“Stay alert everyone.” Spalding ordered. “We could be attacked at any moment.”
Spalding was right. Before they knew it two Jem’Hadar ships were upon them, attacking them with everything they had. The Pinafore was the first to take a hit, but they were able to carry on. Then the Ganges, piloted by Dax, O’Brien and Odo took a hit. O’Brien was able to get off a phaser blast at the Jem’Hadar ship, damaging it’s engines. Another blast soon saw it blown into a thousand pieces.
“Chief, are you alright?” Spalding shouted into his communicator.
“My port nacelle sustained a hit. I don’t know if we’ll be any more good in this fight!”
There was another blast as Kira took care of the other Jem’Hadar ship.
“Very well.” said Spalding. “We’ve located Commander Sisko’s runabout. You rendezvous with that. We’ll try and hold them off as long as we can!”
The Ganges then broke off from the formation and headed in the direction of Sisko’s runabout.
On board Nog was getting impatient.
“How about flying this thing at warp now?”
“Are you kidding?” said Jake. “I’m having enough trouble flying this thing at standard orbit speed!”
Then a broad smile appeared on his face as his communicator sounded.
“Ganges to Sisko!”
The celebrations began. They had finally been rescued.
“Chief! It’s me! Jake Sisko! Am I glad you’re here!”
“It’s alright Jake! I’ll beam over!”
Handing the controls to Dax and Odo O’Brien beamed over where he was greeted by a grateful Jake. O’Brien then set about trying to repair the damage that had been done. Shortly afterwards he contacted the Pinafore.
“All the weapons are down Captain. This thing won’t be much good in a fight. I’m going on ahead to look for Commander Sisko and Quark.”
“Understood Chief. We’ll hold them off as long as possible.”
And as O’Brien steered the runabout in the direction of the planet three more Jem’Hadar warships appeared in the distance.