As we sit out here, on the edge of nowhere, everyone was starting to relax and enjoy the down time. Then the Admiral has us all gather on the flight bay for a full-crew briefing. The scuttlebut was that we were going to head for home and not wait for the remaining two weeks to pass (and "catch up" with ourselves).
The Admiral took the podium and started to talk about the complications that occur with time travel. Apparently every flag officer (Vice Admiral and above) goes through special training about the theory of time travel and parallel universes. The admiral gave everyone a summary of the issues and even showed us pictures.
"Ladies, gentlemen and fellow sentients, I cannot give you details, because they are classified, but the Federation Military does have confirmed data about what can happen if the time line is fragmented."
"What you see here is a child of any standard Federation planet.
"Some time back, a research group discovered a method to move around in time and collected evidence of the results of their visits. After one visit, the same baby ended up looking like this:
"The visit was minor, but the change was dramatic. After a second visit, this was the result:
"As you can see...
"Each visit seemed random with the changes...
"Finally things got out of control, and leaders realized that not only was this a dangerous thing...
"but also these lab boys were having way too much fun at the expense of a small child.
"The whole project was disbanded and all those involved were given the choice to be sworn to secrecy or sold into servitude to the hutts. As such, I am ordering all of you to be patient. If we make any contact with anyone or anything in our present situation, the consequences could be dramatic and tragic."
Every one just stood there dumbfounded. I think the Admirals' talk had the desired effect.