As Captain Garth brought the U.S.S. Heisenberg
out of warp and prepared to enter standard orbit around Axanar, the ship's helmsman shouted, "There's a Romulan vessel in orbit around the planet!"
On the bridge viewscreen, the winged shape of a Romulan vessel, a raptor hovering over its prey, was now clearly visible against the pale blue orb of Axanar.
Garth stood up from his command chair and said calmly, "Prepare to retreat. Go to maximum warp."
"Retreat?" his first officer asked, watching Garth with a look of apprehension in his dark, almond-shaped eyes.
"Yes, retreat. At once!" There was no...