Tuesday, September 09, 2008
Ro Laren's Secret Assignment (Part Two)
Guest Poster: Ro Laren
My boyfriend and I are in a fix!
He is Ambassador Vorak, a Cardassian, and as I'm a Bajoran, we are not supposed to have any sort of relationship, as our races despise each other.
Captain Picard has sent me on an assignment to check what Vorak is doing when he vanishes, as Starfleet suspect he may be a spy. What they don't know is that when he disappears, he is secretly with me on one of our dates!
What a fix! If my Bajorian friends knew, no one will speak to me and they would stop sending me copies of Bajor Today.
"What are we going to do, sweetie?" Vorak asks, as we sit in the discreet restaurant Chez Silente.
"I've no idea." I reply, "Somehow, I've got to give a good reason for you staying out of sight, without exposing me as your girlfriend."
Things then get even worse as the restaurant door opens to show the last two people I wanted to see.
Captain Picard and Beverly Crusher enter. They are dressed in their favourite 1940's outfits. I know the Captain likes to play the PI Dixon Hill in his holodeck program. So, a secret date for the Captain and Doctor Crusher!
I dive under the table rapidly and crawl across the floor to where the tall plants are. The waiters merely raise an eyebrow as they step over me while carrying plates.
The Captain has seen Vorak. He and Beverly walk over to him. I am watching the scene from behind a Salassa plant from the planet Fawna.
"Greetings, Ambassador." Picard says to Vorak, "I was unaware you went to Chez Silente. Are you waiting for someone?"
"Ahh...er..." Vorak hesitantly answers, and looks to the empty chair that I was sitting on.
"Expecting company?" Picard continues, thinking that he is about to meet a spy there.
"Err...yes...." Vorak continues.
"Don't mind if we wait do you." the Captain continues, and then drifts off into some Federation small-talk that would bore people to tears.
Now I've got to make a big choice. Do I come forward and declare that I'm Vorak's date and end both our careers, do I leave Vorak behind....or is there a third alternative?
To be continued...