Welcome to Unofficial Literary Challenge #46: "Dominion Deliberations"!
Prompt 1: "Dominion Delegation" by @worffan101
You and your crew have been chosen to escort a Dominion diplomatic team through the wormhole and back to Dominion space while bringing your side's own diplomats with you to further negotiations. Write a log entry about your experiences.
Prompt 2: "For the Dominion!" by @damzelltrill
With the release of VIL, do a story where you are assisting the Dominion in a mission, or are a member of the Dominion. Doesn't have to be a Jem'Hadar, ould be a Vorta POV.
Prompt 3: "Golden Age" by @proteusrex
It is a Golden Age. The Dominion War united the quadrant. The Federation and their Romulan and Klingon allies are in a lasting peace. The Undine defeated the Borg and brought Voyager
home, ushering in a new era of exploration deep in the Delta Quadrant. Romulus is intact and the Iconains never resurfaced. Peace has settled in on the Galaxy in a way that has never been seen before.
Your Captain wakes up in a world without conflict and crisis. Your ship is on the frontier, on an exciting mission of exploration and discovery. Your crew, family and friends are happy and healthy. Life is good. As your Captain settles down for a morning coffee, there is a flash in your Captain's ready room. A mysterious person stands before you claiming to be a time traveler. They explain that everything is wrong. The Golden Age you stand in now was the result of a terrible mistake meant to end the Iconian War. (I.e. destruction of Earth; the extinction of the Tellarites; the death of a teenage James T. Kirk; the plague that ravaged Qo'noS; the Tholian erasure from existence.) Regardless of how good things are, it can't be left like this and history needs your help. After all, the catastrophe that caused this was your fault (in the other timeline).
What happens when someone tells you that your timeline is the wrong one? What happens when they tell you that you caused an unspeakable act that lead to an unprecedented peace? What happened that created this golden age? Will your Captain help restore the proper timeline? or was the cost worth it for this Golden Utopia?
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"Two ways to view the world, so similar at times / Two ways to rule the world, to justify their crimes / By Kings and Queens young men are sent to die in war / Their propaganda speaks those words been heard before"
— Sabaton, "A Lifetime of War"
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