We all assemble in the Ready Room after our Christmas vacation. Each one looks worn out, even Data, as if he needs a recharge in his power cell. Seven of Nine looks like she hasn't been in her alcove to be regenerated in months.
I must admit, I feel dreadful as well.
"Well then, everybody." I say, "We're all back from our Christmas break. How did you all get on?"
This provokes a mass groan and heads collapse on the tables. Worf almost slides under the table.
"How did Alexander like WallyWorld, Mr Worf?"
"Oh, he was sick on all the rides." Jadzia interrupts, "His poor stomach couldn't take it."
"I'm sorry for Alexander." I reply.
"Oh, it wasn't him." Jadzia corrects me, "It was Worf. He just has no stomach to take funpark rides."
That explains Worf's greenish tint.
"How was Lwaxana Troi, Number One?" I ask.
This, predictably gives a glum look from Riker, but Deanna answers for him,
"Oh, we all had a super time." Deanna tells us, "My mother hosted everything very well, and Will did what he was told and didn't misbehave."
This comment appears as if they are talking about a five year old, and explains Eiker's glum reaction.
"How about you, Mr Data?" I ask. "What about you and Jennifer Baxter?"
The two both have a satisfied smile, and Data responds with "Is it all right if I keep that classified?"
Well two people had a Happy Christmas!
I start to ask Ro, but a get a "No comment." I ask Geordi the same abot his time off with Trisha Lewis and get the same reply.
This is like being a reporter on the Galactic Gazette!
"What about you two?" I ask Ensign Britney and T'Pol, "You must have had a fun time that you want to tell us?"
The problematic pair look at each other with a secret smile and then laugh.
"Shall I tell him or you, Brit?" T'Pol asks.
"Go on, sistah." Britney urges her.
"Well, we went to the supernightclub Eternal, as we said before." T'Pol starts, "The music was way too quiet for us, though, it was only 110 decibels. We sneaked behind the amplifiers and doubled the volume. The two of us had a great time dancing together. Not many others were around."
"I'm not surprised." Deanna comments.
"Did you deliver your Report to the Borg Queen, Seven?" I ask her.
"Yes, Locutus." she answers, "However that bottle of Klingon Bloodwine you gave us was diverting. The Queen and I drank it between us and in ten minutes were were singing We Wish You A Merry Christmas."
We all laugh except Seven.
"What about you and Doctor Crusher?" Riker asks, "Did you enjoy the Bideaway Hotel?"
Bev and I both grin to ourselves and say jointly "No comment."