|Original post date:||2004|
|Next episode:||"The Timeship"|
On stardate 47796.9, Commander Sith of Starbase 01 is called upon to join the shadow group Section 31. But after joining, the Commander begins to understand its true darkness - and before he knows it, he starts pining for a way out.
- The writing was originally a fan fiction competition submission at the Helix BBS.
- This fan fiction serves as a sequel to TNG: "The Wounded".
- Enabran Tain and Sloan make an appearance, before their deaths on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, as does the USS Valiant before its official deployment two years later.
- Events in this story also connect to mentions in "Mirrorlyness!" and "Secret Occurrences".
- The fan fiction also serves as a prequel to Star Trek: Phoenix-X. Commander Sith is the same character seen in Star Trek: Immortal Coil.