Portar, the Benzite scientist, emerged from the turbo lift. He quickly walked around the bridge looking over the shoulders of the on duty crewmen as he evaluated each of their efforts. He passed in front of Captain Dorra d’Hexplora before taking a seat beside her. He leaned towards her and said, “The experiment is ready. It’s time to begin, Captain. May we proceed?”
Fraps and Yarbo were back on the bridge. The DaVinci had taken a defensive position just outside the wormhole. “Is the silithium enhanced tricobalt device ready for launch?” Fraps asked. Feran responded with an affirmative. They had nothing else to do but wait for the Captain’s shuttle to exit the wormhole.
When the wormhole opened, Fraps waited for the flyer to exit, before he gave the command to fire the tricobalt device. The torpedo sped away from the DaVinci and entered the wormhole. The device traveled through the anomaly, until its onboard sensor package detected the pursuing fighter craft, when it detonated, spreading silithium throughout the wormhole and disrupting its stability. The shockwave from the explosion destroyed the prowlers, and forced the wormhole to collapse in upon itself, sealing it once and for all.
The flyer had docked with the DaVinci before the wormhole entered its final death throes. From the bridge, Fraps let out a cheer, before ordering the ship to jump to warp to avoid getting hit by the severe wave front of the wormhole’s demise. As the stars streaked past them, he collapsed into the Captain’s chair in relief. Dorra stepped off the turbolift moments later and relieved Fraps, who decided to take the rest of the afternoon off – they all had earned it. Dorra was just glad to be back home.
As she took her seat, she considered what her report to Starfleet. Portar’s experiment had been successful, but it had cost the lives of countless people and nearly endangered the entire Alpha Quadrant by introducing it to an aggressive humanoid species with the ironic title of Peacekeeper. They were a fighting force, and every aspect of their society seemed to have been built around their military power. Dorra decided that the best thing to do with the technology was not to use it, because of the potential for disaster that she had narrowly managed to avoid.