Thursday, May 08, 2008

The Abduction Of Data (Part Three)



Guest Poster: Jennifer Baxter

Having stopped off at 'Weapons-R-Us' to get enough firepower to defeat a small (no, make that a LARGE) army, I'm now back on the Orion shuttlecraft on the trial of the ship that abducted my boyfriend Data. The Enterprise itself has been forced to go to Staros to sign a Treaty as the Starovians insist on them being there.

Captain Picard has sent me on this unofficial mission, in the hope of tracking down the person or people who have Data.

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It's been no fun in the shuttlecraft. Without anyone there, I'm forced to play idiotic games with the computer in which it will always beat me. I can only win against them if I ask it to. Where's the fun in that. I've got to admit, I think the way it plays Scrabble sounds definately fixed it with managing to get all the Q's, X's, Z's and J's in triple word position.

There is definate smugness in the way the computer says.

Computer victory. Do you wish to play again?

My reply is usually one that forces the computer to say it does not understand.

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At last, the trail leads to a small, unknown planet. The sensors show the ship has landed next to some caves.

I land the shuttlecraft next to it and start Data-hunting. I get ready and survey the entrance. Very inviting. I know the answer lies in there.



Armed to the hilt, I enter the dark, dank cave. I hardly expect it to be covered with lights and a big sign saying "Hello, Jenny!"

I am working on the simple premise: if it moves, blow it to smithereens. I got this philosophy from reading the autobiography of James T Kirk, entitled 'The Way I Deal With Aliens And Women."



An eerie sound appears all around...

"JENNY...JENNY....JENNY..." It is Data's voice!

I notice that they are coming from speakers. My sonic disruptor phasers soon make short work of them. A pity really. They would have looked good in my quarters playing the music on my holo-CD.

Further on, there are more noises. It's like being on a ghost train here, as some of the sounds seem so realistic. Someone has installed the fake screams and shouts to scare anyone off. I won't be going on the Starfleet Amusement Park one again, as this is sending a shiver up my spine.

Still, I've got to put those fears aside, and live up to my heroine, Tasha Yar. It's hearing what she said about Data that attracted him to me.



In the distance, there is a light. It's a room. Surely the location of where everything is. Someone had better watch out.

The room is a science lab. I see a large box and look inside with horror.

Data has been taken apart and packed carefully away. Just his right arm is hanging on the wall, and Data's head is on the bench.

I then hear a familiar voice behind me.

"Hello Miss Baxter."

To be continued...

Author's Note:

This story will continue next week after the weekend TWQ

20 comments:

The Curmudgeon said...

Who can it be? And will Jennifer blast him before we can find out?

Ghost of SHI said...

NOOO not a cliff hanger

Hotstuff said...

I cant wait to see who it is

Galen said...

I do like those leather outfits

Justice said...

Jen shoot first ask questions later

Linda said...

Oh for pity's sake! I go away for a week and Data goes and gets abducted! And then come to find out it's a cliffhanger?? NOOOO!!!!

Titania Starlight said...

I would love ti receive one of those leather outfits for Mother's Day. :O)~

I do hope Data comes out of this mess. I would hate to be taken apart and thrown into a box. What a sight that must be.

Lahdeedah said...

For goodness sake --- weekend TWQ? it's THURSDAY!

You can't leave Data hanging that long!

ps.

i'm beginning to talk myself into thinking I could pull off that leather....

Michael Manning said...

Jenny: I said your name softly so as not to disturb you at such a terrible moment. I have some Bailey's Irish Cream and by sheer coincidence, two shot glasses in my spacecraft (parked ever so thoughtfully behind your own). As Shakespeare says in MacBeth: "What's done is done". I have references and will help you recover. To the ships! ;)

Bruce Cain said...

I love wepons r us it's o convientnt all the wepons I need in one place.

The Mistress of the Dark said...

Poor poor Data!

craziequeen said...

This was very exciting and now I see Michael's comment it all comes clear :-)
Bailey's and glasses in his handily parked craft? Sounds like a seduction to me - not surprising given how Jennifer fills out a leather catsuit!

Michele sent me, Jean-Luc :-)

cq

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Lahdeedah, it must be a pun saying to leave Data 'hanging' around.

Titania, that leather outfit isn't exactly a Mother's Day outfit!


Michael, try not to fall for Jennifer. You know her heart is with Data...even though he is in a box!

Linda, sorry about the cliffhanger...more next week.

We may be off to the Enterprise before we find out the identity of the culprit.

rashbre said...

I can see a lot of rusty zeros behind you in that last picture but not many ones. Maybe Data is leaving some clues?

Mr. Althouse said...

It has been some time since I have ventured over here and I must say that the guest poster you have chosen exemplifies you excellent taste.

Michele sent me,

Mike

Nikki-ann said...

Very interesting!

Jean-Luc... you may find this of interest - http://www.flickr.com/photos/nikki-ann/2466889311/

Have a good weekend!

Becca the Magnificant said...

Hello Captain, may I say it's like wonderful to see you again too.

Nepharia said...

Poor Data. Does she know how to put him back together?

eastcoastlife said...

Jennifer Baxter threw me off my seat! She's gorgeous!

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Nikki-Ann...that is a good pic.