Sunday, September 16, 2007
Picard The Criminal (Part Four)
Guest Poster: Beverly Crusher
This is a dangerous mission.
I've infiltrated the criminal gang that Jean-Luc has set up. Due to Professor Kalam accidentally turning him evil with the Mind Altering Device that he had.
Jean-Luc has carried out a series of robberies with the gang. We at the Enterprise thought the only way we could stop him was to get into the gang and alert the crew so that they can catch him. That way, Jean-Luc won't get arrested and killed by angry authorities.
I managed to track their shuttlecraft to a lonely planet. I have now been bought in by one of the gang members.
Some of the gang look a little weird. They all have their 1920's gangster outfits on and talk as such, because Jean-Luc does. With them is a young woman with a mini skirt, fishnet stockings and a squeaky voice.
I take an instant dislike to her. Thank goodness I have my moll outfit and fishnets on as well. I must admit I like wearing them.
"Why are you here, Beverly?" asks Jean-Luc, "Are you on the lam?"
Fortunately, Data has instructed me on the use of 1920's gangster-speak.
"Err...yeah, Johnny." I reply, "Things were getting kinda dull on the Enterprise. I missed you so much. I wanna be part of your outfit, and your moll."
"HEY!" shouts the woman, "I'm Johnny's moll! Quit muscling in on my man, honey."
That girl is clearly living on borrowed time! I grit my teeth.
"Can it, Toots!" shouts Jean-Luc, and he turns to me.
"Bev, honey," he says, "You're my moll from now on. You've got the figure and the outfit to wow those guards for the job we're going to do."
I'll have to find more about that. He turns to Toots.
"You're through, Toots." he tells her, "You were never my type of gal. You can go with Lefty, if you like."
Toots looks enraged.
"Johnny!" she exclaims, "I ain't someone's hand-me-down. I choose the kind of men I like. I left a perfectly good job as a strip- I mean an exotic dancer before I joined your mob."
"That's too bad." Johnny...I mean Jean-Luc says dismissively.
"You ain't heard the last of this!" says Toots to me as she storms out of the room.
"Gee boss." comments one of the members, "Toots looks in a mean mood."
"Never mind that." replies Jean-Luc."Let's do the planning for the big job."
I have found out that the Disana Jewels are going to be stolen from the exhibition on Vasra VI. It will be a perfect opportunity for the crew to get Jean-Luc and re-adjust his mind again.
I go outside and get my communicator. I tell Will all the information and the date of the raid. He says they will be ready.
I switch off and turn round. Toots is there.
"Just as I figured!" she exclaims, "You're nothing but a no-good squealer. Wait till I tell Johnny about this!"
I grab Toots quickly, and stop her. She grabs at my hair , but a swift kick with my stiletto stops her. Toots goes down on the floor, but soon rises. I hit her in the stomach and grab her hair.
Those boots she has look dangerous; I don't want to be on the receiving end of them. We both scream and shout. The gang can't hear us, as they are watching a series of old black and white gangster movies on the monitor.
Toots lunges at me, but I quickly step aside, and trip her up so that she falls forward and lands on the floor. I press her down, tie her wrists and drug her with a hypospray.
I alert Will Riker, and move her to a quiet part of the planetoid. The Enterprise will pick her up when the gang leave shortly.
The gang set off to go for the big job.
"Where's Toots?" asks Jean-Luc.
"She's decided to quit and go back to her old position as a dancer." I reply.
He accepts this, and we all get in the shuttlecraft.
Now for the big job!
To be continued....