The senior staff are having a meeting in my Ready Room, as the ship is not being invaded, or haven't entered an anomoly which we seem to find with unaccountable ease.
The subject for discussion: Halloween.
"Now then, everybody." I start, "As we are now into October, the end of the month is Halloween, and we want to make sure everybody has a good time. Any suggestions."
"What is Halloween?" asks Seven.
"Err, well, Seven" I reply, "We all dress up in scary outfits look ghoulish and try and frighten each other."
Seven looks very confused.
"That is very irrelevent" she says, "What does this achieve? Does it make the Enterprise run faster?"
"No" I tell her, "It's these sort of things that keep up morale on the ship."
"If morale goes down on a Cube, the drones are disconnected." she says seriously, although there is a slight giggle in the room from the others.
"We know one person who won't need to wear a scary costume." whispers Riker to Deanna. They laugh to each other.
"I do not feel scared on Halloween" says Data, "It is a human emotion that I do not possess."
"What do you see when you watch those scary movies Data?" asks Geordi.
"I see a lot of actors" he replies, "When that new movie came out last week, 'Saw CXXXVIII', I did jump a little though, as I assumed Jigsaw was dead."
"I think we are straying from the main point of the meeting." I tell them, "We need to sort out how we are going to celebrate Halloween."
"We can always adapt a holodeck to something creepy, like we did last year, when we created a castle" says Beverly.
"Why should a castle be considered fearful?" inquires Seven.
"Dracula, Frankenstein" answers Riker, "Haunted castles, howling wolves, vampires. Do you see, now, Seven?"
"All I see is why humans and others in the Federation are so weak" she replies, "They scare of simple creatures; it is little wonder that the Borg are supreme!"
"Seven" Deanna tells her, "People enjoy being scared; they like to see movies that have them terrified."
"You'll be a lot more terrified when I put you in the Assimilation Chamber, Betazoid!" comments Seven.
Oh dear; that subject always raises tempers. The staff start shouting at Seven, and she tells the that The Borg Queen will get them all.
"CALM DOWN!" I shout hoarsley. Everyone turns round and looks at me in surprise, including Seven.
"As you command, Locutus." says Seven quietly, then sits down, as they all do.
"Now then." I continue, "Let's all carry on. I think we just need to come in an outfit that suits the evening, together with food and drink."
"I agree" says Beverly, "We ought to keep the details of what we wear to ourselves."
"Yes, and the Captain can decide what setting the holodeck can be."
They all agree; even Seven.
"What will you tell The Borg Queen about Halloween, Seven?" I ask her as we all leave the Ready Room.
"That I have discovered another weakness in the human psyche." she replies arrogantly, before clanking off down the corridor.