Joshua Gizelt (swashbuckler332) wrote,
Joshua Gizelt
swashbuckler332

Just 'cause I feel like it...

You can all thank lehah and mortimusmonk for this one:



UHURA

Admiral... The commander of the Reliant is signaling. He wishes to discuss terms of our surrender.
Kirk looks around the battered bridge.
KIRK

Visual on screen.

UHURA

Admiral...

KIRK

Do it, while we still have time.

UHURA

On screen, sir.

All eyes go to the SCREEN. After momentary static, Khan's face appears, smiling.
KIRK
(dumbfounded)

Khan!

KHAN

You still remember, Admiral. I cannot help but be touched. I, of course, remember you.

KIRK

What is the meaning of this attack? Where is the crew of the Reliant?

KHAN

Surely I have made my meaning plain. I mean to avenge myself upon you, Admiral. I've deprived your ship of power and when I swing around I mean to deprive you of your life, but I wanted you to know first who it was who had beaten you!

KIRK

Khan - if it's me you want, I'll have myself beamed aboard. Spare my crew.

KHAN

I make you a counter-proposal. I'll agree to your terms, if... if... in addition to yourself, you hand over to me all data and material regarding the project called Genesis.

KIRK

Genesis, what's that?

KHAN

Don't insult my intelligence, Kirk.

KIRK

Give me some time to recall the data on our computers.

KHAN

I give you sixty seconds, Admiral.
Kirk turns from the screen.
KIRK

Clear the bridge.

SPOCK

Well, at least we know he doesn't have Genesis.

KIRK

Just keep nodding as though I'm still giving orders. Mister Saavik, punch up the data charts of Reliant's command console.

SAAVIK

Reliant's command...?

KIRK

Hurry!

KHAN

Forty-five seconds!

SPOCK

The prefix code?

KIRK

It's all we've got.

SAAVIK

The chart's up, sir.

KHAN

Admiral!

KIRK
(to Khan)

We're finding it.

KHAN

Admiral!!

KIRK

Please, please - you've got to give us time - The... the bridge is smashed, the computers inoperative...

KHAN

Time is a luxury you don't have, Admiral.

KIRK
(to himself, looking at his spectacles)

Damn.

KHAN

Admiral?

KIRK

It's coming through now, Khan.

SPOCK

Reliant's prefix number is one-six-three-zero-nine.

SAAVIK

I don't understand.
Kirk puts on his spectacles.
KIRK

You have got to learn why things work on a Starship.

SPOCK

Each ship has its own combination code...

KIRK

... to prevent an enemy to do what we're attempting; using our console to order Reliant to lower her shields...

SPOCK

Assuming he hasn't changed the combination. He's quite intelligent...

KHAN

Fifteen seconds.

KIRK

Khan, how do we know you'll keep your word?

KHAN

Oh, I have given you no word to keep, Admiral. In my judgement, you simply have no alternative.

KIRK

I see your point. Stand by to receive our transmission.
He turns from the screen again.
KIRK
(quietly)

Mister Sulu, lock the phasers on target and await my command...

SULU
(quietly)

Phasers locked...

KHAN

Time's up, Admiral.

KIRK

Here it comes. Now, Mister Spock.
Spock enters the prefix code.

INT: RELIANT BRIDGE
JOACHIM
(alarmed)

Sir - our shields are dropping!

KHAN

Raise them!
Joachim punches frantically at the buttons at the security console.
JOACHIM

I can't!

KHAN

Where's the override?? The override!!
INT: ENTERPRISE BRIDGE
KIRK

FIRE!
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