Tuesday, April 18, 2006
Undercover (Part Two)
The cloaked figure comes out of the shadows to greet Jean-Luc and myself, who are working undercover as members of the Evil Force.
He looks like the Grim Reaper.
Well he is scaring me after all; I'm not cut out for this sort of thing, nor is Jean-Luc. I like to give people hyposprays and he prefers to sit back in his Captain's chair and say "Make it so" every few minutes.
"Greetings, Jola and Valerine" he says, "And welcome to Earth"
He removes his hood to show a large hairy man with a scar down the right side of his face. I wish he'd put his hood back on; he looks even scarier than before.
"My name is Santos, and I am the Number Two operative within the Evil Force." he tells us, "We are honoured to have the foremost criminals of Riva as part of our set-up here"
He then goes into a mad laugh, as if he is a scientist about to build a monster. Jean-Luc tries to do an evil laugh as well, but is not very good at it. I nudge him in the ribs.
"What evil will we be unleashing on the poor, unsuspecting Earthlings?" asks Jean-Luc.
"You'll find out when we meet operative Number One of the Evil Force" Santos says with a cackle. "Starfleet won't know what's hit em!"
Jean-Luc and I exchange glances.
"Jola and I would like some time to ourselves" I tell him, "It's been a long journey from Riva"
"Oh yeah" he says, with a sly wink, "I know what you mean. I'm not surprised he wants some time with you! Hur! Hur!"
He has a dirty laugh, and lets us stay in our room for a little while before operative Number One meets us.
"Beverly" whispers Jean-Luc, "This is no time to start getting amourous!"
"Jean-Luc!" I tell him, "We need to discuss what we are going to do with the information we've discovered. Starfleet will be attacked in some way!"
"That's true" he says to me, "We need to find out who the Head of the Evil Force is and get all the information to Starfleet"
"Yes," I say, "Even if it means we lose our lives in doing it"
Jean-Luc turns pale.
"That won't be necessary, I hope" he tells me.
We get a knock on the door. Santos peers his head round.
"Come on, you lovebirds! The head of the Evil Force is keen to meet you." he cackles.
We are led to the main chamber where a lot of cloaked figures are huddled together. One is sitting on a large chair. He sees us and suddenly stands up.
"Greetings Captin Picard and Doctor Crusher" says the cloaked figure. I am the Head of the Evil Force."
He throws back his hood.
It is Admiral Jensen, Head of Special Operations for Starfleet. The man who sent us on this mission.
"Yes" he says with a voice that has suddenly turned evil, as they always tend to, "I have been working for Starfleet, but have really been undercover for the Evil Force"
Everybody in the room then practices their Evil Laugh on us.
Things, I feel, have gone from bad to worse.