Rakaj, stood slightly to the left of Commander Lockhart. "Forgive me
for saying so Commander, or whoever it is I am speaking too, but the
bottom line is one of you did hurt a crew member-Ensign Nottingham. I
understand you mean no harm and I am far from the last person who
should be lecturing a race about involuntarily taking over other
people or races, but I can't allow any of you to just leave the ship.
The Federation must be notified of this. And if Captain O'Connell were
actually talking to us at the moment she would say the same thing." He
glanced at the Captain before speaking again
"To quote another Vulcan `The needs of the many outweigh the needs of
the few.' There are many people on this ship Commander. Many people
whose duty it is to uphold the laws of the Federation and of
Starfleet. Their needs, to be safe, to do their duty, and to serve the
Federation, far outweigh your need to get home. If you would have
asked for help, more than likely you would have received it, but this
brazen act is not only selfish, insofar as your needs come before the
rest of the galaxy's but it can be considered an act of war." He
straightened then to use his imposing Cardassian bearing to the full.
"I am not suggesting we will declare war on your race." He sat back
and thought for a few minutes. "I am not the highest ranking officer
on this ship, for that I defer to Doctor Belaran, but I am the one
assigned to secure the ship and mete out punishments. I will not
object to the rest of you disembarking at this planet, if only to
assure the safety of the senior staff. However, whatever is doing
whatever it is to Ensign Nottingham, they will come back with us, and
be punished under the Federation law."
He hoped that he hadn't overstepped his bounds, but he couldn't allow
the entity to leave the ship.
Enaign Rakaj Ekor
Chief Security Officer
Played by Jeff