Sunday, April 20, 2008

Wesley & Karena's New Captain

"You have a private message coming through, Captain." Data informs me, as we travel routinely to who-knows-where.

"I'll take it in my Ready Room, Mr Data." I inform him.

Secretly, I always hope these are going to be private messages that Bev wants to send to me, but they never are. Usually, they are trouble of some sort.

I switch on, and a woman's face appears.

"Greetings, Captain Picard." she says, "I am Captain Erika Hernandez of the USS Rhode Island."

My heart sinks, as I can guess what the subject of our discussion will be about: Wesley Crusher and Karena.

"What can I do for you, Captain?" I ask in innocence.

"As I'm sure you're aware, my ship will have three new Ensigns shortly, two of which you may have some prior knowledge. I was hoping if you can tell me what they are like?"

I'll have to tread carefully, here. I don't want Hernandez to be put off having them, particularly Wesley. If she knew the truth, he might end up on the Enterprise.

"Well." I say, "Ensign Crusher served as an acting Ensign here for some time. In fact he saved the ship on a number of occasions."

"Really?" says Hernandez, looking impressed. I miss out the fact that Wesley is disaster prone and when he saves the ship they are generally from disasters that he started.

"He should be a valuable addition to the crew." she concludes.

I cough at this remark, and Hernandez moves on.

"Now on to Ensign Karena." she says, "I understand that she is the fiancee of Ensign Crusher, and an Amazon....what is she like?"

"Err..." I say hesitantly, "She is very errr...independant."

"You mean she doesn't follow orders?" asks the Captain.

"She comes from a matriacal society." I remind her, "Where women are the dominant species, She isn't used to taking orders from men."

"Well, if I tell her to take orders from men, she'd better." Hendandez comments sharply.

"I'm sure she will, Captain." I reply with a forced smile.

"Do you know anything about this Andorian female named Tarah, Captain Picard?"

"I did see her when the Diplomas were being handed out." I reply, "She seems to like Ensign Crusher."

"Athough he is the fiance of Ensign Karena?" asks a bewildered Herdandez, "What do you suggest I do?"

"Paint the brig a good shade of pink." I tell her drily.

Bev walks in as I am talking; she recognises Hernandez, and get's in front of the videoscreen,

"Captain Hernandez!" she says to her, "Please look after my Wes! He's very delicate. Make sure he gets fed properly, and don't send him on any missions that are too dangerous and don't...."

"Bev!" I say quietly, "I'm sure the Captain will look after Wes. There's no need to panic."

"Thank you, Captain Picard, Doctor Crusher." Hernandez says, "I think I've got a pretty good idea of the Ensigns when they eventually come on my ship."

She definately said that with sarcasm!


Anonymous said...

Wow, that sounds like drama in progress.

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The Mistress of the Dark said...

I feel for the Phoenix Captain.

OH and btw...No the Ood aren't pretty but you do have to feel sorry for them :(

Ellee Seymour said...

Thanks for another gripping instalment Captain, and good luck!

Gordon said...

Captain Hernandez has her work cut out I mean you could offer her a trade Ensign Tarah for Ensign Britney I mean think about it would solve 2 problems instantly and well I mean surely "How did Ensign Tarah end up in that airlock in the first place" or other such "mishaps"...

Linda said...

Oh dear, this could have bad written all over it and you may end up having Wesley and Karena on the Enterprise - which wouldn't be good at all! Let's hope Hernandez can keep them in their places once they come on board her ship!

Nepharia said...

If Wes and Karena are involves, I can only assume that someone will end up in the brig. Do I have front row seats?

Lahdeedah said...


I have no idea what's been going on in the Star Trek world! Silly me. But, um, wow. You are so in for a world of trouble with Hernandez! But at least Hernandez is a woman and Karena will listen, but frankly, there will probably be a mutiny over the whole love-triangle...

Batman said...

I sense trouble on the Rhode Island

Amanda said...

Geez! I definitely DO NOT want to become the type of mom Dr Crusher is!

Anonymous said...

Tell Bev I heart goes out for her.. I know only to well what is like to be a mother

Jean-Luc Picard said...

All of you seem pretty sure that there will be trouble in store on the USS Rhode Island, and that Hernandez will have her work cut out. You're probably right!

The Curmudgeon said...

Oh, we're right alright -- and you'd better try and pull duty as far away from the Rhode Island as possible.

Maybe you should volunteer to enter Delta Quadrant and try and confirm each and every one of Voyager's findings.

Heather said...

this really sounds like drama I have to deal with at work...

TX said...

Capt I wanted to thank you for saving Seven

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Tony Stark Iron Man said...

Poor Poor other Capitan.

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