This evening, Beverly and I are having a date by spending some time in the holodeck having a picnic as the twin suns of Sira set, creating a beautiful effect.
As we are Captain and Doctor, we don't usually do this; rather discreetly, I have told Riker that Dr Crusher and I are studying various route options for the Enterprise to travel in the Osarka System.
"If you say so." Riker had said in a sly voice, followed by a wink.
Anyway, Beverly and I are sitting on a grass hilltop within the holodeck eating our sandwiches; the twin suns are lowering.
"Oh, Jean-Luc" says Beverly, "This is so romantic; we should have done this before."
The holodeck door opens and Data walks in.
"I am very sorry, Captain" he declares, "But I understood that you and the Doctor were studying routes for the Enterprise to go; I wanted to see if you needed my help."
"We've already done that, Data." I tell him, "Dr Crusher and I are just err...relaxing before we go back."
"I see; I could stay with you if you wish, Captain."
"That won't be necessary, Data! " I snap, "You can go back to the Bridge."
Data leaves, and Beverly starts chatting.
"Sira is such a beautiful place, Jean-Luc. Maybe we'd like to see it for real somet.."
Geordi walks in.
"Hi Captain," he states eagerly, "I heard that there were some routes that you were planning; maybe I could help by calculating the engine's optimum performance."
"I don't think we need your input Mr La Forge" I irritatingly say, "The Doctor and I have it all worked out between us."
Geordi takes a look at Beverly and I.
"Err, yes, I see what you mean." he stammers, and hurriedly leaves.
The twin suns start to sink even further; Beverly and I eat our sandwiches, and afterwards put my arm round her shoulder.
"Beverly," I tell her, "I really want to say..."
Deanna walks in.
"Captain, can I have a word with Bev?" she inquires, "I want to see if she's free for the next girlie night out."
Beverly sighs and gets up to talk with Deanna; they whisper in each other's ear. Deanna looks at me, has a fit of giggles amd leaves.
"All sorted out?" I ask Beverly.
"Err, yes" she replies.
We sit down again; the twin suns have almost set. We move close together, and we start to kiss.
"Captain!" he barks out, "There is a security disturbance; one of the prisoners we have been escorting has escaped."
"Can't Commander Riker handle it?" I say.
"He has ensured teams are seaching for him, but wanted you and Doctor Crusher to be aware of the situation."
"Thank you, Mr Worf!" I say with a resigned voice before he leaves.
"I'm sorry, Beverly" I say to her, "But it seems our date was doomed from the start."
"Don't worry, Jean-Luc." she replies, "We'll have our date another time."
"It's maddened me though." I angrily declare, "If someone else comes through that door, they will regret it!"
The door opens.
I turn round and without seeing I run and grab the person, knocking him unconsious.
"Why can't you leave us alone!!" I yell out.
When I look, I see I've got my hands round the neck of the escaped prisoner.
Worf and the security team quickly follow.
"Well done, Captain!" he says, "You managed to capture him; it would have required great strength to to that."
As they take him away, Beverly kisses me.
"Very good, Jean-Luc" she whispers, "Our date turned out well, after all."