Thursday, January 03, 2008
Alexander's Little Talk (Part Two)
Guest Poster: Worf
Right now, I would rather be facing a fleet of Borg Cubes than the task I am about to do.
Jadzia and I are taking Alexander down to Counselor Troi's office, where she can help me talk to him about the Facts of Life. Klingons are not used to doing things in this manner, but as Alexander is on a Federation ship, this is the best way. It follows an incident where his teacher, Miss Forrester reported that Alexander tried to kiss a girl who did not like him.
"Where are we going, father?" asks Alexander, as the three of us approach the doorway of Deanna Troi's office.
"We are all going to talk about a rather delicate subject." I reply.
"What is it?" he asks, "Are you and Jadzia splitting up so you can get back together with Deanna?"
"NO!" answers Jadzia sharply, "We are not splitting up. We are just seeking the Counselor's help with some issues."
"Oh." he says, "The two of you are having relationship issues and you want Deanna to help sort it out."
"NO!" exclaims an even more irritated Jadzia, "You're the issue!"
We enter the office and Deanna greets us, and we are all invited to sit down.
"Are you going to kiss Deanna, father" asks Alexander.
"No, I am not." I inform him, "We all wish to discuss the kissing that went on in the schoolroom. It was unacceptable."
"Why don't you let me handle this, Worf?" Deanna calmly informs me, then turns to my son.
"Now, Alexander, I want to have a talk with you about the facts of life, and how men and women make babies."
"Sure, Deanna." he replies, "What is it you want to know?"
Jadzia collapses in a fit of giggles, Deanna looks red-faced, and I am disgusted.
"It is us who should be informing YOU." I tell him, "Where do you pick things up."
"Well, I have been with you and Deanna, then you and Jadzia." he tells me calmly, although this produces a guilty look in all of us, "It gave me a pretty good idea. Besides that, the children in the claasroom are very worldy-wise"
We all sigh, then Deanna talks about the incident in the classroom when Emily refused to kiss Alexander, and he refused a kiss off Sharon.
"Emily is the attractive one." comments Alexander, "All the boys in class like her. I think she was just playing hard to get. As for Sharon, she will kiss anyone. I wouldn't like you to think I was someone who accepts a kiss off that sort of woman, father. I do have moral standings."
"But Emily and Sharon are only eleven years old." Deanna tells him.
"Yes." comments Alexander, "But you never know where these things leads to."
"I think Alexander has said enough, Worf." Deanna tells us, "He is quite a bright little boy with good standards. I don't think you have anything to worry about."
Jadzia and I leave the office with Alexander, and let him go back to the classroom. The two of us continue to talk.
"However did Deanna come to that conclusion." I tell Jadzia, "I'm going to keep an eye on that boy."
"Let him grow up, Worfie." Jadzia tells me, "Although I get the idea he's more grown up than a lot of the adults here."