(Delta Shuttle, 2 hours into their journey - Crawford and Kolarna were both standing over K'larrg who was asleep but moving and shouting out, they both tried to hold him down with little luck.)
Kolarna: "He is having a disturbed sub-conscious experience?"
Crawford: "Surely one hell of a bad dream, he shouldn't be this hard to wake though, Klingon's are by their nature, light sleepers." (Finally pushing him onto his back and pinning his arms down Crawford slaps K'larrg with the back of his hand, which has little effect. Kolarna stood up and picked up a glass of water that Smith had left, she threw it over K'larrg's face and roused him, rubbing a hand down his face to remove the water he slowly broke out of his dream. As he focused he was ready to punch whoever threw the water over him, he saw Crawford first and was ready to wind him, but after seeing it was Kolarna who held the glass he clenched his fist and punched the floor instead.)
K'larrg: "By the sword of Kahless, there had better be a good reason to wake me."
Crawford: "You were crying out and flailing like a wounded wilderbeast, we tried to wake you by normal means, it wasn't working. Was about to call Jones from the aft compartment to help pin you down."
K'larrg: (K'larrg rubbed his jaw) "Did I hit my face against something? Or was that one of your normal means?"
Crawford: "Erm, well, you were moving quite violently, was difficult to do anything with much precision."
K'larrg: "Indeed doctor. Like I said before, there had better be a good reason for waking me."
Crawford: "There is sir, we have some bad moves." (Straightening K'larrg became more alert, sensing a seriousness to his tone.)
Kolarna: "Oh Captain K'larrg, it's those abominable parallel Borg. We've detected them." (K'larrg stood and went over to the main console. Sure enough he could see a Borg signature in the next system.)
K'larrg: "They're near a Federation starship."
Crawford: "Yes sir, it's the Gorkon, the old Gorkon. We're not reading any power from them."
Kolarna: "They must have been killed. I'm so sorry."
K'larrg: "That does not seem right, the Borg assimilate, they don't destroy, they would assimilate the Gorkon. I believe something else is going on here. And I believe it has something to do with my dream."
Crawford: "Dream? You been sneaking drafts of Blood wine when we weren't looking?"
K'larrg: "Be silent and listen! Q visited me in a dream I had of a previous Borg encounter. He was explaining a catastrophe that has befallen the Q as a result of what Zardoz is doing, he was telling me how we can save them and restore the timeline just when you woke me."
Crawford: "What? That sounds crazy... sir. Hardly Q's style."
K'larrg: "He claims to have only limited powers in the universe since this has happened. He is not known to be a liar, I have no reason to doubt his word." (Crawford snorted with disdain.)
Kolarna: "Forgive, but what is a Q?"
Crawford: "An all powerful being, apparently, omnipotent and all seeing, though they've had their share of vulnerable moments where us lower beings have had to intervene, they also have a strange obsession with humanity... they're tricksters in my opinion, who try to impress and instill fear with cheap parlour tricks."
K'larrg: "Think of them what you will doctor, but helping him is in line with our current plan and he says he may be able to help us. Set a course for the Gorkon, and pray we get there in time to help in anyway possible."
Crawford: "Sadly I don't think there'll be anyone to help."
K'larrg: "Until I know that for certain Doctor I won't hear such words."
*Old Gorkon - Jed sat glassy eyed at the main engineering console, Kusto and the other security officers are stood behind him wide eyed with their hands on their heads, behind them are several Gorkon security officers with phasers trained on them all. Jed had a darkened patch on the back of his uniform where he'd been shot after refusing to step away from the console, not that it had stopped him.)
Gorkon officer: "Move away from the console, or I will shoot again! I will set this weapon to kill if you force me too." (His voice was hard but there was an uncertain edge to it, partly because he didn't know if the weapon would be any more effective second time round and partly because he didn't know if Jed Sr would forgive him for killing his son.)
Jed: (Jed's eyes regained focus and he turned slowly putting his hands up.) "I... I don't know what I was doing."
Gorkon officer: "Clearly more sabotage, you already disabled our ship, just as the Borg dropped out of warp, you've sentenced us all to death... or something worse then that."
Kusto: "We had no idea the Borg were here until our plan was already in action. Our hand had been forced. Commodore Zardoz left us no choice. We're all on the same side here, we should all leave together."
Gorkon officer: "Quiet, this is clearly all lies, you are the traitors!"
Zardoz: "Stay calm gentleman, security, dismissed." (The officers looked uncertain for a moment, concerned Zardoz would be in danger, he had a phaser in his holster however and the others had been disarmed. With reluctance they left but lingered close by just in case.)
Jed Jr: "I don't know what happened. I was trying to reverse the effects of the shutdown when I felt... possessed... for want of a better word, I could see what was happening but had no control of my body." (Kusto looked at Jed with concern, he had no idea what had just happened but hoped that Jed wasn't bluffing, as it would be a poor lie to try. Looking at Zardoz though he didn't see mistrust but concern as well.)
Zardoz: "I believe you Jed, I can feel... a presence near us that I haven't felt for a long time, and not one that El Aurians ever like to feel. Whatever you did though has created a strange sort of damping field around the ship that the Borg can't seem to penetrate... for now."
Jed Jr: "That's good I guess, I'm afraid I don't know how I did it."
Zardoz: "My teams are looking at it as we speak. For now I think it's wise we put our differences aside and try to solve our new mutual problem, yes?" Jed, Kusto and the others looked at each and nodded._ "Right, please come with me to the observation lounge."