maxwell burke

Minor Characters, part 4

“We examined the remains and discovered it could be converted to enhance our propulsion systems. It was already dead. What would you have done? We travelled over ten thousand light years in less than two weeks. We’d found our salvation. How could we ignore it? …It’s easy to cling to principles when you’re standing on a vessel with its bulkheads intact, manned by a crew that’s not starving.”

Belay that order. Raise shields… I’m taking command. Anyone who isn’t with me, speak up now.”

“When the Captain ordered me to modify the warp core, I concentrated on the work. I tried not to think about how it was going to be used.”

“No way in hell.”