Previously on Star Trek The Church Generation
But it's not our fault. Those gays just don't want to surrender. - Would you surrender, Tentacles? (beat) Would I?
The entire Pridefleet is gathering to go to Mutara. And once they're there, we're going to ANNIHILATE their entire fleet, down to the last ship. None will escape. The gay agenda will END. Once and for all time.
The Voyager will take them to Rura Penthe where they'll be sold to the Klingons as slave labor. Except for Captain Kay and Commander Shima. They'll be dropped off on Earth to stand trial and be executed.
The Enterprise will serve the Church and Christforce faithfully, General.
After General Fred Phelps's transmission ends, Colonel Silasw and his crew remain silent in the ready room, still contemplating that the gays will be lured into a trap and slaughtered. Everyone is clearly uncomfortable with this.
Lt. DG: You know, Colonel Achaemenid is right. We can't lure people into a trap under the pretense of peace.
Lt. Pagad: They're got to be a way to talk to them.
Major Tentacles: And what about Kay and Shima? As captured combatants, they still have rights.
Silasw: (interrupting) Enough. The General has given his orders. They'll be carried out. Major, prep the prisoners to be transferred. Lieutenant plot a course to rendezvous with the Voyager
. Maxima, have security take Kay and Shima to solitary confinement where they'll remain till we drop them off on Earth.
Silence. Silasw glares at his second officer hard.
Silasw: Excuse me, Major??
Maxima: I said no. These orders are bullshit, and I won't carry them out.
Achaemenid: Lad, mutiny is a very serious charge you know.
Maxima: And what we've been ordered to do is a crime against humanity. We can't do this. We're not going to do this.
Sgt. Major Euodiachloris: Major, we'll be executed as traitors.
Sgt. Scriblerian: Sir, what's wrong with you? I mean, yeah, killing the gays is pretty drastic, but really, this is war. I mean you're the one who massacred a bunch of non-combatants to get promoted.
Maxima: No I fucking did NOT!!!
(Everyone in the ready room looks at Maxima as if he's insane. Completely undeterred, he continues) I can't explain this any better than I'm about to, but this is all wrong. There's been some alteration to the timeline. We're not supposed to be at war with the gays. I mean, shit, a lot of YOU ARE
gay or bi and you still serve in Christfleet. (Baffled expressions) And General Phelps isn't our leader. He leads a terrorist faction called the Westboro Alliance. We fought
him. We defeated
Nobody says anything while they turn over Maxima's crazy story.
Tentacles: Uh....Maxima, I think you should come down to sickbay for....
Maxima: No goddamnit! I'm not insane! THIS
is insane! We're taking orders from a lunatic and we're about to kill a bunch of innocent people who are coming to talk peace! (He points at Silasw) The very people you DIED to save!!
As soon as the words leave his mouth, Maxima is horrified to realize what he just said. Everyone else was already baffled by his rantings, but now they all lean forward listening with rapt attention.
Achaemenid: Say what?
Elfive: You're fucking insane.
Silasw: (says nothing and simply locks eyes with Maxima) Explain. (he says, calmly)
Maxima: (initially too afraid to speak, but finally forces out the story) Phelps and his thugs attacked an LGBTQ base in our sector. I gave the order to intervene.
Captain Wildcard: You
gave the order??
Maxima: In that timeline, I'm the commander of the Enterprise
. (to Silasw) You were my first officer. (A pause as that settles in) We fought them and thought the Judgment
damaged both our ships, we managed to stop them. But then Phelps, cowardly chickenshit that he is, set his ship to blow up. (Maxima starts to hesitate as the memory plays in his mind) You.....you manually realigned our mains so we could get warp speed.
Scriblerian: Bullshit! Nobody can withstand the radiation.
DG: The computer would need a command officer to override the lockouts.
Major Jhimmibob: I'd never allow that in my engine room!
Silasw: Shut up. Maxima?
Maxima: You aligned it manually. And because you did, both the Enterprise
and the Defiant
escaped. You saved over 300 lives and stopped a monster. (choking up) You were a hero.
Silasw: (very quietly) Ship....out of danger?
Maxima: (eyes widening) What? What'd you just say??
Silasw: (catching himself) I said nothing.
Maxima: You remember it? Don't you?? You saved the ship. You saved us all. You know I'm right. This is all wrong. We're Christians
! We HELP people; we don't terrorize them! And you fucking know it!
Achaemenid: Maxima, clearly you're suffering some sort of delusion...
Maxima: I'M NOT!!!
This is not how it's supposed to be.
Lt. Rmctagg: Let's say this....alternate timeline...that you alone can remember is true. You really expect us to simply defy the General and help our enemies???
Maxima: They're only our enemies because we're terrorizing them.
Achaemenid: Major Maxima you are relieved of duty. Report to sickbay for a full psychiatric evaluation. That's an order.
Maxima: Colonel, please....
Achaemenid: Captain Wildcard, please escort the major to sickbay.
The room falls silent as Wildcard looks confused for a moment, then get out of his seat and walks toward Maxima, hand suspiciously close to his phaser.
Maxima: Goddamn it, shuffling me off to sickbay won't change the truth. This is wrong and we can't do it.
Silasw: Captain, I believe you have your orders.
Reluctantly, Wildcard places a hand on Maxima's shoulder. Maxima is stunned by this, but finally gets up out his chair and heads out the room with Wildcard behind him. Before he walks out, he says one last thing....
Maxima: Colonel, I promise you. If we do this; if we continue this unjust war; if he massacre the gays' fleet; God will NEVER forgive us. Do whatever you want with me, but don't let this happen.
Wildcard ushers Maxima out the room as the doors close behind them.
edited 3rd May '13 8:06:24 AM by TheStarshipMaxima