Thursday, July 17, 2008
Alexander In Love (Part Two)
Guest Poster: Worf
Jadzia and I are still stunned by the news that Alexander has asked his young Career Advisor Tanya out on a date and that she has accepted.
"What are we going to do, Worfie?" asks Jadzia, "Surely we can't let Tanya..."
"Of course not." I tell her, "Though I must admit that on the Klingon homeworld, a warrior can have such interests at an early age."
"We can't allow it here!" Jadzia insists, "Come on! Let's talk to Tanya."
We march back to the office. I'm never exactly fond of these sort of confrontations. I would rather be on Tactics against a fleet of Romulan battle cruisers.
Sitting in her office, is Tanya.
"Hello, Lieutenant Worf, Jadzia." she says.
Jadzia walks up to her and slaps Tanya on the face.
"Cradle snatcher!"" she calls out, "Trying to date a young boy like that."
It's at times like this I wish the ground would open up and swallow me.
"Whatever do you mean?" asks a puzzled Tanya.
"Don't act the innocent with me, Tanya!" Jadzia says threateningly, "Alexander has told me how he asked you for a date, you accepted, and now he says he is in love."
"Oh dear." Tanya replies, "Alexander has misunderstood everything."
"What do you mean?" I ask.
"Well." starts Tanya, "Alexander asked me if he could see me again in Ten Forward later tonight. naturally, I thought he wanted some more help with his career work, so I said yes. He never mentioned that he had romantic feelings for me. Oh dear."
"I feel that Alexander is going to suffer a broken heart, Worfie." Jadzia tells me.
"I agree." I tell her, "It is all part of growing up."
Later, Alexander comes in after talking to Tanya in Ten Forward. His eyes are reddened, but he shows no sign of weakness.
"Are you all right, Alexander?" I ask.
"Yes, father." he answers, "I've decided I'm not really in love with Tanya. She is too old for me. I think I prefer the girls in my class."
He walks off with his head held high. I still hear a slight sniff.