I'm facing an Enquiry again.
It's amazing how often this happens; I seem to leave the Disciplinary Room via a Revolving Door.
As ever, it's Admiral Karchov, 'the screwdriver of Starfleet' who is asking the questions.
That meeting with the Zetek has caused all this.
"Now then, Picard", Karchov asks.
What happened to 'Captain?'
"We want to know know what happened when you and your Officers went to receive the Zetek. Eighteen months had gone into the planning to bring them into the Federation, yet you destroy all that in a few moments. We thought even you wouldn't make a mistake here."
Was there an insult somewhere there?
"Admiral" I say, "This wasn't my fault, but that of the being known as Q."
"So you say, but why is it this Q person always seems to show up on the Enterprise and nowhere else?"
"Errr...I can't really say; he seems to find our crew rather....amusing for some reason."
"I would think you encourage this sort of behaviour from him; instead of being firm, you play along. Let me tell you, your position as Captain is looking very precarious, and I'm recommending you get demoted to...."
Suddenly I notice that Karchov has changed into a frog.
"What happened to me?" Karchov shouts.
Q appears in the corner.
"Greetings, mon Capitano!"
"What are you doing, Q?"
"Well, we can't have you demoted, can we Jean-Luc? Where would I be without you to visit?"
He turns to Karchov.
"Remember, Admiral, I can do that anytime in the day, have you turned into a frog or demote you to an Ensign. What happened was my doing, and not Jean-Luc's."
"Errr...yes, I understand" Karchov whines, "Sorry about that, Q. My apologies, Captain Picard."
"Goodbye, mon Capitano...I'll see you soon."
For the first time, I don't need a stress pill after a Disciplinary.