I've gathered the staff to discuss the final preparations for the Enterprise Christmas Party, which will be starting in a few days.
"Right then, everybody" I start, "We haven't got long to go, what's the latest on the things we have?"
"I went down to Guinan this morning." Deanna tells me, "She appeared very frustrated. Her helpers were getting the vol-au-vonts all ready, and Guinan was saying to herself about bothering to take on these tasks."
"Everything will be all right, won't it, Deanna?" Riker asks.
"Oh, sure." replies Deanna, "But I'd advise everybody to say how good her vol-au-vants taste, otherwise they could be in for an earful."
"All right," I say, "Now what about the music with Vic Fontaine?"
"I went to visit him during his rehearsal the other day." Riker tells us, "I asked him if he needed an extra trombone player in his band. He saw me holding my trombone, but looked a little worried. However, he told me that it was going great, and if one falls ill, he'll let me know."
As his band were all holograms, I don't see that happening. It appears that Vic has been programmed with tact as well.
"How are we with the Guest List?" I ask.
"I am a little concerned, Captain." Worf states, "Though we have the brigs all ready, I fear that some of the Guest who have sent RSVP messages could be a little err...difficult."
"What do you mean, Mr Worf?"
"To know that a Terminatrix will be coming to the party is a worry. Captain."
Seven becomes annoyed at this.
"Sky is my friend and I will vouch for her!" she replies angrily.
"To have a Borg drone recommend a Terminatrix is scant indeed." Worf says, "I do see on the List that there may be a vigilante crime fighter who may help."
Seven marches towards him; this could get difficult.
"Look." I try to say to them, "All guests try to leave their aggressive personalities at the door when they come to our Parties. It's Christmas. Any that fail to adhere to that will be dealt with."
Seven and Worf each grumble to themselves and go to sit down again. Why are parties as complex as a diplomatic summit?
"Well, me and my sistah T'Pol are gonna make this a party to remember!" Ensign Britney announces, and she and T'Pol do a high-five.
Sigh. Just a few more days and it all starts. Has anyone seen my stress pills?
There is still a chance to put your Party entries in!
The Enterprise Christmas Party starts on Monday 3rd December; the entries will change on a daily basis throughout the week. Be there!