I never like it when the annual Enterprise Bowling Tournament comes round.
Riker's side always beats us easily.
His side has Data in it; with his programming, he always gets a strike, and with that, they have an advantage. Deanna, another member of his side is pretty good as well.. Ro Laren is sharp also.
As for us, well, the talent is much to be desired. Jadzia Dax is hopeless at it. Whenever she delivers a bowl, it either ends up in the side lane or goes leaping off into the adjacent one. Worf isn't a good one to have either. His short temper means he throws the machine far to heavily, which usually means he smashes the skittles or the bowl itself when it hits the wall behind.
Beverly is pretty good, and is our best player. I'm fairly average, but it's not good enough to beat Riker's team, who always come back holding the cup and wearing smirks.
We have substitutes of course; Geordi is on mine and Guinan is on Riker's. No wonder we are useless.
T'Pol and Seven march up to me.
"Locutus." says Seven, "I should play in this bowling tournament. It would be good experience for me as a Borg drone."
"So should I!" demands T'Pol, "In the Terran Empire, I.."
"T'Pol and Seven." I say to them sharply, "Neither of you are capable of playing in a ten-pin bowling tournament. You have both been bought up in environments that have no previous history of this sport."
"You will lose as always, Locutus." Seven tells me, and the two of them march off.
As the tournament arrives, we gather at the holodeck. Jadzia hasn't turned up yet. Beverly comes to me.
"I've just taken Jadzia to the SickBay. She has injured her bowling arm during judo practice with Worf. She should be here in a moment after she treated. Worf is with her"
Riker overhears and steps forward.
"In the rules, a player cannot be treated before a match." he says "You must play your substitute."
"We are two players short." I protest, "As Worf is looking after Jadzia."
"I guess you have a problem, Captain." Riker answers with his familiar smirk, "Do you want to give us the cup now."
"Not so fast, Number One." I tell him, and turn to T'Pol and Seven, "Would you two care to be in my team?"
The two look at each other.
"Very well, Captain Picard." says T'Pol with some smugness.
"These two!" laughs Riker, "We'll win by an even larger margin than ever!"
We step into the holodeck, which displays a typical ten pin bowling area.
"Let's play!" I announce.
To be continued....
Curmudgeon has kindly send me this Award:
Thaks so much for this; it is greatly appreciated!
I've also had the following meme from Novy
The idea is to list one fact that is relevant to your life for each letter of your middle name. Here we go:
P: Precise. Yes I'm a very exact person and like to get everything just right.
A: Amiable. I like to think I am, particularly with those I consider my friends.
U: Understanding. I try to listen to the problems my friend have and understand what they are going through.
L: Loving. I like to think I am to those I care about.
I'm supposed to pass this meme on to thers, but I won't do that.