The lights were dim and the corridors were quiet as the two conspirators approached the weapons locker. Kim entered the clearance code, and the door slid open.
“Lights,” Kim called. The air was cool and slightly more stagnant than elsewhere on the ship, and Kaz looked at the rows of weapons neatly lined up on the wall. He’d told Kim which two phasers to look for, and Kim located them quickly.
Kim examined the first one. “This one’s been fired within the last twenty-four hours,” he confirmed. Kaz was disproportionately pleased; it meant Chakotay hadn’t lied about that. Feeling more hopeful and confident, Kaz watched as Kim examined the phaser that Ellis had carried with him on his final mission…