*Captain's Log, Stardate 45233.1. Our terraforming mission to Doraf I has been suddenly canceled and the Enterprise recalled to Starbase 234. Fleet Admiral Brackett would not discuss the matter on subspace for reasons she said would soon be clear.
*Captain's Log, Stardate 45236.4. As I study the intelligence reports on Ambassador Spock's disappearance, I cannot help but feel a deeper, more personal concern about this mission, for I know this man through his father. It was barely a year ago that I shared a mind meld with the Vulcan Sarek...now we must meet again as I attempt to find an explanation for his son's actions.
*Captain's Log, Stardate 45240.1. To cross the Neutral Zone, I will require a cloaked ship. To that end, I have set a course for the Klingon homeworld. After all we did for Gowron during the recent war, I am certain he will be happy to return a favour.
*First Officer's Log, Stardate 45240.6. The Enterprise is nearing Qualor II, home of a Federation surplus depot operated by the Zakdorn. We hope to find out how the salvaged deflector array ended up in the hands of the Ferengi.
Sarek: I never knew what Spock was doing. When he was a boy, he would disappear for days into the mountains. I asked him where he had gone, what he had done...he refused to answer. I insisted he tell me...but he would not. I forbade him to go...he ignored me. I punished him...he endured it silently. And always, he returned to the mountains. One might as well tell the river not to flow...Secretly...I admired him...that proud core of him that would not yield...