This is a story in which I wanted to start later however I will beta it here. It's written with a lot of imput by Major D. Here is is considered co-author. I thought of this only after I saw Col Crackpot's story and as I said n the other thread I asked permission first before I proceeded with this. I am also glad I waited because this has given Kela the incentive to work on his own story, which is a good thing becasue his is interesting. There are others doing a similar theme but have not continued theirs. There will be changes and modifications and I will let you know. Please let me know what you think. Kela-keep going Col. Crackpot-keep going, but faster. Two things: I have been proud of two comments since I have been writing. The first is that I was accused of sterotyping Ben Sisko. That was a great comment and proves that certain people truly haven't a clue. The second was that I was a trekie racist against the honorable Klingons. To that I have answered [summation here]-yes, I am because I've seen their history and the canon. Many of them are lowlife -but then so are many of the humans etc. I freely admit my guilt. and to them, you may not like this story at all ;7 Now disclaimers: Title: A THIN VENEER version 1.0 Author: Albert Green Jr. and Major Diarrhia Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com Rating: PG- 13 Summary: Captain James T. Kirk Chancellor Gorkon rescues a group of Human refugees from the far side of the galaxy. That simple act of kindness will be the spark a war that ranges across the galaxy and reveal the thinness of the veil that separates civilization from barbarianism. NOTICE: THIS STORY MAY BE DISTRIBUTED FREE OF CHARGE BUT MUST NOT BE SOLD OR EXCHANGED FOR FINANCIAL RETURN IN ANY FORM. ---------------------COPYRIGHT/DISCLAIMER NOTICE----------- The full disclaimer will be located at the end of this story. However be it known that I own nothing and expect to get nothing because the rights are owned by others. Only certain characters and technologies are mine and these are the creation of the author who is solely responsible for them as such. Neither Studio is responsible for the content of this story. THIS STATEMENT MUST ACCOMPANY THE STORY 'A THIN VENEER’ IF DISTRIBUTED. THIS STORY IS FREE OF CHARGE AND MAY NOT BE SOLD OR EXCHANGED FOR FINANCIAL RETURN IN ANY FORM. THIS DEDICATION MUST ACCOMPANY ANY DISTRUBUTION OF THIS STORY. Dedication: First of all, to my wife who allowed me to keep hiding in our basement and write in relative peace, even though punishment will come later. I keep saying that and it still applies. To Neil Gartner, Charles Caruthers, SG07, and Charles Nelson whose writing has continued to inspire me-THANK YOU. Albert Green Jr. G3607273@uic.edu or firstname.lastname@example.org A quick note: This story started when I read Col Crackpot’s story idea some months ago. Intrigued, I asked him if I could do my own take. He agreed, and I and MD went for it. For CC, thanks and I promise to make mine different. There will be a lot of changes as we continue and I will let you know as we do them. And yes, I’m still on vacation from ‘UOC’ and ‘V’ger’ until September. AND NO THIS IS NOT RELATED TO THEM-I PROMISE, PROMISE, PROMISE, THIS TIME EVEN IF YOU SEE SOME ‘IN-JOKES’ FROM TIME TO TIME. THE PHYSICS REMAIN THE SAME BY THE WAY.