As the tug ship Sprite led the damaged saucer section of the USS Guadalajara out of the debris field, her pilot, Master Chief Petty Officer Daphne Cobb thought about the poor souls that had died aboard her. Wolf 359 has been a tragic battle and after three years, Starfleet was still picking up the pieces.
"Are you sure about this, Doctor?," she asked the man in the passenger seat to her left. "I know you've got engineers aboard the Guadalajara, breaking her equipment down and taking care of the dead but what are you gonna do with this wreck? She's beyond repair."
"Repair? No. She will be part of something bigger, Master Chief. Something splendid."
"What? A new colony dome? A piece in some museum?"
Doctor Simon Marino smiled as he looked up from his PADD at her. On his PADD was the schematics for a starship design. "No, Master Chief, the Guadalajara will live on as something better. She will be our... Our LEGACY!!!!"
ART BY: Simon Marino, as inspired by Andrew Probert
FAN FICTION BY: Jack Elmlinger
As the USS Lusitania approached her from the starboard stern, Captain Jack Elmlinger rose from his command chair in astonishment. He had read the Starfleet reports about the new Lakota-class heavy destroyers and he was a little jealous of her. His Excelsior-class heavy cruiser was old but she was still quite capable of meeting any challenge.
"Hail her," he said, turning toward his tactical Officer, a Tandaran named Taavr.
"Opening hailing frequency."
"This is Captain Jack Elmlinger of the USS Lusitania. We've been ordered by Starfleet Command to rendezvous with you here at Tessakar IX. Please state your intentions."
The starscape changed and a Benzite woman appeared. "Jack, you old pirate," she said with a smile," I see you're still commanding that old crate."
"Old? She has history and substance. How many new gadgets do you have now for making your morning raktajino, Captain Renza?"
"Six and I believe Doctor Simon Marino has four more in mind."
Jack chuckled. "So, what hoops are you putting us through, old friend?"
"Live-action war games." Us versus you and the Legacy when she arrives."