EMH's all disappear

Cmdr_Sloane: "I know, Duff."

Adm_Merrick: !! Forget about Sick Bay, I need you down here. Warrick will just have to suffer.>

Dr__Warrick ACTION: frowns at the Admiral's comment

Lt_Duffy: "Mike, let's see if we can help down there."

Cmdr_Sloane: "Thanks again, Doctor."

LtCmdr_Weller ACTION: doesn't even respond to that, just taps his combadge, closing the channel

Dr__Warrick ACTION: turns back to Sloane

Dr__Warrick WHISPERS to Sloane: "See you later... Mike."

LtCmdr_Weller: "Doc, you shouldn't have any more probs."

LtCmdr_Weller ACTION: tosses Warrick the power coupling

Lt_Duffy: "Thanks Doc, I love watching you dance... hahaha... Thanks Teala."

Cmdr_Sloane: "You go ahead. I'm gonna head up to the Bridge."

Dr__Warrick: "Quite welcome, Commander. Thank you, Commander Weller."

Cmdr_Sloane ACTION: smiles at the Doctor as he leaves Sick Bay

Scene: Battle Sim, Shuttle Bay 3.

LtCmdr_Weller ACTION: enters Holodeck

Adm_Merrick ACTION: crawls into access panel

Lt_Duffy ACTION: follows Weller in

Adm_Merrick: "I can't see a thing, hand me a light, Xen."

Capt_Xendra ACTION: hands the Admiral a flashlight

Lt_Duffy ACTION: goes to access panel and plays with the controls

Adm_Merrick: "Hmmm..."

Adm_Merrick ACTION: crawls back out

Capt_Xendra: "What is it, Hammy?"

Adm_Merrick: "I don't know. Everything looks fine."

Lt_Duffy ACTION: enters his access codes that were used to change Borg drones into Merrick in the first place, and changes them back

LtCmdr_Weller WHISPERS to Lt_Duffy: "I wouldn't play with those. We are having computer problems, remember? Normal adjustments could have unexpected results!"

Adm_Merrick: "Duffy! What are you doing here?"

Capt_Xendra ACTION: snickers at the thought of drones all having the Admiral's face

Lt_Duffy: "Came down to help, sir."

Adm_Merrick: "Did I call for you?"

Lt_Duffy: "No, sir."

Adm_Merrick: "Then..."

Adm_Merrick ACTION: points to Arch

Lt_Duffy: "But I came anyways, and maybe fixed your problem."

Adm_Merrick: "Thank you, Lt."

Capt_Xendra ACTION: nonchalantly nods head at door to Duffy

Lt_Duffy: "I am not a dog, sir. And so, not expected to be treated as such!"

Adm_Merrick: "Duffy! Wait! What were you just doing with that console?"

Capt_Xendra: "Can we PLEASE not start this again?!"

Lt_Duffy: "I was checking the controls, sir."

Adm_Merrick ACTION: looks at Xen and smiles

Adm_Merrick: "Weller! What did he do?"

Capt_Xendra: "Not YOU Duffy, did you change the faces?"

LtCmdr_Weller ACTION: goes over to console

Ens_Xanatos ACTION: walks into the room and walks over to Xendra

Chief_Putnam ACTION: looks at Duffy and grins

Lt_Duffy: "ME?"

LtCmdr_Weller: "He just checked what controls were available, sir."

Capt_Xendra: "Ensign, can I help you?"

Adm_Merrick: "What are you doing here, Xanatos?"

Ens_Xanatos: "Need a hand, Captain?"

Adm_Merrick: "Putnam, any results?"

Capt_Xendra: "Oh, I think we have it fixed, Ensign, thank you."

Adm_Merrick ACTION: looks away from Xen to Putnam

Capt_Xendra ACTION: looks strangely at the Ensign

Ens_Xanatos grins, then grabs Xendra around the neck from behind

Chief_Putnam: "These circuits check out fine, sir."

Capt_Xendra: "WHAT THE HE..."

Adm_Merrick ACTION: looks back at Xanatos

Capt_Xendra: "Xanatos! Let me go!"


Ens_Xanatos ACTION: draws blaster and inches towards the door

Adm_Merrick: "Duffy, get a phaser..."

Chief_Putnam ACTION: pulls out phaser

Capt_Xendra ACTION: elbows Xanatos in the ribs

Adm_Merrick ACTION: steps towards Xanatos

Capt_Xendra ACTION: stomps Xanatos' foot

Ens_Xanatos ACTION: tightens the grip on Xendra's neck

Adm_Merrick: "Everyone, back off!"

Chief_Putnam: "Damn, he's using her as a shield!"

Capt_Xendra: "UGH!"

Ens_Xanatos: "The easy way, or the hard way, you decide..."

LtCmdr_Weller ACTION: walks up to Xanatos and pulls his arm free of her neck

Adm_Merrick: "Ensign, what's the problem here?"

Capt_Xendra: "Xanatos, DAMMIT, let me go!"

Cmdr_Sloane: !! Bridge to Admiral Merrick.>

Adm_Merrick: "Weller! Back off!"

Ens_Xanatos ACTION: stuns Weller with his blaster

Adm_Merrick: !! Merrick here.>

Cmdr_Sloane: !! Sir, I just found Lt. Kyte, and the rest of the Bridge crew, unconscious.>

Lt_Duffy ACTION: readies a phaser and sets it to maximum stun

Chief_Putnam ACTION: starts towards Xanatos and stops

Adm_Merrick ACTION: looks shocked

Capt_Xendra ACTION: tries to escape his grasp, but he is too quick for her

Ens_Xanatos ACTION: sets his sights on Putnam

Adm_Merrick: "Duffy, Putnam, stay where you are!"

Ens_Xanatos: "Don't try it!"

Capt_Xendra ACTION: struggles to get free

Adm_Merrick: !! Sloane, I need security down here, NOW!">

Chief_Putnam ACTION: glares at Xanatos

Ens_Xanatos ACTION: inches over to com-panel

Cmdr_Sloane: !! They're on the way, sir!>

Adm_Merrick: "Xanatos, we can talk. Just go easy, son."

Ens_Xanatos ACTION: types in command codes

Capt_Xendra: "NO! STOP!"

Lt_Duffy: "Merrick, I can shoot them both now, and they will live."

Adm_Merrick: "Lock him out, Putnam!"

Ens_Xanatos: "Encryption, Theta-Gamma, Xanatos-5."

Adm_Merrick: "No Duffy, stay put!"

Ens_Xanatos ACTION: walks out of the room with Xendra

Cmdr_Sloane: !! Bridge to Admiral Merrick.>

Chief_Putnam ACTION: goes over to computer panel

Capt_Xendra ACTION: gasps

Ens_Xanatos ACTION: seals door shut

Adm_Merrick: "NO!!!"

Adm_Merrick: !! Sloane, find out where Xanatos is going!>

Chief_Putnam: "Too late, DAMN!"

Cmdr_Sloane: !! sir, all of the Bridge stations are locked out, we have no access here, sir.>

Adm_Merrick: "Putnam, what did he do? Christ!"

Chief_Putnam: "These controls are inactive too, sir!"

Cmdr_Sloane: !! I'm headed to Auxiliary Control now, sir.>

Adm_Merrick: "Duffy, try to get Weller up!"

Lt_Duffy: !! Mike, he is probably headed for a Shuttle Bay.>

Lt_Duffy ACTION: checks Weller

Adm_Merrick: "Putnam, get that door open, NOW!"

Chief_Putnam: "He must have disrupted the computer subroutine programs."

Lt_Duffy ACTION: slaps him lightly

Lt_Duffy: "You ok buddy?"

Adm_Merrick: !! Sloane, lock the ship down if you can.>

LtCmdr_Weller ACTION: groans, opens eyes, gets up


LtCmdr_Weller: "Yes Duffy, just a bit dazed."

Lt_Duffy ACTION: helps Weller up

Adm_Merrick: "Can you get them back on from here, Putnam?"

Cmdr_Sloane ACTION: arrives in Auxiliary Control

Cmdr_Sloane: !! Sloane to Admiral Merrick>

Chief_Putnam ACTION: opens panel near door and tries to manually open it

Adm_Merrick: !! Yes, Commander?>

Cmdr_Sloane: !! Sir, sensors show that Xanatos and the Captain beamed down to Veridian III.>

Chief_Putnam: "Aye, sir!"

Adm_Merrick: !! Shit, Merrick out.>

Lt_Duffy: "Weller, you should be strong enough to open that door!"

Chief_Putnam: "...but it will take time."

Adm_Merrick ACTION: looks at Weller

Adm_Merrick: "Hold it, Putnam, I think we found our way!"

Chief_Putnam: "He planned this well, sir."

LtCmdr_Weller ACTION: walks to holodeck door, braces himself grabs edges and gets good grip, then forces them apart

Cmdr_Sloane: !! And sir, the transporters and shuttle bays have been encrypted. We're working on them now, sir.>

Adm_Merrick: "Yes he did."

Adm_Merrick ACTION: walks through the doors

Adm_Merrick: !! Sloane, is the shuttle bay operational?>

Lt_Duffy: !! Mike, as soon as I get outta here, I may be able to help.>

Cmdr_Sloane: !! No sir, the doors have been encrypted with a code, we can't open them.>

Adm_Merrick: !! What about the transporters?>

Cmdr_Sloane: !! But I do have an idea, sir.>

LtCmdr_Weller ACTION: looks at people still in the holodeck

LtCmdr_Weller: "I suggest you all exit, as I can't hold this door forever."

Cmdr_Sloane: !! Same problem, sir.>

Lt_Duffy ACTION: leaves holodeck

Adm_Merrick: !! What's the idea, Sloane?>

Chief_Putnam ACTION: leaves holodeck

Adm_Merrick ACTION: looks up and down corridor

Lt_Duffy ACTION: braces from opposite side, helping Weller

Cmdr_Sloane: !! We can blast the shuttle bay doors with one of the suttles and fly it out.>

LtCmdr_Weller ACTION: jumps out, narrowly avoiding doors as they close

Adm_Merrick: !! Good idea, I'm going there now. I'm sending Putnam and Weller your way.>

Adm_Merrick: "Duffy, you're with me."

Lt_Duffy: "Sir?"

Adm_Merrick ACTION: runs down corridor

Lt_Duffy: "You want me with you? Well, that's odd..."

Cmdr_Sloane: !! I'm headed back to the Bridge, sir. We've restored most of the Bridge Stations now.>

Lt_Duffy ACTION: follows Merrick, stunned

Scene: Sick Bay.

Dr__Warrick: "So Teala, how are things with you and Weller? And by the way, ah, thank you for that talk with the Captain."

Dr__Warrick ACTION: looks at Teala

Dr__Warrick: "Are you ok?

Lt_Dar-Teala: "You're welcome. You are my friend and I thought she was being unreasonable."

Dr__Warrick: "So, you and Weller..."

Lt_Dar-Teala: "I stand for my family, my friends and ship mates."

Dr_Warrick: "You are a good friend, Teala."

Lt_Dar-Teala: "I wish to continue as we are and he wants to take the Oath, so we are at an impasse."

Dr__Warrick: "The Oath? How long has he felt this way?"

Lt_Dar-Teala: "Thank you. You're as well. Oh, and for awhile, I think."

Dr__Warrick: "And you feel how about this? I think he would be very good for you, Teala."

Lt_Dar-Teala: "But I cannot go through what I went through when my husband and children were killed at Wolf 359."

Chief_Putnam ACTION: enters Sick Bay

Dr__Warrick: "Chief, hello. How can I help you?"

LtCmdr_Weller ACTION: enters Sick Bay

Dr__Warrick: "Commander..."

Chief_Putnam: "Hello Doc, nurse, sorry to interrupt."

Lt_Dar-Teala: "Hello, Chief."

Dr__Warrick: "What is it Chief? Commander?"

Chief_Putnam: "I'm here to help repair the EMH program."

Lt_Dar-Teala ACTION: moves to Weller immediately

LtCmdr_Weller: "Well Doc, I got stunned at close range and I think I need some treatment."

Dr__Warrick: "Ah, thank you, please continue..."

Dr__Warrick ACTION: scans Weller

Lt_Dar-Teala ACTION: leads Weller to medi-bed

Dr_Warrick: "Hmmm, yes Commander, some neural damage here. Teala, 4 cc Nizochloride."

Lt_Dar-Teala ACTION: gets meds

Chief_Putnam ACTION: takes out tool kit and starts repairs on computer console

Lt_Dar-Teala WHISPERS to Weller: "I can't go through losing again."

Dr__Warrick: "Teala, take over..."

Dr__Warrick ACTION: walks over to Putnam

Dr__Warrick: "Chief, this might help."

Dr__Warrick ACTION: hands Putnam power coupling

Lt_Dar-Teala ACTION: takes over Weller's treatment

Chief_Putnam ACTION: looks at Doctor Warrick

Dr__Warrick: "Yes, Chief?"

Chief_Putnam: "Oh, thanks Doc."

Dr__Warrick ACTION: smiles slightly

Lt_Dar-Teala: "The damage will be repaired in a moment., Cmdr."

Dr__Warrick: "So Chief, can you remove the EMH program altogether? That blasted thing really gets on my nerves!"

Chief_Putnam ACTION: replaces computer chips and inserts power coupling

LtCmdr_Weller: "Thank you, Teala. I feel much better now..."

Lt_Dar-Teala ACTION: glares at Weller

Dr__Warrick: "Teala, all signs of neural damage are gone?"

Chief_Putnam: "Well, we could, but let's try these new chips first and see how it runs."

Lt_Dar-Teala: "Yes, Doctor."

Dr__Warrick: "Very good, Teala. Yes Chief, but if that thing comes back on it's own again..."

Scene: Merrick and Duffy en-route to Veridian III

Adm_Merrick ACTION: brings the shuttle in for a landing

Adm_Merrick: "Duffy, get the weapons ready..."

Lt_Duffy: "We are closing in on her com-signal, sir. Weapons ready, sir."

Adm_Merrick ACTION: adjusts pitch as he lands

Adm_Merrick: "Damn it, what's going on here...?"

Lt_Duffy ACTION: readies phasers

Adm_Merrick ACTION: lands shuttle

Adm_Merrick: "Okay, shuttles secure. Let's move out."

Lt_Duffy ACTION: hands Merrick phaser rifle and leaves shuttle

Adm_Merrick ACTION: takes phaser rifle from Duffy and walks out of the shuttle

Lt_Duffy ACTION: covers Merrick

Adm_Merrick: "Got a bearing?"

Lt_Duffy: "Yes sir, 100 meters north..."

Adm_Merrick: "Hmmm..."

Lt_Duffy: "He probably knows we are here..."

Adm_Merrick ACTION: starts to walk as he touches his com-badge

Adm_Merrick: !! Raven, report.>

Lt_Duffy ACTION: still covers the Admiral

Cmdr_Sloane: !! Go ahead, Admiral.>

Adm_Merrick: !! How's the ship?>

Adm_Merrick ACTION: walks a little faster

Lt_Duffy: !! Duffy to Sloane, how's Kyte?>

Cmdr_Sloane: !! The main systems are still encrypted, Admiral. Engineering thinks they are about to break them soon, sir.>

Lt_Duffy ACTION: moves protecting the Admiral

Adm_Merrick: !! Good, Commander. Keep me informed. Merrick out.>

Cmdr_Sloane: !! She's right here next to me and she's fine.>

Lt_Duffy: !! Thanks...>

Adm_Merrick: "Duffy, did you get a good look at that blaster Xanatos has?"

Lt_Duffy: "Sir, they are moving. Northwest now. Actually sir, I have inspected it quite thoroughly."

Adm_Merrick: "It's a Psionic Blaster. Fire it at someone and it takes them down. Better than a phaser set on stun."

Cmdr_Sloane: !! Raven to Admiral Merrick>

Adm_Merrick: !! Merrick here.>

Lt_Duffy: "It's a neural disruptor, quite frankly, something Star Fleet has never seen. Can be real deadly in a real nasty way."

Cmdr_Sloane: !! Sir, we've got sensors back on-line. There's an unknown energy reading just northwest of your current position.>

Lt_Duffy: "Admiral, I have the Captain's signal. It's close."

Adm_Merrick: !! Thank you, Commander. Merrick out.>

Adm_Merrick: "Okay Duffy, here's the deal..."

Adm_Merrick ACTION: stops walking

Lt_Duffy ACTION: moves forward

Lt_Duffy: "Admiral, here's the Captain's com-badge."

Adm_Merrick: "I'll try to draw his attention, you sneak up behind him and grab that blaster. Fire it at him once I get Xen free."

Lt_Duffy ACTION: hands over com-badge

Adm_Merrick ACTION: looks at com-badge

Lt_Duffy: "His own weapon?"

Adm_Merrick: "Damn!"

Lt_Duffy: "Guess it will work."

Adm_Merrick: "Yes Duffy, his own weapon. Can you do it?"

Adm_Merrick ACTION: looks around

Lt_Duffy: "Sir, over here is Xanatos' badge..."

Adm_Merrick: "They can be anywhere around here..."

Lt_Duffy ACTION: leans over a rock and picks up com-badge

Adm_Merrick ACTION: throws Xen's com-badge

Adm_Merrick: "DAMN IT ALL TO HELL!"

Lt_Duffy: "Sir, only ten meters away, he is trying to goad us into a trap."

Adm_Merrick: "Think so?"

Lt_Duffy: "Sir, I will do whatever it takes, even if I die saving the Captain. I suggest the Raven do a life sign sweep."

Adm_Merrick: "Duffy, take the southern end, I'll take the north face..."

Lt_Duffy: "Yes sir, be careful."

Adm_Merrick ACTION: scurries up the hill

Lt_Duffy ACTION: moves southwards ACTION: shock grenade lands ten meters away from Merrick and Duffy

Lt_Duffy ACTION: skulks around rocks

Adm_Merrick ACTION: leaps in other direction

Lt_Duffy ACTION: looks in direction of grenade

Adm_Merrick: "GRENADES!"

Lt_Duffy: !! Duffy to Merrick. You alright sir?>

Ens_Xanatos ACTION: throws Xendra against a rock and tackles Duffy

Adm_Merrick ACTION: gets up and sees the action

Lt_Duffy ACTION: rolls on the ground with Xan and tries to flip him

Adm_Merrick ACTION: runs towards Xen and puts his com-badge on her

Lt_Duffy ACTION: grabs for Xan's pistol

Ens_Xanatos ACTION: chokes Duffy from behind

Adm_Merrick: !! Raven, one to beam up!>

Capt_Xendra ACTION: hits head on rock and passes out

Cmdr_Sloane: !! Aye, sir. Energizing.>

Lt_Duffy ACTION: flips Xan over on his back and chokes him on ground

Adm_Merrick ACTION: takes rifle in hand and aims it at the two

Ens_Xanatos ACTION: grabs blaster and hits Duffy on the back of the neck

ACTION: Captain Merrick beams to Raven

Adm_Merrick: "Duffy!"

Lt_Duffy ACTION: falls down and moans

Adm_Merrick ACTION: fires rifle at Xanatos

Ens_Xanatos: "Adm..."

Ens_Xanatos ACTION: dodges

Adm_Merrick ACTION: takes aim again

Adm_Merrick: "Duffy, now!"

Ens_Xanatos ACTION: points blaster at the Admiral

Lt_Duffy ACTION: jumps up and grabs Xan's gun and fires

Adm_Merrick ACTION: looks at Xanatos

Lt_Duffy ACTION: turns pistol on Xan and fires

Ens_Xanatos ACTION: grins then falls down

Adm_Merrick: "Good shooting, Crewman!"

Lt_Duffy: "Thanks."

Cmdr_Sloane: !! Raven to Admiral Merrick>

Adm_Merrick ACTION: walks up to Xanatos' body

Adm_Merrick: "Gotta find his subprocessor..."

Lt_Duffy ACTION: looks down disappointingly at Xanatos

Ens_Xanatos: "Resis... is... fut..."

Adm_Merrick: !! Not now Sloane!>

Lt_Duffy: "Friggin' Borg!"

Adm_Merrick ACTION: removes side of hair

Adm_Merrick: "There it is..."

Adm_Merrick ACTION: rolls up his left sleeve

Adm_Merrick: "Duffy, what you are about to see, you tell no one. Is that clear?"

Lt_Duffy: !! Duffy to Warrick. How's the Captain?>

Lt_Duffy: "Yes. sir!"

Adm_Merrick ACTION: digs into his flesh

Dr__Warrick: !! Warrick here. She is stable, Lt.>

Lt_Duffy: !! Thank you, Doctor.>

Adm_Merrick ACTION: continues to dig into his flesh

Adm_Merrick: "Come on, come on, where is it?"

Dr__Warrick: !! You're welcome, Lt. Warrick out.>

Lt_Duffy: "It's near the abdomen, sir."

Adm_Merrick ACTION: pulls out a computer wire and takes it from inside his arm

Lt_Duffy: "While you're at it, get his translocator in his upper chest."

Adm_Merrick: "Duffy, this won't be pretty."

Adm_Merrick ACTION: hooks his Com-wire into Xanatos' sub-processor

Lt_Duffy: "Sir, go ahead. I am no longer shocked by anything."

Adm_Merrick ACTION: Merrick's body starts to convulse and his eyes roll back

Adm_Merrick: "Down loading... Entering main terminal... Awaiting instructions..."

Lt_Duffy ACTION: watches intently

Adm_Merrick: "Program Virus eliminated..."

Ens_Xanatos ACTION: twitches

Adm_Merrick ACTION: looks at Duffy with brilliant blue eyes

Adm_Merrick: "We are the Ones. We are the Keepers."

Lt_Duffy: "I am... I don't know what to say, sir..."

Adm_Merrick ACTION: passes out

Ens_Xanatos ACTION: sits up slowly

Lt_Duffy: "Great, just friggin' great!"

Ens_Xanatos: "Wha... wha... what happened?"

Lt_Duffy: "Xan, I don't know what to say to you either."

Ens_Xanatos: "The Admiral is..."

Lt_Duffy: "You attacked Kyte, kidnapped the Captain, and tried to kill me and the Admiral!"

Adm_Merrick ACTION: slowly gets up

Lt_Duffy: "The Admiral is fine."

Adm_Merrick ACTION: starts to put Com-wire back into his arm

Ens_Xanatos: "I remember linking with the Science Station, then it was a blur after that..."

Adm_Merrick: "You... ok... Xanatos?"

Adm_Merrick ACTION: struggles to get to his feet

Ens_Xanatos: "Thank you Admiral, I am forever in your debt."

Ens_Xanatos ACTION: helps the Admiral

Adm_Merrick: "Thank you, Xanatos. Duffy, get the shuttle warmed up, time to go back home."

Lt_Duffy ACTION: throws hands down in frustration, turns, and walks away

Ens_Xanatos: "Forgive me, Admiral..."

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