Good, Bad -- We're the Ones with the Omnipotence by dspeyer
It did not take long for the distress call to reach the ears of the Q continuum. They were omniscient, after all.
They didn't respond, of course. They weren't good guys
after all. Nor did they directly aid the demons. Despite what some lesser races might claim, they weren't bad guys
either. Mostly, they were bored
. And this promised to be more entertainment than they'd had in millennia.
But they did tweak a few physical constants and give a few universes a little nudge. Purely for entertainment's sake. The Fleetmind would only be able to send a single batch of Puny Deathspheres, lest the battle become one-sided. Likewise, the Straumli Blight would never learn of this (what a boring form of evil that was!). The Simpsons would arrive a little too late to actually effect anything, and in Colorado Springs rather than Cleveland. And as for Enterprise captains...Author's Notes
After some more thought, I decided that the full output of a gate replicator really was too much here. There's still 900M PD units to play with -- other authors should feel free to borrow a few million.
The Fleetmind is still from Schlock Mercenary. The Q continuum is from Star Trek. The Straumli Blight is from Fire upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge. The Simpsons are from The Simpsons. I don't own any of them.