Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Alexander In Love (Part One)
Guest Poster: Jadzia Dax
As Alexander will be entering a new school year soon here on the Enterprise, Worfie and I are taking him along to see the new Careers Advisory Officer, who has dropped in to talk to all the children of Alexander's age and above about what they want to do.
"I don't want to go!" Alexander says stubbornly, "It's boring!"
"You must go." Worfie tells him firmly, "How else are we supposed to forge an honourable career for you, especially if you don't want to be a Klingon warrior."
"I don't like the sight of blood." Alexander says to himself. Worf snorts in disgust.
"You do change your mind a lot about what you want." I remind him, "A while back you wanted to be a ballet dancer."
"Not now." Alexander replies, "I can get hurt too easily from the steps."
I hear another snort of disgust from Worfie.
The three of us enter the classroom where the Careers Advisory Officer is supposed to be. We see a young girl.
"Hello." I say to her, "Are you waiting for the Careers Advisory Officer as well?"
"I AM the Careers Advisory Officer." she answers with a pleasant smile, "Please call me Tanya."
"You look a little young for such a role." Worfie comments gruffily. Alexander, on the other hand, has changed his expression from boredom to very interested.
"This is my first posting as CAO." explains Tanya, "I hope you'll understand. Starfleet like to have young people in this role as they can interact more with those they have to interview."
"Yes." Alexander answers, "Don't worry, you're doing a great job."
Both Worfie and my mouth drops open at this comment.
"My." comments Tanya, "What a smart and handsome boy you have, Lieutenant Worf. I'm sure he'll do well in any career."
Alexander blushes at this remark.
The four of us then go on to discuss possible careers, but Alexander is only half listening. He has his eyes fixed firmly on Tanya, who gives him the occasional glowing smile.
"So you think you might be a writer, dress designer, theatrical producer?" Tanya says, "Well you'll have to work hard to get the qualifications."
Alexander promises he will study hard, and we chat again about various subjects. Eventually, our time is up.
Tanya bids us goodbye. As we leave, Alexander tells us that he just wants to ask Tanya something. He returns shortly, smiling.
"What did you ask Tanya, Alexander?" I enquire when we get back to our quarters.
"Oh..err..." Alexander starts to say, "Err...I asked Tanya if I could go on a date with her, and she agreed. I'm in love, Jadzia."
Both Worfie and I are too stunned to say anything.
To be continued...