The bridge to the Enterprise was not in bad shape but the same can't be said for the rest of the lower decks that had been burned, had inside damage, or resulted in some people getting hurt. Picard walked off the Turbo Lift right as the ship shook side to side. Perhaps Picard should have heeded Q's warning.
"Status report, Number One." Picard said.
The doors to the Turbo Lift closed.
"Decks five through fifteen have been damaged," Riker said. "They refuse to respond to our hails."
"Mr Worf, send them a urgent request of who they want," Picard said. "In all frequencies."
"Yes sir." Worf said.
"You are thinking what I am thinking?" Riker asked.
"Yes." Picard said.
Q was right, Picard thought.
"Hailing established." Worf said.
"On screen." Picard said.
On the screen appeared a rather ugly being with tusks, green skin that has black circles, his ears are like a wolfs, and he has a bulky build that is really muscular than not. He had strange armor dotted in purple alien markings to everyone's eyes. What makes it 'alien' is how new it is. This unknown being should be called a Calecto for now because that's what he is.
"Hello,this is Captain Picard of the USS Enterprise," Picard introduced himself. "And we come in peace. Why do you attack?"
The Calecto grunted.
"We want him." The Calecto said.
"Want who?" Picard asked. "I am not in the business for games."
"You wanted to negotiate." The Calecto said.
"Why yes." Picard said.
"And I assumed you knew who we're here for." The Calecto said.
"That is a reasonable deduction," Picard said. "But we would like to hear it from you."
The Calecto grunted.
"We are here for Q," The Calecto said. "He has committed crimes against my people. Many awful crimes. We have gotten word that he is weak and his powers are gone. If you want your men spared you will hand him over to us."
Picard cleared his throat.
"He does not remember." Picard said. "He has lost his memory."
"Him?" The Calecto said, raising a brow. "Losing his memory? You are a lousy jokester. We will give you four hours before we attack again this time until you lower your shields and let us BEAM HIM ABOARD!"
"We have civilians aboard this vessel." Picard said.
"You should have thought about them before letting him aboard your ship." The Colecto said. "We will be waiting for your comply."
The screen turned back into space view.