Sunday, July 20, 2008

Wedding Plans For Wesley & Karena (Part One)

"Jean-Luc." Bev asks me desperately, "I need you to come with me to Wondawowman."

"Beverly." I reply, "I was just about to go on that archealogical dig on Darius VI. It sounds a fun expedition."

"Nonsense." Bev answers, "Those old fossils have been there millions of years, they can stay there a little longer. This is important. Queen Diana wants to talk to me about Wesley and her daughter Karena's wedding."

"That's just it." I say, "She's the leader of a group of amazons. The last thing she wants is a man around."



"You're right, Jean-Luc." She concedes, "But I need the moral support, and this meeting is between the mothers of the wedding couple, and I don't want Diana to railroad me into getting the wedding plans all her own way."

"Shouldn't Wes and Karena have some say in all this?"

"That won't happen as Diana is the Queen." she answers, "Karena has let her mother do all the planning, so I in turn have got to help Wes out."

I sigh.

"Very well, Bev." I say. She kisses me in gratitude.

I wonder how many men have men persuaded into doing something they didn't want to this way?

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Several hours later, our shuttle has reached the planet Wondawowman. I have instructed Riker to make sure there are no wild parties, Ensign Britney behaves herself and that Seven of Nine does not threaten to assimilate any visiting dignitaries.

When we land, the two of us are greeted by Queen Diana.



"Welcome to Wondawowman, Beverly Crusher." she says warmly, "It is so necessary for us mothers to get together so that the plans can be drawn ....what is HE doing here?"

Diana glances in my direction.

"I've bought Captain Picard so he can help me with the planning." Bev announces, "I hope you don't mind?"

"But he's a MAN." Diana says with distaste, "What possible use will HE be?"

"He gives me good advice." Beverly says firmly, "However the ultimate decisions will rest with you and I, Queen Diana."

"Very well." she says grudgingly, as if agreeing to a painful operation, "He can stay, as long as he doesn't interfere too much."

It's good to feel wanted, isn't it?

To be continued...

14 comments:

PI said...

That's very gallant of you Jean-luc. I'm sure you will get a just reward.
And Michelle thinks you deserve one also:)

swirly girl said...

Poor J-L...Bet you're wishing you'd gone to dig up those fossils now, aren't you?

Merlyn Gabriel said...

It's been my experience that most men generally prefer to stay as far away from planning a wedding as possible. It's also been my experience that this is generally a good thing.

Vegeta said...

That queen looks somewhat FAMILAR...

The Mistress of the Dark said...

Poor captain! I think I'd rather be on the dig too.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

I didn't want to feel like one of the fossils at the dig!

The Curmudgeon said...

I think when it comes to wedding planning, at least, I would not be at all eager to assert my masculine rights. No. Let Queen Diana have her way -- because unless weddings have changed very much since the turn of the 21st century on Earth, she will have it anyway.

Ciera said...

I'm glad I'm not one of Diana's daughters - I'd hate not getting to plan my own wedding.

Jon the Intergalactic Gladiator said...

I can't believe this whole planet of women have such a low regard for men. Who opens the jars of peanut butter and squishes the earwigs on Wondawoman?

Michael Manning said...

Karena is engaged. Well, it's about time I face it! :)

Kon-El said...

Probably hould just let her have her way...

Batman said...

I thibnk I'd rather fight the Joker... than plan a wedding.

Amanda said...

Nothing like a trip to Wonderwowman to humble a man ;)

Jean-Luc Picard said...

It sounds like men feel pretty small after encountering those amazons.