CHAPTER ONE2364History is the intellectual form in which a culture decides for itself the meaning of its past.
-- JOHAN HUIZINGA
None of the Vulcan, Romulan, human, Cardassian, and Klingon diplomats assembled had notified their governments officially of this meeting in the center of the Romulan Neutral Zone. Easier by far, thought Ambassador Spock, to get forgiveness than permission. Humans might have invented that saying, but its applications were universal.
The only problem was that Spock was not totally certain that forgiveness, in this case, would be all that easy to attain. Not for this...