Star Trek: Genesis
on the tv series "Star Trek" created by Gene Roddenberry
is a created fan fiction series by Jeff Walker
In the late 24th
decades after the legacy of the USS Enterprise 1701 - E, Deep Space
Nine and USS Voyager.
wars that plagued the Federation have now calmed to a lull and can
once again move forward into a peaceful era. With Starfleet building
new ships and continuing their original mandate to explore the
galaxy, they once again boldly go where no one has gone before.
are the bold new adventures of a young group of cadet friends who've
graduated to the rank of Ensigns, sharing their lives, adventures and
hopes as they voyage together on a brand new ship. The U.S.S.
Genesis is a new Foundation Class vessel that carries a crew of over
1000…they are the young men and women officers to travel beyond the
BEYOND THE STARSChapter
Log: Stardate 67468.79
What a rush it has been these few days. Having
graduated from Starfleet Academy and assigned my first posting on the
U.S.S. Genesis, I feel as if I need time to catch my breath from it
all. It seems like only yesterday I was rushing to finish my
midterms and trying to pilot a shuttle in a simulator, now I've
been trusted into a brand new adventure and put on an untested ship
with an equally untested crew. I hope that I can climb the ladder
and reach my goal to become captain. A dream I've been waiting for
all my life to come true, I'll do what it takes to make it to the
top; with a bit of faith and just pure luck…I'll be commanding a
Starship in no time. Maybe someday I'll be the one in command of
this ship, Enterprise would be nice, but as a wise man once said, 'a
ship is a ship'.
the Earth, in stationary positions, a group of dry docks holding
several large ships are flooded with activity as smaller vessels and
construction drones hover about the massive structures. Inside the
middle dry dock, the largest one the group, a black female officer
sits in front of a computer with various controls displayed on a
graphical interface. A low sounding hum climbs steadily as it rises
in pitch, a bright light appears in the small room colored gray and
maroon, the adult female officer navigates the controls to the
Transporter as she guides the beam in and stabilizes the form. The
bright light appearing on the round, faint-blue Transporter Pad now
takes shape in a human form. As the humming begins to die down and
the light dwindles, a young Caucasian male stands on the pad with a
smile and a large green duffle bag slung around his back. The young
man, not looking more then eighteen in appearance, has rich dark
brown hair, brown eyes and the look of someone just waiting to begin
a new life.
there!" The youth said cheerfully.
to Station Port 5, Ensign. Please step down off the pad and head out
to your pod designation." The woman announced in a bored fashion.
5?" He said looking puzzled. "Wait, you mean I'm not on the
ship? I thought I was beaming directly there?"
woman gave a brief sigh and pointed to the door as she raised her
eyebrow at him.
this isn't Genesis. The Transporters on the vessel are down at the
The young man simply nodded. "So where do I go from here?"
R. Kirk." He smiled and winked.
woman was not impressed by his flirtative nature and rolled her eyes.
what shift unit do you belong too?"
shift." Kirk replied.
woman gives a sigh and taps her console to locate the information.
shift, beta shift…" The woman sighed as she tapped her console to
locate the information. "Your shuttle pod is two-one-one. Exit to
your right and then walk straight down, the signs overhead will tell
you the location of your pod. Please exit the room and make way for
the others please."
young man nodded gleefully and watched her emotionless expression as
he took note that she wasn't welcoming him with more enthusiasm.
Naturally, who would be? She's just an officer doing her duty that
she's probably done a million times before and has been performing
all day long. The well-groomed boy stepped down as she instructed
and headed out the sliding doors that opened for him along the drab
looking walls. As he walked through, the sound of the crowded
terminal hit him; the whole place was full of new recruits and
officers trying to locate their pods. The young man lifted the heavy
sack against his back and made his way through the crowd like a lost
tourist. His eyes darted around the large room that had windows
everywhere he looked; the carpet was blue and grey with the
occasional symbol of the Federation of Planets emblem printed on it.
He took notice of how young the various races of men and women were
as he strolled through the large deck, it seems that this crew was
going to be just as inexperienced as he is as they head out into
space. Like any young man would, he soon caught his eyes on a pair
of very beautiful women, he noticed them giggling and peering over in
his direction and in return he gave them a quick wink and a smile as
he kept his eyes focused on them.
two women where human, whether from Earth or some other humanoid
planet, the young man didn't care. They were stunning in his eyes,
both blonde haired and had a uniform that seemed to fit in all the
right places. Grinning like an idiot, he turned around and kept
walking backwards so not to miss them staring back. But as he kept
grinning and looking at them, he suddenly ran into someone standing
in his way and fell to the floor face down. The women laughed at his
misfortune and walked away as they gave him a second glance. The
young man shook his head from the impact and stared up to see an
older Caucasian human ranking officer hovering over him. He
immediately recognized the pips on the man's collar to be that of a
Commander, the middle aged man with graying black hair folded his
arms together and glared at him with contempt.
up, Ensign!" The man howled at him.
sir!" He quickly replied as he came to attention. "Sorry Sir, I
didn't mean to…"
should be focusing on looking for your shuttle location rather then
worrying about your libido. Where are you supposed to be, Ensign?"
The man grumbled.
for the bridge crew sir. I'm supposed to find Pod two-one-one, Beta
Shift, eh?" The man said as he calmed down. The sight of the young
man shivering in his boots from his deep commanding howl seemed to
make him chuckle as he quickly remembered the time when he was a hot
headed young cadet like this one.
sir!" The young man replied nervously. "Jason Kirk."
Ensign Kirk…" The man snickered. "I suggest you look up at the
signs a bit more, that way you'll see that this side is clearly
Delta Shift. Your group is down over there to the right."
terrified young man looked beyond the officer and saw the location he
was gesturing too.
you sir." He nodded quickly.
not to run into anymore senior officers or else you'll find
yourself assigned to another ship team. Got that?"
– yes, sir." Kirk saluted with hesitation. "It won't happen
on then Ensign." The man saluted back and pats him on the shoulder.
Giving a smirk and a slight giggle under his breath, the officer
walked by him and allowed the boy to continue on.
the gruff older officer left him standing there, the ensign let out
an exhale of relief; he thought for sure he had screwed up and was
about to be booted back to Starfleet headquarters. With that
unpleasant matter out of the way, he picked up his green duffle bag
again and walked with a calmer pace to the area the officer pointed
too. Each section of the whole port had shuttle pod designations and
color schemes for each level of command. Holographic signs floated
overhead of each area to tell the young recruits of what section of
command the pods were going too. A computerized male voice was
randomly playing over the speakers as it was giving information about
the time of departure for each section. Kirk dropped his bag on the
floor and gave a sigh as he stood in the right area he was supposed
to be in. Looking at the crew he was going to be traveling with, he
tried to see if anyone there was worth talking too or even a ranking
officer to report too.
voice rang out over the noisy crowd. It was familiar to him, a male
voice that he had heard numerous times and instantly smiled when he
heard him calling. Looking over his shoulder, he saw a short Ferengi
running up to him in a blue and grey uniform and smiling just as much
as he was.
well, well. Hello there Ensign Narwk, good to see you again bud!"
too Jason." The boy grinned.
two shook hands and quickly gave each other a quick heartfelt
the hell are you doing here guy?" Jason laughed and smiled at his
doesn't the uniform say it?" The sharp-toothed alien giggled.
"I've been placed in the medical team on the Genesis, so it looks
like the two of us are going to be stationed together."
Just like ol' times bud – you, me and – hey? Did anyone else
from our cadet group make it here?"
looked." Narwk said shaking his head negatively. "Paltar, Davis
and Karen were all assigned elsewhere. Paltar is on Deep Space Nine,
Davis went to the research base on Nimbus II and can you guess where
crap no!" Jason replied, as he knew what was coming next.
right…" Narwk laughed. "She got posted on the Enterprise."
The young man said as he kicked his own duffle bag lying there. "See,
if I had just sucked up to old Admiral Riker a bit more at the
graduation I'd be right there on that ship."
ya snooze ya loose. Like it states in rule seventy-seventh of
better to swallow your pride than to lose your profit."
Narwk stated with pride.
going to find that book of yours, rip out that page and then make you
each other a long stare with a silent moment, the two then break into
laughter as they enjoy the humor of the friendly ribbing, and began
to talk to one another about their days in the academy they endured.
at them over there. You'd think were just going out for a training
young Asian-Bajoran Ensign shook her head as she watched Kirk and
Narwk grow louder in their conversation. Looking over at her Vulcan
friend, a female Vulcan junior officer, she pointed to them and gave
a sigh of disapproval.
tell ya T'nal, I'm not impressed with this bunch of misfits."
they are not taking this mission seriously." The Vulcan woman
stated raising her eyebrow. "It is highly doubtful they will be
prepared for the realities of serving aboard a starship."
wonder if those two will be the first to go during our voyage." The
young Bajoran Ensign smirks. "Wouldn't that be tragic for them."
need to see these two perish is highly illogical, Ensign Lorna. But,
are you suggesting that they will not survive this mission?" T'nal
said with concern.
no – I don't mean they'll die or anything." Lorna snickered,
"I just mean that the commanding officers will start to weed out
the ones that won't make the cut. The ones that are nothing but
trouble and not serious about their duties. I can see those two
being the first ones booted off the ship."
Vulcan female again raised her eyebrow and gave a simple glance back
at Kirk and Narwk still laughing it up.
doubtful Ensign. I've read of others with such reckless behavior
usually tend to be the ones who go on and eventually become Starfleet
Lorna scoffed. "Are you insane?"
believe my mental factor is quite reasonable, Ensign." T'nal
stated, "In fact if you study the Academy database you will find
over two hundred and thirty two such cases on this matter."
Bajoran woman looked over at the young men and lowered her eyes at
loose my chance at being Captain…to the likes of them? Oh, no. Not
this ship – not this woman!"
Vulcan officer looked at her friend with surprise as she began to
are you going?" T'nal inquired.
keep an eye on my stuff." Lorna growled. "I'm going to put an
end to those statistics!"
few feet away from those gathering at the shuttle pod terminal, a
turbo lift signaled as it arrived to those waiting for it. A faint
'ping' sound occurred as doors slide open and a lone young
Caucasian male walked out clutching a heavy blue duffle bag. A
skinny youth, with a blue/gray uniform that all medical and
scientific officers wore, carefully walked through the large shuttle
pod area nervously. He wandered past the clans of young lower and
mid-ranking officers as he made his way over to his selected
location. He had a short crop of black hair; his eyes were deep blue
and had a handsome completion. Like a timid rabbit in a den of
wolves, he gazed quickly at the people passing around him without
turning his head. His body language gave off the impression that he
was not one for crowds and that he was feeling overwhelmed. Suddenly
the boy flinched and rubbed his head as if something had struck him.
A high-ranking Lieutenant Andorian male noticed the boy suffering and
walked over to him.
you alright?" The man asked.
– I – I'm fine, Sir." The young man gulped as he answered.
"Could you direct me too – uh – the – the science team area?"
course. Just down to the other end there and then to the right."
The man pointed as he kept his eye on the frazzled Ensign.
you." The boy nodded as he started to walk past.
you sure you're ok? You don't look so well." The Andorian
fine." The boy muttered back at him.
quickly darted down the path the Andorian told him and finally
located his group he was suppose to meet with. The boy plopped down
on the ground and began breathing heavily; he kept shaking his head
constantly as if he was trying to drum out the noise of the room.
Each time someone spoke or laughed, the young man winced in pain. As
his breathing became deeper and more heavy, the voices grew louder
and louder to him. The room seemed to warp around and became a blur
of non-stop chatter. Covering his ears, he ducked his head between
his legs and began motioning back and forth while grinding his teeth.
A voice spoke to him through the thick of the hellish buzz. It seemed
strange to him that he could hear it so clearly. Once again it broke
through the sea of chaos and caused him to focus on it. "Listen to
my voice and let nothing else through."
young man snapped out of his stupor and looked up to see a male
Vulcan staring down at him. The man appeared to be in his
mid-forties, but Vulcans tend to age differently then most humanoids,
he could have been older then that for all he knew. It was then he
realized that this was no mere officer, but a starship captain. The
Vulcan noticed the boy was having trouble keeping focus and could
sense this was no ordinary human crewmember.
you alright?" The Vulcan asked with his right eyebrow poised up.
boy was in tears as he stared at him; giving his face a wipe and
standing to his feet slowly, the young man tried to keep calm.
sir. I'm – I'm having some difficulty."
Vulcan Captain took hold of the boy's face and looked into his
would say that you are. You're Betazain, aren't you?" He
stated. "What's your name?"
yes." The Captain nodded. "You are Admiral Liam's son. Ensign
Markus Liam, if memory serves. I think you should go aboard right
away and report to the Medic. The ship's doctor is busy overseeing
his medical staff and waiting for the next group to arrive. A
temporary medic will suffice until the doctor can attend to you're
special requirements. Take shuttle pod two-one-one, it is leaving
you, sir. But I – I can manage." Liam said firmly.
The Vulcan stated raising his brow again. "Nevertheless, I insist
that you proceed to the ship and seek attention. Your father has
already informed me of your condition and judging from your current
state, I would say you are in no position to stay here and remain
flooded with the minds of everyone here."
don't know if that's necessary, sir." The Ensign sighed. "I
really am feeling a bit better."
let this moment of clarity fool you, Ensign Liam. I helped to shield
your thoughts for the time being, but you need proper treatment if
you are to work aboard this ship. Logic dictates that you should get
this resolved before we begin our long journey together, Ensign. Walk
with me, I will show you the way."
Sir." Markus nodded reluctantly.
up his blue duffle bag, Liam and the Vulcan Captain walked to the
shuttle pod together. Others take note of the boy getting special
treatment and a group of young officers in dark yellow and gray
uniforms snicker at the sight. Many giving glib comments about the
young man being a 'suck up' or 'Captain's pet'.
week? What do you mean I'll only last a week?"
yelled at the brash Bajoran woman, he stood there amazed that she
would even say such a thing to him and placed his hands on his hips
what I said, a week. One week and your done." Lorna smiled.
"Captain T'vok is rumored to be a very stern and hard judge of
character. The last time he commanded a vessel, a total of fifteen
Ensigns and junior officers were replaced or transferred to some dead
end star base."
"Is that true?" Narwk leaned
in with a questionable gaze. "Or are you just pulling our Lobes?"
Lorna tells no tales gentlemen." She said with a raised right hand
as if she was giving a scouts honor. "Those that are reckless and
headstrong will be gone in a week."
guess I'll see you on the shuttle home then too?" Kirk laughed.
smile soon curled down and gave him a glare of disapproval. Jason
continued to giggle and shook his head as he reached down to grab his
green duffle bag. As he stood up slinging it over his shoulder, he
gave the woman a quick pat on the shoulder and smiled.
Sarah, I see what you're trying to do. You think I'm a threat to
you. That's understandable, slightly on the jealous side, but cute
threat?" She quickly squawked. "Trust me Ensign, you are no
threat to me."
of course." Jason snickered. "My mistake. I just figured that you
were intimidated by me once I pass you up in the ranks."
my – aren't we full ourselves?" The woman smirked as she
squinted her pale green eyes. "If I didn't know any better I'd
think you are challenging me."
I am." Kirk said coming close to her face. "Think you can handle
the pressure, lil' girl?"
can handle anything. So you wanna do this, huh? You and me – a race
to be captain."
looked at Jason and leaned over to whisper to him.
a bit nuts isn't she? Who does this female think she is?" Taking
a moment to think for a second, the Ferengi tapped his upper lip and
whispered back at him again. "Ten strips of gold pressed latinium
says she doesn't make it."
chuckled at his friend's comment and rolled his tongue inside his
cheek while thinking about the situation. The woman was dead serious
about her challenge and the fact that her ambition was as large as
his made it even more delightful to accept.
don't see why not? You're on." He replied as he shook her hand
firmly. "May the best – man
continued to shake his hand and gave a laugh at his remark.
best – woman
– will have you eating those words."
rolled his eyes and gave a slight sigh as he watched the two still
shaking hands tightly and staring at one another with intensity.
– they're all nuts."